Fitbit’s newest wearable devices now include sensors that can track body temperature, oxygen levels, and heart rate fluctuations – data that can help detect signs of depression and a range of other diseases, like COVID-19.
Alarmingly large numbers of American families are currently excluded from the digital world. Either they live in regions where it is uneconomical for the broadband providers to deploy infrastructure or they find the services to be unaffordable. Solving the affordability problem will be the province of both the FCC and Congress through reform of the 36-year-old Lifeline program, initiated in 1985 and largely underutilized today.
Last month, Spotify was granted a new patent that uses speech recognition technology to categorize a user’s emotional state, gender, age, and accent to identify “taste attributes of a user.”
Last year, The Capgemini Research Institute conducted a study to learn more about the global offline population to help better understand who they are, the key barriers that stand between them and the internet, and the disadvantages faced from being offline.
Unveiled at this year’s CES, the Airthings Virus Risk Indicator will detect if indoor air quality dips and virus transmission risk rises, a valuable tool to help restaurants and businesses know when their capacity has reached its limit.
Unveiled at this year’s CES, RoboEatz’s robotic kitchen system envisions a new era of food service for restaurants, commercial kitchens, and dining halls, one where autonomous robots could prepare, cook, and serve made-to-order hot and cold dishes in as little as 30 seconds.
A recent report from BroadbandNow found a significant rise in low-priced broadband offerings in 2020, with 70% of Americans having access to a low cost plan compared to just 52% the year before.