October 4, 2023

Futuristic Flying Car You Can Drive or Fly to Your Destination Debuts at Auto Show

A flying car might seem like something straight out of a retro science-fiction movie, but there are a lot of companies that are actively working to make it a reality. One of those companies is Alef Aeronautics, which recently debuted its Model A prototype at the Detroit Auto Show. In July, the electric vehicle was approved for flight testing by the Federal Aviation Administration and is currently for pre-sale.

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August 10, 2023

Simultaneous Face-to-Face Language Translation Will Be Offered at Tokyo Train Station This Fall

Japan is known for its state-of-the-art technology, and its latest creation is a significant step toward breaking language barriers. A new device named Voice Biz UCDisplay offers live face-to-face translation between Japanese and 11 other languages. Developed by printing company Toppan Inc, the translation tool can be best described as a window-like screen. When two users converse, real-time translations appear as text bubbles on either side of the screen.

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July 21, 2023

Sony Releases Portable Home Theater System With 360 Spatial Sound Mapping

Setting up a home theater system can be a time-consuming and daunting task. Fortunately, there is now an option to go wireless. Sony has released their HT-AX7 portable theater system, which features 360 spatial mapping. So, when you turn it on, it's like you're enclosed in a bubble of 3D surround sound. The system itself is small enough to be carried and moved from room to room.

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July 6, 2023

AI Visualizes Drivers Based on Car Brands, Reveals Stereotypes Pushed by Technology

Recent experiments with AI generators have highlighted the incredible bias that exists in the technology. Recently, the automotive website Rerev decided to conduct its own test on the stereotypes pushed by AI. To do so, they asked ChatGPT to describe the average owner of 10 popular car brands. Then, they used those descriptions as prompts in Midjourney to generate an image of these car owners.

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