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A Genius and His Motley Cart of Pioneering Innovations
September 01, 2014
KOCHI, Sept. 1 -- It just took around two weeks of hard work and a paltry '4,800 for Arvind Sanjeev, the smart geek at tech domain, to make the prototype of Smart Cap, the wearable head mounted display device that catapulted him into the league of promising young entrepreneurs.The device offers the same functionalities of a Google Glass on a lesser scale like: voice command-based control, first person video streaming and head mounted display. "The project is not intended to be a clone of the Google Glass, instead an open tutorial on how people can make their own wearable or head-mounted display based gadgets," Arvind says. Smart Cap is fully an open DIY project entailing a wearable head mounted display. It runs on custom voice recognition software to support hands-free engagement. It can be tailored for use in helmets, first person video recording, and can mimic functionalities of a Google Glass but for under $80. It aims to intrigue people with the real wearable display technology and instructs them in detail about how they could build one of their own. The complete system runs on a raspberry pi with other peripherals like a 2.5" LCD screen, webcam, microphone, etc. At present, Arvind has no plans to commercialise the product as it is an open project and one of the projects on DIY Hacking.

Smartwatches threaten Swiss pride
August 31, 2014
Switzerland, the headquarters of the global watch industry, is starting to get worried. The latest smartwatches from Motorola (the Moto 360) and LG have round faces and look just like ordinary watches. Once more models, including Apple's iWatch, hit the stores, their relatively low price and attractive looks could pose a real threat to the mid-range Swiss brands. One Swiss brand that has the look and feel of a smartwatch and is priced around the same is Swatch. Swatch chief executive officer Nick Hayek says that Swatch has been making interactive watches for 20 years and sees no great threat. Other Swiss brands have been producing watches with electronic touchscreens. Back in the 70s, Switzerland's watchmakers were almost put out of business when they underestimated the importance of Japanese quartz watches. Though the industry recovered, thanks to Hayek's father, the legendary Nicholas Hayek, it certainly faces a new technological challenge from the more efficient and attractive smartwatches. Boston Consulting Group has warned the Swiss watch industry that it should brace for the arrival of smartwatches. Current estimates say that smartwatches will achieve global sales of 7 million this year, once Apple hits the market with the iWatch later this year.

Mazda's little big car
August 30, 2014
Small doesn't necessarily mean being thin on style, equipment and ability, as the all-new Mazda2 amply demonstrates, observes Dave Moore . -------------------- 2015 MAZDA2 Drivetrain: Transverse front-mounted front wheel drive 1496cc direct injected 16 valve DOHC four. Six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Outputs: Max 81kW at 6000rpm, 141Nm at 4000rpm, 4.9-5.2L/100km, 114-121g/km CO2. Performance: Maximum speed (with limiter) 188kmh (manual), 184kmh (automatic). Estimated zero-100kmh 10.2 seconds.

'Magic mirror' perfect fit for shoppers
August 30, 2014
The system makes suggestions by matching users and garments by size and skin tone. Users can change the clothes on their visual figures displayed on the screen by hitting a button on the screen.

Vortex VR Launches Mobile VR Solution at PAX Prime 2014; Vortex VR is joined by industry icons 3D Systems, LG Electronics MobileComm USA, & VR pioneers GameFace Labs, to bring to market the world's first consumer Mobile VR solution.; Please visit Vortex at Booth 7413 on the 6th Floor
August 29, 2014
Vortex VR, Inc., an emergent leader in virtual reality technology, today announced the launch of VRTX I, a lightweight VR Mobile phone case and Head Mounted Display (HMD) device with a 100? field of view, tailor-made for the new LG G3 Quad HD smartphone. The company developed the technology in partnership with GameFace Labs and 3D Systems, which 3D-printed the headsets using its Selective Laser Sintering process. VRTX I - LG G3-VR Adapter (Photo: Business Wire)

-LG READYING SNEAK PEEK OF NEW G WATCH R AT IFA 2014
August 29, 2014
ENP Newswire - 29 August 2014 Release date- 28082014 - SEOUL - Following the June release of one of the first-to-market wearable device powered by Android Wear, LG Electronics (LG) is quickly expanding its wearable product offerings with the unveiling a new Android Wear device - the LG G Watch R at IFA 2014 in Berlin next week.

Videocon launches 4K UHD LED Smart TVs, start Rs. 91,000
August 27, 2014
India, Aug. 27 -- Videocon today unveiled a new range of 4K Ultra High Definition LED Smart TVs. The company hopes its new smart TV range will help boost market share in the Flat Panel Display (FPD) segment to 20% from the current 16%. Videocon's new range of smart TVs start at Rs. 91,000.

Media 360 Degree builds large presence for 'Bigg Boss Season 2'
August 26, 2014
Reality TV shows are all about generating widespread audience participation. The outdoor is a powerful medium for such shows to draw in high level viewership and participation. True to this, Kannada TV channel Suvarna TV took the outdoor route in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka to generate widespread viewer interest in its big-ticket show 'Bigg Boss Season 2', anchored by popular Kannada film star Sudeep. The channel vested the outdoor duties with leading Bangalore-based OOH firm Media 360 Degree Services India.

New LG G Watch could be unveiled at IFA 2014
August 18, 2014
India, Aug. 18 -- LG, which recently launched the LG G watch, is gearing up to launch the next iteration of the device. The LG G Watch 2 could be unveiled next month in September at IFA 2014 and will come with an OLED display.

Samsung sends invite for Sep 3 event, Note 4 expected
August 05, 2014
India, Aug. 5 -- We've been hearing rumours that Samsung will be launching the next gen Note smartphone - dubbed as the Note 4 - on September 3. Well, various media reports reveal Samsung has already started sending invitations for an 'Unpacked' event on September 3 ahead of the IFA 2014 conference in Berlin.


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