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 Read more about System can read closed books[…]
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 — Read more about Lightweight, wearable tech efficiently converts body heat to electricity[…]
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 Read more about USB Killer – ESD Tester to test and disable USB devices[…]
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 Read more about The Superbook: Turn your smartphone into a laptop for $99 by Andromium Inc.: The Palm Foleo resurrected![…]
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
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 Read more about SkinTrack Turns Your Arm Into a Touchpad.[…]
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 Read more about Cheap USB-C Cables Could Kill Your Phone or Laptop – especially Type-A -> C, type C -> C is safe.[…]
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 Read more about Axis VIDIUS ™ – The World’s Smallest FPV Drone at $95[…]
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
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
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
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 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 Read more about Philips Hue – strip lighting connected to wifi that changes colour[…]
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 Read more about Translucent Li-ion Battery Charges Itself by Using Sunlight, could be used as smartphone screen[…]
For only $6,- this looks like a great way to mount your smartphone
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 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 Read more about Solar Paper, the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger by YOLK — Kickstarter goals funded![…]
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 Read more about Recon Jet finally ships – HUD sunglasses, not as creepy as Glassholes and works better[…]
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 Read more about Unpowered ankle exoskeleton takes a load off calf muscles to improve walking efficiency[…]
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 – Newegg.com.
Pseudocapacitance of MXene nanosheets for high-power sodium-ion hybrid capacitors : Nature Communications : Nature Publishing Group.
SnapPower Charger Overview Powerful 1-amp USB charger built into an outlet cover plate. Charges any USB device (phones, phablets, tablets, hotspots, etc.) and eliminates the need for bulky wall warts. Installs in seconds over any standard outlet in your home. There’s no wiring to mess with, and no batteries to sort out. Just bring a Read more about SnapPower Charger: A USB charger in a coverplate – no wiring[…]