MOTA to debut its hi-tech wearable SmartRing at IFA, Berlin

MOTA SmartRing

MOTA will soon debut its wearable SmartRing, a sophisticated, hi-tech ring that’ll display alerts and various kind of notifications from your smartphone. The user needs to wear it like a normal ring, and connect it with Android phones or even an iPhone. It’ll receive notifications of incoming calls, text messages, calendar notifications and emails.
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Fuji Xerox develops robotic printer that brings printed documents to your desk

Fuji Xerox robotic printer

Wireless printers have made our office life so simple and cord free. Yet, there’s a grievance – one has to move up to the stationary printer to fetch papers he/she has just printed. Now, in order to make life even easier, Fuji Xerox has come up with a robotic printer which can move around the office to bring documents to the person who ordered the printout. The printer features LIDAR sensors onboard which allow it to avoid obstacles, and easily locate the desk that just ordered for a print. Read More…

An affordable full-size cardboard Jet Fighter Cockpit from Dogfight Boss

cardboard Jet Fighter cockpit by Dogfight Boss

Most of us would love to own a personal home cockpit for playing flying simulators and games at home. However, the high-cost doesn’t allow us to do that. But now here is a golden opportunity for you to own a full scale cardboard Jet Fighter cockpit by Dogfight Boss. Founded by Lukas Homola, it offers low-cost and durable simulator suitable cockpit for all you gamers and flying enthusiasts out there. Made out of corrugated cardboard, the cockpit shape is based on three US fighters, mainly the F-22. High resolution textures are created by taking photos of the cockpits of vintage planes from a local museum.
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Researchers develop app that detects jaundice in newborns with a click

BiliCam app detects jaundice in newborns

Newborn babies are prone to jaundice. In order to let medics and parents detect jaundice in infants real early, researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have developed a mobile app, which helps diagnose jaundice in babies by clicking a picture. Called the BiliCam, the app uses smartphone camera, flash and a business card-sized color calibration card to provide information about the infant’s bilirubin levels. Read More…

Google is developing a system of drones to deliver goods

Google Project Wing drone

Amazon and Domino’s Pizza Inc. have already invested in the development of delivery drones to provide goods to their online customers. Adding to the competition, Google is also building a fleet of drones that will deliver goods to the people much faster. Named Project Wing, the idea behind the delivery drones comes from the house of Google’s “X” lab. A team led by Nick Roy, a MIT aeronautics professor has been working on this project for two years. However, the company believes it would take years to develop a fleet of fully-functional flying drones that could achieve multiple deliveries per day.
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Jolt wearable sensor can detect head injuries in young athletes

Jolt Sensor by Ben Harvatine

Jolt Sensor is a smart concussion detection device for youth athletes. Developed by MIT graduates Ben Harvatine and Seth Berg, the wearable sensor allows parents and coaches to track and evaluate their children’s head impacts in real-time. The sensor vibrates to alert the athlete when his/her head accelerates in a potentially dangerous way. Jolt was an engineering lab project at MIT that was encouraged by Harvatine’s concussion that he suffered during a wrestling practice. Not immediately detected by doctors, Ben’s condition became worse as his brain was exposed to additional impacts.
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Iron Man suit complete with arc reactor made from cardboard

Peter Bruce Iron Man costume made from cardboard

30 August is an epic day of geek culture. Fans of sci-fi, gaming and comics will all gearing to get a glimpse of some of the neediest cosplays at the CamCon event in Cambridge. One cosplayer who is certainly going to impress one and all at the geek culture convention is 28-year-old Peter Bruce. Peter, a cinema worker by profession, has crafted an Iron Man suit from cardboard and papier mache and has painted it in the Iron Man colors. Read More…

Samsung Gear Circle: Smart wearable can act as a necklace

Samsung Gear Circle

All the major tech giants are focusing their attention more on the development of wearable gadgets these days. And it looks like, Samsung is leading the race at this moment. Yesterday we showed you the all new Gear S smartwatch unveiled by Samsung. The curved designed Tizen-based next generation wearable comes with 3G connectivity and offers smartphone experience to your wrist. However, the smartwatch is not the only wearable that was launched by the South Korean company. They also announced Gear Circle, a pair of wireless earphones that can be worn around the neck just like a necklace when not in use.
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Disney planning to use drones for innovative aerial advertisements

Disney drone patent

Disney theme park would soon be swapping traditional display techniques of puppets and fireworks with drones carrying flying displays, projection screens and animated 3D puppets. According to a patent filed by Disney, it would be exploring possibilities of flying robots as new form of advertising to attract customers to its theme parks. Read More…