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Jins Meme smart glasses can tell if you're sleepy



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13 May 2014 | 0


Motorola Moto E

The goal with the Moto E is to finally end the feature phone era by being a cheap and cheerful entry-level smartphone that you don’t have to call a smartphone if you don’t want to.

The water-resistant 3G handset uses Android 4.4 and is powered by a dual-core processor running at 1.2GHz. It has a 4.3″ screen with 960×540 pixel resolution. The screen is protected with Gorilla glass and has an anti-smudge coating.

The Moto E also has a 5MP camera and 4Gb of integrated storage, which can be expanded using a MicroSD card slot, and 1Gb of RAM. Unfortunately it doesn’t have a front-facing camera or LTE connectivity.

Price: $129

Lenovo Thinkpad 10

Lenovo has taken the wraps the ThinkPad 10, a 10″ tablet with desktop potential based on Intel’s quad-core Atom Z3795 processor running 64-bit versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro.

The ThinkPad 10 will have a 10.1″ IPS display that offers 10 touch points, native resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, and an active Wacom digitiser – a feature missing from Lenovo’s smaller ThinkPad 8.

The tablet will ship in models with either 2- or 4Gb of memory and either 64- or 128Gb of storage, Micro HDMI, one USB 2.0, and a MicroSD card slot for additional storage.

It will have a 2MP camera in front, and an 8MP camera in back.

Price: $599

Jins Meme

Jins Meme glasses from Tokyo eyewear maker Jin can gauge fatigue and concentration levels by tracking gaze and eye movements.

The glasses can also be used to navigate smartphone displays simply by looking left or right.

At first glance, Memes seem to be ordinary glasses, but they contain small metallic electrooculography (EOG) sensors in the bridge, nose pads and the bars that rest on the ears. The sensors sit on the nose and near the ears of the user, measuring the electrical potential in eye movements. The voltage differences between the cornea and retina can be translated into data for parameters such as alertness.

It weighs about 36 grams, and also contains a three-axis accelerometer and gyroscope, which can help track steps walked and calories burned.

The temple frames of the device house a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can power it for about eight hours. A headband attachment with a backup battery can double the operating time.

Meme can be fitted with prescription lenses and will be available in a variety of styles such as the fetching sunglasses shown here.

Price: tbc

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