Visit Ancient Earth With This Virtual Reality Museum Exhibit

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The London National History Museum is bringing virtual reality to the masses with a new exhibit that takes visitors back in time, allowing them to see what ancient life looked like on Earth. At the exhibit, visitors strap on VR headsets and are then transported more than 500 million years into the past, where they’ll be immersed in a … Read more

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NFL Hopefuls Fine-Tune Skills with Fitness Tech

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In preparation for the NFL Scouting Combine, some athletes have turned to new fitness-oriented technologies to boost their workouts and gain an edge over the competition. The idea of harnessing tech to improve workouts was discussed in a fair amount of detail in the first book of the series. However, for readers who aren’t familiar with … Read more

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Virtual Reality Headed For The Clouds

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An article posted this week indicated that the Australian carrier Qantas will start offering some passengers virtual reality headsets as part of their in-flight entertainment. The company is reportedly testing the use of the technology in a three month trial period. During that time, premium passengers will be given the option to use a Samsung virtual reality headset — … Read more

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Sports Wearable Detects Concussions in Real-time

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A new wearable device, set to be unveiled at CES 2015, not only detects concussions incurred by athletes in real-time, but also transmits that data to mobile devices, allowing coaches, parents, or medical staff to monitor player safety in an unprecedented manner.  The device, known as the “Linx IAS”, is about the size of a stick … Read more

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New Wearable Tech Could Save Cyclists’ Lives

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According to an article published this week, a new technology collaboration is in the works, which aims to reduce the number of collisions between cars and cyclists by using wearable tech, proximity alerts, and embedded sensors to communicate location information to both parties in real-time.   The partnership has been struck between three Swedish companies: automaker Volvo, sports gear manufacturer POC, and telecommunications … Read more

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Fitness Device Makers Announce “Smart Hat”

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LifeBEAM, an Israeli device manufacturer has announced a new fitness-tracking device in the form of a ball cap — or “smart hat”. The device’s touted capabilities rival what we have come to expect from most other fitness-tracking devices in this segment, including a heart-rate monitor, calorie counter, and cadence tracker. According to the company’s website, the wearable is … Read more

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