Tag Archive | "Latest Technology"

Smart Gloves Turn Sign Language into Speech

Friday, April 29, 2016

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This is such an amazing invention, and I know a few groups have been playing around with the technology, but this latest iteration from SignAloud really steals the show. Gloves that turn Sign Language into Speech in real time. There really isn’t that much more to say, other than please do spend the 2-3 minutes [...]

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Fisher-Price Imagines The Future of Parenting

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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I have a love-hate relationship with these “Future Of…” videos! On one hand, they give a glimpse into the strategic thinking of some of the world’s biggest companies, showing where they see the world going, and how they’d like to help take it there. Yet at the same time, they are horribly dramatised with often [...]

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Microsoft Hololens: Virtual 3D Teleportation

Monday, March 28, 2016

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So this one is for all the Geeks. Introducing Virtual Teleportation from Microsoft’s Hololens. They call it Holoportation and it’s a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high-quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed and transmitted anywhere in the world in real time. So when combined with mixed reality displays like [...]

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Domino’s DRU: Autonomous Pizza Delivery.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

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So last week the world was introduced to Domino’s DRU. An autonomous pizza delivery vehicle that was seemingly lauded with fanfare form a global PR blitz, grabbing the headlines around the ever hot “delivery” technology playing field. A win for Domino’s. So is this just a PR stunt? Or something much more real? It’s an [...]

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Introducing The Microsoft Cybercrime Center

Friday, March 18, 2016

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Welcome to the future, where big brands use their own technology and capability to fight crime in a digital world. Introducing the Microsoft Cybercrime Center, powered by Microsoft Cloud, it tracks and visualises cybercrime so that Microsoft experts can help locate the individuals responsible for crimes committed, and what I assume, has them working closely [...]

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Maxis SOS: The Emergency Lifeline Campaign

Monday, March 14, 2016

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In ASIA, monsoon rains are highly destructive and can cripple towns and cities in just hours. So Maxus, a communications company in Malaysia, has launched a one-of-a-kind portable communications device that allows people to call for help when power supplies or cellular activity has been affected during heavy monsoon rains and flooding. The “SOS” device [...]

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Introducing Tesla’s New Summon Feature

Friday, March 11, 2016

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Tesla Fan? You don’t need to be to love this feature, it’s called “Summon” and just like you’d wish your car could, the Autopilot feature automatically starts, navigates and brings the car right to your current location, powered by their latest iOS app. I’m sure it’s only meant for short distances, out of the garage, [...]

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VertiGo: A Wall-Climbing Robot From Disney

Sunday, January 3, 2016

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As if almost out of no where, Disney Research Labs have released a video showcasing a 3D Printed (in part) Wall-Climbing Robot that is more like an all-terrain owning vehicle from a future military prototype, than a Disney research project… But I want one! They’ve called it “VertiGo” and it’s capable of transitioning from the [...]

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HaptoClone: Holograms That You Can Touch

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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Imagine a world of Holograms that you can physically touch! Imagine shaking a friend’s hand or reaching out to pass them a gift? Well a group of haptics and hologram researchers from the University of Tokyo’s Department of Complexity Science and Engineering (DCSE) have brought this prototype to life. Inventing “Haptoclone”. Quite simply, an interactive [...]

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Amazon Prime Air: Next Gen Drone Delivery

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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We’ve seen Amazon Drones… But not with Jeremy Clarkson selling the dream, and to be fair, this is the newer, next gen version from Amazon, with a slightly more futuristic view on just how easy it’s going to be to get something delivered by a drone, straight to your front door! (if you’re game!) The [...]

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Nokia OZO: The Virtual Reality Camera

Sunday, November 29, 2015

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And you thought Nokia was dead right? Well, they aren’t, and this new product, the OZO, might be what pulls them back into the light, with a world-leading Virtual Reality Camera. The OZO is a professional Virtual Reality Camera made for pro-storytellers and production companies, and with a price of $50,000. It’s not cheap, but [...]

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Disney: Augmented Reality Colouring Books

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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Disney Research Labs has been working on some pretty cool tech that might well create the future of colouring in books, where live texturing of 3D Augmented Reality Characters becomes a possibility as kids around the world colour in on paper. With this, Disney have developed a “deformable” surface tracking method that uses a new [...]

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What3Words: Cannes Innovation Grand Prix

Saturday, June 27, 2015

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Street addresses, locations, deliveries, finding people… it’s ultimately one of the hardest things to do on a global scale, it has no similar foundation or working order… apart from pure GEO targeted Lat/Long codes that humans can’t understand! So, What3Words have created a universal 3 meter X 3 meter global map of the entire earth, [...]

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Introducing June: The World’s First Smart Oven

Sunday, June 21, 2015

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Attention tech-loving-foodies. Meet June, the world’s first smart oven, where the more people that own it, the smarter it becomes. It’s an oven created by ex-apple employees, designed to be more powerful, smarter and more beautiful than all other ovens! The countertop oven features Wi-Fi connectivity for software updates, an in-built digital scale, Nvidia processors [...]

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The Climate Portal: Weather Simulation Booths

Sunday, June 14, 2015

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If you’ve ever wondered what the weather was like at your next destination while waiting for a flight, well, now you won’t have to with a new installation at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, called “The Climate Portal”. An installation that simulates a range of weather conditions. The installation, created by the guys at Akestam Holst, brings [...]

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Google Expeditions: Virtual Reality Field Trips

Sunday, June 7, 2015

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It was only a matter of time, but now teachers around the world can take their students on Virtual Reality field trips to amplify their studies thanks to Google Expeditions. It’s an evolution of Google Cardboard, that has a central tablet that powers the tour and automatically syncs each Google Cardboard VR set, so that [...]

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Google Photos: Your New Photo App

Sunday, May 31, 2015

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Well, Google has just released the world’s smartest Photo App, one that is powered by some serious machine learning tech so that it can automatically catalogue, learn and organise your photos for you. With Facial, Location and Object recognition (eg. Google Photos automatically detects 250,000 popular landmarks worldwide) the Photos app does a great job [...]

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Google Maps: Explore Loch Ness In Street View

Monday, April 27, 2015

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It’s here. The Loch Ness In Street View. And with it, the list of things you can actually do on Google Maps continues to expand with ever more functionality and innovation. This week, Google launched the mapping of Loch Ness, street-view style, that lets you search for the mythical monster both above and below water. [...]

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Old Spice Launches ‘Twitch’ Real-Life Game

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Incase you don’t know, Twitch is like YouTube, but it is all live-streamed, featuring only multiplayer games for people to watch, with an audience over 50 million strong. Last year, there was the internet phenomenon “Twitch Plays Pokémon” where over 6.5 million people played the game or watched the live-stream. And now, Old Spice thought [...]

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Chevrolet Launches ‘CoDriver’ Oculus VR Drive

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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Chevrolet has unveiled its Colorado High Country pickup truck VR Experience called ‘The Delivery’ and is the first CoDriver experience to debut. Passengers will be virtually transported to the adventurous terrain of New Zealand and cast in the role of CoDriver for the ultimate off-road adventure. The drive will see them navigate rugged terrain and [...]

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