There seems to be no end to the benefits of electronic brain stimulation. Focused thinking, better memory, deeper sleep, relief from depression, reduced stress are among some of the benefits you read about on the internet. In particular, a technique called transcranial direct current stimulation is getting loads of attention from early adopters who rave about its potential and scientists who are trying to unravel what it can and cannot do.
Watching TV and listening to the radio are the top two digital activities in the average American adult’s day.
Fifty-eight percent of American adults own smartphones. Pair that with the fact that digital culture permeates almost every aspect of our lives, and we can already assume the average person spends a lot of time with gadgets.
CloudBeat, the conference focused on how real customers are transitioning to the cloud.
It’s a perfect storm for cloud technology companies that are brave enough to tackle the healthcare industry — there are major challenges and opportunities.
Electronic drum machine shirt.
An actual, functioning drum machine on a shirt. A drum machine that contains a real working looper and 9 different kits with seven professional-grade drum sounds each. A drum machine that allows you to record loops that last up to three minutes. A drum machine that comes with a working mini-amp that you can clip to your belt. (video)
The sensor is so thin it can be worn comfortably on the skin without the patient noticing it.
Monitoring a patient’s vital signs could soon be a simple as sticking on a tiny, wireless patch similar to a temporary tattoo. (Pic and video)
A woman smoking an electronic cigarette.
On Monday, the U.S. government said it plans to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products.
Hands-free faucets germier than manual ones.
One of the main justifications for hands-free faucets may have just been taken through the wringer by a recent Johns Hopkins School of Medicine report. While one might reasonably expect manual faucets to be germier than those of the hands-free variety on account of all sorts of grubby hands coming into contact with the handle, the team in fact concluded that the opposite may be the case.
95% of the people surveyed reported using some type of electronic device within an hour of bedtime at least a few nights a week.
Americans aren’t getting enough sleep, and technology may be the culprit.
In the National Sleep Foundation’s 2011 Sleep in America poll, out today, 95% of the 1,508 people surveyed reported using some type of electronic device — such as a TV, computer, video game or cellphone — within an hour of bedtime at least a few nights a week.
Contact lenses with built-in electronics and an LED, powered wirelessly by RF.
A new generation of contact lenses built with tiny circuits and LEDs could make bionic eyesight a reality. Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have created contact lenses with built-in electronics and an LED, powered wirelessly by RF.
Electronic circuits could be stamped directly onto paper money.
Good old-fashioned cash is to go down the electronic route, now that it is possible to stamp simple electronic circuits directly onto banknotes.
California license plates will flash advertisements.
Bored as you wait at a stop light, imagine the license plate of the car in front of you suddenly starting to flash messages like a neon sign — advertisements, public service announcements, maybe even news. That’s what California is considering.
A new on-demand video website pooling content from rival broadcasters has launched in a move that could revolutionise how people watch television.
More than 3,000 hours of BBC, Channel 4 and Five programmes can now be accessed from a single website.
SeeSaw puts programmes including Doctor Who, Hustle, Shameless and Neighbours side-by-side under one brand for the first time.
U.S. shows are due to be added to the library later this year, when the site is set to start charging for some of its content.
Downloading programs is currently free, although there are adverts at the start and possibly also in the middle of the shows.