Daniel Christos

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Want to prevent a stroke? Combine wearables

The first iOS app to roll up FDA-approved electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood pressure readings in a single display was introduced Thursday by AliveCor. It's the latest example of the increasing importance of health and medical insights in a field dominated by simpler heart rate bands.<p>AliveCor's …

The Coros LINX is a smart bike helmet that makes sense

While cycling apps are thick on the ground, a full gadget ecosystem is hard to come by. Seattle startup Coros is looking to change that with the LINX, a helmet-app combo (with handlebar controller) that lets you listen to music, take calls, get turn-by turn directions and track progress made along …

Facebook’s testing another ad-free Pages design for desktop

Facebook is testing a new look for its desktop Pages that drops right-hand ads and repositions the page's cover photo, profile photo and navigation …

Finding the right brushstrokes for Facebook’s Canvas

Facebook earlier this year launched its Canvas ad product, and let’s face it — it’s pretty well done. In case you missed the fanfare, Canvas is a …

4 ultimate gadgets for a connected pregnancy

You never know what to expect when you’re expecting, not to mention all the unexpected following the baby’s arrival. Ask any parent: things can get stressful when you simply <i>don’t know</i> and God forbid you ask Doctor Google for their professional opinion.<p>But it doesn’t have to be that way. Try these …

The next wearable technology could be your skin

Artificial electronic skin (e-skin) could one day make this a possibility. Researchers are developing flexible, bendable and even stretchable electronic circuits that can be applied directly to the skin. As well as turning your skin into a touchscreen, this could also help replace feeling if you've …

Bang & Olufsen made a set of neckbuds you'd actually want to wear

Bang & Olufsen's first ever pair of wireless earphones — dubbed Beoplay H5 — look like they could be a winner. They're simple and well-designed, with no plastic collar that sits on your shoulders: just a single braided cable with a built-in remote, playback, and volume control. They're splash and …

Nest's next project could be a smart baby crib

Could the sleeping giant be waking up at last?<p>Smart home innovator Nest, which popularized smart thermostats, hasn't released an all-new product since it was purchased by Google in 2014. On Thursday, the US Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Google for a "Crib With …

Use This DIY Speaker Kit To Teach Your Kids About Sound

It won't keep them busy all summer, but it'll help.<p>Now that school's out for the summer, you need something to keep the kids busy and thinking so that their brains don't go to mush between now and next fall. You need something educational, yet fun, so you can trick them into learning. How about …

Facebook is testing a new post type that works like a tweet

Facebook and Twitter will forever be locked in a bewildering dance wherein each continually pushes itself closer and then farther away from the other. In today's news, Facebook is moving a tiny bit closer to Twitter as it tests a new posting option that makes News Feed posts much more like …

VTime lets you hang with friends in VR, whatever the hardware

Finally, somewhere to socialize without leaving the comfort of your headset.<p>As virtual reality goes more and more mainstream, there are still scant few options where you can just get your friends together and, you know... <i>hang out</i> in a VR world. Like, on the side of a cliff perhaps. Enter: vTime, …

Virtual Reality

Gamify your kid's dental hygiene with psychopathic cartoon bunnies

If I ever have children I plan to foster good dental hygiene by telling them that teeth grow constantly, and that theirs will eventually pierce their brain from inside their own heads unless they wear them down with daily brushing. Failing that, I'll probably just wait until I can buy some sort of …

New DIY wearable teaches kids to code and be active

The Mover Kit can be assembled within 15 minutes and can be configured for several different purposes.<p>The Mover Kit aims to combine the fun of wearable tech for kids with important programming tools that'll help them later in life. It also has rainbow lights that you can program to flicker whenever …

Kids

Vuze's $800 VR camera outdoes most by filming in 3D

Virtual reality is tech’s hottest topic right now, but very few consumers have access to the gear to watch VR content, and even fewer have the tools to make their own. Vuze wants to change that with its $799 VR camera.<p>The device uses eight wide-angle 1080p cameras to stitch together 4K footage. In …

Chrome dev asserts browser is viable VR platform, targets 90 FPS rendering

Engineer demonstrates on HTC Vive, says it's "good enough to deploy real things."<p>The ongoing virtual reality battles aren’t just being waged on the …

Virtual reality — from the living room to the classroom

There is a world of enormous educational potential with video games. Highly acclaimed simulation and tutorial games such as <i>SimCity</i> and <i>Math Blaster</i> have been continuously employed in elementary schools across the country, but the most common software used in education today is the web, word …

Samsung made a Galaxy Surfboard so you’re not disconnected at sea

All technology companies are chasing what comes after the smartphone. Is it the smartwatch? Is it virtual reality? Is it an internet-connected surfboard? Samsung thinks so. It's definitely not April Fools' day anymore, but Samsung Brazil has created a commercial featuring Brazilian surfer Gabriel …

Instagram has started testing its version of Facebook Pages

Instagram's business profiles add a "contact" button for people to email businesses or get directions to their location, per screen shots posted by …

Instagram’s carousel ads now support 60-second videos

Taco Bell, Macy's among major brands already trying the new video carousel ad format.<br>Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: 13 startups explain why they failed

Some go out in dramatic implosions that leave people without jobs overnight. Some just face a slow decline until they stop.<p>The reasons startups fail are as varied as what they're working on, but thanks to a new genre of "startup post-mortems" we can take a look at some of the reasons companies say …

Startups

Mark Zuckerberg hints that you'll be able to chat with celebrity 'bots' on Messenger

You could soon start talking to your favourite movie star, politician or other big celebrity on Facebook’s Messenger.<p>Or at least, you might be able …

You can play 'Minecraft' in virtual reality right now

Is the first true "killer app" for virtual reality finally here?<p><i>Minecraft</i> is out for Gear VR starting April 27, meaning anyone that owns Samsung's …

Virtual Reality

Tinder Social gets a beating for outing users to Facebook friends

Well, this did not go as planned.<p>On Wednesday, Tinder launched a pilot to test out a new feature, Tinder Social, which allows groups of friends to …

Social Media

Cyrano is your own personal jukebox for scents

You're hosting a beach-themed party. You've got the decorations, the music and the snacks. You're hanging out with floaties on your arms and rocking …

Google Patent Application Shows Device That's Injected Directly Into Your Eyeball To Improve Vision

Google has a penchant for far-out tech that never reaches the market. The latest is a method of injecting a device into an eyeball, mostly as a means to correct poor vision. Described in a patent application dated April 28, 2016, the device is injected in fluid that then solidifies to couple the …

What's virtual reality without a headset?

Due to a small cascade of last-minute technical problems, <i>Famous Deaths</i> sits empty for the first few hours of the Tribeca Film Institute's weekend "Interactive Playground." When it finally opens, I volunteer immediately — partly because it reminds me of a similarly morbid VR art project from William …

Frog Creates The Most Charming Anti-iPad Game Ever

To ween kids off screens, FrogLabs developed a series of wooden toys that are the only way to play the game.<p>A polar bear is sweating on a floating ice cap. The bear needs help, but tapping the screen–like a child might for any other iPad game–does nothing. So instead, she looks to her series of …

This cute little robot can teach your kid (and you) how to code

Teaching kids to code is probably something that will be part of school curriculum in the not-so-distant future or at least it should be. Being able to code is an invaluable skill and learning at a young age leaves time for ample discovery and exploration.<p>However, as anyone who has ever tried to …

Robotics