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Augmented reality treatment reduces phantom pain in missing limbs

an-amputee-patient-tries-out-the-ar-system Phantom limb pain is a mysterious ailment: people with amputations experience aches and acute pains in an arm or leg that isn’t there — making the problem notoriously difficult to treat. But a new type of therapy using augmented reality is surprisingly effective at reducing even the most intractable phantom pain. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

December 3rd

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Augmented reality treatment reduces phantom pain in missing limbs

an-amputee-patient-tries-out-the-ar-system Phantom limb pain is a mysterious ailment: people with amputations experience aches and acute pains in an arm or leg that isn’t there — making the problem notoriously difficult to treat. But a new type of therapy using augmented reality is surprisingly effective at reducing even the most intractable phantom pain. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

December 3rd

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Copy and paste trick could unlock iOS 10 devices in Lost Mode

activ_lock_bypass Lost and stolen iOS devices could be at risk if ne’er-do-wells learn of this blunt-force method of getting past Activation Lock. No special equipment or technical know-how is required, which means any geek off the streets can do it. Fortunately, it’s easily fixed — but until that happens, you might want to be a little extra careful about leaving your phone unattended. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

December 2nd

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Copy and paste trick could unlock iOS 10 devices in Lost Mode

activ_lock_bypass Lost and stolen iOS devices could be at risk if ne’er-do-wells learn of this blunt-force method of getting past Activation Lock. No special equipment or technical know-how is required, which means any geek off the streets can do it. Fortunately, it’s easily fixed — but until that happens, you might want to be a little extra careful about leaving your phone unattended. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

December 2nd

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Sensor-studded suit helps track recovery of stroke patients

dc0ba10102634532000b8726022a3c0b0046c7e9010701c3dc05000080 Millions of people suffer from strokes every year worldwide, and severe ones can require long-term care — but as with other rehabilitation regimens, it can be hard for doctors to track the everyday activities of their patients. A high-tech suit created by a Dutch grad student may be a powerful new way to help keep better tabs on those in recovery. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

December 1st

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Sensor-studded suit helps track recovery of stroke patients

dc0ba10102634532000b8726022a3c0b0046c7e9010701c3dc05000080 Millions of people suffer from strokes every year worldwide, and severe ones can require long-term care — but as with other rehabilitation regimens, it can be hard for doctors to track the everyday activities of their patients. A high-tech suit created by a Dutch grad student may be a powerful new way to help keep better tabs on those in recovery. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

December 1st

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Oldest surviving Nikon fetches $406K at auction

nikon_one-1 A fabulous piece of photographic history just sold at auction for $406,000, more than twice the estimated haul. This Nikon One was the third production camera — as in the third actual camera it built — from the now-famous company, and it’s the oldest one known to still be around today. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

November 30th

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Oldest surviving Nikon fetches $406K at auction

nikon_one-1 A fabulous piece of photographic history just sold at auction for $406,000, more than twice the estimated haul. This Nikon One was the third production camera — as in the third actual camera it built — from the now-famous company, and it’s the oldest one known to still be around today. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

November 30th

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Spinn’s futuristic coffee maker is now available for pre-order

md_kitchen At Disrupt NY in May we had the pleasure of seeing a very cool hardware startup make its debut on the Battlefield, looking to make waves in an industry very close to my heart (and mouth): coffee. Now Spinn’s high-tech coffee maker is available for pre-order, so if it piqued your interest earlier this year, now’s your chance to pick one up. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

November 22nd

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The NTSB is investigating the ‘structural failure’ of Facebook’s Aquila internet drone

Facebook's drone Aquila can beam connectivity down to remote areas Say what you will about the merits of Facebook’s Internet.org and Free Basics — it’s pretty cool that they’re building a huge, solar-powered, laser-shooting drone to deliver it. But a “structural failure” that occurred on the Aquila’s first test flight may be more serious than Facebook made it out to be: The NTSB is conducting an investigation,… Read More

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Devin Coldewey

November 22nd

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