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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Haiku ceiling fan for the smart home owner

Haiku ceiling fan includes Wi-Fi connectivity and sensors that enable it to regulate temperature and kick into action when someone enters the room. With either aluminum, Moso bamboo or matrix composite airfoils, Haiku uses a built-in Wi-Fi module, infrared motion, ambient temperature and humidity sensors to help maintain the user's ideal room temperature. This means it can start up or wind down as you enter or leave a room, speed up as more people enter the room and the temperature and humidity ...
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Solar-Powered umbrella automatically inflates when the sun shines.

The Cumulus Parasol is a solar powered cloud-shaped parasol that automatically inflates when the sun starts shining to keep you in the shade. This artificial cumulus protects you from the sun. Whenever the sun comes out, this parasol inflates automatically in about 20 seconds to a cloud like shape using a solar panel at the top. The inflated Cumulus has a diameter of two meters. The cloud does not have a metal core structure. The curved shape of the inflated cloud is aerodynamic, allowing it ...
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Grillbot: A Grill-Cleaning Robot

Grillbot, a cute, single button operated bot that perches on your grill that automatically cleans barbecue grill grates. It works automatically on both gas and charcoal grills (hot or cold). It doesn’t matter if it’s called a BBQ, a grill or a Barbie, those char-grilled steaks leave a thick layer of grease and grime behind. And while cooking is fun, cleaning is not. The Grillbot is the invention of former real estate agent Ethan Woods. Woods had his eureka moment while scrubbing his grill with a...
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Lumos helmet keeps cyclists safe with automatic brake lights.

Lumos is a next generation ultimate bicycle helmet with brake lights and turn signals, to help cyclists stay safe and visible on the road.For cyclists, the road can be a nasty place to be at night, so we're all for technologies that can help draw drivers' attention in order to reduce the number of accidents. The latest of such attempt is the Lumos helmet, which not only comes with turn signal indicators that can be controlled wirelessly, but also packs a brake light that comes on automaticall...
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