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Microsoft demonstrates new translator

Microsoft demonstrated new translation software at their TechFest 2012 event, which took place last week, revealing some unique features of their Monolingual TTS translator. The first unique feature is that, while users talk into the translator as normal, the Monolingual TTS system outputs the translates speech by generating facsimile of the user’s voice rather than a using a computer-genera...[Read More]

Marvel Comics jumps on the augmented reality bandwagon

Marvel Comics have taken another step towards an increased digital presence with their products by demonstrating a new augmented reality feature for their printed offerings. The company unveiled an initiative called Marvel ReEvolution at South by South West (SXSW) over the weekend, part of which is Marvel AR. Marvel Augmented Reality makes use of a printed comic book and an AR app that functions o...[Read More]

Marvel Comics jumps on the augmented reality bandwagon

Marvel Comics have taken another step towards an increased digital presence with their products by demonstrating a new augmented reality feature for their printed offerings. The company unveiled an initiative called Marvel ReEvolution at South by South West (SXSW) over the weekend, part of which is Marvel AR. Marvel Augmented Reality makes use of a printed comic book and an AR app that functions o...[Read More]

Microsoft wants you to multitouch everything

Microsoft researchers have come up with a Wearable Multitouch Projector which is designed to allow multitouch applications on any surface. The gadget at present consists of a shoulder-mounted depth-sensing camera (which looks to be a modified Kinect unit) and a pico-projector that can turn just about any surface into a touchscreen. According to Microsoft, “Foremost, on such surfaces–wi...[Read More]

Microsoft wants you to multitouch everything

Microsoft researchers have come up with a Wearable Multitouch Projector which is designed to allow multitouch applications on any surface. The gadget at present consists of a shoulder-mounted depth-sensing camera (which looks to be a modified Kinect unit) and a pico-projector that can turn just about any surface into a touchscreen. According to Microsoft, “Foremost, on such surfaces–wi...[Read More]

IBM creates ‘Holey Optochip’

IBM have have created an optical chip capable of shifting a terabit of data per second. The prototype, called the ‘Holey Optochip’, consists of a standard CMOS chip that has 48 tiny holes drilled into it. Optical chips transfer data using light rather than electrons and the perforations in IBM’s ‘Holey Optochip’ permit light to travel faster than before. Another benef...[Read More]

IBM creates ‘Holey Optochip’

IBM have have created an optical chip capable of shifting a terabit of data per second. The prototype, called the ‘Holey Optochip’, consists of a standard CMOS chip that has 48 tiny holes drilled into it. Optical chips transfer data using light rather than electrons and the perforations in IBM’s ‘Holey Optochip’ permit light to travel faster than before. Another benef...[Read More]

Deutsche Telekom breaks trasmission speed record

Deutsche Telekom has successfully tested a a 512Gbps transmission over a single optical-fiber wavelength channel over a distance of 734km. The transmission was sent from Berlin to Hanover and back and, while Deutsche Telekom says that higher speeds are possible in a laboratory, this real-world test “…corresponds to a usable bit rate of 400 Gbit/s, or the simultaneous transmission of 77...[Read More]

Deutsche Telekom breaks trasmission speed record

Deutsche Telekom has successfully tested a a 512Gbps transmission over a single optical-fiber wavelength channel over a distance of 734km. The transmission was sent from Berlin to Hanover and back and, while Deutsche Telekom says that higher speeds are possible in a laboratory, this real-world test “…corresponds to a usable bit rate of 400 Gbit/s, or the simultaneous transmission of 77...[Read More]

DARPA ‘Cheetah’ sets land-speed record

DARPA have released footage of a legged robot that has broken the land-speed record for legged robots. The video shows the robotic quadruped, which has been dubbed the ‘Cheetah’, running on a treadmill that eventually attains a speed of 18 miles per hour (29km per hour), breaking the previous record of 13.1 miles per hour. The robot is based on the movements of real animals and has the...[Read More]

Mercedes Benz builds (sort of) invisible F-Cell

Mercedes Benz have used a series of LED mats and cameras to render one of their new F-Cell hydrogen-powered vehicles somewhat invisible. This isn’t a new feature of the vehicles but was aimed at promoting their new zero-emissions car that is “invisible to the environment.” The motor vehicle company used the crude form of optical camouflage to confuse some pedestrians and to call ...[Read More]

Mercedes Benz builds (sort of) invisible F-Cell

Mercedes Benz have used a series of LED mats and cameras to render one of their new F-Cell hydrogen-powered vehicles somewhat invisible. This isn’t a new feature of the vehicles but was aimed at promoting their new zero-emissions car that is “invisible to the environment.” The motor vehicle company used the crude form of optical camouflage to confuse some pedestrians and to call ...[Read More]

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