Archive for the ‘Gadgets’ Category

In Car Head up Displays

Life has changed since 2007 and 2012 so it’s time for a rundown of modern systems! For around $400,- you get Navdy, which takes some time to set up but offers the best solution for sale at the moment. It has map navigation, notifications, direct sunlight, hand gestures and control button on the steering wheel. […]

How to Make a Handheld EMP Jammer

System can read closed books

MIT researchers and their colleagues are designing an imaging system that can read closed books. In the latest issue of Nature Communications, the researchers describe a prototype of the system, which they tested on a stack of papers, each with one letter printed on it. The system was able to correctly identify the letters on […]

Lightweight, wearable tech efficiently converts body heat to electricity

Researchers have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate far more electricity than previous lightweight heat harvesting technologies Source: Lightweight, wearable tech efficiently converts body heat to electricity — […]

USB Killer – ESD Tester to test and disable USB devices

When plugged into a device, the USB Killer rapidly charges its capacitors from the USB power lines. When the device is charged, -200VDC is discharged over the data lines of the host device. This charge/discharge cycle is repeated many times per second, until the USB Killer is removed. Simply put: used on unprotected equipment, the […]

The Superbook: Turn your smartphone into a laptop for $99 by Andromium Inc.: The Palm Foleo resurrected!

The Kickstarter project allready has $1.5m of the $50k goal invested. At the time most people didn’t ‘get’ the Palm Foleo – this has always been a bit of a problem for Palm: they were always too far ahead of the curve, allowing companies like Apple to steal their brilliant ideas and polish them up […]

Withings contactless accurate wifi thermometer

Now a fast, simple, no-contact gesture yields the most precise temperature possible, and automatic sync with the dedicated app also allows you to track temperature readings, get reminders, and input related symptoms/medications right on your smartphone. Source: Thermo

SkinTrack Turns Your Arm Into a Touchpad.

n the project video, a finger swipes and pokes at skin like it’s a touchscreen. As the finger navigates a hairy forearm, a cursor reacts to the movement on the smartwatch screen. There’s no projection and little lag between the finger’s movement and movement on the screen.[…] the researchers developed a ring that sends a […]

BLIPS: Turn your phone into a microscope

Cheap USB-C Cables Could Kill Your Phone or Laptop – especially Type-A -> C, type C -> C is safe.

Benson Leung, an engineer on Google’s Pixel team, was doing God’s work by risking his Chromebook Pixel, which charges via USB-C, to test every single USB-C to USB-A cord available to general consumers. One crappy cord, and his $1500 computer would be fried. Source: Cheap USB-C Cables Could Kill Your Phone or Laptop There’s a […]

Axis VIDIUS ™ – The World’s Smallest FPV Drone at $95

The all-new Axis VIDIUS Drone is the World’s Smallest First Person View Drone™, capable of flying up to 100 feet away, performing 360 degree flips and rolls all while streaming and recording live video! You can control the VIDIUS from your Android or Apple device or the included 2.4 gHz controller. The live video feed […]

Force Dynamics – full motion 2G simulation chair

It’s a motion platform that tilts and rotates to simulate the experience of being in a car, plane, or pretty much any other vehicle. It comes ready-to-go, with an on-board computer, monitors, a 900 watt surround sound system, and the most powerful force feedback wheel in the business. Source: force dynamics – Force Dynamics

BeON LED bulbs learn when you use them and automatically go on and off – also when on holiday.

Light up your house if fire alarm or outage. Prevent break-ins and intrusions by making home look lived-in. Source: Proactive Home Protection: Safety and Security

Myo Gesture Control Armband – Wearable Technology by Thalmic Labs

The Myo armband is a gesture control device that lets you take control of your phone, computer, and so much more, touch-free. Source: Myo Gesture Control Armband – Wearable Technology by Thalmic Labs

Illumibowl – motion activated coloured light for your toilet

Light up the toilet at night with Illumibowl – a motion activated toilet bowl night light. Ideal for potty training or as a fun gift for that special someone. Source: Illumibowl It can rotate colours!

Philips Hue – strip lighting connected to wifi that changes colour

Philips Hue combines brilliant LED light with intuitive technology. Then puts it in the palm of your hand.Together, the bulbs, the bridge and the app will change the way you use light. Forever. Experiment with shades of white, from invigorating blue/white to cozy yellow/white. Or play with all the colors in the spectrum. Source: Meet […]

Translucent Li-ion Battery Charges Itself by Using Sunlight, could be used as smartphone screen

A Japanese research group prototyped a translucent lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable battery that can charge itself by using sunlight. With the battery, the group aims to realize a “smart window,” which is an almost transparent window that functions both as a large-area rechargeable battery and as a photovoltaic cell (when the window receives sunlight, it is […]

Mpow Grip Magic Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder for iPhone and Andriod

For only $6,- this looks like a great way to mount your smartphone

Star Wars Death Star Kitchen Timer Urban Collector

Star Wars Death Star Kitchen Timer Urban Collector Note, it’s a pre-order, so no idea if and when, but it sure looks good to me!

Solar Paper, the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger by YOLK — Kickstarter goals funded!

Solar Paper measures just 9 x 19 x 1.1 cm when folded, and weighs only 120g (4 oz). Watt-for-watt, it is 85 percent smaller than our closest competitor and 75 percent lighter. Most importantly, Solar Paper is just 1.1 cm deep, at its thickest point, compared to 3.8 cm for our competitor, which also weighs […]

Recon Jet finally ships – HUD sunglasses, not as creepy as Glassholes and works better

Jet’s display is equivalent to a 30” screen viewed from 7 feet (2 m) away. It’s crisp and vibrant in all lighting conditions—and thanks to our patented Glance Detection technology, it wakes up instantly when you glance down, then turns off again when you look away, minimizing distractions and maximizing power efficiency. Only $699 Recon […]

This Mesh Stops Oil But Lets Water Right Through

Unpowered ankle exoskeleton takes a load off calf muscles to improve walking efficiency

The result of eight years of work begun by Steve Collins and Greg Sawicki when they were graduate students together at the University of Michigan in 2007, the device has been shown to reduce the metabolic cost of walking by around seven percent. The researchers claim this is roughly equivalent to taking off a 10-lb […]

Intel Ultra-slim PC Compute Stick turns any TV with USB into a Windows 8 desktop

Newegg is selling them for $150 Intel Atom 2GB 32GB SSD Windows 8.1 Intel Ultra-slim PC Compute Stick Intel Atom 2GB 32GB SSD Windows 8.1 –

New battery charges faster is better for environment

Pseudocapacitance of MXene nanosheets for high-power sodium-ion hybrid capacitors : Nature Communications : Nature Publishing Group.

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