WiGest detects gestures using WiFi. Because most computers, tablets, and many phones have WiFi capability, this has a major advantage over many other solutions for gesture recognition. It’s not a done product yet, but WiGest may soon be NEWWorthy.
A similar whole-home technology called WiSee is being worked on at the University of Washington.
Hertz is reported by Computerworld to be installing car cams that point at drivers. They say it is part of the Neverlost 6 system, but that the cameras are not currently turned on. At some point they might decide to use the cameras, but for now they are not sure how they would be put to use. Maybe some customers would be happy to have a camera in their rental car so they could easily communicate with the help desk.
Others might not like this idea. Lots of people have their own portable GPS device that they use in rental cars. It can be cheaper and doesn’t have a built in camera. But mobile phones with GPS do.
Time will tell if “Breaking Borders” on the Travel Channel is NEWWorthy or not, but for now I’m including it here because of what it tries to do — “…travel into conflict zones to get the story behind the story”. That’s certainly newsworthy, and in time it may be NEWWorthy as well.
I thought the first episode felt a bit forced, trying to spend as much time on the travel and food/cooking aspect as it did on the conflict and story-behind-the-story. Not that I minded the historical and introductory content at the beginning, as that was helpful. But the food selection and cooking aspects took up too much time, taking away from the more interesting discussions.
Here’s hoping that “Breaking Borders” will make revisions to provide the most informative and watchable format, especially for those of us who may want content over food in our travel experience.
Since NEWWorthy is about what’s New and Worthy of note, we rarely post new terminology. Only rarely do new terms and phrases catch on, and many are probably not worth noting. Maybe this one isn’t either, but its relation to today’s media might make it more mentionable.
It has been around since about 2013. “Hate watching” caught our eye — or is it ear — as a term that seems to fit quite a few television and radio shows these days. It has even made its way into the Urban Dictionary.
Can you think of any TV shows that you hate watch? Maybe some shows are made just for this purpose.
Yes, according to CBC Radio and many other websites, sea snail teeth have been found by University of Portsmouth researchers to be the world’s strongest material. That’s NEWWorthy! More from Newsy below.
According to NASA’s website, “…The Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission studies the mystery of how magnetic fields around Earth connect and disconnect, explosively releasing energy via a process known a magnetic reconnection.” The MMS’ four spacecraft were launched last night and will provide the first three-dimensional view of magnetic reconnection. Below is a video animation showing how the crafts are deployed.
Want a better monitor display? Here is Computerworld’s list of “12 innovative displays.” Or perhaps you are interested in future gaming technology, such as Microsoft’s Hololens or Magic Leap — Google is a major investor.