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Friday, June 16, 2017

Vuzix M300

Much like Google Glass, the M300 allows its users hands-free data access and capture.

Running on a dual-core Intel Atom processor, the Android-based smartglasses are equipped with Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB port with OTG support, integrated GPS, head-tracking sensors, and 64 GB flash memory.

The device's camera is capable of 13 megapixel images and 1080p video, with features including auto-focus, optical image stabilization, and flash, while the eye-mounted display can output 24-bit colour and greater than 2,000 nits brightness with 20 degrees field of view, or the equivalent of a 5-inch mobile device held 14 inches in front of the viewer.

User input on the M300 is conducted via four Android function buttons and a touch pad mounted on the display side frame rail, as well as through voice navigation and a remote control app from paired iOS and Android devices.

The company also has an app store available for the device, with offerings available from mobile standards like Instagram, Netflix, Pandora, Spotify, and Skype as well as AR-focused apps like Wikitude.

Retailing for $1,499, the devices are available for purchase directly from Vuzix by customers in the US as well as in Europe.

a suite of accessories for the device, including hot-swappable on-frame batteries, higher capacity external batteries, left and right eye safety helmet mounts, Micro-USB power adapters, a safety glasses kit that supports prescription lenses, and a carrying case. The accessories range in price from $9.99 for charging cables or ear hooks to $99.99 for frames.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Intel Compute Stick review

Features of Intel STCK1A32WFC Compute Stick PC
  • Processor : Quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F 
  • Onboard Memory : 2GB DDR3 
  • Onboard Storage : 32GB 
  • Operating System : Windows 8.1 
  • WiFi : 802.11bgn
  • Bluetooth : 4.0
  • Graphics : Intel HD 
  • Audio : Intel HD

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tata Airpod - Car that runs on Air

Indian car maker Tata hopes to bring a car powered by compressed air. An idea that's been contemplated for years but has proved difficult to build commercially to market. Built on technology licensed from Luxembourg's MDI, the AirPod is a light, apparently one-seated car that's supposed to be able to run at between 45 and 70 kilometers an hour (28 to 43 miles per hour). Instead of running on gas or electricity, however, the engine is powered by a tank of compressed air, which can either be pumped in through a charging station or taken in while driving with the help of an electric engine. The car can also recapture some energy during braking, similar to current hybrid vehicles.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Penguin Tea Timer

Making tea, though easy to do, is also time consuming. Place your tea cup under the beak and set it to the desired time. As you turn the timer dial, the beak lowers the tea into the hot water. When time is up, a bell sounds and the penguin automatically lifts his beak, removing the tea bag from the water.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Adastra Super Yacht

The Adastra ship is so hi-tech that you can even control it with your Apple iPad within a 50 meter range. Its range is 4,000 miles, enough to go from the UK to New York in a single trip without refueling. With a length of 42m, it has a maximum speed of 22.5 knots, weighs in at 52 tones and has the capacity to host nine guests with room for up to six crew members. With its shiny body and smooth curves, this £15-million super yacht is a real wealth symbol.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Future in Tablets Technology

A Waterproof tablet PC from Fujitsu is seen lowered into a fish tank at the world's biggest high-tech fair, the CeBIT, on March 6, 2012 in Hanover, central Germany.

Let's look at where the trends point out for upcoming generations of tablet computers.

Transparent Displays :

Transparent glass displays are a staple of technology concept videos and while there has been immense innovation in display technology and devices, not much has translated to mobile devices yet. The next generation of tablets will most certainly move in this direction. Also, the tablets should allow extending the display to a television or another computer or project on a screen in an intuitive manner.

Diverse Form-Factor :
Foldable panels that fit one's pocket and display panels that can be extended to one's preference - the next generation of tablets would not be hard-lined on form factor and dimensions. A tablet, like a phone, is an intimate device and hence needs to be attached like a sensory organ.

File Storage :

As Internet and mobile data continues to grow ubiquitous and online services grow in number and capabilities, your data and preferences live on the cloud. The local storage becomes irrelevant, only sufficing the intermediary needs. Also, this would allow seamless migration from one device to another irrespective of device segment or operating system.

Interface :

While pointing via a mouse is old world, the touch would be the next casualty. Humans don't touch to interact in most cases. We speak or move our hands to explain things. Several devices of the current generation - game consoles, smartphones et al - employ bits and pieces of gesture and voice recognition and the next generations of tablet would have these baked in exhaustively with comprehensive knowledge of local cultures and languages.

Location-Awareness :

One of the biggest leaps that smartphones and tablets allowed was making the phone and apps location-aware using the GPS. This allows the information to be better served and locally relevant. Several services like Foursquare have built successful engagement on top of this, and it is anybody's guess that future evolutions would also bring context to the awareness.
Wireless Charging :

I've wished for this one every time I've snapped my laptop's charger and taken a fall through the cable. While wireless Internet and near-field communication are moving progressively, the future tablets would also cut this last cord.

Capabilities :

Snap your boarding pass, and your tablet would give you your flight details. Or place a phone or another tablet next to it, and data transfer would happen. Advances in near-field communication, image recognition, and augmented reality would give future computing devices immense power to enable seamless communication and enhance productivity in a natural manner.
Other Concept in Tablet :

Better battery backup, tougher casing and resistant to a fall or a dip in the water, and an overall holistic ease of managing the hardware.

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First Microchip Pills of World

World's first microchip pill has been introduced and approved by FDA.

The microchip is a normal digital chip made up of silicon with traces of magnesium and copper and is no bigger than the size of a normal medicine. Once the microchip is ingested, it gets activated by the digestive fluids of stomach and starts generating electric signals. These signals are received by a battery operated patch on the patient’s skin which forwards the medical information to a mobile app on patient’s consent. The battery operated patch has a life of seven days and in the mean duration; it is responsible for receiving all the inner-body conditions from the microchip.

The conditions such as heart rate, temperature, body position are tracked and then forwarded to the clinicians (via mobile app) so that the patient can be medicated accordingly. Currently the device has been approved to be used with placebo pills so as to test it’s safety and working. If the procedure turns out to be successful and safe, microchips will be soon integrated with medication. This chip will help to analyze Heart Diseases also.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bosco Verticale will be the World's First Vertical Forest (Milan, Italy)

A forest in the form of a skyscraper  (Milan, Italy). Each apartment has a balcony with its own little mini-forest. These provide the pollution-filtering benefits of plant life and the energy-saving benefits of shade, but in a small area.

The Bosco Verticale is a system that optimizes, recuperates, and produces energy. Covered in plant life, the building aids in balancing the microclimate and in filtering the dust particles contained in the urban environment (Milan is one of the most polluted cities in Europe). The diversity of the plants and their characteristics produce humidity, absorb CO2 and dust particles, producing oxygen and protect the building from radiation and acoustic pollution. This not only improves the quality of living spaces, but gives way to dramatic energy savings year round.

Each apartment in the building will have a balcony planted with trees that are able to respond to the city’s weather — shade will be provided within the summer, while also filtering city pollution; and in the winter the bare trees will allow sunlight to permeate through the spaces. Plant irrigation will be supported through the filtering and reuse of the grey water produced by the building. Additionally, Aeolian and photovoltaic energy systems will further promote the tower’s self-sufficiency.

The design of the Bosco Verticale is a response to both urban sprawl and the disappearance of nature from our lives and on the landscape. The architect notes that if the units were to be constructed unshackled as stand-alone units across a single surface, the project would require 50,000 square meters of land, and 10,000 square meters of woodland. Bosco Verticale is the first offer in his proposed BioMilano, which envisions a green belt created around the city to incorporate 60 abandoned farms on the outskirts of the city to be revitalized for community use.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Specifications of New Concept Mobile Nokia Lumia 720

Nokia Lumia 720 will be boost up by Windows 8 platform. It could have improved hardware specifications than its predecessor Nokia Lumia 710. 

Nokia Lumia 720 phone will be powered by a dual-core processor with a larger touch-screen display (4.3-inch). 

It will be assembled with 1.6 GHz chip inside this phone and It can have a 4.3-inch touch-screen display that would display a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution.

This concept phone can have 16GB or 32GB of internal memory and it would have a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space. 

It can have a 16-megapixel camera on the back with PureView technology which can record videos in full HD resolution (1060p). This phone would have a 1.3MP camera on front for making video calls.

Nokia Lumia 720 will have other general specifications like Bluetooth, WiFi, DLNA, NFC, support for 3G and it can support 4G networks. This phone will be assembled with 2200 mAh battery for longer battery life. 

It can have Windows 8 logo on the front and it would replace the older key on existing Lumia 710 Phone handsets. 

The outer case of Nokia Lumia 720 can be made of Magnesium like in Microsoft’s Surface tablet PCs. It can be available in a range of color options for consumers. 

But, this Nokia Lumia 720 phone can remains only a concept device for the moment and Nokia can launch a handset with this model number having different specifications.

Specifications of Nokia Lumia 720 :
  • This phone will be powered by 1.6 GHz Processor and It can have a 4.3-inch touch-screen display that would display a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution. 
  • It can have a 16-megapixel camera on the back which can record videos in full HD resolution (1060p). 
  • This phone would have a 1.3MP camera on front for making video calls. 
  • It will support Bluetooth, WiFi, DLNA, NFC, support for 3G and it can support 4G networks. 
  • This phone will be assembled with 2200 mAh battery for longer battery life. 
  • It can have 16GB or 32GB of internal memory and it would have a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space.  
  • The outer case of Nokia Lumia 720 can be made of Magnesium like in Microsoft’s Surface tablet PCs. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Samsung planning to build 300 GHz Chips using Graphene

Samsung researchers have developed microprocessor using the Graphene-Silicon Schottky barrier as they can easily control electron flow by increasing or decreasing the height of the barrier.

Samsung also manufactured a basic logic gate device and verified that this logic gate can effectively perform one function. The basic procedure the device can manage is adding. 

The transistor-like gate called a Barristor.

Samsung researcher’s institute has owned other 9 major Graphene-related patents and it is only current company who has built a working microprocessor using Graphene. 

Graphene is a material that permits electrons to move through it 200 times easier than currently used semiconductor silicon.

If we can create a microprocessor using Graphene than we can build CPU which can run at 300 GHz speeds. So, researchers have achieved half of the normal Graphene electron mobility in making microprocessor. 

IBM has predicted theoretical that we can create 1000 GHz microprocessor using Graphene.

Making microprocessor using Graphene is little tough as it is a semi-metal and we can not control electron flow in a semi-metal. 

We can use cooling solutions to control electron flow in Graphene because electron can not pass through it. But the higher electron mobility might help dissipate the heat energy faster in a cooling base.

We can produce microprocessor using combination of Silicon and Graphene but it does not produce desirable results. 

We can transform Graphene in a semiconductor as it can effectively reduce free electron mobility in this semimetal and this technology has successfully used for Silicene transformation.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Google demonstrates Image to Text Translation at Mobile Tech Fair

Internet giant Google has successfully demonstrated the prototype version of a new image recognition technology that can capture an image file into a cell phone and translate a non-English text into English text.

This is what Andrew Gomez, an associate product-marketing manager at Google, posted on Google blog this week.

"Imagine being in a foreign country staring at a restaurant menu you can not understand, a waiter impatiently tapping his foot at your tableside. You, a vegetarian, have no idea whether you're about to order spaghetti with meatballs or veggie pesto. What would you do? Well, eventually you might be able to take out your mobile phone, snap a photo with Google Goggles, and instantly view that menu translated into your language.

Of course, that's not possible today - but yesterday at the Mobile World Congress we demonstrated a prototype of Google Goggles that has the power to do just that. It's still in an extremely early stage, but we thought we'd share this demo with you because it shows just how powerful a smartphone can be when it's connected to our translation technologies."

This week, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the chairman and CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt and the company's scientist Hartmut Neven demonstrated a prototype version of Google Goggles recognition software merging with Google's machine translation technologies.

Schmidt took a picture of a German menu on a cell phone, which instantly translated the written German text into English.

Neven said in the company blogpost that this prototype connects the phone's camera to an optical character recognition (OCR) engine, recognizes the image as text and then translates that text into English with Google Translate.

He said that currently this technology only works for German-to-English translations and is not yet ready for prime time.

Google plans to eventually bring out Googles Googles that can translate all of the 52 languages currently supported by Google Translate.

Coca-Cola Introduces Cell-Based PET Bottles

The Coca-Cola company has introduced a new container called the "PlantBottle,'' made partially from sugar cane and molasses that can be recycled.

The "PlantBottle''is fully recyclable, has a lower reliance on a non-renewable resource, and reduces carbon emissions, compared with petroleum-based PET plastic bottles, the company said.

"The 'PlantBottle"' is a significant development in sustainable packaging innovation," said Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company. "It builds on our legacy of environmental ingenuity and sets the course for us to realize our vision to eventually introduce bottles made with materials that are 100 per cent recyclable and renewable."

Traditional PET bottles are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource. The new bottle is made from a blend of petroleum-based materials and up to 30 percent plant-based materials.

The "PlantBottle'' is currently made through an innovative process that turns sugar cane and molasses, a by-product of sugar production, into a key component for PET plastic. Coca-Cola is also exploring the use of other plant materials for future generations of the "PlantBottle."

Manufacturing the new plastic bottle is more environmentally efficient as well. A life-cycle analysis conducted by Imperial College London indicates the "PlantBottle" with 30 per cent plant-base material reduces carbon emissions by up to 25 per cent, compared with petroleum-based PET.

Another advantage to the "PlantBottle" is that, unlike other plant-based plastics, it can be processed through existing manufacturing and recycling facilities without contaminating traditional PET. Therefore, the material in the "PlantBottle" can be used, recycled and reused again and again.

Coca-Cola will market this eco-friendly "PlantBottle" with Dasani and sparkling brands in select markets in North America later this year and with vitaminwater in 2010.

The innovative bottles will be identified through on-package messages and in-store point of sale displays. Web-based communications will also highlight the bottles' environmental benefits.

"The 'PlantBottle' represents the next step in evolving our system toward the bottle of the future," said Scott Vitters, Director of Sustainable Packaging of The Coca-Cola company. "This innovation is a real win because it moves us closer to our vision of zero waste with a material that lessens our carbon footprint and is also recyclable."

"The Coca-Cola company is a company with the power to transform the marketplace, and the introduction of the "PlantBottle" is yet another great example of their leadership on environmental issues," said Carter Roberts, President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund, US. "We are pleased to be working with Coke to tackle sustainability issues and drive innovations like this through their supply chain, the broader industry and the world."

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola opened the world's largest plastic bottle-to-bottle recycling plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The plant will produce approximately 100 million pounds of recycled PET plastic for reuse each year, the equivalent of nearly 2 billion 20-ounce Coca-Cola bottles.
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