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The augmented reality landscape shows 60% growth in startups focused on enterprise

The Venture Reality Fund released its augmented reality landscape for the second quarter, and the research shows that 150 companies are focused on a wide range of AR technologies. The Venture Reality Fund, which has raised $50 million to invest in AR and virtual reality startups, said it saw a 60 percent increase in the [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Electrical Brain Stimulation Could “Awaken” Comatose People

WAKING THE BRAIN After experiencing a severe brain injury, people can slip into a coma. Some of these people begin to show signs of intermittent awareness, but are still not able to communicate. This state is called “minimal consciousness,” and it can leave friends and loved ones of those who are trapped in it feeling [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The $713 Billion Construction Industry Has Tech Fever

By Kate L. Harrison At first glance, a muddy, disorganized and congested construction site might not seem like the best place for flashy, expensive tech like drones, remote-controlled machinery, and AR glasses. But Willy Schlacks, president and co-founder of EquipmentShare, knows for the modern job site, these tools are a match made in heaven. Schlacks' [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lenovo Reveals AR Headset DaystAR

Lenovo today unveiled at the company’s annual Tech World conference a new standalone AR headset dubbed ‘daystAR’. Revealed on stage by chief technology officer Yong Rui, daystAR is an augmented reality optical display with what the company says has an “independent vision processing unit and free-formed surface lenses with a 40-degree field of view.” This [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

EXOSKELETAL EXERCISE IN SPACE!

BY TROY TURNER What could an astronaut and ballet dancer possibly have in common? The answer is in their movement! In space, astronauts move almost as if they’re dancing between one place and another as they float around in zero gravity. Inspired by aerial and ballet dancers, this wearable, full-body device called Orpheus offers astronauts [...]

By |June 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sen.se releases a peanut-shaped temperature sensor

Sen.se is… a strange company. Take, for example, the fact that its website’s About section begins with a treatise titled “the meaning of life.” Or the fact that its smart sensor product is called “Mother.” When you realize that the whole thing was founded by Nabaztag co-creator Rafi Haladjian, the whole thing makes a little more [...]

By |June 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Polar embeds a bunch of sensors into a workout shirt

The once-ascendant world of wearables seems to be on shaky ground of late, but you’ve got to hand it to polar for really going all in. The Finnish company’s certainly got the history to back it up, of course, having produced wearable heart rate monitors since the early 80s, decades before anyone managed to embed [...]

By |June 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best meditation apps to help you de-stress, focus and fight insomnia

With hundreds of meditation apps available, the search alone is enough to induce the need to meditate! Are you antsy or already pretty Zen? Do you like music or do you prefer listening to someone’s voice? Do you need to visualize or do you prefer body scans? Whatever your style may be, we’ve (calmly) sifted [...]

By |May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Confessions of an Anxious Meditator

The poster-child picture of the meditator is often someone with a blissed-out beatific smile, looking as if they are about to float into space. In fact, meditation puts us in touch with the anxiety we all carry as living, breathing human beings. And that’s why it can be so helpful. Not long after I started [...]

By |May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Of Mice and Mindfulness

Mice do not, so far as we know, practice meditation. But in order to study how that activity affects human brains at the cellular level, researchers at the University of Oregon managed to put murine brains into a somewhat equivalent state. Their experiments, reported in March in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, [...]

By |May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments