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12 HOTTEST BABY SAFETY GADGETS

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Newborn babies are very delicate, while toddlers are rambunctious and injury prone. That’s why it’s important for mothers and fathers to be aware of the latest and greatest baby safety gadgets that can help keep their children safe. Here are some we found.

#1 – Corner Guards for Sharp Edges

WHAM! “SCREAM!” Repeat.

You know you need these clever devices to keep the head banging down to a minimum. This set from Amazon is cushy but doesn’t obnoxiously stand out. Place them any sharp-cornered tables, chairs, cabinets, or any other edge that could cause injury to your child. 

#2 – Wifi Camera Baby Monitor With Night Vision

Parents have concerns about Alexa and other houesehold devices peeping into their lives, but some wifi devices are helpful and private. The APEMAN camera, which is only $29.99 on Amazon, is the ultimate way to keep an eye on your baby when they’re sleeping in their cribs.

  • Offers clear images in light and dark conditions.
  • Built-in anti-noise microphone and speaker enable crystal 2-way audio so you’ll hear your baby right away.
  • Alerts are sent to your phone upon motion detected. Click the notification to jump to video taken or live view(SD card is needed).
  • Multiple cameras can be used and shared with up to 5 users.

#3 – Magnetic Cabinet Locks

Instead of drilling holes in your cabinets via traditional cabinet locks install magnetic cabinet locks instead. Magnetic cabinet locks are much simpler to install and use, and they’re just as effective as the traditional locks.

#4 – Baby Crib Safety Pop Up Tent

This clever see-through mesh tent is attached to your baby’s crib so he or she can’t climb out. And because it’s see-through mesh, you can keep an eye on your baby while they’re in the crib. Really highly-rated on Amazon.

#5 -USB Baby Bottle Warmer 

In a rush? Heat your baby’s bottle in the car! All you need is a USB port. It’s fully compatible with a variety of power supplies: the power cord is a USB interface, compatible with most 5V2A mobile power, most 5V2A charging head, most 5V2A car charger. (See the sale page for charging specifics.) Needless to say, this is an extremely handy gadget, especially for mothers on-the-go.

#6 – Portable Rocking Bassinet

A portable rocking bassinet is a great asset for a couple of reasons. First, it’s portable and can be folded up and taken anywhere. Secondly, it’s rocking motion can be extremely helpful for getting babies to fall asleep.

#7 – Owlet Baby Smart Sock

Back in the day, our parents just put us to sleep and did a check now and then. So the Owlet Baby Smart Sock may be overkill in the baby safety gadgets department, but if you’re a techy (or a worrier) this could be helpful.

The smart sock allows parents to monitor things such as their baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels. Each unit includes 3 washable socks that comfortably wrap around the baby’s foot and connect to a base station up to 100 ft. away using a wireless connection. It also connects to your phone via an app and has a 45-day refund.

#8 – Baby Electronic Nail Trimmer

Babies typically hate having their nails clipped. Many parents hate doing it for fear of clipping the child’s tender skin. This product safely files down the baby’s nails so that nail clippers can be avoided altogether — at least for now.

#9 – Polar Fleece Infant Car Seat Cover

Oftentimes, it can take the car a few minutes to heat up. So, this cover helps keep your baby warm while the car is warming up. There are multiple color options and it fits in most carriers. It may not be one of the high-tech baby safety gadgets but it’s a good buy nonetheless.

#10 – Baby Crawling Knee Pads

Don’t laugh. Or roll your eyes. Some babies are super crawlers, which is great because crawling is really important to a child’s growth and development. But all that crawling can hurt their knees, even if you only have them on carpeted floors. That’s why these baby crawling knee pads are perfect for protecting kids in their crawling phase.

#11 – Vaporizer with Night-Light

Vaporizers and night-lights are great devices on their own, but combined they make an awesome gadget. This two-in-one device can keep your baby healthier, and help them sleep easier by adding moisture to the air.

#12 – Pacifier/Thermometer

This creative piece of baby technology allows you to take your baby’s temperature without them knowing it. Oftentimes, it can be very difficult to take a baby’s temperature with a traditional thermometer because they won’t let you put anything in their mouth. The pacifier/thermometer solves that problem with aplomb. 

Source: https://parentology.com/hottest-baby-safety-gadgets/

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Chicago will test Samsung’s DeX in-vehicle solution in cop cars

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Samsung created an in-vehicle version of its DeX platform in hopes that it can replace the computers cops and first responders have to carry around. Now, the Chicago Police Department has announced that it’s taking the system for a spin to see if it can truly be an effective companion for law enforcement officers. CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson said nearly half of all the officers in the city already have department-issued Samsung phones. When the pilot launches, they’ll be able to access police apps on their vehicle’s dash-mounted display simply by docking their phones.

The pilot test will first roll out to officers from CPD’s 11th district this year. According to Samsung’s announcement, the DeX system will allow them to accomplish tasks like accessing computer-aided dispatch and other CPD systems to conduct background checks from their cars. Further, they’ll be able to immediately attach any photo or video evidence they take with their phones to their reports.

“The old computers had to stay in the cars,” CPD Bureau of Technical Services chief Jonathan Lewin explained. “With this solution, it really creates an ecosystem that takes all the technology and makes it available to officers on the street in real-time and at significantly less cost than we are paying now.”

Samsung says authorities could also use DeX docks in police stations, allowing officers to pick up where they left off on their phones or their cars as soon as they get back. It’s not clear if CPD is also considering using DeX in their headquarters, though — that might depend on how the pilot testing goes.

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/22/chicago-pd-dex-in-vehicle/

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Huawei has built the Disneyland of tech R&D

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A couple hours outside Huawei’s old headquarters in Shenzhen, China, the company has built a new campus in the city of Dongguan to eventually house 25,000 R&D employees. But this is no sprawling network of glass towers – it’s composed of 12 mini-districts built to look like a different European city, all linked by a full-size train.

In other words, it’s a lot like a Disneyland for tech research.

Walt Disney’s famous park is around 85 acres (0.34 square kilometers), but this research center is four times the size at 296 acres (1.2 square kilometers) – which grows to 1,976 acres (8 square kilometers) if you include the factories across an adjacent lake. Each mini-district – allegedly called ‘towns’ by some Huawei employees – has grandiose buildings, cobbled or bricked streets and landscaped greenery. 

Huawei invited tech media out for a casual tour of the grounds, and TechRadar got a close-up look. We started at a coffee shop and got on a two-car train in a bold orange with brass accents, looking straight out of Industrial-era Europe.

We breezed past areas patterned after Paris, Burgundy, Heidelberg, Cesky Krumlov, and Bologna, packed with ‘towns’ in the style of, and laid out like, each city – some so large, they might as well be castles. It was completely impressive, yet out of place amid the lush Chinese flora and the shabby residential high-rises in the distance. Image 1 of 5

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The effect was surreal – a dizzying dissonance between carefully-constructed medieval and Renaissance European buildings that would still function as everyday workplaces. Each member of our media group stared agog as we took the long orange train beyond the completed ‘towns’ (seven of twelve are work-ready, five years after construction started ) to get a sense of the installation’s scale.

We were left with the obvious question: Why?

Huawei’s workplace ‘Disneyland,’ a new center of research

Or to reframe the inquiry: why not just make a modern glass-and-grass campus like the other tech titans? Our guide explained the philosophy behind the Dongguan facility: Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei wanted employees to work in a place they found peaceful, which is a far cry from the busy metropolitan sprawl in Shenzhen or Dongguan. Image 1 of 5

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If true, that sentiment – and the sheer resources spent to bring this city-replicating vision into reality – evokes the whimsy and dedication Walt Disney swirled together to make Disneyland. “Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future,” Disney famously said at the park’s opening in 1955 in a brief dedication. 

Sixty-odd years later, those words could strangely apply to Huawei’s Dongguan R&D campus. 

On our visit, tech media were introduced to the company’s myriad applications of its tech, from augmenting existing industries with 5G to making cities ‘smart’ with enough sensors to monitor power consumption, air quality, and even the capacities of individual trash cans. And, yes, streamlining the networks behind security camera systems (to help missing children and crowd control, a Huawei tour guide said) as well as networks (and sometimes chips) behind facial recognition software.

Of course, the company’s tech innovations aren’t just made in Dongguan: that still-unfinished facility is one of 16 global R&D centers. Nine of them are in China, but whereas the others have around 10,000 employees each, the Dongguan installation will house around 25,000 once it’s finished – combined, the R&D contingent is over half of Huawei’s 188,000 employees.

But those other R&D facilities weren’t built as a paean to culturally significant European cities. It’s unclear if the Dongguan campus was built so extravagantly to lure employees or to satisfy the eccentric whims of upper staff (if not Zhengfei himself) – or both, or neither. What is clear: if this was built in the US, it would be soundly criticized as a needlessly ornate and expensive feat of engineering – just like Disneyland had been before it showed up its critics.

Source: https://www.techradar.com/news/huawei-has-built-the-disneyland-of-tech-randd

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Harvard scientists design robot shorts to make running less horrible

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Researchers at Harvard University have designed a pair of robot shorts that could make running, a tortuous activity for many of us, much easier. The robot shorts are actually a lightweight hip exosuit that can make you feel about 16 pounds lighter while walking and about 12 pounds lighter while running. 

The suit does this by reducing the wearer’s metabolic cost, or energy spent, by over 9% when walking and 4% when running, the researchers said of their findings, published in Science on Monday. The robot shorts can switch between walking and running seamlessly. When you put it on and start to move, it assists you with a “cable actuation system.” The cables apply a tensile force between the waist belt and thigh wrap to create an external extension torque at the hip joint that works with your glutes, according to the release. 

“We were excited to see that the device also performed well during uphill walking, at different running speeds and during overground testing outside, which showed the versatility of the system,” study lead Conor Walsh said in a release.  

The suit could be helpful to anyone needing to cover large distances — rescue workers searching disaster areas, US Army soldiers or Marines marching, or hikers making a long trek. 

“It is very satisfying to see how far our approach has come,” Walsh said in the release, “and we are excited to continue to apply it to a range of applications, including assisting those with gait impairments, industry workers at risk of injury performing physically strenuous tasks, or recreational weekend warriors.”

The research team wasn’t immediately available for further comment.

Source: https://www.cnet.com/news/harvard-scientists-design-robot-shorts-to-make-running-less-horrible/

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