from a wearable air purifier to a brain cooler, the best travel gadgets from the Berlin technology fair



a person sitting in a chair: When travel restarts, make sure you’re ready to go with the latest gadgets such as those shown at this year’s Berlin IFA tech show. Photo: Shutterstock


When travel restarts, make sure you’re ready to go with the latest gadgets such as those shown at this year’s Berlin IFA tech show. Photo: Shutterstock

We may not be travelling much, but when we do, we’ll have some exciting new tech to take with us.

At Berlin’s IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) – the only major tech exhibition happening in 2020 – there was a new slant on travel tech: Covid-19 related gadgets.

However, along with the portable mask sanitisers and wearable air purifiers, plenty of “old normal” tech was launched, to the delight of photographers, adventurers, and anyone who has trouble getting to sleep.

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Honor Watch GS Pro

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Unmade in America | MIT Technology Review

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In July, St. Louis was still scrambling to raise $500,000 to buy machinery that would allow him to test the fabric used in masks. Meanwhile, he refers inquiries about mask testing to a company in Nevada—the lone private laboratory in the US certified by the CDC to perform such tests.

Meanwhile, 40 miles south of Conover, in the town of Belmont, the Textile Technology Center at Gaston College specializes in what the industry refers to as “yarn.” Give Dan Rhodes a small sample of a novel polymer, and he’ll figure out how to extrude it into a filament, and how to fine-tune the process to see whether the material can be made to work in high-speed manufacturing. Rhodes and his colleagues are working with a manufacturer of coronavirus test kits to make the fiber wicks that siphon saliva samples into a blend of testing reagents. Another client is an Ohio-based

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Nordson Corporation Acquires vivaMOS Ltd., Adding Key Sensor Technology to Test and Inspection Business

Estelle Sidler

Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) has acquired vivaMOS Ltd., which designs, develops and fabricates high-end large-area complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors for a wide range of X-ray applications. This acquisition builds on Nordson’s strategic objective to enhance its test and inspection capabilities for diverse end markets.

Based in Southampton, U.K., vivaMOS is a leader in its field for high-end large-area CMOS image sensors. The company was established in 2015 as a spinoff from the U.K.’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) with the aim of commercializing its X-ray image sensors. Its latest generation sensor offers a unique combination of speed, resolution and low-noise performance, enabling a wide range of X-ray applications.

“We have been collaborating closely with vivaMOS for several years, and we are excited about furthering our relationship and welcoming vivaMOS employees to the Nordson family. This acquisition gives Nordson differentiated and leading-edge X-ray sensor technology that will substantially enhance

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Nordson Corporation Acquires vivaMOS Ltd., Adding Key Sensor Technology to Test and Inspection Business | Nachricht

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Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) has acquired vivaMOS Ltd., which designs, develops and fabricates high-end large-area complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors for a wide range of X-ray applications. This acquisition builds on Nordson’s strategic objective to enhance its test and inspection capabilities for diverse end markets.


Based in Southampton, U.K., vivaMOS is a leader in its field for high-end large-area CMOS image sensors. The company was established in 2015 as a spinoff from the U.K.’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) with the aim of commercializing its X-ray image sensors. Its latest generation sensor offers a unique combination of speed, resolution and low-noise performance, enabling a wide range of X-ray applications.


“We have been collaborating closely with vivaMOS for several years, and we are excited about furthering our relationship and welcoming vivaMOS employees to the Nordson family. This acquisition gives Nordson differentiated and leading-edge

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Kanye West sued by a company claiming he stole their technology for his Sunday Service shows

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Kanye West sued by a company claiming he stole their technology for his Sunday Service shows

Kanye West got more bad news amid his long-shot presidential run as a company filed a lawsuit against him for failing to pay it for multiple services.

MyChannel Inc. claims in its suit that West, 43, got the company’s employees to work long hours on his Yeezy brand and his Sunday Service shows while promising to invest tens of millions of dollars in the company, according to TMZ.

The company alleges that West walked away after 6 months of work without paying while stealing some of its technology to use on his Sunday Service performances.

Unpaid: Kanye West is being sued by MyChannel Inc. after he allegedly backed out of paying the Black-owned tech company millions

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Technology Articles, Technological News | Popular Science

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Devices, apps, robots, and everything else that makes technology essential to your modern life.

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AI

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The 7 Biggest Technology Trends In 2020 Everyone Must Get Ready For Now

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We are amidst the 4th Industrial Revolution, and technology is evolving faster than ever. Companies and individuals that don’t keep up with some of the major tech trends run the risk of being left behind. Understanding the key trends will allow people and businesses to prepare and grasp the opportunities. As a business and technology futurist, it is my job to look ahead and identify the most important trends. In this article, I share with you the seven most imminent trends everyone should get ready for in 2020.

AI-as-a-service

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformative tech evolutions of our times. As I highlighted in my book ‘Artificial Intelligence in Practice’, most companies have started to explore how they can use AI to improve the customer experience and to streamline their business

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History of Technology Timeline | Britannica

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History of Technology Timeline | Britannica

  • 3.3 million years ago: The first tools
    The history of technology begins even before the beginning of our own species. Sharp flakes of stone used as knives and larger unshaped stones used as hammers and anvils have been uncovered at Lake Turkana in Kenya. The tools were made 3.3 million years ago and thus were likely used by an ancestor such as Australopithecus.
  • 1 million years ago: Fire
    When humanity first used fire is still not definitively known, but, like the first tools, it was probably invented by an ancestor of Homo sapiens. Evidence of burnt material can be found in caves used by Homo erectus beginning about 1 million (and maybe even 1.5 million) years ago.
  • 20,000 to 15,000 years ago: Neolithic Revolution
    During the Neolithic Period several key technologies arose together. Humans moved from getting their food
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The advancement of new technology. Positive or negative?

Estelle Sidler

The advancement of new technology has been taking place since the beginning of human history. From the invention of items like the spear and knifes made out of rocks and sticks to aid in the capturing and killing of animals for food, to items like the first printing press and the computer.

The advancement in technology has been exceptionally fast in the 20th and 21st century. With electronic technology and machines being produced and improved all the time, it was very likely that along with the positive aspects of these new advancements, people would also consider the negative aspects and look to criticise new technology.


Every day another company brings out something more advanced in an attempt to win the consumer war against another company. This consumerism is driving the rate of advancement faster and faster each year. The development of the IPhone by Apple is an example of this.

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