under the microscope

A short selfie can now measure your blood pressure

“A new technology, called transdermal optical imaging, can turn your smartphone into a device that can measure your blood pressure by analyzing a short video of your face. The University of Toronto-led research has demonstrated the system is 95 percent […]

tech, startups, internet

The end of the beginning. 

In yet another example of top-notch content from the a16z team, Benedict Evans posted a video of his presentation at the firm’s annual tech conference. “Close to three quarters of all the adults on earth now have a smartphone, and […]

big ideas

The future bodyNET. 

“Electronics are set to merge with our bodies to extend our perceptions. Smartphones and watches will give way to the bodyNET: a network of sensors, screens and smart devices woven into our clothing, worn on our skin and implanted in […]