#1 Mojo Vision turns a contact lens into an AR screen

Mojo Vision, a California-based tech startup, is developing the world’s first true smart contact lens that projects augmented reality (AR) information. The team showcased the tech at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Visitors could hold a transparent plastic wand with the lens mounted on it and see a projected screen in front of them that displayed text, the time, a sports score, the weather, health data, a message, and various other AR-based details. Mojo Vision’s technology is also supposed to sense objects and track eye movements. And the company is focused on improving the product further to receive FDA clearance and become a medically approved optical device. Read more: https://cnet.co/2NU6YGt 

#2 Google’s Collections feature will help users save products and recipes

Google will start using people’s Search history to suggest which items they can add to Collections across activities like cooking or shopping. Instead of users going through their Google Search History to find specific web pages, the company will make it possible to build reference collections. The AI-powered service will automatically suggest a Collection with users being allowed to uncheck irrelevant pages. Google hopes its latest feature will keep visitors longer on its sites. The company is focused on preventing users to venture off to Pinterest or Amazon where they more easily organize their clothing and shopping-related lists. Read more: https://tcrn.ch/2vjn9XB

#3 Microsoft shares its vision for dual-screen apps

Microsoft is sharing information on how it imagines apps will run on its dual-screen devices like the Surface Duo and Surface Neo. The software giant told that apps will occupy a single screen by default. Users can then span the app across displays with developers invited to experiment on finding the best way to utilize extended canvas. Microsoft is likely to opt for dual-screen devices instead of single foldable displays, which means that developers will have to find a way to design an app around an obvious seam in the middle. The company is expected to reveal more details on the Build developer conference in May. Read more: http://bit.ly/36mZHoY

#4 VMware to buy Nyansa for an undisclosed sum

The cloud-infrastructure company VMware plans to buy the AI-based networking startup Nyansa. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021 and terms of the deal were not disclosed. Backed by Intel Capital, Nyansa is based in Palo Alto and offers cloud-based analytics solutions that predict clients’ problems and improve the performance of networks and connected devices. The startup was valued at $65 million two years ago after raising $26.5 million. Nyansa currently analyzes network traffic from 20 million client devices owned by a diverse group of companies ranging from Tesla and Uber to Lululemon and GE Healthcare. Read more: http://bit.ly/2NUhWMu

#5 Skylo unveils an antenna that connects IoT devices to satellite networks

Silicon Valley startup Skylo Technologies Inc. says that it has developed an antenna that can connect to satellite-based internet services and relay their bandwidth to other devices. The product would be cheaper than similar solutions currently available on the market. Instead of paying thousands of dollars for bulky antennas and manually setting up the system, customers will pay less than $100 to acquire Skylo’s antenna. The device can then be easily attached onto the roof of a boat or truck. Far from delivering high-speed internet, however, the startup is focused on enabling boats at sea or truckers on rural routes to send and receive small amounts of data through various IoT devices. This could allow users to, for instance, receive weather updates and manage pickup routes. Read more: https://bloom.bg/37nOSEG


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