Electronics

This earphone could track facial expressions, even with a face mask

Scientists have invented an earphone that can continuously track full facial expressions by observing the contour of the cheeks - and can then translate...

Rideshare e-scooters increase emergency room visits greatly, warns physician

Head and neck injuries make up nearly 28% of all electric scooter accident injuries. A Henry Ford Health System physician is sounding the alarm on...

Scientists print wearable sensors directly on skin without heat

Wearable sensors are evolving from watches and electrodes to bendable devices that provide far more precise biometric measurements and comfort for users. Now, an international...

Self-erasing chips could help stop counterfeit electronics

Self-erasing chips could help stop counterfeit electronics or provide alerts if sensitive shipments are tampered with, researchers report. The chips rely on a new material...

Facebook is merging Messenger and Instagram chat features. It’s for Zuckerberg’s benefit, not yours

Facebook Messenger and Instagram’s direct messaging services will be integrated into one system, Facebook has announced. The merge will allow shared messaging across both platforms,...

Scientists unveil sensor that rapidly detects COVID-19 infection

When attached to supporting electronics, the sensor can wirelessly transmit data to the user's cell phone through Bluetooth. One feature of the COVID-19 virus that...

Smart cruise control helps drivers make better decisions

Vehicle manufacturers offer smart features such as lane and braking assist to aid drivers in hazardous situations when human reflexes may not be fast...

Your personal data is the currency of the digital age

The commodification of the internet in the early 1990s brought western societies into the digital age and has changed the way consumers interact with...

5G wireless may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts

Upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts, according to a Rutgers study on a...

Why social media has changed the world — and how to fix it

Are you on social media a lot? When is the last time you checked Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram? Last night? Before breakfast? Five minutes ago? If...