Amazon’s Smart Speaker “Alexa” Has Integrated With Other Devices, Appliances, And Vehicles

Amazon Smart Speaker Alexa

Most consumers know about Amazon’s current smart speakers, which are the Echo Plus, the Echo (2nd Generation), and the Echo Spot all using the AI- Alexa. What some may not know is that Amazon is working with companies that have integrated Alexa in their devices, appliances, or vehicles. Continue reading “Amazon’s Smart Speaker “Alexa” Has Integrated With Other Devices, Appliances, And Vehicles”

Google Offers Three Varieties of Google Home Smart Speakers

Google Home Speakers

If you’re in the market for a smart speaker, Google offers three different smart speakers ranging from the highest current price of $399 to the lowest of $34. Continue reading “Google Offers Three Varieties of Google Home Smart Speakers”

Robotic Prostheses Surgery Now Lets Users Feel Their Bionic Limbs

Electromyography

It was just a few short months ago, back in March of 2018, that we reported on advancements in the realm of robotic prostheses regarding surgeries that could allow patients to utilize nerve tendons to actually control, react to, and in some ways, feel their artificial limb. Well, MIT professor Hugh Herr has been at the forefront of a new kind of bionic procedure that brings man and machine even closer together  than ever before. Continue reading “Robotic Prostheses Surgery Now Lets Users Feel Their Bionic Limbs”

J-Deite RIDE Is Brave Robotics’ First Transforming Vehicular Mech

J-deite RIDE

The J-Deite RIDE is a transformer. No, it’s not officially licensed by Hasbro, it’s an actual transforming sports car. It goes from a two-seater sports car into a bipedal, 12-foot tall mechanized robot. This is not a joke. It’s real. Continue reading “J-Deite RIDE Is Brave Robotics’ First Transforming Vehicular Mech”

Hero Arm, Medically Approved Bionic Prosthetic Launches April 25, 2018 In UK

Open Bionics - Hero Arm

Open Bionics announced that the 3D printed, bionic prosthetic called the Hero Arm, will be available for U.K., residents starting April 25th, 2018. The bionic limb replacement will only be available for those with a missing limb from below the elbow. Continue reading “Hero Arm, Medically Approved Bionic Prosthetic Launches April 25, 2018 In UK”

Deux Ex-Style Prostheses Comes One Step Closer With Bionic Nerve Surgery

Deus Ex Robotic Prosthetic

Anyone who has been following the advancements in bionic prostheses knows that there have been rapid developments within the last seven years, and even faster developments within the last four years. A lot of it has been thanks to the wide appeal to fashionable bionic prosthetic limbs that Deus Ex maker Eidos Montreal helped put into the spotlight when they teamed up with Open Bionics, featuring 3D printed limbs based on the ones that lead character Adam Jensen sported in Deus Ex: Human Revolution and its sequel, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

But recent advancements go beyond just 3D printed limbs and partially functional replacements for amputees; recent advancements have made it where we’re one step closer to the kind of realized, bionic future present in Eidos’ Deus Ex games. Continue reading “Deux Ex-Style Prostheses Comes One Step Closer With Bionic Nerve Surgery”

OrthoVR For HTC Vive Helps Doctors Design Prosthetic Limbs For Amputees

OrthoVR

Virtual reality hasn’t really taken off in the world of gaming the way some people envisioned. It’s just not that fun when it comes to most games. However, VR has picked up a lot of use in other, more productive areas of society, including engineering and the medical field. In particular, Nia Technologies, CBM Canada and the Critical Making Lab at the University of Toronto have teamed up with VR development startup, Gradient Space, to create a new software design tool called OrthoVR, which helps prosthesis doctors design limbs for amputees. Continue reading “OrthoVR For HTC Vive Helps Doctors Design Prosthetic Limbs For Amputees”

Intel CPU Kernel Flaw Will Be Patched Jan 9th; Intel Claims Reports Are Overblown

Intel Exploit

According to multiple reports, Intel has a flaw in its CPU line from the last decade that could be exploited by malware or skilled hackers. The issue is currently being addressed by OS makers and Microsoft plans to have a patch out to address the kernel bug by releasing a patch on January 9th. Continue reading “Intel CPU Kernel Flaw Will Be Patched Jan 9th; Intel Claims Reports Are Overblown”

Open Bionics Robotic Prosthetic Hand Available For £1,499

Open Bionics

Need a hand? No really… if you need a new hand Open Bionics has you covered. The advanced technology company has been making serious headway in the bionic prostheses department, and have recently opened up shop to allow those with missing limbs to acquire the necessary parts to replace some of the functionality of said limbs. Continue reading “Open Bionics Robotic Prosthetic Hand Available For £1,499”

Robotic Prosthesis Takes Step Forward With Cheaper Alternatives, Haptic Feedback

Prosthetic

There have been a couple of interesting steps in the evolution of robotic prosthesis. It was briefly put in the spotlight a while back when Eidos Montreal worked with Open Bionics for a Deus Ex-themed prosthetic arm, but now the future is looking a lot like science fiction now that some researchers are ready to implement haptic feedback into standard prosthetic limbs. Continue reading “Robotic Prosthesis Takes Step Forward With Cheaper Alternatives, Haptic Feedback”

Penna Retro Bluetooth Typewriter Keyboard Pre-Orders Are Now Open

Penna Retro Keyboard

Elretron’s Penna Bluetooth Typewriter just wrapped up its IndieGoGo campaign today. The project managed to rack up nearly $500,000 in crowdfunding to bring the retro-themed keyboard typewriter to life. Pre-orders have also opened up for the keyboard over on the official Elretron website. Continue reading “Penna Retro Bluetooth Typewriter Keyboard Pre-Orders Are Now Open”

Myo-Prosthesis And Machine Learning Continue To Make Dramatic Advancements

Myo-Prosthesis

Last year the concept of myoelectric gestures based on muscle data translated into bionic prosthesis movement was a big thing. DARPA’s experimentation into the technique was spawned from a consumer electronic device known as the Myo Gesture Armband, which we wrote about a couple of years ago as a potential gesture-based gaming device. But DARPA ended up using the device as an actual means for advancing prosthesis using a technique known as myo-prosthesis. Continue reading “Myo-Prosthesis And Machine Learning Continue To Make Dramatic Advancements”

AMD Ryzen 8-Core CPU Launches March 2nd For $329

Ryzen 7

The 8-core, 16-thread mega beast that AMD has been toiling away on is finally prepping for release and the company has opened up pre-orders for the different tiers of the Ryzen CPU, which comes in three different forms, with the entry level 1700 being $329 at 3.0GHz, the 1700X at 3.4GHz being $399 and the 1800X with an impressive 3.6GHz per core carrying a $499.99 price tag. You’ll be able to pick up the new Ryzen 7 series CPU starting March 2nd, next week. Continue reading “AMD Ryzen 8-Core CPU Launches March 2nd For $329”

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