Google’s Pixelbook is $999 Chromebook that can work as Tablet too.

Google is bringing back the Chromebook Pixel, with new name “Pixelbook”. Google Pixelbook is a high-end Chromebook with price starting at $999. It can be folded around and used like a tablet. With 10 millimeter thickness, Google Pixelbook is the thinnenst laptop. It weighs just 1 kilogram. The Pixelbook features a 12.3-inch QuadHD display, and … Continue reading “Google’s Pixelbook is $999 Chromebook that can work as Tablet too.”

New ’building material’ points toward quantum computers

QUANTUM COMPUTER: A Danish-American research team has shown that it is possible to produce ‘Majorana particles’ in a new ‘building material’. The research, led by scientists from Niels Bohr institute, University of Copenhagen, paves the road for new types of experiments – and at the same time represents an important contribution to the construction of … Continue reading “New ’building material’ points toward quantum computers”

New type of supercomputer could be based on ‘magic dust’ combination of light and matter

A team of researchers from the UK and Russia have successfully demonstrated that a type of ‘magic dust’ which combines light and matter can be used to solve complex problems and could eventually surpass the capabilities of even the most powerful supercomputers. The researchers, from Cambridge, Southampton and Cardiff Universities in the UK and the … Continue reading “New type of supercomputer could be based on ‘magic dust’ combination of light and matter”

Use of brain-computer interface, virtual avatar could help people with gait disabilities

Researchers from the University of Houston have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-computer interface augmented with a virtual walking avatar can control gait, suggesting the protocol may help patients recover the ability to walk after stroke, some spinal cord injuries and certain other gait disabilities. Researchers said the work, done … Continue reading “Use of brain-computer interface, virtual avatar could help people with gait disabilities”

A computer that reads body language

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have enabled a computer to understand the body poses and movements of multiple people from video in real time — including the pose of each individual’s fingers. This new method was developed with the help of the Panoptic Studio, a two-story dome embedded with 500 video cameras. The … Continue reading “A computer that reads body language”