HoloFlex is the world’s first holographic smartphone. Developed at the Human Media Lab at Queen’s University, the HoloFlex is something different. First, it’s flexible. Secondly, it’s able to render 3D images without head tracking of glasses.
SkinTrack solves a problem that smartwatches created. Smartwatches have small screens and are difficult to navigate around. They are useful and have the potential to be an excellent digital device. Figuring out how to improve smartwatch functionality while keeping them unobtrusive has been a challenge.
A new patent registered by Google and inventor Andrew Jason Conrad for a future Google intra-ocular device has been released to the public. According to Google, this is “an electronic lens that can be controlled to control the overall optical power of the device”. This could essentially be kind of like a computer inserted into the eye.
Imagine being able to use your phone to print in 3D. That’s what the OLO 3D printer, found on Kickstarter, enables you to do. The process is simple on Android, iOS or Windows phones. Get the OLO, install the app on a smartphone with a flat screen and you’re ready to print.
The OLO 3D printer is usable for beginners or experts. It requires no specialist knowledge to create 3D prints. Cloud software is used to store your designs. Users are able to upload their designs, keep them private or share them with others. If you’re especially proud of your design, you can charge other users a small fee for its use.
You probably use short URLs in your every day life: on Twitter, in emails, maybe on your blog. They are both convenient and, we once thought, secure. But researchers have managed to crack the miniature web addresses, and it turns out they may have never been the safe bet we assumed.
Following the release of Pepper, the robot from tech company SoftBank, Hitachi Emiew3 is this week the newest robot arrival. Emiew3 is the latest competitor, and they claim it will be smaller, faster and more agile than its counterpart.
The rush towards robotic relevance is really heating up. Before an industry that was slow to make genuine progress, it seems like all at once we are making leaps and bounds with the tech. Pepper was proof of that incredible jump forward, and now Emiew3 is hoping to even further impress.
Apple’s recent event showed the company going smaller on the outside. The new iPhone SE and iPad Pro have fallen in size, a change from the previous releases of bigger devices. For some people, bigger devices are great, for others they’re not worth the hassle. Having the big device and then learning it doesn’t fit into your pocket or takes up too much room in your bag makes the extra size not so convenient. That’s what mobile devices are for, convenience and mobility.