So Honda decided to one up the Segway with the Uni-Cub. Hey instead of being more active why not create a small compact device that you can use indoors or out. Now laziness to walk never has to stop. It works by recognizing the shifts in a user’s body weight to control and direct it. When in use it puts the user at eye level.
The Uni-Cub is what you could call an advanced version of the U3-X which is another personal mobility device that uses Honda’s Omni Traction Drive System which allows for movement in any direction. The U3-X is more compact compared to the Uni-Cub but I would still would rather have the Back to the Future hover board over this.
The foot rests make the U3-X look like a unicycle but with no skill needed to use. These devices are made in Japan who are known for making weird stuff, and this definitely fits the bill at least for me. I can’t see this being used in any real office if I’m honest, the tech is cool but keep on working on the hover board.
I am not sure what to think about this. On the one hand this may prove to be a good replacement for those mobility scooters you see some people use but I see no credible use for people who have two working legs, except for sheer novelty’s sake. I think that we all just need to get off our asses and walk more not less.
The tweaking of search is a constant process at Google and they created the Knowledge Base as a way to help refine your search about things by understanding the variability in the meanings of words.
It’s made up of a few parts found below:
The first makes it easier to find the right thing by understanding that words can have more than one meaning and having the Knowledge Base understand the difference to focus your search and slim the field of results.
The next thing it will do is give a summary about what their system believes is the most useful or interesting information for that topic based on what the system has learned from the other questions people have asked.
This element in my view takes the I’m Feeling Lucky button and deepens it by going deep and broad to unearth discoveries that will intrigue and surprise you.
The Knowledge Graph is a massive collection of information that has been gathered to refine your search experience and get to what you’re looking for faster.
Here is the video on it:
I like that this will help make it easier to find what you are looking for. The Knowledge Base feels like it takes potential contexts into account when you search which is an important thing to cull the massive volume of data that exists about a term or a subject which can have many meanings.