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Added 21 August, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of hearing aid wearers are participating in rock-and-roll history when legendary rock band Styx broadcasts the final show of its U.S. summer tour directly to their hearing aids. This world's first live broadcast involves audio engineers capturing the live concert feed directly from Styx's soundboard and delivering it via a...

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Added 19 August, 2017

The medical device manufacturer Cochlear Limited, has teamed up with Apple to make an implant sound processor, the Nucleus 7, that directly stimulates the cochlea, providing a sense of sound to a person who has severe or profound hearing loss. The advantage of an implant over a hearing aid is that a hearing aid simply amplifies the sound while...

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Added 17 August, 2017

Walmart is rolling out a new technology in its stores that enables shoppers to scan and pay for their items without checkout lanes, registers, or cashiers.
Here's how it works: shoppers download Walmart's "Scan & Go" app, then scan the barcodes of the items they wish to purchase.
Once they are finished shopping, they click a...

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Added 14 August, 2017

Solar sidewalks open the door for smarter road surfaces that could change the number of lanes by literally moving the white lines or display dynamic road-based signage that changes with driving conditions detected by integrated sensors, such as black ice.
This solar surface is the scaffold for all those future applications. The 1,200-...

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Added 13 August, 2017

The FOX Sports virtual reality platform places viewers into a cool looking private room where they can hang out together and watch sports events on a large screen in the center. LiveLike, the company behind the app, is looking to add features that allow viewers to invite friends into the suite. To use the app, a viewer connects their account to...

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Added 12 August, 2017

It can be a real pain to shop for clothes online when it's unclear how they'll fit. Sure, if you have favorite brands, it's easier, but if you're wading into the unknown territory of a completely new-to-you store or line of clothing, you're taking a big gamble. And since none of us actually want to step foot in a store these days (ew), it can...

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Added 11 August, 2017

Imagine putting on a VR headset, seeing the virtual world take shape around you, and then navigating through that world without waving any controllers around—instead steering with your thoughts alone. That’s the new gaming experience offered by the startup Neurable.
Neurable isn’t a gaming company; the Boston-based startup works on the...

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Added 9 August, 2017

The number of features and the general complexity of modern cars means owner’s manuals are now thick enough to double as doorstops. Hyundai’s Genesis luxury brand hopes to address this problem using augmented reality. It created the Genesis Virtual Guide for its G80 and G90 sedans as a high-tech update of the traditional owner’s manual. It...

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Added 8 August, 2017

If you've ever heard a bird sing and wondered what it was, this app is for you. The Songbird app bills itself as the "Shazam for bird calls," using artificially intelligent audio recognition to analyze any bird's call and identify it correctly. Created for serious birders and amateurs alike.

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Added 8 August, 2017

At this point, you can safely assume that self-driving cars are coming. Not only are tech companies like Google and Tesla hard at work developing autonomous technology, so are established automakers like GM and Ford. But when self-driving cars eventually do go on sale, it may be a long time before you can put one in your garage.
Speaking...