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Ebay’s HeadGaze lets motor-impaired users navigate the site with head movements

By | accessibility, Apps, Augmented Reality, eBay, Gadgets, Hardware, TC

The sophisticated head-tracking system like the one built into the iPhone X may have been intended for AR and security purposes, but it may also turn out to be very useful for people with disabilities. A proof of concept app from an eBay intern shows how someone with very little motor function can navigate the site with nothing but head movements.

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Snapchat adds new styles as Spectacles V2s get used 40% more than V1

By | Apps, eCommerce, Evan Spiegel, Gadgets, Hardware, Mobile, Opinion, Snap, snap inc, Snapchat, snapchat spectacles, Social, TC, Wearables

Snapchat isn’t revealing sales numbers of version 2 of its Spectacles camera sunglasses, but at least they’re not getting left in a drawer as much as the V1s. The company tells me V2 owners are capturing 40 percent more Snaps than people with V1s. And today, Snapchat is launching two new black-rimmed hipster styles of […]

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Elkrem is a blockchain dev board for tinkerers

By | Apps, Gadgets, Startups, TC

Creators of the 1Sheeld, a tool designed to connect smartphones to Arduino boards, have created something even more interesting. Their latest product, the Elkrem, is a smart kit for creating blockchain IoT devices and they have raised $250,000 from Endure Capital and Consensys to build the project. The founders are Amr Saleh and Islam Mustafa […]

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SNES.party lets you play Super Nintendo with your friends

By | Apps, berlin, computing, Emulator, freeware, Gadgets, google-chrome, Nintendo, nintendo entertainment system, Software, TC, Web applications, web development, webrtc

Hot on the heels of the wonderful NES.party comes Haukur Rosinkranz’s SNES.party, a site that lets you play Super Nintendo with all your buds. Rosinkranz is Icelandic but lives in Berlin now. He made NES.party a year ago while experimenting with WebRTC and WebSockets and he updated his software to support the SNES. “The reason […]

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Femtech hardware startup Elvie inks strategic partnership with UK’s NHS

By | Apps, biofeedback, Elvie, Europe, Gadgets, Hardware, Health, Healthcare, National Health Service, pelvic floor, sexual health, smart technology, Tania Boler, United Kingdom, Wearables

Elvie, a femtech hardware startup whose first product is a sleek smart pelvic floor exerciser, has inked a strategic partnership with the UK’s National Health Service that will make the device available nationwide through the country’s free-at-the-point-of-use healthcare service so at no direct cost to the patient. It’s a major win for the startup that was […]

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7 takeaways from Samsung Unpacked 2018

By | Apps, Gadgets, Mobile, S-Pen, samsung galaxy note 9, Samsung Unpacked 2018, Spotify, TC

Samsung introduced a wide range of gadgets and upgrades today at its Unpacked event in Brooklyn. The overarching theme of the event centered on increased productivity throughout its connected ecosystem with performance improvements across the board. Here are seven takeaways from Samsung Unpacked: 1. Note 9 rumors are confirmed Samsung’s latest phablet was introduced this […]

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