Gadgets

If robots rise up and takeover our jobs, we might have to blame ourselves- at least those who share the knowledge about how to perform certain human tasks online. One of the main challenges we are facing in new-age robotics is making robots that behave like us. Although, advanced Artificial Intelligence technology are granting machines a better knowledge of how to navigate surroundings, still there is a huge barrier in the way they work in association with humans. Whenever we have tried to learn how to do a certain thing, be it ...
It seems that Amazon has planned to collaborate with SmartThings to power different home automation specifications with the Amazon Echo, a personal assistant device that is voice-powered. According to a Google website of the SmartThings, Amazon Echo will very soon be able to power SmartThings suited devices in the home via simple shout-out. This involves non-SmartThings varieties that are plugged into a Power Outlet of SmartThings, as well as lights and switches from the company. Recently a software development kit (SDK) has bee...
The Stuxnet computer worm, discovered in June 2010, was the first, menacing weaponized software in history. Its discovery brought back to surface the fiery debate on cyber warfare and the perils of cyber weapons. Today, we see the cyberspace at an increasing canine risk and danger.                                                                                                            The United States is on the verge of making sure that surveillance software doesn’t fall in the wrong hands. According to security experts, the pro...
A Samsung round-dial smartwatch codenamed Samsung Orbis is set to be released in March 2015, at the same time when Apple will be launching the Apple Watch. As of recently, Samsung has remained undauntedly square in its multiplication of wearables, much to the discontent of design experts over the globe. Round smartwatches are apparently extremely popular starting late. First and foremost, everybody loved the Motorola's Moto 360, emulated by LG's G Watch R. The LG-made webOS smartwatch was showcased at CES this year. Luckily it appears...
A lawsuit had been filed on January 6, 2014 claims that Beats Electronics co-founders Jimmy Lovine and Dr. Dre conspired against Monster CEO Noel Lee in order to gain absolute control of the technology behind its popular product line Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Beats Electronics submitted a case of corporate double-crossing against Monster, which had been its partner in launching Beats headphones in 2008. According to Lee, in an executive interview during the Monsters’ annual awards party and concert at the Consumer Electronics...
Did you know that Germany had a secret weapon that led to its dramatic victory against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final? At the CES 2015, Darcy Norman, a performance data analyst with the German national team spoke about how the team used Adidas’ miCoach wearable tech and software to make decisions on which player need to be put in the game. The Adidas’ miCoach are small devices that can monitor distance, speed and heath rate of the wearer. The German national team wore them before and during the tournament so that coaches ...
Fashion and technology might look like an unlikely union. However, it seems that both have gelled well with each other quite well for the past one year. Its newest love-child is LookSee, an e-ink smart bracelet allows the wearer’s to personalize the design via imagery. LookSee pairs with a LookSee app through Bluetooth and lets users choose from hundreds of pre-loaded images and patterns or even their own phones which are then displayed in a series on the fashion bracelet. The bracelet uses an e-ink display, which means wearer’s...
According to the Consumers and Wearables report from NPD Group, is a leading global market research company,  connected intelligence consumers, one in ten U.S. adults now own a fitness tracker. In comparison, smartwatches has just two percent market penetration and are yet to be accepted by the general public. Popular fitness trackers from companies like Nike, Fitbit and Jawbone are now attracting a different segment of the population. Wearers of fitness-focused wearables happen to be older and well-to-do compared to those who wear...
A team of students at the University of Leicester in Leicester, England have demonstrated that it is conceptually attainable to create a pair of battery-powered trousers, which would give the wearer the ability to defy gravity – stroll down the Burj Khalifa or on the your living room ceilings. To attain this, it implies creating a device/single boot that can function supporting the entire weight of both the wearer and the device itself. The group of students is currently working on calculations where this would be deemed as possibl...
For some researchers 3D printing is limited to electronic devices. Researchers at Princeton University have gone beyond the limitations by using 3D printing to create an entire contact lens with LEDS embedded into it. For the contact lens to function, it would need an external energy sources which is obviously impractical in today’s world where only fully functioning devices are widespread. The Princeton team, however, created the contact lens with an entirely different aim in mind. It wanted to show that it is actually possible to c...