This Sensor Can Be Implanted in Your Body and is the Size of a Grain of Sand

Many people may not be ready yet for transhumanist body implants, but a recent study at UC Berkeley promises that future may be one step closer regardless. Read More >>

Scientists Can Levitate Nanodiamonds in a Vacuum Using Laser Light

A team of researchers from the University of Rochester has managed to levitate nanodiamonds in a vacuum using laser light for the first time—which could provide a new breed of microscopic sensors. Read More >>

A Bracelet to Keep You Safe From the Sun and Tell You What SPF to Use

Neatmo is slowly creating a reputation for itself of combining smart sensors with neat design, having recently teamed up with Philippe Starck to produce a sleek wireless thermostat. Now, it's joined forces with Louis Vuitton to produce a bracelet that'll keep you safe in the sun. Read More >>

The New Kinect Will Understand Two People Talking Simultaneously

If you weren't convinced that the new Kinect was already amazing, here's something that should change your mind: the new device will be able to discern between two people talking at the same time. Read More >>

Why Is a Cheap Colour Sensor Such a Big Deal?

We expect our devices to know what's going on. Automatic doors, smartphones, temperature control systems and beyond all perform actions when they detect certain conditions. And it seems like it would just be convenient to put cameras on everything so devices could have eyes on all different situations. It would also be creepy, but we'll leave that aside for now. Read More >>

Awesome Thermal Imager Turns Your iPhone or Android Into the Predator’s Eyes

This is so very cool: Andy Rawson has built a thermal imager for the iPhone — and the Android version is coming soon too. It allows you to point your camera anywhere and have an instant temperature reading of your environment. Read More >>

Future Fords Adapt and React to Driver Anxiety

Cars are cutting you up on the motorway. Your pulse quickens. You need to concentrate. What you really need is absolute silence — no phone calls, no music. In this kind of situation, a new stress-sensing system developed by Ford would shut down the distractions the moment driving becomes tense. Read More >>

Nikon: 16 Megapixels is “More Than Enough” for a Camera

Speaking on the issue of its new high-end Nikon D4 DSLR and the fact it has a relatively modest 16MP sensor at a time when rivals are pumping out 18 and even 24MP units, Nikon Europe's Lars Pettersson said that 16MP is actually all you should ever need. Read More >>

Sony’s New Xperia Phones Hands On: They Go Right For the Eyes

For a long time now Sony has made some of the best cameras out there. Love the iPhone 4S camera? Yeah, because it's got a Sony Exmor sensor in it. Sony's two new Xperias are also pushing the visuals mighty hard. Read More >>

I’d Kill to Have This Sharp Stabilized Camera Sensor On My Phone

After watching this demonstration video, I'm amazed by how incredibly good Sharps' new stabilised camera phone sensor is. It's on the Aquos SH-01D phone, but it should really be standard in every single phone out there. By law. [Thanks Karl!] Read More >>