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Apple hardware, smart clothing could guide the blind and deaf

Apple is developing technology that would combine a cylindrical device and possibly smart clothing to provide blind and deaf people tactile or auditory signals to navigate their environments.<p>According to a patent application filed by Apple today, the device would map the environment with sensor …

Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. After a rough first impression, an apology from the CEO, several years of patching holes with data partnerships and some glimmers of light with long-awaited transit directions and improvements in business, parking and place …

Lighthouse is taking on Amazon and Nest with its new AI-powered security camera

This AI startup’s first consumer product is a $299 security camera that goes on sale today<p>Lighthouse AI, an artificial intelligence startup founded by self-driving car and computer-vision experts, today announced the general availability of its debut consumer product: the Lighthouse security …

The WyzeCam gets a smarter sequel that still costs only $20

That the $20 WyzeCam worked as well as it did is still kind of a surprise. It's no wonder then that the Amazon alums who created it have been working on a sequel: the WyzeCam v2. It'll still cost $20 when it starts shipping at the end of February, but don't let yourself be fooled by its …

Gear & Gadgets

Skydio launches R1 – an autonomous flying drone that takes obstacle avoidance to new heights

<i>From Drone DJ:</i><p>The Skydio R1 drone has been years in the making but it is here now! Our sister site, Electrek, first wrote about it when one of the senior engineers left Tesla to join the then start-up drone company.<p>What makes the R1 drone unlike any other drone you’ve seen, is its advanced obstacle …

Deals: Rearview Eye Level In-Car Smartphone Mount

If you use your phone for navigation while driving, or tend to take a lot of phone calls and messages (using Siri, of course), then you know that positioning your phone securely where you can see it clearly, but it also won’t get in the way, is essential. If you don’t do this, then any potential …

Tesla will sell solar panels and Powerwalls at Home Depot

Just how much is the average consumer interested in solar power? Tesla is about to find out, as it is bringing photovoltaic panels and Powerwall batteries to US retail giant Home Depot, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports. Elon Musk's company will install Tesla-branded selling spaces at 800 locations, with its own …

How to buy the DJI Mavic Air for its lowest exclusive discount sale price ($774 or less)

<i>From DroneDJ:</i><p>DJI’s Mavic Air was announced last week to a flurry of great reviews. We’re currently putting together our review but spoiler: We can say that this is the drone to get in the ~$800 price range.<p>A short recap on specs:<p>Capture 4K Video and 12MP Photos<p>3-Axis Gimbal-Stabilized Camera<p>GPS- & …

Apple addresses why people are saying their iPhones with older batteries are running “slower”

Because of a Reddit post and the loose interpretation of subsequent benchmark tests posted by Primate Labs’ John Poole, the “Apple throttles old iPhones” meme has reared its ugly head again.<p>The gist, as it always is, is that Apple is being super petty and trying to force customers to upgrade their …

Obamacare insurance options dwindle for neediest U.S. patients

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Josh Brookhart has four health insurers to choose from in Seattle's King County for 2018, more than many Americans like him who buy coverage on the Obamacare individual market.<p>Yet none of the plans cover all the complex medical care needed for his seven-year-old son, …

Heart transplants likely to be obsolete within 10 years, says heart surgeon

Heart transplants are likely to become obsolete within 10 years, because they help so few people, a leading heart surgeon has said.<p>On the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant, carried out by South African cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard, Professor Stephen Westaby said it was time …

Cochlear implant Apple helped develop launches

An iPhone-compatible in-ear implant for people with hearing loss, which Tim Cook hailed as an “accessibility breakthrough,” has been released in Australia, and will launch elsewhere around the world in coming months.<p>The device is a collaboration between Apple and Cochlear, and is called the Nucleus …

Take awesome VR tours with Apple Map's Flyover feature

Google Maps has long had a spot on my iPhone's and iPad's home screen. Apple Maps has not. With iOS 11, however, I have moved Apple Maps up, not to my primary home screen, but to my second home screen. The reason? The new VR goodies added to the Flyover feature.<p>The Flyover feature isn't new to iOS …

Pittsburgh’s Mayor Calls For ‘An American Marshall Plan’ For Clean Energy

This could be the key for Democrats to win back the working-class voters who elected President Donald Trump.<p>PITTSBURGH ― The “Saturday Night Live” skit nailed it for Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.<p>Last October, the NBC show aired a sketch starring Tom Hanks as the lone white contestant on “Black …

Smart glasses stage new experiences for deaf theater fans

Trying to get tickets for a sell-out production at London's National Theatre is difficult enough at the best of times, but if you're hard of hearing, it's trickier still.<p>Not only must you book tickets for one of a small handful of "captioned" shows, but you must also try to secure the seats in the …

The Theatre

The 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

The restaurant reservations website's users helped compile this list of eateries with the best views.<p>Today, OpenTable released their list of the most …

Salt Lake City

Synthetic muscle breakthrough could lead to 'lifelike' robots

A breakthrough in soft robotics means scientists are now one step closer to creating lifelike machines. Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a 3D printed synthetic tissue that can act as active muscle. The material, which can push, pull, bend, and twist (thanks to its use of silicone …

Robotics

Hyperloop One: Passenger pod tested successfully

Hyperloop One has carried out its latest test of a futuristic high-speed transport system in the Nevada desert.<p>The creators hope to carry passengers at speeds of up to 650mph in pods propelled through very low air-pressured tubes.

Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles starting April

(Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) will start taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a Tweet on Friday.<p>A Tesla logo is seen at its planned store in Hanam, South Korea, December 22, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji<p>The solar-powered roof shingles were unveiled …

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

Spinach

DJI’s new propeller guard will help protect your drone from destructive falls

DJI launched new accessories for the Mavic Pro today, one of which is a propeller guard. These aren’t the most exciting releases but they’re, as we would say at ol’ <i>Circuit Breaker,</i> “practical gadgets.” In addition to the propeller guard, which goes around the propellers, DJI is launching a …

Amazon Echo spot ‘primes’ Super Bowl audience for drone delivery in the US

Although Amazon ran a Super Bowl ad for Echo, its delivery drones stole the show.<p>The e-commerce titan’s Super Bowl spot featured a woman and a man sitting on a couch with a bowl of Doritos between them. The man is seen licking the Doritos’ orange cheese residue from his fingertips and returning …

This squishy robot squeezes pig hearts to keep them pumping

It’s still early, but one day it might help humans with heart failure<p>With a squishy embrace, a new soft robot can keep a weak and failing heart pumping. So far, it’s only been tested in pigs. But if it works in humans, it could one day keep people with heart failure alive.<p>Researchers at Harvard …

Medical Research

U.S. regulators say driver in fatal Tesla crash had 7 seconds to react

U.S. auto safety regulators said on Thursday they found no evidence of defects in a Tesla Motors car involved in the death of a man whose Model S collided with a truck while he was using its Autopilot system.<p>The case has been closely watched as automakers race to automate more driving tasks without …

Tesla

MIT Invented The Material We’ll Need To Build In Space

It’s ten times stronger than steel but is only 5% as dense, and it could revolutionize architecture on Earth, too.<p>The space elevator–a theoretical mode of transportation where transport modules move up and down a long cable that connects Earth to space–has long been the stuff of futuristic fantasy. …

Qualcomm’s latest technology allows drones to learn about their environment as they fly

There’s machine learning and flight control onboard the drone.<p>Drones took up a lot of floor (and air) space at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year, but one of the most impressive displays of new drone tech came from Qualcomm.<p>The chipmaker showed off the latest iteration of its …

The Verge 2016 tech report card: Drones

2016 was a year of highs and lows for the drone industry. DJI led the way with Mavic Pro, a gadget that made huge improvements on the size and simplicity of a powerful camera drone. It fits into a jacket pocket while delivering four miles of range and advanced autonomous features.<p>While DJI was …

Amazon and Seagate partner up on new Duet 1TB Hard Drive that automatically syncs your data to the cloud

<b>From 9to5Toys:</b><p>In an attempt to simplify data backup, Seagate has announced the new Duet 1TB Hard Drive that automatically syncs all of its contents to Amazon’s cloud service. This partnership ensures that data is easily transferrable on-the-go while also taking the guesswork out of backing up your …

Kwikset’s simplistic Kevo Convert smart lock is now available for preorder at $149

Popular smart home accessory company Kwikset today made its latest keyless entry smart lock available for preorder. After being announced back at CES earlier this year, the Kevo Convert is now available for pre-order via Kwikset’s website for $149…<p>The Kevo Convert is one the simpler smart locks on …

Home Automation

Revolutionary weather satellite blasts off

A powerful new weather satellite launched into orbit Saturday promises to revolutionize forecasts and possibly save lives.<p>Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the GOES-R will track hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning storms and even solar flares. The centerpiece of an $11 billion effort to upgrade …