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Watch a robot play the violin (video)

Published by on Feb 24th, 2015, No Comments

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Computers and robots are proving that whatever humans can do, they can do better (or at least, they are trying). A retired engineer, Seth Goldstein, decided to relive his musical ambitions through technology.

He recently showed off Ro-Bow, a kinetic sculpture that uses robotic fingers (specifically, electromagnetic actuators) to play digital music files on a real violin.

Listen to the robot playing “Amazing Grace” below: (more…)

Pebble inadvertently teases its first colour smartwatch

Published by on Feb 24th, 2015, No Comments

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We have heard a lot of hype from Pebble regarding a new smartwatch they will reveal today, February 25th. According to sources, it will be their first wearable with a colour screen. We aren’t expecting it to have an IPS or LCD, though, as they have noted that it will retain its stellar battery life. (more…)

This piggybacking robot feeds you tomatoes while you run (video)

Published by on Feb 24th, 2015, No Comments

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Just a couple of weeks ago, we listed our picks of the weirdest ‘smart’ devices in the world. This week, we definitely have the world’s weirdest wearable.

A Japanese juice vendor, Kagome, has teamed up with the mechanical artists at Maywa Denki to build Petit-Tomatan, a piggybacking robot that feeds you tomatoes – giving you those all-important anti-oxidants while you’re running. (more…)

First official Samsung Galaxy S6 pics surface

Published by on Feb 24th, 2015, 1 Comment

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Luckily we won’t have to wait long to find out what exactly Samsung have in store with the latest generation of its flagship device, the Galaxy S6 – it is only a week away. We won’t have to talk about the Galaxy S6 in terms of leaks and rumours anymore, and we can’t be more pleased.

Until then, however, we have what is referred to as the first ‘official’ pictures of the Galaxy S6, which has been released by Samsung’s US carrier partners. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review: Pint-sized power

Published by on Feb 23rd, 2015, 7 Comments

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Over the last three to four years the only noticeable change in the smartphone market has been an increase in screen size. Sure, specs have advanced in leaps and bounds at the same time, but to the average user it isn’t completely evident – unless you buy a budget device.

In a world of ever growing screens, few have tried to make a proper flagship device in a smaller size. The only exceptions are the previous iPhone 5 models and last year’s Xperia Z1 Compact. The successor to the Z1 Compact is the Z3 Compact – Sony chose to align the naming with its bigger brother, the Xperia Z3, that launched at the same time.

Before we look at the device in more detail, check out some of the key specs and features of the Xperia Z3 Compact: (more…)

YouTube releases child-friendly app

Published by on Feb 23rd, 2015, No Comments

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To the relief of all parents anxiously watching their children navigate the minefield of the internet, the YouTube - under Google - has released a child-friendly app client aptly named YouTube Kids.

YouTube’s group product manager, Shimrit Ben-Yair, cites that the decision was made following many requests from parents to help make navigating YouTube a far more child-friendly experience. “Parents were constantly asking us, can you make YouTube a better place for our kids”, Ben-Yair says.

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Apple’s Oscars ad beautifully showcases the iPad Air 2

Published by on Feb 23rd, 2015, No Comments

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Last night was the most glamorous, star-studded and over-the-top night in Hollywood. The annual Academy Awards were held last night and celebrated the best in all aspects of film.

Just like other big events in America – the Superbowl, Grammys et al – the Oscars offers prime advertisement slots to the highest bidder, and that being big American companies, including the biggest of them all, Apple.

Apple has a long history of debuting new ads at events such as the Oscars. back in 2010, the very first iPad ad made it’s debut at the star-studded affair and in 2007, months before the actual debut of the very first iPhone, Apple aired an ad for the phone that simply read “Hello.”

Thus it came as no surprise that this year Apple chose to showcase one of their newest devices with a special focus on movies and the film industry as a whole. (more…)

HTC One M9 final pre-launch rumor roundup

Published by on Feb 23rd, 2015, 3 Comments

HTC One M9_2It seems like we are posting leaks on the HTC One M9 every week. That’s because we, along with most of the smartphone world, really liked the M8 (definitaly my favorite Android phone of 2014). Well the wait is almost over. Next week the world will be introduced to HTC’s newest flagship at the 2015 MWC. Much like children before Christmas, waiting just won’t do – here is the latest information on the HTC One M9 powerhouse… (more…)

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