Category: CeBIT

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Aerotain, airship drone for advertising and events

Posted by Charbax – March 16, 2016

Aerotain, a Spin-Off of one of Switzerland's top universities ETH Zurich, shows a flying robot called Skye that is safe enough to fly above crowds and be touched in midflight. Helium provides uplift, even if technical problems occur and thus does not hurt anybody. The individually branded hull together with a live stream allow the audience to experience the brand. This is a new tool that marketing agencies and event organizers can consider as one great attention grabbing display/branding/projector drone. You can find out more about it at http://aerotain.com and follow them on https://twitter.com/aerotain

Prof. Abhishek Mishra, Uttar Pradesh Minister of Vocational Education and Skill Development

Posted by Charbax – March 15, 2016

Launching the largest skill development mission in India, the best mission program in India, Proffessor Abhishek Mishra, Minister of Uttar Pradesh Government looks after Vocational Education and Skill Development, talks about the strategies being used in India to attract investments into India to manufacture consumer electronics and high tech products, cars, trying to provide skilled manpower to companies who want to bring in their experts and setup subsidiaries in India. Building all the infrastructure to enable the expansion of IT manufacturing in India.

SkiAR Augmented Reality for Outdoor Winter Sports

Posted by Charbax – March 15, 2016

Winter sports like skiing and snowboarding are often group activities. Groups of skiers and snowboarders traditionally use folded paper maps or board-mounted larger-scale maps near ski lifts to aid decision making: which slope to take next, where to have lunch, or what hazards to avoid when going off-piste. To enrich those static maps with personal content (e.g., pictures, prior routes taken, or hazards encountered), Anton Fedosov (twitter: @antonfedosov), HCI researcher, Università della Svizzera italiana (twitter: @USI_INF), Lugano, Switzerland developed SkiAR, a wearable augmented reality system that allows groups of skiers and snowboarders to share such content in-situ on a printed resort map while on the slope.

Find out more at: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2875234&CFID=591558081&CFTOKEN=65601379

Nick Hayek, CEO of Swatch, unveils Belenos Battery, 50% higher capacity, flat and flexible

Posted by Charbax – March 15, 2016

Belenos Clean Power, a subsidiary of Swatch Group, has developed a new type of battery based on vanadium, with electrical energy storage capacity up to 50 to 100% higher capacity than the battery technologies that exist today. Electric cars and drones might start using Belenos batteries starting this year already, production of Belenos batteries will start this Summer by Swatch Group subsidiary Renata in Switzerland, further Belenos batteries may also get produced in Asia depending on the demand. George Clooney and the Swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier are on Belenos's board of directors, Belenos is 51% owned by Swatch Group and will be put on the Hong Kong stock market with a possible valuation between 5 and 20 Billion dollars. The goal is to power Swatch Smartwatches and other wearables with the Belenos battery, creating a Smartwatch and wearable technologies that never needs to be recharged.

As a half-Swiss, I hope Swatch will release smart watches to put Apple Watch to shame, made in a really smart way, with Swatch's own ultra low power displays or with E Ink behind the dials of a Swatch Sistem51 based automatic watch, and with low power Bluetooth and Novasentis flexible actuator vibrations in the wrist band. Part of the watch may function as energy harvester, perhaps solar on the watch casing/sides, to recharge the Bluetooth low energy and E Ink or other low power display.

Grandstream GXP2200, GXP2124, DECT phones announced at CeBIT 2012

Posted by Charbax – March 19, 2012

GrandStream is one of the leaders in cost effective VOIP SIP phones. They've now been on the market for 10 years and they are showing their next generation Android powered VOIP phones for the office, hotels, also for any consumers to use in the home. Just get one of these with your SIP VOIP account and you're all set for free phone calls!

This video features following devices:
GXP1105: 1:49 (40€)
GXP1405: 2:18 (50€)
GXP1450: 2:38 (60€)
GXP2100: 3:00 (80€)
GXP2110: 3:35 (110€)
GXP2120 (110€)
GXP2124: 4:48 (new announcement at CeBIT)
GXP2200 Android HD IP Phone: 5:22 (new announcement at CeBIT)
GXV3140: 7:18 (140€)
GXV3175: 9:06 (240€)
DECT phones: 10:06 (new announcement at CeBIT)

NameRobot.de, online naming tool

Posted by Charbax – March 19, 2012

NameRobot.de is built by linguistics specialists and programmers, it can help generate names with available domain names for startups.

Twago.com freelance marketplace

Posted by Charbax – March 19, 2012

Twago is one of the biggest marketplaces for freelancers that can program web apps and anything else in IT that someone can need. This service competes with freelancer and elance.

Transfluent, translation for social media and websites

Posted by Charbax – March 19, 2012

Transfluent is a service that offers effortless, near real-time professional translation to social media feeds and websites.

CorruptionTrak, crowd-sourced corruption tracking

Posted by Charbax – March 19, 2012

CorruptionTrak is a service that aggregates data regarding incidents of petty/day-to-day corruption in India and acts as a channel to direct this data to relevant authorities. All the reports logged are made freely available to the public, including journalists, NGOs and concerned governmental authorities. They withhold the names of their citizen reporters from public view and make them available only to trusted authorities for further investigation. The relevant authority may contact citizen reporters for more information if it decides to investigate the case.

Xattel, augmented reality community/messaging app

Posted by Charbax – March 19, 2012

Xattel is an app shows an augmented reality layer for social networking.