Category: Tech

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Augmented reality brings more fun to rock climbing

Augmented climbing wall

Two researchers of Aalto University in Finland have added much more fun to the rock climbing wall by combining it with the augmented reality. Perttu Hämäläinen and his colleague Raine Kajastila have developed a system which uses a projector, a depth-sensing camera and a computer software to track the movement of rock climbers on a training wall. Besides tracking, the system offers new challenges, provide feedback and real-time suggestions also to the climber.
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StitchCAM drone will let farmers increase profits and maximize resources

SNAP Vision Technologies StitchCAM drone

The evolution in aviation industry has not been too kind to farmers. But, if SNAP Vision Technologies’ new Kictstarter campaign meets funding, farmers could soon have an affordable drone to assess their crop health, administer better irrigation and increase their crop yield. In the present scenario, farmers’ collet information about their corps’ well-being by walking in the field, or flying manned flights over their fields (which is a very costly affair). SNAP Vision Technologies personal aerial survey drone dubbed StitchCAM can be a cost effective way to help landowners and farmers increase profits and maximize resources. Read More…

Theradome helmet stimulates hair growth by shooting lasers at wearer’s scalp

Theradome headgear

Theradome, a Pleasanton, California-based firm has developed a light weight plastic helmet that shoots lasers at the wearers scalp, thereby limiting hair loss and stimulate hair growth. The Theradome headgear is creation of Tamim Hamid, a former NASA research engineer who started it back in 2008. The lasers increase blood flow to the scalp by simulating mitochondria in the follicle cells, thus producing more protein which encourages hair growth.
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Hyundai 2015 Genesis: “Yes you can have blind faith on self-driving cars”

Hyundai Motors "The Empty car Convoy"

Hyundai Motors “The Empty car Convoy”

Self-driving cars have always captured our imagination and automotive manufacturers around the globe are in a close battle to make one of the most reliable self-driving car. Hyundai seem to be inching closer to that goal and with their 2015 Genesis sedan showcased at the CES 2014 show for some cool technological advancements, the picture looks promising. But, even if an automotive manufacturer manages to make the most reliable self-driving car on this planet, how will the end-user be sure of that fact?
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Sensor-enabled seatbelts, seat covers jolt up drivers when they’re sleepy

Harken drowsy driving prevention device

It is still time before self-driving robotic cars hit the roads, until then it’s up to human drivers to steer the wheel. And when humans are behind the wheel, chances of accidents increase due to fatigue. To counter this with technology, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV) aka Biomechanics Institute (IBV) in Valencia, Spain has developed a noninvasive system dubbed Harken to prevent driver fatigue and sleepiness. Read More…

Salvo 12 is the world’s first commercial shotgun suppressor

SilencerCo Salvo 12 shotgun suppressor

Shotgun owners who are looking for an ear protection solution from a very long time, guess what, your lucky day has come. SilencerCo, world leaders in gun silencer innovation have introduced the world’s first commercial shotgun suppressor. Earmuffs or plugs only provide relief in a controlled environment but they can’t be used in during the field work and in home protection scenario, where the ability to detect other sounds is critical. Therefore, the Salvo 12 shotgun silencer provides a much needed option in such fields and also represents a revolution in silencers.
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Sony ZX1: Walkman makes a comeback

Sony Walkman ZX1

The original Walkman which was introduced by Sony back in 1979 is getting a new life after 35 years with the launch of Walkman ZX1. However, if you are wondering I’d like to tell you that it won’t be playing any cassettes like the original one. Unlike the Apple’s iPod which is light weight and sports a slim design, the new Sony NWZ-ZX1 comes with voluminous dimensions and pretty heavy weight. Besides that, it comes with a whopping price tag of $700 which three times more expensive than the Apple’s iPod.
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Silent Beacon notifies your loved ones during an emergency

Silent Beacon emergency device

Meet Silent Beacon, a small waterproof device that can alert your loved ones and tell them about your location in case, you find yourself in a grim situation or an emergency. Developed by a startup from Germantown, the wearable device attaches to a keychain and can notify your loved ones with a simple click of a button. Working through the Bluetooth technology, the safety device connects to smartphones and provide real-time GPS alerts that notifies the loved ones and medical personnel in an emergency.
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Digital Tattoo unlocks your smartphone with just a swipe

Digital Tattoo for Moto X

What if you can unlock your smartphone just by tapping on your wrist’s tattoo? You would certainly consider it as a joke but if you own a Motorola X, you can surely do that. VivaLnk, Inc., a Silicon Valley technology company has teamed up with Motorola to develop a temporary tattoo that can unlock your smartphone without the requirement of any pins and passwords. Named Digital Tattoo, the nickel sized, paper thin adhesive is the world’s first commercial eSkin electronics product.
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BAE unveils Striker II smart helmet with built-in night vision camera, HD display

Striker II night vision camera helmet-1

Fighter pilots over the years have seen a host of changes in their helmets. But one thing that has been a problem of this technological shift is that the night vision goggles fitted to the helmets only add to the weight on a pilot’s head. To address the issue, BAE Systems has built the Striker II – a new smart helmet integrated with night vision camera, which allows fighter pilots to see in the dark, sans extra burden on the head. Unveiled at the Farnborough Airshow, the Striker II helmet comes with a visor, which doubles as a high-definition display, permitting pilots to see all useful data (about co-ordinates and targets on the ground) in their field of vision. Read More…