2Gadgets & A Glimpse Of The Future Presented By:Hartej SinghSunny BajajYatin WaliaAmit Kumar Thakur
3Definition Of gadgets By Some Famous Dictionaries Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus: An often small mechanical or electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty.Wikipedia: “A gadget or gizmo is a device that has a useful specific purpose and function. Gadgets tend to be more unusual or cleverly designed than normal technology.” Examples: MP3 players, remote control devices of any sort, cordless mouse, Swiss army knifeConsumer electronics
4What Do I Mean By “Gadgets” ?? A gadget is a small technological object (such as a device or an appliance) that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty (The quality of being new, original, or unusual) . Gadgets are invariably considered to be more unusually or cleverly designed than normal technology at the time of their invention. Gadgets are sometimes also referred to as gizmos(a gadget, especially one whose name the speaker does not know or cannot recall). A gizmo has moving parts but a gadget need not have them.
5HistoryThe history of invention of gadgets is almost as old as humanity itself. But, the introduction of the word is relatively new. The etymology of the word gadget is disputed. Some say that the word gadget was "invented" when Gaget, Gauthier & Cie, the company behind the casting of the Statue of Liberty, made a small-scale version of the monument and named it after their firm.
6Difference between Gadgets and Gizmos Gadgets : : Electronic device used to fulfill a need or a perceived needGizmos : : Non - Electronic device used to fulfill a need or a perceived need or rather a device with moving partsFor example, a nifty digital watch would be a gadget, while an analog watch would be a gizmo.
7Underlying Technology An Internet of ThingsWinter 2008Underlying TechnologyInformation Processinghardware and softwareStoragecapacity and speedCommunicationsbandwidth and ubiquitous accessibilityLearning in Retirement - Carleton University
8Hardware and Software Hardware Processor Power Quad Core An Internet of ThingsHardware and SoftwareWinter 2008HardwareProcessor PowerQuad Core64 – bit CPU’sProcessing SpeedSoftwareSoftware PowerJava, .NETService Oriented ArchitectureApplications Oriented ArchitectureLearning in Retirement - Carleton University
9Memory Memory Portability – Hand held mobility Size – the 4 Gbyte PC An Internet of ThingsWinter 2008MemoryMemorySize – the 4 Gbyte PCSpeedPortability – Hand held mobilityUSB Stick – the 4 GB stickiPodLearning in Retirement - Carleton University
10COMPARISON B/W PAST AND PRESENT GADGETS SizesTechnologyMemoryFeaturesUsage
11Devices of daily useTelevisionCell PhonesComputers
12Television New technology Fast response time Great contrast ratio Superb features
17Computers Used in day to day life Fast Easy to operate Multitasking Internet facility
18MacBook Air Extremely thin; 0.16 to 0.76 thick 1.6 GHz Intel Core Duo processorMulti-touch trackpadSmart LED screen for longer battery life; now mercury and arsenic freeIncludes n wirelessNo DVD or CD playerOnly 80 GB hard driveSupports up to 64 GB solid state drive (very expensive)
19Glass Keyboard Future of keyboard Laser touch Waterproof No-Key conceptLight source, a camera and an etched sheet of glass, showing the key positionsType, the cam sees your contact with the glass and sends appropriate commands to your PCPrice: ?
21Carleton University - The Evolution of the Web An Internet of ThingsBuilding Automation - GTCWinter 2008Access control (lock-unlock)HVAC monitoring (cooling, heating)AlarmsMeteringEnergy managementWinter 2008Carleton University - The Evolution of the WebLearning in Retirement - Carleton University
22In-Wall Touch screen An Internet of Things Winter 2008 Learning in Retirement - Carleton University
23Wireless devices Wireless mice & keyboards Logitech cordless presenter Value for library instruction
27Macromedia E-Paper Electronic paper Snapshot-sized display music, images, moviesNanotechnologyWafer-thinBattery is a replaceable Power StickerSound adjustmentData transfers take over a built-in high-speed wireless connectionComing 2015 from Lunar DesignPrice: $35 per pack of 10Won various awardsIntroduced in 2004The Best Product Designs of 2005IDEA Awards
28Microsoft D-Sharp Wrap around monitor 11” tall x 44” wide Curved in a gentle arc to avoid distortionImmersiveEarly tests show 9% - 50% productivity increasesWomen improved 2x over small displays30% less mouse movementRuns on a battery and small sound chipIdea Award 2005 for design
29Laptop with Detachable Screen ToshibaWireless protocolDisplay: 0.7 inches thick (0.4)Weight: 1.2 lbs (10-14 ozs.)Battery life -1 hour (3-4 hours)Timeline – ~ 2 years
30Cell Phone Jammers Jam phones surrounding you Illegal in U.S. Up to 50 feetWorks on worldwide networksExpensiveBuy Indoor/Outdoor modulesPrice: SH066 $260; CX- 200 $71Available UK, JapanSH066PWithin their operating radius, jammers prevent wireless phones from contacting a cellular radio tower. The affected phone behaves as it would any place where reception is too poor to carry a call.At its simplest, jamming any radio device involves transmitting a signal on the same frequency and at high enough power that the two signals collide and cancel each other out.more than 118,000 emergency calls are made each day from cell phones.Owning, manufacturing, marketing, offering for sale or operating a cell phone jammer is punishable by an $11,000 fine and up to a year in prison for each offense, the notice states.portable C-Guard sells for about $900 and can cover the area within a 450-foot radius. Lemel's company offers the $890 M2 Jammer, which comes in a briefcase and can block phones within a maximum radius of 50 feet. It's advertised as "ideal for the executive interested in keeping meetings and working lunches free from external distractions." Hubgiant of Taipei, Taiwan, sells its WAC1000 personal jammer, which has an operating radius of up to 30 feet, for $169. And Uptron of Lucknow, India, offers a full range of jammers with coverage ranging from 20 feet to over one mile.Zetron Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., manufactures a system that can detect cell phones and warn users to turn them off. It can cover up to a 90-foot radius. BlueLinx Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., is working on Q-Zone, a system that will turn off cell phones or silence their ringers when they enter a protected space. It relies on shortwave technology called Bluetooth that hasn't been widely adopted by cell phone makers and may not be on the market for another three to four years. NetLine is developing a similar system that will work with existing European digital cellular telephones, but not American devices.Perhaps, but this threat is the marketing hook for a new product, the Netline Cellular Activity Analyzer, which supposedly can detect hidden cell phones in a room. The CAA was designed is to detect active and dormant hidden cellular phones, mainly cellphone-based bugging devices. Prison authorities - Eavesdropping prevention specialists (bug sweepers) - Security officers in governmental/ military/ police compounds - Governmental agencies - Private investigators (prevention of industrial espionage) - Police investigation rooms - Computer and sensitive equipment roomCX one gives 70 seconds jammingOne company, Iceberg Systems, is beta-testing a new technology that will remotely turn off the cameras in cell phones.CX-200
31Batman Utility Belt or ManBag? Gadgets to carry are on the rise! Blackberry, cell phone, iPod…32%* get everything into their pocket4%* prefer the utility belt approach66%* required to carry mobile device for work73%* believe greater use of mobile devices has improved their work-life balance12%* want converged devices75%** carry at least 3 gadgets8%** carry 5 or more!Runs on a battery and small sound chipIdea Award 2005 for designSources: *Damovo; ** Silicon.com
32Origami DVD PlayerManufactured with new e-paper, a full color, fully flexible display technologyScreen folds into it’s caseIncludes integrated speakersDevelopment by Mag-Ink in Israel.Idea Awards Bronze Winner in 2005 for Design ExplorationsRuns on a battery and small sound chipIdea Award 2005 for design
33Pocket scanners (Reading pen) Scan, store and sendReads notes aloud.Beams to Smart phones, as well as to PDAs and PCs.Includes English dictionary definitions.USB connection to PCGet Immediate Translations and DefinitionsReading Aids – portable devices for dyslexic usersWizcom TechnologiesDocupenRC800
35Digital Pen (Drawing pen) Logitech io2Digital Writing SystemTake notes or draw sketches in ink on the smart paper and a “tiny camera” captures your work, storing up to 40 pages at a time. Intelligent power management maximizes every battery charge.Capture the familiar feel of how you have created in the past and moves it to digital.Take notes or draw sketches in ink on the smart paper and a tiny camera captures your work, storing up to 40 pages at a time. Intelligent power management maximizes every battery charge.The smart digital paper consists of a printed dot pattern which locates words and images on the page, and ensures they appear in the same place in digitized files. When you dock your digital pen, your text and sketches are automatically transferred to your PC where you can easily find them, use them, and share them.Features and Specifications:Dictionaries: More than 15 language dictionaries. See list at left. Voice: The product’s built-in Text-to-Speech technology provides immediate word-by-word pronunciation of a scanned English word or full line of text.Text Recognition: QuicktionaryII Elite recognizes over 300,000 words and expressions and offers numerous translation and definition combinations QuicktionaryII Elite reads a wide range of printed fonts and sizes, including inverted and hyphenated text. Alternative input tools are included for entering words that you can’t scan (e.g., street signs). Left-handed support: If you’re left-handed, don’t worry! QuicktionaryII Elite can be set for convenient left- or righthanded use.Light and small: QuicktionaryII Elite is designed to fit in your pocket. At only three ounces, it is like a feather compared to a heavy paper dictionary. Optical Character Recognition at 97% (based on standard font and size average). Preference setting for numerical and inverted text recognition.Benefits:Stay focused on your reading material instead of searching through a paper dictionary. With QuicktionaryII Elite, you will get immediate translations and definitions so that you can continue reading without losing your train of thought!QuicktionaryII Elite helps expand your vocabulary. By retaining the last 80 words scanned, it assists you in learning the words and understanding the text.Perfect for language students, English as Second Language students, travelers, and people working in multilingual environments.
36USB Wedding Bands USB integrates into your (life)style More than just data coupling!USB bracelets already availableNote also: USB Bra, belt, tie. – as for the lock, why not add physical (mechanical) security measures in addition to any technology-based ones?
37Geographic Search via Phone Information from the internet about whatever you are pointing the phone at. (Hotel, Restaurant, Monument)Special Cell phoneGPS satellite technologyCombination compass, GPS & binoculars – point at navigational landmark and identify itCurrently, descriptive info and advertisements for 700,000 locations in JapanLocation based tourism info, advertising, yellow pages, functions for locating friendsRuns on a battery and small sound chipIdea Award 2005 for design
38Blu-Ray v. HD-DVD Potential format battle HD DVD: supported by Toshiba, Intel, and Microsoft add-on HD DVD player for Xbox 360 console this fallBlu-ray: supported by Samsung, Pioneer, and Sony Blu-ray drive for PlayStation 3 game system, avail this fall
39BenQ Trio Writer BW1000 Blu-Ray writer for PC 3 laser formats to accommodate CD, DVD, Blu-Ray25 GB on single layer 50 GB on dual layer2 hours of HD content 13 hours of standard definitionEquivalent of 5 DVDs on one diskSolid Burn, Write Right2x – BD-R/-RE 1x- Dual layer 12x – DVD+R/-R 32x – CD-RPrice: $1,025 Aug 2006Runs on a battery and small sound chipIdea Award 2005 for design
40Future Phone/PDA/MP3 Device 60 GB MP3 playerSync w/ iTunes and Windows Media PlayerUser-editable MP3 ringtonesSupports WMA, AAC & five other file formatsWireless Internet (without minutes)3.2 Megapixel cameraOS Options: Windows, Palm, OperaAvailability: Maybe never??Cell phones are all about options: you often have to trade one feature for another, and often your service provider limits what you can have available
41EyeMove PC All-in-one Oval shaped PC with built-in HD Projector Wireless Touch screen Multi-ControllerKeyboard/mouseGamingMultimediaPC, Games, Movies, Multimedia anywhereRuns on a battery and small sound chipIdea Award 2005 for design
42Global Phone Vanu – Software Defined Radio technology One handset that operates on any cellular network anywhereTime line - ~ 5 yearsy
43Turbocell Charger Emergency cellphone charger Runs on 1 AA battery ReusableWorks with most phonesUp 2 hours talk-timePrice: <$20Kodak EasyShare43
44Solio Universal Charger Solar-powered emergency chargerCharges phones, mp3 players, cameras, etc.8 hours for full chargeHolds charge for 1 yearClosed: 5” x 2.5” x 1.5”Price: $200Handy for that backpacking trip in the Himalayas, but also for travelling around Europe, or with multiple gadgets44
45Belkin Wireless USB Hub Wireless connectivity for up to 4 USB peripheralsPC isn’t tethered to printer camera dock, etc.Price: $130Release date: July 2006
46Transparent Toaster Greatest thing since sliced bread? Uses special heating glass to warm a single slice of breadMonitor your toast so it doesn’t get over done.Currently doesn’t get hot enough to toast breadIn developmentRuns on a battery and small sound chipIdea Award 2005 for design
47TRIVIAWhat year did Apple introduce the first iPod?2001
48Voice Recognition TVAllows consumers to search & receive information about broadcast & on-demand programs, shows, music & gamesPersonalization module retains individual caller data & preferencesAllows caller to purchase CDs, videos, & DVDs with single callAccess for the visually impairedConvenient "anytime-anywhere" voice access through automated speech recognitionNatural language user interfaceHeadquartered in Livingston, NJ, TV Voice, Inc. is a privately held technology company founded in 2002. The Company is founded on a collective knowledge and expertise within the speech-recognition domain, application development and telecommunication industry
49I.C. Can Self Refrigerating Beer Can Manufactured by Tempra Technologies and Crown HoldingsReduces contents temperature by a minimum of 30 degrees F. in 3 minutes100% natural and environmentally safeAll natural desiccant contained in a vacuum draws heat from the beverage through an evaporator into an insulated heat sinkMoving towards mass productionRuns on a battery and small sound chipIdea Award 2005 for design
50World’s smallest LED projector Sony3 transmissive LCDs and 1 prismDistance between LEDs and display devices reducedBrightness reaches 50 lmTimeline - ?
51Availabot USB figure that stands up when an IM friend comes online Still in design phaseNo release date or price setWhy stop with IM detectors? So many options for context-specific activity indicatorsThat said: who has the time to configure all this, and who would really buy them??
52Nokia Open Cell Phone Sci-fi fans: Japanese folding fan Uses an as-yet-nonexistent flexible LCD color touch screenScrollable screenDesigned by Hugo DantiWon first place in the Nokia 4G Design CompetitionPossibility: Invention of E-InkIt’s just a fantasy…Hugo is an engineer from SpainIndustrial Design, 3-D ModelingMight be possible with the invention of the E-Ink
53E-Rope Modular Powerstrip Modular, expandable power stripEach socket can be rotated 180 degreesWhen devices are not in use, twist socket 90 degrees to disconnect flow of electricityAvailability: unknownE- rope is a modular power strip that enables users to add or subtract sockets as needed. In addition, to better accommodate large, bulky cords each socket can also be rotated 180 degrees, so adjacent sockets are not blocked. When electrical devices are not in use, simply twist the socket section 90 degrees to disconnect the flow of electricity. (Often referred to as vampire power, approximately 10 percent of a home's electricity is used by appliances in standby mode.)
54Full-Featured Camera Includes buttons for: beer, gin, jobs, money “Pee break” LED sensor“Call Spock” signaler
55Voice-Trek G-10 recorder OlympusUSB jackMemory – 256MB69 hours audio recordingRecords to Windows media audio format (WMA)Playback – WMA and MP3 files
56GPP2 Mobile phone Portable mini projector 15” projection External power source to boost brightness
57Philips S900 MP3 Player 2 Megapixel camera Touch Screen! 10 MB of onboard memoryHandy handwritten text input featureUSB, Infrared & BluetoothPricing and availability: TBACurrently testing in KoreaGetting good reviewsMultimedia deviceIn some ratings by critics 8 out of 10 including performance
58NETGEAR Skype WiFi Phone Phone for use with Skype Internet-basaed phone serviceMake calls using any WiFi connectionPre-order on AmazonAvailability: (maybe) July ’06Price: $300
59Mio 269 GPS Navigator No installation or monthly fees is required Sleek, smooth, flat body and fully integrated GPSLarge color screen with a 2.5GB hard drivePOIsIncludes Microsoft Windows OSTouchscreen & buttons500MB MP3 player (8 hours)For the car, walking, cycling or motorbiking4.5 hours on batteryNow available: $460Won several awards Built in TaiwanSimply insert an SD card with digital maps, and press a key to gain the benefits of GPS navigation.Not waterproofWatch this company!Maps included
60Flying Alarm Clock Really loud alarm Propeller launches & flies around the roomMust return propeller to base to turn off alarmPrincess InternationalPrice: $15Eye-Fih60
61MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies Founded in March 2002 by a $50 million contract from the U.S. ArmyMission is to use nanotechnology for:sleek, lightweight battlesuitsleap tall buildings with bionicsfind wounds and seal them on the spothelmet will have radio & night vision gear, GPS, target illuminator, tactical dropdown eyewear, and will convey data, video and audio feeds for “a 3D picture of the battlefield”Those teams are: Team 1: Energy Absorbing Materials Team 2: Mechanically Active Materials and Devices Team 3: Sensing and Counteraction Team 4: Biomaterials and Nanodevices for Soldier Medical Technology Team 5: Processing and Characterization - The Nanofoundries Team 6: Modeling and Simulation of Materials and Processes Team 7: Systems Design, Hardening, and IntegrationCurrently working on 37 research projectsPublic tours: Free First come first serveCambridge: Wednesday, August 16, 2:00-2:30 pm100 pound suits to 5 poundsNew, ceramic-impregnated body armor can take a strike, evenly absorb the shock, then deform in space without ever touching human skin. Says DeGay, “Comfort has never been part of the paradigm, but now armor will protect and be comfortable.” Steve Altes believes that the next generation of battle gear will go even further to enhance the soldier’s survivability, through the “magic of nanotechnology.” These tiny, molecular building blocks can confer revolutionary properties on everyday materials, such as fabrics.determine the cause of an injury and administer medicine; and someday, recycle sweat to serve as potable water and as a body cooling device. Thomas says that “some products are already bearing nanofruit,” such as a conducting polymer that can detect TNT, in use now in Iraq.
62Wearable computing MIT Labs “With heads-up displays, unobtrusive input devices, personal wireless areas networks (LANS), and a host of other context sensing and communication tools, the wearable computer can act as an intelligent assistant, whether it be through a Remembrance Agent, augmented reality, or intellectual collectives.”Early example: Tunewear jacketwith iPod controls stitched tothe sleeve.
63Wearable computing today Movie GlassesIn Skymall magazine –Icuity Video Eyewear (optional DVD player)MP3 sunglassesThump by Oakley.comVoted one of the top worst new technologies for 2005!
64Head-worn display Icuity M920 – small and lightweight From icuity:Focus on your environment while maintaining a constant state of readiness and safety. MEDICAL View vital signs or endoscopic images without taking your eyes off the patient MILITARY Maintain situational awareness while infusing technology with combat readiness. MAINTENANCE View the output of your borescope or flaw detector hands-free and heads-up. SECURITY View video on the move without compromising safety and security. TEST & MEASUREMENT Concentrate your eye on the circuit board without turning your head to see the waveform VIDEOGRAPHY Monitor the camera's view from anywhere on the set. MOBILITY View computer information anytime, anywhere to increase workflow and productivity.
65100 Megapixel Chip (Camera?) DALSA Semiconductor made a 100 megapixel chipMeasures 4”x4”NASA's JPL chose DALSA for image sensors on Mars RoversAlso noted: Hasselblad already has a 39 megapixel camera
66PoGo Pocket Printer Prints 2” x 3” prints with sticker backing Works via USB or BluetoothInkless printing embeds color into paperSize: 4.7” x 2.8” x 0.9”PolaroidPrice: $150+ $10/30 sheets of paper66
67IMPACT OF GLOBALISATION ON GADGETS TechnologyCustom DutiesWorld Become Shortened
68ROLE OF GADGETS IN TODAY’S LIFE Easy LifeMore AccuracyFastReliable
69MERITS AND DEMERITS Merits Easy Convenient Comfortable Reduces time and EnergyEfficient And Effective
70Merits And Demerits Reduces Physical Work Prone To Many Diseases LethargicDiverts Attention And InterestDependentElectromagnetic Waves
71How to Decide on a gadget for your need ?? Will It meet that needIs the cost Balanced By YourselfWill Your crews use itIs the device too limited in what it can doIs it durable enough