Electronics

Fitbits reveal the truth: We’re not as active as we claim to be

An American, a Brit and a Dutch guy go for a walk. That may sound like the beginning of a joke, but it’s actually...
Implantable sensor relays real

Implantable sensor relays real-time personal health data to a cell phone

Personalized medicine is one step closer for consumers, thanks to tiny, implantable sensors that could give an early warning of a person’s developing health...
Researchers develop virtual-reality testing ground for drones

Researchers develop virtual-reality testing ground for drones

With new system, drones navigate through an empty room, avoiding crashes while “s Training drones to fly fast, around even the simplest obstacles, is...
Tech turns smartphones into on-the-spot detectors for foodborne illnesses, other dangerous contaminants

Tech turns smartphones into on-the-spot detectors for foodborne illnesses, other dangerous contaminants

Purdue University researchers have developed detection technology that allows a typical smartphone to analyze produce for foodborne pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7, which...
Smart windows could combine solar panels and TVs too

Smart windows could combine solar panels and TVs too

Imagine standing in front of a wall of windows, surveying the view. You hear someone enter the room behind you. You turn. “Welcome,” you say....
Amazon can help you fix broken iPhone screen easily

Amazon can help you fix broken iPhone screen easily

Amazon does not only sell products, but also offers various home and business services. It can help you clean your house, assemble furniture, install a...

Would you bank with Amazon or Google? More than half of us say ‘yes’

Would Americans consider putting their money in an Amazon Bank or Google Financial Services? A surprising number of us would. Nearly 60 percent of American banking...
Open ports leave a hole in smartphone security

Open ports leave a hole in smartphone security

Smartphone apps that use “open ports” to share and receive data are more vulnerable to security breaches than previously thought, mainly due to the...

Knitting electronics with yarn batteries

When someone thinks about knitting, they usually don’t conjure up an image of sweaters and scarves made of yarn that can power watches and...
Flexible TVs and high performance wearable smart tech one step closer

Flexible TVs and high performance wearable smart tech one step closer

Flexible televisions, tablets and phones as well as ‘truly wearable’ smart tech are a step closer thanks to a nanoscale transistor created by researchers...