Microsemi AcuEdge™ Development Kit to build your own version of Amazon AVS creating a voice-activated system (Alexa voice service)

Microsemi AcuEdge™ Development Kit for Amazon AVS The success of personal assistants that you interact with via the spoken word, such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google Home, has made voice control a hot-ticket item in system design. Getting started in this technology, though, has required significant audio and signal processing expertise to address issues in background noise and the speaker’s location. A new development kit from Microsemi, in partnership with Amazon’s Alexa voice serv...
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‘Little Fish’ is a AI home assistant robot with tablet like screen, developed by Baidu, China’s leading search engine.

Baidu's new voice-controlled home robot is like an Amazon Echo with a screen called 'Little Fish' Conversational Computer - Baidu+"Little Fish" home assistant robot. Baidu, China's leading search engine, and Ainemo Inc., China's top technology driven consumer electronic company, jointly unveiled "Little Fish" (Chinese name: Xiaoyu Zaijia), a voice-controlled family robot powered by Baidu's AI at Digital Experience. With the partnership of these two industry leaders, "Little Fish" is posit...
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Lego is set to release educational and inspirational Lego Ideas set “NASA Apollo Saturn V” in June 2017

This year is the 45 years Apollo 11 Moon-landing anniversary. What a perfect time to present you the Saturn-V rocket which took the Apollo 11 crew to the moon out of Lego! The whole Lego rocket is about 1 meter/130 studs high (aprox. 1:110 scale), has 1179 bricks and lots of features: removable 1st rocket-stage with the main rocket engine removable 2nd rocket-stage with rocket engine removable 3rd rocket-stage with the Apollo spacecraft Apollo spacecraft with the "Eagle" ...
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Tapdo is a smart button that lets you control technology with single-touch, personalized biometric interactions.

Tapdo button is a shortcut to control all your favorite apps and devices more comfortably by just tapping a button. A Fingerprint Sensor helps to assign dozens of functions to one button simultaneously. New wearable fingerprint scanner called Tapdo now allows users to map different parts of their hands to a variety of shortcuts for different smart devices. The tapdo button is connected to your smartphone via bluetooth. In your tapdo app you can choose compatible apps and assign singl...
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Rover Land & Sea is a app-controlled amphibious kids toy vehicle (RC car) with camera and speaker

  The Rover Land & Sea is a powerful and flexible app-enabled RC car that works with iOS and Android devices. As shown in the images, the RC car sports a compact and streamlined appearance design, and it features uniquely designed wheels that not only allow it to run on a variety of terrains, but also propel the vehicle through the water with fins on the wheels. Moreover, the rubber ridges in the center of each wheel provide traction and protect the fins on land. Indoors or outdoo...
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Researchers at Nottingham Trent University (UK) have developed smart balaclava with electric-conductive yarns that can help athletes stay warm and avert chest infections in cold weather

Researchers have developed a smart balaclava which warms oxygen before it’s inhaled to reduce the risk of athletes contracting chest infections in winter. Nottingham Trent University and German advanced knitting machine manufacturer Stoll GmBH created a prototype to help runners and skiers who can be exposed to increased risk of infections when exercising in the cold. The technology centres on a knitted patch of electric-conductive yarn over the nose and mouth which emits heat when cha...
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Cardiff Innovative three wheel skates

Cardiff is a three wheel skates that can be worn on top of your shoes. Because of its ergonomic design it provides great deal of balance and comfort. These skates are not only unique in design, but also in the approach to skating itself. The whole tightening depends on the micrometric buckle on the instep and on the automatic adjustment of the skates' length. Take the time to wedge your shoe into the structure so that the heel isn't let loose. Then you can skate in confidence. In our humble o...
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Wingsuit flying (or wingsuiting) is the sport of gliding through the air using a wingsuit which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift.

Wingsuit flying (or wingsuiting) is the sport of gliding through the air using a wingsuit which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift. The modern wingsuit, first developed in the late 1990s, creates a surface area with fabric between the legs and under the arms. Wingsuits are sometimes referred to as "birdman suits",  "flying squirrel suits", "bat suits". WINGSUIT FLYING is a skydiving discipline and extreme sport which relies on the use of a specialised...
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Amazon’s ‘Echo’ Virtual Assistant Has Many New ‘Skills’ to Voice Control All Walks Of Your Daily Life

Amazon's 'Echo' is a hands-free Virtual Assistant with speaker that you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports... Amazon Echo (known in-development as Doppler or Project D and shortened and referred to as Echo) is a smart speaker developed by Amazon.com. The device consists of a 9.25-inch (23.5 cm) tall cylinder speaker with a seven-piece microphone array. The device connects to the voice-controlled intelligent person...
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‘GAME GOLF’ is a golf performance tracking, GPS rangefinder, and scorecard platform

GAME GOLF is a golf performance tracking, GPS rangefinder, and scorecard platform. It is a comprehensive system designed to seamlessly capture and display your golf game in a dynamic interface with stats and trends. GAME GOLF was created and founded by John McGuire, CEO and Founder of Active Mind technology GAMEGOLF uses GPS technology and NFC technology to track your location on the course and every club used during a round. The GAME GOLF Tags are assigned to specific clubs by the golfer ...
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Epson’s augmented reality smart glasses

MOVERIO. Explore how the Epson MOVERIO family of smart eyewear is transforming today's activities with tomorrow's vision. The Epson Moverio BT-300 is the third iteration of the company's smart eyeglass lineup. It comes with a new lightweight form factor - 20% lighter than the BT-200 range - that has a 'Google' feel and is equipped with an OLED display, which projects an image in front of the eyes that feels around 80 inches in size.   https://youtu.be/hhYPqF3aHUs Battery life on...
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‘Royole Moon’ – 3D Virtual Mobile Theater

Royole has developed a 3D virtual mobile theater for movies, gaming, and more. Combining unique proprietary optical and system technologies that recreate a giant, scalable 800" curved screen with realistic 3D effects and high-fidelity noise-cancelling headphones, Moon provides the viewer with a truly immersive, amazingly realistic entertainment experience. Combining unique proprietary optical and system technologies that recreate a giant, scalable 800" curved screen with realistic 3D effects ...
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Razer’s New Projector ‘Ariana’ can display your game across the entire room

Immersion into virtual reality is a perception of being physically present in a non-physical world. Razer’s new Projector 'Ariana' displays your game across the entire room and makes you feel you are part of it. The world’s first video projection system designed for immersive gaming, Project Ariana is a cutting-edge video projector which uses an ultra-wide fish eye lens and advanced processing capabilities to take your game beyond your setup, extending it to your entire room. Ariana projec...
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‘ e-paper display’ – a new generation of electronic display mimicking ordinary ink on paper

Electronic paper and e-paper are display devices that mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper. Unlike conventional backlit flat panel displays that emit light, electronic paper displays reflect light like paper. "E Ink" is a Taiwan based electronic ink technology company, it recently announced a 32" flexible and extremely lightweight display. These two features make the display an ideal solution as a drop-in replacement for digital signage applications in transportation and other public...
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LEGO launched ‘Boost’, an easy to build and program ‘robot kit’ that can operate using iphone

LEGO Group announced LEGO® BOOST, a supercharged building and coding set that lets children bring their LEGO creations to life by adding movement, sound and personality. Lego Boost is a programmable set of motors to bring your bricked creations to life. LEGO® BOOST combines the endless play opportunities of a traditional LEGO set with an endless variety of movement and sound capabilities made possible through an easy-to-use, app-based coding environment. LEGO BOOST has been developed for chil...
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‘Minecraft.Print’ – Making the Virtual Real – take virtual creations, and bring them into the real world

Minecraft is a video game focused on creativity and building. Players build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world–everything from a hut, to a train station, to a fully functional computer. Why can't we take those virtual creations, and bring them into the real world? Minecraft.Print() is our attempt to do so by creating a bridge between Minecraft and the real world, via 3D printers. A Minecraft player defines a 3D space to be printed, after which the software extracts the object, ...
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Create tomorrow’s innovators and idea-makers with littleBits electronic building blocks, a platform for large and small inventions for kids

'LittleBits' is a platform for large and small inventions for kids. The kit includes electronic building blocks that snap-on with magnet and allow kids to build projects in minutes. We spend more than eleven hours a day with technology, but most people don’t know how it works, and spend the majority of their time consuming media. We believe people are born creative, and our electronic building blocks help to unleash the inventor within by engaging them in an incredibly powerful, exhilarating ...
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NASA Rover Game Released for Curiosity’s Anniversary

As Curiosity marks its fourth anniversary (in Earth years) since landing on Mars, the rover is working on collecting its 17th sample. While Curiosity explores Mars, gamers can join the fun via a new social media game, Mars Rover. On their mobile devices, players drive a rover through rough Martian terrain, challenging themselves to navigate and balance the rover while earning points along the way. The game also illustrates how NASA's next Mars rover, in development for launch in 2020, will us...
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‘Botiful’ Skype based telepresence robot

Botiful is an Android powered robot revolutionizing the way you communicate with distant people. The telepresence robot was created by Claire Delaunay, an engineer working for SRI, a non-profit research and development company in southern California. Botiful Lets You Remotely Keep Your Skype Pal's Face in Frame. Delaunay plans to release a software development kit to expand the applications of the robot even further once it hits the consumer market. The Skype remote control interface al...
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‘EyeForcer’ glasses monitor wearer’s posture and alerts when slouching

The EyeForcer is a medical tech wearable for kids who use smartphones and tablets. It monitors posture to prevent Gameboy Disease. It helps to stop slouching over their smartphones and tablets every day. Posture is one of the fundamental things when it comes to muscle activity and fatigue. However, a minute strain can lead to very serious problems. And, for sports professionals and athletes, even a minute injury can lead to serious consequences. One of the major reason which leads to posture ...
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Walt Disney building smart toys and IOT devices

Walt Disney Co.'s lab network, together with scientists from MIT, the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon, has developed systems that the company could use to help robots identify individuals, as well as to track everyday interactions between people and things. RapID is similar to an older Disney Research project called ID-Sense (see RFID for Reading People's Reactions). The goal of the ID-Sense project was to develop a system for identifying human-object interactions within a home o...
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SOCCKET is a soccer ball that harnesses and stores energy

SOCCKET is a soccer ball that harnesses and stores energy from play for later use as portable power source in resource-poor areas. The sOccket is a soccer ball that captures the energy during game play to charge LEDs and small batteries. After playing with the ball, the child can return home and use the ball to connect a LED lamp to read, study, or illuminate the home. The sOccket is a soccer ball that captures the energy during game play to charge LEDs and small batteries. After playing with...
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Microsoft’s new earphone will also be a sensing and controlling device

Microsoft research team is working to redesign the earphone that can be a sensing and controlling device by integrating ... activities, heart rate, location etc. People are increasingly conscious of their everyday health and wellness conditions, and actively seek to improve them. In this project, we build software and hardware solutions that utilize and/or augment mobile phones to continuously monitor users' wellness without changing their existing lifestyle. Microsoft team is building syste...
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Smart Products

Neurio embeds a Wi-Fi-enabled sensor inside your home's electrical panel and identifies individual devices and appliances by their "power signatures." It monitors power use, breaks down activity by device, uses machine learning to interpret that activity, and can inform you when something important happens, such as that you left the oven turned on. Ivee Sleek may look like just another alarm clock, but it also functions as a voice-activated interface that lets you talk to the Nest smart home ...
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3D Printed Open Source Robot

Wire Beings beta is an open source robot for Arduino that can be 3D printed. This is a nice project that you can continue to work on and modify as you learn more Arduino projects. This Instructable goes through the complete build for the bluetooth enabled robot in the first half of the video. As long as you have a 3D printer this project is really easy to do and the electronic parts cost only around $30-$35. It takes in total about 35 hours to 3D print, but can be assembled and programmed ...
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FUZEBOX – educational platform that makes it easy to get children familiar with coding, electronics, and technology.

FUZEBOX: an interesting educational platform that makes it easy to get children familiar with coding, electronics, and technology. It offers WiFi, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity, so you can use it with smartphones, tablets, and computers. The FUZEBOX has various sensors, such as light, pressure, humidity, and IR sensors, so you can use it to build a weather station, TV controller, security system, and and other fun solutions. To get started, simply load FUZEBASIC on your computer, connect th...
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Next wave of disruptive technology companies

Accept Payments. Globally Accept Credit Cards, PayPal, and Debit Cards https://www.2checkout.com/   GPShopper plays an important support role for its retail customers, setting up in-store beacons that wake up the cell phones of distracted and harried shoppers when they are in close proximity to special deals they would be interested in. This is just one example of the broad range of marketing management tools available from GPShopper, which all operate in the background to target ...
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BRIXO brings lego like blocks to life

BRIXO blocks are chrome-coated building blocks that act as electric conductors. They interlock to produce complete simple circuits with no wires involved, adding lights, motion and sound to any construction. The blocks are powered by a low voltage built-in battery and coated in chrome, a non-toxic metal, to ensure your safety. BRIXO include LED lights, motor blocks and even sound, light and proximity sensors. And all are fully compatible with standard building blocks. Brixo are buildin...
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Mycestro is a wireless three-dimensional (3D) mouse, which means it has the ability to track hand motion in 3D space.

Mycestro is a wearable 3D mouse that you can use with gestures and does require a touchpad or mouse space, making it perfect to be used while traveling. To use it, you strap the futuristic looking device to your right hand index. It collects and uses finger movement information and a touch sensitive panel located on its side, next to the thumb. You can use it to do anything you would do with a regular mouse, only the easier way. It is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy which allows it to be ...
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Robo Wunderkind is high-tech variant of LEGO

Robo Wunderkind is a LEGO-like robotics kit that teaches kids the basics of coding with fun app-enabled programming. Robo Wunderkind, a modular robotics kit developed by a Vienna-based startup, Like other robot kits on the market, it’s designed to teach kids the basics of computer programming through drag-and-drop apps. But unlike most of the kits out there, Robo Wunderkind is a modular robotics kit that sort of resembles a high-tech variant of LEGO. The kit comes as a set of blocks. Ea...
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