October 21, 2017

Digital Maker & Fabricator DIY: Make Your Own ‘Smart Socks’ To Pause A Netflix Show When You Fall Asleep

Netflix smart socks

When binge watching Netflix shows, it’s common to fall asleep at the tail end of an episode never to know exactly where you left off. What if there was a special device that could sense when the viewer had fallen asleep and pause the show so they could resume right where they left off? Netflix created something that does just that! Netflix based the sleep-detection system in the socks off of “actigraphy,” which uses an accelerometer to tell when you’ve stopped moving for a while (presumably when you’ve fallen asleep). In the socks prototype, an LED light in the cuff of the…

Sensordrone: Smartphone Tricorder

This awesome kickstarter wants to add a suite of sensors to your Smartphone, taking it one step closer to a tricorder! The Sensordrone made by Sensorcon is “The 6th Sense of Your Smartphone and Beyond!” The Sensordrone allows you to run hundreds of new, previously impossible Apps. Includes several new sensors and bluetooth to make your smartphone smarter. SUCCESS! This project was backed 1,025 backers pledged $170,017 of their pledged of $25,000 goal to help bring this project to life. Link to this post!Related PostsProgramming Jam at UAT Branch Prediction UAT Continues Support of STEM Initiative, As Host of CodeDay…

NSA’s Cooperative Education Program

Deadline = May 15 for College freshman and sophomores studying computer science or engineering can submit their applications at www.NSA.gov/Careers, Job ID #1017273. Cooperative Education Program Cooperative Education students gain valuable experience while playing a meaningful role in the development of our nation’s secure communications or in the production of foreign intelligence. Programs are available for students majoring in Computer Science and Electrical or Computer Engineering. Right from the start, you will be involved in real life projects and will have full use of NSA labs, equipment and advanced technologies. These areas will offer you increasing challenges and satisfying learning…