Author: Madan

eBay’s emotionally-powered shop uses bio-analytic technology to decode consumer’s facial expression

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‘The Ultimate do good, feel good Shop” – a pop-up shop in London is featuring eBay’s latest emotionally- powered technology that uses advanced bio-analytics to decode facial expression along with measuring other biometrics. The consumer enters a booth that is designed to offer relief from shopping stress during Christmas season. Consumer is shown images of 12 different products on a screen, one by one. A headphone plays instruction is a very calm voice. The customer is required to provide name, email, address, age and gender before proceeding further. Each image is shown for 10 seconds only. A hidden camera located right below the screen recognizes even slight changes in micro-expressions. Read More…

Watch hydraulic press crushing a $40,000, 24 Karat Gold Bar

Gold Bar Crushed under Hydraulic PressPeople on social media love to watch random things of daily use getting destroyed just for the sake of recreation. For instance, Pressit has taken an expensive leap in hydraulic crushing. This time it was a USD $40,000, 24 Karat Gold Bar that was put under the hydraulic press. Crushit took its time and repeated the process multiple times and recorded it from different angles. The Gold Bar appeared to be flowing n molten state when it was crushed. You should better take a look at it to extract complete satisfaction. Read More…

Taiwan and India shine at 13th World Robotic Championship

 

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Innovative robotic solutions and prototypes were seen at the 13th World Robotic Olympiad held in Indian capital Delhi. Over 450 participants from 51 countries competed in various age groups ranging from 9-25 years. The event was organized by the National Council of Science Museums (MCSM) in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and India STEM foundation (ISF). Read More…

MySight360 – A hands-free, 4K VR camera with 240° fisheye lens

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A team of self-claimed tech-savvy engineers is currently inviting backers for their crowdfunding campaign. In return, they are offering the “MySight360” – a hands-free, high-definition VR camera with 240 degree frame. It can record videos on 4K quality and connect to user’s smartphone with a simple app via built-in WiFi. User can quickly edit the videos to share on social media or can go live as well. It reminds us of Frodo developed by India-based Next Gear.  Read More…

DroneGun – A scary anti-drone gun to deal with drone-nuisance

Drone GunDroneShield is already known for its line of countermeasures against unwanted drone flights over restricted or private places. After acoustic-based technology that can detect any drone entering anywhere near its 2kms radius, the company has now introduced the DroneGun. It appears to be expensive as well as bulky gun-like equipment and can bring down variety of drones using various jamming technologies including 2.4 gigahertz and 5.8 gigahertz frequency bands. It can also jam GPS and GLONASS. The DroneGun doesn’t causes damage to drones. Rather, it brings down the drone on ground or at its starting point safely. Read More…

Facebook launches “Express Wifi” service as pilot project in India’s rural regions  

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Social Networking giant Facebook has confirmed that the firm is now testing its “Express Wifi” service in various rural locations in India as pilot projects. The new model for public WiFi, as per Facebook, would enable local carriers, services providers, and entrepreneurs to offer connectivity to their neighbors. It’ll earn the providers a steady income along with uplifting Internet connectivity in their locality. Read More…

Autonomous mobility scooter for smartphone-obsessed walkers

Autonomous Mobility Scooter

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has come up with another terrifying as well as futuristic mobility concept for people who remain engrossed in their smart-devices all the time. Researchers claim that it will help curbing accidents on footpath caused by phone-obsessed walkers. Seriously, it looks like first prototype of futuristic “digital lounge” featured in one of the best animated films “Wall E”. If you have watched the movie, you must be aware what long term dependence on these “digital lounges” did to the people at the end. That was simply dread. Read More…

Color changing “graphene bubble technology” can facilitate flexible, energy efficient displays  

graphene bubbles technology

Researchers have achieved another breakthrough in the field of display manufacturing. Researchers at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherland have discovered “bubbles of graphene” that can inflate and deflate forming convex or concave shapes in accordance with the width of the cavity. Interestingly, during this process, the bubbles of grapheme changed colors as they expanded or contracted. Though, in infancy yet and limited to microscopic level, the discovery could help in development of displays that are more efficient than current LEDs or OLEDs as the display won’t require additional energy to maintain the content of the display. For instance, the E Ink screens can’t be viewed  in dark. That means, the displays would look best in bright sunlight. Read More…

Why over 95% phones sold in Japan are waterproof?

 

Why Japanese phones are waterproofJapan has been manufacturing and using waterproof phones, we can say, since the dawn of cellphones while it started trending in the western world not long ago. About 95 percent of cellphones sold in Japan are waterproof. It’s a sort of mandatory requisite in Japan for a cellphone to be waterproof or they stand no chance in the Japanese market at all. Why do you think LG didn’t launch it modular G5 phone in Japan? That’s because for modular units it’s almost impossible (so far) to be waterproof. Read More…

AirSelfie: A tiny selfie-drone that fits in your pocket

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A special, ultra-portable selfie drone is seen inviting backers on Kickstarter. The drone – the AirSelfie features a 5 megapixel camera and HD video recording, and is small enough to carry in regular smartphone case that fits in your pocket. The little drone is specifically developed to provide wider frame for group selfies or in situations where even selfie sticks are not sufficient. Read More…