For many owners of iPods and other MP3 players, collecting accessories is almost as much fun as listening to music.
Griffin Technology is making the most of this obsession with products like the iFM, which provides a radio and remote for the iPod. Users can control the iPod remotely or switch to FM radio. Microchip Technology Inc.'s PIC microcontroller provides control to the display and user interface, as well as communication with the iPOD. Griffin's iFM weighs only 0.6 oz.
These new 3D-printing technologies and printers include some that are truly boundary-breaking: a sophisticated new sub-$10,000, 10-plus materials bioprinter, the first industrial-strength silicone 3D-printing service, and a clever twist on 3D printing and thermoforming for making high-quality realistic models.
Ear-based heart-rate monitoring gained momentum recently, as sensor maker Valencell Inc. announced it has licensed its biometric earpiece technology to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd for use in so-called “hearable devices.”
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