Is it a bird?

Posted by bordalix Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:37:00 GMT

Is it a plane? No, is Alexandru Duru, a Montrealer, flying 250 meters in a hoverboard, thus breaking the Guiness World Record for farthest flight in a hoverboard by fivefold. Could this be the future of personal traveling? Watch the video:

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Project Jacquard

Posted by bordalix Fri, 29 May 2015 19:05:00 GMT

For the first time in many years, I posting twice in the same day. Another project announced at the Google I/O, this time concerning fabrics, touch sensitive fabrics. The guys from ATAP are surely kicking ass:

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Welcome Soli

Posted by bordalix Fri, 29 May 2015 18:50:00 GMT

Google just announced his Project Soli. In a nutshell, is a radar so small it can be integrated in a smart watch, works through materials, and is able to detect micro movements. It's like the Leap Motion, but in nano scale. The potencial here is huge. See the video:

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Windows Holographic

Posted by bordalix Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:33:00 GMT

Holy shit! During the morning I found an article about patents from Magic Leap, and spent the rest of the day drooling. But 20 minutes ago, I got totally flabbergasted:

I so want to give you my money.

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Tangible media

Posted by bordalix Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:01:00 GMT

Uau, double uau. The guys from MIT did it again:

We are a step closer to distanceless sex™.

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WiTrack, 3D motion tracking

Posted by bordalix Mon, 06 Jan 2014 07:35:00 GMT

WiTrack is a device that tracks the 3D motion of a user from the radio signals reflected off her body. It works even if the person is occluded from the WiTrack device or in a different room.

WiTrack localizes the center of a human body to within 10 to 13 cm in the x and y dimensions (about the size of an adult hand), and 21 cm in the z dimension. It also provides coarse tracking of body parts, identifying the direction of a pointing hand with a median of 11.2 degrees.

Great for gaming, controlling household appliances and elderly monitoring & fall detection.

Watch the video and be amazed with the accuracy:

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Da Vinci would be proud

Posted by bordalix Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:36:00 GMT

In 1980, the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International established the AHS Sikorsky Prize, which would award the first human powered helicopter to meet the following requirements:

  • The flight must last 60 seconds or more;
  • The aircraft must reach at least 3 meters of altitude;
  • The center point of aircraft must stay inside a 10x10 meters square.

For 33 years a lot of people tried to win the prize, and on June 13th 2013 the award was finnaly won by AeroVelo, a team of students and professors from the University of Toronto.

Here is the video:

Congratulations guys, Da Vinci would be proud.

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Moto X leaked video

Posted by bordalix Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:40:00 GMT

A Roger's commercial about the Moto X leaked, and some of the features for the new Motorola (now a Google company) smartphone are presented:

For Apple fans, this is a nice way to know in advance what features will have the new iPhone ;p

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Google Glass next steps

Posted by bordalix Fri, 17 May 2013 10:41:00 GMT

It's just a video with some new apps and concepts for Google Glass, by Playground Inc. Have I told you already how excited I am with this?

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Space Oddity in the ISS

Posted by bordalix Fri, 17 May 2013 10:34:00 GMT

Watching this gave me the chills, with the music being one of my all time favorites and the fact that its recorded in the International Space Station. I just can't resist myself and had to post it:

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