What could SkinTrack technology mean for the wearables market?

SkinTrack watchband prototype

SkinTrack watchband prototype

SkinTrack technology is a new idea by Future Interfaces Group that turns the user’s arm into a touchpad surface. From that touchpad, the user can play games, select music, and scroll up and down as they would on a smartphone or tablet. This invention could be a game changer in the world of wearable technology. Thus far, there has been much debate over the success of wearables such as smartwatches, but this added aspect could well help them to thrive. One of the most obvious uses for this piece of technology would be to enhance players’ gaming experience on smartwatches. So what can gamers expect should this tech hit the mainstream market?

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Apple’s new patent shows Wi-Fi/Bluetooth walkie-talkie headphones

Apple walkie-talkie

Apple is already experiencing tremendous stress to manage its reputation for delivering unique features every time it comes out with a new iPhone model. As per a confirmed leak, Apple has introduced a double lens camera to iPhone 7 Plus. But this time, a new patent filed by Apple has started new debate on whether the company is planning to introduce digital peer-to-peer communication on local wireless/ad hoc network like walkie-talkies. Read More…

China debuts new Transit Elevated Bus to combat traffic congestion

Transit elevated bus unveiled

Necessity is mother of invention, and Chinese have realized it because theirs is the most populated country in the world. The traffic congestion in its cities like Beijing and Shanghai is choking the roads. The best choice is to work in improving public transportation structure, and this is exactly what the Chinese engineers are doing. To counter the trouble cause by congestion, China has developed a Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), which was revealed at the 19th China Beijing International High-tech Expo held on last Sunday. Read More…

Levis commuter jacket with Google’s Jacquard tech lets you control smart-devices with hand gestures

Levis commuter jacket with Google’s Jacquard

In spring 2017, Levis would be releasing its commuter jacket that integrates Google’s Jacquard technology. The sleeves of this jacket turns into touch-sensitive panel and lets commuters control their electronic devices, access navigation prompts, information about nearby places, answer calls, change music etc. by gesturally touching jacket’s sleeve. Jacquard, developed by Google’s Advanced Technology and Progress (ATAP) wing, was first revealed at Google’s I/O development conference in May last year, and now it has found its way into textile industry. ATAP wing is the one working on radar-assisted sensors to translate hand movements to set of commands for electronic devices. Read More…

Wheelchair controlled by facial expressions, eyes and voice commands is here

Wheelie facial recognition wheelchair-1

Wheelchairs have come a long way since they were maneuvered by hand. They are now moved with the brain or steered by a motor. Now, a team of researchers in Brazil is finalizing a prototype of a wheelchair that works using facial recognition. In addition to facial expressions, the wheelchair called Wheelie can also be controlled by head movement, speech and eyes. Developed by HOO.BOX, Wheelie wants to be a handsfree solution for anyone recovering from stroke, suffering with cerebral palsy or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Read More…

Smartphone-controlled Heated Jacket from Sinapsi Technologies

heated jacket 2

Italy-based company, Sinapsi, has taken its smartphone-controlled Heated Jacket to crowdfunding site Kickstater in hope to get backers to fund its €50,000 goal. The jacket features heat-generating panes powered by a removable 8,000 mAh battery pack that can offer heating up to 10 degree Celsius. In a single charge, it can operate for about 10 hours to keep you warm in coldest of conditions. Read More…

World’s first high-speed amphibious taxi transforms in under 5 seconds

high-speed amphibious vehicle

Gibbs Technologies, a firm dedicatedly working on amphibious automotive technologies since 1996, demonstrated what is being claimed as world’s first high-speed amphibious taxi or amphicab on the Thames River on May 23 at Canary Wharf in hope to impress taxi licensee firms. Gibbs dubbed it as ‘Humdinga’, which can cruise at speed of 50 kmh on water and 150 kmh on land. It can transform into a jet unit powered cruising boat in just five seconds with wheels retracting into the hull. Read More…

5 memorable gaming moments caught on livestream

online gaming livestreaming

In 1984, George Orwell told us of how Big Brother was watching. It’s a theme which has spawned reality TV shows and essentially has come true with CCTV on every street corner. But now we’re even letting it into our private lives when we’re behind closed doors, chilling out at home playing on our PlayStation, or bluffing our way through a hand of poker. Read More…

iPhone 7 image, schematic leaked – reveals dual-camera, no smart connector

Apple iphone 7 plus leak

Amid all the iPhone 7 rumors, new set of images and a schematic have appeared on Chinese website Baidu. The images are considered to be of the real iPhone 7 since these were supposedly sourced from a Chinese Apple supplier. The images show CNC machining plates and the schematic describes tolling dimensions. The newly leaked images could be for real but you’d know its nothing surprising. Every passing day the market is rife with rumors surrounding Apple and its new offerings. There is a long list of rumors made earlier this year about major changes in iPhone’s new models. Read More…