World’s First Virtual Grocery Store, Now Open in South Korea!

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Entertainment & News, Featured

Another dream have finally come true with the first virtual supermarket from Tesco. Now they’ve teamed up with Samsung to open a more robust version of the same concept in Seoul. Wondering how items are purchased? Pictures of products are posted with QR codes underneath. Shoppers use their smartphones to scan the QR codes of the items they want. The products in their virtual shopping carts are delivered right to the customers’ homes at their selected delivery time. With some 500 products Read more [...]

Parking Guide Chooses Your Parking Spot for You!

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Entertainment & News, Featured

It’s frustrating having to drive around a parking garage and have to around in circles just to find a spot. What makes it especially irritating is if you’re already running late. However, this nifty concept by Shih Chang-Chi, Huang Shao-Heng, and Wang Shou-Yu could solve that problem by reserving spaces on the fly. The Parking Guide prints your potential parking location with complete directions directly on the parking stub that you've been handed. It completely eliminates having Read more [...]

Fading Highlighter, Keeps Your Books Clean at the End of the Semester!

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Featured, Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized

A brilliant solution for college students is here! You can now highlight ideas and still get a 100% clean books that you can resell at the end of the semester. The fading highlighter works exactly as a normal one, but instead of being permanent causing lower resale prices, it fades out after 5 months of using! Fader is currently in development with crowdsourcing manufacturer extraordinaire Quirky. While there are similar products on the market already, they require some amount of erasing. Read more [...]

Are 3D Phones a Fad?

Written by simon on . Posted in Featured, Gadgets

When 3D first started gaining momentum in cinemas back in the mid-noughties, everybody said it wouldn't last; 'It's just a fad!' Well, that might still hold true, but we're sitting in 2012 and 3D cinema is still going strong, with both Titanic and Beauty and the Beast being re-released to cinemas in 3D this April. Which leads us to smartphones; what better time to muse upon the popularity of the 3D phone than now? While the country awaits a decision on whether and when the LG Optimus 3D Max is Read more [...]

Online Virtual Meeting… Face To Face, Literally!

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Entertainment & News, Featured

MM-Space, being developed by a lab at NTT, is a system designed to give the feeling of chatting face to face while in a group video conference! This system records the faces and voices of users from the spaces where they're talking, and transmits them to spaces where the conversation is recreated. A recreation space has several projectors, see-through screens, actuators, and speakers, positioned in accordance with the users. To make users feel as if the conversation is happening seamlessly Read more [...]

Tooth Tattoos Knows When You’re Going to be Sick… Before You Are!

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Featured, Gadgets

You know that very first tickle in the back of your throat that tells you a cold is coming on? What if you could figure it out even sooner – as soon as the first bacteria took hold? A team at Princeton is developing tooth “tattoos” that could detect illness from the bacteria in your breath, starting before you even realize you’re getting sick. The tattoos are wireless and powered by resonant coils so there’s no need for charging or batteries. They work with the wonder Read more [...]

The Robot Barber! Would you trust it, or should I say: him?

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Featured, Robots & Robotics

There’s nothing quite like getting a haircut. First you have some mindless chit-chat with your barber, he snips away, you get a quick powder and your done. It feels good and you look good. It’s a pleasant experience. Unless your barber is a robot. In which case, say goodbye to that lovely head of hair. This guy from Intelligent Automation Inc. got his haircut by a robot for St. Baldrick’s day, which usually involves completely shaving your head and collecting donations to help fund Read more [...]

MIT Laser Camera Can See Around Corners!

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Entertainment & News, Featured

This is a very cool MIT camera that can take photos of what’s going on around the corner. It’s an impressive technology, and the way the camera is able to do this is by using extremely fast laser pulses bounced off of its subject. MIT announced back in 2010 that it was developing the special camera that would use light echoes to see around corners. It took two years and the researchers are now showing off the camera in action. The camera fires 50 individual femtosecond laser pulses in Read more [...]

Tired of Trying Clothes When Shopping? Kinect Does Everything For You!

Written by Mostafa Dafer on . Posted in Entertainment & News, Featured

Trying clothes while shopping is really painful, especially with people like me (you have to see how sad I am when purchasing clothes :-P). Now here's a brilliant solution from Bloomingdale & Bodymetrics, it's an in-store service that uses Kinect to help women choose the correct size jeans. You  get scanned & classified into one of three groups: Emerald, sapphire, or ruby; then you can match yourself with sizes and styles that fit your classification before you buy. Actually this means Read more [...]

Windows 8 app Remotely Controls Cars, Frightens Passers-by!

Written by Mahmoud Basho on . Posted in Entertainment & News, Featured

This is an in-development vehicle control app shown off at the company's Redmond campus as part of this year's Worldwide Public Safety Symposium. The Metro-style application turns any windows 8 slate into a virtual controller, granting users remote access to door locks, sirens, lights, as well as the ability to determine GPS location. And, as you'll see in the video, it also has the unintended and wholly amusing benefit of freaking out innocent passers-by. Via GeekWire Read more [...]

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