Google And Mattel Revive The View-Master

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Description: The View-Master is back with a digital twist thanks to a partnership with Google. Source: Tech Crunch Date: February 13, 2015 Mattel’s venerable View-Master, the stereoscopic photo viewer so familiar to kids, is now using Google Cardboard Virtual Reality technology to bring life to those old 3D images. The View-Master of yesteryear was a beautiful… Read more »

Will Google and Uber Invade Each Other’s Turf?

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Description: Google’s partnerships seem to be all over the map lately…we will have to wait and see what the future holds for Google launches. Source: ECommerce Times Date: February 6, 2015 Google is working on its own ride-hailing service to compete with Uber, according to a Bloomberg report. Meanwhile, Uber has announced a strategic partnership with Carnegie Mellon… Read more »

Little Wrist Device Helps the Blind ‘See’ the World Like a Bat

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Description: A new device for the visually impaired is currently in the works and hopes to be another tool that may ease their way of life. Source: Globe and Mail Date: February 4, 2015 Some Wake Forest University students are using bats as a model to help the blind navigate their world. Just like the… Read more »

Microsoft Just Handed Us Our Holographic Future

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Description: Microsoft has created Holo Studio, which lets users create their own holograms, print them out on 3D printers, and share them with others within minutes. Source: Tech News World Date: January 21, 2015 Microsoft on Wednesday announced Windows Holographic, a feature in Windows 10 that will let users create their own holograms and print them out on 3D… Read more »

One Hundred Little Robots do Mesmerizing, Choreographed Dance

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Description: A future with robot assistants may be a reality that is closer than you think – however, these “Robi” robots are said will be used as a communication device. Source: Globe and Mail Date: January 21, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. Would you pay $1,200 for the parts to build one of these “Robi” robots?… Read more »

Polaroid’s Cube camera takes on GoPro

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Description: Polaroid is back and introducing their version of the GoPro cam. Source: CNN Money Date: December 6, 2014 Polaroid’s retro resurgence is getting a modern makeover. It’s launching the Cube, which is a 35mm video camera that aims to appeal to a broad demographic. Watch the Video Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think Polaroid will… Read more »

Pinterest Popular in Canada, Men Slowly Warming up to Platform

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Description: Statistics show that men are finally coming around to Pinterest. Source: Tech Vibes Date: December 4, 2014   Pinterest continues to perform well in the Canadian market and men here are warming up to the historically female-oriented social network.The online scrapbooking platform says Canada is its second-biggest market behind only the US. The company also… Read more »

High-Tech Hair Dryers Aside, Beauty Industry Still Waits for Its ‘Nest’

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Description: Improved technology has let the beauty industry take steps forward lately, but it still lacks a clear link to the “smart” features that have disrupted other fields. Has Panasonic found the answer? Source: Mashable Date: August 14, 2014 When Panasonic debuted its high-tech hair dryer at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January… Read more »

Microsoft Gets in The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

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Description: Watch the new ad below as Microsoft attempts to take a stab at Apple. Source: TechCrunch Date: November 17, 2014 Microsoft is up to its old tricks again, and just in time for the holidays. The latest ad out of Redmond pits its Surface Pro 3 against the MacBook Air, and with all the… Read more »

Hendo Hoverboards – World’s first REAL hoverboard

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Description: Hendo is introducing the world’s first REAL hoverboard and hover developer kit. They are putting hover technology in your hands. Source: Kickstarter Date: November 21, 2014  So where does the HENDO hoverboard stand today? Well, about 1 inch off the ground. As you can see from the video above, the prototype is real and it works! But to see… Read more »