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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Makey Makey is an invention kit for school kids that makes anything into a ‘key’. (real objects that turn into touchpads)

Makey Makey is an invention kit developed by Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum, Makey Makey turns every object into a touchpad key. The real magic starts when it's used with real objects that turn into touchpads to operate machines which usually may have traditionally required a computer and an access to internet. Makey Makey started out as a project that was initiated by two students at MIT Media Lab under the advisorship of Mitch Resnick and is an academic and artistic project. Now it's both a ...
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Tapdo is a smart button that lets you control technology with single-touch, personalized biometric interactions.

Tapdo button is a shortcut to control all your favorite apps and devices more comfortably by just tapping a button. A Fingerprint Sensor helps to assign dozens of functions to one button simultaneously. New wearable fingerprint scanner called Tapdo now allows users to map different parts of their hands to a variety of shortcuts for different smart devices. The tapdo button is connected to your smartphone via bluetooth. In your tapdo app you can choose compatible apps and assign singl...
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Snoo smart crib is an electronic bassinet that gently rocks from side to side and emits sound to help ease a baby to sleep.

Snoo is an electronic bassinet that gently rocks from side to side and emits sound to help ease a baby to sleep. Smart Crib From Designer Yves Behar Automatically Rocks Your Crying Baby to Sleep. Rocking crib that imitates the rhythms of the womb by responding to a baby’s level of crying and fussiness and adjusting the intensity of motion and white noise accordingly. The SNOO also includes a sleep sack that swaddles the baby and keeps it on its back all night. In fact, the crib will not op...
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Kymera Magic Wand is a universal remote control that can be taught to control a number of different electrical appliances.

Kymera Magic Wand is a universal remote control that can be taught to control a number of different electrical appliances. Kymera Magic Wand Remote, acts as a buttonless remote control for your TV, Hifi and DVD player. The Kymera Magic Wand Remote Control gives you the opportunity to perform magic in your own home! Imagine walking into the room with your children and their Muggle friends watching TV, whipping out a magic wand from under your jacket and changing the channel in a flash. http...
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‘Nucleus’ is a internet-connected ‘anywhere Intercom’ that is also amazon’s alexa enabled

'Nucleus' is an internet-connected intercom that supports voice and video and the founder Jonathan Frankel's vision is to change the way we live and communicate in digital world and make it easier. Nucleus aims to reinvent the home intercom. It's also designed to be an all-in-one, voice-activated control panel for the connected home. At a glance, the Nucleus is a device that looks very much like a tablet. It measures 9 by 7 inches and it is 0.9 inches thick. It weighs about 2.1 pounds. But...
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Nextgeneration near field audio speakers that Amplifies your device’s sound using magnetic induction and does not need any wires or Bluetooth

Near-field magnetic induction (NFMI) communication systems differ from other wireless communications in that most conventional wireless RF systems use an antenna to generate and transmit a propagated electromagnetic wave. The Boost speaker uses patent pending NearFA™ technology. Simply place a mobile device such as an iPhone™ on top of the Boost speaker and the sound from the internal speaker is magically amplified. Unlike Bluetooth® or WiFi the Boost requires no setup, no installation, and n...
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Basslet a wearable subwoofer for your body so that you can literally feel the music

The Basslet is a wearable subwoofer for your body. Using a whole new technology for sound, it delivers the beats and basslines of your music directly to you – so you can literally feel the music. The result is a powerful sound experience that headphones alone cannot provide. https://youtu.be/gWJDUPsBhKI Werteloberfell have created the ‘basslet’, an innovative wearable accessory that provides an immersive music experience through the use of a haptic technology for sound. it recreates the ba...
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Amazon’s ‘Echo’ Virtual Assistant Has Many New ‘Skills’ to Voice Control All Walks Of Your Daily Life

Amazon's 'Echo' is a hands-free Virtual Assistant with speaker that you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports... Amazon Echo (known in-development as Doppler or Project D and shortened and referred to as Echo) is a smart speaker developed by Amazon.com. The device consists of a 9.25-inch (23.5 cm) tall cylinder speaker with a seven-piece microphone array. The device connects to the voice-controlled intelligent person...
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‘Omate Rise’ Smart Watch With Amazon Alexa

Omate Rise is a very unique type of smartwatch that can play Android apps, you can install any of the hundred thousand Android apps from the Google Play Store but not all of them will work properly as they are firstly aimed to to work on Android smartphones and tablets. The Omate Rise is part of a new generation of smartwatches called Smartwatch 3.0 as it can be used as both a Bluetooth companion or as a standalone device via WiFi or 3G. https://youtu.be/Tbr5e43ZtA0 You can use your Ris...
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‘ZYLIA’ world’s first portable recording studio with recording sound-source separation technology

ZYILA is Poland based company which has developed  world’s first spherical microphone which records and separates each instrument and vocals into a separate track. ZYLIA is an innovative and patented recording sound-source separation technology, a complete Portable Recording Studio for multi-track in one integrated solution. It isolates every instrument playing around it and records the results via dedicated software and cloud processing. Music band recording is a difficult task which requ...
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Kyocera Japan has developed worlds smallest optical blood-flow sensors that will help measures the volume of blood flow in subcutaneous tissue

Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) announced that it has developed one of the smallest known optical blood-flow sensors, which measures the volume of blood flow in subcutaneous tissue. With the sensor, Kyocera is researching a variety of mobile health (mHealth) applications such as monitoring stress levels or preventing dehydration, heatstroke and altitude sickness by studying trends or changes in blood-flow volume as alerts for these conditions and developing algorithms for detecti...
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‘JamKazam’ is an online Live music global virtual platform for musicians to come together and play, broadcast and share.

Using JamKazam, you can now play music with other musicians from your homes across the Internet as if you were sitting in the same room. You can record your performances at the track level, share your recordings, and even broadcast your live sessions to family, friends, and fans. Basically, JamKazam takes the music you play that is captured into your computer – either by a device you already use for recording or by your computer’s built-in mic and headphones – and then uses an ultra-low laten...
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‘Bluesound’ smart wireless multi-room speakers for studio-quality streaming

Bluesound is the ultimate choice in hi-res multi-room streaming players. Made by audiophiles for audiophiles, Bluesound’s award-winning line of wireless speakers and digital music players is the first to fully support high-resolution audio. Listen to your favorite tracks, in every room of your home, as close to life-like performance as possible. The Bluesound ecosystem uses your home wireless network to stream music and communicate with other BluOS-enabled players on your network. The ecosyst...
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Amazon’s Echo Dot

Amazon's Echo Dot is a 360 degree speaker that uses far-field voice recognition powered by the Amazon Alexa voice service/assistant. Design wise it looks like a hockey puck with two buttons on top and a rotating volume ring. If you've ever seen or own the original Echo, then it's basically the first inch and a half taken off the top of the Pringle can-like Bluetooth speaker. Echo Dot has everything the Echo has including long range, far-field voice capabilities, a microphone off button, an...
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Max Planck Institute and the University of Stuttgart have found a way of generating acoustic hologram . Sound can now be structured in three dimensions.

Sound can now be structured in three dimensions. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the University of Stuttgart have found a way of generating acoustic holograms, which could improve ultrasound diagnostics and material testing. The holograms can also be used to move and manipulate particles. Shaped with ultrasound: Max Planck researchers from Stuttgart transmit ultrasonic waves through a bath of water © Kai Melde / MPI for Intelligent Systems Pee...
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‘Cyrano’ is a “scent speaker” that allows you to “play” whatever scent you’d like.

Cyrano is an air freshener that wants to give your videos smell-o-vision. The device holds three capsules at a time, each containing four scents, like lilac, guava, peppermint, vanilla, and more, You use its app, oNotes, to “play” the scents and can watch specially made videos.   Cyrano is a "scent speaker" that allows you to "play" whatever scent you'd like. Developed by Vapor Communications. Cyrano is a small cylindrical device that is connected to an app named oNotes, where ...
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The MUZO Cobblestone is a Wi-Fi audio receiver that is able to play high fidelity, lossless music in your home through your powered speakers.

MUZO Cobblestone is a Wi-Fi Audio Receiver that makes your speakers wireless. Now you can control music play to your speakers without having to connect your audio cable to your speakers. Cobblestone is easy to set-up. Just connect your Cobblestone to your speaker, amplifier or receiver, and configure your Cobblestone to your home Wi-Fi network with our MUZO Player app and start streaming your favorite music. It’s as easy as that. AirPlay multi-room is supported for Cobblestones and not ye...
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‘FINIS’ Duo Underwater MP3 player

FINIS Duo Underwater MP3 player - This device uses revolutionary, patented Bone Conduction audio to transmit high-fidelity audio through the cheekbones directly into the inner ear. With a sleek, two-piece design , this waterproof MP3 player uses integrated control buttons and goggle brackets to make swimming to music easier than ever before. Newly engineered with a stronger magnetic connection, the USB magnetic dock prevents complications with device recognition and charging.   Ne...
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‘Skreens’ lets you connect multiple HDMI devices to one screen and play them all togther

Skreens lets every device stream at once. Your gaming console. Your cable box. Your blu-ray, Roku, PC and anything else you're switching between — now all Watch multiple sporting events at one time; Switch games between large and small skreens; Mix in internet content like team stats, fantasy stats, or team bios. The Skreens app puts all of your HDMI signals on one display Skreens turns your TV into a media hub with multiple simultaneous feeds Skreens is a two or four-port hub ...
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Soundbrenner Pulse Wearable Metronome

Metronome is any device that produces regular, metrical ticks (beats, clicks) — settable in beats per minute. These ticks represent a fixed, regular aural pulse; some metronomes also include synchronized visual motion (e.g. pendulum-swing). The metronome dates from the early 9th century, Abbas ibn Firnas (810-887 AD), was patented by Johann Maelzel in 1815 as a tool for musicians, under the title "Instrument/Machine for the Improvement of all Musical Performance, called Metronome".[1] The met...
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Hearing challanged can now experience music

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design graduate Liron Gino has designed a set of jewellery-like devices that allow people that have challenge hearing to experience music through vibration. The Vibeat collection is an alternative to headphones that features a necklace, bracelet and pin with circular modules attached to them. What is music like when you can't hear it? It's a question that sounds like a philosophical debate on par with trees falling in the woods and single hands clapping, but thi...
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iPhone DJ Mixer

iPhone DJ Mixeris a small carry-around-anywhere gadget that lets you mix up and transform music from two sources. The mixer can be used with iPhones, iPods and mp3 players. Once you hook two of your sources, you can select the music you want and combine them to make them sound even better than before. Similarly, djay transforms your iPhone into a full–featured DJ system. Seamlessly integrated with both your music library and Spotify, djay gives you direct access to all your favorite songs and...
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iPhone based projector

The Pico Genie A100 is the world's first accessory case for iPhone 4 /4s/iPod Touch 4 with a built in pico projector, extended battery and external speakers. Super slim Pico Genie A100 iPhone Projector is clever oojimaflip is  a powerful projector, speaker and back-up battery in one. With a spectacular 60” viewing area it’s the ultimate way to view your snaps. Not to mention browsing the net, reading documents, playing games and watching videos. The A100 will boost the sound so the whole r...
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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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Next Generation Of Earphones

enso Track: These wearable biometric earphones are an all-in-one gadget that senses, tracks and manages fitness, activity, health, music and more. Dash is a wireless smart earphone that combines 3 essential features in 1 product. Listen to music without any other device, or stream crystal clear audio from your phone. Use the Optical Touch on the Dash to control it. No buttons, just taps and swipes. Realtime Activity Feedback The Activity Tracker can g...
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Microsoft’s new earphone will also be a sensing and controlling device

Microsoft research team is working to redesign the earphone that can be a sensing and controlling device by integrating ... activities, heart rate, location etc. People are increasingly conscious of their everyday health and wellness conditions, and actively seek to improve them. In this project, we build software and hardware solutions that utilize and/or augment mobile phones to continuously monitor users' wellness without changing their existing lifestyle. Microsoft team is building syste...
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‘NEEO’ Thinking Remote is a Universal Remote and Smart Homecontroller

  The NEEO Thinking Remote is more than a Universal remote.  Sure, it controls your Audio/Video gear in a way that few universal remote have before, but it also has smart home support for Z-Wave, ZigBee, Thread, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.  It's a solid, great looking remote that combines a few, key tactile buttons with a touchscreen.  The remote comes with a solid charging cradle and communicates with the NEEO Brain that serves as a Smart Home controller (no additional smart home hub needed) ...
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Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 is a single device that can be played as a guitar, piano, drum pad, synthesizer…

The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 is a single device that can be played as a guitar, piano, drum pad, synthesizer, and many other instruments. The gadget not only handles the functions of multiple instruments, but it adapts to the musician's skill level as talents progress. The Instrument 1 also serves as an input device for a truckload of music-making apps on iOS. If you're looking to make a custom instrument for specific results, the Aritphon app will allow you to do just that, in addition to se...
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Control Live Sound – Active listening system offers a simple way to enhance, augment, and silence the world around you in real-time

Doppler Labs, which was founded in 2013 with the mission to create wearable tech that makes computing more immersive and human. In the near-term company is focused on building “hearables,” wearable technology for the ears that optimize the way you hear the world. With two wireless buds and a smartphone app, adjust the volume, EQ, and effects of the world around you. Use Here Active Listening to personalize every live experience-from an acoustic set to a three-day fest. Doppler Labs' new...
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