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Thanks To Genetic Modification, Arctic Apples Will Not Turn Brown

There are a bunch of inconveniences in life that we learnt to put up with and seeing in horror a cut or bitten apple turning brown is one of them, but that won’t be the case with Arctic Apples because the outfit has succeeded in genetically modifiying apple to put a stop to browning. Before you throw your hands up in disrepair about how a lovely fruit had turned into a processed fruit, you have to know two things: first, it is not processed fruit and second, it is completely harmless to human. You see, what enables the browning in apples is when a thing called polyphenolics oxidase, or PPO, found in one part of cell of an apple mixes with polyphenolics in another cell. Continue reading Thanks To Genetic Modification, Arctic Apples Will Not Turn Brown

Adobe Explores Possibility Of Image Editing Using Voice Commands

What is the future? Flying cars? Space travel? Hoverboard (a real one that hovers, that is)? Handsfree image editing, or how about a future of limitless income without having to work? Well, about the last one, it will only happen in the dream, or if you are a trust fund kid. As for the stuff like flying cars, space travel and hoverboard; brilliant minds are already working on them and that leaves us with handsfree image editing which is happening or at least being explored by creativity software maker Adobe. But why, you ask. Well, because it can, or at least, Adobe thinks there’s a place for such integration (with voice recognition technology). Continue reading Adobe Explores Possibility Of Image Editing Using Voice Commands

ZERA Turns Your Home’s Food Waste Into Ready-To-Use Fertilizer In 24 Hrs

You can’t call yourself a true tree-hugger if you are dumping 400 pounds of food waste year. I mean, on one hand, you are lobbying to keep the greens, but on the other, you are inevitably throwing food waste that ultimately ends up in a landfill. Now, that does not sound like a good thing, is it? And surely don’t make you a true green person. You can, however, reduce the food waste generated by you and your family by not eating, or you could turn those food waste into compose. But that leads to another set of problems. Home composting takes up large amount of space and it could take months, if not years to compost naturally. That’s not to mention the foul stench the process would create. This is an area which ZERA Food Recycler aims to address. Continue reading ZERA Turns Your Home’s Food Waste Into Ready-To-Use Fertilizer In 24 Hrs

Honda’s Riding Assist Technology Self-balances A Bike Without Gyroscope

Apart from the threat from other road users, motorcycle riders have another big concern: keeping the bike from falling over when coming to a rest or in slow traffic. That has been a problem that riders of past and present learned to deal with, but thankfully, it won’t be pass on to the future (or perhaps even near future) – thanks to Honda’s innovative Riding Assist. As of now, technology by the way of gyroscope is one option to keep a two-wheeler, or even single-wheel, vehicle upright without the rider performing circus act, but that, to Honda, is just way too cumbersome and could potentially alter the ride experience. So, instead, the Riding Assist leverages on the company’s robotics technology originally for Honda UNI-CUB self-balancing personal mobility device. Continue reading Honda’s Riding Assist Technology Self-balances A Bike Without Gyroscope

In Future, Toyota Wants You To Form A Relationship With Your Car

You know how some wives are resentful of their husbands’ devotion to cars? Well, it looks like it is going to get worst in future, well, that’s if Toyota has its way. The Japanese automaker’s CALTY Design Research in Newport Beach, California has unveiled a concept ride, known as Concept-i, that’s designed to be emotive. Bestowed with advanced artificial intelligence, this man’s future mistress will learn with the driver “to build a relationship that is meaningful and human.” See? I told you husband and wife relationship is going to get worst, didn’t I? Continue reading In Future, Toyota Wants You To Form A Relationship With Your Car

Tobii Eye Tracking Now Available On More Consumer Products

MSI’s laptop has it. Acer’s laptops, including the monstrous 21-inch curved screen laptop, also has it, and now, Tobii has revealed more consumer products that uses its eye-tracking technology. In all, a total of six consumer eye-tracking devices were revealed, including Alienware 17 Gaming Laptop, a few of Acer’s Predator gaming monitors, and Huawei’s Honor Magic smartphone. Now, we are not going to judge if eye-tracking is the future of computing or gaming, but we sure hope it is not another hyped-up technology that doesn’t last. However, we certainly hope it will be on all computing devices as a standard such as mouse, keyboard, and trackpad are. Continue reading Tobii Eye Tracking Now Available On More Consumer Products

Honda In-Vehicle Payment May Make Gas Station Stores Very Worried

As we are accustomed to the routine of paying for parking and fuel as we normally would, Honda, together with Visa, Gilbarco and IPS Group, has been working to make that experience a lot more easier. Not that the current way of doing things is any more difficult, but if it could more streamlined (read: more convenient), then why not? Developed by Honda Developer Studio (HDS), this fuel and parking proof-of-concept allows you, the driver, to pay for both parking and gas via a touchscreen monitor right inside the vehicle. Interestingly but also not surprisingly, smartphone integration is also on the menu, but more on that later. Continue reading Honda In-Vehicle Payment May Make Gas Station Stores Very Worried

Suborbital Passenger Jet Will Make London To New York In Two Hours

Back in the 1940s, Hitler’s Nazi had explored the possibility of sub-orbital flight to achieve tremendous range that would afford Germany to “bomb anywhere in the world.” Fast forward to 2017, or rather 2016, mankind is again exploring the possibility of cruising along the lower reaches of space, but this time, it is for a peaceful mission: air travel. Unlike the technology of the 40s, this space-going passenger jet of near future won’t look like an intercontinental ballistic missile; instead it will look more like a flying wing, like the iconic B-2 stealth bomber, with a bulge in the center where a “theater-like cabin,” complete with galleys and baggage area, can be found – well, at least that was what Juan Garcia Manislla’s concept supersonic jet, The Paradoxal, proposed. Continue reading Suborbital Passenger Jet Will Make London To New York In Two Hours

A Kilometer Long Solar Road Opens In France For A Two-year Trial

What you see here is the “world’s first photovoltaic road,” installed in a small village of Tourouvre-au-Perche in Normandy, France. Stretching a good kilometer (0.6 mile), this 2,800 square meter (30,139 square foot) electricity-generating solar road will be put through a two-year test to see if it is able to supply the electricity necessary to power the street lighting of Tourouvre-au-Perche. So, yeah, it is kind of in it test phase, though it is worthy to note that prior to this real-road test, similar panels was tested at four carparks in France. So, this would be the next phase of testing and a very costly one, costing a cool $5.2 million. Continue reading A Kilometer Long Solar Road Opens In France For A Two-year Trial

Startup Develops A Plaster-like Patch That Indicates Alcohol Consumption

According to CDC, nearly 10,000 people were killed in 2014 in alcohol-impaired driving crashes and despite of the many PSAs, strict policing, the numbers aren’t getting any lower today. The key to reducing or even eliminating fatalities due to drink driving is responsible drinking. However, responsible drinking requires one to be informed. Though one may argue that if a person is stupid drunk, he or she may not even be capable of discerning the fact that he/she is drunk, but that’s besides the point. The point is, if there’s a more effective and easy way to stay inform of a person alcohol level, then it could make a huge difference between life and death. Continue reading Startup Develops A Plaster-like Patch That Indicates Alcohol Consumption