Holoportation, is what Microsoft calls its latest virtual reality project

Holoportation is the name given to a new Microsoft virtual reality project. Pretty much the name says it all, Holoportation emphasizes science fiction that many are already waiting for: teleportation.

Although you can not actually create the transport of matter, the fact is that Microsoft has created a fictional teleportation based using Hololens glasses and via the use of multiple cameras to capture images, which results in sort off Holoportation technique. The result is not very spectacular as it results in a virtual double that we can only see if we have the virtual reality glasses, something like Star Trek but not really….


According to the actual Microsoft project website, Interactive 3D technologies (I3D) combines research on 3D graphics, computer vision, machine learning, novel hardware, augmented reality and NUI. Our remit is to demonstrate radically new user experiences built using state-of-the-art vision and graphics algorithms, and novel sensing or display hardware. Our projects mix theory and practice, meaning we research new algorithms and techniques, but also build complex systems, and demonstrate our results practically.

The virtual reality Hololens has a cost of $ 3,000, yup that’s the cost of a 3D capture camera or rather several cameras of this type and the fact that you will also need an extra pair of HoloLens glasse, Holoportation still in the works and only time will tell if it will be truly useful and worth it.


First 7″ HDR 4K Recording Monitors

Need a video monitor for you next film project ? And need to record at 4K ? Why not check out the latest from Atomos Shogun Flame that is if you’re OK with a 4K monitor @ 30p as it appears a 4K 60p recording monitor still not to be found…

With the newest Atomos Shogun Flame (SDI/HDMI) and Ninja Flame (HDMI-only), the company has improved upon both build quality and image quality, and is giving us one of the more advanced monitors we’ve seen yet. So what is HDR? High Dynamic Range, or HDR, allows for far more details in highlights and shadows, those that would generally be clipped when looking at a traditional Rec709 image. HDR theoretically gives you the best of both worlds between viewing an image in a traditional flat-looking Log, or viewing in a much crunchier Rec709 color space. Rather than constantly switching between Log and Rec709, the AtomHDR image will let you look at an image that has richer colors, but more dynamic range — up to 10 stops of luminance detail. At the moment, we have support for most Sony, Canon, Panasonic, and ARRI cameras capable of shooting a true log image.

Not only are these some of the most technologically advanced monitors on the market, but they are also some of the least expensive 4K recording monitors at $1,700 for the Shogun Flame and $1,300 for the Ninja Flame. Both of these will come with everything you see here:


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Mark Zuckerberg changes his dress code when dealing with China

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His shirt and sweatshirt with gray jeans are his uniform. Mark Zuckerberg has always boasted that he does not need to get to dress well to rub shoulders with investors, bankers or businessmen. Not only due to more casual style that reigns in Silicon Valley. After all he doesn’t need to impress anyone since he runs a social network that has more than 1.6 billion users worldwide, an audience that anyone would want to own.

However, during the trip to China in recent days, it has seen the entrepreneur with an unusual look into it. The CEO of Facebook has appeared in meetings with the Chinese Government and the China Development Forum in a sober dark gray suit and white shirt, a dress code much more serious. Why this change? Mashable is right on the key. The social network is blocked in China and the Mark knows this (this is a market with 720 million potential users), with and his trying to win the favor of the authorities to do business in this densely populated territory.

This is not the first time we’ve see the creator of Facebook in a suit. Zuckerberg has also made such an appearance  in a handful of other occasions, in September last year he wore a suit and tie to attend with his wife a state dinner at the White House in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The new 4K Philips BDM4350UC

Philips has introduced the successor from the BDM4065UC, BDM4350UC monitor. At that time, as a precursor to offering 40-inch monitor, the new model has a diagonal of 43 inches. Screen resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, uses a matrix IPS panel, static contrast ratio is 1200: 1.

The Philips BDM4065UC is certainly one of the most interesting models we’ve come across. Its large size and high resolution VA panel offered a rather engrossing gaming experience whilst making the resolution very accessible without scaling. The Philips BDM4350UC is an even larger model, truly massive for a monitor, and is what the company considers the successor to the BDM4065UC. As you can see from the image below, it is aesthetically quite similar. It has a re-worked metal stand with a four-legged design and slender glossy black bezels. The power LED is white. Again, this model has quite a TV-like aesthetic to it whilst is also reflected by the fact that it dwarfs most monitors.


Bugatti Chiron is the fastest car in the world

For some time now, the Bugatti Veyron, in its 16.4 Super Sport configuration was the fastest production car in the world. Its 8.0-liter engine with 4 turbos and 16 cylinders generated 1200 horsepower managed a maximum speed of 430 km / h. A tough record to beat.

The auto industry performance is a game where there is much competition and where all seek to be the best all the time, and in February 2014, the Hennessey Venom GT became the new fastest car in the world, reaching a top speed of 435 km / h, beating the Veyron by just 5 km / h.

But now there is the new Chiron will accelerate from 0-62 mph under 2.5 seconds, which means it’s quicker off the line than the Veyron Super Sport. Accelerating to 124 mph in the Chiron will take less than 6.5 seconds and hitting 186 mph will take less than 13.6 seconds, Bugatti claims.

Obviously, this car will not be cheap. The price has not yet been published, but is expected to be around $ 2.5 billion (approximately the same price of three Porsche 918 Spyders). Bugatti says the vehicle is in the final stages of testing and have already received more than 100 orders from their privileged customers.


Never lose your keys again with the OU-BAND Key Finder

Lets face it it really sucks whenever we lose our keys, well now there’s a new gadget that can help you solve that problem.

The OU-BAND Key Finder, yup this nifty device will track keys, cell phones, kids, pets and just about anything you want. According to Amazon the OU-BAND Key Finder can even be used to take selfies.


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Supports Bluetooth 4.0 and the effective range is up to 30m * Can trace your car on parking lot and retrive your lost items.

You can purchase it from Amazon.


China displaces 9,000 people to build radio telescope to find extra terrestrial life

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced in China in the past for major infrastructure projects such as dams and canals. Many of these people estimated to have claimed insufficient compensation from the government.

However that is not stopping China from increasing its investments in astronomy and accelerating its space exploration program, at a cost of several billion euros. China intends to install a permanent space station by 2020 and in the long run, send a man to the moon.

But what also made news is the fact that they are willing to displace thousands of people to build a massive radio telescope to find alien civilizations or other planets that may hold clues to our very own existence.

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China is to relocate more than 9,000 people before the unveiling of the world’s largest radio telescope later this year – a move that Beijing hopes will boost the global hunt for extraterrestrial life.

Beijing sees its 500 metre-diameter telescope, which will dwarf the 300 metre-diameter Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, as the latest symbol of its growing technological prowess.

One of the scientists behind the project recently claimed that if the telescope was filled with wine, each of the world’s 7 billion inhabitants could fill about five bottles from it.

But the telescope is intended as a pioneering scientific endeavour, not a super-sized decanter. According to recent reports in Chinese state media, Fast is made up of 4,450 triangular-shaped panels. Once the telescope is fully functional, those movable panels will be used to reflect radio signals from distant parts of the universe towards a 30-tonne retina capable of gathering them, the China Daily newspaper reported during tests last November.

Quantum simulators are just around the corner

“It can happen in ten or fifty years,” says Ignacio Cirac, physical and winner of the Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research in 2006. Google, NASA and Lockheed Martin have invested in a theory that, if completed, will change the technology forever. But how? Thanks to future super computers that will be able to do calculations hundreds of thousands of times faster than a current supercomputer which, for example, will improve exponentially the times needed by a researcher to compute calculations.

Cirac does not close the door to recent advances in this field: “It will be possible for a quantum simulator to be able to do vetoed simulations for supercomputers. “These simulators are computers designed to solve specific problems, easier to build and whose computations seems closer than we may think.D-Wave 2X

On 10 December, a Google quantum computer, D-Wave 2X, solved a problem 100 million times faster than a conventional one. But Cirac warns, we are only at early steps: “We have small prototypes of quantum computers that will become bigger. This shows that the principle works but they are not powerful enough to solve complex problems because they are very small”.

Nvidia wants to bring Skynet to the auto world

If you’re familiar with the Terminator movies then you’ll also be quite familiar with the plot of the movie, and it doesn’t end well for humans at the end when the machines control the planet.  Drive PX 2

Now back to reality for a second, at CES 2016 we’re learning that Nvidia wants to bring supercomputers to cars. The company just introduced a specially created chip to equip cars with artificial intelligence. Nvidia calls it NVIDIA Drive PX 2.

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If a modern car already comes with an internal SoC to manage the large amount of integrated electronic systems (eg light sensor, rain, parking, tire pressure, etc. ), imagine the large number of sensors that have to have to turn into an autonomous vehicle and the system to manage them all. Nvidia has introduced Drive PX 2, a supercomputer designed specifically for these purposes and has power equivalent to six Geforce titan x’s. According to Siliconangle, the liquid cooled Nvidia Drive PX 2 consists of 12 CPU cores and four GPUs, packing 8 teraflops of processing power. With more than 10 times the computational power of the first-gen Drive PX, the Drive PX 2 is as powerful as six Titan X graphics cards, or the equivalent to that of 150 MacBook Pros.

DriveNet, NVIDIA brings Skynet for cars

Moreover, and in relation to decision making, NVIDIA has created DriveNet, a neural network that takes all the information platform and processes, for example, to differentiate a pedestrian crossing the road, a motorist who passes us on the right shoulder and generally detect all events around us, assess all possibilities and make the right decision in a matter of split seconds. In addition, several DriveNet vehicles will be able to share information so that the reactions are much faster and more efficient. Skynet maybe the brain child of Nvidia, currently only for cars thank god.

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Will this be real?

It appears as though Volvo is already in the process of signing an agreement with NVIDIA to be the first to adopt both the new drive px 2 and DriveNet in a prototype vehicle that surely will make headlines when it comes out.

The Top NAS Drives of 2015

When it comes to NAS drives consumers have a wide variety to chose from. In this post we have made deciding which device is best for your home or business.

The best NAS devices of 2015 include:

  • Synology DiskStation DS215+
  • Qnap TS-453mini
  • Asustor AS5104T
  • Synology DiskStation DS715
  • Asustor AS5002T
  • D-Link ShareCenter DNS-327L
  • Qnap TS-251
  • Seagate NAS 2-Bay

Top NAS drive with the best large write transfer speed

There are 4 NAS drives that provide good performance in this category but its between the Synology DiskStation DS215+ and Qnap TS-453mini. Both provide 107 MB/second large file write speeds.


Top NAS drive with the best large read transfer speed

If your company or home network stores large files and need to be accessed in a speedy manner you need to look at the Qnap TS-453mini or its brother the Qnap TS-251. They provide large file transfer speeds of 110/MB second and 109/MB second speeds.


Top NAS drive with the best multi file backup transfer speed

Got multiple files to send to your NAS drive? Then you should definitely look at the Synology DiskStation DS715
as its able to provide speeds of up to 33/MB second. The Synology DiskStation DS215+ is not far behind, nor are the offerings from Qnap.



Top NAS drive with the best power consumption

Saving on energy costs every month can be tricky with consumer electronics, and when it comes to safely storing your files you and balancing electricity bills your best bet is the D-Link ShareCenter DNS-327L.

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