For more than two years, research teams across the country — and around the world — have been using human waste to monitor rising and falling SARS-CoV-2 levels. The same sewage surveillance systems can track pathogens from polio to monkeypox. So what’s the future of wastewater testing?
Enlarge / Microsoft HoloLens 2. (credit: Microsoft) As expected, Microsoft today launched HoloLens 2, the company’s second generation augmented reality (AR) headset. The new hardware addresses what were probably the two biggest issues with the first generation device: the narrow field of view, and the comfort when wearing the device. Microsoft says that the field […]
3-D printed rifles, Iran missile hacking, and more of the week’s top security news. https://media.wired.com/photos/5c672ea42cbde374dceb08a7/master/pass/Security-Roundup-UighurMuslims-126330936.jpg
Embody from Melissa Painter’s team at MAP Design Lab is being shown at Sundance 2019, featuring full body tracking with only a headset attached to the body.Read More
A German hack confession, unencrypted government sites, and more security news this week. https://media.wired.com/photos/5c39085c4e153f2c5531f948/master/pass/Amazong-Ring-FA-ces_J5A9903-copy.jpg
A ton of new releases are hitting theaters this week in an effort to convince families getting together for Thanksgiving to head off to their local multiplex. However, once Turkey Day is over, it’ll be a few weeks before another tentpole release hits theaters, and that’ll be an adventure for Spider-Man unlike any we’ve seen […]
Pokémon Go players can finally unlock rewards without keeping the app open or using the game’s Plus tracking dongle. The Adventure Sync option ties into Google Fit or Apple Health tracking to dole out bonuses based on all the movement players do throughout the day. That should mean earning more Buddy Candy and hatching Eggs, […]
Oculus Quest, the latest VR headset from Facebook, enables full six degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking for both head and hands using the company’s new inside-out system called Insight. This brings the standalone headset closer to Rift-quality tracking than ever before, but it’s still not perfect. Gabor Szauer, Developer Relations Engineer at the co…Read More
General Motors has begun surveying how its drivers experience in-car multimedia, specifically the radio, as part of its new strategy to track customer habits and maximize the profitability of information. With 4G LTE WiFi connectivity now featured inside millions of GM vehicles, the automaker believes technology can be used to fine tune its future marketing […]
Privacy experts say choosing life insurance tied to fitness tracking could have unintended consequences
Insurance giant John Hancock has announced a switch to ‘interactive’ life-insurance policies only, which offer incentives for things like wearing a fitness tracking device. Privacy experts worry these optional programs won’t be optional don’t the road.