Modeled to be similar to a child of between one to two years old, Affetto is developed by Hisashi Ishihara, Yuichiro Yoshikawa and Prof. Minoru Asada of Osaka University in Japan and is designed to make realistic facial expressions so that humans can interact with it in a more natural way where it will be used to study the early stages of humans social development.
It’s a novel idea but if there are any lessons to be learned here its — it doesn’t mean you can create something, you should.
For more Affetto freakiness, head on over to after the jump for two videos of the barely human humanoid robot.
So here it is, another teaser video from LG on the upcoming Optimus 3D — the world’s first Android-based 3D smart phone. In all honesty, there’s really nothing to see in the video, it’s just a floating animation of the device and some dramatic sentences with not much else it in. The most prominent feature in this latest teaser is the dual stereoscopic cameras at the back of the device.
But we’ll have to say that’s its much better than the first Optimus 3D teaser video LG put out last week.
In any case, it’s almost certain that the Optimus 3D will make its official debut at the Mobile World Congress happening next week. As always, you know where to find us if you want to get the latest. In the meantime, the teaser video awaits your viewing pleasure right after the jump.
Alright so the title has probably spoiled it for some of you but even knowing that this video is sly Fujitsu marketing gimmick, it’s still bloody good to share it around. The jury is still out on whether the dude actually did draw a pencil artwork copy of the Monalisa just by spinning the tablet digitizer around, but it sure does look convincing.
It’s fun to watch too.
Check it out right after the jump.
Here’s another post that has nothing to do with mobile tech but here’s a pretty trippy stop-motion video using nothing but coins. We liked it so we thought you’d like it too.
Head on over the jump for the video.
Having two screens on a mobile phone would be better than having one right? Maybe, and that’s the logic behind this latest Android phone to hit the market. The Kyocera Echo’s claim to fame is its unique dual-touchscreen setup consisting of two 3.5 inch 480×800 screens on two separate halves linked together with a proprietary hinge that’s made out of titanium which is developed in-house by Kyocera.
Hardware wise, the Echo packs a second generation 1GHz Snapdragon processor (QSD 8650) running Froyo (Android 2.2). There’s 1GB of on-board storage and an 8GB micro SD card included in the box (the micro SD card slot support cards up to 32GB).
If you’re wondering why the Echo is running a slightly dated Android OS it’s because Kyocera says that the dual screen interface required extensive customisation to the seven core native apps which includes the messaging, browser and email apps so that the user can utilise both screens when using these applications.
Can’t get enough of Angry Birds? Those dying to kill those green pigs will be pretty occupied in the next couple of days. With less than a week away from Valentine’s Day, Rovio has finally released its latest installment of Angry Bird Seasons that comes with Valentine’s day themed levels.
To download on Android, look up for Angry Birds Seasons in the Android Market. If you have a previous copy of Angry Birds Seasons, you can just update it from the Market as well. For iPhone/iPod users, you can download via iTunes. For iPad users, there’s the HD version as well.
During the US Super Bowl, there’s a secret level for the original Angry Birds hidden on Level 13-12. You can find out how to unlock it here.
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But before we get to know the E7 in detail, lets find out what was the inspiration behind the device. We’ve got in store for you right after the jump a video interview with Nokia’s lead industrial designer Shunjiro Eguchi on how the Nokia E7 came to be.
Head on to after the jump to find out.
Have you ever wondered what your career options are living in a galaxy far far away? Well we do all the time! It’s good that we found this nifty flowchart that helps guide us down the right career path
Yeah, you’ve probably noticed that this has nothing to do with mobile tech but it’s just too cool to not share it with our readers. Don’t you think?
We know you’ll enjoy it as much as we did. So tell us what career path did you get?