The Chinese online messaging company, Weibo, had a strong start in its Nasdaq debut, showing that investor appetite for Chinese tech IPOs remains strong, setting the stage for Alibaba’s highly anticipated debut. Lily Jamali reports.
Summary: The S&P 500 roars back with its best weekly gain since July, while the Nasdaq snaps a three-week slump aided by upbeat earnings from Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and General Electric. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Ford's Tech TV crew get a hands on demo of the new Nokia 808 Pureview. The phone (running Symbian) was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona and features a 41 megapixel camera sensor, made possible by a combination of Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia-developed pixel over-sampling technology.
Fresh from unleashing its latest high-tech cleaners, the DC47 cylinder vacuum and the DC50 upright vacuum cleaner, Dyson set its engineers another challenge – with a bit of a twist.
The objective was to design a remote controlled car using a ball and spare Dyson parts. The British electronics giant had over 50 engineers take part and, after three weeks of development, the winning car was chosen.
Made up of different mechanics and Dyson parts, the team took an iterative approach engineering a robust and highly manoeuvrable vehicle. Check out the video for all the action.
MirageTable: freehand interaction on a projected augmented reality tabletop
MirageTable is a novel augmented reality system which enables instant digitization of physical objects, correct 3D perspective views, and interaction using bare hands without gloves or trackers.