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Want to prevent a stroke? Combine wearables

AliveCor says their new combination of ECG and blood pressure can laser target stroke.<p>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 …

Medical Technology

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 …

Bicycle Helmets

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 …

Facebook

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 …

Marketing

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 …

Pregnancy

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 …

Nanotech

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 …

Audiophile

Nest's next project could be a smart baby crib

The smart home giant has filed a patent that could point to its first all-new product in years.<p>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 …

Innovation

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 …

Social Media

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

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, which just rolled out an updated version for Gear VR, Google Cardboard and …

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 …

Dental Care

New DIY wearable teaches kids to code and be active

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 you moonwalk. If either of those things sound palatable to you, there's a Kickstarter out there with …

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 | Ars Technica

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

Virtual reality — from the living room to the classroom

David Baszucki Contributor<p>David Baszucki is the founder, co-creator and CEO of ROBLOX.<p>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 …

Virtual Reality

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 …

Surfing

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

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.

Taco Bell

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 …

Bots

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 …

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 …

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 …

Biotechnology

What's virtual reality without a headset?

My first thought, when I see someone roll into the <i>Famous Deaths</i> morgue freezer, is <i>I’m sure glad they don’t lock you in.</i> It’s not until I’m about to try it out myself that I realize they actually do.<p><i>Famous Deaths</i> is one of the Tribeca Film Festival’s most morally ambiguous, potentially offensive, …

Virtual Reality

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 …

Kids

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 …

Harvard