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Microsoft Battles Binge-Eating with High-Tech Bra

Microsoft thinks it has a solution for America's ongoing battle with the belly bulge: a new bra that monitors a user's mood in order to eliminate stress-related binge-eating episodes. Stress has long been associated with overeating. A February 2012 ... report from the Harvard Medical School found that stress can result in the releasing of a hormone called cortisol, which in turn leads to an increased appetite. (Source: ) To prevent stress from ruining a diet, Microsoft Visualization and Interaction Research Group manager Mary Czerwinski is working on a new bra that she says can ... (view more)

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Windows 8 Ultrabooks Sense Motion, Light, Sound

The installation of special sensors on Windows 8-based ultrabooks could change the portable computing experience forever. The ultrabook sensors are like those found on some smartphones, and include a compass, an accelerometer, and a gyroscope. A ... Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and an ambient light sensor are also likely to be designed into future ultrabooks. Sensors Provide Directions, Save Vital Components Ultrabooks with a built-in compass would allow their users to be aware of their direction: North, South, East, and West, at a minimum offering the ability to help those who get ... (view more)

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Hi-Tech Sensors Could Keep Streets Safe

Five years ago, if you asked some of the people who resided in the Lenox neighborhood of New Jersey what they feared most, most of them would probably say drug dealing, prostitution solicitation and the occasional gunshot. It's a far step from the ... average person's fears, which might include rush-hour traffic or putting on weight over the holidays. However, the small suburb of Lenox had become so infested with criminal behavior that police were no longer being called to respond to most of the illegal activities taking place in the area. New Jersey police had tried a number of solutions to rid ... (view more)

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