Zeal Optics the Confidant BT (http://rbi.ims.ca/4930-511). In addition to UV-activated photochromatic lenses that get darker in bright sun, these protective sunglasses have a Bluetooth interface. Working with Kyocera Wireless Corp., Zeal Optics integrated a removable, replaceable and upgradeable Bluetooth component into the Confidant BT sunglasses. The Bluetooth transceiver can synchronize with a Bluetooth cell phone or with other Bluetooth devices up to 30 ft away. The unit has four to five hours of battery talk and listen time with 36 hours of standby time. The frames contain buttons for controlling volume, answering/ending calls, and controlling music, as well as the earphone speakers. For more information on Kyocera Wireless technology, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4930-512.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.