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Wearable tech aids stroke patients

Scientists in the US are developing wearable sensors to speed up the recovery of stroke patients. The sensors are able to send information to doctors continuously. The team developing the system says it could allow therapists to more closely monitor the effectiveness of their care. Details of the study were released at the recent annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Texas. Lizzy McAninch had a stroke two years ago. She could not move or speak or swallow for several weeks. Lizzy is testing out…

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Former Facebook and Google employees fight tech 'addiction'

Two former employees of Google and Facebook have launched a campaign to fight what they see as the addictive nature of the technology they helped to create. The Center for Human Technology aims to “reverse the digital attention crisis” and “realign technology with humanity’s best interests”. It warns that technology is currently “hijacking our minds and society”. Facebook said it is “is a valued part of many people’s lives”. “We know Facebook, and the industry more broadly, can help bring people closer together through technology,” it said in response to…

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New VR Tracking Tech Could Solve Platform’s Biggest Woes

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Virtual reality has a problem. It’s not a security issue, a cost overrun, or something better lenses, higher resolutions, or lower power consumption can fix. When you put on a VR headset, the real world disappears and can’t be “re-entered” until you take the headset off again. So long as VR is confined to fixed seating, this isn’t a huge issue, but it’s a challenge for any room-sized VR installation. So far, companies have dealt…

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CES 2018: Were robots more than a gimmick at the tech show?

Media playback is unsupported on your device If you’ve ever wanted a robot to do the vacuuming, then the CES tech show has something for you. The Aeolus robot is designed to perform a range of household tasks – including mopping floors, rearranging furniture and putting away dishes. However, like many of the bots showcased in Las Vegas this year, the pressure sometimes got to it. “Aeolus has had enough,” tweeted Signe Brewster, a writer at tech site Wirecutter, after observing the bot stall inexplicably during a demo. The moment…

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CES 2018: Tech preview of the show's coolest new products

Media playback is unsupported on your device All aboard the (self-driving) bus – next stop, CES: Las Vegas’ annual gigantic tech fest. About 4,000 companies – many of them start-ups – are arriving in town this weekend. Over the coming days, they will reveal new products, secure orders and hopefully provide a taste of the future at the trade fair. The event has its roots in consumer gadgets, but now sprawls into fields including artificial intelligence, automobiles, medicine, marketing and even agriculture. Most of the big technology brands in attendance…

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Psychedelic toasters fool image recognition tech

A team of Google researchers has created psychedelic stickers that can fool image recognition software into seeing objects that are not there. Using a toaster as an example, the team produced colourful computer-generated patterns by sampling hundreds of photographs of the appliance. When the patterns were put next to another item, such as a banana, many neural networks saw a toaster instead. The team said the method could be used to “attack” image recognition systems. “These adversarial patches can be printed, added to any scene, photographed, and presented to image…

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