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SAFETY TECH

When in Trouble, Smart Whistle

Thanks to internet-of-things (IoT) technology, the venerable safety whistle has just gotten an upgrade. And this version barely needs a breath to sound the alarm....more


SAFETY TECH

Child Seat Sensor Ensures In-Car Safety

Wireless technology is proving to be a boon for child safety, especially for toddlers on the go....more


SAFETY TECH

New 4K Video Tech 'Sees' in the Dark

The capabilities of rapidly developing 4K video technology are turning night into day, and claiming a place once ruled by only by infrared and night vision equipment. Engineers at Sony think they have reinvented a new night owl....more

 
HEALTH


Mini Air Sensors Get 'Smart'

Growing international sensitivity about air quality, combined with the potential of IoT (internet of things) technology has opened the door to an array of gadgets to satisfy fussy breathers everywhere....more


HEALTH


Panning for the Golden Complexion

Such luxury is behind the thinking of chemists at health product maker Phiten, who have created a make-up removal product literally spun from gold....more


HEALTH


Addicted to 'Angie Lips'

As a swashbuckling thief with beyond-pouty lips, actress Angelina Jolie captured Hollywood in the 1990s as the Tomb Raider. Two decades later, cosmetics makers have captured those famous "Angie Lips" for the average consumer....more

 
TRAVEL


Vietnam Eyes Top Outsourcing Status

Don't look now, but Vietnam is on the move, and quietly eyeing a spot among the world's top outsourcing destinations. The nation's effort is good news for companies looking for an alternative to rising wages in China, particularly IT firms on the hunt for engineers to help them build computer networks, databases and other systems on the cheap....more


MEDICAL TECH


Doing a Number on Stress

While doctors generally agree that too much stress is bad for human health, others are busy putting a number on it. The result may be a breakthrough in helping people to change their lifestyles in order to live longer....more


TRAVEL


Japan Tourists Get Wi-Fi on the Fly

Travelers to Japan no longer need to sneak around like ninjas to capture the nearest, cheapest Wi-Fi signal while away from home. Enticed by the country’s ongoing tourism boom, innovative telecom providers are making connecting to the internet cheaper and easier than ever....more



 


HEALTH
The Portable Skin Doctor

The Defiderm works non-invasively, scanning the skin from above, after which its software algorhythms help to determine important skin characteristics such as skin moisturize, and oxygen and melanin levels.


MEDICAL TECH
Toying with the Heart, and Other Body Parts

“Heart models sell ok, but bones are actually more popular, followed by knees and intestines." -- Makoto Hamada

Jumbo

HEALTH
Superfoods Are Coming to Breakfast

"Considering the high fiber content of Baobab (about eight times that of the Japanese burdock root), we think people will get used to it over time." -- Masato Kataoka

Green Morning

SAFETY TECH
Biking Meets Bluetooth

“The helmets are designed with the commuter in mind, and safety is the first concern. Of course, with all the LEDs you probably won’t need to buy a separate taillight.” -- Eric Liang


HEALTH
Okinawa Shares Two Keys To Longevity

"Aloe juice is especially good for people with joint pains and digestive disorders." -- Takeshi Wakugawa

Okinawa Aloe

HEALTH
The Insomniac’s Best Friend

“Considering the cost of treating sleep disorders clinically, we think the glasses can address the needs of at least some sufferers in a less chemically-dependent way, saving them a lot of money in the process." -- Louis Liu




 
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