GPS technology deployed in Thailand to keep CSD Police in line

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The tech tracks the movements of on-duty CSD police to prevent them from skipping their duties. The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) in Thailand has cracked down on on-duty CSD officers by tracking their whereabouts in real-time using GPS technology. The technology has been implemented to keep on-duty officers honest, ensuring that they are actually completing their rounds when on patrol. Some officers have been finding their way out of patrols by scanning QR codes at home. There are certain areas in Thailand that require an increased level of policing. In…

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“OK Google” – Google Maps to be updated with Google Assistant

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Google Maps will allow users to control navigation with their voice. Thanks to Google Assistant, Google Maps will become an even more hands-free tool, enabling both Android and iOS smartphone users who use the app to control navigation with their voice, further simplifying the process. The integration allows users more than just the ability to use voice-control navigation. Once the update has been rolled out to Google Maps users across the globe, they will be able to enjoy the convenience and freedom of simply using their voice to ask the…

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L’Oreal wearable skin sensor can measure pH levels in real-time

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The company unveiled its new wearable technology at CES 2019. The L’Oreal wearable skin sensor, called My Skin Track pH, is said to be the first wearable and companion app to easily measure personal pH levels. The French beauty giant unveiled its new tech by La Roche-Posay at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The sensor can measure personal pH levels in 15 minutes. Using trace amounts of sweat, the L’Oreal wearable skin sensor can measure personal pH levels in as little as 15 minutes. The user’s pH levels…

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Mookkie bowl uses AI to make sure the right pet is eating the right food

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Volta is gearing up to launch its “smart” pet food bowl at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The Milan-based smartphone appliances manufacturer, Volta, has developed a unique facial recognition pet food bowl called Mookkie bowl, which features a built-in camera and embedded circuit board that makes it capable of recognizing a person’s pet. The company is expected to show it off at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019). The bowl uses artificial intelligence to keep other animals out of your pet’s food. The facial recognition tech that has been…

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IBM wearable technology provides mobile health monitoring using hand strength

The latest in mhealth uses a fingernail sensor to quickly and easily measure your overall wellness. A new IBM wearable technology was unveiled this week, adding a “first of its kind” to the mobile health industry. At the moment, this mhealth wearable device remains in the prototype phase. There have been other types of mhealth device in the form of wearables. From the traditional fitness tracker to gadgets that smell your breath, sample your stool or gauge how you type, mobile health technology is rapidly expanding. That said, a new…

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Angry Birds VR game to launch early next year

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Rovio’s massively successful Angry Birds franchise will soon include a virtual reality gaming experience. Rovio Entertainment and Resolution Games have announced Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs will be launched on all major VR (virtual reality) platforms in early 2019. This isn’t the first interactive gaming experience Resolution Games has developed for Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise. Back in October of this year, Rovio and Resolution Games collaborated to release Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot, an augmented reality (AR) game designed for the AR headest Magic Leap One. The game…

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A new hands-free phone driving law could come into effect in Florida in 2019

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The new bill seeks to cut down on distracted driving in the state. Florida Representative Jackie Toledo filed a bill for the 2019 legislative session that would essentially enact a hands-free phone driving law throughout the state. Passing this House Bill 107 would allow law enforcement officers to pull over motorists who talk or text on handheld mobile phones while driving. If passed, the new law would make texting while driving a primary offense. Texting while driving in Florida is against the law but it is presently treated as a…

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Soon to be released Samsung tablet receives FCC certification

Samsung Tablet - Tablet powered by Windows 10

Samsung is reportedly releasing a new mid-range tablet in Q1 2019. A new Samsung tablet has been given the green light by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The tablet device has certified under the model number SM-W737Y. The newly FCC certified tablet is powered by Windows. It is a little surprising that the South Korean tech giant is working on another tablet, since the company has already launched a number of Tab A and Tab S series Android tablets this year. That being said, what is perhaps even more surprising…

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Facial recognition camera secretly used on Taylor Swift fans

Facial Recognition Camera - Eye Scan

Security at the singer’s Rose Bowl show utilized facial recognition tech, unbeknownst to fans. A facial recognition camera was reportedly used at Taylor Swift’s LA concert back in May for the purpose of monitoring the crowd to check for Swift’s known stalkers. That said, this technology was employed in secret and used on fans without their knowledge as they watched a screen playing rehearsal clips in one of the kiosks that had been set up. The images where transferred to a Nashville “command post.” “Everybody who went by [the kiosks]…

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VR tech helps to keep dental patients and airline passengers calm

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Virtual reality is changing both dental experiences and long air travel for the better. Thanks to the magic of VR tech, a trip to the dentist or taking a long flight may no longer be something to dread. Virtual reality (VR) headsets have been found to improve both experiences, helping people in these situations to feel more at ease. VR has a “profound” sedation effect on dental patients. According to dentist Bryan Laskin, providing dental patients with a Pico interactive VR headset while they’re getting work done, has a sedative…

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New Formula 1 VR channel to revolutionize the experience of F1 fans

Formula 1 VR - Formula 1 Racing

Formula 1 (F1) has signed a deal with virtual reality (VR) company Dream VR. The prestigious and popular racing series Formula 1 will soon provide its fans with an immersive virtual reality experience via a new Formula 1 VR channel. This will be made possible through the motorsport’s partnership agreement with The Dream VR, which provides VR 360º experiences. Via the new experience fans will gain access to unique behind-the-scenes content. The Formula 1 VR experience will give viewers the chance to get a unique look at some of the…

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