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Articles tagged with: advanced tech

Be Efficient With iOS 5’s Wireless Update Feature

Apple has recently seeded the beta version of its newest operating system iOS 5 to developers. iOS 5 is currently not available to normal users as it is in a testing phase.

For the first time Apple has introduced the feature of updating the OS over a wireless network without hooking the device up to a PC for downloading.

For this, the user will need to first download the new operating system to the device utilizing 3G or WIFI connectivity. Updating the software by this method would not download the full operating system which requires the download of about 700 MB chunk of data.

Google Acquires Facial Recognition Company, Pittpatt

Google is keenly interested in upgrading its current projects and adding new and exciting features to them. Recently, Google bought Fridge, a social networking firm. Now Google has acquired PittPatt(Pittsburg Pattern Recognition), a face recognition software company.

10,000 Year Clock Being Built

Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos is helping to fund a special project that will make a clock tick for 10,000 years, embedded inside a mountain. The project involves thinkers, inventors, and investors, and the idea is for the clock to tick once a year, keeping time for the next 10,000 years.

The clock will most likely be installed in a chamber within a cave deep in the Sierra Diablo Mountains in West Texas. The clock was originally thought by the inventor, Danny Hillis and a non-profit group called the Long Now Foundation.

Introducing The One And Only, Air Piano

The airpiano is a truly innovative piece of technology. Essentially, it is an electronic instrument that a musician plays simply through hand gestures. A gentle wave of the hand produces beautiful music. The airpiano is completely programmable and the keys can be configured as tones and as faders for sound filters and volume.

The airpiano was first introduced in 2007 and the third video shows this prototype in action. The beautiful hands-free instrument is now available for sale. The stunning device represents the first musical instrument that allows for intuitive and touch-free interaction.