Check out FrontRow, the coin-sized camera pendant

FrontRow

Modern smartphones have taken over a lot of functions of other devices: cameras, recording devices, music players etc. Now, however, there is a device that aims to take back the camera function from the smartphone. Basically, this device, known as FrontRow, was built to recover the simplicity of mobile technology. FrontRow is a tiny, coin-sized device with two cameras, an 8MP camera at the back and a 5MP camera in front. The device shoots video in 1080p, and it can also stream to Facebook or YouTube for up to two…

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The TRI Analyzer can test liquid samples for disease

TRI Analyzer

Scientists have created a smartphone accessory that can test liquid samples for disease. This device, called the TRI Analyzer, costs $550, and it puts the medical testing laboratory in the palm of your hand. Researchers at the University of Illinois created the spectral-analysis device using a 3D printer and some fantastic engineering. The TR Analyzer can process samples of blood, saliva or urine using the light from your phone’s flash and the optics from your phone’s camera. Project director Professor Brian Cunningham said of the TRI Analyzer: “It is capable…

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