1.Retina Implant Instantly Turns Text Into Braille
Researchers developed a way to allow traditional text to be viewed as Braille letters, using a retinal implant. This might make it easier for patients to read and understand than traditional text.
Learn more: http://on.mash.to/Wz11dY
2. Siri Coming to Chevrolet Cars in Early 2013
In early 2013 General Motors will introduce Apple’s chatty voice assistant Siri into several of its car models, through the cars’ Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system.
Find out more: http://on.mash.to/Wz13lY
3. Samsung Galaxy Camera Is a Game Change
Samsung‘s daring attempt to combine Android with a serious compact camera has created what could be the gadget of the year– in fact, the Galaxy Camera is just an incredible device.
Read our in-depth review: http://on.mash.to/QqZKaH
4. Pocket-Sized Virtual Keyboard Projects Onto Any Surface [VIDEO]
The Brookstone $99 ultra-portable virtual keyboard, once connected to your laptop or smartphone through Bluetooth or USB, projects a laser keyboard onto any flat surface, allowing you to type more comfortably on the go.
Find out everything about this innovative virtual keyboard: http://on.mash.to/Wz15KA
5. Smart Sock Alerts Parents if Baby Stops Breathing
A team of students at Brigham Young University created a baby monitor that is strapped around the baby’s foot, worn like a sock, which monitors heart rate and blood-oxygen levels, notifying caretakers if the baby stops breathing.
Read more about this potentially life-saving gadget: http://on.mash.to/Wz14q7
6. Hands-On With the World-Changing $40 Tablet
The Aakash2, the second generation of the monumental, ultra-cheap tablet from Indian manufacturer DataWind, arrived in the U.S. Wednesday, with a welcome at the U.N. Headquarters in New York.
We were there to give you our first impressions of the ultra-cheap tablet: http://on.mash.to/Wz17lQ
7. Living With Lumia: The Final Verdict on Windows Phone 8
Can an iPhone-loving Apple fangirl survive using Windows Phone 8 for ten days? The answer is a resounding yes.
Read Christina’s conclusions about Nokia’s Lumia 920, Windows Phone 8 and the future of the platform: http://on.mash.to/SbzrDJ
8. IEEE’s Robot iPad App is Robot Heaven
The IEEE Spectrum Robots iPad app is like a gift from heaven for robot enthusiasts. It’s the most comprehensive, entertaining digital guide we’ve ever seen on the subject.
Find out more about it: http://on.mash.to/Wz149F
9. Does This New Electric Bike Get Your Wheels Turning?
Faraday Bicycles, a Bay Area company named after British scientist Michael Faraday, has captivated the engineering and design world with its first bike to be released in April of next year, the Porteur.
Learn more about this groundbreaking bicycle: http://on.mash.to/UcNAAn
10. Augmented Light Bulb Turns Desk Into a Touchscreen
The LuminAR device is an augmented-reality system that can project interactive images onto a surface, sensing when a person’s finger or hand points to an element within those images, altering the function of a surface or object.
Learn more about this exciting project: http://on.mash.to/Wz1a0O
It was another exciting week in tech, with lots of cutting-edge, inspiring innovations and a double dose of great gadgets.
We got our hands on the cheapest tablet on the market, but is it world-changing? We also had a chance to review the astounding Samsung Galaxy Camera, which is poised to change the market of point-and-shoot cameras forever. According to our tech channel editor Pete Pachal, the Galaxy Camera “is just an incredible device.”
But this week was characterized especially by unusual inventions, like a smart baby sock that alerts parents if the kid stops breathing, or a retina implant that turns text into Braille in an instant. There’s even a groundbreaking project that turns a light bulb into an augmented reality system.