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Limited release of Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition announced

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Samsung today released its Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition to commemorate the third anniversary of the popular mobile game, Injustice: Gods Among Us. Samsung has collaborated with Warner Bros., Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment to deliver the device. This limited edition, sleek, high-performance smartphone features one of the game’s central characters – Batman. The phone features enhanced hardware and software and comes with bigger battery capacity to deliver longer play time. Read More…

World’s first expandable habitat for astronauts tested at ISS

BEAM testing ISSFinally, NASA has  initiated testing of Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) at the International Space Station (ISS). Last month, NASA had launched a 3,100-pound module aboard a SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule that was attached to the ISS after covering a 250 miles journey above earth. BEAM is basically an inflated compartment that is expandable in space and provides as much as 20 times more space for astronauts. Read More…

What could SkinTrack technology mean for the wearables market?

SkinTrack watchband prototype

SkinTrack watchband prototype

SkinTrack technology is a new idea by Future Interfaces Group that turns the user’s arm into a touchpad surface. From that touchpad, the user can play games, select music, and scroll up and down as they would on a smartphone or tablet. This invention could be a game changer in the world of wearable technology. Thus far, there has been much debate over the success of wearables such as smartwatches, but this added aspect could well help them to thrive. One of the most obvious uses for this piece of technology would be to enhance players’ gaming experience on smartwatches. So what can gamers expect should this tech hit the mainstream market?

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Levis commuter jacket with Google’s Jacquard tech lets you control smart-devices with hand gestures

Levis commuter jacket with Google’s Jacquard

In spring 2017, Levis would be releasing its commuter jacket that integrates Google’s Jacquard technology. The sleeves of this jacket turns into touch-sensitive panel and lets commuters control their electronic devices, access navigation prompts, information about nearby places, answer calls, change music etc. by gesturally touching jacket’s sleeve. Jacquard, developed by Google’s Advanced Technology and Progress (ATAP) wing, was first revealed at Google’s I/O development conference in May last year, and now it has found its way into textile industry. ATAP wing is the one working on radar-assisted sensors to translate hand movements to set of commands for electronic devices. Read More…

Wheelchair controlled by facial expressions, eyes and voice commands is here

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Wheelchairs have come a long way since they were maneuvered by hand. They are now moved with the brain or steered by a motor. Now, a team of researchers in Brazil is finalizing a prototype of a wheelchair that works using facial recognition. In addition to facial expressions, the wheelchair called Wheelie can also be controlled by head movement, speech and eyes. Developed by HOO.BOX, Wheelie wants to be a handsfree solution for anyone recovering from stroke, suffering with cerebral palsy or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Read More…

5 memorable gaming moments caught on livestream

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In 1984, George Orwell told us of how Big Brother was watching. It’s a theme which has spawned reality TV shows and essentially has come true with CCTV on every street corner. But now we’re even letting it into our private lives when we’re behind closed doors, chilling out at home playing on our PlayStation, or bluffing our way through a hand of poker. Read More…

Lightweight, wearable soft exosuit to help stroke patients rewalk

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Exoskeletons or exosuits currently marketed are rigid metal frames that are bulky for patients with disabilities. To ease out the bulk and with the idea to make an exosuit that’s flexible and soft, engineers at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed The Soft Exosuit. First-of-its-kind soft wearable robot is designed to assist wearer’s movements with lightweight and flexible exoskeleton. To accelerate development process of the soft exosuit, Wyss Institute has collaborated with ReWalk Robotics, a collaboration that hints at a positive future where stroke patients or anyone with lower limb mobility limitation would regain mobility. Read More…

NetSpot creates visual heatmap of Wi-Fi signal strength in home/office

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What does a modern geek require to stay alive? Food, air, water and of course a Wi-Fi signal. Such is the requirement of modern life that you can’t do without internet connectivity, and it is mostly satisfied by a stable Wi-Fi connection. Whether you are in office or at home, lack of internet connectivity can bring your life to a virtual halt, only to be restored back when you reestablish Wi-Fi connectivity. Having a Wi-Fi connection is one thing, and ensuring that you make the most out of it is completely another.
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