Privacy not included: How creepy is your connected Christmas present?
As the holiday season approaches, the Mozilla Foundation has published a guide to help shoppers choose safe, secure connected products when it comes to protecting privacy, and to steer clear of the "creepiest" gadgets. While Apple comes off relatively well on privacy, that's not necessarily the case for Amazon and Facebook.Before buying a smart speaker, a fitness tracker or a smart pet food dispenser, you might want to check how much that new device will respect your privacy and how vulnerable it might be to security breaches and hacks. In fact, many products connected to the internet have mic...
New view of technology
A bionic human eye is on display in Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park, Shanghai on Sunday. Integrating core technologies such as intelligent sensors and smart controls, the world-class device can achieve a real-time edge in computing to recognize human faces, and it has autonomous interaction capability. Photo: Yang Hui/GTCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Gaza-developed device helps stop spread of coronavirus in enclave
A new device developed in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, in which customers at stores are met by a multitasking disinfection machine, has been working to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the densely populated and impoverished enclave, according to a Medical press report on Thursday.The device works by spraying hand sanitizer while taking the person's temperature, which stands at a two meter distance and offers a comprehensive disinfection procedure. In the event that someone's temperature is too high, a red light will go off, while also preventing the customer from entering the store...
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'Made-in-Gaza' device fights coronavirus spread
Entering a Gaza City restaurant, customers are welcomed by a multi-tasking disinfection machine designed by a Palestinian businesswoman to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the crisis-hit enclave.Spraying hand sanitiser while taking the person's temperature, the two-metre (around 6.6-foot) high device offers an all-in-one disinfection experience.If the body temperature is too high, a red signal will light up. Otherwise the restaurant door opens automatically to allow the customer in."In Gaza, we have basic devices imported from abroad to measure temperatures, and others to disinfect, but o...
'Come Play' review: That device you're holding? That's where the wild things are
A preteen on the autism spectrum, lonely and isolated, becomes the online prey of an unwanted stranger, a monster from another realm.That’s “Come Play” in one sentence. The results unfold more like a collection of reference points to previous film than a film unto itself. But this PG-13 offering, opening in theaters Friday as if it were any ordinary, non-pandemic Friday, showcases a filmmaker of legitimate visual skills and a facility for jump-scares cut and timed just so.The first minute of writer-director Jacob Chase’s Halloween-adjacent thriller makes no mystery about where the wild thing i...
This company reinvented the computer mouse, with good reason
Navigating on a computer with a traditional mouse never came easy for 8-year-old Isabelle Dapkus, who has developmental disabilities.Isabelle struggles with fine motor skills, which affects her ability to use online materials for virtual learning, said her mother, Julia Dapkus.However, after countless moments of frustration, Isabelle is now able to access her schoolwork and scroll through YouTube on her own, all thanks to a fidget mouse — a tactile, multi-sensory device that resembles a toy.“She’s never been able to use a mouse before, like ever, and it wasn’t for lack of trying, but it was ju...
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Once-in-a-decade census starts head count
A census taker takes a electronic device during her work in Zhenjiang, East China's Jiangsu Province. Photo: screenshot of Jiangsu TelevisionAcross thousands of residential compounds in Beijing, a knock at the door has become common across the capital as it kicked off the seventh national census on Sunday.The national census, held every 10 years, takes place this year at a critical moment as the country's policymakers will soon review China's 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) in late October, and an accurate population survey will provide key resources for the government's planning on social devel...
Suzuki to launch microplastic collection device for outboard engines
Suzuki Motor Corp. next year will launch the world's first device for outboard engines to collect microplastics, with marine plastic pollution becoming a growing environmental problem around the world.Suzuki, which provides outboard engines with displacement of around 70 cc to more than 4000 cc, has developed a device that filters microplastics from seawater pumped up for engine cooling, it said in a release issued recently.Installation of the device does not affect performance as it only filters water after the engine has been cooled, the company said.Suzuki, which also makes two-wheel and fo...
New pain management therapy in Abu Dhabi helps relieve chronic lower body pain
Abu Dhabi: A new nerve stimulation therapy that can relieve chronic pain in the lower body is now available at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.DRG stimulation therapy works with a small device implanted in the spine that stimulates the dorsal root ganglion (DRG), a structure densely populated with sensory nerves that transmits information to the brain through the spinal cord. The device then allows for targeted pain management.The therapy is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for causalgia — a severe burning pain in the limb caused by injury to a peripheral nerve — and neuropathic pain...
Medtronic 'cooperating fully' as US investigates ventilator competition
Federal investigators have subpoenaed information from medical device maker Medtronic in a probe over why private companies failed to provide low-cost mechanical ventilators for patients suffering from severe respiratory conditions including COVID-19.The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the Justice Department has sent a civil subpoena to Medtronic asking whether a 2012 acquisition of California-based Newport Medical Instruments by Covidien hindered competition in the market for the lifesaving devices.Medtronic, which is run from offices in Minnesota, received the subpoena because it ...
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