Tag Archives: Innovations

This AI-powered Handheld Device Can Tell If A Luxury Bag Is Real Or Fake

Even if you have the deepest pockets one could possibly imagine, there are times when you will want to acquire used/pre-owned luxury bags simply because the models in question are out of season or no longer in stock due to, you know, limited editions and such. In such instances, there is always a question that lingers in your mind: is the bag you are picking up from a stranger authentic? Well, wonder no more, my friends, because now there is Entrupy. I know the name does not sound like much, but believe me, this app-enabled, handy little gadget can potentially save you the embarrassment of carrying a counterfeit bag in your next high-society party. Continue reading This AI-powered Handheld Device Can Tell If A Luxury Bag Is Real Or Fake

This Cyborg Dragonfly Is The Microbot From Deception Point In Real Life

In Dan Brown’s Deception Point (Pocket Books, ISBN-13 978-1416524809), the author wrote about a breakthrough in biomimicry; a dragonfly-like microbot no longer than a centimeter that is primarily used for reconnaissance (or more unglamorously, spying) and recharges by nearby magnetic field. It is not hard to imagine how farfetched it sounded back in 2001, but given the technology we possessed today, farfetched it is not. In fact, it looks like Dan Brown’s words have come true. Eerily and freakishly, there’s a working microbot today that is not only a realization of Dan Brown’s fictional microbot, but it pretty much pushes the boundary biomimicry. Continue reading This Cyborg Dragonfly Is The Microbot From Deception Point In Real Life

Samsung Plans To Release Galaxy Note Device With Bendable Display In 2018

The rivalry between Apple and Samsung could be more ferocious than some might have imagined. Case in point: just before the official announcement of Apple’s anniversary iPhone, the iPhone X and the next-generation iPhone, the iPhone 8, Samsung made an official statement in South Korea of its intention to continue pursuing foldable display smartphones. Until now, foldable display device is to smartphone like flying cars to personal transportation. There are talks about it and even concept made, but never realized. That being said, the concept of foldable phone, particularly one that has a foldable display, is not the newest news. Continue reading Samsung Plans To Release Galaxy Note Device With Bendable Display In 2018

New Nissan LEAF Unveiled, Wants You To Drive With Just One Pedal

Well, this is it. Nissan has taken the wrap off the new 2018 Nissan LEAF, the follow up to the grandaddy of modern day mass produced electric car which was first introduced to the world seven years ago and it is pretty damn awesome in both looks and specs. Also, it has one crazy idea up its sleeve: it wants you to drive with just one pedal. Yeah. You know how automatic transmission car helped eliminate one pedal? Well, the new LEAF did not actually eliminate yet another, but it does pretty much relegate the brake pedal to cold storage because Nissan’s new innovative e-Pedal kind of does it all in respect to acceleration and braking. Continue reading New Nissan LEAF Unveiled, Wants You To Drive With Just One Pedal

Ingo Maurer’s Inflatable Light Is Just About As Unique As A Light Can Gets

What is inflatable, produces light and can be used at home or camping? Ok, I will save you the hassle of guessing. It is called Blow Me Up. No. No. Don’t get it wrong. There’s nothing NSFW about Blow Me Up. It is actually a light and an inflatable one. Wait, what? Inflatable light? Yes. Inflatable light. Now, the concept of inflatable light isn’t all that new. There is at least one we knew (and it is awesome, btw), but the Blow Me Up by German industrial designer Ingo Maurer is little more playful in a way. It is a 6-foot long LED-powered lamp but it comes packed, rolled inside a can in its deflated state. Upon unboxing, user will have to inflate manually by hand to get it to its intended, hence the name Blow Me Up. Although, technically, it doesn’t actually inflate using your mouth. Continue reading Ingo Maurer’s Inflatable Light Is Just About As Unique As A Light Can Gets

Lyric Speaker Displays Song’s Lyrics Expressively On Its 22” Clear Display

If you often find yourself pausing a song before it begins for the purpose of searching the lyrics online so you could sing along or learn the words, well then, a Japanese audio company has good news for you. COTODAMA has invented a new kind of audio speaker that not only immerse you with engineered audio but also visually with lyrics, displayed right on the speaker’s 22-inch clear Transmissive Liquid Crystal Display. Aptly called Lyric Speaker, the display covers the entire front of the speaker that present listeners with lyrics of the song as it is being played. Continue reading Lyric Speaker Displays Song’s Lyrics Expressively On Its 22” Clear Display

This Super Compact Device Will Make Tap Water Safe For Drinking

I don’t know about everyone else, but as far as drinking water goes, it has to be boiled. Period. However, not everyone fancy spending a few cents each time to use heat to kill potential bacteria and that is why there is aftermarket water filter. More often than not, these water filters, which are designed to attach to the faucet, are chunky devices and they certainly be brought along when you hit the road. This is where DrinkPure Home Water Filtration Attachment comes in. Continue reading This Super Compact Device Will Make Tap Water Safe For Drinking

Festo’s BionicOpter Mimics Dragonfly Flight, Makes You Question Reality

Mankind was once fascinated by the idea of flight. Now that we have achieved it (flight), some companies are still striving to find ways to replicate flight by nature’s creatures. Festo, a German industrial control and automation company, is one such company. We have seen many fascinating examples, including the likes of BionicKangaroo, super life-like seagull and more recently, creepily eery octopus tentacle, coming out of the company’s Neckar research lab. Continue reading Festo’s BionicOpter Mimics Dragonfly Flight, Makes You Question Reality

IBM Revealed Prototype Tape Storage That Stores A Mind-bending 330 TB!

Now, this news may not excite everyday people who never had to deal with hundreds of terabytes on daily basis. If you do on personal level, then perhaps you have relook at your illegal stash of digital movies. Nah. Just kidding. Do what pleases you (but no quote me, ever). Anyways, scientists over at IBM Research has revealed that they have developed a prototype sputtered magnetic tape which is capable of packing as much as 330 terabytes of uncompressed data. Continue reading IBM Revealed Prototype Tape Storage That Stores A Mind-bending 330 TB!

Hyperloop One Vehicle Levitates In Full-scale Test, Made Major Milestone

Hyperloop One has made another major milestone since the first propulsion open-air test. The Hyperloop One test vehicle, or more correctly, a sled, hurled down the near-vacuum test track and levitated by the virtue of magnetic levitation for a good 3 seconds before coming to a halt on its own. The first full scale system test was conducted in private, witnessed by 200 hundred engineers and staff on May 12, 2017. During the test, the team tested the entire system ranging from the motor to the levitation technology to the vacuum pumping system, for the very first time. Continue reading Hyperloop One Vehicle Levitates In Full-scale Test, Made Major Milestone