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

We are a step closer to distanceless sex™.

WiTrack, 3D motion tracking

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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:

Da Vinci would be proud

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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.

Moto X leaked video

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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

Google Glass next steps

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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?