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All the Sensors in Your Smartphone, and How They Work

Your smartphone is a remarkable feat of engineering. It’s half a dozen or more gadgets packed into a single slab, and many of its coolest feats are accomplished with a wide range of sensors—but what are they and what do they all actually do?Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Mobile, Science, Smartphone, Sensors


Fighting the Coronavirus With Innovative Tech

Some of these devices have been around for years but are now being mustered to help keep us safe.
Tags: News, Small Business, Sensors, Hospitals, Relief, Robots and Robotics, Hygiene and Cleanliness, Ultraviolet Light, Workplace Hazards and Violations, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Aid, and Economic Security Act (2020




Did Mom Take Her Medicine? Keeping Eyes on Elders in Quarantine

Technology can help families monitor the health and safety of older people kept from their families by the coronavirus.
Tags: News, Retirement, Sensors, Elderly, Longevity, Wireless Communications, Elder Care, Mobile Applications, Quarantines, Bluetooth Wireless Technology, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


VergeSense grabs $9M for its people-counting sensor tech as offices eye COVID changes

Facilities management looks to be having a bit of a moment, amid the coronavirus pandemic. VergeSense, a US startup which sells a ‘sensor as a system’ platform targeted at offices — supporting features such as real-time occupant counts and foot-traffic-triggered cleaning notifications — has closed a $9M strategic investment led by Allegion Ventures, a corporate VC fund of security giant Allegion. JLL Spark, Metaprop, Y Combinator, Pathbreaker Ventures, and West Ventures also participated in the ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Y Combinator, Hardware, Cdc, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Sensors, United States, Machine Learning, Ryan, Dan Ryan, Rob Martens, West Ventures, VergeSense


Helping the Environment, One Small Sensor at a Time

New York City nonprofits are using a cloud-based service from the start-up Temboo that helps monitor storm-water runoff and other environmental factors.
Tags: News, New York City, Sensors, Water Pollution, Nonprofit Organizations, Clean Water Act, Computers and the Internet, Trees and Shrubs, Infrastructure (Public Works, Temboo, Temboo Inc, AI May 2020


Coronavirus Turns Urban Life’s Roar to Whisper on World’s Seismographs

Geoscientists are getting a clearer picture of what’s going on beneath our feet as lockdowns keep many of us at home.
Tags: News, Research, Sensors, Earthquakes, Geology, Noise, Urban Areas, Your-feed-science, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Seismographs, Coronavirus Turns Urban Life


Airport retailer OTG will use Amazon’s cashierless technology starting next week

Earlier this week, Amazon announced it’s will now sell its cashierless technology dubbed “Just Walk Out” to other retailers. Today, airport hospitality group OTG, which operates over 350 restaurants and retail locations in North American airports, revealed it will be one of the first retailers to adopt Amazon’s tech in its own stores. The first store, a CIBO Express Gourmet Market, will open next week (Mar. 16) in Newark Liberty’s Terminal C. This will be followed by additional stores in both Ne...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Ecommerce, Shopping, Tech, Sensors, Commerce, Retail, Stores, Newark, Retailers, Computer Vision, Laguardia, OTG, Blatstein, Newark Liberty


SeeHow helps cricketers train smarter

Like baseball, cricket relies on grass, dirt, wood, cork, spit, spin, drop and rise en route to either victory or loss. And like baseball — and just about any other sport, really — cricket coaching staffs and their players worldwide are looking for more ways to track every move. Tracking statistics is nothing new. With each action, a player produces a stat that can be used to track improvement or struggle over a given period of time. But as players get stronger and stakes — financial and otherwi...
Tags: Startups, Hardware, Microsoft, Youtube, India, Sports, Tech, Sensors, Cricket, Shane Warne, MEMS, Anil Kumble, Behera, Spektacom, SeeHow, Dev Chandan Behera


NASA’s Public Design Challenge For Venus Exploration

Supported by an internal grant, a new creative challenge posed by NASA asks the general public to submit ideas for an “innovative obstacle avoidance  sensor” that will be featured on a future Venus Rover Concept. The planet’s notoriously rough surface will prove quite difficult to maneuver around and weather and pressure conditions are extreme. Officially titled “Exploring Hell: Avoiding Obstacles on a Clockwork Rover,” the …
Tags: Space, Design, Nasa, Earth, Sensors, Vehicles, Planets, Venus, Linkaboutit, Outer Space


Blind engineer designs "smart," obstacle-detecting, haptic feedback cane

"This innovative cane includes a built-in speakers, voice assistance, Google Maps, a Bluetooth system that makes syncing to other devices possible, and high-end sensors that alerts the user through vibrations when above-chest-level obstacles are within proximity--something a regular cane cannot provide." Read the rest here. Image: WeWALK Facebook Page
Tags: Post, Video, Sensors, Google Maps, Navigation, Blindness, Assistive Technology


These Devices Can Prevent Major Home Damage and Save You Money

Smart-home sensors can detect leaks, frozen pipes, and open doors so that small problems don’t turn into big expenses.
Tags: News, Smartphones, Sensors, Floods, Home Appliances, Mobile Applications, Accidents and Safety, Home Automation and Smart Homes, Smoke Detectors, Your-feed-wirecutter


MIT's "Smart Diaper" alerts caregiver when it's wet

MIT researchers outfitted a baby diaper with an RFID tag that emits a wireless signal when the surrounding material gets wet. The wetness "sensor" is actually a type of hydrogel that's commonly found in diapers to absorb liquid. As the hydrogel gets wet, it swells and its conductivity increases, triggering the RFID tag. The RFID tags are printed as stickers for around 2 cents each compared to other Internet-connected diapers in development with reusable sensors that cost as much as $40/each. F...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Post, News, Babies, Mit, Sensors, Rfid, Diapers, NC ND, Pankhuri Sen


MIT's "Smart Diaper" alerts caregiver when its wet

MIT researchers outfitted a baby diaper with an RFID tag that emits a wireless signal when the surrounding material gets wet. The wetness "sensor" is actually a type of hydrogel that's commonly found in diapers to absorb liquid. As the hydrogel gets wet, it swells and its conductivity increases, triggering the RFID tag. The RFID tags are printed as stickers for around 2 cents each compared to other Internet-connected diapers in development with reusable sensors that cost as much as $40/each. F...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Post, News, Babies, Mit, Sensors, Rfid, Diapers, NC ND, Pankhuri Sen


South Africa's first interior 6 star Green Star awarded to Formfunc

The Green Building Council recently awarded South Africa’s highest possible Interiors Green Star v1 certification to Capetown-based company Formfunc Studio’s office spaces — the first such rating to be awarded in the country for an office and distribution center. Spearheaded by local multidisciplinary environmental firm Terramanzi Group, the design optimizes energy efficiency as well as occupant health and wellness. Designed with the Green Star Rating Tool in mind, the environmental consultants...
Tags: Design, Office, Sensors, Architecture, South Africa, Gallery, Composting, Ergonomic, Green Office, Capetown, Kim Kowalski, Green Building Council, Office Design, Green Star, Humanscale, low VOC


A Growing Presence on the Farm: Robots

A new generation of autonomous robots is helping plant breeders shape the crops of tomorrow.
Tags: News, Vegetables, Corn, Artificial Intelligence, Sensors, Illinois, Computers and the Internet, Agriculture and Farming, Robots and Robotics, Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles, Your-feed-science


Calamus unveils worlds safest e-bike at CES 2020

India-based startup Calamus recently unveiled the Calamus One Ultrabike, an electric bicycle that they claim is “the world’s safest and most advanced” of its kind. Integrated with elements typically only seen on motor vehicles, the innovative e-bicycle combines safety features and high-end tech into a sleek and beautifully designed package. The Ultrabike was exhibited at the CES 2020 show and is available on Indiegogo for pre-order. Crafted to evoke continuity, the Ultrabike uses 6000 series ai...
Tags: Design, India, Ces, Sensors, Bicycles, Gallery, Bicycle, LEDs, Aluminum, Bike, Electric Bike, Biometric, Carousel Showcase, Green Transportation, Bicycle Safety, e-Bike


Hardware Hacker Designs and Builds His Own Digital Camera Sensor—Sony Has Nothing To Worry About

Making your own digital camera sensor isn’t as complicated as you’d think, as YouTube hardware hacker Sean Hodgins discovered. But you’ll need a solid understanding of electronics, an immense amount of patience, a steady soldering hand, and very low expectations of how your homebrew hardware will perform.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Photography, Science, Sensors, Hacks, Sony, Digital Cameras, Sean Hodgins


Smart-home tech for agents: Best door and window sensors

In this episode of "Smart-home tech for agents," we compare six sensors available on the market right now to help your clients decide which is best for their home.
Tags: Video, Technology, Opinion, Sensors, Collection, Radio, Agent, Smart Home Tech, Select, Smart Sensors, Brandon Doyle, Colton Pratt, Smart Home Tech For Agents, Door Sensors, Window Sensors


Canon adds five new CMOS sensors to their sensor lineup for third party manufacturers

Canon’s sensor lineup has expanded to add five new sensors, including one Super 35mm and one Full Frame 50-megapixel sensor. It appears as though the additions are new to third party sales, although might have existed in previous Canon models. All five sensors are rolling shutter CMOS sensors, designed primarily for surveillance, rather than photography […] The post Canon adds five new CMOS sensors to their sensor lineup for third party manufacturers appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Sensors, Image Sensors, Canon, CMOS


Smart-home tech for agents: Aeotec Sensors

In this weekly column, hosts Brandon Doyle and Colton Pratt walk through smart-home products and showcase their capabilities while reviewing pros and cons. Tune in, so that when your clients ask, you’ll be the expert. This week, Aeotec Sensors.
Tags: Video, Technology, Opinion, Sensors, Radio, Agent, Columns, Smart Home Tech, Select, Brandon Doyle, Colton Pratt, Smart Home Tech For Agents, Aeotec, Aeotec Sensors


Ecosistema Urbano designs a digitally integrated eco-campus for the University of Malaga

The University of Malaga in Spain will soon be home to a high-tech campus that will redefine the urban fabric with digital connectivity and renewable energy systems. Designed by Ecosistema Urbano to regenerate the underused Louis Pasteur Boulevard area, the project will not only enhance the city’s infrastructure, but it will also create new spaces where everyday university activities, including classes, can take place in public areas. Spanning a total surface area of 52 acres, the Malaga Univer...
Tags: Design, Spain, Sensors, Architecture, Schools, Solar Power, Smart Cities, Campus, University of Malaga, Passive Cooling, Geothermal, Green Campus, Bioclimatic, Photovoltaic Panels, Interactive Design, Ecosistema Urbano


An auction based on emotions / Des cerveaux connectés?

THE ORIGINAL? Kosta Boda –   2014 An auction based on emotions Watch the Case Study Source : , Guldaget SILVER Agency : Ellermore Gothemburg (Sweden) LESS ORIGINAL IKEA He-Art Scanner – 2019 An auction based on emotions Watch the Case Study Source : Cannes Lions SHORTLIST Agency : Ogilvy Social Lab (Belgium) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Advertising, Sensors, Cyber, Ikea, Emotions, Interactive, Scanner, Quantified Self, Direct Marketing, Heart Rate, Joe La Pompe, Design & Digital, Brain Waves, Kosta Boda, Cannes Lions SHORTLIST Agency, Mesure


These High-Tech Sensors May Be the Key to Autonomous Cars

What were once believed to be exotic technologies are now being considered to fill in perceived safety gaps.
Tags: News, Sensors, Innovation, Autonomous Cars, Ford Motor Co, FLIR Systems Inc, Waymo, Argo AI, Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles


Boeing Built Deadly Assumptions Into 737 Max, Blind to a Late Design Change

A system that doomed two flights was expected to engage only rarely and originally used two sensors. Critical decisions were based on those factors even when they no longer applied, employees said.
Tags: News, Sensors, Pilots, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Max Blind


Fingerprinting iPhones

This clever attack allows someone to uniquely identify a phone when you visit a website, based on data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer sensors. We have developed a new type of fingerprinting attack, the calibration fingerprinting attack. Our attack uses data gathered from the accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer sensors found in smartphones to construct a globally unique fingerprint. Overall, our attack has the following advantages: The attack can be launched by any we...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Sensors, Cell Phones, Phones, Identification, Bruce Schneier, Academic Papers


Sebastian Thrun and Udacity Launch New Self-Driving Nanodegree

[Corrected 5/21/19, 11:04 am. See below.] Sebastian Thrun first made his mark on autonomous vehicle development at the dawn of that industry, when he led a Stanford team whose robot car Stanley won the $2 million DARPA Grand Challenge in 2005 by racing driverless through the Mojave Desert for 132 miles.These days, Thrun seems just as excited by another imprint he’s made on the still-forming AV industry—not as a researcher, but as an entrepreneur in online education. Thrun (pictured) says many s...
Tags: Google, Deals, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Talent Gap, Education, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla


Boeing Believed a 737 Max Warning Light Was Standard. It Wasn’t.

Confusion inside Boeing about features related to a new software system underline the flawed design and rollout of the company’s troubled new jet.
Tags: News, Sensors, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


Retailers, Startups Work to Offer Efficient E-Commerce Delivery

The on-demand delivery war in retail is on.In its quarterly earnings call Thursday, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)  announced it would switch to one-day shipping for Prime members, halving the time the 100 million-plus people who subscribe to the service must wait before receiving their purchases. The Seattle e-commerce giant told analysts the move would cost around $800 million but that didn’t appear to concern investors. Amazon’s stock price rose by 2.5 percent the day after it announced financial re...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, New York, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, Walmart, E-commerce, People, Software, Sensors, Cameras, Robots, Innovation, Gartner


Elon Musk Was Right: Cheap Cameras Could Replace Lidar on Self-Driving Cars, Researchers Find

Among the many tidbits of wisdom that Elon Musk dropped at a Tesla company investor event on Monday was the revelation that Lidar, a laser-based scanning technology that images objects in 3D, was “friggin’ stupid,” and that “...anyone relying on LiDAR is doomed.” It seemed a grandiose claim given how many autonomous…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Research, Tesla, Sensors, Cameras, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Cars, Lidar, Cornell, Cornell University