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FPlife Lockbook Is The World’s First Notebook With Fingerprint Sensor

Do you recall those notebooks with an integrated latch that locks with a miniature padlock? Yeah, that was how we used to secure the contents of the notebook. The FPlife Lockbook with Fingerprint Diary is a modern, high-tech spin of that notebook of bygone era. And yes, it does have a biometric fingerprint sensor, so only you can unlock the book. Good thing because, not everyone is comfortable with inking down their thoughts and ideas digitally and when they do so with traditional writing instrument, it gets the security modern digital devices have to offer. Continue reading FPlife Lockbook Is The World’s First Notebook With Fingerprint Sensor

ASUS’ Project Precog Is A Laptop With 2 Screens And No Physical Keyboard

Every laptop that came out these days are just another laptop. Even Apple, arguably the forerunner of innovations, remain pretty much stagnant. The last “innovations” the Cupertino tech giant did was the not very rave Touchbar. However, things are set to change with ASUS Project Precog, a concept dual screen laptop that has no physical keyboard. Continue reading ASUS’ Project Precog Is A Laptop With 2 Screens And No Physical Keyboard

Self-Driving 1965 Ford Mustang Was Cool Until It Drove Into A Wall

If you haven’t heard, Roborace wasn’t alone in autonomous drive at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. A 1965 Ford Mustang did too with unexpected result, or should I say, unsurprising result. It was cool to see a classic driving itself and we have Siemens and Cranfield University to thank. The two organizations came together to outfit a 1965 Ford Mustang with a “full suit of sensors and control algorithms,” so it could make its way up the hill without human intervention. Continue reading Self-Driving 1965 Ford Mustang Was Cool Until It Drove Into A Wall

Learning-based Artificial Intelligence Makes Stunning Low-light Imaging

At this year’s IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), a group of researchers from UIUC and Intel Labs showed off how learning-based artificial intelligence can help imaging in low light. It is almost surreal to see how an otherwise darkened photo can be made bright as day. It was that crazy. Here, have look at the result: Continue reading Learning-based Artificial Intelligence Makes Stunning Low-light Imaging

Mars Color CT Scan Shows The True Color Of Human’s Inner Beauty

X-Ray and Computer Tomography scan, or CT scan, are brilliant technologies that let doctors dig inside what’s inside of you without putting you under the knife. The medical community has been relying it for years and while useful, medical professionals have been putting up with the incoherent-to-layman black and white images. Well, that is set to change with New Zealand-based tech company Mars Bioimaging’s new medical imaging scanner called Spectral CT. Continue reading Mars Color CT Scan Shows The True Color Of Human’s Inner Beauty

NVIDIA’s New Tech Slows Down Video Without Serious Loss Of Quality

What you see here is a video demonstration of Super SloMo: High Quality Estimation of Multiple Intermediate Frames for Video Interpolation. In layman terms, it means squeezing high-quality slow-motion videos from 30-frame-per-second videos – something which is not possible until today. If you have watched enough documentaries where often there are videos slowed down from normal speed video, the quality is often less than desirable. Continue reading NVIDIA’s New Tech Slows Down Video Without Serious Loss Of Quality

Citroën Wants This Weird Looking Glasses To Get Rid Of Motion Sickness

Motion sickness is a nagging problem that plagues some people. The only reprieve is over-the-counter or prescription pills (for severe cases), but French automaker Citroën is determine to relieve motion sickness sufferers the agony. Thanks to a weird-looking eyewear called, wait for it… Seetroën (clever, very clever Citroën!), you can say goodbye to motion sickness and to pills. Motion sickness is when the brain got confused about what the eyes see and what the inner ears sense. This is more apparent if you are looking down at say, a magazine or smartphone. Continue reading Citroën Wants This Weird Looking Glasses To Get Rid Of Motion Sickness

Meet Driven, An Innovative Chain-less 21-Speed Bicycle Drivetrain

Billed as the world’s most efficient drivetrain, Driven is an entirely new form of bicycle drivetrain. Created by Danish bearing maker CeramicSpeed in collaboration with University of Colorado’s Mechanical Engineering Department, this groundbreaking 21-speed driveline, called Driven, uses ceramic plates in place of the traditional greasy sprocket and chains, and derailleurs, to achieve transmission and gear change. How we describe it may not be as impressive. So we suggest you catch the video of the prototype and marvel at this new invention. Continue reading Meet Driven, An Innovative Chain-less 21-Speed Bicycle Drivetrain

Leaning Will Make This Wheelchair Steers, Much Like Skateboard Does

Until now, wheelchair users have been putting up with the pain of turning. When a user need to turn, he or she has to put more strength to the side of wheel which he or she want it to turn. Sometime even stopping to do so, but with Reto Togni’s invention called Reagiro, it features a first-of-its-kind fully mechanical, patented steering system that lets the user to control turning by simply leaning to the sides, much like how skateboards are maneuvered. Continue reading Leaning Will Make This Wheelchair Steers, Much Like Skateboard Does

Mobile Airbag Smartphone Case Will Safe Your Phone From Drops Without The Bulk

Smartphone cases. They are good in protecting our devices, but they are and will never be a pretty sight. Sure, there are super thin cases, but being that thin, they are only good for preventing scratches and not much for serious drops. Getting a bulkier case is the trade off for more protection against disastrous drops. However, if Aalen University’s engineering student Philip Frenzel has his way, you will soon be able to slip on a smartphone case that is not overly thick, but still provide your device with shock protection offered by clunkier counterparts. Continue reading Mobile Airbag Smartphone Case Will Safe Your Phone From Drops Without The Bulk