Category Archives: Innovation

The Blind Can Now See With This Futuristic Headset

Oh, Star Trek, you gave the world so much. Not only did Star Wars launch the careers of actors like William Shatner and Patrick Stewart, the iconic sci-fi series took us on a journey across the universe. In the comfort of our own home, we got to see the crew of the Enterprise battle all sorts of intergalactic evils and overcome the grandest of odds. But more than just being a source of entertainment, Star Trek made you think. All of the gadgets and futuristic…

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Help Your Child Learn To Draw With The FollowGrams Projector

Do you have a budding artist in your family? If yes, your first instinct may be to start investing in art classes, tracing paper, and how-to-draw books so your little one can hone his or her skills. That was the old school method for kids born in the ‘90s, like me, at least. But in 2017, learning how to draw is going digital. FollowGrams is taking drawing into the future with its smart projector. How Does It Work? This FollowGrams projector uses smartphone and Bluetooth…

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Star Wars-Style Hologram Messages Are Nearly A Reality

Anyone who is anyone remembers the iconic beginning to the Star Wars series, where a certain hologram propels the epic narrative forward. “Help me Obi Wan Kanobi, you’re my only hope” implores Princess Leia, her entire figure and facial expressions visible thanks to the futuristic holographic device her desperate message is recorded on. A scene which has gained even more weight thanks to the recent Rogue One film, Leia’s message is impressive not only for narrative reasons. The message is a vision into our own…

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The Best Of Cloud Computing For 2017

There’s no denying that cloud computing is the way of the future. Many businesses, whether small or large, rely on cloud services to manage storage, data, and various other operations. Transferring these things offsite is a great way for businesses or individuals to streamline their lives. But with so many different companies out there offering cloud services, how do you know which one to choose? Since this involves putting important private data into the hands of others to manage, choosing the right provider can be…

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What To Know When Buying A Drone

There’s no question that drone photography is extremely popular these days. Aerial photography used to be an expensive proposition, requiring the use of a helicopter and solid rig. Now that a drone can be remote controlled from the ground, aerial photos and video are commonplace in all kinds of television broadcast and filmed entertainment. Even the general public is getting in on the drone fever. They sure do make home movies a lot more epic. But while it’s relatively easy to go out, get a drone…

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ALMA Telescope Can Directly Observe The Sun

Staring directly at the sun is obviously not a very smart thing to do. The damage to a person’s eyes can be significant and irreparable. But did you know that many telescopes have the same restriction?  The sun’s radiation and heat makes earthbound telescopes unable to function properly. In one case, the sun’s power resulted in the Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope catching fire. In a series of just-released photos, however, we finally got to see the observational results of a new telescope. This one is designed to be able to…

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Wristwatch Clip Keeps Things On Time

There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned mechanical wristwatch. I like to have the time displayed to me elegantly and digital watches are just so impersonal. Plus, they’re usually super stylish and can pair well with any wardrobe. Mechanical wristwatch wearers do run into a common issue, however. The watch sometimes gets a little out of sync. It’s easy to find them lagging behind or speeding up slightly from proper time. Obviously, this is not ideal and kind of defeats the purpose of having a wristwatch in…

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Know When A Baby Stops Breathing With This New Smart Monitor

It’s often hard to spot movement on a fuzzy live feed from baby cameras. That’s something that matters a lot when movement is all you have to remind you that your child is still breathing. Enter First Alert’s Envirocam, a smart monitor that keeps track of a baby’s breathing. Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, is a growing concern for parents because there is a lot of information about the syndrome we still don’t have. Although the Envirocam smart monitor won’t prevent SIDS, the ability…

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Google's new app with BMW will allow shoppers to see life-size images of vehicles.

Google To Incorporate Virtual Reality Into Shopping

{{unknown}}For years, e-commerce has been all the rage — you’d be hard-pressed to find retailers who don’t make their products available online. However, there remain inherent drawbacks of online shopping, as opposed to visiting a bricks-and-mortar retail location. Sometimes, it can be hard to tell what you’re actually purchasing — even with established retailers. We’ve all had times when we’ve ordered a product online, only to find ourselves disappointed once we see the item in person. But now, Google just gave online shoppers a new reason to rejoice.…

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Watch Korea’s Giant Robot Mobile Suit Take Its First Few Steps

Anyone who has ever watched the anime series Gundam has dreamed of piloting their very own giant robot, or mech suit. If anime isn’t really your jam than you may have had the same thought when watching Pacific Rim or Avatar, both of which feature humans piloting giant robots capable of fantastic feats. And now that thought may soon come to fruition. Korean tech company Hankook Mirae has built a functional prototype of a real-life, human-piloted giant robot, the first of its kind in the…

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