Category Archives: Gadgets

technology, mobile devices, braille, disability, 3d printing

Thanks to 3D Printing, the Visually Impaired Can Have a Braille Mobile Phone

With free-market capitalism and its tried-and-true methods of mass production, mainstream consumers are inundated with more product choices than many have time to make, while... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/6/14

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Can Google Tango Make Off-the-Shelf Drones Autonomous?

Personal drones are all the rage. Though hobbyist RC helicopters and planes have been around for years, today’s multi-rotor vehicles are easier to pilot thanks to GPS... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/5/14

BCI, B2B, EEG, technology, cyborgs, wearables

Muse Headband Opens the Door to Brain-to-Computer Applications

FitBit, Jawbone, Aero: Wearable devices to track physical activity are everywhere. But technology advocates insist that’s not all the devices can do — not by a long shot.... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/4/14

leap-motion-controller

Leap Motion’s Gesture Control Finds Niche Uses in Medicine, Art and Augmented Reality

We first became acquainted with Leap Motion back in 2012. The company makes a small device about the size and shape of a pack of gum that uses infrared sensors and clever... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/2/14

wireless electricity, magnetic resonance, induction, radio waves, nanodots, technology

Wireless Charging of Phones From Across the Room? The Tech Inches Closer

If you park an electric car over a metal plate or deposit a mobile phone on a charging mat, you can recharge the batteries, no plugs required. Wireless energy transmission... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/25/14

technology, poverty, global challenges, chile, socialab, singularity

Chilean Incubator Wants Companies Using Tech to Help the Poor

It may not seem so out of the ordinary anymore to crowdsource solutions to the problems posed by poverty, but doing so with a for-profit business model adds a new and... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/15/14

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Beyond the Hype and Hope of 3D Printing: What Consumers Should Expect

The latest 3D printing Kickstarter smash hit, the Micro, raised its target $50,000 in eleven minutes. The Micro bills itself as the first truly consumer 3D printer—it... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/29/14

Scio-Sensor

SCiO’s Handheld Scanner Aims to Detect Food Ingredients and Identify Pills

If your technology product doesn’t seem to most users like a magic trick, you’re not trying hard enough: It’s an industry adage that explains a lot of successful... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/29/14

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