Second Sight Argus II Artificial Retina Approved For Use

This could be a life changing and historic moment for a number of blind patients in the world: the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of an Artificial Retina that could help a specific group of vision-impaired patients to recover a partial vision. The principle of the Artificial Retina works like this: the retina is basically the eye’s “light sensors”, and when it is damaged, the light information […]


Huawei Vision U8850 could be headed for North America

Back in August of 2011, we revealed that the Huawei Vision U8850 had been launched in select markets around the world, but unfortunately the North American market was not one of them. Granted it appeared to be a low-mid level Android smartphone, but we guess that there are some of you guys stateside that might have been disappointed by that news. Not to get your hopes up, but it seems […]


Microsoft charts a lazier future for humans

With the advent of technology, do you think we are getting lazier and lazier by the day? I guess so, with the remote control being the start of downhill for many of us, and marking the humble beginnings of that paunch around the waist. Microsoft’s Productivity Future Vision concept is certainly an interesting take, and while you will not experience any Jetsons’ like lifestyle, it will still offer something that […]


Nokia executive leaves for Vision+ pastures

Is Nokia a sinking ship? It really depends on which angle you look at the company from, but we do know that executives come and go. It seems that Tero Ojanperä, former CTO and currently Executive Vice President of Nokia (as well as being a member of Nokia’s ‘Leadership Team’) has decided that he has done all he wanted to do with the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer for slightly more […]


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Huawei Vision 007HW arrives in Japan

Japan gets another Android-powered smartphone in the form of the Huawei Vision 007HW – where Softbank Mobile will be the mobile carrier of this particular handset. What do you get with the Vision 007HW? For starters, how about the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, running on a 1GHz processor whole sporting Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity? Not only that, you will remain well connected with 3G support, not to […]


Huawei Vision shown off in 360 demo and video

The Huawei Vision, an upcoming high-end Android device, was just announced last week and while we were given detailed description of the phone’s specs, we only had a couple of press shots to look. A phone’s appearance is just as important as its specs for some people – I mean, who wants to spend money on a good device if it doesn’t look great at the same time? So for […]


Huawei Vision Android phone launched

Huawei has just announced the launch of a new smartphone to its high-end Android lineup. Called the Huawei Vision, this Android-powered device will come with some pretty decent specs to match its sleek curves. The Huawei Vision will run on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8255 processor, pack a 3.7″ display, a 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, 512MB of RAM, 2GB of […]


Huawei Vision to join the premium Android smartphone market

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei, known for its budget Android handset, Ideos; has announced its debut into the premium smartphone world. Called Vision, the smartphone is currently still in its prototype stage, but the company expects the device to compete with the big boys in the industry – Samsung, and HTC. The phone will pack a 3.7” display and will ship with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The operating system will have Huawei’s own […]


Robots that help humans see in areas of low visibility

While guide dogs have been around for awhile to guide humans who can’t see, they can’t be used all the time – i.e. when entering hazardous areas like burning buildings covered by smoke. Well the folks over in King’s College London and Thales are developing a semi-autonomous robot that will have sensory capabilities that can be shared with humans. These robots will communicate with humans via reins, sending feedback such […]


NVIDIA improves their 3D Vision glasses

When the NVIDIA 3D GeForce system was first released, everybody was excited about being able to experience 3D gaming on their computers. But customer dissatisfaction soon arose when they found out the 3D glasses provided with the graphics card were plagued with battery issues. There have been reports of the glasses running out of power in the middle of a movie! Well, thankfully NVIDIA has addressed the issue and they’ve […]


emPower! is the world’s first electronic focusing eyeglasses

PixelOptics, an eyewear company has just announced that their award winning emPower! eyeglasses that they unveiled at CES 2011 this year, will be available for purchase very soon. What’s so special about these glasses is that they are the world’s first electronic focusing eyeglasses – no longer will wearers be limited to the fixed focusing capabilities of their regular spectacles. If you find yourself switching between two pairs of glasses […]


HTC Vision to hit T-Mobile, known as G1 Blaze

The T-Mobile G1 was the very first Android-powered smartphone to hit the world, and it seems that it will now feature a successor in name, known as the G1 Blaze. Take one look at it and those who are familiar with the growing range of Android smartphones will realize that this is the HTC Vision, which will feature a purported 1GHz processor, spacious keyboard and 3.7″ WVGA display. While rumors […]


Operation Makes Blind Man See

A man who has been blind for 30 years can finally see light thanks to bionic eyes which has been fitted. According to the BBC, “Ron, 73, had the experimental surgery seven months ago at London’s Moorfield’s eye hospital.He says he can now follow white lines on the road, and even sort socks, using the bionic eye, known as Argus II.” The Argus II relies on a camera and video […]