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GForceTracker for athletes: a bid against brain trauma

GForceTracker for athletes: a bid against brain trauma

Sports, for all their fun, have left many athletes with disabilities of various sorts related to brain trauma. Different technological efforts have been crafted in a bid against this reality, and one of them is the GForceTracker. The company behind the small sensor has announced that it's the first to receive Hit Count certification for Hockey and Lacrosse.

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New goal-line tech at FIFA causes confusion

New goal-line tech at FIFA causes confusion

It may have been lauded for having finally stepped into the 21st century and embraced technology, but FIFA might be feeling a tinge of regret right now. While the newly implemented goal-line tech showed a goal, awarding France its victory over Honduras, many people who claimed to have seen or seen the replay claimed otherwise.

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Sony’s next image sensor mimics the human eye

Sony’s next image sensor mimics the human eye

The next step in image sensor technology as created by Sony appears to be bending the way they see the world. Sony is inventing a set of curved CMOS image sensors that are curved, creating a surface which is able to capture images far more like a human eye than any flat image sensor could.

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TomTom Runner Cardio GPS sports watch keeps track of your heart

TomTom Runner Cardio GPS sports watch keeps track of your heart

Mapping and navigation company TomTom has just launched the latest in its line of GPS-enabled sports accessories. Aside from keeping tabs on your location, the Runner Cardio GPS also monitors your heart rate so that you can best adjust your training regimen.

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Apple patent reveals multi-talented extendable stylus

Apple patent reveals multi-talented extendable stylus

It seems that Apple might be seriously mulling over backtracking on its anti-stylus stance, at least in theory. But the Cupertino-based tech company isn't just going for a run of the mill nib but is envisioning an input device that sounds like a dream come true, or even too good to be true.

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OmniVision unveils image sensors for Google’s Project Tango

OmniVision unveils image sensors for Google’s Project Tango

Nearly a week ago, Google introduced its Project Tango, a phone that scans the world in real time and translates it into a 3D map of sorts. OmniVision has jumped on board with this, announcing today its work with Google to develop mobile devices that can perform this mapping. Kicking it all off are a couple of image sensors.

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Google Project Tango will 3D map the whole world with hiDOF

Google Project Tango will 3D map the whole world with hiDOF

Today Google announced Project Tango, delivered first as a smartphone that’s able to scan the world around it in real time. This phone knows its position in space in real time using a variety of sensors and is able to map space as you move it. Over 250,000 measurements are made by this phone every second, allowing you to know the position and rotation of the phone at any given moment.

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HTC One 2 (M8) case leak ressurects mystery hole

HTC One 2 (M8) case leak ressurects mystery hole

With the release of the HTC One Max, we saw the company move forward with fingerprint recognition on a pad that sat under the device’s back-facing camera. Here in some of the first images of what’s being shared as cases for the M8 (the next HTC One), it looks like HTC is keeping the ball rolling. This case suggests that we will, indeed, be working with a 5-inch display, but this time with a slightly more rounded-off body, as well.

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CubeSensors ships out to give a more accurate weather readout of your room

CubeSensors ships out to give a more accurate weather readout of your room

Weather apps are a dime a dozen on both Android and iOS but the information they give out is mostly useful for those outside. When you want to know about the conditions of your home or your room, you're mostly out of luck, at least until now. Meet CubeSensor, a small weather sensor that can conveniently sit on top of your hand or, better yet, on your desk.

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Apple PrimeSense purchase to leverage 3D mapping, not motion tracking

Apple PrimeSense purchase to leverage 3D mapping, not motion tracking

Apple's purchase of PrimeSense last week had all the tech industries howling. The Israel-based company's motion tracking technology had largely informed early versions of Kinect, Microsoft's motion-tracking and voice command interface for the Xbox 360 gaming console. Was Apple planning to use PrimeSense's expertise in motion tracking to propel its gadgets into a new era of universal motion tracking capability? Maybe not, says former Washington Post tech journalist Jessica Lessin. It's all about PrimeSense's other, lesser-known, claim to fame: 3D indoor mapping.

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Enevo One Collect smart sensor aims to make trash collection green

Enevo One Collect smart sensor aims to make trash collection green

Every week, the garbage truck will show up at your home or apartment complex and empty the cans or dumpsters, repeating its process on the same schedule week after week. This is an efficient process in terms of collection, since it allows entire blocks to be emptied of their trash in one swoop, but it is decidedly unscientific and isn't necessarily the best collection method for the environment. This is what the Enevo One Collect smart sensor aims to change.

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Flexible plastic image sensor shown in world’s first “Mona Lisa” demonstration

Flexible plastic image sensor shown in world’s first “Mona Lisa” demonstration

This week the folks at ISORG and Plastic Logic are ramping up for their first full showing of their flexible plastic image sensor with a demonstration video that scans an image of the Mona Lisa. This demonstration comes after the technology was first introduced back in June with a description and first push for manufacturing. Here near the end of 2013, ISORG and Plastic Logic prepare to show the technology off at Printed Electronics USA 2013 in Santa Clara.

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