MIT’s wireless walking speed measurement is way more accurate than a Fitbit

 MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has figured out a way to measure walking speed to within 95 and 99 percent accuracy — all without requiring a wearable or other on-body measurement device. The tech uses wireless signals, dubbed “WiGait” by the research team, sent out by router-like devices within the home to track walking speed and stride length… Read More

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Another iPhone 8 leak hints at wireless charging

 Slowly but surely, we’re getting hints about the next iPhone from multiple leaks. Today’s new image from @OnLeaks shows that the next iPhone could feature wireless charging. In this iPhone schematic, it’s easy to spot a rounded surface at the back of the device, indicating that there should be a conductive surface to charge the device. I know what you’re thinking… Read More

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Erato’s Muse 5 wireless in-ear headphones give AirPods a run for their money

 Apple’s AirPods are probably the first really mainstream completely wireless headphones, but Erato has been making these for a while now. The company’s latest is the Muse 5, a set of in-ear buds that are cheaper than their debut Apollo 7 option, but still come with a charging case and very respectable battery life. The Muse 5’s least impress feature might be their design… Read More

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The next iPhone could feature wireless charging

iPhone 7 Apple is now a member of the Wireless Power Consortium. As spotted by 9to5mac, the website has recently been updated to feature Apple as one of the 213 members. This update fuels recent rumors that Apple is going to add wireless charging in the next iPhone. While wireless charging is nothing new, Apple has been very cautious about this feature. The Apple Watch already works with a magnetic… Read More

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Actualizing the Internet of Things all starts with wireless

iot internet of things city While it seems “smart” everything is in full swing, the full realization of the Internet of Things is in essence still on standby mode. Homes are smarter than ever and VR, AR, personal drones and a dizzying array of wearables and medical devices flood the market, but there is still potential for more. Indeed, much of the technology is already baked in, just waiting to be actualized. Read More

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