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Smart Fabric Uses Magnetic Fields to Store, Transmit Data Without Electronics

Publish Date: November 13, 2017
One limitation to wearable technology is the need for electronics and wiring that make so-called “smart” clothing not so comfortable to wear. Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have found a way to make clothes smarter without on-board electronics using a new type of data-storing fabric that leverages technology already found in smartphones.

iPhone X Teardown: Take a Bite of a Glass Sandwich

Publish Date: November 10, 2017
Look ma, no Home button! With the iPhone X Apple has gone for more than fancy Roman numeration in the name. The new flagship smartphone is the first to feature an exterior that has no buttons or framing. This phone's front is all-screen, specifically a 5.8 inch OLED multitouch Super Retina HD display with 2436 × 1125-pixel resolution (458 ppi). The iPhone X also features dual 12-megapixel cameras, a 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera for video and the phone's new facial recognition unlock feature (Face ID), and support for Qi wireless charging.

Leading Companies, Design Teams, Executives Among Finalists in 2017 ACE Awards

Publish Date: November 10, 2017
A panel of top industry experts has spoken – the full list of finalists in the Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards has been chosen.

AI Will Get Smarter When We Better Understand Our Brains

Publish Date: November 9, 2017
The holy grail for AI research has always been creating machines that can think like (or better than) humans.

Soft, Stretchable Sensor Eyed for Wearable Tech, Prosthetics

Publish Date: November 9, 2017
Researchers have been trying different approaches for how to integrate sensors into wearable technology to expand their functionality and make them more comfortable for users.

NES and SNES Classic Teardowns: Nintendo Takes on Raspberry Pi

Publish Date: November 8, 2017
It's the ultimate question for any DIY enthusiast: Buy it, or build it yourself? With a Raspberry Pi and enough know how you could even build a fully functional arcade cabinet. Nintendo must have finally taken notice of all the makers creating their own NES emulator boxes out of a Raspberry Pi and decided it was a venture worth tackling.

Graphene Used to Enable High-Powered Electronics on Flexible Materials

Publish Date: November 8, 2017
Graphene has shown its mettle as a breakthrough material yet again, with researchers using it to enable for the first time the development of high-power electronics on flexible, inexpensive materials.

10 Incredibly Bad Technology Predictions

Publish Date: November 7, 2017
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Azure IoT Suite Focuses on Next Generation Industrial Applications

Publish Date: November 7, 2017
The next generation of the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite’s preconfigured remote monitoring solution introduces a new scalable Microservices architecture that dramatically simplifies the ability for customers to customize the solution. The company says that input from major companies including The Hershey Company, Schneider Electric, Rolls Royce and Sandvik played a key role. The new solution also utilizes a redesigned user interface that makes it easier for customers to visualize the system, along with support for both Java and .NET programming languages.

Google Created AIs That Can Teach and Program Themselves

Publish Date: November 6, 2017
Two new projects from Google are leading the way toward AI that can learn on its own and even create its own algorithms.