This New Street-Legal Flying Car Can Take Off Like an eVTOL and Then Cruise the Highway at 70 MPH

The Aska AS5’s wheels are a major differentiator over other electric hovercraft that just take off and land. 

By MICHAEL VERDON 

California-based ASKA showed off its electric “flying car” with a full-scale interior mockup at CES last week. Unlike other flying cars entering the market, the AS5 looks and behaves more like a conventional eVTOL than a converted airplane design.

“People were excited when they got behind the wheel and saw how easy it would be to drive and fly,” said Guy Kaplinsky, ASKA’s co-Founder and CEO.

The company has established a Tesla-style retail store in Los Altos in Silicon Valley, and is taking preorders for the aircraft ($5,000 deposit, $789,000 retail). ASKA has a manufacturing center in Mountain View, Calif., where it says it can produce two eVTOLs per month. Kaplinsky expects the AS5 will be certified and on the market by 2026.

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Sony unveils Project Leonardo: a modular  PS5 controller designed for players with disabilities

During its CES presentation Sony showed off the Mocopi system for full-body tracking for use in games and the metaverse. The company also revealed Project Leonardo, a new modular controller designed to help players with disabilities.

The controller has a big, round base that is designed to lie flat on a table, there are several mounting options as well. A player can use a single Project Leonardo controller or two, a DualSense controller can be added to the mix as well. This way, one, two or three controllers can be combined into a single virtual controller.

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Pee and me: The gadget that turns toilets into urine labs

Turn your pee into liquid gold.

By Cecily Mauran

Why 2023 could be the year of personal pee-testing.

Withings has a new streaming platform. No, not that kind of streaming. 

The health tech company announced U-Scan at CES 2023 on Tuesday. It’s a smart device that analyses your pee from the comfort of your bathroom. 

The pebble-shaped gadget fits in a toilet bowl and captures urine, which is then analyzed internally by cartridges that assess various biomarkers. The user can check the results through the Withings Health Mate app and share it with their doctor. 

But U-Scan isn’t just for one-off urinalysis. Your pee contains a continuous treasure trove of information about your health, fitness, and fertility. Separate cartridges in the U-Scan allow you to monitor hydration, nutrition, metabolism, vitamin levels, or ovulation and menstruation. All health data is compliant with Europe’s GDPR privacy regulations.

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S.Korea to complete preparations for Level 4 autonomous car by 2024

This file photo provided by Motional shows the IONIQ 5-based robo taxi.

In October, Motional signed a 10-year deal to supply Hyundai’s IONIQ 5-based autonomous vehicles to U.S. ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc.

South Korea will set up safety standards and an insurance system for the launch of Level 4 autonomous vehicles in the country by next year, the transport ministry said on Sunday.

Land, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Won Hee-ryong also said the government will “dramatically” ease regulations involving autonomous cars, at this year’s  ‘CES 2023’ in Las Vegas, reports Yonhap news agency.

Motional is a 50-50 joint venture set up in 2020 between Hyundai Motor Co. and U.S. mobility startup Aptiv to test fully autonomous vehicles for ride-hailing services.

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Amazon-backed Cinderella-style robot cart carries dishes and laundry

The robot trolley can last a whole day on a single charge / Labrador Systems

By Saqib Shah

The Labrador Retriever is a self-driving trolley that can be summoned using Alexa.

Amazon has another robot helper up its sleeve as part of its grand plan to bring domestic droids to homes.

The online shopping giant is backing Labrador Systems, the maker of a robot cart that can carry your dirty dishes and laundry around for you.

The droid, known as the Labrador Retriever, uses advanced 3D vision to map and navigate your home, in the vein of a robot vacuum. In essence, it comes across as a high-tech food trolley that can self-drive and automatically lift and lower items to you.

You can summon it using your voice through an Alexa-enabled device, like a smart speaker or display, and even pre-set it to bring or collect items at specific times. All told, the Retriever can carry food and laundry baskets weighing up to 25 pounds.

At the recent CES tech event, Labrador Systems showed the bot retrieving drinks from a fridge based on voice commands made through an Amazon Echo Show 10 smart display, which was placed atop the cart. Just don’t expect it to get your dinner out of the oven or pop to the garden to collect your clothes from the line. After all, it’s a self-driving cart, not a humanoid robot with arms and legs.

It’s no coincidence that the robot plays nice with Amazon’s products. The e-commerce titan previously co-led a $3.1 million funding round in the startup alongside iRobot, the maker of the Roomba robot vacuum that Amazon is in the process of acquiring.

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Samsung’s New AI-Powered Oven Will Tell You If Your Food Is Burning

The oven, unveiled at CES, will also live stream your cooking to social media.

BY JOHNNY BRAYSON

Samsung’s Bespoke line of appliances contains some of the most advanced and most attractive options on the market, functioning as a sort of Holy Grail for design-forward techies. At CES 2023, Samsung has unsurprisingly added to the line with new Bespoke Side-by-Side and Top-Mounted Freezer Refrigerators along with a new flagship fridge, the Bespoke 4-Door Flex Refrigerator with Family Hub, which doubles the size of its predecessor’s touchscreen display to 32 inches. 

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TCL Introduces Groundbreaking Augmented Reality Glasses at CES 2023

TCL Introduces Groundbreaking Augmented Reality Glasses at CES 2023

TCL RayNeo X2; It offers a true smart wearable experience that unlocks a deeper connection between users, devices and the real world.

A pioneer in display technology and affordable, world-class smart experiences, TCL launched the TCL RayNeo X2023 augmented reality (AR) smart glasses at CES 2. These revolutionary glasses benefit from pioneering binocular full-color Micro-LED optical waveguide displays along with a host of new interactive features to enable users to experience unparalleled AR.

TCL RayNeo CEO Howie Li said in a statement: “TCL RayNeo has created the world’s first binocular full-color Micro-LED optical waveguide AR glasses. This glasses developed by RayNeo; It will set the bar for future innovations in wearable AR, without sacrificing high-end technology, style or ease of use. The RayNeo X2 is the new frontier of AR glasses and we’re just getting started.”

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Neutrogena Reveals AI-Powered 3D Printed Custom Vitamin App

Printed vitamins.


Normally we do not cover topics related to cosmetics, being a website focused on the more industrial, loud, and explosive applications of additive manufacturing.

But we are interested in production-grade 3D printing, as well as AI, computer vision, and computer software. And this new story from cosmetic giant Neutrogena has all of those components, so we’ll cover it.

Read on to find out how we let an AI pass judgment on this writer’s face skin!

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Aeolus Debuts Autonomous Dual-arm Humanoid Robot at CES2023

Autonomous Dual Arm Humanoid Robot Aeolous is waiting for its new owners.

Aeolus debuted its new first-generation household robot assistant at this year’s CES, Called Aeo, it is, the first humanoid robot in the world that can recognize its owner’s face. 

The goal of Aeolus Robotics is to use robots to improve everyone’s quality of life. Aeolus brings together expertise from Europe, America, and Asia to produce the most capable service robot available today. 

It has a solid financial foundation and a global presence was established in 2016 and has had robots operating in Japan since 2019. The company is presently moving to new international markets. For this reason, they are well suited to develop the very best in cutting-edge robotics, like the Aeo. 

Named in honor of the deity who guards the winds, it has also been designed to patrol and clean hospitals. Aeo has the capacity to carry out ultraviolet disinfection, making it well-suited to manage the difficulties facing the healthcare sector. 

But, it is more than just a cleaning robot. 

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The Five Most Interesting Autonomous Vehicles At CES 2023

Five different autonomous vehicles from favorites of CES2023 met the audience.

Autonomous vehicles are the buzzword in the automotive and transportation industries. We have seen companies working on a variety of technologies that enable vehicles to drive by themselves. At CES 2023, let’s look at five of the most interesting concepts that include options for public transportation to a mobile vending machine.

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This AI robot arm can do everything from making coffee to 3D printing

It can also rotate 220 degrees and lift up to 26.5 ounces of weight.

By Kavita Verma

Supernova, a South Korean startup, has designed HUENIT, a robotic arm to help people with various household chores and creative tasks. Supernova showcased its AI Camera and Robot Arm at CES 2023. The company has been developing innovative robots to help people with everyday tasks.

Although many innovative technologies were showcased at the CES 2023, the Huenit Robot Arm captured the attention of visitors. HUENIT is an easy-to-use AI-based multi-functional robotic arm that combines advanced AI technologies with a modular arm to work on complex tasks with high precision. The robot can do everything from making coffee to 3D printing a prototype.

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Adorable smart home robot unveiled at CES 2023 could be a great addition to your family

By Jon Bitner

Every January, CES brings us a laundry list of innovative, intriguing products that’ll probably never see the light of day. Enabot, an under-the-radar robot company, seems to be bucking that trend at CES 2023, with its impressive EBO X smart home robot offering up dozens of futuristic features and a release date planned for the second quarter of this year.

EBO X is an adorable smart home robot that serves multiple purposes in your household. After mapping its surroundings, the self-balancing, two-wheeled companion can follow you around your home, provide two-way communication through its 4K camera, pump out music via its Harman speakers, sync with other Alexa devices, and provide security alerts while you’re away.

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