Lost Luggage? There’s an app for that

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Saturday 16 November 2013

By 2014, airlines are hoping to put your mind more at ease by introducing electronic tag systems that allow you to track your luggage from departure to final destination. The prototype is called the View Tag and it was developed by Richard Warther (now president and CEO of Vanguard ID Systems). View Tag has radio-frequency […]

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John McAfee working on $100 gadget to block NSA

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 2 October 2013

John McAfee (yes, that John McAfee) has a new invention he’s letting us in on, according to The Verge. He’s created a ‘D-Central’ gadget that communications with smartphones, tablets and laptops to created ‘decentralized networks that can’t be access by government agencies’, ahem, NSA. This new fangled gadget helps internet uses go about their business […]

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Tech masks give you superhuman senses

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 6 June 2013

In this age of technology, we’re used to having control over almost everything. Crank the volume up, turn the brightness down, eliminate background noise, and so on. Now, with the help of these amazing tech masks, we can also have full control over our sensory input. If you wear the ear piece, you can eliminate background noise […]

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The Smart Weight Loss Fork by Jacques-Lépine

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Tuesday 15 January 2013

For those of you looking to drop a few pounds, this new fork might be just the thing you’ve been looking for. Designed by Jacques Lépine, the HAPIfork monitors how quickly you eat while also tracking how many mouthfuls you take in total. The fork will vibrate if it senses that you’re eating too fast and also upload your eating data online or to a mobile app. Starting at just 99$USD, the HAPIfork might be a worthwhile investment.

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Custom colored technology by ColorWare

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Products on Wednesday 29 August 2012

If I somehow acquired an obscenely large amount of money, the first thing I’d do is buy everything available on this website. You can custom color almost any kind of technology you can think of: iPhones, Kindles, Macs, headphones, video game consoles, and even Segways. ColorWare’s high-gloss, scratch-resistant polymer-based coating can turn any ordinary product into something truly unique.

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Turn any piece of paper into a touch screen

Winston Su Reader Find

By Winston Su in New Trends on Friday 1 June 2012

Being a non-practicing engineer and a nerd at heart, I am fascinated by Billy Keyes’ SketchSynth, which allows you to simply draw and bring to life your own specialised piece of sound hardware. In this video, Keyes demonstrates by drawing a MIDI board on a random piece of paper. Are we seeing the seeds of […]

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Halo headphones

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By Francis Andrews in New Products on Tuesday 19 May 2009

Interestingly, the idea for these headphones was inspired by the theory that dementia could be treated by music therapy. Designer Kirsten Black, whose grandma lived in a nursing home, said: ‘Nan had dementia and because music is recognised by a part of the brain that is so primal, it could give her a sense of […]

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Long Blondes guitarist gets bionic hand

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Thursday 11 December 2008

I seriously can’t stand bands like the Long Blondes, but the story of guitarist Dorian Cox, who was partially paralyzed by a stroke earlier this year, getting a SaeboFlex bionic glove that will allow him to play music again is pretty cool. Maybe the glove will become autonomous Ghost in the Shell style and force […]

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Portable Film Festival finalists

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in New Trends on Friday 5 September 2008

Our friends over at the Portable Film Festival, which is a platform for creativity where the content can be downloaded to a laptop, iPod, PSP, or 3G capable mobile phone, have just announced their seven winning entries, including the short film — To Fly or To Fall — featured above. This year the Festival expanded to include a dedicated Animation and a Feature Film category. Their Feature Film winning entry, Emperor, is one hour thirty-six minuets and was viewed over 3000 times during August.

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Squeezebox Duet

Derrick Stembridge Reader Find

By Derrick Stembridge in New Products on Monday 2 June 2008

With the Squeezebox Duet you can play songs stored on your computer, tune in to thousands of Internet radio stations, or connect to online services such as Pandora and Rhapsody. The multi-room controller with 2.4-inch color display and scroll-wheel navigation also makes it easy to browse, select, and play music from the palm of your […]

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Netflix Player by Roku

Derrick Stembridge Reader Find

By Derrick Stembridge in New Products on Sunday 25 May 2008

The Netflix Player by Roku is surprisingly compact — roughly the size of a paperback book — and can integrate easily into any home entertainment system. All it takes is connecting the player to a TV and to the Internet.

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Massimiliano

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in New Illustration on Friday 14 March 2008

Italian illustrator and designer Massimiliano creates vivid, dynamic and richly textured work. We caught up with him recently and asked him what had been keeping him busy of late.

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