Intelligence and monitoring

The Verge - by Julia Alexander - 01/07/2019

Automotive supplier Valeo is bringing a little bit of magic to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show — a “disappearing” trailer or caravan that people can hook up to the back of their vehicles.

CHIPIN - by Daniel - 01/08/2019

The low-power Invoxia GPS tracker gets a new feature: the anti-theft alarm. Adding to the geolocating functionality, it alerts the owner when their vehicle is being handled, allowing him to act immediately or simply reassure himself at distance, anywhere in Europe.

Researchers at the University of Washington have created a sensor package that is small enough to ride aboard a bumblebee

naked security - by Lisa Vaas - 12/10/2018

Microsoft on Thursday announced that it’s going to spend the next year or so gutting its Edge browser and filling it with Chromium: the same open-source web rendering engine that powers Google’s Chrome browser (Chrome is Chromium with some Google extras), Opera, Vivaldi, Yandex, Brave and others.

CNET - by Megan Wollerton - 11/25/2018

The battery-powered Ulo security camera looks like an owl and communicates its status with giant LCD screen eyes.

Wired - by Eric Adams - 11/24/2018

Lasers have long been considered potential solutions for beaming electricity straight to drones, by focusing their light on photovoltaic cells affixed to the small aircraft. Diamonds, it turns out, can make that beaming process more effective.

CNET - by Leslie Katz - 12/04/2018

Too often, women who tell stories of being sexually harassed are met with doubt or disbelief. Now, they have a smart dress to back them up.

The Dress For Respect by advertising agency Ogilvy has sensors sewn in that measure where on the body, and when, the wearer is touched. The information gets transferred via Wi-Fi to a control unit in real time.

Futurism - by Kristin Houser - 11/27/2018

A Seattle-based startup has come up with a high-tech solution to the problem of planting seeds in areas devastated by wildfires — and it involves a combination of drones, artificial intelligence, and bioengineering.

A University of California Davis-developed medical imaging scanner has produced the first 3D picture of the whole human body at once.

PC World - 11/20/2018

The Ember Ceramic Mug has the ability to set and maintain a preferred drinking temperature at a precise degree.

The mug also connects to the free Ember mobile app for complete customisation - from tracking caffeine intake with the Apple Health app integration, to saving favourite temperature presets and receiving notifications when the ideal drinking temperature is reached.