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Your wearable alcohol monitor is worried about you - A private medical device maker, BACtrack, earned the $200,000 cash prize for the National Institute of Health Wearable Biosensor Challenge this week for its BACtrack Skyn wristband, an alcohol monitor. This challenge was issued back in March to encourage the creation of wearables that improve the measuring of blood alcohol levels, while remaining discreet. See also: Could wearables and social media be the future of medical trials? Officia...
The National Institute of Health Wearable Biosensor Challenge winner has created a wearable alcohol monitor that discreetly sends information to its users.
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Algorithms (and gentlemen), start your engines! - On this Memorial Day weekend – traditional start of the racing season the US and the calendar home of the Indy 500 – we thought we’d take a look at the future of racing, and whether Ricky Bobby will find himself hammering it home in the driver’s seat…or pushing fries in the concession stand. Autonomous racing isn’t just a distant dream anymore. Racing leagues – including aptly-named Roborace – are popping up promising spectators the opportun...
Memorial Day weekend is the calendar home of the Indy 500, so we took a look at the future of racing...and whether algorithms will still need Ricky Bobby.
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Netatmo launches Connect API for smart home developers - Smart home company Netatmo announced earlier this week its own API for third-party Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Called Netatmo Connect, the API provides developers with the ability to connect to Netatmo’s products and create meaningful interactions. Connect has three major platforms – weather, smart home, and enterprise. Weather uses data from the Netatmo Weather Stations network to provide real-time, accurate weather data. AccuW...
Smart home company Netatmo announced earlier this week its own API for third-party Internet of Things (IoT) devices, called Netatmo Connect.
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RW Q&A: Sam George, director of Microsoft’s Azure IoT - Sam George, director of  Microsoft’s Azure IoT program, sat down with us to discuss how Azure IoT came about, his views on what IoT means today, why the hype is real — and what it will all mean in the future. George describes Microsoft’s decision to launch Azure IoT as an opportunity to examine what’s next in computing. “We knew IoT was going to be the next wave of computing after mobile,” he says “(We are) seeing some amazing traction...
Sam George, Director of Azure IoT at Microsoft, sat down with us to discuss how Azure IoT came about, and IoT means today and in the future.
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Is this pen your next 3D printer? - Scientists at Harvard have created an amazing new 3D pen that creates metallic objects with ease. Similar to the recent 3Doodler pen in some concepts, this new pen goes above and beyond and was created for adult use, with various possibilities in mind. See also: 10 Crazy Things 3D Printers Can Make Today This new pen could assist in making parts needed for medical devices. Earlier versions of 3D printers are held back in their ability to produce certain d...
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This week in IoT crowdfunding: We’ve got your back - The Internet of Things is a category of products that, if executed correctly, can improve the life of its users in many ways. IoT devices can make it easier to get through your day, improve on traditional solutions to everyday problems, and even inspire creativity in new and exciting ways. This week’s lineup of crowdfunded IoT projects is no different. Each of these products has the potential to improve the lives of their users. That is, ...
We’re big fans of crowdfunding. So we want to bring you an ongoing round-up of the next wave of IoT inventors and their potentially leading technology.
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Nationwide IoT network to link up South Korean smart cities - Smart city ambitions just leveled up thanks to a partnership between South Korean firms Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom that will build a nationwide Internet of Things (IoT) friendly network. As reported by TheVerge.com, the companies announced plans to construct a network across South Korea for connected devices and smart city technology. The coast-to-coast network is based on LoRaWAN technology, which stands for Long Range W...
South Korean firms Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom have partnered up to build a nationwide Internet of Things friendly network.
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Google’s self-driving car lab rolls into Motor City - In a move geared toward driving its autonomous vehicle program further down the road, tech giant Google will open a self-driving car technology center in the Detroit area. As reported on the Yahoo! Tech site Google is launching an advanced facility in Novi, Michigan for engineers and other specialists to test cars for its self-driving vehicle program.  The 53,000 square foot facility will enable the California-based company to “further d...
Google is launching an advanced facility in the Detroit area for engineers and other specialists to test cars for its self-driving vehicle program.
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Is a real-world wearable tricorder logical? - Wearables are extremely popular among the fitness conscious, counting steps, measuring heart rates, and more. But for them to become an all-encompassing health diagnostic tool – like the cool, tricorder-wielding doctors of the future use – they have to go a bit further and give you a more detailed view of your actual health. This need to kick it up a notch inspired engineers at the University of California San Diego to develop a flexible, wearab...
Wearables are a great start to monitoring your level of fitness, but they have further to go to give you and your doctor a detailed view of your health.
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Georgia Tech gives self-driving some redneck spark - Autonomous cars can currently perform most of the basic driving tasks, like switching lanes or parking, but avoiding an oncoming vehicle or avoiding an animal on the road is still too complex for most systems. That is why Georgia Tech has built two rally trucks, 20 percent the size of normal trucks, to test some of the irregular events that happen on roads. See also: Semi-autonomous car hits new record at Indy track A team of researchers ...
Georgia Tech has been testing two autonomous rally trucks to teach computers how to react to unfamiliar situations on the road.
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