Facebook is building brain-computer interfaces for typing and skin-hearing

 Today at F8, Facebook revealed it has a team of 60 engineers working on building a brain-computer interface that will let you type with just your mind without invasive implants. They also have people working on a way for humans to hear through their skin. Read More

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies starts building its first full-size passenger pod

 In the world of Hyperloop, the race is on to see who can produce the first viable commercial system. Hyperloop Transportation technologies announced a key move in its own progress towards that goal on Tuesday: It has begun construction on its first full scale passenger capsule, to be completed and revealed in 2018. The capsule’s not just being built to show that HTT can make it a… Read More

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This crowdfunded watch looks like the Chrysler Building but was designed in Honolulu

c6048c69ffaa4fed2f9ac0fe1371f3b8_original The Skyscraper Art Deco Watch is a new crowdfunded piece by horologist Mark Carson and designer Richard Paige. Based on Art Deco skyscraper decoration – think the Empire State Building’s handsome arches or the swooping buttresses of Gotham city – this watch is interesting for a few reasons. First, this team has made some nice watches before. Their DouFace dual face watch… Read More

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Indus, the startup building an Android OS for India, targets deals with Chinese OEMs

screenshot-2016-11-04-14-32-07 Indus, the startup developing a localized version of Android for India, is now going after international OEMs after it clinched a deal that will local giant Intex sell smartphones powered by its operating system. Intex has around 10 percent of sales in India, according to data from Counterpoint Research, so landing the firm as a partner will boost Indus’ coverage of India’s… Read More
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Three reasons carriers are building new cell networks for the Internet of Things

iot internet of things city Wireless carriers are building all-new cellular networks for the Internet of Things. Cell phone networks fall short for IoT in three ways: battery life, cost and wireless coverage. Solving just one of those factors would be enough to justify new networks. Solving all three is a game-changer for IoT. Read More

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