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The life in this age is gradually becoming one that resembles a sci-fi movie, every day we come across certain developments in the field of robotics. It is important to note that the mental image we have of a robot due to movies or other such visual medium is not exactly applicable in real life. Yes, there are certain robots which resemble your mental image but robotics is such a broad field of technology that it is impossible to generalize it. For every field, scientists are trying to come up with a different kind of robot. Just like...
With the popularity of smart home devices on a constant rise, innovators can’t miss out on upgrading those devices which add a sense of comfort to our homes. A thermostat is one such device. It adjusts the temperature of one’s home according to the resident’s preference. Imagine getting back home after a long day as there is water logging everywhere but once you enter your house, the familiar warmth of that place washes over you. No this is not because it is your home; this is because of the thermostat you installed in your house. Now...
Headphones are a great way to enjoy your music as they offer noise reduction and let you enjoy each beat with maximum clarity. Also, the people around you need not know what you are listening to and you can ignore human contact if you aren’t in the mood to do so. Headphones are not only an entertainment device anymore; they have become more of an everyday essential. But an everyday essential is usually in one’s budget. Can you visualize yourself spending $600 on a pair of headphones for its classy design? Well, this is the price range...
Last Christmas, I saw a cheeky ad that didn’t quite hit the mark. It showed a Smart Barbie that can respond to kids’ questions and movements using the internet, capture audio and video, and have chats with other devices over Bluetooth. The smart toy could use, store, process and send recordings to third parties; potentially revealing the child’s intimate thoughts and details. Isn’t privacy of children of greater importance than a smart toy which can be easily exploited? Toy companies don’t agree on the concept of smart toys being used...
The age of conducting activities manually is long gone. We have even moved on from the phase when we would need to enter instructions in a gadget. Convenience has become so important for us that we are busy creating technology which makes life simpler. This demand resulted in the innovation of voice-activated devices. A majority of the smart gadgets come with the feature of a voice assistant to make things easy for the user. Now you don’t even need to walk to your gadget to make adjustments. All you have to do is say your instructions...
In early 2015, Google shuttered the Google Glass, sparking a round of eulogies for the flashy gizmo. The Glass was both pretentious and intrusive - it let wearers take photos with a wink of the eye! Turns out, Alphabet-owned Google has not given up on its controversial small glasses, after all. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company has officially launched the “Enterprise Edition” of its smart glasses hardware, which is now available to a network of Google Partners. The Google Glass Enterprise Edition closely resembles the version 1.0 ...
CoinDash, a blockchain startup focusing on cryptocurrency social trading and portfolio management platforms, was scheduled to begin its ICO on July 17, 2017. The very same morning, it sent out an urgent warning to investors regarding alleged hacking of its cyber security. The e-trade for blockchain was hacked on Monday and $7.4 million was stolen from investors trying to participate in CoinDash ICO. CoinDash ICO went terribly wrong The unknown hacker stole $7.4 million worth of Ethereum in just under three minutes. At the time of ...
Atari has revealed images of its new Ataribox, the company’s first video games console we’ve seen in years. The new console won’t be out soon and the only thing we know is that it’ll be available in wood and one in red/black. The video game maker has not provided many details about the console in a 20-second YouTube teaser. Atari still exists? Atari plans to deliver classic hits in the Ataribox, alongside current popular games. It’s unclear whether this involves republishing Rollercoaster Tycoon. In a move similar to the NES and ...
For easy and efficient transportation, we have railways, buses, cars, flights etc. all around the world. These modes of age old commutation will be a thing of the past very soon; as the world is gearing up for the futuristic technology created by Hyperloop One. In an official release by Hyperloop One today, the company mentioned that it completed its first full-scale testing of the Hyperloop technology in a vacuum environment on the 12th of May. The Hyperloop vehicles pulled 2 Gs by reaching a speed of 70 mph (miles per hour) down the...
Thanks to the smartphone, we have all got accustomed to the GPS system which helps us navigate and find our way through. We need not stop to ask the locals for direction when your phone helps us find the best route to our desired location. This GPS navigation can be conducted successfully only outdoors, with an internet connection, and radio signals. The major drawback of this system is that it is only beneficial in outdoor spaces with a constant internet connection. It does not help in an enclosed structure or if you have run out of ...