Category: Far East

This levitating Millennium Falcon is the best thing today [Video]

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We’ve seen a great deal of Star Wars Millennium Falcon models that have gripped us with their genius, but if you’d agree, there hasn’t been any as exciting as this levitating Millennium Falcon. Created by huge Star Wars fan, Twitter handle @HanakiMasatoshi, this Millennium Falcon model can levitate 2.8 inches above its base and is made well in time to celebrate release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Read More…

iPhone 8 could feature edge-to-edge curved display

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This is still too early to talk about iPhone 8, the next iPhone that’s slated to roll out in September 2017. Irrespective of the release date, rumors are ripe – the latest having that the iPhone 8 will be released with an OLED edge-to-edge curved display supplied to the Cupertino tech company by Samsung. The latest report coming from Korean media suggests Apple has ordered all plastic OLEDs (not glass) from Samsung Display. Read More…

Xiaomi to launch Mijia – $298 portable e-scooter for personal mobility

Xiaomi Mijia e-scooter 7On December 15, 2016, Xiaomi will launch its 12.5 Kg electric-scooter in consumer market for selling price of 1999 yuan ($290). The objective of this portable e-scooter is to offer short-distance indoor-outdoor mobility like the Segway One S1 or single-wheel mobility concepts.  However,  Mijia is slimmer, lighter, and minimal in design.  Mijia claims to offer 25 km/h speed with a range of 25 kms on single charge. The juice comes from included 280Wh LG 1850 lithium battery that runs 500 W motor. Read More…

This gymnastics robot has got some sick skills

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Robots are really evolving into machines that are more convincing, efficient and have superhuman capabilities. If a robot were to challenge a world class gymnast, how would it fair in the challenge? By the look of things it would be a stiff challenge for the most agile gymnast out there, and it’s just the beginning. This Japanese robot has got some sick skills when it comes to being spatially aware, along with the agility to move lighting fast moves.

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Autonomous mobility scooter for smartphone-obsessed walkers

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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…

Star Wars themed Android phones make debut in Japan

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Star Wars galaxy has come a long way since it was first introduced to us mortals. Back then in the galaxy far, far away there were no phones, but cometh the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story they could be a sight. Sharp is stepping up to please the Star Wars fraternity with two “Dark Side” and “Light Side” smartphones for Japanese Telecom giant SoftBank. Read More…

Spirit E666 earbuds make you look like an Elf

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Music is life, and you do want to invest in a pair of headphones/earphones which sound good. There are many good sounding headphones, and many good looking ones too in the market. It must be said, when you do find a pair of headphones that are perfect, you find yourself encapsulated in your favorite music like never before. However, there are people who want to stand out in the crowd while listening to music. And believe you me, these headphones dubbed Spirit E666 will turn eyeballs.
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High-end fashion meets iPhone charging trench coat

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With winter approaching and your iPhone battery constantly dying, a Japanese designer – Junya Watanable, one of the world’s most esoteric designer, has come-up with an Avant-grade interpretation of both formal and functional wearable tech. The clothing is in the form of a fall/winter collection 2016. It’s a trench coat with embedded solar panels that can charge a smartphone, and also beat the chill of winter days. The jacket features six solar panels, two up front and four on the back, ensuring the longevity of your iPhone battery through a hidden built-in charging unit. Without compromising the attractiveness of the garment, this trench coat is the perfect example of wearable technology, and inseparable relationship between humans and their smartphones.
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Starry Sky Envelopes – Miniature planetarium for light polluted cities

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Are you always fascinated by the starry sky? Intrigued by what’s out there and how expansive the universe actually is? Then you’ve landed at the right place. This might sound strange, but for star gazers it is the perfect thing to get hold of. The Starry Sky Envelopes are developed keeping in mind urban areas where artificial lighting is so intense that seeing the stars is a bit of a rare event.
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Create your own panoramic 360-degree photo umbrella with Panorella

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We’ve seen some technically advanced umbrellas coming from the Far East, all suggesting Japanese have an unbiased fad for umbrellas. Latest example is Panorella – an umbrella handstitched meticulously from 100 percent polyester. Panorella lets you print your favorite panoramic 360-degree image on the umbrella and customize it to enliven your walk through the streets in sun and rain. Panorella is made from double layered polyester which allows finest quality of high resolution images to be printed on to the umbrella.   Read More…