Water from vending machines

2017-03-15 Mario Dean 0

In African countries, clean drinking water is still a luxury, either because it is contaminated, or it is only available from distributors where it is very salty. With the help of the Danish company Grundfos soon the inhabitants of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, will have access to fresh water at a very low price.

Thanks to the agreement between the government of this country and the company Grundfos, there will soon be four completely new water distributors in the streets of Nairobi. Every citizen, after scans of a special payment card, will be able to purchase a 20 liter water tank for half the Kenyan Shilling (about $ 1.8) and it is only 1 percent of the price for the same amount of water demanded by other sellers.

In Kenya, similar distributors have been using them for some time, but for the first time they have been used in the city center. Grundfos hopes that the concept will be used by other developing countries that install similar systems.…

Universal translator from Star Trek

2017-03-11 Mario Dean 0

In the Star Trek series, the heroes use special translators who interpret the languages ​​of other races, making it easy to communicate with them. Waverly Labs' New York startup has decided to create a similarly functioning device.

The product is called Pilot, and unlike Cortana or Google Translate offering translation capabilities from other languages, it does not need to operate an online network and function completely online, translating in real time the conversation of two people.

The technology currently only supports languages ​​spoken in Europe such as English, Spanish, French and Italian, but Waverly Labs promises that the device will soon be translated into the languages ​​spoken by East Asian and African peoples.

Of course, they will be paid additionally, unless you order a pre-sales translator on -the-pilot-smart-earpiece-language-translator / coming_soon Indiegogo, where funds are collected to start production. Pre-sales will start from May 25, and the first orders will begin in the spring.…