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Technology at Play

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Skully Motorcycle Helmet Has Heads-Up Display and Rearview Camera - IEEE Spectrum - http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-ta...
Skully Motorcycle Helmet Has Heads-Up Display and Rearview Camera - IEEE Spectrum
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"Riders who wear the new, digitally enhanced, Skully AR-1 helmet—which the company is calling "the world's smartest motorcycle helmet"—may never have to break this cardinal rule ever again. The design pushes all the information a rider needs onto a heads-up display right in the visor." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
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Meet Ray, the self-driving forklift that is parking cars at a German airport - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...
Meet Ray, the self-driving forklift that is parking cars at a German airport - The Washington Post
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"Travelers at Dusseldorf Airport in Germany don’t even have to park their cars anymore. Last week the airport begin a using self-driving robot that resembles a forklift to deliver some cars to and from an appropriate parking space." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
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"The idea behind CV dazzle is simple. Facial recognition algorithms look for certain patterns when they analyze images: patterns of light and dark in the cheekbones, or the way color is distributed on the nose bridge—a baseline amount of symmetry. These hallmarks all betray the uniqueness of a human visage. If you obstruct them, the algorithm can’t separate a face from any other swath of pixels." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
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"Baby rocked to sleep by CD rom tray on computer." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
I just learned more about the "eject" command. Also, awwwwwwwwww. - Julian
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Move Over Facial Recognition, New Algorithm Identifies Your Actions in Videos | Singularity Hub - http://singularityhub.com/2014...
Move Over Facial Recognition, New Algorithm Identifies Your Actions in Videos | Singularity Hub
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"Researchers at MIT and U.C. Irvine have developed a new algorithm that can detect actions in video much more effectively than past efforts. It does by applying the lessons of natural language grammar computer scientists have parsed for computers." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
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"Two years after being proposed US electrical engineer, Scott Brusaw’s system of solar powered roads is in the second prototype stage, which could lead to wide spread use. Scott’s idea is to cover highways and other roadways with photo-voltaic panels that would collect energy and feed it into a decentralized power grid. If successful, these panels could generate enough energy to power the entire country. Scott is currently raising funds via an IndieGoGo campaign to begin production." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
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California approves test of self-driving cars on public roads | Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/cars-2...
California approves test of self-driving cars on public roads | Ars Technica
"On Tuesday, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) officially approved rules to allow the testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads. The rules will take effect September 16, 2014." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
ravinaik
Fwd: What are dreams trying to tell us?It has been suggested that dreams are osme kind of mixture made up from originally unconnected information from different areas of the brain. Read More http://ask-astrologer.blogspot.com/2013... (via http://friendfeed.com/the-lif...)
Man of Many
Adidas miCoach Smart Run Watch - http://manof.me/OYwA4u
Adidas miCoach Smart Run Watch - http://manof.me/OYwA4u
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ATOM The Future Now. To know more visit us on : http://www.get-atom.com/press/
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Fine Grain - Coburns Timber iPad Stand - http://manof.me/N0wsiU
Fine Grain - Coburns Timber iPad Stand - http://manof.me/N0wsiU
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Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet - http://manof.me/1do6dgS
Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet - http://manof.me/1do6dgS
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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Smart Bike Computer - http://manof.me/1gMCZXR
Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Smart Bike Computer - http://manof.me/1gMCZXR
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Lomography Experimental Lens Kit - http://manof.me/1cqKyRA
Lomography Experimental Lens Kit - http://manof.me/1cqKyRA
Man of Many
Moga Ace Power Controller - http://manof.me/1mjiC8g
Moga Ace Power Controller - http://manof.me/1mjiC8g
imabonehead
▶ Project Morpheus Free Flight 07 - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
▶ Project Morpheus Free Flight 07 - YouTube
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"The multi-center Morpheus Team successfully completed Free Flight7 (FF7) at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) on Monday, February 10, 2014. FF7, the 5th free flight of the Bravo vehicle, flew to 467 feet (142m), altitude and then traversed 637 feet (194m) in 30 seconds before landing in the hazard field. Initial data indicated a nominal flight meeting all test objectives. The vehicle flew its pre-planned trajectory flawlessly, reaching a max ascent velocity of 13 m/s, and landing with no appreciable deviation from its intended target 74 seconds after launch. The Morpheus Team again demonstrated engineering and operational excellence, relying upon training, discipline and experience to ensure today's success." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
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Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4 Lens - http://manof.me/1euT4OP
Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4 Lens - http://manof.me/1euT4OP
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Foxconn Working With Google on Robotics - Digits - WSJ - http://blogs.wsj.com/digits...
"Foxconn has long been associated as the partner for Apple, assembling the majority of the U.S. company’s iPhones and iPads. But few people know the Taiwanese contract manufacturer, also known as Hon Hai Precision industry, has been quietly working with Google. People familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal that Foxconn has been working with former Android executive Andy Rubin since last year to carry out the U.S. company’s vision for robotics. To speed up robot deployment at its own factories, Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou met with Rubin in Taipei recently and they discussed new robotic technologies, they said." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
"Analysts said the partnership makes sense as Foxconn, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronics devices, can provide Google the best testing ground for its new robotics technology. They said Google is expected to build a new robotic operating system for manufacturers, just like the Android operating system for mobile computing devices. A successful robotics operating system would further strengthen Google’s position in the technology industry." - imabonehead
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Why Google Bought Nest: A Theory - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic - http://www.theatlantic.com/technol...
Why Google Bought Nest: A Theory - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic
"Google is acquiring Nest, makers of a smart thermostat, for a reported $3.2 billion. Perhaps it seems obvious why Google would want to buy the company, founded by former Apple executive Tony Faddell. The comments on Twitter were immediate, for sure. For example, investor Howard Lindzon wrote, "[Google] wants all your home data." But I think it's easier to slot in this purchase with Google's recent push into robotics, led by the former head of Android, Andy Rubin. Nest always thought of itself as a robotics company; the robot is just hidden inside this sleek Appleish case. Look at who the company brought in as its VP of technology: Yoky Matsuoka, a roboticist and artificial intelligence expert from the University of Washington." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
CarlC
Hover bikes and laser lights: The sci-fi future of cycling - CNN.com - http://www.cnn.com/2014...
Hover bikes and laser lights: The sci-fi future of cycling - CNN.com
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Imagine a bicycle that was more than a means to get you to work in the morning, but a personal assistant to boot. It could shield you from oncoming traffic, look up weather conditions in advance, anticipate the road ahead and make adjustments to your journey. Imagine it could also double as smog filter, fit compactly on your bookshelf, and even fly. Okay, so your bicycle won't be able to do all those things at once, but hey, any one of those features makes for a pretty cool ride. Want to know what the future will bring? Read on to see how tomorrow's bicycles might look. As a mode of transportation, bikes are about as environmentally friendly as it gets. The Bangkok based Lightfog Creative and Design Company, however, has upped cycling's already soaring ecological ante with its concept for an air-purifying bike. It has a carbon monoxide and dust filter mounted at the front and the theory is that with the help of a lithium-ion battery, the aluminum frame would use electricity to... more... - CarlC from Bookmarklet
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IKKU - Black & Blue Collection - http://manof.me/1cPzqzG
IKKU - Black & Blue Collection - http://manof.me/1cPzqzG
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Wellograph - Activity Tracker - http://manof.me/1eEkUdC
Wellograph - Activity Tracker - http://manof.me/1eEkUdC
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iNPOFi Wireless Charging Range - http://manof.me/19P88vq
iNPOFi Wireless Charging Range - http://manof.me/19P88vq
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