Drowning out the noise pollution around you can be hard, especially if your headphones aren’t up to par. But with modern noise-cancelling technology, that sort of distraction can be minimized. With so many options on the market, picking the right headphones to fit your needs can be tricky. Knowing which features are important to you will help narrow down the decision. Here are a few to keep in mind.
Active vs Passive
The first thing to know about noise-cancelling headphones is the difference in the technology. Noise cancelling can be achieved in two ways, active and passive. Passive works like an earplug, you get less sound from the outside world because of a seal [...]
Today, this issue has raised awareness in all industries and some tech companies, like Winnow, decided to tackle the problem at the source: invading the hospitality sector.
Working with big names clients, hotels, restaurants and catering companies, Co-founder and CEO Marc Zornes Thanks’ aim is to help the hospitality industry tackle avoidable food waste by connecting the kitchen to empower chefs to run a more efficient [...]
That’s how Buddy came alive. This little guy protects your home, entertains all the family, serves as a smart home monitor and helps you stay connected with the ones you love. Also at school, he introduces the world of digital technology to children in a fun & engaging learning process.
Buddy is also ideally suited for seniors and less mobile people who will not only benefit from its companionship, but also from the robot’s ability to help with [...]
Cycle Eye is Fusion Processing’s answer to the 14 cyclists killed on average every year in London by trucks or buses. It’s a small device that uses radar and a low light camera to identify cyclists close to the vehicle. Once attached to the side of the truck or bus, it provides a warning alert to the driver [...]
A number of medical facilities have begun using tablets as alternatives to more expensive and less-portable computers. In fact, the medical tablet sector is approaching $2 billion worldwide, and there are now nearly 100,000 healthcare apps available across major mobile operating systems like iOS and Android.
Tablets provide an ideal computing solution in many healthcare scenarios because they’re lightweight, mobile, relatively inexpensive, and have longer battery lives than laptops and smartphones. Touchscreens are also easier to clean and less likely to harbour bacteria than conventional input peripherals like keyboards and mice which have cracks and crevices that are [...]
In today’s modern age, technology has been advancing global industries to a point where innovations are happening faster than ever before. With the interconnectivity and shared knowledge of the Internet, new tech inventions, and digital access to people around the world, we’re seeing a much faster growth rate when it comes to constant discoveries being made to help our lives become easier. The healthcare industry is no exception, and for good reason. No matter how much technological advancement occurs in society, a person’s health should remain the most valuable commodity, and these days people are looking for more valuable and cost-effective methods to monitor their [...]
Connecticut startup Wearsafe Labs has raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter to develop advanced wearable personal safety products, starting with the Wearsafe Tag—a small wearable panic button.
The company initially set out to raise $75,000 and surpassed that goal in less than four weeks.
“We couldn’t be happier with the success of this campaign,” says co-founder Phill Giancarlo. “But even more important, we are so appreciative to those who backed this project, who believe in our mission to really make a difference in this world.”
Wearsafe’s first product, the Wearsafe Tag, is a low-energy Bluetooth wearable device that can [...]
If you want to get your hands on Amazon Echo—the wireless speaker with a built-in voice-controlled personal assistant—it’s now available to everyone.
The device, which Amazon revealed last November, is a Bluetooth speaker on steroids. The personal assistant (named Alexa) can answer questions, play music on demand, and order Amazon products for you using simple voice commands.
Initially, Echo was only available to Amazon Prime customers on a special waiting list. Amazon was quite conservative in sending out invites, and even when customers purchased it, shipping times turned from weeks into months.
But now, Amazon Echo is available to everyone. It costs [...]
In an effort to bring wearables to the medical field, Google has developed a health-tracking wristband that could give physicians real-time, detailed information about patients, even when they’re away from the hospital.
Developed by the Google X research division, the device can measure and report heart rhythm, pulse, skin temperature, and environmental circumstances like light exposure and noise levels.
“Our intended use is for this to become a medical device that’s prescribed to patients or used for clinical trials,” said Andy Conrad, head of the life sciences team at Google, in an interview with Bloomberg.
The device is designed to [...]
LiliLite is a bookshelf, reading light, and bookmark combined into a single easy product for reading in bed. The Kickstarter campaign has raised $25,000 of its $70,000 goal, with 22 days to go. The company hopes to deliver the product to backers worldwide this fall.
LiliLite is really simple: you mount it over your bed, and one side of the product holds a stack of books while the other side holds a single book, marking the page where you left off. When you grab your book to start reading, a sensor activates the LED reading light, which illuminates the pages just enough to read comfortably. When you put your book back on the shelf, the light automatically turns off [...]