Samsung revealed an invisible keyboard at CES 2020

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January 9, 2020

Mobile Musings

Samsung revealed an invisible keyboard at CES 2020

Officially being demonstrated at CES 2020 in Las Vegas this week, the AI-powered invisible keyboard dubbed as “SelfieType” will eliminate the need for laser-projected and Bluetooth-enabled keyboards.

The prototype uses your device’s camera to track your hands’ movements as you type on an invisible keyboard in front of you. Using your handset’s AI features, your fingers’ movements will then be converted into QWERTY keyboard inputs.


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Industry Market Watch

GrubHub down 7.2% after denying it’s selling

GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) is sinking after hours, down 7.2%, after saying “unequivocally” that it isn’t for sale.

Shares for the company had drifted upward over the last couple of days after an article in the WSJ indicated the company had hired a firm to advise on selling.

Investors had speculated that Walmart was interested in purchasing the company.


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Gadgets & Gizmos

Fossil Sport smartwatch only $99

Google Wear smartwatches have been a little quiet lately, but one of the cooler Google Wear options is the Fossil Sport, which combines a snazzy visual design with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 3100 chipset, integrated GPS and NFC, a full-time heart-rate monitor, and water resistance to 5 atmospheres.

And while it usually sells for $275, you can now get the Fossil Sport smartwatch for $99.

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In The Spotlight

NYC subway riders double-charged thanks to Apple Pay

Dozens of subway riders in New York City are being charged extra for their transit rides, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority suspects that Apple may be partly to blame.

It appears that some riders may be unwittingly putting their iPhones too close to the system’s new tap-to-pay OMNY readers while simultaneously swiping their MetroCards at the turnstile.

Many of these people assume the problem is with the MTA, and not their own behavior. But the MTA insists that it is not to blame, and that it’s working with Apple to address the problem.


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Technology Homecoming

Plug-and-play tech becoming norm in home construction

For homebuilder Thomas Beadel, smart home technology isn’t a premium. It’s something buyers expect.

Many contractors have joined the recently launched Brilliant Builders program, a group of roughly two dozen large developers and homebuilders across the country installing smart home control systems from the San Mateo, California-based startup.

“With Ring and Nest, you need to download an app to see how something works, and if we wired a home with, say, Apple HomeKit, buyers would be stuck with Apple products,” says Thomas. “With Brilliant, it’s a conversation starter because there’s a screen there. You can touch something and just understand the home is smart.”


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