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Student-Designed Cane Can Recognize Familiar Faces

Student-Designed Cane Can Recognize Familiar Faces

When you see someone you recognize, you might wave, smile, go in for a handshake, or (depending on who they are) duck around a corner and hide. Soon, all of that may be possible even if you’re blind.

A group of Information and Communications Technology students at Birmingham City University in the UK are developing XploR, a cane that can recognize and identify faces from up to 33 feet away. Images of different faces are stored on an internal SD card, and an embedded digital camera...

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Xander Bogaerts Exits Red Sox-Rangers Game After Being Plunked On Wrist

Xander Bogaerts Exits Red Sox-Rangers Game After Being Plunked On Wrist

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts exited Thursday’s game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park with an apparent wrist injury.

Rangers starter Nick Martinez hit Bogaerts with a pitch on the left wrist in the second inning. Bogaerts initially remained in the game, but Carlos Peguero pinch-hit for the 22-year-old in the fourth inning.

Peguero, making his Red Sox debut, stayed in the game and played left field while Brock Holt shifted to shortstop. Bogaerts didn’t show any...

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Google Teams Up With GoPro for VR, Updates Cardboard Viewer

Google Teams Up With GoPro for VR, Updates Cardboard Viewer

Want to experience virtual reality, Google-style? Then get out the scissors: Google’s plans for VR are still very much in a do-it-yourself spirit, despite a new partnership with GoPro that will make a VR camera rig available to anyone with enough money to buy 16 of the popular action cams. At its I/O developer conference,... Read more »

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Mariah Carey Calls 'American Idol' the Worst Experience of Her Life: 'It's So Boring & So Fake'

Mariah Carey Calls 'American Idol' the Worst Experience of Her Life: 'It's So Boring & So Fake'

Mariah Carey is opening up about her days of judging American Idol and she doesn’t seem to have fond memories of it.

The 45-year-old entertainer called into the Australian radio show The Kyle and Jackie O Show where she didn’t hold back.

When asked if she would ever return to the panel, she said, “Hell no! Absolutely not! That was the worst experience of my life.”

“I don’t think they had any intentions for us to have a good experience doing that show. Pitting two females...

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Game of Thrones Season 5 Spoilers: Photo of Tyrion and Daenerys' First Meeting!

Game of Thrones Season 5 Spoilers: Photo of Tyrion and Daenerys' First Meeting!

Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) technically had their first meeting on the latest episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, but some photos from the next new episode, entitled "Hardhome," shows the two characters interacting in Dany's throne room.

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