SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) have returned with a new pair of the Eye Tracking Glasses. We saw SMI unveil what they were referring to as the first pair of 3D glasses with full eye-tracking capabilities back in February and as of today they have returned with Eye Tracking Glasses 2.0. And along with the 2.0 tag, these glasses arrive with some new functionality.
We got a look at the nifty little Trakdot luggage tracking device back in January during CES 2013, and as promised it went up for pre-order in March. At the time, a late-June shipping date was given, but things were delayed and a few extra weeks went by uneventful. The company has updated on why the delay occurred, however, and has begun shipping the device.
Internet tracking cookies may soon see their demise, at least according to Paul Cimino, the Vice President and General Manager at Brilig Digital Data Solutions, a company that looks through 1st and 3rd party data to leverage for marketing campaigns. He says that the internet cookie has "5 years at most" to live before its killed off. He continues to say that the internet cookie is flawed, invasive, and has privacy issues. There are many that agree with Cimino's statement.
Back during CES, we talked a bit about a real-time luggage tracking device called the Trakdot. When the device was unveiled for the first time during the show, we knew it would be launching in March. March is now here and as promised, GlobaTrac has the Trakdot up for pre-order right now.
The Galaxy S IV announcement -- or so we think that's what we'll see -- is just 10 days away, and the rumors are simply not stopping, nor should we expect them to. The latest one to feast your eyes on is the supposed implementation of eye-tracking technology in the Galaxy S IV, which will allow users to scroll web pages or apps with their own eyeballs.
As Leap Motion dev units have begun shipping out, developers have been toying with the motion-tracking device to find unique uses for it. One developer in particular ended up using his unit to help him out with his music recording. Stephane Bersot used the Leap Motion to play air drums, change the pitch of his guitar, and even control the EQ on his piano keyboard.
A German eye-tracking company by the name of SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) have built what they claim are the first pair of 3D glasses with full eye-tracking capabilities. They call the technology ActiveEye, and it combines eye tracking with 3D in order to give users the most realistic experience while using the glasses.
Tablets these days can do a lot of different things, but NTT DOCOMO has a new tablet in the pipeline with a feature that we don't see all that often: eye tracking. The eye tracking technology in NTT DOCOMO's new ibeam concept tablet will be supplied by Tobii, and if you're going to be at CEATEC in Tokyo at the beginning of October, you'll get the chance to see it in action. It's there, at booth #4B66, that NTT DOCOMO will be unveiling the prototype ibeam for the first time.
If you're the sort of person that wants to keep an eye on where your dog is at all times, Garmin has a new system that let you do just that and help you train the dog the same time. This particular system is aimed more specifically at hunters who use dogs when out in the wild and is very expensive. The system has an MSRP of $799.99.
Back when I had a real job, the company had a lot of people that worked in the field. You had to trust those people to be doing what they were supposed to be doing instead of slacking off, and typically, you couldn't trust them. They were constantly getting caught watching movies, shopping, or sitting around the park instead of doing what they were supposed to be doing. If you run a business that has a mobile workforce Google has a new service that will make it easier to keep an eye on your workers called Google Maps Coordinate.
If you did not already know it, Twitter has been tracking your every move since the dawn of 140 characters, the FTC announcing just this week that they're now part of the "Do Not Track" initiative capturing the internet. This Do Not Track project has the Federal Trade Commission pushing for "opt-out" features on all web-based project that would otherwise track user data without question. Twitter is the latest group to join in on the Do Not Track fun with an option to turn off user tracking inside the Firefox web browser first and foremost.