Archive for October, 2013


Chrome OS Beta Update

Did you know there was a Chrome OS? I didn’t, but apparently some anti-establishment people out there are choosing to forgo Windows, Mac and Linux-based operating systems in favor of Chrome OS. The operating system is currently in beta and has recently received a major update.

All you Chrome OS users out there – yes, both of you – will now get to enjoy new features like the new “immersive” full screen mode, UI scaling, and wallpaper sync. There’s also a smarter app launcher in the new update. All you Google lovers looking for the full update list will need to follow the source link to find it.

Chrome OS

People in the San Francisco area started freaking out when official-looking signs depicting a drone firing a missile stating “speed enforced by drones” started cropping up all over Bay Area highways. However, a local news station, and many more since, has reported that these signs are indeed fake and being removed by the California Highway Patrol, also known as the CHP.

The CHP confirmed that the signs were professionally made with the same materials official road signs are made out of. One even went so far as to use tamper-resistant bolts! Authorities still don’t know who’s behind the prank.

drone sign

The alleged second generation Nexus 7 tablet is just a few days away. A number of leaks suggest that the device will hit the shelves at the end of this month, 31st July to be specific. Today, a new Best Buy ad has been leaked that is scheduled to run on 28th July, and it clearly mentions that the upcoming Nexus 7 tablet will be available “Next Tuesday”, that is 30th July. It would just a week ahead of the 24 July event where the search engine giant is expected to launch the much awaited tablet.

Best Buy Ad

It’s not really much of a surprise. Every gamer knows that summer is when gaming usually falls off for a bit, but a 15% drop in retail sales in one month is still huge when hundreds of millions are involved. Total spending on video games in the U.S. last month was $1.2 billion, only about 50% of which was made up of physical sales.

Where’d gamers take their business? Mobile games have seen sharp increases in revenue over the last few months, causing many gaming journalists to wonder if mobile gaming is slowly taking over the market. Although the main reason they’re so speculative is because the real answer is much less interesting.

saving money comic

Moto X Spotted in White Color

By now, every one of you should know that Motorola will unveil the much-hyped, highly customizable Moto X on 1st August. In the last few days, we have seen a number of images of this much-talked handset including the press render that was leaked yesterday. Today, another leak from @evleaks shows us the device, shining in the bright white color, as well as the side profile photo.

Moto X White

Not too long ago we reported that Robocop was receiving a film reboot that’s slated to come out in 2014. This year’s Comic-Con has given us a few more details along with a deeper look into the movie’s overall message. Robocop will seek to raise the question of whether or not drones should be used by local police departments.

Back when the original Robocop came out, drones and automated machinery were little more than ideas within the realm of science fiction. Today’s society sees that drone-based police enforcement is on the horizon. They’re already putting up signs on the side of Bay Area highways after all!

Robocop

The videophone is a strange and beautiful technology. It was a perennial technology of the future; continually popping up in different waves as being just around the corner throughout the 20th century
Creators of The Little Printer, BERG in collaboration with Google creative lab has designed Connection Boxor Connbox, an interactive concept device for users to videophone and interact with others. It has a pair of screens, one for the user, and the other for the person on the other end of the line.
Much like other services that seem to be quickly melding into our phones, tablets, such the dedicated videophone devices will remain relegated to the retrofuture.

Future technology  Concept Videophone Device

Future technology  Concept Videophone Device

Future technology  Concept Videophone Device

Future technology  Concept Videophone Device

Future technology  Concept Videophone Device

Futuristic mouse bend and snap
Concept a multifunctional gadget
Innovative wave washing concept electrolux
Future technology devices computers

According to unconfirmed reports, Apple is preparing to release a new type of device, This will be the smart watch. By analogy with other branded gadgets, expected that the product will be called iWatch. The designer presented his own concept of this device. The gadget features an attractive appearance and strictly sustained in style apple products.
In addition to the design, Apple iWatch boasts a set of advanced features. This connection to the proprietary cloud services and synchronization with the iPad, iPhone, iMac or MacBook. Instead of the traditional dial smart watches equipped no-touch OLED-display. Management is carried out by a small touchpad below the screen. This is quite an interesting solution. Below the display are also available controls MP3-player.

Future technology IWatch Concept

The width of the device and a soft strap that holds the iWatch Apple, is 3.3 cm. Another interesting finding is a small solar panel, which is fixed above the display. It increases the battery life of the device. And finally, the lack of the touch panel on the screen means that smart watches are performed in very the thin shell. It is possible that the original gadget from Apple will be similar to this concept.
Designer: Tolga Tuncer.

Future technology IWatch Concept

Future technology IWatch Concept

Future technology IWatch Concept

Future technology IWatch Concept

Concept Apple iWatch
Concept Smart TV
Concept the thinnest watches in the world
Innovative Concrete Watch
Concept Wristwatch

No, they’re not, but electronics are starting to become quite stretchy. Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered that nanoparticles and elastic components can be combined to make conductors that stretch.

This means bendable displays, batteries, medical implants that move with the body instead of pressing up against it, and much more. This could actually lead to the creation of paper thin displays and multimedia magazines and newspapers you can hold in your hands!

Of course, we’re still a long ways from that.

elastic electronics

Melanoma, for those who may not know, is a form of skin cancer that is often discovered via cancers moles and skin legions that look like nothing out of the ordinary to the untrained eye. More than nine thousand Americans die each year to skin cancer; many because they didn’t know they had skin cancer until it was too late.

MelaFind is a device created by Mela Sciences to help dermatologists decide whether a mole is cancerous or not. Cancerous moles, if caught in time, can be biopsied before the patient ever actually develops skin cancer.

Sounds like a life saving device right? Well there’s a bit more to it.

melafind

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