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January 2017

Auto-focusing Glasses with Liquid Lenses

January 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Carlos Mastrangelo, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Utah, and Nazmul Hasan, a doctoral student, invented a pair of auto-focusing [...]

Fully Interconnected Smart City Ecosystem

January 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

In Miami, a new smart city ecosystem is being planned that is fully interconnected. It would be the first of its kind in the U.S. The city of Miami announced a partnership [...]

First Metallic Hydrogen on Earth

January 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Scientists at Harvard University created metallic hydrogen. It’s an extremely rare material. It could be used as a room-temperature superconductor. One of the [...]

Water Resistant Smartphones

January 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Pixel 2 smartphone from Google is expected to be water-resistant. The Galaxy S8, iPhone 8, and LG G6 will be water-resistant as well. These phones are expected to be [...]

Instant Apps from Google

January 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

You may not have to download apps in the future. Instead, you’ll be able to run apps over the cloud. Google is starting this trend with Instant Apps. These apps are [...]

Hyper-tube Train in South Korea

January 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

South Korea is planning a hyper-tube train between Seoul and Busan. It will reduce travel time from 2.5 hours to 30 minutes. The train consists of a floating pod inside a [...]

Quantum Computer with 2,000 Qubits

January 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

D-Wave Systems revealed a new quantum computer with 2,000 qubits. It’s called the 2000Q. It’s twice the size of the current model (D-Wave 2X), which has 1,000 [...]

Biometric Smartphone Prices Drop

January 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Biometric smartphones are cheaper now. There are 120 models priced less than $150. In Q1 2013, the average price of a biometric smartphone was $849. In Q4 2016, the average [...]

Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

January 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Dexcom G5 is a new glucose monitoring system. It consists of a sensor, transmitter, and mobile app. You can view glucose levels on a smartphone or Dexcom mobile receiver. A [...]

AT&T Ends Support for 2G Cellular Networks

January 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

The original iPhone no longer has cellular service. Owners of the first generation smartphone won’t be able to make phone calls or send text messages. AT&T ended [...]
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