Smartphones have begun to demonstrate a greater degree of robustness, where there are more and more handsets arriving with waterproof capability. How about drones? I know one drone which would not jive well with water, and that would be the CUPID drone that delivers a whopping 80,000 volts via a stun gun. Imagine that kind of electricity coursing through the water or at a swimming pool. The WAVEcopter happens to be a fully waterproof multicopter frame which was constructed using chiefly readily available and highly affordable electrical parts.
When you are at an ATM with a long queue behind you, it pays to be wary, especially if the city you’re in happens to be in a foreign land and is famous for pickpockets. There might be some PIN thieves behind you, who cannot wait to get a glimpse of your ATM’s PIN number before relieving you of your wallet and its contents afterwards through an accidental bump. Well, Google Glass, when working alongside the Ubic system, might prove to be a deterrent to PIN thieves. How does it work? When the user, who wears a pair of Google Glass, walks up toward an ATM, “identifies himself” to it. The Ubic software will see the ATM identify the user’s unique digital Google Glass signature, where it will then respond by showing off a customized QR code on its screen.