TECH

Abu Dhabi airport gets cool ‘GoSleep’ sleeping pods

We all have to suffer at airports due to delayed flights and sometimes have to take a nap on the floor or on the hard metal chairs.  However, if you are at Abu Dhabi International Airport you can get a peaceful sleep in the recently installed sleeping pods.

The ‘GoSleep’ sleeping pods were introduced on Sunday by the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC). Claimed to be as the “world’s first”, these Finnish-designed sleeping pods are high-tech chairs that can be transformed into flat beds.

Racing simulator by CXC Simulations is based on a real Lola Champ Car

Manufacturer of professional racing simulators and flight simulators, CXC Simulations from California have presented their latest creation in the form of a full sized Champ Car simulator.

The Champ Car simulator is based on a real 2006 Lola Champ Car which the CXC borrowed from Toyota of North Hollywood. Turning a real race car into a simulator was no easy task, as the client demanded extreme realism, easy access to the cockpit, a wide leather seat to accommodate users of different sizes and brand stickers for the game as well as for the car.

RoboBee: The world’s smallest flying robot

Engineers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have created the world’s smallest flying robotic insect. Inspired by the biology of a bee and the insect’s hive behavior, the penny sized flying robot is named the RoboBee.

RoboBee weighs around 80 milligrams and has a 3 centimeter wingspan. The two wafer-thin wings flap at 120 times per second. Strips of ceramic called the piezoelectric actuators that expand and contract when an electric field is applied are used so these tiny robots can fly.

Promate Lumitab is the world’s first tablet with built-in projector

Promate, a Chinese Electronics manufacturer has introduced an Android tablet with a built-in projector.  Christened as LumiTab, the tablet is claimed as the world’s first tablet with an on-board projector by the company.

The 1080p HD projector has a projection capability of 100 inches with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The LumiTab features a 7-inch display, 1.5GHz dual-core Texas Instruments processor and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Bang & Olufsen presents the BeoPlay H3 and H6 Headphones

High end audio products manufacturer Danish company Bang & Olufsen has added two new futuristic design headphones to its BeoPlay range.

Collaborating with Danish industrial designer Jakob Wagner, Bang & Olufsen has announced the Play H3 in-ear headphones and the H6 headphones with an over-ear design to offer you outstanding sound quality with pretty damn good look. Made from anodized aluminum, both the headphones are sturdy and lightweight.

Samsung Galaxy Mega is the Biggest Smartphone ever

World’s biggest Smartphone is here. Samsung has unveiled two new huge devices which boast the biggest screens ever in the Smartphone category.  Referred as phablet (a category between a smartphone and a tablet), the Samsung Galaxy Mega was launched in South Korea on Thursday.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega phablet will be available in two options: one with a 5.8-inch screen and other with a 6.3-inch screen.

AB-1266 by Abyss headphones comes with Planar magnetic transducer design

Abyss Headphones, a division of USA-based firm JPS Labs which came about from the need for a superior way to listen to music has released their first model headphone.

Abyss’s flagship model is called the AB-1266 and is the result of 5 years of work and experimenting with existing diaphragm and magnet materials. All components are machined from solid aluminum for remarkable strength and the rigid chassis consists of side frames and adjustable two piece headband.

Coffee table converted into a 32-inch large Tablet PC

Mr. Ma, a 40 year old man from Shunde District, Guangdong province, China is into computer hardware maintenance industry for the past 20 years. Using all that experience and his keen interest for trendy technology products, he has transformed his coffee table into a 32-inch large Tablet PC.

Taking advantage of Chinese New Year vacation, Mr. Ma spent half a month and about 8,000 yuan (US$1,282) to complete this DIY project.

Macallan partners with Oakley to create a cool hi-tech flask

One of the finest single malt Scotch whisky makers in the world, Macallan have collaborated with advanced sports equipment makers Oakley to create a cool flask that is made to be showed off rather than to be hidden in one’s coat pocket.

Designed using Oakley’s military techniques and advanced structural technologies the Macallan Flask will conserve the Macallan distillery process and will provide you the original aroma and taste of the whisky.

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