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Posted by Allison Blackburn

HoloLens from Microsoft: A computer for your face

The recent halt in production of Google Glass may be an indicator that the world just isn’t ready for augmented reality. But devices like the Oculus Rift still seem to be finding more uses as it improves and interest is certainly at a high. Now, Microsoft have revealed their approach to eyewear technology in the shape of HoloLens. The HoloLens allows the user to wear a computer on their face in an augmented reality fashion. [Image Courtesy of Microsoft] The HoloLens features an augmented reality headset packing Windows 10 which is projected as a “hologram” that only the person wearing the headset can see. Of […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

CompuLab designs mini pocket sized computer, the MintBox Mini

CompuLab have designed one of the world’s smallest computers, the MintBox Mini. It is the small brother to the original MintBox, being a fifth of the size of the original which was revealed in 2012. [Image Courtesy of CompuLab] The MintBox Mini is silent as it doesn’t have a fan and it is going to offer a quad core processor and solid state drive and will appeal to fans of Linux. The mini computer is going to be made available in Q2 of 2015 and it comes in with a price tag of US$295. [Image Courtesy of CompuLab] The MintBox Mini […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

KOR-FX: Vibration adds to the virtual reality experience

If having your vision completely immersed into a virtual world wasn’t enough of an experience, how about adding some vibration to make it seem more realistic. Physicist Shahriar Afshar thinks the next step to improving virtual reality is to include vibration, as sounds are created from the energy of vibrations. [Image Courtesy of KOR-FX] If you place your hand at the top of your chest and speak you will feel the vibrations produced by your vocal cords. Afshar has created a vest called KOR-FX that mimicks this; plug it into an audio jack and it will turn sound into chest-rumbling vibrations. Virtual […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

New Avengers film to feature working see-through Samsung phone

Marvel and Samsung announced their partnership with Samsung back in summer 2014, with Samsung providing cast members with exclusive devices since. At the recent CES 2014 event Samsung hosted a ‘Night with Marvel’ where they announced that Tony Stark would use a functioning, ultra-thin, see-through Samsung phone in the upcoming ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’. [Image Courtesy of Marvel Sudios] Just check out Samsung’s description: “What type of phone does a man who has everything need? A sleek and metallic phone that features cutting edge technology designed specifically for Tony Stark. With a striking flexible display, the phone features two different curved […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Turn by turn navigation for cycle riders thanks to SmrtGrips

While computers for bikes are nothing out of the ordinary, turn by turn navigation for bicycles is. SmrtGrips bring turn by turn navigation to bike riders by way of haptic feedback which means that the rider doesn’t have to take their eyes off the road. Haptic feedback has been fitted into the bike handlebar grips giving seamless integration. [Image Courtesy of SmrtGrips] SmrtGrips don’t track all aspects of the ride as most computers for bikes do, instead they focus on key features that bike riders find important when they are riding. This means the tech is useful without wasting the […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Solar powered technology reminds you when you leave windows open

It can be easy to leave a window open and then go out and this of course is an open invitation for burglars. Alternatively, you could run some wiring to the windows and fit them with sensors and this would tell if you have left the window open but, this comes with a lot of hassle and you’ll have wiring everywhere. Soon though this issue could be a thing of the past thanks to solar powered technology and a radio sensor chip that can monitor the window without the need for wires as it’s powered by the sun. [Image Courtesy of Fraunhofer] The small […]