Google Sound Notification – to help user detect critical sounds-around you

Google has rolled out a new feature called Sound Notifications in the Live Transcribe app. It will make their phones flash, vibrate, and provide push notifications in case it detects a fire alarm, door knocking, beeps of household appliances and more such sound. Important household sounds become more accessible https://youtu.be/kLjFzY4TrEQ Appliances beeping. Water running. Dogs barking. These are all sounds that are meant to grab your attention when something important is happening....
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Microsoft underwater datacenter

The underwater datacenter concept splashed onto the scene at Microsoft in 2014 during ThinkWeek, an event that gathers employees to share out-of-the-box ideas. The concept was considered a potential way to provide lightning-quick cloud services to coastal populations and save energy. More than half the world’s population lives within 120 miles of the coast. By putting datacenters underwater near coastal cities, data would have a short distance to travel, leading to fast and smooth web surfin...
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Saudi Arabia’s new futuristic mega-city 33 times the size of New York City

Saudi Arabia's new futuristic mega-city 33 times the size of New York City, a $500 billion city-state. Neom is a planned cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia. It is planned to incorporate smart city technologies and also function as a tourist destination. Neom is a planned as a futuristic city with state of the art modern technology buildings, flying taxis, robot ... Saudi Arabia wants the country to become a technological and innovation hub. NEOM wi...
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ORCAM – Voice-activated device, communicating visual information, audibly.

Wearable technology for people who are blind or visually impaired. Voice-activated device that provides increased independence by communicating visual information, audibly. With OrCam MyEye, you can read text, recognize faces, identify products & more https://youtu.be/bbEEmc0xtvw OrCam MyEyeFor People Who Are Visually Impaired OrCam MyEye is a revolutionary voice activated device that attaches to virtually any glasses. It can instantly read to you text from a book, smar...
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SAFR – AI-powered real-time facial recognition

SAFR for Security is the premier facial recognition solution for live video that’s both highly accurate and tuned for rapid performance. With 99.87 percent accuracy, SAFR for Security can instantly detect and match millions of faces in real time, even under challenging conditions where faces are in motion, at different angles, under poor lighting conditions, or partially obscured – reducing the number of false alarms and simplifying a security professional’s ability to secure an area with confi...
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‘Three Square Market’ Microchip – ‘RFID’

Three Square Market (32M) became the first company in the United States to offer implanted microchips to its employees.  Their August 1 chip party, where over 50 employees were microchipped, some on live television, sparked worldwide debate and coverage. Their story generated over 1.5 billion hits on their websites in a few weeks and brought visits from major media outlets, Katie Couric, the Today Show and more.  32M promised then to introduce technology that ...
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XIAOMI – TRANSPARENT TV

Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition is the world’s first mass-produced transparent TV. With an edge-to-edge transparent self-luminous display transmitting images that seem to be suspended in the air, this TV ushers in a new way to consume visual content previously only seen in science fiction films. Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition is priced at RMB 49,999, and official sales start at 10:00 on the morning of August 16.World’s first mass-produced transparent TVMi TV LUX Transparent Edition offers a perfec...
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Airborne Wireless Network is in the process of creating a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight.

Airborne Wireless Network Airborne Wireless Network is in the process of creating a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight. Each aircraft participating in the network will act as an airborne repeater or router sending and receiving broadband signals from one aircraft to the next creating a digital superhighway in the sky. ABWN intends is to be a high-speed broadband internet pipeline to improve coverage connectivity where lacking. ABWN does not...
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‘KYON’ is a pet collar with embedded GPS technology and it has LED display that makes communication with your pet even easier.

KYON is the first pet collar with embedded GPS technology and the only one with LED display that makes communication with your pet even easier. What if you could know exactly what your little one is thinking about? KYON Sense makes this possible today with unique algorithms that can interpret your pets needs. KYON will immediately alert you if your pet is missing. Not only it will help you to track its location, but it will also display helpful contact information right on the collar, whe...
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‘IRISBOND’ is building solutions to allow controlling robots and systems using your eyes

  IRISBOND emerges from a close collaboration with the VICOMTECH Foundation, a member of the IK4 Research Alliance. Leading one of its applied research lines in artificial vision, VICOMTECH-IK4 develops a system based on the Eye Tracking principle, permitting accurate computer control by eye movement. Its direct application in the world of disability, and more specifically for people with reduced mobility, is the starting point for a course that purports to explore new developments in fa...
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Magnetic Glass Whiteboard for Offices and Hospitals

"Foreverwhite" Glass Whiteboard ® featuring patent pending magnetic glass technology. This is the glass dry-erase board of the future, with new technology and advanced design. The "Foreverwhite" Glass Whiteboard ® will complement any office or board room! Glass whiteboards will last a lifetime and they never wear out and will always excel in performance and style. Writing is smooth and erasing is quick and effortless. No chalk tray needed; magnetic pen and eraser organizer set simply “clic...
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CES Asia 2017 in China from June 13-15

CES Asia 2017 will be packed with the latest and most exciting innovations across the full spectrum of consumer technology. Now in its third year, CES Asia 2017 is expected to surpass previous years with a projected 450 exhibiting companies crossing a show floor of 40,000 gross square meters, covering five halls of exhibit space. Exhibitors from 22 countries, regions and territories will feature products in 19 categories including artificial intelligence (AI), vehicle technology and virtual real...
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DARPA aims to lay groundwork for the next era of world-changing electronics and microsystems

The Department of Defense’s proposed FY 2018 budget includes a $75 million allocation for DARPA in support of a new, public-private “electronics resurgence” initiative. The initiative seeks to undergird a new era of electronics in which advances in performance will be catalyzed not just by continued component miniaturization but also by radically new microsystem materials, designs, and architectures. The new funds will supplement the Agency’s FY 2018 R&D portfolio in electronics, photonics, ...
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‘TrulyNatural’ is the first embedded large vocabulary continuous speech recognizer system

TrulyNatural™ is the first embedded large vocabulary continuous speech recognizer system which can provide the same state-of-the-art performance as cloud based technologies, but on the device. Many applications don’t need, or don’t want to rely on, a cloud based connection to do high performance speech recognition. Connections can frequently fail or cause fatal delays, and recent concerns have been expressed about sending personal data to the clouds where it could be stolen or used for purposes ...
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World’s largest telescope under construction in Chile that will produce images 15 times sharper than Hubble with a light-collecting area bigger than all existing optical research telescopes combined

The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is an astronomical observatory and the world's largest optical/near-infrared extremely large telescope now under construction. Part of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), it is located on top of Cerro Armazones in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. The design comprises a reflecting telescope with a 39.3-metre-diameter (126 foot) segmented primary mirror and a 4.2-metre-diameter secondary mirror, and will be supported by adaptive optics, six laser guide...
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Microsemi AcuEdge™ Development Kit to build your own version of Amazon AVS creating a voice-activated system (Alexa voice service)

Microsemi AcuEdge™ Development Kit for Amazon AVS The success of personal assistants that you interact with via the spoken word, such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google Home, has made voice control a hot-ticket item in system design. Getting started in this technology, though, has required significant audio and signal processing expertise to address issues in background noise and the speaker’s location. A new development kit from Microsemi, in partnership with Amazon’s Alexa voice serv...
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Ninety7 Vaux is the first battery-powered speaker designed specifically to house the Amazon Echo Dot.

VAUX is the first battery-powered speaker designed specifically to house the Amazon Echo Dot. Its cordless portability, enhanced audio quality and beautiful modern aesthetic let’s you enjoy VAUX anywhere in your home environment. https://youtu.be/FbRz3EKl5Iw VAUX delivers high quality audio and looks good doing it. We've wrapped premium speakers in beautiful acoustic fabric, making VAUX fit seamlessly into your space while filling it with great sound. Elevate the Dot. Same Dot. Better ever...
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Qualcomm Demonstrated ‘On-the-Fly’ Electric Vehicle Charging

Qualcomm Incorporated through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., today demonstrated dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC), which allows vehicles to charge while driving. Based on the Qualcomm Halo™ wireless electric vehicle charging technology (WEVC), Qualcomm Technologies designed and built a wireless DEVC system capable of charging an electric vehicle (EV) dynamically at up to 20 kilowatts at highway speeds. Qualcomm Technologies also demonstrated simultaneous charging, in which t...
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Michigan State University has developed flexible device that not only can generate energy from human motion, it can also act as a loudspeaker and microphone.

A paper-thin, flexible device created at Michigan State University not only can generate energy from human motion, it can act as a loudspeaker and microphone as well, nanotechnology researchers report today in Nature Communications. The audio breakthrough could eventually lead to such consumer products as a foldable loudspeaker, a voice-activated security patch for computers and even a talking newspaper. “Every technology starts with a breakthrough and this is a breakthrough for this p...
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Google is making Google Photos smarter and a lot easier by powering it with AI.

Suggested Sharing will prompt you to share photos based on the people in them. Photos will have a new Sharing tab, and will send notifications prompting users to share photos. In addition, Google Photos is getting shared libraries, meaning photos from two different phones can be automatically saved to a common photo pool. Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. With a shared library, you can share photos of specific things or people with another person....
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Seoul National University has developed cloth RRAM (Resistive Random-Access Memory) technology and it will not require any electricity and can be worn as normal cloth

Seoul National University has developed cloth that is woven with RRAM (Resistive Random-Access Memory) technology and it will not require any electricity and can be worn as normal cloth Professor Hwang Cheol Seong of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and his research team recently invented a type of cloth that is woven with RRAM (Resistive Random-Access Memory) technology. The new memory cloth does not use any electricity and will be able to be worn like normal clothing. The...
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‘Amazon Echo Show’ is Alexa that is able to show as well as tell. Voice controlled ‘Echo Show’ has a tablet-style screen from which users can make video or audio calls, control smart home devices.

Amazon Echo Show is a WiFi-enabled home device with a seven-inch screen that is the newest addition to its Alexa-powered Echo range of home hubs that plays media and responds to voice commands Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. All hands-free—just ask. https://youtu.be/WQqxCeHhmeU   &...
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‘Google’s I/O conference’ Innovation – YouTube VR will enable shared 360 viewing parties with voice chat

Google I/O (simply I/O) is an annual developer conference held by Google in San Francisco, California. I/O showcases technical in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open sources such as Android, Chrome and Chrome OS, APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more. One of the Innovation showcased: 'YouTube VR' which will enable shared 360 viewing parties with voice chat Engaging in virtual reality is typically a solitary experience. Y...
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DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO) is looking for concepts for designing, developing, and testing advanced technology platforms that provide U.S. forces with overwhelming tactical and strategic advantage on – Virtual Proposers Day on Wednesday and Thursday, May 3-4, 2017

DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO) focuses on conceiving, designing, developing, and testing advanced technology platforms that provide U.S. forces with overwhelming tactical and strategic advantage, including vehicles, weapons, and other full-scale, potentially field-deployable systems. Whether designed to operate on the ground, at sea, in the air, in space or across domains, TTO platforms and supporting technologies have a common origin: as innovative ideas generated by program managers ...
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DARPA’s Microsystems Technology is conducting competition for individuals and teams to demonstrates that they have devised the best collaborative framework yet for making sure the spectrum will be able to accommodate the ever-growing demand to use it

Over the next three years, DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office will hold a series of competitive events as the Agency’s next grand challenge—the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2)—unfolds. SC2 is the first-of-its-kind collaborative machine-learning competition to overcome scarcity in the radio frequency spectrum. Today, access to the spectrum is managed by dividing it into rigid, exclusively licensed bands. This human-driven process does not adapt to the dynamics of supply and demand, ...
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DARPA explores approaches to store and process vast amounts of data using encoded molecules

As the complexity and volume of global digital data grows, so too does the need for more capable and compact means of processing and storing data. To address this challenge, DARPA has announced its Molecular Informatics program, which seeks a new paradigm for data storage, retrieval, and processing. Instead of relying on the binary digital logic of computers based on the Von Neumann architecture, Molecular Informatics aims to investigate and exploit the wide range of structural characteristics a...
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is instituting new Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M) program that seeks to develop the foundations for systems that might someday “learn” in much the way biological organisms do

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military. DARPA was created in February 1958 as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Its purpose was to formulate and execute research and development projects to expand the frontiers of technology and science, with the aim to reach beyond immediate military requirements. DARPA...
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Eindhoven University of Technology have developed wireless network based on harmless infrared rays that is 100 times faster and it never overloads

Eindhoven University of Technology have developed a wireless network based on harmless infrared rays. Slow wi-fi is a source of irritation that nearly everyone experiences. Wireless devices in the home consume ever more data, and it’s only growing, and congesting the wi-fi network. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with a surprising solution: a wireless network based on harmless infrared rays. The capacity is not only huge (more than 40Gbit/s per ray) but also the...
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Researchers from Empa in St. Gallen, Switzerland have developed optic fibers for sensors that are ideal for textiles

Researchers from Empa in St. Gallen have succeeded in producing optic fibers for sensors that are ideal for textiles. This would enable hospitals to monitor whether a patient is developing pressure sores, for instance. The special optic fiber can be manufactured directly into textiles as thread to make the emitters and detectors for a heart-rate sensor. Thanks to a melting technique, the team headed by Luciano Boesel from the materials research institution Empa produced what are know...
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Google’s project Jacquard will be weaving technology into fabric, transforming everyday objects, like clothes, into interactive surfaces.

Project Jacquard makes it possible to weave touch and gesture interactivity into any textile using standard, industrial looms. Everyday objects such as clothes and furniture can be transformed into interactive surfaces. This is possible thanks to new conductive yarns, created in collaboration with our industrial partners. Jacquard yarn structures combine thin, metallic alloys with natural and synthetic yarns like cotton, polyester, or silk, making the yarn strong enough to be woven on any ind...
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