Kodak Is Bringing Back Super 8

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kodak-camera-yves-behar If you’ve always wanted to shoot video using the tools your parents probably used to film each other naked then Yves Behar and Kodak have a product for you. Super 8 was a cartridge-based film standard that became surprisingly popular after its release in 1965. It has remained popular with vintage film buffs and now Eastman Kodak is working on a $400 to $750 Super 8 camera for the… Read More

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See how much fat you’re burning just by breathing out

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Using a weighing scale to keep track of your weight is tricky. Your body can lose water, muscle or fat, but the scale simply picks up your overall weight. It doesn’t reflect your gym obsession or fat loss with any accuracy. LEVL is a new portable device that analyses your breath to tell you if your body is in fat-burning mode. A white box holds a proprietary nano sensor that checks your breath for the level of acetone, a molecule that your body releases when it goes into fat burning mode, or ketosis. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen tech like this: in 2013, NTT DoCoMo demonstrated something remarkably similar.

The process is simple: Breathe in, breathe out into the inhaler and place it in a white device for an instant reading of the acetone concentration. There is an accompanying app that tracks your analysis to help you maintain a record of your readings over time. The app provides analysis of the amount of calories (and, by extension, pounds) burned during the day. In many ways, the only thing that LEVL provides is a vague indication that your weight-loss regime is working or not. But is that really something you would want or need to monitor to such an obsessive level? We’re not entirely sure.

Daniel Cooper contributed to this report.

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The first generation of real wearable tattoos are here

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Whenever people talk about the technology of the future, someone will always bring up "tattoo-style" diagnostic technology. MC10, a firm that’s emerged out of research by medical wearables pioneer John Rogers, has now been able to make devices like that a reality. The firm is announcing two new products here at CES, one designed for use in research environments as well as a consumer-facing version for the mass market. The first is the BioStamp Research Connect, a flexible wearable sensor that’ll adhere to your skin and keep an eye on your vitals.

It’s been designed specifically for researchers who are looking into problems with movement, motor skills and other neurodegenerative disorders. The adhesive medical tattoo — which, as you can see, looks more like a fancy Band-Aid, comes packing plenty of impressive technology. For instance, the firm has been able to bake-in an accelerometer and gyroscope into this dainty little package. In addition, the gadget also has hardware capable of monitoring the electrical activity generated by skeletal muscles, as well as a miniature ECG. It’ll be available for purchase at some point this year, although probably the first people in the line will be pharmaceutical companies and universities.

The other device that MC10 is debuting here has been created in partnership with L’Oréal and is designed to let people know how badly their skin is being damaged by the sun. My UV Patch is a stretchable, ultra-thin sticker that’s loaded with a series of dyes that change color depending on how long it’s exposed to light. Users can then take a picture of the patch with their smartphone, with a companion app calculating how much damage they’ve silently endured. In addition, the app will offer suggestions on how to be more "skin safe," although we imagine that’s the usual list of staying out of the sun, drinking more water and loading up on sunscreen. In some ways, My UV Patch reminds us of a less-sophisticated version of Way’s $129 smart skin sensor that we saw at TechCrunch Disrupt last month.

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