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Apple and Nokia bury patent hatchet

 Well that didn’t last long. A fresh patent spat between Nokia and Apple which fired up at the back end of last year when Cupertino accused the former world number one mobile maker of making like a patent troll appears to have been resolved already. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

May 23rd

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Shapeheart is an armband that senses your heart rate without bulky chest straps

 Not everyone wants to place a heart-rate monitor on their chest or wrist. Sometimes you want a meaty sensor, something that won’t drain your battery and something that also carries your phone using a system of magnets that keeps your phone safe from harm. Sometimes you want the Shapeheart. I saw the Shapeheart last week. Basically it’s a very usable, very clever heart-rate monitor… Read More

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John Biggs

May 17th

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EEG hardware hack uses blink detection and predictive text for hands-free typing

 Hardware is hard at the best of times. But software developer Patrick Morris-Suzuki set himself the ambitious challenge of creating a blink-detecting system for hands-free typing during an overnight hackathon here at TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2017. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

May 14th

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MIT’s wireless walking speed measurement is way more accurate than a Fitbit

 MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has figured out a way of measuring walking speed to within 95 and 99 percent accuracy – all without requiring a wearable or other on-body measurement device. The tech uses wireless signals, dubbed “WiGait” by the research team, sent out by a router-like devices within the home to track walking speed and stride… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

May 1st

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CubeFit TerraMat hides under your standing desk to give your feet a rest

 Back before humans invented chairs we humans stood a lot. Now, almost 100 years later, we tend to sit. However, some people still stand. For those people there is the TerraMat. The TerraMat is like a cat toy for you feet. It features a number of little bumps and ridges designed to let you stretch, exercise, and massage your feed while you’re standing. It was created by two… Read More

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John Biggs

March 24th

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Elvie pulls in $6M Series A to build a global female health tech brand

 The UK startup behind a connected kegel exerciser called Elvie is today announcing a $6 million Series A round led by European VC firm Octopus Ventures. Female focused VC AllBright is also joining the round… Read More

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Natasha Lomas

March 22nd

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Seriously, this skull-drilling robot is good news for humanity

 When someone invents a robot specifically made to drill into the skulls of unconscious, immobile humans, you’d be forgiven for feeling a natural reaction along the lines of “for the love of god, why?” But trust me, this particular robotic trepanation station is a good idea. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

March 15th

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Research heralds better and bidirectional brain-computer interfaces

stanford_bci_header A pair of studies, one from Stanford and another from the University of Geneva, exemplify the speed with which brain-computer interfaces are advancing; and while you won’t be using one instead of a mouse and keyboard any time soon, even in its nascent form the tech may prove transformative for the disabled. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

February 23rd

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Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to cure ‘all diseases’ gets off the ground

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Following in the footsteps of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg is using his tremendous wealth and clout to help improve the quality of life for individuals across the globe. In late 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan set up the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a corporation designed to "advance human potential and promote equality in areas such as health, education, scientific research and energy."

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Yoni Heisler

February 9th

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Researchers create a wireless hydration sensor that tracks how thirsty you are

zhu-hydration-sensors-sidebar-400 A wearable wireless hydration sensor from North Carolina State University will be able to tell how thirsty you are via a chest patch or wrist-worn device. The device is designed to tell you when you might be facing heat stress due to dehydration. “It’s difficult to measure a person’s hydration quantitatively, which is relevant for everyone from military personnel to athletes… Read More

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John Biggs

January 30th

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