Husbands In China Can Now Rest In ‘Storage Pods’ While Wives Shop

Global Harbour mall in Shanghai, China is testing a new pilot program for men, glass pods where men can go to play video games while others can shops. https://youtu.be/KAWz2bBlDms   The pods are referred to locally as a “husband rest room”, containing a comfortable seat and a self-service computer equipment. The pods are actually in the middle of the mall with full view of passing crowd. The walls are also transparent  but it is fully enclosed, so the husbands are not disturbed fro...
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CES Asia 2017 in China from June 13-15

CES Asia 2017 will be packed with the latest and most exciting innovations across the full spectrum of consumer technology. Now in its third year, CES Asia 2017 is expected to surpass previous years with a projected 450 exhibiting companies crossing a show floor of 40,000 gross square meters, covering five halls of exhibit space. Exhibitors from 22 countries, regions and territories will feature products in 19 categories including artificial intelligence (AI), vehicle technology and virtual real...
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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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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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‘Creative Technologies’ is a new fast growing field that integrates creative arts and technology

  The Creative Technologies Research Theme integrates creative arts and technology, creating a unique and dynamic combination in areas of multimedia, gaming, content and production. Creative Technologies researchers in Trinity look at technologies which are creative in themselves, including computer animation, computer graphics, and signal processing, while also carrying out research into how these technologies can be utilised in other wider research areas such as Education and Traini...
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MIT Media Lab and Berklee’s Institute have started Open Music Initiative (OMI) to dramatically simplify the way music creators and rights owners are identified and compensated using blockchain-inspired open and interoperable digital rights management platform.

Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) announced today a groundbreaking initiative called the Open Music Initiative (OMI) to dramatically simplify the way music creators and rights owners are identified and compensated—a thorny issue that has challenged the music industry and stifled creator incomes and industry revenues since the dawn of the digital era. The effort will combine BerkleeICE’s expertise in the music industry with the MIT Media Lab’s expertise in decentraliz...
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LG Electronics (LG) futuristic Levitating Portable Speaker ‘PJ9’

LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its futuristic Levitating Portable Speaker. The mesmerizing wireless speaker hovers in place over the accompanying Levitation Station to deliver high-quality audio while making quite an impression with its eye-catching design. In addition to its striking looks, the versatile speaker gives users the ability to seamlessly play music, podcasts and other audio content in the home as well as outdoors. The PJ9 creates its stunning visual effect using powerful el...
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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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Movies will soon be available in virtual reality (VR) and it will allow you to watch it in 360 degree with the ability to step into the movie and be part of it not just watch it.

First came sound, then color, then 3D—now virtual reality (VR) is lining itself up to be the next major innovation in filmmaking. Watching a movie in VR allows you to view a movie theater size screen in your living room. If the film is 360 degree you can step into the movie and be part of it not just watch it. Unlike conventional animation, motion-capture experienced in VR injects a stronger dose of realism by making viewers feel like they are actually in the movie. Virtual-reality (VR)...
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory witnessed the birth of atmospheric ice clouds in the laboratory

Scientists have witnessed the birth of atmospheric ice clouds, creating ice cloud crystals in the laboratory and then taking images of the process through a microscope, essentially documenting the very first steps of cloud formation. The team witnessed a process known as ice nucleation in unprecedented detail, taking time-lapse movies of the first few seconds when a particle attracts water vapor, forming ice crystals that become the core of icy cirrus clouds — the high, wispy clouds that act ...
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Meural Canvas, is a Wi-Fi-enabled digital canvas built to showcase artwork.

Meural Canvas, is a Wi-Fi-enabled digital canvas built to showcase artwork. Each frame gives you instant access to 20,000+ works of art and photography, and it’s easy to upload your own. Meural's proprietary technology renders each image as lifelike and textured as a real painting. Desktop digital picture frames have largely faded away, a side effect of the ubiquity of smartphones. Now the next thing to go digital is the artwork on your wall, such as the latest connected-art canvas from New Yor...
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Insta360 Spherical Video Camera can take 360-degree spherical videos and photos

Insta360 Spherical Video Camera can take 360-degree spherical videos and photos in 4K UHD quality.720-degree spherical camera, 360-degree spherical. Dual 230° Fisheye Lenses -Dual Sony 8MP CMOS Sensors -Create 360 x 360° Video Images -Output Resolution of 4096 x 2048 -Real-Time Stitching and Preview -Wi-Fi Connectivity -App for Monitoring / Remote Operation -Playback with VR Goggles / Mobile Device -Virtual Panning with Smartphone -VR Goggles Head-Tracking Support. The Insta360 Records v...
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iPhone DJ Mixer

iPhone DJ Mixeris a small carry-around-anywhere gadget that lets you mix up and transform music from two sources. The mixer can be used with iPhones, iPods and mp3 players. Once you hook two of your sources, you can select the music you want and combine them to make them sound even better than before. Similarly, djay transforms your iPhone into a full–featured DJ system. Seamlessly integrated with both your music library and Spotify, djay gives you direct access to all your favorite songs and...
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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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Hyperkin’s Smart Boy Lets You Play Game Boy Games on Your Android Phone

The Smart Boy Developer Kit lets you insert the phone into a casing that closely mimics the original Game Boy, complete with a cartridge slot for your old games. Smartboy Development Kit attaches to Android smartphones, turning the phone into a handheld gaming device. It will be compatible with Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges. Included in the kit is an open source serial app and firmware, which will enable developers of all kinds to advance Hyperkin's current build toward a retail-read...
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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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PIXELIO Transforms Your Smartphone into a 3D Scanning Planetary Arm

A new UK-based startup, Smart 3D Company, Ltd., has come out with an innovative and easy-to-use device that, combined with a smartphone, will allow users to scan small objects in 3D, as well as take pictures or shoot 360° time lapse videos. The device is not only useful for photographers or 3D printer users, but also architects, engineers, graphic designers, bloggers and many more. PIXELIO, in combination with free software installed on your smartphone (eg. Autodesk 123D Catch), will allow us...
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Pulse is a Camera Add-On That Gives You Full Control from a Smartphone.

Pulse is a new camera accessory that allows you to control things wirelessly using a smartphone. It plugs into your DSLR or mirrorless camera’s USB port, allowing you to shoot photos, time-lapses, or videos from an app on your phone. Outwardly, Pulse looks like an ultra-flat flash transmitter that sits on your camera’s hotshoe with a wired connection on the side, it has a small form factor, so it’s portable and doesn’t get in the way of your photography. Inside, it packs a Bluetooth radio with a...
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Aerion Mouse

Aerion Mouse is a gesture-driven computer mouse that’s somewhat smaller than traditional mice. It gets placed between the top of any two of the user’s fingers. The user then points the mouse at the display to operate it and, instead of clicking on any buttons, just leans to the left to achieve what a typical left click on a mouse would and leans to the right for a right click. One main benefits to Aerion is that it allows one to keep fingers close to a typing position without having to grab a se...
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“Li-Fi” 100 Times Faster Than “Wi-Fi”

Li-fi is a new means of delivering data using visible spectrum as against the radio waves used by most other methods. This new technology has already been tested in a functional office. What makes Li-fi stand apart is the astonishing speed at which can deliver access to the internet, often 100 times faster compared to Wi-fi at a mind-boggling speed of 1Gbps. You need a light source similar to an LED bulb, a photo detector and an internet connection to use Li-fi. The visible spectrum of light use...
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Chronos – Make any watch smart

San Francisco startup Chronos is aiming its new device for people who prefer pretty analog watches to be the things on their wrists but would really like them to have the most basic features of a fitness tracker and a smart device. “We have developed a small, tiny disc that gives you all the very best of today’s wearable tech, but let’s you keep the watch you already wear,” Chronos founder and CEO Mark Nichol said. The metal Chronos disc is designed to resemble watch casing, so that it largely d...
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System automatically converts 2-D video to 3-D.

Scientists at MIT and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) have leveraged videogame technology to generate broadcast quality 3D video of soccer and football  matches from a 2D source in real time. The resulting video can reportedly be enjoyed with any 3D TV or virtual reality headset, and could lead to much more 3D content becoming available in the near future. When working to full effect, 3D technology can deliver highly immersive user experiences, but the content on these platforms is...
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Smart Tennis Racket.

The Babolat Play Pure Drive racket looks like a regular racket on the outside. However, sensors integrated into the handle allow players to have access to a lot of information on power, impact locator, type and number of strokes (forehand, backhand, serve, overhead smash). Babolat's challenge has been to integrate sensors in the handle of the racket without changing the playability or the feel of the racket. The design seamlessly integrates 2 buttons and a USB port inside the butt cap without ch...
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Flying pixels create self-levitating displays

A team of researchers at Queen's University's Human Media Lab have unveiled a system of flying 'BitDrones' that let users explore virtual information by interacting with levitating voxels. The system, called BitDrones, allows users to explore virtual 3D information by interacting with physical self-levitating building blocks. BitDrones is the first step towards creating interactive self-levitating programmable matter, materials capable of changing their 3D shape in a programmable fashion using s...
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Power Claw Gloves allow you to feel heat and cold in virtual reality apps.

Can you imagine burning your fingertips or feel that ice freezes your hand as you interact with a program of virtual reality? The Mexican company Vivoxie created Power Claw, a pair of gloves with an interface that stimulates the skin and allows the sense of touch in cyber worlds.The device generate the sensation of heat, cold, vibration and roughness of objects that are part of a virtual reality. The gloves are complemented with Oculus Rift glasses. Designed to work with the Oculus Rift virtu...
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MARTY, Stanford’s self-driving, electric, drifting DeLorean

MARTY was built in collaboration with Renovo Motors, an automotive start-up based in Silicon Valley that specializes in building advanced electric vehicle technology. Working closely together gave the Stanford team early access to a brand new platform derived from Renovo's electric supercar that delivers 4,000 pound-feet from on-motor gearboxes to the rear wheels in a fraction of a second, allowing precise control of the forces required to drift. "Stanford is a world leader in autonomous vehi...
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Tanvas allows you to feel what you see.

Tanvas’ surface haptics technology allows you, for the first time, to feel what you see on a touchscreen, the edges of keys, the snap of a toggle switch, the swipe of a turned page or the direction and magnitude of impacts in a game. The company is poised to change the way people interact with touchscreens across essentially every industry, from automotive to education, from retail to medical, from consumer electronics to industrial applications. The technology sends ultrasonic sound waves th...
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MIT develops wireless trackpad for your thumbnail.

Wearable Thumbnail Sensor called NailO is the latest tiny wireless trackpad. A Novel tiny wireless trackpad that can be worn on a thumbnail has been developed by the researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This device is called NailO, and the prototype trackpad is similar to the stick-on nails sometimes used as a fashion accessory. It attaches to the user’s thumb and can be controlled by running a finger over its surface. This new wearable device turns the user’s thumb...
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The Dash – completely wireless stereo earphones

A revolutionary innovation, The Dash consists of a pair of discrete and completely wireless stereo earphones where each earphone is its own, tiny, proprietary computer. Everything about the Dash is focused on delivering freedom of movement, incredible sound and comfort. Music is a part of everyone’s life. It brings joy, excitement and motivation. However it is not always a pleasure listening to music with headphones. Cables tangle and pull at the headphones and ultimately break. In addi...
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