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iPhone Sensors Test If Your Food Really Is Organic

Most iPhone peripherals aim low. They make the case a bit more durable or add a better speaker. They marginally improve a pretty darn good product. The full Lapka sensor suite, along with its abstract viewing mode. A steel probe checks for nitrates, which are commonly used in chemical fertilizers. But Lapka is something totally different. It’s an appcessory billed as a “personal environment monitor,” and through its collection of four peripherals, Lapka gathers analog measures of humidity/temperature, radiation, electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) and organicity (whether or not a food is truly organic).
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Lapka Sensors Turn iPhones into Tricorders

Technology / Gadgets : technabob (2 years ago)

Are your curious about your environment? Have you always wanted a tricorder in your pocket? Well, check out Lapka’s iPhone sensors. They will pack a bunch of sensors in a svelte, compact package that you can take everywhere with you... Read Post

Why it makes sense that the iPhone 6 could be thinner than its camera sensor

Technology Industry News / Apple : The Apple Blog (17 hours ago)

Fitting in with early pics of reported dummy cases for the iPhone 6, a schematic drawing suggests the iPhone 6 camera ring could slightly protrude outward: It's not easy to make a thin camera sensor with improved quality and lenses.... Read Post

Sensors, sensors everywhere (but especially in the fields): FarmLink raises $40M

Technology : GigaOM (7 hours ago)

A company called FarmLink has raised $40 million in equity capital to further its business of analyzing sensor data to determine how much food a field can ideally yield. It's just the latest in a string of investments at the interse... Read Post

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