Hardware

The Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver doesn’t typically allow quadcopters or drones of any kind for that matter. But all of that changed amid the glitz of augmented reality – virtual reality demos when a swarm of firefly emulating micro-quadcopters made an appearance during Raffaello D’Andrea’s demo of well, drones. D’Andrea demonstrated the use of new localization technology wherein each flying machine used on-board sensors to make out its location in space and on-board computation to make certain of what its actions shoul...
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...
Today is 29th February, a leap day and it’s either Raspberry Pi’s fourth, or its first birthday. And the Raspberry Foundation is celebrating its computer’s birthday with the launch of the brand new Raspberry Pi 3 today. The new Raspberry Pi is the biggest update yet to the tiny and cost-effective computer. Eben Upton, the founder of Raspberry Pi said that “It is our fourth birthday, and we’ve sold 8 million units, and we have got a new Raspberry Pi for people.” He further talked about all the users that have been using these platfo...
Air New Zealand is creating its aircraft interior parts by using 3D printers and is planning to use the technology further. The airline is creating cocktail trays for its business class section by manufacturing 3D printed parts as it seeks better replacement stock and lower manufacturing costs. It hopes to soon install the 3D printed components once it receives the regulatory approval. The airline has been working with the Auckland University of Technology to produce the fold down cocktail trays that will be the part of the seat i...
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...
Sony is about to add a new product in its inspirational range. The new product is the Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector (LSPX-P1), which comes in the form of a little box that can beam an image onto any surface. This projector can beam an image on a surface from a very short distance. The company also has another similar product named 4K projector which is much larger and uses the same technique as Ultra Short Throw Projector. However, this one can be integrated into your home with ease due to its smaller size and portability fe...
HoloLens, the augmented reality headset from Microsoft has already gained much popularity before its launch. However, the answers to questions such as “What devices will it work with?” or “How long can it be used between charges?” or “How will it really work?” or “What will be the launch date and price?” have been unknown. Thanks to Bruce Harris, technical evangelist at Microsoft who revealed some of the information regarding the much talked about headset in an event at Israel. Harris says that HoloLens works on augmented reality,...
Taking selfies with a selfie stick will soon be old-fashioned. Among the list of latest gadgets launched in CES 2016, there is a ‘selfie drone’ called Lily that will replace your selfie stick. This drone will allow you take high-resolution videos and photos of yourself with multiple options. The concept of ‘selfie drone’ was introduced to capture images, as pouting perfectly while pressing your touchscreen camera button seems too much at a time. CES 2016 has introduced us to many products that will make our life easier, and Lily is...
It is almost surprising that having a head-up display in bike helmets are not common by now. The technology to show important data into the driver or pilot’s field of view has been in existence since a long time in both automotive and aviation industries. In an initiative to offer this technology in future for motorcycles, pre-development procedures have been conducted, where an innovative head-up display functionality was fitted in a BMW Motorrad. The German luxury automobile manufacturer showcased BMW Head-up display at the CES 2...