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NVIDIA details how its Jetson development kit creates smart, seeing cars

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Developing a high-end in-car infotainment system can present challenges that don't exist in other platforms -- you're juggling core car systems, a myriad of sensors and media playback in a testbed on wheels. NVIDIA has just explained how it's uniting those elements with its new, lengthily-titled Jetson Automotive Development...
NVIDIA details how its Jetson development kit creates smart, seeing cars
MIT's 'intelligent co-pilot' helps you avoid obstacles while driving

Phone sensors spot security secrets

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The information captured by smartphone sensors could help criminals guess codes used to lock the gadgets, say security researchers....
Phone sensors spot security secrets

Shocking Next-Gen Law Enforcement Handcuff System Revealed

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While researching tech patents from some of the top companies in the industry as we do every week, we happened to stumble upon a stray patent that just happened to reveal a next generation system of restraining devices such as handcuffs for law enforcement. While the new system focuses on...
Shocking Next-Gen Law Enforcement Handcuff System Revealed

Platypus airboats have a Nexus S for a brain, we go eyes-on (video)

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Here's another extremely cool offshoot of the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute. Platypus LLC build autonomous robotic airboats that can be deployed for a wide range of usages including environmental data and monitoring hard-to-reach spots after natural disasters like flooding. The hull of the boat looks a good deal like...
Platypus airboats have a Nexus S for a brain, we go eyes-on (video)

Bluetooth Gets Physical To Power Fitness Devices

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Bluetooth is managed by an industry group, and that body has just released two new standards that'll result in a whole new range of fitness sensors. Bluetooth's low energy wireless systems are ideal for sensors that measure the movements of people exercising while running or cycling--sensors that have long battery...
Bluetooth Gets Physical To Power Fitness Devices
Furby returns in September with iPad compatibility and LCD eyes

Microsoft granted patent for wearable EMG device

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Those muscle spasms? They're now good for something. Okay, so Microsoft's just-granted patent for a wearable EMG device doesn't really thrive off of involuntary twitching and such, but it does use your movements to control your smartphone, notebook and other gadgets. The "Wearable Electromyography-Based Controller," which we first glimpsed...
Microsoft granted patent for wearable EMG device
Software leak shows the likely Facebook phone specs and features

Inside Google's new location APIs for Android

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Setting: Large ballroom in Moscone. Large enough that two sets of projected screens are on, one up front, and one pair amidset. Crowded, one or two open seats per long row. Two bright-shirted Google employees in blue. We start on time. Today during the I/O developer conference, Googlers Waleed Kadous and...
Inside Google's new location APIs for Android
Twine now connects to Pebble watch, sends alerts to your wrist

'Eye gestures' spotted in Google Glass app code, hints at wink-based photography

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While perusing the code for Google Glass's companion Android app, Reddit user Fodawim chanced across several lines of code that could be offer up some interesting navigation options for your Glass. Titled 'eye gestures,' it looks like the wearable's built-in sensors should be able to detect eye activity and...
'Eye gestures' spotted in Google Glass app code, hints at wink-based photography
BioSole shoe sensors can ID you after just three steps
'World's first' voice-activated USB flash drive goes on sale for $49.95

Microsoft's Great Patent Application: Xbox Achievements For Watching Advertising

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You may recall the concern some have raised over Smart TVs, those internet connected glowing boxes with cameras ripe for exploits that would allow hackers to watch you watch TV. Supposedly less nefarious were concerns over technology that would allow those same Smart TVs to recognize when you had...
Microsoft's Great Patent Application: Xbox Achievements For Watching Advertising

Google I/O sensors will detect motion and generate data for real-time visualization

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While there will be no shortage of smartphone-equipped developers and media recording the goings-on at the Google I/O developer conference later this week, Google plans on conducting its own experiments. To get the most out of its developer conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco later this week, it...
Google I/O sensors will detect motion and generate data for real-time visualization

Networking Battles to Run the World

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Both Cisco and VMware talked about ambitious strategies Wednesday to create powerful data centers and networks, tied to millions of sensors and devices, with an eye on everything we do....
Networking Battles to Run the World

OptiTrack debuts $3,700 PRIME 17W mocap cam for small spaces

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Independent creators keen on motion capture have had affordable solutions like cheaper sensors and Kinect-based implementations for awhile now, but a large space for moving around has usually been required. OptiTrack has come up with an answer to that problem, however, in the form of the PRIME 17W mocap...
OptiTrack debuts $3,700 PRIME 17W mocap cam for small spaces

Mosoro releases its Bluetooth LE sensors and SDK for VIP appcessory developers

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Since we last heard about Mosoro's Lego-brick sized Bluetooth LE modules, they've changed their names, picked up another member and are now making their way to iOS app developers. The 3D-Motion's got an accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer, while the Enviro measures temperature, humidity and barometric pressure. New to the...
Mosoro releases its Bluetooth LE sensors and SDK for VIP appcessory developers

YC-Backed MYO Armband Attracts 10,000 Pre-Orders In 2 Days, Which Adds Up To $1.5M In Sales

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MYO, the gesture control armband from Y Combinator-backed Waterloo startup Thalmic Labs, has managed to rack up over 10,000 pre-orders over the course of its first two days of pre-order availability. At $149 a pop, that means the young company has already managed to secure around $1.5 million in gross...
YC-Backed MYO Armband Attracts 10,000 Pre-Orders In 2 Days, Which Adds Up To $1.5M In Sales

Fujitsu prototype GPS cane hands-on: the future of monitoring and protecting the elderly

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Fujitsu's Stylistic S01 isn't the company's only attempt to cater to an older audience. It's also experimenting with a rather ingenius (and super glossy) take on the classic cane, that looks like something out of a sci-fi film. Inside the two-toned elliptical head-piece are a pile of electronics, including...
Fujitsu prototype GPS cane hands-on: the future of monitoring and protecting the elderly
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NTT DoCoMo's i beam tablet prototype is driven by your eyes (video)

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Another prototype from DoCoMo aimed at Nihon's commuters, the i beam concept tablet forgoes any touch at all, allowing the user (once they're at the specified 'sweet spot') to navigate around apps and screens using your eyes. Two sensors along the bottom edge of the tablet track both of...
NTT DoCoMo's i beam tablet prototype is driven by your eyes (video)

Toys Grow Up: LittleBits Picks Up $3.65M, PCH Deal To Build Out Its Open-Source Hardware Vision

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LittleBits, an “open source hardware” startup that makes electronic building blocks to design objects for work and play, has today announced the addition of two significant building blocks of its own: it has picked up $3.65 million in funding; and has signed a manufacturing deal with PCH International to scale...
Toys Grow Up: LittleBits Picks Up $3.65M, PCH Deal To Build Out Its Open-Source Hardware Vision

Google's Self-Driving Cars May Cost More Than A Ferrari (GOOG)

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Google has made stunning progress on the self-driving car project it launched two years ago. Last month, it announced that its fleet of cars--a dozen or so on the road at any time--had logged 300,000 miles. It's even started ferrying Googlers to work in the cars to test them in real-world...
Google's Self-Driving Cars May Cost More Than A Ferrari (GOOG)

Lego Mindstorms EV3 intros three new models, ready for summer tour (video)

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When Lego introduced the Mindstorms EV3 earlier this year, it bundled building instructions for five "hero" models, several of which can be seen in our CES hands-on. The complex kit of sensors, modules and bricks can do a lot more than that of course, and Lego community members have...
Lego Mindstorms EV3 intros three new models, ready for summer tour (video)

Belkin's internet of things dreams extend to energy and water management

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Belkin, the maker of myriad Apple accessories, USB widgets and even the WeMo connected outlets, has a big business in industrial products as well. And today it announced a series of sensors aimed at helping commercial companies and utilities better manage electricity and water usage. It has a pilot project...
Belkin's internet of things dreams extend to energy and water management
MediSafe helps families and physicians make sure those pills get taken
Hatch for iPhone: a Tamagotchi pet for the 'Tiny Wings' era
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