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This Wearable Tech Could Keep Teens Out of Jail
This Wearable Tech Could Keep Teens Out of Jail

AIR uses the same technology that tracks your activity level to give teenage offenders a second chance

Teenage offenders in New York City whose families cannot afford to pay bail likely go to prison to await a trial. But the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is attempting to change that with the help of Kentucky-based Corrisoft’s AIR (Alternative to Incarceration via Rehabilitation) technology.

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Head Rotations and Facial Expressions Control a Hands-Free PC
Head Rotations and Facial Expressions Control a Hands-Free PC

Kinesic Mouse brings back the power to control a computer to those without the use of their hands

Markus Proell developed the Kinesic Mouse to help anyone to control a PC by simply making head and face movements.

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Seattle’s Columbia Center Receives LED-Heavy Update
Seattle’s Columbia Center Receives LED-Heavy Update

With ESI Design behind the work, LED lights give a new, changeable face to the 30-year-old building

A 30-year-old skyscraper from Seattle, the Columbia Center, recently received a $4.5 million upgrade from ESI Design, a New York-based design firm. The update included new trim on the building’s exterior with LEDs that change color on a time, plus a trio of light sculptures dubbed “Sky Lights” inside.

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Dating App Cooks Up Matchmaking with a Side of Trending News
Dating App Cooks Up Matchmaking with a Side of Trending News

Cliick is a dating app that connects singles organically that share the same interests when it comes to current topics

Recently, dating apps have been trying to offer something new to its clientele. Instead of following Tinder’s footsteps on swiping left and right if you like or dislike a profile, Cliick puts relevant content in your news feed with the chance to meet someone who shares the same interests as you do, but on a much deeper level.

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Interact With a Screen Using Your Hand, Paintbrush or Drumstick
Interact With a Screen Using Your Hand, Paintbrush or Drumstick

The Sensel Morph is a pressure-sensitive, multi-touch input device that lets users interact with digital devices in new ways

The Sensel Morph is a pressure-sensitive input device that can detect the user’s fingers as well as objects like paintbrushes and drumsticks.

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Boeing Patents Drone That Transforms Into a Submarine
Boeing Patents Drone That Transforms Into a Submarine

The drone patent from the aircraft maker nosedives into the ocean after being transported by larger aircraft

The Boeing company has filed a U.S. Patent for an unmanned aircraft that shapeshifts into a submarine once it breaks the water’s surface. The drone piggy-backs on bigger aircraft to reach cruising altitudes before making a sharp turn for a nose dive.

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When Words Are a Screenful, Vibe It Out With Ambient Messaging
When Words Are a Screenful, Vibe It Out With Ambient Messaging

The Magic Vibes co-founder Kate Losse on designing wearable-first experiences

If Facebook let us draw directly into the “What’s on your mind” box, you bet your news feed would get an ornamental overhaul (and probably an onslaught of dick doodles). In an interview with PSFK, Kate Losse, a former product manager from Facebook and now co-founder at Magic Vibes Corporation, noted that desire—the itch to communicate more expressively than Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms afford us.

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Visit Your Beloved Corner Video Store Using VR
Visit Your Beloved Corner Video Store Using VR

The Virtual Video Store could bring back the old-school journey of a trip to the video shop using a treadmill and an Oculus Rift

Trips to your corner video rental shop were killed by Hulu and Netflix. In a fit of nostalgia, Jamie Umpherson is developing a concept to bring this experience back via the same means that it was extinguished: electronic media. He proposes an Oculus Rift-based video store, called Popcorn Time Virtual Video Store, that displays a service’s or private library as rows of movies on shelves.

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A Button Push On Your Lockscreen Could Be the Difference Between Life and Death
A Button Push On Your Lockscreen Could Be the Difference Between Life and Death

Alert is an app for patients with long-term illnesses that allows them to signal help with a shake of their phone

For patients with a long-term illness like diabetes, the ability to receive the help you need when you need it is a rare and precious commodity. Today, there’s an app for that, and it’s called Alert from HelpAround.

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Your Next Ralph Lauren Shirt Will Measure Heart Rate and Calories Burned
Your Next Ralph Lauren Shirt Will Measure Heart Rate and Calories Burned

Ralph Lauren's PoloTech Shirt tracks the wearer's activities and vital workout stats in conjunction with an iPhone app

In a long-coming lead-up from the smart-everything craze, Ralph Lauren has finally introduced PoloTech apparel, a smart workout shirt that monitors the vital activity stats of the wearer in real time.

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One of These Little Guys Was 3D Printed From Recycled Coffee Grounds
One of These Little Guys Was 3D Printed From Recycled Coffee Grounds

3Dom's Wound Up filament works with most 3D printers and makes use of recycled coffee grounds

It’s easy to see that the newest filament from 3Dom is infused with recycled coffee. The color is a dark roast brown and the texture looks far from plasticky. Wound Up is 3Dom’s latest product and it uses a composite of recycled coffee grounds for a more eco-friendly printing filament.

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LA Philharmonic Brings Beethoven to the Masses with Virtual Reality
LA Philharmonic Brings Beethoven to the Masses with Virtual Reality

VAN Beethoven is a van traveling through LA communities to bring classical music to those normally without access to it

Touring Los Angeles this fall, the VAN Beethoven truck will be a mobile orchestral experience, using virtual reality to deliver a LA Philharmonic performance normally only seen at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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