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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

Apple Celebrates Chinese New Year With Free Beats Headphones

If you been wanting to buy an iPhone or Mac, January 6 couldn’t be the best to do so. Why? Because, on this day, Apple is celebrating Chinese New Year by giving away a pair of (PRODUCT)RED Beats Solo3 Wireless On-ear Headphones with purchase of select Mac or iPhone. There’s a catch here though; this giveaway will only be available in select countries and as you may have already guessed, the offer is extended to countries that celebrates this festive occasion, namely China, Hong Kong, Singapore, as well as Taiwan. Continue reading Apple Celebrates Chinese New Year With Free Beats Headphones

Narita Airport Has Toilet Paper To Rid Germs Off Your Smartphone

Lets have a show of hand of how many people uses their smartphone while using the toilet. Well, I guess most of us do. Wait, you don’t? Oh, come’on, don’t be shy. It’s ok to admit it cos’ you are definitely not alone. In any case, whether you do use or not, you may want to know that according to “Unexpected Places where Germs Grow During Winter” on “Weekly SPA!,” a smartphone display is said to pack five times more germs than that of a toilet seat which is a cringe-worthy revelation. But don’t throw your phone away in disgust yet cos’ one of Japan’s biggest telco, NTT Docomo, has pull a sleek marketing campaign by equipping 86 toilets at Narita Airport in Tokyo with, wait for this… smartphone toilet paper and it is exactly what it sounds like. Continue reading Narita Airport Has Toilet Paper To Rid Germs Off Your Smartphone

Sorry To Disappoint Folks, China’s Straddling Bus Ain’t Going To Happen

Remember the ‘revolutionary’ Traffic Elevated Bus (TEB), AKA straddling bus that was supposed to realized in China? After being lambasted as a big fat scam by China’s various state media, it is now most certainly dead. Yes, dead, as in a complete fail. Of course it is. It really shouldn’t surprise anyone at all. The logistics and engineering works required to make this height limiting vehicle (to other traffic, that is) a reality are nothing less than gargantuan. Major changes had to be carried to the existing roads in order accommodate TEB to which the city is probably better off going with light rail transportation or monorail like so many cities in the world did. Continue reading Sorry To Disappoint Folks, China’s Straddling Bus Ain’t Going To Happen

Amber Uncovered In Myanmar Proves That Dinosaurs Indeed Had Feathers

The notion that some dinosaurs may be in fact feathered, or at least partially feathered, was a revelation in the world of palaeontology. So, sorry to disappoint, folks, Jurassic Park and more recently, Jurassic World, ain’t showing the real picture of what dinosaurs might have looked like. In other words, not all dinosaurs were leathery like they were portrayed in movies or current hordes of literatures and a piece of amber, uncovered by palaeontologist Lida Xing in Myanmar last year, is a further prove that dinosaurs (or at least some of them) indeed had feathers. Continue reading Amber Uncovered In Myanmar Proves That Dinosaurs Indeed Had Feathers

Amazon Prime Air Made First Customer Delivery In UK, Did It In Just 13 Mins

After much talk, Amazon Prime Air Delivery finally made its first customer delivery in UK on the December 7, 2017. During this monumental delivery, the autonomous drone, which looks entirely different from the one we saw earlier, embarked on a fully autonomous journey from a nearby fulfilment center to one Richard B. living in Cambridgeshire, England. The aircraft, which has a payload of up to 5 lbs (about 2.3 kilograms), flew at a height of up to 400 feet (122 meters) to make its way to the customer without any form of human intervention. Continue reading Amazon Prime Air Made First Customer Delivery In UK, Did It In Just 13 Mins

Spaceship Earth At Epcot Turned Into Death Star With Working Super Laser

In a nutshell, the soon-to-hit-theater Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is about how the Rebel sniffed out Death Star’s weakness that lead up to Luke and the gang destroying it in A New Hope and so, what could be a better way to promote the movie than recreating a Death Star right here on Planet Earth? Ok, technically, Death Star is a lot bigger than Earth could hold, but anyways, here it is, the Spaceship Earth at Epcot, transformed to look like the giant Death Star – complete with the much feared planet obliterating Super Laser – the main arsenal of the moon-size space station. Continue reading Spaceship Earth At Epcot Turned Into Death Star With Working Super Laser

Amazon Go Grocery Store Will Make Cashier & Check Out Things Of The Past

Remember the scene in Steven Spielberg’s 2002 sci-fi blockbuster, Minority Report, where John Anderton (played by Tom Cruise) went into a future Gap store and was identified (albeit as Yakamoto, the eyes he was transplanted with) and welcomed by a virtual shop assistant? Well, as it turns out, the future is pretty much as predicted by Hollywood and we have Amazon Go to thank. The online retail giant has announced that it will be opening a grocery store in Seattle, Washington, next year that let us have a peek into what physically grocery shopping of near future will be like. Continue reading Amazon Go Grocery Store Will Make Cashier & Check Out Things Of The Past

Apple Granted Patent For ‘Slim’ Eyewear-style Virtual Reality Headset

Apple, who seems to be always late in the game, somehow managed to sell technologies which others had a head start. Virtual reality is one example, though it will be a while before Apple’s iteration of VR headset will hit the streets since it has just granted a new patent for “Head-mounted Display Apparatus For Retaining A Portable Electronic Device With Display” by The United States Patent and Trademark Office. As with any patent, the paper, which you can find HERE, has an exhaustive list of details that goes into this future Apple VR headset which turns out to be more of an eyewear than a face-hugging headset like so many have done thus far. Continue reading Apple Granted Patent For ‘Slim’ Eyewear-style Virtual Reality Headset

Drone Shot Down By Angry Farmer, Camera Survived To Tell The Tale

Another day, another news of a drone being shot down and this time, a seemingly innocent flight to get a shot of a picturesque English countryside got abruptly terminated by an angry farmer who was obviously not very amused by this flying intruder. For some reason, the farmer seems to be armed at the point in time. Perhaps, he had already heard the family buzzing of the drone and as you can see from the video embedded below, the farmer, who was dressed in long sleeve and vest, can be seen half running towards to his ‘target’, quickly took aim (but not before he angrily threw his hat to the side to reinforce the notion that his outright pissed with the uninvited guest) and without hesitation, squeezed the trigger and took down the drone with one shot. Continue reading Drone Shot Down By Angry Farmer, Camera Survived To Tell The Tale