Posts tagged prototype
'PaperTab' Flexible Tablet Prototype Aims To Replace Paper

Flexible displays are commonplace when it comes to conceptual technology; but Plastic Logic, Queen's University and Intel Labs have stepped closer to making this a reality with the PaperTab

Using flexible e-paper technology with touch sensitivity, these 10.7-inch plastic displays are strongly interconnected via the desk they are placed on.  Each display shows a different app (naturally), representing a 'digital' stack of papers.

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Wearable Sensor System Creates Digital Maps In Real-Time

Building on previous research lending robots the ability to map their environments simply by manoeuvring itself around a building autonomously, MIT researchers have now built a portable, wearable sensor system that automatically creates a digital map in real-time using data collected from the wearer’s every move.

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Engineer Builds A Real-Life Portal Turret

If ever there was a perfect defensive weapon, it would be a turret with a voice so soothing and design so minimalistically innocent, you feel guilty about murderously destroying it.  We have Portal to thank for that; but we are now one step closer to this being a reality, as a budding engineer has built a real-life version of this stationary weapon.

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The DisplAir: That awesome computer from Minority report, only real

Ever since Tom Cruise fired up his elaborate computer set-up to target pre-emptive crimes, we've always been a little bit fascinated with the opportunity of the gesture based control.  Removing the need for a display and allowing the user to manipulate 3D images in midair.  Turns out Russia has a working prototype called the DisplAir.

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