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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.