Nikon to help fight diabetes-related eye diseases with optical engineering expertise

Nikon has announced it’s teaming up with Verily, the company previously known as Google Life Sciences, to help improve the detection of diabetes-related eye diseases — diabetic retinopathy and macular edema, two of the leading causes of adult blindness. The camera giant will contribute its imaging technology to Verily’s machine learning, with a goal of increasing early detection, giving patients … Continue reading
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Surprise: Samsung is making AirPods for the Galaxy S8

Galaxy S8 Rumors: AirPods

Yes, Samsung launched its own wireless earphones a while ago, the Gear IconX, so it’s not like Samsung is now looking to copy Apple’s wireless AirPods. But that doesn’t change the fact that Samsung continues to get its inspiration from its biggest rival — it’s not like the IconX has been flying off the shelves.

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iPhone manufacturer Foxconn reveals plans to fully automate factories

Taiwan’s Foxconn, the electronics manufacturing giant that builds Apple‘s iPhone along with dozens of other devices, has recently revealed its plans to eventually replace all the human workers in its Chinese factories with automated robots. This goal is to be accomplished over three phases, with 40,000 robots already in place on production lines, and a reduction of over half the … Continue reading
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$30 gets you a home security camera with motion detection and night vision

Home Security Cameras Amazon

Home security cameras have become very popular in recent years, and it’s pretty obvious why. For a relatively low price, you can have instant access to see what’s going on in your home from anywhere in the world. These devices stream live video to any iPhone, iPad or Android device, and most support high-definition resolution as well. But if they all offer similar features, why would you ever pay $150 or $200 for one when you can get the YI Home Camera Wireless IP Security Surveillance System for $30 shipped?

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TNW’s tech person of the year


How many problems can one man try to solve in a year? What if the problems aren’t your garden variety problems – like a broken faucet − but rather the earth’s most serious and existential problems? Maybe one? What if the problems are fossil fuel dependence, global warming, the future of artificial intelligence, and the colonization of other worlds? Maybe none? In 2016 Elon Musk took on all of these problems.  It was his incredible ambition to change the world in 2016 that enabled him to outstrip all of the other contenders for The Next Web’s Tech Person of the…

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Video shows what happens when an iPhone meets molten aluminum

iPhone Torture

Whenever Apple releases a new iPhone, folks with money to burn waste no time subjecting Apple’s next-gen device to any number of drop tests and torture tests. If you’re at all curious about whether or not your new iPhone can withstand machine gun fire or a free-fall drop from 1,000 feet in the air, rest assured that someone on YouTube has already filmed and uploaded such an experiment.

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