Tag Archive | "Latest Technology"

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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Amazon Dash Button: Place it. Press it. Get it.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Perhaps its an April Fools video, but the reality is this has been a long time coming. We’ve talked about connected fridges and sensors in your pantry that can detect when products are low to automatically re-order… Well, Amazon is taking control of that and getting to market first with the ‘Dash Button’ a new [...]

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AirBites by AirBnB: Miami Ad School Concept

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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A pretty cool concept from Miami Ad School students in Berlin, it’s called AirBites and is thought out to be a new venture from AirBnB where budding chefs and cooks can AirBite their home cooked dinners to tourists who are traveling through that area. I wish they’d actually do this, we pitched this to tourism [...]

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Meet Dorothy: Click Your Heels App + Object

Sunday, March 15, 2015

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It’s a little old, but Dorothy is an awesome connected object meets micro controller that, with the click of your heels, can do just about anything you want… Perhaps that’s to get an Uber, text your friends, or have a fake call made to your phone to escape a date that’s going bad. Either way, [...]

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Luna: The World’s First Smart Bed

Saturday, January 31, 2015

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Well, we’ve spoken about how 2015 will be the ‘Connected’ everything year, and here’s another one to hit the market, this time, it’s LUNA, a smart bed that learns how you like to sleep, helping to manage temperatures between the sheets and for both sides of the bed, along with heart rate and breathing patterns. [...]

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Microsoft HoloLens: Hologram Demo Video

Saturday, January 24, 2015

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While Facebook has been spending Billions to capture and claim the limelight around a Virtual Reality based future, and Google turning off production of Google Glass… Microsoft has been the one building the future, welcome to HoloLens. It’s like a mini-computer for your eyes, in quite a good looking piece of hardware! Microsoft HoloLens has [...]

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DJ QBert: Conductive Ink Mixable Album Covers

Sunday, January 18, 2015

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Re-Mix your own track with this awesome ‘Conductive Ink’ based Album Cover for DJ QBert, the conductive ink basically creates/interrupts a circuit, and depending where you touch the album cover, you’ll be able to create something that actually sounds good. The Album Art has particular points designed to start multiple sound loops, and create different [...]

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Chrysler Launches Oculus Rift VR Experience

Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Chrysler has created a first-of-its-kind interactive, photo­real virtual reality (VR) experience. It’s called ‘Beneath the Surface’ and is a four-minute experiment that pushes the boundaries of what’s doable in virtual reality. Using the latest Oculus Rift DK2 headset, users are immersed in a beautiful rendering of the Chrysler 200 and taken on an audiovisual tour [...]

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