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Adobe MovingStills

Today at the Adobe MAX 2018 conference, Adobe introduced MovingStills for the Creative Cloud, a feature that lets you essentially transform still photographs into cinematic sequences. It uses artificial intelligence to create a parallax based on the photo's data, which is turned into a video shot with a moving camera. Continue reading for the full tech demo video and more information.

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Autonomous Travel Suite

How about a self-driving airport shuttle that offers the comforts of home all the way to your hotel? Meet the "Autonomous Travel Suite". This vehicle aims to merge transportation and hotel into one, or the Autonomous Hotel chain to be more specific. Simply step into the suite, input your destination on a tablet device, and you'll be transported straight there. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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VicTsing RGB Keyboard

VicTsing's RGB Backlit Wired Gaming Keyboard offers a mechanical feel with 12 multimedia keys, all for $12.99, today only, originally $69.99. Six-zone dynamic RGB backlight with seven vivid RGB lighting modes allow you to personalize the backlight according to your preferences. Backlit brightness can be switched among five levels. The backlit also can be turned off to prevent light pollution. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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Jet-Powered BMW

Believe it or not, Igor Negoda from Russia managed to cram a TS-21 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) of a MIG-23 fighter jet into a BMW E30 3 Series, transforming it into a flame-spitting monster, literally. The TS-21 turbine is used to start the MIG-23's main engine, but in the 3 Series, there's enough propulsion to get it moving when paired with the original transmission. Continue reading for another build video and more information.

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Brixel Mirror

Design studio BREAKFAST reveals the "Brixel Mirror," a 19-foot-wide by 6-foot-tall installation made up of 540 Brixels - black on one side and mirrored on the other. Each Brixel is illuminated from the bottom with LEDs, and the mirror can be controlled from a smartphone, enabling users to switch between various content and interactive experiences. "Silhouette" is one that transforms the installation into a mirror that matches your silhouette, giving a one-to-one reflection. Continue reading for a making of video, more pictures and additional information.

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Panasonic Wear Space

Panasonic Wear Space, a collaboration with Japanese fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga, is a bizarre wearable gadget with noise-cancelling headphones. The main idea is to keep the wearer focused when in open spaces such as coffee shops, schools, and co-working spaces. It consists of flexible material that wraps around the back of your head, extending all the way to the sides of your eyes, thus blocking out distractions in your peripheral view. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Xenon Adventure Drone

The problem with most drones is that they're not the easiest to transport, but the Xenon Adventure Drone aims to change that with its modular design that can be stored in a tiny box when broken down. That's right, the two separate sections stack together and are attached to each other securely using magnets. Simply snap the pieces together, and you're ready to fly. The container can be used as a handheld launching platform. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Rolls-Royce Intel Autonomous Ship

Rolls-Royce created a plan to deploy autonomous ships 3-years ago, but now, they've partnered with Intel to make it reality. These high-tech vessels can navigate without a human crew onboard, instead relying on LIDAR, radar, thermal cameras and HD cameras as well as its artificial intelligence awareness system. Its AI system will analyze the information gathered by the sensors and then use Intel's Xeon Scalable processors for decision-making. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Analogue Mega SG

Analogue's just announced MEGA Sg console will let you experience classic SEGA Genesis games without any wires or lag, and in Full HD 1080p. It's compatible with the more than 2,000 games released on the SEGA Genesis, SEGA CD, and the Master System. "The core functionality of each system is engineered directly into an Altera Cyclone V, a sophisticated FPGA. We spent thousands of hours engineering each system via FPGA for absolute accuracy. Unlike the knock off and emulation systems that riddle the market today, you'll be experiencing SEGA's 16-bit and 8-bit era free of compromises," said Analogue. Both the Mega Sg (shipping April 2019) and 8BitDo M30 controller are available for pre-order now, priced at $189.99 and $24.99, respectively.. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Piano Genie

Magneta, a Google research team, has developed Piano Genie, an artificial intelligence-powered interface that lets anyone improvise on the piano using just eight buttons. The researchers were inspired by Konami's Guitar Hero, a rhythm game, and rather than have users play actual songs, they wanted them to create their own melodies in real-time, which is made possible by an AI trained on a large data bank of classical piano music, thus enabling the AI to predict what notes follow each other. Continue reading for three more videos and additional information.

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