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Airline lost your luggage? Track it on a map with Trakdot

The Trakdot Luggage tracker fits into a checked bag and reports city location in real time to any mobile, Apple, Android, or SMS capable devices. For the first time, Trakdot Luggage gives airline passengers unprecedented control at a wallet-friendly price, allowing them to keep track of checked-in luggage anywhere mobile phones work.

Posted: Jan 7th, 2013

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Turning smartphones into secure and versatile keys

At this year's CeBIT trade fair in Hannover, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT in Darmstadt will be demonstrating their ShareKey software, a solution which will make the key app concept even more versatile and secure.

Posted: Jan 3rd, 2013

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Smartphones become mini medical labs

Imagine your smartphone becoming a mobile medical laboratory that records and sends data for a range of research. That will soon be a reality thanks to the expertise and impatience of a University of Sydney PhD candidate.

Posted: Dec 5th, 2012

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Breakthrough in augmented reality contact lens (w/video)

Researchers announced efforts to embed a spherical LCD display into contact lenses for use in medical and cosmetic applications. Unlike LED-based contact lens displays, which are limited to a few small pixels, this innovative LCD-based technology uses the entire display surface.

Posted: Dec 5th, 2012

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3D printed optics and light bulbs (w/video)

Printed Optics is a new approach to creating custom optical elements for interactive devices using 3D printing. Printed Optics enable sensing, display, and illumination elements to be directly embedded in the body of an interactive device. Using these elements, unique display surfaces, novel illumination techniques, custom optical sensors, and robust embedded components can be digitally fabricated for rapid, high fidelity, customized interactive devices.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2012

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