This week on Crave we explore promising food options like a pizza vending machine and a hand-held espresso machine. We get a glimpse into the beautiful, microscopic world of chemical reactions and meet Toshiba's communication android that's learning to speak sign language.
Robots will someday take over the world and, YES! they will need to order the hearing impaired around also.
Toshiba has unveiled Aiko Chihira, a humanoid robot that can communicate using sign language.
Researchers from three different labs have created FlexSense, a surface with embedded sensors that makes for some pretty incredible applications. We don't know when this concept might show up in commercial products, but we're already looking forward to it; don't miss the demo on today's show.
On today's show, we check out a new flexible sensor with some amazing applications, debate if pizza from a vending machine can be delicious and meet a new robot from Toshiba that knows simple sign language.
A concept bracelet and rings set uses motion sensors and an LED display to translate sign language.
Here's another example of how the Kinect works great as a low-cost Swiss Army Knife for human and computer interaction: the multicamera device reads sign language like a champ.
The next wave of consumer electronics could come from the maker movement and indie developers. Intel's Edward Ross wants to make the company's chips a key part of that trend.
As Dropbox transforms from its online-storage origins to a growing, multi-purpose platform, the company's head of design is orchestrating its app-centric future.
Let's face it, the calendar app that came with your phone isn't always the best choice for managing your schedule. Replace it with one of these pretty and helpful alternatives.