60-Second Tech

21:01:54 2015-02-20
Researchers revealed their latest prototype contact lenses that magnify vision almost three times with the wink of an eye. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:38 2015-02-14
Users of the K-cup coffee company’s products have counterattacked against its efforts to restrict the brands that their new machines can brew. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:37 2015-02-05
Law enforcement agencies have handheld radar that can “see” through walls via RF signals, raising Fourth Amendment concerns. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:29 2015-01-31
Researchers have made a secure, waterproof wireless keyboard that gets charged by the action of your fingertips as you type. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:31 2015-01-24
SpaceX’s Elon Musk and fellow tech mogel Greg Wyler both have plans for low Earth orbit satellite networks that could fill in many of the world's current gaps in Internet coverage. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:19 2015-01-16
Carmakers are working on ways to let drivers interact with their cars using presumably safer hand gestures and eye movement in addition to voice controls and touch screens. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:31 2015-01-12
The social media behemoth buys voice-recognition start-up Wit.ai to prepare for the impending Internet of Things. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:23 2014-12-24
British students made a wrist monitor that senses if you nod off and sends a signal to your DVR to record whatever you were watching. Future such devices could control additional household functions. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:22 2014-12-20
Apple got a patent for a system to adjust your falling device in flight to minimize the damage on landing. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:23 2014-12-12
IBM scientists in India developed an experimental power supply from reusable lithium ion cells salvaged from three-year-old laptop battery packs. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:17 2014-12-09
New York City public schools are missing hundreds and possibly thousands of computers, due to poor record keeping, theft, corruption or some combo. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:22 2014-11-21
Training rescue robots to land safely from falls like cats could give them nine lives in the field. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:23 2014-11-18
Dutch cyclists can now pedal a path paved with solar panels. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:29 2014-11-06
Yondr’s locking gadget-case aims to keep digital distractions down during live performances. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:40 2014-10-28
Law enforcement agencies and retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy balk at Apple's operating system and payment app privacy efforts. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:28 2014-10-11
Twitter and M.I.T. have teamed up to launch the Laboratory for Social Machines to analyze the impact of social media messages on society. Larry Greenemeier reports
21:01:26 2014-10-02
Drivers in a simulator reacted slowly to sudden traffic emergencies regardless of whether they were thumbing texts into smartphones or dictating them to Google Glass. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:13 2014-09-30
More than a million volunteer users of the smarthphone app Carat have helped researchers identify those apps that really suck battery power in both the Android operating system and Apple's iOS. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:29 2014-09-20
Mini-jet backpack for runners could help military personnel and others get home faster. Larry Greenemeier reports
21:01:15 2014-09-12
A future smart bike helmet can track the rider's motion, determine if a crash was likely and call for help if the rider is incapacitated. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:15 2014-09-05
The rumor mill surrounding the company's latest is in high gear, with possibly a wearable device and smartphone wallet capabilities to be announced next week. Larry Greenemeier reports
21:01:23 2014-08-24
Software start-ups getting big bucks to write code that can identify, find and link logos and brands in the billions of images posted daily. Larry Greenemeier reports
21:01:28 2014-08-18
Hydraulic-powered, mind-controlled support suits aren’t just for superheroes. Soon you might have to wear one to work. Larry Greenemeier reports
21:01:22 2014-08-03
The Internet-connected headset is drawing interest in the medical community as a video consultation tool. Larry Greenemeier reports.  
21:01:31 2014-07-25
Moth eyes absorb almost all incident light, thus reducing reflection that predators would notice. Researchers have now used the moth eye structure as the basis of a highly efficient solar absorbing cell. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:32 2014-07-19
A multicat feeder system incorporates facial recognition so that owners can tell if individual cats are eating too much or too little. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:26 2014-07-11
Some users are modifying electronic cigarettes to produce stronger flavors, more impressive vapor clouds and to deliver even more nicotine. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:17 2014-06-28
Machine-learning researchers are developing software that automatically searches through long videos to create edited summaries, or personalized trailers. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:25 2014-06-20
Tech companies are offering an ever-increasing number of health monitoring and promoting apps, to keep you in shape and interesting in buying more gadgets. Larry Greenemeier reports  
21:01:31 2014-06-15
Microsoft is allegedly adding Kinect-for-Xbox–like gesture recognition to the next generation of Nokia’s Lumia smartphone. Larry Greenemeier reports  
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