Most mobile devices already have a built-in calculator, and you can also get advanced calculator apps. But microBLINK’s PhotoMath app uses optical image recognition on printed equations, so that you can get the solution without even having to input a number. Math teachers beware.
PhotoMath can solve simple arithmetic and algebra equations, including…
Added by GarageLab on October 23, 2014 at 4:19am — No Comments
Ever since the fictional hoverboards in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II children (and adults) have dreamed of scooting along six inches from the ground, safe from the rough terrain and water which would stop a normal skateboard in its tracks.…Continue
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The "smart" adjective seems to suit all kinds of products, including suitcases. The claiming to be the "first smart and connected suitcase" the world exists and is campaigning to raise money over the Internet.
Call BlueSmart, she presents a series of technological resources. The user connects the suitcase to a smartphone application to close and…Continue
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This Smartwatch was developed after Gierad Laput, a PhD student, asked “how do you make a watch bigger without actually making it bigger?” The reason he asked such a question was that the rather small screens of smartwatches certainly limit the ways in which users can interact with them. The virtual buttons are projected on to the wrist of the wearer and…Continue
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The soft robots, with flexible bodies, have shown an interesting option due to its movement’s simplicity when talking about locomotion. Michelle Yuen and her colleagues from Purdue University in US are trying to amplify even more the potential of this new class of devices.
The idea is to…Continue
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Lockheed Martin announced on Wednesday, 15, an important technological advance that , according to the company, enables the use of nuclear fusion for power generation. The first reactors, which have the size of a trunk of a truck, can be ready for use in the next decade. The use of nuclear fusion is considered the Holy Grail of the energy sector,…Continue
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Called the Air Umbrella, the concept removes the plastic top from the umbrella and replaces it with a wind shield. The design of the Air Umbrella calls for air to be sucked through the bottom, then shot out of the top in a pattern that mimics the standard canopy. Power and canopy size controls…Continue
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Bandai Namco has announced a new Star Wars game that will be an arcade exclusive, and it sounds very cool, and is sure to eat tokens like candy. The game is called Star Wars: Battle Pod and it’s one of those big games you sit down inside of. It has a large curved screen that encompasses the player’s entire field of view.
The game will let you fight…
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A common way to create a custom PCB at home is to do what is called the Toner Transfer Method. In this process, the trace layout of the board is printed out on a piece of special toner transfer paper that allows the ink to come off in the following step. The toner transfer paper is then put…Continue
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Researchers are developing new types of robotic systems inspired by elephant trunks, octopus arms and giraffe tongues. These flexible, maneuverable "tentacle robots" could have a variety of space applications, from inspecting hard-to-reach gear on the…Continue
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The 16Lab ring has a lot of features packed into it’s chunky titanium casing. It can interface with a variety of devices as a gesture-based mouse, work as a keyboard for Google Glass users, serve as an electronic wallet, act as a no-touch key, and serve as the locus of power for an evil necromancer…Continue
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Toshiba today unveiled a robot that impresses by its likeness to a human. Called Aiko Chihira, the android has the appearance of a young woman and is able to communicate by sign language.
For now, the robot can only perform simple movements, but the company plans to enhance the technology in the areas of sensing, synthesis,…Continue
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A few days ago engineers got to develop a sensor that can actually see colors, Italian and Spanish researchers have made a new kind of multispectral sensor, and it is capable of catch up to 12 times more…Continue
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A bionic hand plastic made by a 3D printer has changed the lives of Scottish girl Hayley Fraser. Hayley was born with a congenital health problem in his left hand that left her fingers. Doctors have even suggested a surgery that would remove a toe to be worn on the hand, but the country found that it was still too small for this type…Continue
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A tech firm known as Dexta Robotics is crafting the Dexmo F2, a specially-made exoskeleton that folds over a users hand to simulate the sensation of touch in VR environments
It works like this: when the avatar you are controlling hits a digital object, a signal is sent back via our SDK to Dexmo…
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The plasmonic cavity is a nanostructure originally developed by Stephen Chou of Princeton University to boost solar power efficiency, but he realized it might have applications in emitting light as well as absorbing it. That could mean better screens on your devices.
One of the fundamental…
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Despite what you would gather from looking at a mess of wires, carpet, and MDF in the back of a Honda Civic hatchback, building speaker enclosures is a pretty complex business. To get the right frequency response, you’ll need to take into account the driver’s resonant frequency, the volume of any internal components, and how well the speaker works when…Continue
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If Team Nixie has its way, drones might someday become the selfie addicts’ best friend. One of the finalists in Intel’s Make It Wearable Challenge, the team is working on Nixie, a camera-toting drone that’s thin, light and flexible enough to wrap around your wrist.
Team Nixie’s goal is to have the small quadcopter uncoil and take flight with a…
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Nanoparticles thousand times thinner than a human hair can release molecules able to repair small breaks in airplanes. This coating that acts as a skin, is a creation of the scientists at the University of Aveiro, Portugal.
"The planes are exposed to harsh…Continue
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