Software

Developer spots Indoor Survey for enabling indoor positioning

By now you have been quite schooled in what GPS is all about; a next wave will be talk about apps that focus on IPS, or indoor positioning systems. PCMag defined it as a system for navigation that can be used inside airports, ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Crowdfunding an undershirt device for sweltering suits

Sony has come up with a wearable air conditioner. It's called the Reon Pocket. It is a tiny AC unit that fits right inside the shirt. The device takes a battery; the person adjusts the temperature by smartphone via a Bluetooth ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Matrix has PowerWatch 2 running on light and body heat

Forgive the Matrix PowerWatch 2 suggestion if it sounds like aggressive marketing: this is not jargon; this is a powerwatch. The watch uses solar and heat to power its varied functions, from health and fitness monitoring ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Using AI to make push-notification apps smarter

A pair of researchers in Taiwan has developed an artificial intelligence system to filter smartphone push notifications, thus allowing only those the user wants. In a paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint server, TonTon Hsien-De ...

Robotics

MekaMon robot from Reach Robotics is now ready for battle

(Tech Xplore)—Talk about game-changing robots. A UK team have created a robot weighing about 2.2 pounds that you just take out of the box and proceed to put together with an easy setup, to unleash it into play either in ...

Software

Privacy streams helps developers create privacy friendly apps

A smartphone app that uses the raw feed from the device's microphone or accesses its contact list can raise red flags for a user concerned about privacy. In many cases, however, the app doesn't need all the details that users ...

Robotics

Hand in glove, you tell the robot where to move

CES in Las Vegas is one event that clearly proves there is a thin line between adulthood and childhood when it comes to curiosity, fun and, in 2016, interest in controlling robots. One of the stands that many found impossible ...

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