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  • It’s Time To Get Ready For Augmented Reality

    It’s Time To Get Ready For Augmented Reality

    via The Conversation : The world’s largest annual consumer technology show — CES 2018 in Las Vegas — ends today and some of the most exciting gadgets this year were on display in the augmented reality (AR) marketplace. This follows the news, announced in December, that 2018 will be the year the previously secretive company Magic Leap joins the likes of Microsoft, Meta, ODG, Mira and DAQRI to launch an AR headset. At the same time […]

  • New Technology We’re Actually Excited About for 2018

    New Technology We’re Actually Excited About for 2018

    via GIZMODO : Yes, 2017’s biggest tech story was probably about the ways in which social media forced us to rehash old culture wars and question who was guiding our political discourse. Rather than seeing technology facilitate greater communication, economic opportunity, and leisure, it seemed that it was exacerbating our differences, concentrating wealth, and threatening all livelihoods. But there was some good stuff too! For anyone who loves technology, it was kind of a downer. While […]

  • MIT Engineers Develop Glowing Plants Using Nanoparticles

    MIT Engineers Develop Glowing Plants Using Nanoparticles

    via Futurism : GLOWING PLANTS What if, as the sun went down, the unassuming plants in your windowsill began to glow, lighting up the space around them like tiny botanical lamps? Thanks to recent innovations by engineers at MIT, these living lamps could soon become a reality. The team of researchers embedded specially designed nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant, lead by Michael Strano, the Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT, […]

  • 2017’s Best Technology Tips and Tricks: You Asked, We Answered

    2017’s Best Technology Tips and Tricks: You Asked, We Answered

    via The New York Times : The Tech Tip online column is published five days a week on The New York Times’s Personal Technology page, which adds up to about 240 questions tackled over the course of a year on a variety of topics: hardware, software, social media, gadgets and more. Looking back on 2017, here are five Tips that stood out — either in their timeliness in syncing up with current events or in your […]

  • Amazon Adds An AR Shopping Feature To Its iOS App

    Amazon Adds An AR Shopping Feature To Its iOS App

    via TechCrunch : Amazon today is introducing a new feature called AR View that lets customers visualize online products in their own living space, using their smartphone camera. Launched today in the Amazon app for iOS devices, AR View offers the ability to view thousands of products for the home or office – including furniture, electronics, toys, games, home décor and more – in augmented reality. The retailer before has dabbled with using AR technology in […]

  • This Is How Tech Can Help Us All Survive A Modern-Day Apocalypse

    This Is How Tech Can Help Us All Survive A Modern-Day Apocalypse

    via recode : Web Summit is the world’s largest technology conference, taking place November 6-9 in Lisbon, Portugal. Today, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger will participate in a debate about the belief that technology should be available and accessible to the entire global population; he’ll also give a fireside chat on how legacy brands can stay innovative in a startup-focused world. This essay is a version of his speech; Web Summit presentations are being livestreamed here. There’s […]

  • The Best New Smart Home Technology of 2017

    The Best New Smart Home Technology of 2017

    via Ohio : Technology seems to make leaps and bounds on a daily basis, and nothing has made home ownership easier than the advances in ‘smart home’ technology over the past decade. What was once unheard of or inconvenient is now realistically possible, from control centers that let us adjust the temperature of our houses from across the world to light bulbs that can be dimmed or switched off via smart phone. With so many new […]

  • Top Five Restaurant Technology Trends for 2017

    Top Five Restaurant Technology Trends for 2017

    via business.com : The latest research indicates restaurants and the technology they rely on are changing quickly. Technology in the restaurant industry is rapidly becoming the new normal. For example, more than 81 percent of restaurants use a point-of-service (POS) or electronic register system, according to a recent study by the National Restaurant Association. More than half of those systems feature card processing, labor management, inventory management and accounting tools. You could be missing out on […]

  • Smartwatch for the Visually Impaired Displays Information in Braille

    Smartwatch for the Visually Impaired Displays Information in Braille

    via dezeen : South Korean company Dot has developed a smartwatch that only displays information in braille, and is calling it a world first. Intended to help visually impaired people lead independent and fulfilling lives, the Dot Watch is a streamlined smart device that offers information without hassle. The minimalist design features a large circular face with a moving keyboard that relays braille text in real time. While its main function is to tell the time […]

  • Smart Shades: High-Tech Windows Can Turn Dark in Just 1 Minute

    Smart Shades: High-Tech Windows Can Turn Dark in Just 1 Minute

    via LIVESCIENCE : New smart-window technology that can tint glass, changing it from fully transparent to dark in less than 1 minute, could help cut the costs of heating and cooling buildings by up to 20 percent, according to a new study. The smart windows, developed by engineers at Stanford University and described in a study published online Aug. 9 in the journal Joule, rely on a completely different principle compared to existing alternatives known as […]