DrawBraille Future Smartphone For The Blind

DrawBraille may be the future smartphone for the visually impaired.  This concept by designer Shikun Sun reminds me of something  John F. Kennedy once said “A rising tide will lift all boats.”  This is a perfect example of how technology will improve our lives. The DrawBraille phone is made up of two sides and offers a rich…

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Sci-Fi Design: The Tokyoflash Kisai Console Watch

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0045ZUY16″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/319MALGhkTL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Design usually predicts future technology before that technology actually exists. The Kisai Console Wood LED watch from Tokyo Flash, is part science fiction control panel, and mostly a fully functional digital timepiece. It seems like something of a confused product, with a wooden band and bezel for the display,…

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What Would I Say? is the Beginning of Status Prediction

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00EUDOSS8″ locale=”us” height=”75″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511U%2BDrag1L._SL75_.jpg” width=”59″]Status prediction could be a crucial step needed in order to advance future robot consciousness. What Would I Say? is a program that analyzes all a Facebook user’s status updates and constructs a randomly generated “Frankenstein” status from the user’s history. The program was co-developed by Princeton graduates for…

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Self-Destructing Technology Expands With SecretInk

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B008R5RGAC” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Whheo8wIL._SL160_.png” width=”160″]Self-destructing technology is a sign that online and digital security is a more important concern than ever before. A new website called SecretInk lets you send emails, links, or SMS text messages that completely vanish upon reading. It’s a free-to-use service created by the interactive email company, PowerInbox and…

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Interacting with Virtual Characters

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B002BSA298″ locale=”us” height=”55″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31OF%2B5UL%2BGL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Virtual characters are still quite limited in terms of interaction, if we’re using contemporary video games as a context. How we control these characters is interrupted through a series of wireless controllers and assorted software that determines how a character responds on our TV screen or our computer monitor.…

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Touchscreen technology gets a boost from a new patent

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00BM7FN9S” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41cca3hIWuL._SL110_.jpg” width=”93″]Touchscreen technology is getting a boost soon. Samsung has applied for a patent in the United States on a wraparound smartphone display, and the concept art is enough to excite. It may be that the smartphone market, and the technology itself, is reaching a point where there are few…

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Augmented Reality Creates Tactile Virtual Games

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00DHCQI86″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31T9Bb5yfpL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Augmented reality was at one point a bit of an over-imagined gimmick to me. Being a Science Fiction nerd, I was excited at such technology existing. But I know that concepts tend to weigh more than the available technology wants to carry. There was an “augmented reality” app I…

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Monday Marvels November 18th 2013

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B002CJNCS4″ locale=”us” height=”120″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21ETAslJ03L._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Monday Marvels November 18th 2013: 1. Electronic Use Approved for ENTIRE flight European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is perhaps the first aviation agency to approve electronic devices during all phases of flying, following Delta Airlines’ request to the Agency just one month prior. Yes, that means you can play…

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Bathing in Concept Design

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B002OLZJG8″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51aqUBZk7SL._SL110_.jpg” width=”87″]Concept appliances usually approach a problem that isn’t addressed out of sluggishness. Not the least of our problems is the fact that a lot of bacteria is left on our hand and body towels after bathing, and we usually just hang the damp towels on a rack while they…

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Facial Recognition Will Service Targeted Ads

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0805083391″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KisFUjtoL._SL110_.jpg” width=”69″]Facial recognition tools are still a little crude and very prone to controversy. Facebook’s friendly faces feature that catalog’s tags users set on their photos was the subject of much argument when in was unveiled. But in some kind of middle road between the privacy conscious and the eager business minds, the British grocery chain Tesco will start using face scanners to show targeted ads to shoppers.

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