Electronics

New display design could make lightweight, compact smart glasses a reality

Researchers have developed a fundamentally new approach to a see-through display for augmented reality, or smart glasses. By projecting images from the glass directly onto...

Why life insurance companies want your Fitbit data

I recently predicted that health data from electronic sources could soon be compiled into a health or wellness report and shared with insurance companies...

Device integrating solar cell and battery can store electricity outside the grid

Scientists in the United States and Saudi Arabia have harnessed the abilities of both a solar cell and a battery in one device --...

Do you ‘zombie check’ your phone?

How new tools can help you control technology over-use Technology has undoubtedly become essential for productivity and communication in our professional and personal lives. However, the...
Virtual reality motion sickness may be predicted and counteracted

Virtual reality motion sickness may be predicted and counteracted

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have made progress towards predicting who is likely to feel sick from virtual reality technology. In a recent study,...

Smart devices could soon tap their owners as a battery source

The world is edging closer to a reality where smart devices are able to use their owners as an energy resource, say experts from...

Scientists create smartphone system to test for lead in water

Unlike most commercially available tests, it can detect levels below EPA standards The discovery of lead in Flint, Michigan's drinking water drew renewed attention to...

Flexible solar cells: Can they someday power your devices?

Will you ever be able to charge your mobile device, car and even clothing with flexible solar cells? Researchers at Aalto University in Finland and...

New Apple Watch adds heart tracking: here’s why we should welcome ECG for everyone

Leaked details of the new iPhone models were quickly relegated to second tier headlines after Apple’s latest product announcement. More people seem to be excited...

AI could help drones ride air currents like birds

Birds have long inspired humans to create their own ways to fly. We know that soaring bird species that migrate long distances use thermal updrafts...