Fuel, the world’s smallest phone charger

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 24 February 2014

When your phone is down to its last remaining breath and there’s no charger in sight, it sure would be handy to have this cute little tub of energy around. Measuring up at a tiny 3.3cm x 2.3 cm x 1.3 cm, ‘Fuel’ is the world’s smallest phone charger, not to mention the cutest! Attach […]

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Tech review: UE Boom portable speaker

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 30 January 2014

Logitech subsidiary, Ultimate Ears, has followed up last year’s releases, UE Boombox and UE Mobile Boombox, with the portable speaker to top all portable speakers: the UE Boom.

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Adaptable 4D-printed material might not be far away

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 14 November 2013

What if all solid objects could adapt their forms to outside stimuli? Imaging having a car wreck where both automobiles adapt their shape upon impact in order to cause less damage. Or imagine uniforms for soldiers, police, and firemen that modified their structure when rubble, bullets, or fire threatened the wearer. It’s an interesting concept […]

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Control a beautiful indoor sunrise with your smartphone

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 17 October 2013

Lighting is essential to our mood and body rhythms. So why not have a little fun with it? Thanks to Hue, an innovative wireless lighting system, you can set a timer and wake to a sunrise simulation in your bedroom. Or perhaps you have a favorite photo from that perfect vacation last summer.   Just drag it […]

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The smartest Teddy Bear in the world

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 26 September 2013

This is probably the smartest teddy you will ever meet. Teddy the Guardian will literally take care of your child for you. Designed for optimal cuddling, the plush bear has special censors built into its body that will monitor a child’s heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and body temperature. And not only does this teddy collect […]

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Dress your iPhone up in an old school Nokia 3310 case

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Wednesday 25 September 2013

Who said you can’t relive the past? With the rise in throw-back technology, we’ve gotten pretty close to bringing back all the wonderful, clunky, unreliable, comforting tech pieces of yesteryear. I enjoyed seeing the cassette tape cases showing up on iPhones over the past year or so, but this Nokia 3310 iPhone skin really takes […]

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With Paw Recognition, the new iPhone 5S is cat-friendly

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Tuesday 24 September 2013

This 11 second video of a cat paw unlocking the new iPhone 5s is insanely cute. My mind said “No” but my heart said “Yes”. I fell in love with both the kitty and the phone. Apparently the new iPhone can be programmed to respond to a cat paw with a special “paw recognition”. Thanks […]

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DIY google glass

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 27 June 2013

Despite recent complaints of Google Glass being too expensive, rude, and likely to inspire mistrust, one man decided to take a leap of faith and make a pair for himself. And he saved around $1500 in the process. Whether you call it faking it or just being smart, this guy may have taken DIY science […]

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Figure 1 is like Instagram for doctors

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 27 June 2013

This is probably the most educated form of social media I’ve come across. It’s a sort of Instagram for medical professionals. Known as Figure 1, the app invites doctors to take pictures of ailments and fellow doctors can give feedback and suggestions on their post. This app isn’t for casual socializing and flirting like most […]

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This app reminds us what it means to love something

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By Daniel Purvis in Tech on Saturday 22 June 2013

In the digital world, we place an inordinate emphasis on the broader social implications of Likes, Shares, “bookmarks” and “favourites” – our digital book and catalogue collection. Fish: A Tap Essay is a simple app by Robin Sloan which reminds us of what it means to truly love something — books, music, film, images and […]

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The first ever website is being rebuilt again

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Do you remember the early days of the Worldwide Web? I remember hearing about it and imagining a huge spiderweb that somehow connected the entire earth. Now, a generation that has grown up with the web as a staple of modern life can go back to the very beginning.

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A pumpkin spaceship for private moon landings

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Tuesday 18 June 2013

With this possible new advance in space technology, anyone can save up the money to take a trip to the moon. This lunar lander design by Golden Spike Company could put ordinary, non-astronaut people on the moon as early as 2020. But you’d better start saving now. The price per seat is being projected at $500 million. Now […]

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What does Google Glass mean for augmented reality porn

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Tuesday 18 June 2013

With all the recent hype surrounding Google Glass, it’s interesting to take a look at what this new augmented reality technology development might mean for the porn industry. With the first porn app already created and then banned, it’s obvious that new technology also means new ways to access it. As a result of the […]

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This robot will gladly pour you a beer

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Monday 17 June 2013

This one robot is out to top all other robots. Not only will he pour you a beer, but the little guy tries to anticipate if you’re about to move your glass so the beer doesn’t end up soaking your jeans. Thanks to the brains at Cornell’s Personal Robotics Lab, the robot has been primed to […]

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Will the iPhone 6 have a projected keyboard?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Saturday 8 June 2013

As tedious as it is to type long messages proficiently on an iPhone, it’s no wonder YouTube user Sonitdac created a dream iPhone 6 concept with a large, light-projected keyboard. The phone would be able to project a full sized mac keyboard onto any surface allowing users to type more quickly with their phones. Your iPhone […]

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