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Google executive roll-call seems to be increasing day-by-day. Rick Osterloh, the former president of Motorola, is now the new Senior Vice President at Google, and will be returning to running the streamlined hardware line. Osterloh’s new responsibilities include managing ATAP (responsible for modular smartphones -Project Ara and Project Tango), Google X Lab, the semi-secret facility that recently lost its chief, Regina Duna to Facebook. There’s more on his plate. Osterloh will also be working with Android chief Hiroshi Lockheimer t...
DJI, one of the biggest names in the drone market launched its next-generation aerial platform on Sunday. The Matrice 600 drone is equipped for professional aerial photography, filmmaking, and industrial applications. The aerial platform consolidates with the new A3 flight controller onboard and sports the latest Lightbridge 2 video-transmission technology that provides high frame rates and HD live-streaming capability at distances up to five kilometers. It’s a six-rotor system that can carry a payload of up to 6 kilograms and can...
During a 2010 interview with Big Think, theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku suggested that we take shape-shifting technology very seriously. Dr. Kaku said: "Science is already making huge advances in the so-called programmable matter." He believes, in the future we would build entire cities instantaneously, "If I have a clump of clay made of thousands of millions of little dots, I push a button then the charges rearrange themselves to form a statue, a car, or whatever you want." Today, the programmable matter has become a part of...
You know the universal appeal of drones when you're watching drone racing using your phone, computer, or even - a virtual reality headset. Drones have steadily taken over much of 2014-2015, and now 2016, with the nascent, yet explosive the Drone Racing League by Nick Horbaczewski. The jump-around energy of the DRL is set around the idea of becoming a digital Nascar for drones. In the past few months, drone racing has been continually successful in becoming a triple threat to the entertainment that typically involves high-tech paraphe...
In DC Comics, it has generally been portrayed that the Fortress of Solitude contains endless information on the lost society of Krypton. Each shard of crystal hold invaluable data. The crystal was created by Superman’s biological father, Jor-El, and sent to planet Earth with baby Kal-El inside the rocket ship from Krypton. The crystal forfeited the sterility of Kryptonian culture. Researchers on planet Earth are creating something similar – 5D Memory Card, monikered the Superman Memory Crystal. The crystal can store nearly for 13.8 b...
At IFA conference in Berlin last year, Intel showed off the 6th gen Core and Xeon processor families. The new pieces of hardware promise 2.5x faster performance, 30x better graphics, and 3x the battery life than what was available 5 years ago. This improvement – Intel believes – is going to be a ‘turning point in people’s relationship with computers’. More important than any of this optimization were Intel’s new processors’ security features, predominantly an optimized hardware-level authentication feature called Intel Authenticate So...
Palmer Luckey, the baby-faced 22-year-old founder of the virtual reality company Oculus VR who once floated to the cover of Time magazine, recently took to Reddit to participate in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. Facebook-owned virtual reality company began first shipment of its inaugural headsets today while also accepting pre-orders on the Oculus Rift which was notoriously priced at $599, compared to the low-end estimate of $330 which Luckey stated during a developer conference in a few months ago. AMA on Reddit starting now! h...
With consistent news announcements, noise buzz, and conferences on Tuesday, it is very hard to believe that official CES 2016 just started on Wednesday. The entire schedule is even jam-packed than what it was on Tuesday. Technowize brings to you the list of day one, best innovations from CES 2016. A lot of launches, announcements, Keynotes, and press releases involved tech platforms for automobiles, virtual reality, and the internet of things, Hardware, robotics, and smart home automation. While tech companies and automakers are be...
Kickstarter, let’s face it, is a brilliant proposition. Someone talented, creative comes forward with a lovely idea that’s both interesting and innovative enough to jumpstart to something big. Tech aficionados love the idea of Kickstarter as the perfect place for setting up innovative hardware projects. But, what if you want to drink from the glass of success slowly and steadily? What if you want to try your product among a group of people who get your item or idea? As the DIY-maker insurgency continues to ride on full-speed, with the...
Lately, material scientists have created ever-stronger metals by involving intricate microstructures, but the welding technique every so often ruin their properties and microstructure. Ohio-Engineers at The Ohio State University have developed new technique to weld the materials which were previously un-weldable. This technically advanced method consumes 80 percent less energy than a typical welding technique, yet generates bonds that are 50 percent stronger. A common technique used to weld metals, by passing a high electrical c...