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Timeline: Advances in Audio

Key engineering breakthroughs affect how we listen to music

9 August 2017
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Nine IEEE Virtual and Augmented Reality Standards Projects in the Works

3 August 2017
They cover video quality, user interfaces, and file formats

Should Smartphones Be Banned for Children Under 13?

7 July 2017
A Colorado father is campaigning to stop the sales of “addictive devices” in his state

Three Ways Technology Can Help Seniors Live Independently

30 June 2017
Preventing falls and managing medications are some areas of focus

Watch HERB the Robot Butler Take the Oreo Cookie Challenge

28 June 2017
A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University programmed the bot to perform a delicate task

Timeline: The Evolution of Assistive Technologies

15 June 2017
How devices to help people with disabilities have advanced over 40 years

Adaptive Toy Project Transforms Ride-on Cars and Interactive Stuffed Animals for Special Needs Kids

12 June 2017
IEEE student members work with physical therapists to retrofit off-the-shelf toys

Three Life-Changing Innovations for People With Disabilities

7 June 2017
Gadgets are designed to help the blind, deaf, or those with essential tremor

Is It Smart to Have a Smart Home?

12 May 2017
The risks and hassles might outweigh the rewards

Amazon’s Echo Is Being Used by Hospitals, Governments, and Gamers

1 May 2017
The virtual assistant’s skills are applied in unexpected applications