Gesture control has been around for quite some time, the best examples being the Wii and the Kinect, or even the PlayStation Move. It always looks cool to be able to control something on-screen with just the flick of a wrist, or the wave of a hand.
The problem with these existing controls are that they only work with their own closed systems. Now, a San Francisco startup called Leap Motion aims to create better and more sensitive gesture control that will beat even the Kinect out of the water.
WiFi networks are prevalent everywhere, nowadays with less people wanting the hassle of tethered Internet. Many wireless devices require WiFi or 3G to connect to the Internet.
What is most annoying about having WiFi is the people who will try to piggyback on your open network or try to hack your password. With this coated wallpaper however, you will never have to worry about freeloaders ever again. Unless of course, they are inside your own house.
Vending machines are great for convinience, and automatic payment has become much easier with barcode technology such as QR codes and RFID tags.
Putting the two together, a Colorado-based company known as ShelfX is putting the technology to good use, with its new Vending Fridge.
The water and electronics go together like fire and ice, they are foes to be forever separated. Keeping our electronics away from water is the best way to avoid any catastrophes, but accidents do happen. Ever dropped your phone into a puddle? Or worse into the pool, or the sea?
This is why Daikin Industries is developing a new coating, for the use on circuit boards of mobile phones. Not only is the coating water-resistant and also moisture-resistant, it is also environmentally friendly.
Biometric scanners are becoming prevalent in our everyday lives. With current implementations such as facial recognition and the all time favourite fingerprint scan, it’s a small wonder biometric scans are now to be used at ATMs in Japan.
Starting September of this year, Japan’s Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank will be putting in these new ATMs, developed by Fujitsu, at 10 branches, a drive-through ATM and two mobile banks. Customer authentication with the machines only require their palm print, birthdate and four-digit PIN, with no cards required.