Michael Peshkin is a professor at Northwesten University that teaches using a digital LED dry erase board. The “Lightboard” also lets the user super impose graphics from a computer. There is no post-production and it is a great way to record online lectures easily. The board is videotaped in mirror reflection. The hardware is open source on a Google Site. Check out a video of how it works above.
Acer has announced a new Chromebook laptop with a touchscreen called the C720P. The C720P costs $299.99, which is around $100 more than the company’s cheapest non-touch Chromebook. According to PCWorld, the C720P Chromebook has an 11.6-inch touchscreen, a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. The C720P also has a battery life of 7.5 hours, an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Haswell architecture.
Microsoft is selling each Xbox One console for $28 higher than the cost of parts and manufacturing the console. Microsoft sells each Xbox One for $499 and they spend $471 to build them, according to research company IHS. Building an Xbox One is $90 more than the $381 that Sony spends on the PS4. The Sony PS4 sells for $399. Sony makes an $18 profit on each PS4.
Everyone knows that turtles swim very well. This is why the U-CAT has been designed to swim like a turtle to navigate around corals and rocks. The U-CAT was designed in Estonia. The robot has flippers to swim around while most other underwater robots use propellers.
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The TobyRich SmartPlane is a remote control plane that can be controlled with a smartphone. The plane can make adjustments and corrections since flying a remote control plane can be hard. The TobyRich SmartPlane has a rechargeable battery that weighs only a gram. The SmartPlane can cruise at full throttle for five minutes on a single 15-minute charge. You can control the plane from your iPhone. Tilting the iPhone left to right makes the plane tilt. The throttle is handled by an on-screen control that is accessible through your thumb. The SmartPlane costs $94.
Wal-Mart has started to sell the Chromecast streaming device in their stores as well as their website. Chromecast is also selling at Staples, the Verizon website, and the Motorola website. You can plug your Chromecast into your HDTV and control it with your Android smartphone or tablet. There are no remotes necessary for using the Chromecast app. The Chromecast device has Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Google Play, and Chrome apps.
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Microsoft Corporation is banning Xbox One users from using certain apps if they swear, but the bans are temporary. Several Xbox One users have reported that their console banned them from using Upload Studio and Skype after swearing. The ban takes place if users say certain words when uploading gameplay clips to SkyDrive or on private Skype video calls. However, you can still upload clips from games where the in-game characters use profanity without getting banned. Some of the clips tested were in the game “Battlefield 4.” Some of the bans were lifted after 24 hours.
The Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) Toq smart-watch is expected to arrive in December, but you can start to pre-order them now. The display features on the Toq uses Mirasol technology. The Qualcomm Toq smartwatch display has an always-on touch screen and enhanced visibility in bright sunlight. It also uses less power than LCD displays for superior battery performance. The Qualcomm Toq uses Qualcomm’s WiPower LE technology, which has drop and go wireless charging. The Toq also has stereo Bluetooth. You can pre-order the Toq smart-watch for $350 today.
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