Apple HomePod

Apple launched its new HomePod speaker at its annual Developers Conference. The 7-inch-tall HomePod speaker is a direct competitor to Amazon's Echo smart speaker and the Google Home. Apple's speaker has six microphones at the top, a 4-inch upward-facing woofer, and seven tweeters in its bottom. It's powered by the Apple A8 processor, which provides echo cancellation and automatic EQ. It also helps detect the size and shape of the room it's in to adjust the audio and create a spatial sound. L...
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MIT Media Lab and Berklee’s Institute have started Open Music Initiative (OMI) to dramatically simplify the way music creators and rights owners are identified and compensated using blockchain-inspired open and interoperable digital rights management platform.

Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) announced today a groundbreaking initiative called the Open Music Initiative (OMI) to dramatically simplify the way music creators and rights owners are identified and compensated—a thorny issue that has challenged the music industry and stifled creator incomes and industry revenues since the dawn of the digital era. The effort will combine BerkleeICE’s expertise in the music industry with the MIT Media Lab’s expertise in decentraliz...
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‘Location-based tools’ provide real-time insights to connect with consumer.

As mobile devices have become an integral part of our lives, it presents an opportunity for marketers to tap on to location-based marketing. Location-based tool is one that uses and streamlines all these types of data streams to then connects with the consumer in real-time. Internet of Things (IoT) has been a game changer; changing the way we live, work and entertain ourselves. It is impacting all types of businesses, above all their ability to connect and control their environments. With all...
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Mocoro Robot Cleaning Ball robotic duster

Mocoro Robot Cleaning Ball  robotic duster with a mind of its own; roaming freely around your home picking up dust and filth, changing direction whenever it hits an obstacle so it doesn't get stuck in tight corners or insist on trying to go upstairs. Just sit back and let it do it's thing – it's got so much personality you'll expect it to hop up on your lap and start purring. To stop this playful ball from wasting battery there's an internal timer that pauses it after 15 minutes until disturb...
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Samsung SmartThings Water Leak Sensor

Prevent a little water from becoming a disaster with the Samsung SmartThings Water Leak Sensor. By using the water leak sensor with the free Samsung SmartThings app for your mobile device, you can receive immediate alerts if there is unwanted moisture or water in your home, helping you prevent leaks from turning into floods. Use the Samsung SmartThings Water Leak Sensor with other products in the Samsung SmartThings family to customize your smart home for more intelligent living. Monitors Mo...
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MIT ‘Holosuite’ Project – An Exploration into Interactive Holographic Telepresence

Holosuite is an optimized, multi-threaded implementation of end-to-end 3D telepresence operating on two remote PCs via internet. It can render visual output to holographic displays, as well as advanced 3D displays with motion parallax reprojection. There is a temptation to label Holosuite as “3D Skype” or “3D Videoconferencing”, but this fails to distinguish what is important about Holosuite, as it neglects the collaborative and interactive aspects of Holosuite. The Holosuite software proj...
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Shapie new 3D selfie

3D scanning manufacturer, Artec, has created a 3D body scanning booth where 12 seconds of scanning results in a “Shapie” figurine. The Artec Shapify Booth is 3D body scanning and selfie making automated machine. Use it to sell hundreds of high quality personal figurines every month. Scan your customer in 12 seconds. 5 minutes later a detailed 3D model is created automatically. These beautiful and lifelike ceramic figurines are printed using 3D printers. They look hand-painted, but are prin...
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Next wave of disruptive technology companies

Accept Payments. Globally Accept Credit Cards, PayPal, and Debit Cards https://www.2checkout.com/   GPShopper plays an important support role for its retail customers, setting up in-store beacons that wake up the cell phones of distracted and harried shoppers when they are in close proximity to special deals they would be interested in. This is just one example of the broad range of marketing management tools available from GPShopper, which all operate in the background to target ...
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New Modification Method Could Bring Lifesaving Medications to Market

A safe and efficient technique using cellulose to get drugs to safely reach their target to save lives was created. Xiangtao Meng, a fourth-year graduate student in the College of Natural Resources and Environment has developed a new technique that can get drugs to market, and to patients, that would otherwise fail. Taking medications orally is typically much more practical for patients than methods like intravenous injections, but the bioavailability of a drug the amount that actually rea...
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3-D Printing Breaks the Glass Barrier

Researchers have cracked the challenge of printing glass through a nozzle. A team of MIT researchers have opened up a new frontier in 3-D printing which is the ability to print optically transparent glass objects. They demonstrated the first-ever machine that can print molten glass through a nozzle and make transparent glass objects layer by layer according to digital instructions. The 3-D printer G3DP produces optically transparent glass with the push of a button and contains a "kiln cart...
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Sugar Preserves Vaccines without Refrigeration

A sugar–glass cartridge can store vaccines without refrigeration. Scientists at Nova Bio-Pharma Technologies and the University of Oxford have developed a new way of preserving vaccines without refrigeration by sealing the vaccine's live viruses inside glass made of sugar. Currently, vaccines need to be stored in a fridge or freezer which means there is a need for electricity supply and refrigeration trucks for distribution as exposure to inappropriate temperatures can reduce the vaccine p...
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A 3-D Printer that can Sculpt Using Anything From Silicone to Nutella

Edible materials can make experimenting with 3-D printing more fun for kids. The latest technology from Ontario-based Structur3D Printing lets printers work with a wide variety of gel materials to produce everything from silicone-based orthotic shoe inserts to custom cake toppers printed from icing sugar. The technology of 3D printing machinery that carves or sculpts 3D objects from a block of material using a computer generated design has been around for years. Although fast and accurate,...
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Bluetooth Low Energy(BLE) -wireless personal area network for in-shop marketing

iBeacon is the name for Apple’s technology standard, which allows Mobile Apps (running on both iOS and Android devices) to listen for signals from beacons in the physical world and react accordingly. In essence, iBeacon technology allows Mobile Apps to understand their position on a micro-local scale, and deliver hyper-contextual content to users based on location. The underlying communication technology is Bluetooth Low Energy. What is Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)? Bluetooth Low Energy is a...
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