Sony Computer Science Laboratories has created a device that detects cats' activities and Tweets them. Using a camera, an acceleration sensor, and GPS, it keeps track of the cats movements, tracking basic activities like eating, sleeping, walking, and playing with other cats. It then sends one of 11 set text messages via bluetooth to a computer and posts it to the cat's Twitter feed.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and former Apple engineer Alex Fielding launching a new private space company. Privateer Space posted this teaser to YouTube but not other details are available. The company's Website suggests they'll share more information at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference later this week. From Engadget: Wozniak and… READ THE REST
We've become accustomed to wireless chargers that harness a phenomenon called electromagnetic induction to power up nearby mobile devices. The range is very low though, usually requiring the device to be placed right on top of the charging coil. Now though, University of Tokyo researchers and their colleagues have built a model living room that… READ THE REST
Is earth's inbox full? Thanks in Advance guides viewers through the carbon consequences of digital files. "Over a year, one inbox consumes enough energy to illuminate 40 lightbulbs for an hour." The site offers a few easy ways to reduce energy usage. Cleanfox deletes old newsletters and unsubscribes from the ones you don't open. And it's… READ THE REST
Studies show that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of many who might not have had such problems before, and it's hardly surprising given the plight New York City experienced throughout 2020. After living through such a tense time when it was rare that we could even leave our houses, New Yorkers may… READ THE REST
There's a reason why the movie Sideways was such a hit with audiences. Sure, it had a great cast and a fun script, but part of its success was baked into its premise. It was a comedy about people who took wine way too seriously. That's an idea that practically writes itself. You know all… READ THE REST
Nothing is worse than having your devices die when you're out and about. Sure, standard portable power banks will do the trick, but most are too bulky to carry around in your pockets. Plus, then you have to worry about the long charge times for those power banks have, not to mention the hassle of… READ THE REST