Category: Tech

Raspberry Pi releases own Pixel OS for PC and Mac

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Raspberry Pi has announced introduction of its own, light-weight OS for Mac and PC– the Pixel. The OS is built on Debian and is light. That means, it can run on almost all old machines. Pixel OS includes a simple and clean desktop UI. The OS won’t ask the user to install it in order to access it. It can be downloaded, burn into disc, and can just run simply through a USB flash drive. It is as simple as a small tweak in PC’s BIOS. Mac users can do it by just pressing C key down while booting. The OS will offer the Chromium web browser and suite of productivity and coding tools that includes a lot of useful Linux apps except MineCraft or Woldfram Mathematica. Read More…

Newly developed bacteria-powered battery to make disposable, standalone papertronics a reality

Bacteri-powered paper battery
Self-powered papertronics development is in infancy because the energy sources put a limit on it. To deal with it, paper-batteries are being extensively researched to explore full potential of the technology. In a similar attempt, researchers at the Binghamton University, State University of New York, has developed a paper battery that is powered by bacteria by harnessing its cellular respiration as energy.
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Microsoft’s leading machine learning platform Cortana Intelligence Suite to help fight blindness

Microsoft to help fight blindness

The prestigious L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in India has been working with global academic, medical, and technology institutes to enhance the quality of eye-care and to make it accessible to more people across the world. Now, Microsoft has announced collaboration with the LVPEI with the launch of Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE). So, it has now become mission-driven global consortium of experts from every corner of the world. It matters a lot for estimated 285 million people suffering from blindness or eye-related diseases worldwide. Out this total sum, 55 million are in India only. By 2020, number of children with blindness is estimated to reach 2 million. Read More…

Nostalgic 3D virtual tour of first and original Air Force One

Would you like to visit the first Air Force One that served as the dedicated presidential carrier for Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon? The plane was first introduced in 1959 and is currently on display at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. However, a virtual tour of the aircraft is available for all. If you have a pair of Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR HUD, then the experience would be enhanced as compared to the simple 3D model.
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LG will supply foldable displays to Apple, Google and Microsoft

LG Displays foldable

Samsung is almost ready with a foldable phone, and LG and a few other manufacturers are not far behind. But the news that broke out about LG developing foldable displays of OMEs like Apple, Google and Microsoft has given the world another reason the accept the future – future of foldable smart devices. According to reports LG Display has partnered with Apple, Microsoft and Google to develop ‘out foldable displays’ for smartphones, which should hit mass production in 2018. Read More…

Coop Italia opens Supermarket of the Future to reshape grocery shopping experience

Supermarket of the Future

A new flagship store in Milan’s University area of Bicocca claims to have taken first step to reshape the experience of shopping which is a mixture of physical and virtual supermarket environment or say augmented reality. Coop Italia, one of the largest supermarket chains in Italy, teamed up with Accenture to open the ‘Supermarket of the Future’ store. The innovators are of the opinion that it will enhance experience to make it more personalized and organized shopping. Read More…

BMW to debut HoloActive Touch, holographic-style interiors at CES 2017

BMW is the top line automaker that is focusing intensely on in-car technologies and user interface we are most likely to see in future automobiles. After having bewildered the world with the AirTouch technology at the CES 2016, BMW is slated to introduce a new HoloActive Touch system at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017, which promises to be a nifty sci-fiish integration to its vehicles. Read More…

Lucid Motors Air – Powerful and luxurious Tesla killer in the making

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Is it the Tesla killer in the making or just a hyped electric car which will bite the dust when it faces real world scenario? Meet Lucid Motors who have launched their super powered luxury EV at a company event in Fremont, California. This is not the first time that Lucid Motors is showing-off “Air” as they gave a glimpse of the powerful EV at LA Auto Show too. It is evident that the company not only wants to beat Tesla Motors with this future-forward venture, but also have a take on fuel-powered cars from manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes and Toyota.
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This wrist worn device turns your hand into touchscreen smartphone

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The new-age phones are smart, smart to the extent that you can do just about everything from taking calls, controlling everyday devices and making payments right from the smartphones. A California-based company called eyeCam thinks smartphones are just the first step in evolution of smart devices, the next step is wearable computing. To make this real, the company has developed eyeHand, a wrist worn device that turns your hand and fingers into a smartphone. 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…