I can see clearly now my ‘smart glasses’ are on

January 26, 2017

Engineers have developed ‘smart glasses’ that automatically will focus on what the wearer needs to see. Long gone are the days of wearing bifocals or constantly swapping out reading glasses. A team led by University of Utah electrical and computer engineering professor Carlos Mastrangelo and doctoral student Nazmul Hasan has created ‘smart glasses’ with liquid-based lenses that can automatically adjust the focus on what a person is seeing, whether it…

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Advantech and Matrox expand relationship for video wall solutions

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January 24, 2017

Advantech, a leading embedded computing solution provider across multiple market verticals, has announced the expansion of their technology relationship with Matrox Graphics, a leader in the field of video wall and multi-display solutions. Validated to work with Matrox’s C-series multi-display video cards, Advantech’s latest video wall solution, the DS-980 six-display system offers the sophisticated 4K content that users demand. The DS-980 streams up to six displays and delivers advanced high-resolution, up…

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Industrial espionage at CES 2017 with stolen prototypes

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January 12, 2017

At CES 2017, two Razer prototype laptops were stolen from the show floor, the company has confirmed. Razer Project Valerie laptop prototypes were stolen from the firm’s press room at 4pm local time on Sunday, January 8th as the show came to a close. The company is offering a $25,000 reward for original information that leads to identification, arrest and conviction. CEO Min-Liang Tan suggested the theft may have been…

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BeautyTech @ CES 2017 showcase highlights

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January 4, 2017

The BeautyTech @ CES 2017 showcase will convene the industry’s biggest names and the most cutting-edge tech innovations to reveal remarkable advancements in the field of beauty–transforming consumer’s results from basic to extraordinary. Below are just some of the highlights to be showcased this year: Apira Science’s iDerma The iDerma Facial Beautification System is the first in a family of patented, hands-free, full face coverage devices designed to treat a variety…

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Capacitive touch sensor display simplifies device design

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December 5, 2016

A capacitive touch sensor display that provides a more intuitive interface to ease and accelerate user interactions has been developed by VCC. The LED-based CTH series capacitive touch sensor display combines graphic interactive control with color identification to make the interface more user-friendly. Utilizing sensitive capacitive touch sensing technology, the CTH series simplifies designs and offers cost savings by eliminating the need for a traditional switch. The LED display produces…

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Go to sleep with one, wake up with another

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November 21, 2016

Author: Daisy Stapley-Bunten According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 40 million Americans suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders, and an additional 20 million report sleeping problems occasionally. Sleep disorders and problems have many underlying causes, from stress, health conditions, to medications. But a prominent cause of sleep difficulties can be blamed on exposure to TVs, smartphones, tablets and computers, which have an effect on sleeping patterns. Multiple studies…

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Wireless charging within a line of sight

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November 10, 2016

A flat-screen panel that resembles a TV on your living room wall could one day remotely charge any device within its line of sight, according to new research. In a paper published October 23rd, 2016, on the arXiv pre-print repository, engineers at the University of Washington, Duke University and Intellectual Ventures’ Invention Science Fund (ISF) show that the technology already exists to build such a system—it’s only a matter of…

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Little display device runs on office lighting

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November 10, 2016

Microsoft Research is up to something that could be a work productive wonder. Right now the technology is in the form of a device in prototype. The device is still in the research stage, said New Scientist. Observers have reason to hope it develops into something commercially available at some point in the future. Reader reactions to their video were of the “I want one” and “take my money” variety….

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AV Stumpfl takes a stand at LDI 2016

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October 24, 2016

Booth 2437, Las Vegas Convention Center, NV, 21st-23rd October 2016: LDI 2016 is the official global debut of a technically innovative mobile projection screen stand from AV Stumpfl. The stand is compatible with Monoblox, Vario and VarioClip screens, it sits discreetly on one central stand, which can be folded giving it the look and appeal of a large projection monitor, enabling a more flawless looking presentation. CEO Tobias Stumpfl said:…

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Help me Obi Wan Kenobi; New hope for holographics

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October 19, 2016

Princess Leia, your Star Wars hologram moment may be redeemed. In the original ‘Star Wars’ movie, the inviting but grainy special effects hologram might soon be a true full-color, full-size holographic image, due to advances by a South Korean research team refining 3D holographic displays. The team described a novel tabletop display system that allows multiple viewers to simultaneously view a hologram showing a full 3D image as they walk…

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