Description: At the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha demoed Motobot — a humanoid, motorcycle-riding robot. Source: CNN Money Date: October 30, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. What do you think a machine like this will eventually be used for? 2. What do you think Yamaha’s motives were to create a robot such as this?
Posts Categorized: Hardware
Description: Drone-maker DJI is taking their 4K camera technology off the drone and onto a selfie-stick they call the Osmo. Source: CNN Money Date: October 16, 2015 CNN Business reporter, Samuel Burke takes a look at the new $650 selfie stick has an advantage over the GoPro with self-stabilization technologies. Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think this camera… Read more »
Description: Kodak enters the security camera space. Source: CNET Date: October 10, 2015 Kodak isn’t new to the world of live-streaming cameras, but its $150 Video Monitor CFH-V20, announced this week, boasts the most impressive specs in the brand’s expanding lineup. Read More Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think this is a space Kodak… Read more »
Description: Google is entering the virtual reality space. Source: TechCrunch Date: October 12, 2015 A lot of us chuckled when we saw Google Cardboard for the first time, but it’s actually quite genius. Google shared today that its virtual reality experience Google Cardboard is now available in 39 languages and over 100 countries for both Android… Read more »
Description: Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida states that PS5 will be considered only if developers want to create one. Source: Tech News Today Date: October 3, 2015 While it’s almost going to be two years since Sony launched its current-gen console known as PlayStation 4, the key executives of the company have already started speaking about the PlayStation 5. In… Read more »
Description:You can now watch Netflix shows like “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” on the Samsung Gear VR — an Oculus virtual reality headset. Source: CNN Money Date: September 24, 2015 Netflix became the first of several streaming media apps to launch on Oculus’ virtual reality app store Thursday. Its shows will still be in… Read more »
Description: Augmented Reality will be at the forefront of the next revolution in the way we connect with the world around us. Source: TechCrunch Date: Sept 26th, 2015 To date, Augmented Reality (AR) has been referred to as “the biggest technological advancement of our lifetime” by some, a mere “gimmick” by others or, worst yet,… Read more »
Description:”Since it was introduced, [the Roomba] has been increasingly packed with some cool technology,” said Susan Schreiner, senior analyst with C4 Trends. Source: TechNewsWorld Date: Sept 17, 2015 The device combines adaptive navigation with visual localization, cloud-connected app control and increased cleaning power. It is the most capable model to date, according to the company, which… Read more »
Description: Smartwatches may not fall under Ontario’s distracted driving laws, but the wearable devices can still get you in trouble on the road, according to police. Source: Global News Date: June 8, 2015 More and more people are investing in smartwatches, thanks to high profile releases like the Apple Watch; but consumer adoption of the devices is raising questions… Read more »
Description: Introducing the new Apple Pencil. Source: CNET Date: Sept 9, 2015 This new pressure-sensitive stylus is battery-powered and can create different strokes. Questions for discussion: 1. Would you purchase this Apple pencil for $99? 2. In which type of industries might this tool be useful?