NEC’s Smartphone app detects fake products to curb counterfeiting

NEC Duplicate Spotting Technology

NEC Duplicate Spotting Technology

In a world flooded with brands like Gucci, Luis Vuitton or Tommy Hilfiger; their fake counterfeits are minting money riding on the success of innumerable brands across the globe. So how do you make sure that you are not purchasing the counterfeit clothing from the well renowned brands across the globe? Well, scan their surface to find if it is the real deal or a fake one. Not only buyers, but the new technology developed by Japanese firm NEC is going to help retailers in unintentionally importing fake apparels. It can not only detect apparels, but anything right from a nail to automotive part!
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Get your own wearable robotic device for $5,190

The Muscle Suit by Tokyo

Robotics venture Innophys and Tokyo University of Science are shipping a new power-helping suit that will certainly put its users in the league of weight-lifters. The wearable is specifically designed to be used by nurses, factory workers and farmers. The exo-skeleton will enhance the working capability of the users and help them perform difficult tasks with ease. Thus, the workers will be able to concentrate more on their assigned task as they’ll be less tired and the suit will also protect them with any potential risk of injury.
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Wireless Ring Mouse is tailor-made for giving PowerPoint presentations

Wireless ring mouse

Sanwa Direct (a Japanese online retailer) has come-up with a wireless ring mouse that doubles as a laser pointer too. Compatible with Windows and Mac, this ring like mouse pointer is perfect for making presentations or operating your system wirelessly from a distance while watching a movie for instance. The mouse is tailor-made for use with PowerPoint or any other presentation applications. Other than that, you can use this wireless mouse for normal PC operation too.
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Chevrolet unveils Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car at LA Auto Show

Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car

Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car

Chevrolet has unveiled the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car at Los Angeles Auto Show. Celebrating the 15th anniversary of PlayStation racing game Gran Turismo 6, the concept car has been created as a part of Vision Gran Turismo project. Combining elements of future and the past, the concept car is inspired from innovative race cars of Texas-based Chaparral Racing, one of Chevrolet’s historic automotive partners. Created at General Motor’s Hollywood Advanced Design studio in California, Jim Hall, Chaparral founder was also involved in the design making process of the car. It took about a year developing the car while the physical model was assembled in just three months.
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Panasonic Guth Mini DX: Power-assisted electric bicycle with safe seating for your kid

Panasonic Guth Mini DX electric bicycle

Panasonic has released an electric bicycle for carrying children dubbed Guth Mini DX which has power-assisted pedals to help you in ascends. This electric bicycle has a front section on the handlebar which can carry your kid safely anywhere you go. This new kind of concept for an electric bicycle is quite unique and is all set to make a debut in January 2015.
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Researchers develop touch-responsive 3D maps for the visually impaired

Touch-responsive 3-D maps for visually impaired

Touch-responsive 3-D maps for the visually impaired

Researchers and scientists from around the world are coming up with advanced and new technologies to help the visual impaired in leading a better and independent life. In the past, we have seen Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) come up with 3D printed maps for visually impaired. The latest innovation in this field is the Touch-responsive 3-D maps that are developed to benefit the blind, visually impaired and users with perfect vision too. Inventors at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) have collaborated with Touch Graphics Inc. to develop interactive 3D maps that responds to touch and provides building information and directions through voice.
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Vintage record player artistically crafted from Legos!

Lego vintage record player

It’s been a long time since we showed you an interesting Lego project that has the goodness of steampunk element attached to it. This vintage record player made from Lego bricks is a fully functional player complete with nixie tubes and LED for a steampunkish. All the electronic components are fitted neatly inside the frame of this Lego dominated record player which has amplifier and speakers that presumably will sound good.
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Chinese stunt driver sets Guinness World Records for tightest parallel parking and donut drifts

Han Yue sets Guinness world records for tightest car parallel parking

Han Yue, Chinese stunt driver has broken the world record of tightest car parallel parking. Squeezing his MINI 3 Door Hatch into a tiny gap measuring just 3.15 inch bigger than his car, the stunt driver reclaimed the Guinness world records title for the tightest parallel park from British Alistair Moffatt. This is for the second time that Han has taken the record after claiming the title back in 2012 where he managed to steer into a space of 5.91 inch bigger than his car. However, Alistair Moffatt surpassed that by setting a record of 3.4 inches in July 2013.
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Lunar Mission One looking to drill moon’s surface to reveal new secrets

Lunar Mission One robotic moon lander

Lunar Mission One robotic moon lander

Those of you who are interested in astronomy and fascinated by the Apollo Moon landing mission, here is your one-off chance to make history. A project is up on Kickstarter that goes by the name Lunar Mission One which plans to send an unmanned robotic landing module to the South Pole of the Moon. After successfully landing on the uninhibited moon surface the probe will attempt to drill the surface to the depth of at-least 20m and to a maximum of 100m. This will give the chance to discover geological composition of the Moon and understand the evolution of solar system in greater detail.
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Apple Watch software developer kit reveals new details about the smartwatch

Apple Watch new details

Apple Watch new details revealed

We’ll have to wait until next year so as to can get our hands on the Apple Watch. Till now, the company has managed to hide most of the details about the device. However, to keep people interested and curious about the device, Apple has launched a Software Development Kit for Apple developers who are looking to create apps for the smartwatch. Good news for Apple fans and potential customers of the Apple watch here is that the SDK has hinted on various design details and specifications of the first Apple wearable.

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