Archive for March, 2012
Google posted a YouTube a video of Steve Mahan who said that "95 percent of my vision is gone. I'm well past legally blind." while driving the Google Self Driving Car (Toyota Prius). Mahan said the self-driving Toyota Prius would give him greater independence. Would you test it yourself at this stage? Read more [...]
The Robot Barber! Would you trust it, or should I say: him?
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!
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!
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!
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 [...]
Use Your Browser as a Virtual Machine, Run Windows 8 on Your iPad!
Virtual Machines (VM) have become very popular nowadays, but who could thought that they could be used right from internet browsers?!! "WSX" they call it (name may change in time), it simply allows you to run several virtual operating systems right from your browser... You can run Linux, Windows, etc...! From the site: This means that you can walk into the Apple store, pick up an iPad right off the shelf, and in less than a minute, start using your desktop back home. (Of course, provided Read more [...]
Sony launches hands-free web browsing smartphone!
If your greasy fingers are constantly leaving unsightly smudge marks on the screen of your smartphone, improving your personal hygiene will soon no longer be the only solution to your problem. The Japanese technology giant Sony has unveiled a smartphone that allows users to navigate the internet by hovering a finger over content links as opposed to sliding a finger over the screen. Sony claims the new technology will effectively turn the finger into a mouse cursor. The Android-powered Xperia Read more [...]
Witricity, Let Your Gadgets Recharge Automatically, Wirelessly Of Course!
Finally, you can now leave your gadgets by themselves; they would look for themselves, feed when in need without moving at all! THINK how convenient it would be if you could recharge electronic devices without ever having to plug them in — or even take them out of your briefcase. Instead, you could leave your briefcase on a counter in the living room at home, and the smartphones and tablets within could see to their own recharging. And the robotic vacuum cleaner in the corner of the room Read more [...]
Volvo Offering World’s First External Airbag!
Volvo is introduced the new V40 wagon, which happens to come with external airbags. Volvo has always been known for safety features, so one wouldn’t be toosurprised to learn that they’ll be the first car manufacturer to add airbags for people that aren’t even inside the car. Attempting to make a car safe for pedestrians is something car manufacturers have been throwing ideas at for a while, from hoods that are more capable of crumpling if a pedestrian happens to land on it, to installing Read more [...]
Nokia 700, World’s Smallest Smartphone, & a Very Cool Symbian Belle Trick!
Remember the old days when the coolest kid at school was the one with the smallest phone? Dubbed as: "The smallest smartphone in the world" , the Nokia 700 is a neatly packed tiny, yet powerful, handset. The build quality is as impressive as all phones by Nokia. It feels so lovely to hold, the weight is right & the size is tight! Despite the weight, the phone impresses us with it's specs and features. Thanks to Nokia for sending us a device for a 2-weeks trial 🙂 Hardware: The Read more [...]
De-3D Glasses Reverses The 3D Effect into 2D Again!
Opponents of 3D Technology may now sit back and enjoy 3D movies in 2D Format again, even when they're at a 3D Cinema, thanks to the De-3D Glasses! The glasses work by undoing the 3D effect that is created on movie screens. In the 3D screening of a movie, two slightly overlapping images are shown. One reaches each eye thanks to those lovely 3D glasses everyone in the theater wears, creating an artificial three dimensional effect. The De-3D Glasses grab only the right-side image, Read more [...]
High-Tech Silencer: You Now Silence Boring Speeches!
Everyone must have encountered a really boring lecture during their lifetime, now here's a simple, yet geeky, solution; happy silencing! While you may get the urge to pull out a gun every time that loudmouth in your office starts rambling, common courtesy and a number of laws suggest that’s not the right way to go about regaining your peace. A team of researchers has developed a silencing gun called the SpeecStudenthJammer that serves to shut people up with no pain or risk to you or Read more [...]