If one word was needed, to describe many gadgets at CES 2017, it would be “over-engineered” - companies that build a product, to solve a problem that never existed in the first place. Part of me believes that this AI-enabled toothbrush, known as Ara falls into that category.
Packed with sensors, the time you brush and specific strokes are monitored, to analyse and improve your brushing performance. This data is looked at by developer Kolibree’s “patented deep learning algorithms,” to provide recommendations on brushing improvement.
Now, while sensory learning isn’t technically AI - rather just the automated version of your mum saying “you missed a spot,” the idea is a neat one. Especially when it comes to encouraging good brushing habits from a young age.
Prices start at $80 for preorder, going up to $130 when it goes on sale in March.
A car that rises up to drive over traffic… Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it is I’m afraid. While the Hum Rider is a real car, it’s simply a marketing stunt for Verizon.
Sex toys have taken another step forward with the Flashlight Launch - a masturbation machine that takes all the manual arm work out of reaching climax.
Snapchat story clones are cropping up everywhere in Facebook-owned apps and it’s not necessary. Would you ever want to post the same story across four different platforms? Or course not.
What is the future of wearables? I went to The Wearable Technology Show and found out - writing for BBC Science Focus magazine.
Forget everything you knew about smart homes and the Legend of Zelda… One particular fan has managed to create a home automation system that is controlled by playing the Ocarina.
Following the instant success of Pokémon GO in summer 2016, rumours began that developer Niantic was working on another game – simply named Harry Potter GO. This is fake news, so please stop sharing it.
A team of researchers have done something incredible yet terrifying - using sound waves to hack a smartphone, using a method that could be used to theoretically control any technology with an accelerometer.
I get it - the headline sounds terrifying. But Switzerland’s EPFL has just invented a medical masterpiece that could help to reinvent robotic healthcare. These gelatinous machines could soon be crawling around your insides and performing operations.
A study has found that violent video games have zero long-term effects on a person’s empathy, no matter how little or how much they play.
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