If you think about it, technology can be pretty unusual. All of the crazy advancements that change how we live our everyday lives have more of an impact then we can imagine. This week’s tech news includes life changing technology helping the blind navigate, augmented reality, Netflix acquisition, and much more!

A Smart Watch to Help Blind People Navigate

It’s one thing to not bump into people or objects as you walk down a busy street in the city. It’s even more challenging to be blind.  Founders of the company, Sunu, have developed a smart watch that uses high-frequency ultrasound waves to detect objects nearby.  As the wearer of the band nears an object, the watch will vibrate stronger as the object increases in proximity. This band could make a real difference!

Stanford is paying up to $160,000 for students to get their MBA—if they work in the Midwest after graduation

We all know college isn’t exactly cheap, especially at a prestigious university like Stanford. But now Stanford is offering a pretty sweet deal to Midwestern students interesting in obtaining their MBA and wanting to live in the Midwest after graduation.  You might want to try for this incredible opportunity!

Netflix’s first ever acquisition is indie comic book publisher Millarworld

The comic book publisher, Millarworld, has played a role in the creative side of Marvel’s best story arcs.  As Netflix has created many Marvel original series, such as Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the Iron Fist, this acquisition makes sense. We’re eager to see how the acquisition affects what Netflix produces in the next couple years.

This Algorithm Can Tell If You’re Depressed Just From Your Instagram Posts

Detecting depression is no easy task.  However, researchers have been working on creating an algorithm that can recognize signs of depression in people based of their Instagram posts.  This could help diagnose people who have depression and may not be aware of it.

Omega Ophthalmics is an eye implant platform with the power of continuous AR

Augmented Reality is the next big thing and many tech companies are creating products using AR technology.  Omega Ophthalmics is one of those companies, but rather than create glasses or contact lenses like everyone else, this company is pushing a little bit deeper.  It may seem scary, but Omega Ophthalmics is using surgically implanted lenses for patients to have AR inside their eye.  Would you do it?

 

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