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Latinos Post : TechThis 12-Year-Old Dominican Boy Can Create Robots Out of BoxesAsk Siri to Do This and Be Amazed!This TV Disappears When You Wave at It

http://ftr.fivefilters.org/makefulltextfeed.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fftr.fivefilters.org%2Fmakefulltextfeed.php%3Furl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.latinospost.com%252Frss%252Fsections%252Ftech.xml%26max%3D5&max=5 Tech RSS Feed http://www.latinospost.com/articles/83000/20160115/12-year-old-dominican-boy-create-robots-out-boxes.htm http://www.latinospost.com/articles/83000/20160115/12-year-old-dominican-boy-create-robots-out-boxes.htm <div class=”story_posted” readability=”18.666666666667″> <div class=”posted” readability=”19.555555555556″>By <a href=”http://www.latinospost.com/reporters/althea-serad”>Althea Serad</a> (<a href=”mailto:media@latinospost.com”>media@latinospost.com</a>) | First Posted: Jan 15, 2016 06:00 AM EST</div> </div> <div class=”at_tag”><span class=”title”>Tags</span> <a href=”http://www.latinospost.com/tags/12-year-old-dominican-boy”>12-Year-Old Dominican Boy</a>, <a href=”http://www.latinospost.com/tags/dominican-republic”>Dominican Republic</a>, <a href=”http://www.latinospost.com/tags/boy-genius”>Boy Genius</a>, <a href=”http://www.latinospost.com/tags/12-year-old-dominican-genius”>12-Year-Old Dominican Genius</a>, <a href=”http://www.latinospost.com/tags/dominican-boy-robots-from-boxes”>Dominican Boy Robots From Boxes</a>, <a href=”http://www.latinospost.com/tags/dominican-boy-makes-robots-from-boxes”>Dominican Boy Makes Robots From Boxes</a>, <a href=”http://www.latinospost.com/tags/robots-out-of-boxes”>Robots Out Of Boxes</a>, <a href=”http://www.latinospost.com/tags/dominican-boy-robots-boxes”>Dominican Boy Robots Boxes</a>, <a href=”http://www.latinospost.com/tags/robots”>robots</a>, <a href=”http://www.latinospost.com/tags/toy-robots”>Toy Robots</a>, <a href=”http://www.latinospost.com/tags/boy-genius-dominican-republic”>Boy Genius Dominican Republic</a></div> <div readability=”10″><img src=”http://images.latinospost.com/data/thumbs/full/83095/560/0/0/0/christmas-starts-in-june-at-hamleys.jpg”/> <p>Hamleys employee uses a tablet computer to control a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot in Hamleys toy shop on June 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo : Oli Scarff/Getty Images)</p> </div> <div class=”social_article addthis_toolbox”> <ul class=”social_b custom_images”><li><a class=”addthis_button_facebook” href=”javascript:”><img/></a> <a class=”addthis_button_twitter” href=”javascript:”><img/></a> </li> <li class=”a_email”>0</li> </ul> </div> <p>This kid is a genius!</p> <p>A 12-year-old boy from the Dominican Republic has found a way to make the most out of what he has. Simply with the use of cardboard boxes, the boy was able to make robotic toys.</p> <p>Jasuel Rivera is a boy with a family who cannot afford to buy him the toys that he wants to play with, so he decided to use his own resources to make these toys.</p> <div id=”adunit_article_center_middle1_computer” class=”adunit_rectangle”> <p><span>Advertisement</span></p> </div> <p>At first, Jasuel’s grandmother thought he was simply making a mess collecting every cardboard box that he can find, and just like any other abuela, she asked what he plans to do with the “ese reguero.”</p> <p>Jasuel’s abuela eventually found out that her grandchild had a bigger plan for the cardboard boxes. Little by little, young Jasuel was building his own robotic playthings powered by stuff such as syringes.</p> <p>According to Zona5, via <a href=”http://remezcla.com/culture/genius-12-year-old-dominican-boy-makes-robotic-toys/” rel=”nofollow”>Remezcla</a>, Jasuel thought of using the Internet to research on how he could create his own toys since his family can’t afford to buy him any.</p> <p>”I didn’t have money to buy one, but I saw one like this on the Internet, so I made my own,” Jasuel explained.</p> <p>”I liked it, so I kept on doing it,” he added.</p> <p>Check out what Jasuel and his abuela had to say in a report below.</p> <p><iframe class=”videocontent” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/QlsfTdfhds8″ width=”420″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″>[embedded content]</iframe></p> <p>Since the day he started making his own toys, Jasuel has built 12 contraptions, one of which is a semi-truck trailer. Other creations made by the 12-year-old boy genius from the Domincan Republic include equipment used at a construction site. Every creation of Jasuel’s is made of recycled materials, so nothing is put to waste.</p> <p>Apparently, Jasuel’s inspiration is mathematician Blaise Pascal, whose law on fluid mechanics he has used for his creations. Upon learning Pascal’s law, Jasuel got the idea of using different liquids to fuel his toys. Turns out, water, he said, is the best liquid that powers his toys.</p> <p>Maybe one day Jasuel can create water-fueled cars.</p> <p>It’s not the first time that a 12-year-old robot-building genius made the headlines.</p> <p>As reported by <a href=”http://mashable.com/2013/09/12/robot-developer/#zECw6bbxuaqw” rel=”nofollow”>Mashable</a> in 2013, a 12-year-old boy named Rohan Agrawal made news after he took an internship at Sunnyvale-based company OLogic. The California company has been known to design robots for Google and Disney, and after spending the summer there, Agrawal has helped the company create robots from scratch.</p> <p>Check out Agrawal doing what he does best at OLogic.</p> <p><iframe class=”videocontent” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/cyUp39ZWP2Y” width=”560″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″>[embedded content]</iframe></p> <div class=”contribute”> <div class=”con_left”> <ul class=”social_b”><li><a class=”addthis_button_facebook” href=”javascript:”><img/></a> <a class=”addthis_button_twitter” href=”javascript:”><img/></a> </li> <li class=”a_email”>0</li> </ul></div> </div> <p>© 2015 Latinos Post. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.</p> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”>Let’s block ads!</a></strong> <a href=”https://github.com/fivefilters/block-ads/wiki/There-are-no-acceptable-ads”>(Why?)</a></p> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:00:00 +0000 article http://www.latinospost.com/articles/83000/20160115/12-year-old-dominican-boy-create-robots-out-boxes.htm This 12-Year-Old Dominican Boy Can Create Robots Out of Boxes This kid is a genius! en text/html http://www.latinospost.com/articles/83000/20160115/12-year-old-dominican-boy-create-robots-out-boxes.htm http://www.latinospost.com/articles/82922/20160114/ask-siri-amazed.htm http://www.latinospost.com/articles/82922/20160114/ask-siri-amazed.htm <div class=”story_posted” readability=”18.439024390244″> <div class=”posted” readability=”19.317073170732″>By <a href=”http://www.latinospost.com/reporters/desiree-salas”>Desiree Salas</a> (<a href=”mailto:media@latinospost.com”>media@latinospost.com</a>) | First Posted: Jan 14, 2016 04:02 AM EST</div> </div> <div readability=”13″><img src=”http://images.latinospost.com/data/thumbs/full/83023/560/0/0/0/the-apple-iphone-4s-is-released-worldwide.jpg”/> <p>LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 14: A man uses ‘Siri’ on the new iPhone 4S after being one of the first customers in the Apple store in Covent Garden on October 14, 2011 in London, England. The widely anticipated new mobile phone from Apple has seen customers queue in cities around the world for hours to be amongst the first to buy the device. (Photo : Oli Scarff/Getty Images)</p> </div> <div class=”social_article addthis_toolbox”> <ul class=”social_b custom_images”><li><a class=”addthis_button_facebook” href=”javascript:”><img/></a> <a class=”addthis_button_twitter” href=”javascript:”><img/></a> </li> <li class=”a_email”>0</li> </ul> </div> <p><span>If you’re an iPhone or iPad user, you already know Siri can do many things. Recently, one of her other skill sets – which some thought was hidden until now – surprised tech buffs as it was considered incongruous for a virtual personal assistant.</span></p> <p>If you ask, “Siri, can you beatbox for me?” she’ll do just that, albeit in an odd way.</p> <p>She’ll begin by saying there’s a line she’s been practicing, and then goes on to say “boots and cats” over and over.</p> <div id=”adunit_article_center_middle1_computer” class=”adunit_rectangle”> <p><span>Advertisement</span></p> </div> <p>Why “boots and cats”? This phrase is one of the basics usually used in learning beatboxing.</p> <p>Well, she did say she was still in practice phase. Nevertheless, <a href=”http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/13/10766346/siri-beatbox-iphone-boots-and-cats” rel=”nofollow”>The Verge</a> pointed out that her beatboxing is “not very good.”</p> <p>Siri’s beatboxing chops isn’t exactly a new feature.</p> <p>”Daichi, one of the internet’s best-known beatboxers for this demonstrative video, uploaded a clip in December last year showing Siri beatboxing in Japanese,” the tech news portal noted. “Like the English-speaking version, Japan’s Siri says it’s been practicing the beat, but in this case it shows – it’s faster, slicker, and closer to an actual beat than the ‘boots and cats’ refrain.”</p> <p>A French iPhone user had also shown that inputing a couple of consonants for Siri to intone can actually produce “surprisingly effective results.”</p> <p>Further, creative rookie DJs may produce an interesting musical sequence by using multiple iPhones and “using Siri requests to put laughter, sad trombones, fart noises, and other sounds from Apple’s library over the top of the assistant’s repetitive beat.”</p> <p>”But if you want to use it to search for actual songs, you’ll need to be subscribed to Apple Music – Siri denies any requests for music chart information unless you’re a member of the streaming service,” The Verge explained.</p> <p>Beatboxing is not the only quirky request that Siri can serve up, though, albeit in a rather incomprehensible manner.</p> <p>When asked for the answer to zero divided by zero, as noted by <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/apples-siri-hidden-beatboxing-talent/story?id=36244562″ rel=”nofollow”>ABC News</a>, Siri would reply with this statement: “Imagine that you have zero cookies and you split them evenly among zero friends. How many cookies does each person get? See? It doesn’t make sense. And Cookie Monster is sad that there are no cookies, and you are sad that you have no friends.”</p> <p>You can also ask her about the end of the world, whether the chicken or the egg came first, the laws of robotics, what she’s wearing, and the meaning of her name, <a href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3396411/Siri-BEATBOX-Apple-s-personal-assistant-revealed-musical-skills.html” rel=”nofollow”>MailOnline</a> noted.</p> <p>How about asking her for winning Powerball numbers? Have you tried doing just that?</p> <p><strong>WATCH:</strong> </p> <p><iframe class=”videocontent” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/I3ya6hrE5kg” width=”560″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″>[embedded content]</iframe></p> <div class=”contribute”> <div class=”con_left”> <ul class=”social_b”><li><a class=”addthis_button_facebook” href=”javascript:”><img/></a> <a class=”addthis_button_twitter” href=”javascript:”><img/></a> </li> <li class=”a_email”>0</li> </ul></div> </div> <p>© 2015 Latinos Post. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.</p> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”>Let’s block ads!</a></strong> <a href=”https://github.com/fivefilters/block-ads/wiki/There-are-no-acceptable-ads”>(Why?)</a></p> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:02:14 +0000 article http://www.latinospost.com/articles/82922/20160114/ask-siri-amazed.htm Ask Siri to Do This and Be Amazed! If you’re an iPhone or iPad user, you already know Siri can do many things. en text/html http://www.latinospost.com/articles/82922/20160114/ask-siri-amazed.htm http://www.latinospost.com/articles/82907/20160113/tv-disappears-when-wave.htm http://www.latinospost.com/articles/82907/20160113/tv-disappears-when-wave.htm <div class=”story_posted” readability=”18.439024390244″> <div class=”posted” readability=”19.317073170732″>By <a href=”http://www.latinospost.com/reporters/desiree-salas”>Desiree Salas</a> (<a href=”mailto:media@latinospost.com”>media@latinospost.com</a>) | First Posted: Jan 13, 2016 06:10 AM EST</div> </div> <div readability=”11″><img src=”http://images.latinospost.com/data/thumbs/full/83013/560/0/0/0/workers-prepare-consumer-electronics-show-for-opening.jpg”/> <p>LAS VEGAS – JANUARY 5: A man looks at a wall of Panasonic high definition televisions on display at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show January 5, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The electronic gadget show runs January 6-9. (Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</p> </div> <div class=”social_article addthis_toolbox”> <ul class=”social_b custom_images”><li><a class=”addthis_button_facebook” href=”javascript:”><img/></a> <a class=”addthis_button_twitter” href=”javascript:”><img/></a> </li> <li class=”a_email”>0</li> </ul> </div> <p><span>There are storage solutions that can make your appliance disappear, and then there’s a household staple that can disappear by itself – with a wave of a hand.</span></p> <p>Say hello to Panasonic’s transparent TV set – the kind that can disappear when you gesture at it or not use it for a length of time. The experimental innovation was on display at the CES 2016 event, drawing “never-ending crowds” round it, <a href=”http://www.tomsguide.com/us/panasonic-transparent-lcd-tv,news-22080.html” rel=”nofollow”>Tom’s Guide</a> noted.</p> <p>”The screen was a thin LCD panel with adjustable dimensions,” the online portal observed. “For the demo, Panasonic draped it across two living room shelves, then showed a variety of videos, music and artwork, each one of which looked exquisitely gorgeous.”</p> <div id=”adunit_article_center_middle1_computer” class=”adunit_rectangle”> <p><span>Advertisement</span></p> </div> <p>”The widescreen television was housed in a bookcase and allowed you to make the screen temporarily translucent, letting you see the items (vinyl record covers, sculptures, vases, etc.) on the shelf behind it,” <a href=”http://mashable.com/2016/01/11/panasonic-transparent-tv/#6Z97wXr6tGqS” rel=”nofollow”>Mashable</a> noted. “In addition to the almost translucent display, the television also features a gesture-controlled music app that lets you spin a carousel of your digital music over half of the display while the other half continues to give you a see-through view behind the display.”</p> <p>Interestingly, the TV screen is capable of rendering videos or stills in HD quality in true opaque fashion. But when turned off, it appears totally transparent.</p> <p>Will this innovation make Samsung and other leading TV set makers shake in their boots?</p> <p>Unfortunately, though, as mentioned, Panasonic’s transparent monitor is still at an experimental stage, with the company still unprepared to mass produce the product and sell it to the public. However, according to a representative, if indeed this TV monitor does get to the market, it’s hoped to happen in about 2-5 years from now, Tom’s Guide said.</p> <p>No price range or cost was mentioned.</p> <p>Further, the transparent screen’s maker “wants users to use motion control to control the TV,” although it has its own remote control.</p> <p>Invisible TV has been the stuff of science fiction, with a number of films of the same theme showcasing monitors that are transparent and, at the same time, interactive. This technology has not yet been translated to reality. However, Panasonic’s prototype appears to be the first one to simulate such an innovation.</p> <p>Will other tech firms follow suit and release their own invisible TVs? Will other manufacturers manage to present an even cooler version in the near future? What do you think?</p> <p>Sound off in the comments below and be heard!</p> <p><strong>WATCH:</strong></p> <p><iframe class=”videocontent” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/ONYHMEw448U” width=”560″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″>[embedded content]</iframe></p> <div class=”contribute”> <div class=”con_left”> <ul class=”social_b”><li><a class=”addthis_button_facebook” href=”javascript:”><img/></a> <a class=”addthis_button_twitter” href=”javascript:”><img/></a> </li> <li class=”a_email”>0</li> </ul></div> </div> <p>© 2015 Latinos Post. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.</p> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”>Let’s block ads!</a></strong> <a href=”https://github.com/fivefilters/block-ads/wiki/There-are-no-acceptable-ads”>(Why?)</a></p> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:10:14 +0000 article http://www.latinospost.com/articles/82907/20160113/tv-disappears-when-wave.htm This TV Disappears When You Wave at It There are storage solutions that can make your appliance disappear, and then there’s a household staple that can disappear by itself – with a wave of a hand. en text/html http://www.latinospost.com/articles/82907/20160113/tv-disappears-when-wave.htm

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