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entertainment4D Sound Headphones – The Next Generation of Audio?

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Like many other areas of technology, sound quality has improved with developments in audio and music production techniques. From the scratchy noises emitted by a gramophone, through to the advent of cassette tapes and then CDs, we can now enjoy …

batteriesFuture soldiers with metamaterial invisibility and power suits

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The US soldier will be getting more advanced technology and more electrical power for those systems over the next 20 years. Over the next five years the electrical power will double to about 25 watts and then 50 watts in …

demographicsAsian Americans have 39% more income are about $1 trillion in spending power

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Asian-American population will reach 25.7 million by 2019. Asian-Americans will outnumber U.S. Hispanics by 2055 according to U.S. Census Bureau projections. There are about 22.3 million Asian Americans not including multi-racial. Population levels are increasing by 500,000-700,000 each year from …

gadgets$100 ultrasound machines the size of bandaids will be wearable and might be options for future smartwatches

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Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than a Band-Aid—is portable, wearable and can …

darpaLiquid Piston gets more DARPA funding for 30KW engine 30 times smaller than todays engines

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DARPA has awarded LiquidPiston an additional $2.5 million to continue development of its 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype, bringing DARPA’s total funding of the engine technology to $6 million. When development of the fully packaged engine is complete, the …

3dLucid AI and software removing barriers to a world with mainstream 3D experiences and VR shopping

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Lucid is scaling its core 3D software technology into more mobile and smart devices featuring dual or multi-cameras. Lucid’s proprietary real-time 3D Fusion technology, which mimics how the brain processes and learns from what humans see with two eyes, will …

artificial intelligenceBetter AI and processors will deliver breakthrough mainstream drones

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Teal is already selling its dumbed down but ultra-fast Sport version (at a suggested retail of $799). And in 2018, the company says its Teal 2 will hit the market powered by Nvidia’s Jetson GPU and Neurala’s artificial brain. The …

facebookFacebook and Oculus try to mainstream Virtual Reality with sub-$200 VR headset

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Oculus Go is a new standalone VR (Virtual Reality) headset with pricing starting at $199. Oculus Go is the easiest way to jump into VR. With a 538ppi 2560 x 1440 WQHD, fast-switch LCD display, we’re able to offer the …

gadgetsNew method for bonding soft materials will enable more complex wearable smart devices

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Combining multiple soft materials into a complex machine requires many new innovations. Current methods to combine soft materials are limited, relying on glues or surface treatments that can restrict the manufacturing process. For example, it doesn’t make much sense to …

energyBreakthrough will make haptic touch technologies ten times more energy efficient

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Touch screens and touch feedback systems and other Haptic technologies are power-hungry. To create the virtual sensation of touch, motion generators called piezoelectric actuators are required, and those tiny components drain batteries fast. For the haptic revolution to become a …