Translation from English

Thursday, January 5, 2017

New Atlas

The Intellectual Tiny Home is a 320 sq ft (29.7 sq m) one bedroom dwelling built from a 40 ft (12 m)-long recycled shipping container. It's being promoted for use as a full-time tiny house, guest house, or granny flat and will set you back US$62,000.   Read more
Battery life is a worry for pretty much anyone with a smartphone, which is why so much is being done to try and squeeze more juice out of our mobiles. A new graphene sticker called NanoSkin, to be launched at CES, promises to add up to 20 percent extra to your existing phone battery.   Read more
Fisher-Price brand has updated its Smart Cycle physical learning system for modern tech-loving toddlers. Originally cabled to a living room TV, the mini spin cycle can now wirelessly connect to a docked tablet or to a big screen television and is app-based rather than relying on game cartridges.   Read more
Hyundai is running full-steam ahead with the "mobility company" strategy at this year's CES, showing various technologies to help you jump from A to B to C and back again. It's showing a trio of robotic exoskeletons along with a last-mile electric scooter.   Read more
​Samsung is expanding its general laptop line with the gaming focused Notebook Odyssey. Unfortunately, the lesser of the two models is kitted out with the bottom rung of Nvidia’s GTX 10 series GPUs. But with decent-enough specs in other areas they should make for solid entry-level gaming laptops.   Read more
For the last three years at CES, we've watched the evolution of ODG's AR glasses. We tried the company's new R-8 and R-9 glasses, which mark the debut of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor​.  Read more
This year's CES sees the unveiling of 10 new OLED models from LG, including the new flagship 77-inch LG Signature OLED TV W that took out the 2017 CES Best of Innovation Award with its "Picture-on-Wall" design.   Read more
At CES this week Samsung announced its 2017 TV lineup, which improves on its existing quantum dot technology​ and continues the battle against OLED under a new name: QLED.​   Read more
Augmented reality (AR) has the potential for some really cool experiences, but it hasn’t yet hit the mainstream. Tango, Google’s AR platform for mobile devices, might help that along, and now Asus has unveiled the ZenFone AR, which works with Tango as well as Google’s Daydream VR headset.   Read more
Panasonic's GH-series cameras have always been terrific portable video machines, but the new GH5 takes things to a whole new level. 4K/60fps recording, 10-bit 4:2:2 colour, 180fps slow-mo at 1080p and a burst mode that takes up to 60 shots per second make this the new king of micro 4/3rds video.   Read more
​LG has arrived at CES with not one, but four robo-assistants designed to help around the home, indoors and out, and in public places like airports.   Read more
HTC has announced the Vive Tracker, a new accessory for the VR system that can be attached to anything from baseball bat​s to firefighting hoses. At CES this week, the company revealed a few examples, as well as a new audio headstrap and a subscription model for the app store.   Read more
This year sees the introduction of the LG InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerator that boasts Amazon Alexa Voice Service support and a 29-inch touchscreen display that turns transparent with a couple of knocks to reveal what's stored within.   Read more
Kingston's new DataTraveler Ultimate Generation GT is a USB 3.1 flash drive boasting a capacity of up to 2 TB, making it the highest capacity USB flash drive in the world.   Read more
Touted as an Amazon Echo for kids, Mattel recently unveiled Aristotle, a voice-activated smart assistant designed to interact with your child at all stages of their development.  Read more
​At today’s CES press event, Samsung unveiled Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro. Both feature 2-in-1 tablet/laptop builds and an included stylus. They are also Samsung’s first Chromebooks designed for compatibility with Android mobile apps.​​   Read more
The F-150 is a prominent member of the best-selling vehicle line in America, and the Mustang is the country's most iconic muscle car. Soon they'll both be available as hybrids.  Read more
When most of us think of leisure-style fishing trawlers, chances are that we don't envision something clean-running and quiet. That's what the folks at Amsterdam's Trondheim Trawlers are developing, however, in the form of the Trondheim 40 electric trawler.  Read more
​While people back on Earth were celebrating New Year's Eve, a robot aboard the International Space Station (ISS) got on with the job of upgrading the station's solar power system with new lithium-ion versions.  Read more
​In September 2015, NASA chose five potential space exploration missions to fund. Now the space agency has narrowed the field down to two missions that will see robotic spacecraft probing parts of our Solar System that could give us deeper insights into its formation and evolution.   Read more
Ricoh has built on its short but considerable success with spherical cameras by adding some live-streaming to its lineup, with the announcement of the new Ricoh R which can shoot 360-degree video continuously for up to 24 hours.   Read more
​Our smartphones already do a lot of things. The just-announced Changhong H2, however, does something that none of the others can. According to its makers, it's able to tell us what things are made of.   Read more
​Developed by L’Oréal, Kérastase and Withings, the Hair Coach smart hairbrush uses a microphone and sensors to detect brushing patterns and signs of excessive force, presenting users with insights and recommendations through a companion smartphone app.​   Read more
​There are now a good many desktop 3D printers vying for dominance in the home office, making it difficult for newcomers to stand out from the crowd. 3DRap is looking to make its mark with a 3D-printed 3D printer that makes use of open source software and will retail for just over $250.   Read more
Concussions often go undetected, but Prevent Biometrics is aiming to change that. Its sensor-equipped mouthguard detects potentially dangerous head impacts in real-time and issues an immediate alert when an assessment is required.   Read more
Kia has given a sneak-peak at the new Picanto tiny car ahead of its full debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The third-generation of this A-segment subcompact city car is expected to come to market in the fourth quarter of 2017.   Read more
Time is your most precious resource and Focus@Will helps you capitalize on that resource by giving you music channels that are scientifically optimized to help you focus. With over 50 channels of exclusively curated music designed specifically to help you focus, this program has been proven to increase attention span and reduce distractions. Being productive is hard - Focus@Will makes it easier.   Read more