Intelligence and monitoring

CBC News - 10/14/2015

This past May, Montreal inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru broke the world record for the longest hoverboard flight.

Duru flew up to five metres above a lake for a distance of 275.9 metres aboard his homemade, propeller-powered hoverboard in a trip that lasted more than 1½ minutes.

Gizmag - by STANLEY GOODNER - 10/02/2015

Those who have suffered through any type of back pain know it's not a fun feeling. Given the amount of sedentary slouching at desks and/or strained hunkering over display screens done on a daily basis, it's a wonder that more people haven't been afflicted by the pinch of poor posture. Adela Health has just unveiled TruPosture, a shirt that's designed to help reduce back pain by improving the way we sit.

Digital Trends - by Rick Stella - 09/17/2015

The 3D printing gurus at WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) announced plans to officially unveil a 40 foot tall 3D printer on Friday. Once erected, the massive “Big Delta” will supposedly be the largest 3D printer in the world. While a 3D printer of this size is sure to make even Donald Trump salivate at the prospect of what it can build, the team behind it says the main goal is to use the Big Delta to build extremely low-cost housing.

Digital Trends - by Kelly Hodgkins - 09/17/2015

Researchers at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have discovered a method that allows them to filter out almost all the noise in a given environment — no matter how loud or quiet it is. It’s a near perfect sound absorption system where sound waves come in and don’t come back out.

Gizmag - by DARIO BORGHINO - 07/02/2015

The Ctrl One smart glasses can toggle between transparent and sunglasses mode, manually or autonomously at an illumination threshold set by the user

designboom - 03/23/2015

propelled by leaning side to side, the ‘sidewinding circular skates’ by hammacher schlemmer, drives riders forward in a serpentine motion similar to longboard skateboarding. however, unlike the longboard, the skates work without having to push off the ground. simply placing their feet on the two platforms which can support up to 200 lbs in weight, users can easily perform 720° spins as the wheels are not connected.

Chip Chick - by Chance Kinney - 10/26/2015

The Smart Rope works in the same way as any fitness tracker — embedded sensors pick up movement, turn it into data, then store it on an app using a Bluetooth connection. In this case, the Smart Rope will tell you how many jumps you’ve completed and how many calories you’ve burned.

Motherboard - by EMIKO JOZUKA - 09/29/2015

Hadeel Ayoub, a Saudi designer and media artist, wants to bridge the communication gap between people with and without hearing disabilities. After a year of tinkering, she’s come up with a “smart glove” that converts sign language into text and speech.

Geek - by Matthew Humphries - 10/26/2015

Samsung SDI was both a sponsor and attendee at the InterBattery 2015 exhibition in Seoul, Korea last week. And it turned up with two new battery products that could revolutionize wearables in terms of just how long they can function without needing a charge.

The Wall Street Journal - by DANIEL AKST - 10/22/2015

Scientists have come up with synthetic skin that acts like it knows when it is being touched and sends out the news as if by telegraph.