Running to Keep Up with Technology?

For many, preparing for a run includes more than just slipping into polyester/spandex clothes and lacing up the old “tennies.” My personal routine includes strapping on a music player, headphones, GPS watch, and a foot pod in case I trek into some trees and lose satellite tracking. On the road I see others with armbands holding their smartphone, speaking into the in-line mic in their headphone cord. I look at them and think, ‘Just leave the phone at home and enjoy the run!’

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Star Wars Holograms Are Now Possible

If you’ve seen the original Star Wars trilogy, you know the famous scene of Princess Leia as a hologram. In it, she pleads for help from Obi Wan Kenobi. This scene came out in 1977 and it excited Star Wars fans and techno geeks alike. Now, in 2017, could this technology really be possible?

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Tips for Freeing Up Storage Space on your Xbox One

The Xbox One comes with a 500GB hard drive, which is fairly large, but games are also getting much larger. For example, even with a physical disc, Halo: the Master Chief collection takes up at least 62GB. With games this large, finding ways to free up more space is as important as ever.

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Can Computer Vision keep you Less Distracted in the Car?

When you’re driving, do you find yourself distracted by other drivers, cell phones or passengers? How many accidents are caused every year by these types of distractions? What if you car could be equipped with something that could limited your distractibility? A new type of technology is in the works that could do just this.

A new system called eyeSight has been developed that uses computer vision to detect eye movement that indicated drowsiness or distractedness in the driver. An infrared camera can track the driver’s eyes and instantly analyze it to see if the driver is not paying attention to the road.

If distraction or drowsiness is detected, the car will alert the driver and use the car’s safety systems to adjust as needed. This could include altering the cruise control to increase or decrease the distance between the car ahead. Although it can’t detect everything, it could be helpful in a number of cases.

IBM wants to put Information on One Single Atom

The race for smaller, faster and more intelligent technology is endless, pushing scientists and designers to constantly push the envelope. One of these racers, IBM, has just taken a huge step forward in their ability to store information. They are working on a way to store data on a single atom.

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Are Smartwatches going to Bury Rolex?

When you hear the name Rolex, what comes to mind? I think of high powered businessmen on wall street, fancy suits, and people at the top of the socioeconomic food chain. The Rolex company was founded in London in 1905 and has been known for some of the world’s best watches ever since. Now that smartwatches are making their way into the market, can Rolex survive?

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Can Tiny Sensors on your Skin Detect Sweat?

Doctors are always looking for new ways to assess your health, and now they have one more tool at their disposal. Scientists have created tiny adhesive sensors that attach to your skin. These sensors can diagnose your bodily sweat. This information can then be sent directly to your smartphone. You might be asking what does sweat have to do with the overall health of a person? The answer may surprise you.

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What Skills did Robots Learn in 2016?

Robots used to be a thing of the future, something we could only dream about, but those days are past. Robots are now everywhere, and being used for all sorts of things. During last year some new developments surfaced, making robots even more exciting and useful than ever. Here are a handful of incredible skills robots learned in 2016.

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Amazon is now Making Deliveries with a Drone

It’s no secret that Amazon is a huge part of the world wide economy. They deliver just about anything to anywhere in the world. Now they are introducing a new aspect of the delivery process. Amazon delivered their first package in the UK with the help of a drone.

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How would you like your own full sized Transformer?

If you were a kid in the 80s, chances are, you were familiar with transformers. Between the cartoon television series and all the available toys, transformers were a hit. Who didn’t want a toy that could be a vehicle and robot? Now that you’re a grown up, do you still dream of having your own transformer? If so, you’re in luck.

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