Author: Gaurav

CES 2017: Nvidia’s self-driving car seems to be a strong contender in the race

Nvidia self driving car

The race for self-driving cars is getting hotter by the day, and big automotive giants are already deep into the development. Latest in the run for supremacy in self-driving cars is Audi. They have joined hands with Nvidia to develop a self-driving car they call BB8. The autonomous car will be based on a Drive-PX computer which makes all the critical decisions on busy roadways.
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CES 2017: POP-I backpack having e-ink flexible display is what the new generation needs

POP-I backpack

Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has become the center stage for showcasing new technology, innovations and ideas that were unheard of before. This year at the electronics show so far, we have seen many eye-popping things. But this one was never even on our mind until we saw it. A backpack with an e-paper display to display the photo you like and show it off to the world. POP-I backpack has a 4.7-inch/10-inch e-paper screen and comes with a price tag of $99 – $399. Also, the accessory is available in canvas or leather make.
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The best and worst features of Apple MacBook Pro

New Apple Macbook pro with touch bar 4

When Apple first unveiled its new line of MacBook Pros it attracted rave reviews in most of the media coverage. Now that the actual units have started to ship out, it is clear that as much as the new MacBook Pros do have a lot going for them – it isn’t exactly ‘perfect’ either. With that in mind, if you’re thinking of getting your hands on a MacBook Pro it is helpful to know beforehand, what to expect from its best and worst features.
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Faraday Future FF91 gives Tesla Motors some early jitters at CES 2017

Faraday Future FF91 electric car

Faraday Future has been in the news for its bold move to develop a new species of electric cars of the future. The American automotive technology company is a start-up which envisions a future dominated with powerful electric cars. We have already seen their developments, putting more emphasis on what they actually believe in. Now the company is out with a bang at CES 2017 with their powerful electric car capable of going from 0-60 in mere 2.39 seconds.
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CES 2017: Cerevo Taclim provides realistic stimuli of walking on terrain

Taclim

Virtual reality and augmented reality are bringing us closer to experiencing real world stimulus from the comfort of our homes. Wearing a head mounted display and moving around in VR environment, but the real simulation comes when you have tactile feedback in your body parts too. With this is mind Japanese company Cerevo has developed a pair of gloves and shoes which literally puts you in the boots of the character you are playing in game.
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CES 2017: FLIR Duo R thermal imaging camera for drones

FLIR thermal camera

FLIR, the experts in making thermal imaging cameras have come-up with their next line-up of new age cameras at CES 2017. The noticeable one is FLIR Duo which is a thermal imaging camera for GoPro. FLIR’s idea is to open-up a way for people to capture breathtaking visuals reading the thermal signature of the terrain being filmed. You can use it to shoot volcanos, crowded cities or maybe even a raging fire in a forest to report the hottest zones to help authorities take the appropriate action.
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Chrysler Portal: Semi-autonomous concept minivan to debut at CES 2017

Chrysler Portal Concept electric vehicle

Do you believe minivans carry the same old traditional aura of being boring and not so happening? Well, Fiat/Chrysler wants to change that image with its concept minivan which is all set to make a debut at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. To top it off the vehicle is all-electric and self-driving too. The company has named it ‘Portal’ going with the futuristic theme, and its overall design and look fully suggests that. The door of the minivan opens and closes like an elevator perfect for millennials.
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3 ways smartphones are helping us with more than ever before

best fitness apps

It’s only a decade since the iPhone came into our lives and, at the time, most of us couldn’t have imagined that in just a few years we’d be organizing our lives through these pocket-sized devices or their Android counterparts. Today, though, even the most non-tech-savvy amongst us can now do pretty much everything they need with their phone. Let’s take a look at just a few of the apps that have drastically changed the way we do things.

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3D printed Youbionic prosthetic hand can now be pre-ordered for $1,355

Youbionic prosthetic hand

The electronically controlled Youbionic hand has been in development for quite some time now, and now it is ready for commercial use. This 3D printed robotic hand is actuated with muscle movement and works quite well for people having a missing hand. Not only that, the prosthetic hand is ideal for people having some loss in motor function, and also for people who want an increased physical capability. However, I fail to understand why a person having no limb disability would go for this bionic hand.
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3D printed Chevrolet Camaro V8 LS3 engine

3D printed Chevrolet Camaro V8 LS3 engine

3D printing has given new life to additive manufacturing possibilities, making possible what earlier was unthinkable. Take for example creating miniature replicas of car engines, just like the one by Keith. Now, Eric Harrell has made a fully working engine modeled on Chevrolet Camaro V8 LS3 engine. The replica engine is 3D printed taking visual clues from images, repair manuals and diagrams. In fact Eric himself admitted that he didn’t have the real engine to make his task easier.

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