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FogBlock 2020-10-20 07:00:00For glasses wearers, this pandemic has brought to life a whole new struggle: foggy lenses when wearing a mask.

Cleaning Case 2020-10-19 07:00:00Given the current pandemic, we have been going out of our way to take extra safety precautions. From masks to hand sanitizers to washing your hands ev

Keep Food Fresh 2020-10-16 07:00:00The solution to storing food and avoiding large amounts of waste is here. The Mother’s Heart is a device crafted like a dome food covering, desi

HandPrint 2020-10-15 07:00:00Printers are one of the tools that revolutionized the 20th century. They can be found in most households since they are used often. However, the conve

COVID-19 Eradicator? 2020-10-14 07:00:00With the current pandemic, the use of masks is crucial to keep the disease from spreading. People have been opting for reusable masks in order to redu

Unleash Your Inner van Gogh 2020-10-13 07:00:00Do you like drawing but are not very good at it? Well, you're in luck. There is a new device called the Doodlight, a phone-sized laser projector that

Earbuds or Eggbuds? 2020-10-12 07:00:00Sevy has released new wireless earbuds. Shaped like a literal egg, they allow the user to listen to music or watch videos, and can be controlled via v

Fridge To Go 2020-10-09 07:00:00Refrigerators are so crucial to keep food fresh, not to mention to slow down bacterial growth. Unfortunately, many people in developing countries don&

DNA Fix 2020-10-08 07:00:00In this day and age, millions of drugs and treatments have been designed in order to treat different illnesses. However, there are some fatal diseases

Flying Shipping 2020-10-07 07:00:00The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved UPS’ request to start using drones as a means of transportation for shipping. This only cover

Wave to Pay 2020-10-06 07:00:00Amazon is constantly improving their service in order to make customers’ experience as convenient as possible. The company debuted Amazon One, w

Using Noise To Fight Noise 2020-10-05 07:00:00Tired of waking up because of construction work? Tired of hearing traffic from your apartment in the heart of downtown? If yes, then you should keep r

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Scientists borrow solar panel tech to create new 2020-10-22 16:17:56By expanding on existing designs for electrodes of ultra-thin solar panels, Stanford researchers and collaborators in Korea have developed a new archi

Self-driving shuttle debuts in high-traffic Virginia spot 2020-10-22 15:52:12The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that seats six and drives itself through the regi

3-D hand pose estimation using a wrist-worn camera 2020-10-21 13:15:52Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of St

Translation tools, air purifiers: face masks go high-tech 2020-10-21 03:49:55From monitoring vital signs to filtering filthy air and even translating speech into other languages, the coronavirus-fuelled boom in mask-wearing has

Singapore's world-first face scan plan sparks privacy fears 2020-10-18 06:16:04Singapore will become the world's first country to use facial verification in its national ID scheme, but privacy advocates are alarmed by what they

UK Space Agency backs medical drone delivery project 2020-10-17 16:24:17A medical drone delivery service founded by trainee doctors that aims to transport coronavirus samples, test kits and protective equipment between hos

Designing approximate computation to save energy 2020-10-16 08:28:08If you think about computation, the words correctness, speed and precision probably come to mind. But the researchers of the OPRECOMP project beg to d

GM to run robot cars in San Francisco 2020-10-16 04:40:58General Motors' Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year.

Creating software that will unlock the power of 2020-10-15 08:12:47Leading research organizations and computer manufacturers in the U.S. are collaborating on the construction of some of the world's fastest supercompu

Wearable technology reveals global heart rate rhythms for 2020-10-14 10:05:52Can measuring well-being increase one's well-being?

Using AI to detect seemingly perfect deep-fake videos 2020-10-14 08:35:10One year ago, Maneesh Agrawala of Stanford helped develop a lip-sync technology that allowed video editors to almost undetectably modify speakers' wo

Developing intelligent cameras that can learn 2020-10-13 15:27:53Intelligent cameras could be one step closer thanks to a research collaboration between the Universities of Bristol and Manchester who have developed

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Beta version of Tesla’s ‘full self-driving’ software gets 2020-10-23 12:00:29This week in future tech, a small number of Tesla customers have gained access to a software update that claims to allow ‘full self-driving&rsqu

€21m awarded to nearly 300 new research projects 2020-10-23 11:40:00The Irish Research Council’s Government of Ireland programme will fund early-career researchers across all disciplines. The post €21m award

What are the most important skills for software 2020-10-23 10:00:46Taking your first steps into the software industry? Here are some of the skills you’ll need, from confidence to coding. The post What are the mo

Preparing for a hybrid future? Here’s what you 2020-10-23 08:00:41This week in Careers, we looked at how companies can create an inclusive hybrid working culture and which skills will be crucial for this era of work.

Intel stock drops after latest earnings report 2020-10-23 07:21:40Although stocks dropped 10pc after Intel's latest earnings report, the company is confident it will see another record-breaking financial year. The p

Uber and Lyft brush off denied appeal ahead 2020-10-23 05:57:32Uber and Lyft have been told by a California appeals court that they must reclassify drivers as employees – but the businesses are hoping that a

Which parts of Ireland are most prepared for 2020-10-23 05:25:48According to a new report from the Regional Assemblies of Ireland, people working in the east and midlands could be best prepared for a remote future.

Doubts surround claim that Trump’s Twitter was hacked 2020-10-23 04:39:02Twitter said it had seen 'no evidence' to corroborate claims that Donald Trump's Twitter account was accessed by a security researcher. The post Do

Meri Williams: Driving tech strategy at a start-up 2020-10-23 02:00:31Healx’s Meri Williams discusses building a tech team that is trying to make the treatment discovery process faster using data and AI. The post M

15 things you shouldn’t do when letting an 2020-10-22 12:00:42Nervous about having to let a member of your team go? Knowing what to avoid is a great way to prepare. The post 15 things you shouldn’t do when

How Google searches could help predict future Covid-19 2020-10-22 07:10:39Researchers have analysed web searches across the internet to help pinpoint areas where Covid-19 outbreaks are rapidly developing. The post How Googl

Irish start-up Wayflyer raises $10.2m in seed capital 2020-10-22 05:25:13Aidan Corbett and Jack Pierse, graduates of UCC and UCD, will use the funding to scale their e-commerce funding and analytics platform. The post Irish

WIRED » Innovation Insights

Everybody Hates Chris(es) 2020-10-23 09:00:00This week, for no legitimate reason, the internet decided to bring up the Hemsworth, Pratt, Evans, and Pine debate once again.

'Amnesia: Rebirth' Has Evolved Beyond Jump Scares 2020-10-23 09:00:00The sequel to the 10-year-old horror classic is a psychological journey to hell and back.

How the Venus Flytrap ‘Remembers’ When It Captures 2020-10-23 09:00:00The carnivorous plant is believed to have something akin to a short-term "memory." A team of scientists has uncovered new details on how it works.

The DOJ Is Fighting Google on a Shifting 2020-10-23 09:00:00Plus: Facebook’s attempt at a search engine, China’s handling of Covid-19, and a slippery situation for the president.

The Best iPhone 12 Deals (And Which Model 2020-10-23 08:00:00From the Mini to the Pro, here are the differences among Apple’s latest models, and where you can score the best deals.

'Star Wars: Squadrons' Is the Soaring Antidote to 2020-10-23 08:00:00"Permission to jump in an X-wing and blow something up?" "Permission granted."

How the Google Antitrust Case Trickles Down Onto 2020-10-23 08:00:00This week, we examine the possible implications of the US government’s complaint against Google, and how it could impact consumer technology.

How 30 Lines of Code Blew Up a 2020-10-23 08:00:00A secret experiment in 2007 proved that hackers could devastate power grid equipment beyond repair—with a file no bigger than a gif.

The Case for Reviving the Civilian Conservation Corps 2020-10-23 07:00:00If the US brought back the Great Depression’s massive worker program, it could put millions of Americans back to work—and help stave off d

How Police Can Crack Locked Phones—and Extract Information 2020-10-23 07:00:00A report finds 50,000 cases where law enforcement agencies turned to outside firms to bypass the encryption on a mobile device.

18,000 Years From Now, People Will Still Play 2020-10-23 07:00:00Jon Bois' new work of online fiction, 20020, is a utopian meditation on endless time. With sports!

Facebook Promises Privacy Reform. Critics Aren't Convinced 2020-10-22 16:37:53In an interview with WIRED, Facebook's chief privacy officers argue that the company has turned a corner. Again.