The Leap Motion controller helps you interact with your computer without touching a keyboard or the screen.
Google Glass is not even out yet and a Seattle The Five Point Café bar has already put a ban on people wearing such devices. The owner of the bar says it’s for privacy, because people in bars usually don’t want to be taped without their knowledge. The message of the ban was posted on the Five Point Cafe Facebook page.
Google Glass is an augmented reality wearable computer with a head-mounted display that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project.
Google is coming up with the wearable glass. And now Google is showing off the taking show at SXSW Interactive headquarters. The shoe comes with an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and Bluetooth to capture data and generate comments to speak out-loud or post to your Google+ page.
Millionaire space tourist Dennis Tito has a vision to send couples to Mars on a high-risk, budget-class, 501-day journey. He is part of the Inspiration Mars Mission project for America. And the planned launch is on Jan. 5, 2018.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has confirmed that Apple has patented the smart watch filed in August 2011 and now officially published. The description from the patent indicates that the iWatch is a flexible touch-screen device that can display information. The device can be worn in any location. An interesting feature is the operating time of a built in battery can be augmented by the addition of an auxiliary power supply such as a solar panel array to the accessory.
Apple has trademarked the design of its retail stores with the US Patent and Trademark office. The trademark covers the design and layout of the retail store such as the glass panel fronts and the recessed lighting
Apple wanted to stop other stores from it’s store concept.
Description from the trademark office:
“…a primarily glass storefront, rectangular recessed lighting traversing the length of the store’s ceiling, Cantilevered shelving and recessed display spaces along the front side walls, rectangular tables arranged in a line in the middle of the store parallel to the walls and extending from the storefront to the back of the store, multi-tiered shelving along the rear walls, and an oblong table with stools located at the back of the store below video screens in the back wall.”
It is official as Disney has now announced that JJ Abrams the man behind Star Trek, Fringe, Lost and Super 8 will direct the next Star Wards Episode VII for 2015.
Here’s the full press release:
After a bevy of emails and phone calls, the formalities have been wrapped up, and at long last everyone can exhale and properly share the word with an excited Internet. Yes, J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams will be directing and Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay.
You probably have seen this in movies before but this is a real bank robbery in Berlin where a 100 foot long tunnel is dug for the deed.
The robbers dug into a safe deposit room of a Berliner Volksbank Berlin bank and looted €10 million worth of goods. Afterwards, they set fire as they left to cover up their tracks. The tunnel originated in a nearby underground parking garage and the robbers took weeks if not months to dig through.
NASA has completed testing on and approved a prototype new spacesuit called Z-1. The design of the suit looks similar to Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.
The suit features increased mobility and a large suit entrance port. The suit port allow the astronaut to easily step into the suit, negating the need for an airlock by possibly attaching the suit to the side of the station. And the Z-1 also include increased radiation protection, allowing longer spacewalks than are currently feasible.
NASA has released very detail night images of Earth. The images is a composite of cloud-free photos captured with the help of a sensor on the NASA-NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite that launched last October. The NPP orbits the Earth 14 times each day at an altitude of about 500 miles.