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Tapia robot claims to understand how you are feeling

tapiaCan robots eventually end up as our mates one day? Who knows, and that is one particular topic that has been approached many times in science fiction endeavors, be it in print or on the silver screen. Until that fateful day arrives, however, plenty of work needs to be done — including making sure that robots of today are able to figure out human emotions. Now that is certainly a big ask by any measure, taking into consideration how men and women have not completely understood each other until today, so what more a robot? Never mind that, as Tapia the robot has adopted Smartmedical’s Empath, a vocal emotion recognition technology that is used in a range of business fields such as mental health, call centers, and entertainment, allowing to a certain degree, Tapia to be able to understand human emotion via dialogue with users — including joy, calm, sorrow, anger, and vigor.

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Yuneec Typhoon H drone delivers professionalism without breaking the bank

yuneec-typhoonDrones seem to be dime a dozen these days, as there are plenty of different models out there in the market, so much so that it can be rather challenging trying to keep up with which particular model is the next big thing that will arrive and make a splash. Having said that, how about ensuring that each new drone model that comes out would be better equipped than the last, bringing along with it an evolution in form and functionality? That is what Yuneec of China has done, where they have expanded their Typhoon series with the unveiling of the Typhoon H. The Typhoon H happens to be a new category of drone for the enthusiast, where it offers capabilities that were previously found only in high-end professional offerings, all without breaking the bank – relatively speaking, of course. We are talking about the Typhoon H sporting half a dozen rotors, a 360-degree gimbal camera and retractable landing gear, all retailing for a recommended retail price of $1,799 a pop.

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New Wallet offers alternative protection for your iPhone

There is nothing quite like being able to own a spanking new smartphone, especially when you are about to make the migration to a new platform, so having the shiniest thing would be worth the effort and money, since it also doubles up as a talking time. For those who have worked hard to save … Read more

Starship robot drops groceries at your doorstep for £1

starshipI don’t know about you, but I do enjoy grocery shopping. There is that sense of wonder when a new product is being promoted, not to mention a feeling of satisfaction knowing that you have done your homework beforehand, and the purchases which you made could not be found cheaper anywhere else in town, saving a few dollars here and there which will ultimately add up at the end of the day. Having said that, the one part that I do not enjoy about grocery shopping at all would be the lining up and payment bit, as weekends tend to see the supermarket packed with people. Apart from that, there is the issue of parking and carting all those groceries to your ride. Why not let a robot do that for you? Starship, a new self-driving robot intends to fill this role, as it delivers groceries to your doorstep in less than 30 minutes for £1.

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Zyro DroneBall is a multiplayer, multidrone aerial ball

zyro-droneballThere are some great ideas out there from time to time, although these might need more than just talk to get it off the ground. In fact, pooling resources from various interested parties would go some way to help – and this is where the crowdfunding concept has taken off in a rather big way. Well, the Zyro DroneBall can be said to be a rather interesting idea which has appeared over on Kickstarter, where it is touted to be a smart ball (these days, anything that needs to be able to “sell” in the world of consumer electronics do seem to need to come attached with the word “smart”) that is also the first to interact with multiple players or drones and react like a player.

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Prestidigitator’s Wallet simplifies your life

Listen up guys, here is a little something that you might want to take into consideration the next time you are out shopping for a wallet. Taking into consideration the kind of material that your wallet is made up of, in addition to the number of compartments that it has to stash away your cash … Read more

USB Heated Air Hug Pillow keeps you warm and comfortable

When winter hits, it can get bitterly cold for sure in selected areas of the world. However, this does not mean that you need to skimp on your comfort – and keeping warm should be right at the top of your agenda, too. Apart from wearing stuff like down jackets when you are outside, how … Read more

The Circuit Scribe makes creating circuits as easy as doodling on your notes

Circuit Scribe

The world of technology is a fascinating and magical place. However, if you don’t know much about it things can be very overwhelming to learn on your own. Not everyone has their brain wired the same way, and pouring over books may not teach someone as well as hands-on activities would. When it comes to making circuitry, it can be messy, smelly, and time-consuming.

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