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Hush Begins Crowdfunding to Produce Noise-Masking "Smart Earplugs"
Hush, a San Diego startup that has developed "smart earbuds" to minimize the distractions of a noisy world, is beginning a crowdfunding campaign today that would enable the year-old company to produce as many as 10,000 units by spring. Founded by three UC San Diego engineering students (all named Daniel), Hush has set a goal of raising at least $100,000 on Kickstarter to produce wireless, noise-masking earplugs with a Bluetooth link that enables a user to connect with a smartphone.
11.21.14 Tech Cocktail San Diego
Hush Blows Their $100K Kickstarter Goal Out of the Water
There's still 33 days to go on Hush's Kickstarter campaign, but they've already hit their $100,000 funding goal; in fact, they've hit $137,416. What makes their Kickstarter so enticing to people is the fact that Hush has figured out how to tune out your loud neighbors, snoring roommates, and noisy streets. Hush introduced us to the world's first smart earplugs, raising $25,000 in day one of their campaign.
11.21.14 Coolest Gadgets
Hush combines earplugs and a sound machine to make sure you get restful sleep
Hush is the first pair of smart ear plugs the world has seen. These are wireless sound machine ear plugs that are controlled through your smartphone. You can choose what notifications you receive while you're asleep so that only the important calls or messages will come through. They use memory foam to fit comfortably inside your ears, and silicone padding to make sure those who sleep on their side won't have to worry about them jabbing into their head.
11.21.14 Geeky Gadgets
Hush Smart Earplugs Let You Hear What You Need (video)
If you sometimes find it hard to sleep due to noise either being made from your neighbours are within your own home, you might be interested in the worlds first smart earplugs called Hush. Hush has been designed to block out the noises you would prefer not to hear, but let you hear your alarm clock and important smartphone alerts. Check out the video after the jump to learn more about the new smart earplugs.
11.21.14 San Diego Daily Transcript
EvoNexus startup Hush kicks off $100K campaign
Two months after winning EvoNexus' DemoDay pitch event, the co-founders of Hush -- a smart earplug that combines noise blocking and white noise-generating solutions to improve sleep while connecting with your phone to hear alarms or emergency notifications -- are launching a $100,000 Kickstarter campaign to get the product into production.
11.21.14 Aviation Today
New Study Finds Vulnerabilities in Mobile Information Cockpit Systems
The study was produced by a group of computer scientists from the University of California, San Diego and Johns Hopkins University. The group examined three combinations of devices and apps most commonly used by GA pilots, including; the Appareo Stratus 2 receiver with the ForeFlight iPad app; the Garmin GDL 39 receiver with the Garmin Pilot iPad app; and the SageTech Clarity CL01 with the WingX Pro7 iPad app.
Gone in 180 Seconds: Hackers Quickly Raid E-Mails in Search of 'Wire Transfer' and Sex Photos
If you fear the website you just visited may have stolen your e-mail password, don't delay taking action. Hackers who use that information to access accounts move at "astonishing" speed, according to a report from Google and the University of California at San Diego. The new study offers a revealing look at what cyber-criminals do once they have a person's e-mail account credentials -- and how fast they operate.
11.20.14 The Guardian
Hundreds Attend Second TSensor Summit
Several hundred scientists and engineers convened for the second U.S. Trillion Sensors Summit on Nov. 12 and Nov. 13, hosted at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa. Over 30 speakers gave presentations at the convention, with topics ranging from sensor applications in medicine, security, sports and communications. The TSensor Summits were the brainchild of Dr. Janusz Bryzek and dean of the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Albert Pisano.
11.20.14 EE Times
Trillion-Sensor Vision, Results Shared: UCSD researchers show latest efforts
Saving the planet one sensor at a time, the backers of the Trillion Sensor Summit here shared their visions and some research working toward a fully instrumented world. "I believe in a world with abundance -- a world without hunger, with medical care for all, with clean energy for all, no pollution," said Janusz Bryzek, chairmen and CEO of the event.
11.20.14 EE Times
Tiny Tattoos Sense Health: Printable sensors detect explosives
Research into nanosensors is bearing fruit at the University of California San Diego. Researchers at the University's Center for Wearable Sensors have prototypes for several tiny, inexpensive sensors fit for the skin that target a variety of medical uses. Joe Wang, distinguished professor in UCSD's Department of Nanoengineering and faculty director of its wearables center, showcased temporary tattoos outfitted with electrochemical sensors to monitor electrolytes and metabolites in real-time.
11.17.14 ABC 7 Chicago
UCSD STUDENTS TRYING TO BECOME FIRST TO LAUNCH ROCKET INTO SPACE
A group of students in California are trying to be the first in the country to launch a rocket into space. Engineer students at University of California San Diego are putting the pieces together of what would be the first student-made rocket in space. They are doing it to land an internship. They hope a successful launch could help make a name for themselves, saying the engineering job market is very competitive right now.
11.17.14 Fox 5 San Diego
UCSD students shoot to send rocket into space
A group of UC San Diego students have their sights set not only on graduating but also on making history by launching a rocket into space. The Triton Rocket Club is designing a two-stage rocket tentatively scheduled to launch from Black Rock, Nev. in March. The club's president, Nicholas Montoya, said that the motivation behind the creation is to land internships after graduation.
11.17.14 4029TV.com KHBS/KHOG-TV
Students plan to send rocket into low orbit
University of California, San Diego students will attempt to become the first in the country to launch a rocket into the low reaches of space. The project is being developed by student engineers hoping to turn the experience into jobs.
11.17.14 Arch Daily
Engineers at Stanford Develop Cost-Effective Earthquake-Resistant House
In 1989, California's central coast was rocked by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake, destroying infrastructure and buildings in San Francisco, Oakland, and a host of coastal cities. Twenty five years later, a team of engineers at Stanford University have invented a cost-effective foundation for residential buildings capable of withstanding three times the magnitude of the catastrophic 1989 earthquake.
Pilots Love These Navigation Apps. Too Bad They Can Be Hacked
In-flight apps that function as live displays for weather, air traffic, and static documents like flight checklists are a cost-effective alternative to traditional devices. But according to security experts, they are also fundamentally insecure. A new study by researchers at the University of California San Diego and Johns Hopkins Hospital analyzed the security features of several popular apps for pilots, including ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot, and discovered a number of security vulnerabilities.
11.14.14 Business Standard
Pilot's wireles devices can be hacked, endanger flight
Apps and wireless devices which private airline pilots use while flying are vulnerable to a wide range of security attacks. "When you attack these devices, you do not have control over the aircraft but you have control over the information the pilot sees which could lead to catastrophic outcomes," said lead researcher Kirill Levchenko from UC.
11.14.14 the Gulf Today
Pilot's wireless devices can be hacked, endanger flight
Apps and wireless devices which private airline pilots use while flying are vulnerable to a wide range of security attacks. To access in-flight information, from GPS to data about nearby aircraft, private pilots use the same devices that casual pilots have access to, found researchers from the University of California - San Diego (UC-SD) and Johns Hopkins University in the US.
11.14.14 DNA India
Wireless devices, apps used by private pilots susceptible to security attacks, says study
Scientists say that wireless devices and apps used by private pilots during flights are susceptible to a range of security attacks. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego and John Hopkins University presented their findings Nov. 5 at the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security in Scottsdale, Ariz.
11.14.14 Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
Wireless devices used by pilots vulnerable to hacking, computer scientists find
A new class of apps and wireless devices used by private pilots during flights for everything from GPS information to data about nearby aircraft is vulnerable to a wide range of security attacks, which in some scenarios could lead to catastrophic outcomes, according to computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego and Johns Hopkins University. They presented their findings Nov. 5 at the 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security in Scottsdale, Ariz.
11.14.14 NBC San Diego
Pilot Apps Are Vulnerable to Hacking: UC San Diego Study
Inexpensive wireless devices used by private pilots for GPS, weather information and more are susceptible to hacking or spoofing, which could lead to catastrophic outcomes, a team of researchers recently revealed. Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego and Johns Hopkins University presented their findings Nov. 5 at a conference in Arizona to increase awareness among pilots who use the devices.