Tag Archive: Detect


Incredible hack could give Apple Watch ability to detect objects you touch

Apple Watch is great at interacting with other smart devices, but a cheap hack allows it to recognize everyday (dumb) objects based on their invisible electromagnetic signals. All it takes is a $ 10 chip that can be installed on any smartwatch. Check out the demo below: Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute and […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Detect & Remove Adware from Mac OS X Easily with AdwareMedic

Adware is generally something most Mac users won’t have to worry about, but that doesn’t mean that OS X is entirely immune to the potential nuisance, and nobody likes it when their browser has been hijacked by that type of junk. If you’re at all concerned about adware impacting your Mac and web browsing, you … Read More

How your next iPhone could detect whether it’s being used by a thief

As the devices we likely use the most on any given day, it makes sense that our smartphones should be as personalized as possible: not necessarily in terms of the New York Knicks or Hello Kitty case we keep them in, but…Read more ›

How to “Detect Displays” on a Mac with OS X Mavericks

Typically when an external display is connected to a Mac, it will automatically be detected and start working instantly, with the Mac either extending the desktop or mirroring the screen over to the newly attached display output. Sometimes that doesn’t happen however, and when a secondary screen is not detected automatically by the Mac, you’ll … Read More

New LG Ads Detect Which Phone You’re Using So That They Can Troll You

When you’re browsing the web on your mobile, prepare to stumble across new popups that bash the smartphone you’re using. LG, together with advertising agency M&C Saatchi, has designed intelligent new ads that find out what smartphone you’re using to…Read more ›

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What to do When iTunes Won’t Detect an iPhone, iPad, or iPod

Tips for when iTunes wont detect an iPhone

You’ve plugged an iPhone into a computer, and nothing happens. You look in iTunes, and the iPhone, iPod, or iPad isn’t there. Great, now what? What in the heck is going on? Don’t worry, there are usually a few simple solutions that will resolve the problem, try these tricks first in any whatever order works best for you.

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Detect Cataracts With Your iPhone or Any Computer Monitor

MIT researchers have developed a device that uses LCD screens to test for cataracts, the leading cause of blindes in the world. The snap-on eyepiece the researchers developed can effectively be attached to any small LCD screen, and “projects time-dependent patterns onto the fovea.” Because a cataract eye refracts light before it reaches the retina, they are able to measure and compare a good light path with a bad light path, and even estimate the cataracts size, postion, density and  [Read More…]