The 10 Best Things Coming This September

Aug 19, 2014 No Comments by

TI CC3200 Courtesy Texas Instruments The “first single-chip programmable microcontroller platform” is a technical way of saying this little piece of hardware could help add your household devices to the Internet of Things. Part of a family of Texas Instrument products, SimpleLink connects via Wi-Fi.   What If? Courtesy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Randall Munroe, creator [...]

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Steampunk Guinea Pig Wings: Because Etsy

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments by

Turn your guinea pig into a steampunk superhero with these awesome leather and brass wings. Silvia Ferreira makes custom steampunk clothing and owns SkyPirate Creations. She wants to outfit your furry little pet in adorable superhero/fantasy wear. The cooling fan in the center is a nice touch, because guinea pigs apparently tend to overheat. I’m not [...]

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Concept the spherical speaker OM / One

Aug 16, 2014 No Comments by

Now not easy to surprise the discerning user another Bluetooth-speaker. But the engineers from startup Om Audio difficulties are not afraid. They submitted to the public a very interesting column. Announcing a new and unique speaker OM Audio OM / One. The device effectively stands out the competition. Fact that the gadget … levitates. And [...]

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Truck-A-Tecture: 2 Convertible Nomadic Dwellings on Wheels

Aug 15, 2014 No Comments by

With participating design studios from around America, this exhibition features a series of amazing mobile spaces that use technology and ingenuity to explore new possibilities for the modern nomad. Two of the four projects in particular are worth a closer look, whether or not you are able to visit and see them on display in [...]

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Software on your smartphone can speed up lithium-ion battery charging by up to 6x

Aug 14, 2014 No Comments by

A startup in California, with the rather odd name of Qnovo, says it has developed a new way of rapidly recharging conventional lithium-ion batteries. With Qnovo’s technology, you can get six hours of phone life from just 15 minutes of charging — compared to just 1-2 hours from conventional charging. The secret, according to Qnovo, [...]

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No Power, No Problem: Zero-Energy Gadgets for the Home

Aug 13, 2014 No Comments by

Want to cut back your electricity use at home, or go off grid altogether? There are plenty of options for fun and practical gear and appliances ranging from foot-powered washing machines to hot tubs that get their warmth from firewood. These 12 zero-energy gadgets take advantage of solar power, natural acoustics, kinetic energy and human [...]

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Concept laptop 5-in-1 from Toshiba

Aug 12, 2014 No Comments by

Toshiba introduced a laptop-transformer that can perform the functions of five devices. Of course, the first two – it’s a laptop and tablet, like many conventional hybrids, but this gadget is capable of and on something another. The laptop is equipped with a detachable keyboard and stand. Due to this, in the “canvas”, it is [...]

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Scientists create real-life tractor beam using something you don’t expect

Aug 11, 2014 No Comments

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have created a water-based tractor beam. They first experimented with a table tennis ball floating in a wave tank, and then by precisely manipulating the size and frequency of three-dimensional waves, created by a wave generator to keep it in place, move it away from the generator, or [...]

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IXION Windowless Jet Uses Flexible Displays That Wrap Around Entire Cabin Area to Provide Surreal Experience

Aug 10, 2014 No Comments

Unlike other passenger jets, IXION has no windows, but rather uses flexible display panels that can go from opaque to transparent at the push of a button. It basically uses external cameras to capture a 360-degree panoramic view of the outside, automatically corrects the perspective and then displays it on the cabin’s walls. According to [...]

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The Best 15 Amusement Parks In The World

Aug 09, 2014 No Comments

No doubt about it, we like to be amused, and we’re willing to spend a fortune on keeping ourselves that way. We build whole parks full of advanced technology devoted to maximizing our sense of amusement. This need is connected to fear, as we seem to be most amused when our fear response kicks in. We like horror movies and thrill rides that push us literally over [...]

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