Tobii is a well-known brand when it comes to eye-tracking products and embedded eye-tracking technology. The company is collaborating with NTT DoCoMo to create the world’s first eye-tracking tablet. The tablet is being called ‘ibeam’ and comes with embedded eye tracking from Tobii.
For now, ibeam is essentially a concept tablet although the two companies intend to show off a prototype in Tokyo during the first week of October. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: More iPad mini dummy photos and video hit the web, American Airlines will equip flight attendants with Galaxy Note,
When U.S. Congress was gearing up to pass SOPA, Silicon Valley was pulling at its hair, trying hard to lobby the congressmen to think otherwise. Those efforts pretty much failed and the lawmakers were persuaded only when the likes of Wikipedia went on a blanket black-out.
However, the tech giants took a good lesson from it – that they need to expand their influence in Washington and be in a better position to lobby on web-related issues such as online piracy, user privacy, digital security etc. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Six million Virgin Mobile user accounts at risk, says developer, Dropbox updates iOS app with Facebook, Twitter sharing,
NASA has rather ambitious space-explorations plans for the coming decades. The agency intends to put an actual human on Mars in 2035, something which may as yet sound like a far-fetched notion but may well become a reality soon.
And to make it a reality, NASA is spending a whopping $2.7 million to help start eight advanced robotics projects. These projects are themed so that they will help the long-term Mars dream by advancing the robot technology over the years. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Thor Hammer inspires NASA project for satellite deployment, Gigabyte shirt carries data around,
It is widely expected that Apple is going to unveil an iPad mini next month. As if to complement this speculation, a number of purported images of the tablet have been surfacing online. The latest in the list are a set of photos and a video which show off an iPad mini dummy mock-up. Of course, this is definitely not an official dummy, but given that the iPhone 5 mock-ups were pretty much spot on – why not.
The photos show a 7.85-inch tablet that is possibly equipped with LTE connectivity and the new lightning connector that is part of iPhone 5. Apparently, this iPad mini dummy is available on the Chinese website, Taobao, for a price of $13, and there’s a good chance that many iPad case makers are betting on this. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: New iPad Mini Images Surface Online, iPad Mini said to be manufactured by Pegatron and Foxconn,
Thermoelectric power essentially turns heat into electric power, a source which is as yet highly infeasible. While we generate a lot of heat through vehicles and in factories, even the best thermoelectric equipment can actually convert only a fraction of it.
However, researchers have been able to create a new material from lead telluride which, they believe, can significantly improve the effectiveness of thermoelectric power generation. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: ecoATM recycles old devices for cash, BMW to unveil updated i3 Concept electric vehicle at Paris Motor Show,
So the new iPhone 5 is the thinnest iPhone yet at under 8mm overall, but fancy a smartphone in the future which is as thin as your credit card? I personally would not want to use such a device since I tend to be rather careless and rough, which means I might end up breaking my smartphone in half by accident. Well, perhaps that might be the future with this new ultrathin flat lens that is distortion-free, and it would not only replace lenses in applications which range from smartphones to cameras and fiber-optic communication systems.
It must be said that despite the lens being ultra-thin, it will boast of a resolving power which actually approaches the theoretical limits that are set by the laws of optics. The lens surface will be patterned with small metallic stripes that are capable of bending light differently as one moves away from the center, resulting in the beam to sharply focus without having the images distorted. It goes without saying that a working smartphone with the thickness of a credit card is still far off in the future, if ever.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: LG Optimus G more details - preview with videos, Handheld Nautiz X1: Meet the world's toughest smartphone,
Airlines have been using tablets and smartphones as part of the official in-flight gear for some time now. For instance, we reported earlier that American Airlines planned on providing Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 for in-flight entertainment as far back as 2011.
And now, the airline has decided to equip its flight attendants with Galaxy Note. The press release by the company shows off a 5.3-inch version which probably means that the employees wouldn’t be lucky enough to lay their hands on the upcoming Galaxy Note II, rather than first-generation device. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Climate-Controlled Airline Seats On Their Way, HTC May Be Working On A Galaxy Note Competitor,