5. BEATS AIRPODS MIGHT BEAT APPLE
Though iPhone 7 and AirPods stole the show at Apple’s September 7th presentation, a new product from Apple’s Beats brand is now creating significant buzz. The BeatsX Bluetooth headphones are the first Beats product of its kind designed and engineered with the help of Apple technologists. Just like AirPods, they incorporate Apple's new W1 Bluetooth chip, allowing for auto pairing with any personal Apple device near the headphones. BeatsX charge via Lightning connection, hold up to 8 hours of battery life and also feature a quick 5-minute charge function that delivers 2 hours of power.
#BeatsX #AppleOptions #TopPods
4. ROBOT BABYSITTER COMING TO A COUCH NEAR YOU
iPal, a motorized, talking robotic babysitter currently serving children in China is soon coming to America. iPal is built around an autonomous learning engine that gradually learns the interests and of those it interacts with, then researches the results to improve future interactions. iPal also comes with an "emotion management system" that acts cheerful when kids are happy, and attempts to cheer them up when they're sad. The inventors of iPal, a startup company named AvatarMind, claim the robot can eventually develop the conversation abilities of a four-to-eight year old child.
#BotLife #FutureFriends #Knowbot
3. AFFORDABLE 3D PRINTERS
Kickstarter company Robo plans to bring 3D printing to mainstream consumers with their newest printer models, the Robo C2 and the Robo R2. 3D printers have traditionally been difficult for untrained users to operate, not to mention large, slow and very expensive. Just two years ago, basic 3D printers cost thousands of dollars, and at $599, the C2 is set to be the cheapest 3D printer on the market. In addition, Robo’s new models feature quicker print times, a touchscreen operating system and a wireless mobile app controller.
Robo Kickstarter Updates
#3DForMe #PrintTech #KickstartRobo
2. JAPANESE CELL BIOLOGIST AWARDED THE NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGY/MEDICINE
The Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine has been awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi, a Japanese cell biologist known for his groundbreaking discoveries on how cells recycle themselves. In a process known as autophagy (a Greek word meaning “self-consuming”), starving cells use their own proteins to reinvigorate themselves. Autophagy is also a technique cells use to fight off bacteria and viruses—through self-consumption, weakened cell segments are recycled, allowing the overall cell to thrive. Ohsumi began to study this process in the early 1990s and the results of his research are credited with single-handedly creating the field of autophagy-related disease prevention.
Tokyo Tech Interview: Yoshinori Ohsumi
#NobelPrize2016 #CellPreservation #OhsumiAutophagy
1. ELON MUSK PLANS TO COLONIZE MARS
Visionary businessman and engineer Elon Musk has announced his intention to not only visit Mars, but to establish a permanent human settlement there. Transportation to Mars will be provided by his SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System, which, traveling at 19,014 mph, will make a one-way Mars trip an approximately three month transit. While space exploration sounds like fantasy fun, Musk’s reasoning is much more pragmatic—history shows that extinction events inevitably occur, and as humans, interplanetary migration will eventually become our only option to survive as a species.
#MuskMartians #RedPlanetLife #SpaceX