The Battle of Paint Brushes: When the Robots Painted!

The Steel Battles for Art, this can be appropriately said when 26 robots from different universities gathered together for the first ever Robot Art contest. Andrew Cornu is a nineteenth century art collector the founder of this competition. The out of the world idea of merging bots and art came from his boundless love for art and technology. He says it is indeed inspirational to see all that technology in action. This being the first ever competition and seeing such ...

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Technology Addiction – Who is Doing This to Us?

There was a time when light was a symbol of enlightenment and self-realization but that has quickly changed. Now when we talk about light in darkness, it is usually the light of your smartphone lighting up for a new notification. You’d get up weary eyed to the sound of that ding and check what just came up in your virtual social world that has quite ironically made you unsocial. And now that you have checked that notification, you decide to ...

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The Transformation of Thought into Movement Helps a Paralyzed Man Use his Limbs Again

Ian Burkhart had almost given up hope when in 2010 he dived into a wave in shallow water and lost the use of his hands with only some movement in the arm. But two years ago, when scientists in Ohio helped him control his hands right wrist and hand with his thoughts, Burkhart could hope for a better future once again.

Burkhart was equipped with a system which helped him use his hands and control their movement through his thoughts. It ...

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HTC VIVE – Immerse in the Virtual World

Since its launch in 2015, Vive is just not a plain headset but a complete VR system. Apart from its black goggles, the Vive also includes a set of wireless motion controllers in the shape of cup holders set on sticks, and there are two towers like lighthouses placed in such a manner that they stand in the opposite corners of the room. These towers shoot fields of laser lights for the purpose of motion tracking. The famous gaming company ...

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Studies Reveal: a Robots Touch Can Arouse Humans

According to Californian researchers an intimate touch of a humanoid robot can yield physiological reactions in human beings.

The study reveals there is a lot more to humanoids: a touch is enough to stimulate human response.

In their research they challenged six male and four female  volunteers with an Aldebaran Robotics Nao robot around two feet with eyes, ears, legs, arms, torso and the ability to speak and chat with the volunteer’s inviting them to touch or point its body parts. ...

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Holoportation – A Mind-Blowing Communication Technique Developed by Microsoft

Every now and then we are awed by the ways in which technology can beautify our lives. Every time I see something cool I say to myself this is the best that could happen with technology until something even better and a lot more cooler replaces it. Very recently, we have been noticing a lot of innovative stuff cropping up from creative brains around the world. From robots that can take a walk with you to the illusive AI technology, ...

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Windows Hello – the Next Gen of Security for Computers

Windows Hello, a fool-proof biometric utility which puts security at a whole new level, has proved once again that Microsoft’s labs has some interestingly innovative brains. The feature was introduced with Windows 10, but it has been slow to roll out because it is supported by only those devices that are equipped with Intel’s Real Sense 3D Camera. While we may not have ventured into a time where all devices can use it, for the ones that do have Windows ...

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The Oculus Rift Experience – Here’s What Your PC Needs

At this time, it looks like more people are talking about the Oculus Rift than those talking about Leonardo DiCaprio making it to the list of Oscar winners. The reason is the impeccable PC specs required for running this Virtual Reality (VR) gear. So if you have been looking up the internet for the requirements of your PC to run the Oculus Rift, the answer may not be as pleasing as the specs themselves. You need a very powerful gaming ...

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Liam Robot – An Apple Inc. Robot that Works to Accomplish Company’s Go-Green Objectives

In one of the Cupertino warehouses, a massive robot works relentlessly to address a mounting problem for the consumer electronics industry – Handling electronic waste effectively. Liam is a robot owned by Apple Inc. and it has been under creation for almost three years. Apple ensured that the robot remained a secret until now when Apple finally decided to pull the sheets off Liam in their spring product launch event.

While we have been focusing really hard on bringing robots ...

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Recent Studies Show That Social Media and Depression Go Hand in Hand

Depression is a problem that is rooted more deeply in our generation than ever before. We continuously hope to evade from such problems but we end up in a web that is difficult to break. And when I say web there is some reference to the World Wide Web in it too, because a recent research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows that the use of social media may be directly linked to depression.

The research aims ...

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