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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Augmented, Virtual Reality: Quite the Combination

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00EP0SIOG” locale=”us” height=”94″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Qrq-OUN7L._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Virtual reality is an immitation of the real world in a digital context. Augmented reality supplements a real-world experience with layers of digital interaction. In a combined experience, British researcher William Steptoe created a dual, virtual and augmented reality system to create what seems like a new reality altogether.…

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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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Future Physics Can Be Influenced By Monument Valley

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00140P9G0″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41UvorjkGmL._SL160_.jpg” width=”113″]Future physics in gameplay can change the way we think and interact with physics in the future. Monument Valley, an upcoming iPad game created by ustwo, puts the player in control of a girl named Ida who solves puzzles and exists in an isometric world inspired by the works…

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The OP-1 From Teenage Engineering

We love creative instrument design here at Serious Wonder, so last weekend when I got my hands on Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 I had to write about it. The  Japanese instrument makers created something special with the OP-1, I’m floored by the physical design, interface, and quality. The OP-1 is an intriguing instrument for a few…

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Programming with Storytelling Robots

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1593274076″ locale=”us” height=”75″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Fzqsl5VgL._SL75_.jpg” width=”57″]Programming code will be second nature to children in the near future. It’s likely that elementary-age children will be learning faster in years ahead than today’s university students are learning now. The attitude of a child five to six years old is something like an obsessive investigator of the how the world functions. It’s a familiar event to see a child stumble on a new physical reality like a spilled glass of milk and to watch them inspecting the dynamic flow of the milk across the countertop. And to some parents’ frustration, the child will knock the glass over again just to make mental note of how fluid moves.

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Digital Holography Ushers Medical Tech Innovation

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”354021934X” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41wRGDK9cLL._SL160_.jpg” width=”103″]Digital holography has come to the medical field in a big way. RealView Imaging Ltd, an Israeli start-up company, has created the world’s first 3D holographic interface that allows surgeons to work with digital representations of anatomy in real time—meaning that the hologram of a heart will palpitate just…

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FlyKly Makes Biking Simpler and More Secure

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B004QHG17O” locale=”us” height=”150″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fxQ1cMJ6L._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]FlyKly offers a future that’s closer than hover cars with the simple swap of a wheel. The SmartWheel by FlyKly Bikes, already a successful Kickstarter-funded project, is an electric-powered rear wheel that, in tandem with the FlyKly smartphone app, offers an exciting wave of features that will change the…

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Futuristic Video Games May Change the Way You Learn

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B008BZOVS8″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41d1O0U91iL._SL160_.jpg” width=”150″]Futuristic video games are set to change the traditional education system now. While our society has gradually started to incorporate general technology to enhance curriculum, we’ve still only scratched the surface of possibilities that tech-based learning offers for the next generation. What if we viewed video games not as virtual…

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Nissan BladeGlider: The Future Is Electric

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1847974619″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sdg8W1HhL._SL160_.jpg” width=”129″]Nissan has revealed a new concept car they are calling BladeGlider. No, it’s not a flying car, but it does blend dragster and airplane design. The best thing about this futuristic concept design is that Nissan is suggesting it will actually make a real production run of this beauty.…

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