Intelligence and monitoring

Silicon Republic - by Colm Gorey - 07/15/2015

A new concept proposal by internet of things (IoT) researchers in the US could bring the technology to the great outdoors, with the help of a series of low-power sensors and a data-gathering robot.

A group of researchers funded by the European Union have developed a new type of shape-changing display that enables users to pull and manipulate flatscreen displays using their fingers.

This system will turn your bedroom into a more sleep-friendly environment using light and sound programs. The Nox smart sleep light will help you fall asleep faster and the smart alarm feature will help you to wake up easier the next morning.

The Verge - by Chris Welch - 05/06/2015

Tesla is aiming to reveal the Model 3, its answer to BMW's 3-series, in March 2016. CEO Elon Musk announced the target date during today's call with Tesla investors. "We are hoping to show the Model 3 in March of next year," he said. Musk emphasized that the date is tentative and plans could change in the months ahead. But right now, that's the goal. Production of the Model 3, which will be able to drive 200 miles on a single charge, would start in mid or late 2017. "Late 2017 is probably more realistic," Musk added. It's been rumored that Tesla is targeting a price around $35,000.

Microsoft News Center - by Aimee Riordan - 05/28/2015

Seattle Symphony Music Director Ludovic Morlot used these gestures earlier this month to control a set of reed horns, chimes and a grand piano equipped with a Kinect for Windows and robotic devices during the performance of “Above, Below and In Between,” by Seattle-based kinetic sculptor Trimpin.

It was the world premiere and only performance of the 20-minute piece, which also included a soprano and nine human musicians — a collaboration two years in the making.

The audience was enchanted.

Gizmag - by Dave LeClair - 05/05/2015

Feeling safe is important. Whether it's just walking down the street or hiking up a mountain, knowing that one can get in touch with help if needed affords a great deal of security. That's the kind of nonviolent personal security the team at Revolar is aiming to bring to market with its discreet device that lets users reach out for help with the touch of a button.

CNET - by Michelle Starr - 08/03/2014

Like the name suggests, MorpHex is a hexapod robot -- tucked away inside a rolling ball that can change its shape by way of extending wedges to deal with tricky terrain -- as well as fully transform into a walking hexapod.

Digital Trends - by Andrew Hard - 05/04/2015

Most automakers are tailoring their adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist functions toward highway tranquility, but Porsche’s in-development InnoDrive technology looks to inject a little performance flavor into the mix.

According to a report by Car and Driver, the hotshots from Stuttgart are refining a system that will allow a Porsche vehicle to hold up to 0.7g of lateral acceleration with no throttle input from the driver.

übergizmo - by Tyler Lee - 05/11/2015

The bike road opened half a year ago and already generated over 3,000 kWh. This can provide a single-person household with electricity for a year, or power an electric scooter to drive of 2.5 times around the world.

CNBC - by Alexandra Gibbs - 05/06/2015

Meet SmartPlate: the latest gadget hoping to help the health-conscious. It also claims to be the "world's first Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled" plate that'll use object-recognition, along with weight sensors to identify and record what food you're about to chow down on.