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What does a Future Smart Phone Look Like?

June 2, 2010 1 comment

People want to upgrade their digital cameras sometimes merely because the new types are much easier to carry in pockets; people buys new watches sometimes just to avoid changing batteries; people are crazy about iPhones while still trying to live with the trade-off between a comfortable size of a keyboard and a display. But the truth is that a device should bear all those features to be qualified as a ‘mobile’ one: pocket size and light in weight, worry-free charging, comfortable for fingers and eyes of all sizes.

The recent two prototypes might cast a little light into how our future mobile phone could look like. Read more…

Is an Emotion Decoding Software a Helper or an Intruder?

May 25, 2010 Leave a comment

I read some time ago that a computer program called Magnify is able to decode the human voice and identify the person’s emotional state in real time. The program works by tearing apart the person’s voices, separating frequencies and measuring the qualities, such as intensity and intonation, of these wavelengths. It is used by some American companies in their call centers in the US.

However 17 to 24 percent of the time Magnify failed in its judgment. According to eXaudios – the company that developed the program – it was because that the person’s medical condition distorted his speech, like autism or schizophrenia. Therefore the company is working on identifying personal diseases as well.

My first reaction was that it sounds pretty cool. With smart phones we are already like carrying our personal assistant around, Read more…

You’ve Got Tweet, from a Cow

May 20, 2010 2 comments

I mean a real cow, not someone use cow as his Twitter ID. And the cow would tweet to you something like ”@AttnPlease: I just squirted 9.4 kgs of milk out of my teats in 4:46 seconds. What did you do today?” Would you respond with ”That’s my girl. Keep up with the good work!” Maybe you will even feel connected when drinking your daily milk?

The scenario is not on paper. Read more…

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Work from Home, Manufacture from Desktop

May 18, 2010 1 comment

The Iron Man 2 suits worn by Tony Stark and his enemy Whiplash were made by 3D printer. You might want to collect a pair of those but then have to sigh at the thought that chances are marginal. Now with the full range of 3D scan – design – print product line in place for mass market, your chances might just have come, by duplicating one yourself at your home desk.

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Monthly Review – April 2010

May 12, 2010 1 comment

I’ll use this Dilbert comic as an opening to the April Review.

Here are the highlights of the topics we’ve been talking about under April.

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Never wrong to entertain your customers!

May 4, 2010 31 comments

The Hajime Japanese restaurant is the first restaurant in Bangkok serving its customers shabu-shabu by four samurai-costumed, big-armed and bright-eyed Motoman robots. Customers use a touch screen to order food or have empty dishes taken away. During a work break, the robot will dance to Japanese music to entertain.

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Yo mama so fat NASA has to orbit a satellite around her!

April 14, 2010 Leave a comment

The topic has actually almost nothing to do with the content, though I quite like some of YoMama’s sparkling imaginations. For those who don’t know what it is,  go google. It’s just that recently I encountered two nerdy rap songs which makes me associate with the topic 😉

One is called Particle Business promoting Fermilab by Funky49 and it reminds me of the popular LHC Rap by aka AlpineKat rapping about CERN. Well I got to know CERN though the book Da Vinci Code, and Fermilab through this rap song. You can smell a bit YoMama contest here: Read more…

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