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AT&T Introduces Digital Life: IP-Based Home Automation And Security System With 24/7 Monitoring Centers
IBM's new 5 in 5 techs bring computers to our senses

Vibrating glove gives piano lessons, helps rehab patients regain finger sensation and motor skills

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We've seen a good number of electronic gloves before, and now researchers at Georgia Tech have devised one to rehabilitate patients who suffer from paralyzing spinal cord injuries while teaching them how to tickle the ivories. Christened Mobile Music Touch, the black mitt pairs with a keyboard and cues...
Vibrating glove gives piano lessons, helps rehab patients regain finger sensation and motor skills

Nokia Has Filed A Patent That Would Make Your Tattoo Vibrate Every Time Your Cell Phone Rings

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Hello, brave new world. Nokia may be working on an invention that would cause a tattoo to vibrate every time you get a call on your cell. The Finnish firm's filing with the US Patent Office describes tattooing, stamping, or spraying "ferromagnetic" material onto skin—or a fingernail—and linking it...
Nokia Has Filed A Patent That Would Make Your Tattoo Vibrate Every Time Your Cell Phone Rings

Mitsumi exhibits micro-vibration power generator and batteryless RF switch (video)

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This picture from Mitsumi's CEATEC booth may not seem to say much, but it's certainly showing the future. The silver cylinder at the top is actually a small power generating device that converts micro-vibrations into usable energy, so stick one of these on, say, a ventilation duct and you...
Mitsumi exhibits micro-vibration power generator and batteryless RF switch (video)
Commodore 64 transformed into hybrid bass keytar
Cadillac focuses on safety with vibrating drivers' seats, other accident avoidance tech (video)

Cellphone vibration syndrome and other signs of tech addiction

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There's a growing body of research on phantom cellphone vibrations and the other problems associated with technology obsession, and leading the way is Larry Rosen, the author of iDisorder. IN this Q&A, Rosen talked about how addicted we've become and what we can do about it....
Cellphone vibration syndrome and other signs of tech addiction
Google Glass Already Has A Competitor With A Sleeker Design (GOOG)

Kyocera teases bone conduction audio technology for mobile phones at CTIA

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Can you hear me now? It's a common phrase in the mobile industry, but if Kyocera has its way, the saying could quickly become a thing of the past, thanks to bone conduction technology that it plans to integrate into future handsets. Rather than operating with a traditional earpiece,...
Kyocera teases bone conduction audio technology for mobile phones at CTIA

New Fitbits can sync with iPhones, Androids via Bluetooth 4.0

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Fitbit users: ever think to yourself, "I wish this thing would just sync wirelessly with my phone and be done with it?" Your wish has now been granted. Fitbit has announced that it's offering two new products targeted at a wider range of demographics, both aimed at taking the little pedometer-on-steroids...
New Fitbits can sync with iPhones, Androids via Bluetooth 4.0
Panasonic announces wireless bone conduction headphones, but they won't launch until fall of 2013

BlackBerry 10.1 official with HDR camera mode, expansions to Hub and notifications

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Never mind that a few developers spoiled the surprise last week: BlackBerry 10.1, BB10's first major OS update, is official today. The release arrives chiefly to support the BlackBerry Q10's hardware keyboard and smaller OLED screen, but it brings a swath of extra improvements that should please Z10 owners...
BlackBerry 10.1 official with HDR camera mode, expansions to Hub and notifications
This Magical Energy-Creating Fabric Will Soon Be Everywhere

Water + Subwoofer = One incredible optical illusion [Video]

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Gravity is a force that is unconquerable to man, at least for men (and women) that don’t rig up their subwoofers and video cameras for this incredible trick. As the video below shows, a subwoofer producing a 24Hz sine can be used to create a very cool optical illusion, with...
Water + Subwoofer = One incredible optical illusion [Video]

Perpetual motion: A piezoelectric pacemaker that is powered by your heartbeat

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It sounds like the theoretical impossibility of perpetual motion, but engineers at the University of Michigan have created a pacemaker that is powered by the beating of your heart — no batteries required.The technology behind this new infinite-duration pacemaker is one that we’ve discussed before at length on ExtremeTech: piezoelectricity....
Perpetual motion: A piezoelectric pacemaker that is powered by your heartbeat
World's first connected fork could help you eat healthier, slower, and less

Watch the iPhone's accelerometer pick up keystrokes from an invisible keyboard (Video)

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A student at Goldsmiths, University of London has apparently been able to create an invisible, virtual keyboard for iPhones by using the device’s built-in accelerometer to pick up vibrations caused by tapping, or typing, on a surrounding surface area. As you can see from the video demonstration above, the...
Watch the iPhone's accelerometer pick up keystrokes from an invisible keyboard (Video)
In new Cadillac sedans, vibrating seats warn you of impending danger

IBM's 5 in 5 predicts cognitive computing will complement our senses, virtualize touch

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IBM thinks cognitive computers that can adapt to their surroundings will be a large part of our future, and that their ability to take unprocessed data and find patterns in different environments will augment our sensory interactions with our surroundings. While many of us associate haptic feedback with video...
IBM's 5 in 5 predicts cognitive computing will complement our senses, virtualize touch

IBM predicts computers will have the five human senses within five years

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Every year, IBM releases its “5 in 5″ — five technologies that it predicts will change the world in the next five years. This year, IBM is taking on the five senses and how we can make our computers work more like a human being. Touch, sight, hearing, taste, and...
IBM predicts computers will have the five human senses within five years
Hugvie is a robotic cushion that adds physical sensation to your phone calls

MIT Develops an Energy-Harvesting Chip That You Can Shake and Bake

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A pair of researchers from MIT develop a chip that pulls energy from light, vibrations, and heat at the same time....
MIT Develops an Energy-Harvesting Chip That You Can Shake and Bake

hippih's Bluetooth-powered hipKey keeps your iPhone close, your precious things closer (hands-on)

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Bluetooth accessories that let you keep tabs of your stuff aren't exactly new, but few are as charming and well-designed as hippih's hipKey, at least from our initial impressions. Created and designed in Denmark, the tiny crescent-shaped device made its US debut at CES 2013 after a couple of...
hippih's Bluetooth-powered hipKey keeps your iPhone close, your precious things closer (hands-on)
Controlling sound with light: French scientists use lasers to generate quantum vibrations
Clock made from a single atom could lead to a precise mass measurement

Stop slouching! Startup scores cash for high-tech posture-sensing waistband

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Now, here’s a product that just seems perfect for desk-bound, laptop-typing geeks like us. Meet the Lumo BodyTech, a device worn around the waist which vibrates when one slouches. Those vibrations are meant as a gentle reminder to sit up straight. (Now, I don’t have to hear it from my...
Stop slouching! Startup scores cash for high-tech posture-sensing waistband

Gift Guide: The Lelo Smart Wand

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Short Version I know what you’re thinking, but stop yourself because this isn’t another JimmyJane sex toy review. The device pictured above is actually a premium-grade personal massager that is intended for full body use. It comes with special touch sensors that decide how intense the massaging should be, along...
Gift Guide: The Lelo Smart Wand

New Kyocera phone will put voices in your head (in a good way)

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Kyocera isn’t really known for successful innovation in the smartphone realm. Anyone that remembers the dual-screen monstrosity that was the Kyocera Echo can attest to that. With Kyocera’s newest foray into Android smartphones, however, there is a notable feature that you don’t see much of. The Kyocera Urbano Progresso uses...
New Kyocera phone will put voices in your head (in a good way)

Today In Y Combinator Hacks: PairMixer Lets You Thumbkiss a Stranger

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Tired of reading about Pair, the Y Combinator Demo Day darling, but having no partner to test it out with? Singletons, meet your solution. For the uninitiated, Pair is a social network built for two. It lets you send texts, photos, videos with that special someone. In other words,...
Today In Y Combinator Hacks: PairMixer Lets You Thumbkiss a Stranger
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