Future

Tat tunes: Soundwave tattoos allow people to play songs, audio clips through app

Four Phoenix tattoo artists are licensed by California-based Skin Motion, which developed an app that can read a sound wave stencil tattooed on skin and play back a recording over a smartphone


Augmented reality lab combines math, engineering to improve brain-cancer outcomes

Mayo Clinic’s augmented reality lab provides surgeons and patients a 360 view of brain tumors or spines affected by scoliosis. The simulations help surgeons come up with the least invasive form of surgery and pick the best route for radiation and chemotherapy.


Hackers pose danger to patients with pacemakers, other medical devices connected to internet

Cybersecurity experts say medical devices such as implanted pacemakers are vulnerable to hackers, who could potentially gain control of the signals they send and receive – putting patients’ lives in danger.


How does social media affect you?

Social Media experts and psychologists suggest there are ties between social media use and depression and negative self image. Cronkite News wants to know how social media use has affected you.


Tech behind cryptocurrency craze could disrupt medicine, housing and ID security

Experts say blockchain, the network behind bitcoin and other cryptocurrency, could ease people's lives by transforming how they store and share medical, legal and personal data.


No sweat in esports, but plenty of mental rigor, cosplay fans and money

Esports, or video gaming competitions, is surging on campuses and in professional leagues, offering scholarships and prizes reaching $20 million.


Arizona could allow tax payments in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Senate Bill 1091 introduces two cryptocurrencies Arizonans could use to pay state taxes.


Want to experience Phoenix Open’s 16th hole? Now you can … virtually

Imagine being in the grandstand, cheering and booing as tee shots approach the hole and 5-foot putts miss to the right on the famous 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Now imagine watching and experiencing the hole from anywhere in the world using virtual reality.


New technology helping athletes with mental game

For years athletes have been training their muscles to make themselves better at their respective sport. Versus technology is helping athletes with a new innovative approach to training their mind, which could eventually help non-athletes in their everyday lives.


Virtual reality arcades entertain with immersive games

Virtual reality arcades are coming to the Phoenix area as the technology and industry grow.



Facing fears: iPhone X’s new facial recognition raises concerns

Is it worth getting the Apple’s iPhone X? The new phone has a new facial recognition feature that could cause several privacy issues. iPhone X’s facial recognition will make using the phone more accessible, but it will also make phones less secure from hackers.