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Dutch Launch 'intelligent Bicycle' That Warns of Danger

Dutch Launch 'intelligent Bicycle' That Warns of Danger

AFP (Dec. 16, 2014) The Netherlands launched its first-ever "intelligent bicycle", fitted with an array of electronic devices to help bring down the high accident rate among elderly cyclists in the bicycle-mad country. Duration: 00:47 Video provided by AFP
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Wearable Sensor 'illuminates' Surroundings for the Blind

Wearable Sensor 'illuminates' Surroundings for the Blind

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 10, 2014) High school students in Poland develop wearable technology to help blind people navigate their surroundings. The device, nicknamed 'Torch', uses infrared sensors attached to the head and chest which emit a sound or vibrate at increasing intensity as the wearer approaches an object -- much like the way torchlight illuminates whatever the beam is focused on. Matthew Stock has more. Video provided by Reuters
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Imaginary Sphere Puts New Spin on Touch-Free Technology

Imaginary Sphere Puts New Spin on Touch-Free Technology

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 1, 2014) A touch-free interface which allows users to type by activating an imaginary sphere in between their hands has been developed by Swedish programmers. The team behind Erghis say their algorithm-based technology, which uses existing motion sensor hardware, is superior to current swipe technology. They want to develop software that could be adapted for any individual device or gadget. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Tony Hawk Rides the World's First Real Hoverboard

Tony Hawk Rides the World's First Real Hoverboard

The Fumble (Nov. 18, 2014) Remember when Tony Hawk tricked us into believing he was riding a real hoverboard, but it ended up be a fake? Well, now the skateboarding legend is making up for his trickery by riding an actual hoverboard! Eight months after his hoax, we finally get to watch one of the greatest skateboarders of all-time taking the Hendo hoverboard for a spin. Video provided by The Fumble
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