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London will test smart crossing system to keep pedestrians safe

Sure, pedestrian detection tech for cars is already in the works, but the city of London wants to keep people even safer by equipping its crossings with a bunch of sensors and devices. London Mayor Boris Johnson just announced that the city will try out a smart crossing system, which he claims has …

The Aria Lets You Control Your Smart Watch Without Touching It

After nearly a month of time with the Apple Watch, there’s been a few moments that drew attention to the downside to having a computer strapped to one’s wrist. Brushing one’s teeth, eating, and even holding your significant other’s hand on a walk all preclude accessing your wrist with your other …

Smartwatches

Berg Insight: 8.3M wearable devices were sold in 2012

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>In 2012, consumers worldwide bought 8.3 million fitness trackers, smart watches and other connected wearables, according to a …

MIT Develops Self-Assembling Cubes

Gecko Is One Small Step For The Internet Of Things, One Huge Leap For Your Smartphone

The Internet of Things — like true mobile wallets or Internet-connected coffee makers — is on the horizon. It awaits us, a world where all of our devices are connected and communicate with each other in some sort of futuristic circle of life.<p>But as with any major shift in technology, we’re …

The Fridge Has Eyes: Cara Gives Anything With A Camera Powers To See Faces, Age, Gender, More

IMRSV developed software for smart advertising billboards. But now it’s bringing sight to the Internet of Things. It could even make a toy smile back.<p>When Jason Sosa started work on a webcam technology that detects, in real time, the age, gender, attention time, and glances of the people looking at …

Living Rooms

Electronic tattoo tracks the heat running through your veins

Wearable sensors can tell more and more about what happens inside us<p>Thermometers don't seem like they need reinventing. Just stick one beneath your tongue, wait a minute, and everything you need to know is right in front of you. But there's a lot more that temperature can tell us if we're paying …

Microsoft updates Kinect for Windows SDK for better 3D scanning, green screen

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The Microsoft (s msft) Kinect started out as a gaming peripheral, but has grown into a low-cost way to help hackers, developers …