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Added 15 October, 2018

Today's talented job-seekers are not just looking for money, they are looking for a position that fits their lifestyle and beliefs. According to a new job-matching platform, WorkValues is the first talent platform that enables skilled talent to discover companies by culture-fit, scientifically proven to increase your job satisfaction. "Our...

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Added 14 October, 2018

The FDA has cleared a direct-to-consumer hearing aid, developed by speaker manufacturer Bose, potentially opening the door for other consumer-focused electronics companies. The de novo clearance makes it the first hearing aid authorized by the agency that allows users to fit, program and control the device on their own, without help from a...

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Added 13 October, 2018

Expedia continues to bet on voice-based search as it debuted hotel search, booking, cancellations, and loyalty point access on Google Assistant through a new Expedia Action. The move is similar to Expedia’s capabilities on other virtual assistants, Amazon Alexa devices, which debuted in 2016. With the new Expedia Action, in addition to hotel...

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Added 13 October, 2018

There are a wide variety of biometric tools available, including fingerprint scans, iris scans and facial recognition. Now, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi have developed a biometric system based on footsteps.The new system uses a geophone. This is a transducer that converts ground movement into electrical signals...

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Added 11 October, 2018

Can technology protect you from the jaws of a one-ton great white shark? Several Australian tech startups say yes. They’re using artificial intelligence, drones and electric force fields to try and prevent sharks from eating human bathers. In January, the Ripper Group, which operates search and rescue drones in Australia, launched SharkSpotter...

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Added 11 October, 2018

Think of it as a non-digital wearable device. While exposure to some sunlight is necessary for the body to produce Vitamin D, we all know that getting too much sun is not a good idea – among other things, it can cause sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. With that in mind, a cheap new paper wristband has been designed to let us...

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Added 2 October, 2018

In many parts of the world, mosquitoes are more than just a campsite nuisance — they carry that cause an estimated 725,000 deaths per year. In Singapore, the effect isn’t so terrible — some mosquitoes carry dengue fever, but it affects less than a dozen people per year. But because it’s a city and an island, Singapore is the perfect testing...

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Added 1 October, 2018

Eyecloud is a new smart security camera equipped with artificial intelligence that allows it to recognize both humans and faces. The cordless design allows you to easily mount the security camera almost anywhere and the data encrypted feed allows you to store your footage on local storage without any monthly fee.

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Added 30 September, 2018

Mozilla has just released Firefox Reality, the first dedicated VR web browser. The browser is free and available to download for Viveport, Oculus Go, and Google DayDream headsets. This is the first web browser intended to be used entirely in a VR headset. Andre Vrignaud, Head of Mixed Reality Platform Strategy at Mozilla, remarked “We had to...

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Added 29 September, 2018

Two hydrogen-powered locomotives are now zooming along a 62-mile stretch of track in Germany. Created by French company Alstom, the two trains are running on a stretch of track previously used by diesel powered vehicles. The hydrogen engines can hit a top speed of 140 kilometers per hour (87 miles per hour) and the trains have a range of about...