A pillow that could save long distance relationships

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 11 February 2014

Here’s a new device that could ease the crushing pain and never ending loneliness of a long distance relationship. ‘Pillow Talk’ is a device, specifically a pillow, which connects long distance couples through their heartbeats while they sleep.

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Possibly the coolest RFID secure device we’ve ever seen, and it’s functional

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Saturday 1 February 2014

We must admit: the HuMn Wallet really caught our eye with its sleek periodic table-like design. Beyond the minimalist design (the standard wallet comes with two plates, one flat elastic shock strap and one microfiber bag), the RFID secure device carries quite some clout against skimming theft as the aluminum and carbon fiber material act […]

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A video game that can sense your fear

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 28 January 2014

FDR’s famous quote, ‘The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself’, has never been truer than in the video game ‘Nevermind’. The game doesn’t need your kickass hand-eye coordination or lightning-quick reflexes or in-game tactics. All it needs is your fear to feed upon your mortal soul. Ok maybe not fear itself, but more on your heart beat. The adventure-horror game tracks your heart beat and produces more stressful and frightening scenarios once your ticker beats faster.

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Jesus has company: Malaysians walk on water, technically

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 24 January 2014

Okay, before you scream ‘heresy!’ and ‘burn him at the stake’, hear me out. Malaysians walked, ran, danced, and did all sorts of physics-defying on top of a pool of water. But this isn’t your typical swimming pool. The pool had a non-Newtonian fluid of corn starch and water, called ‘Oobleck’. So technically they still […]

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A gift box that magically unlocks in the future? Wow

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 23 January 2014

We’ve heard about postal services that deliver postcards to recipients in the future, but a gift box that actually opens on a designated date in the future? Whoa. That’s the premise of the Timeless Box created by a Barcelona-based team that recently concluded a successful funding appeal on Indiegogo to manufacture 1,000 units of this […]

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Brushing badly? This smart toothbrush will tell you that over your mobile

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 20 January 2014

French startup Kolibree recently unveiled a smart toothbrush at the recent Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas. By hooking up to the Internet, the device can monitor the dental habits of its user and connect to a mobile app via the local Bluetooth network to tittle-tattle on how much brushing he’s getting, how often […]

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Look closely, these remarkable images are synapses in the brain

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Saturday 18 January 2014

These incredible psychedelic images are synapse maps of the human brain at work. The Human Connectome Project has been exploring the brain’s conenctions using a high-resolution map since 2010, and the project seeks to examine the brains of 1,200 volunteers to create a database of healthy brain structure. These images show the Human Connectome Project’s […]

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What shades of blue are the big websites using? You tell us via this online game

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Websites on Monday 13 January 2014

Blue is the most used colour on the Internet. Facebook is doing it, Twitter is doing it, LinkedIn is doing it. Everyone is doing it. But every shade of blue is unique and the tricky part is distinguishing between the different ones.

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Watch makes you solve puzzles first before knowing the time

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 13 January 2014

TokyoFlash, Japanese maker of limited-edition LED and LCD watches, is known for its long line of mind-boggling and arcane concept watches that may or may not give you brain damage (I’m leaning towards the former). Their latest creation, the Kisai Spider Acetate, is no exception.

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The best and worst tech gifts for 2013

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Saturday 21 December 2013

With Christmas right around the corner and most, if not all, of us are set to do some last minute shopping, have you thought about what present to give to your friends and family? Hopefully, it’s not a sock, underwear, a gift card, or a Bill Cosby sweater. If you’re thinking about gadgets, here are some suggestions of what to get and what not to get for Christmas.

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New shape-changing tech will revolutionize computer interaction

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Wednesday 20 November 2013

Sean Follmer and Daniel Leithinger, both PhD students at MIT, have created a device that converts digital content into a tangible 3D format. InFORM is designed to be a physical means of displaying imagery, rather than the illusionistic three-dimensionality of a standard hologram. According to its designers, inFORM is ideal for controlling media, illustrating bar […]

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How about a spaceship inspired jet capsule for the high seas?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Monday 18 November 2013

Take a look at your future, sailors. This futuristic jet capsule has been created by Pierpaolo Lazzarini and is designed to fit up to four people at a time. Constructed with fiberglass and stainless steel, the concept behind this capsule was ‘to have a boat small enough to take people out for drinks and dinner […]

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Arguably the first computer was a boy built 240 years ago

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 7 November 2013

It may seem like a simple toy, but this is actually a product of great engineering. Swiss-born watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz, along with his son Henri-Louis, and Jean Frédéric Leschot, designed this robot in the late 1770s and called it The Writer. Side note: Writerminator 3000 would have sounded much cooler, but The Writer isn’t too […]

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Flying luggage? You might see this at airports soon

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 30 September 2013

You’ve got to love humanity for always pushing the envelope on creativity. A team of design students from Brazil recently swept the top awards at a UNESCO-supported aviation competition for their innovative concept of introducing buoyancy to luggage at airports — in other words, floating all that baggage in the air.

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‘Like whatever’ button allows you to Like everything in your Facebook feed

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 25 September 2013

Japan-based IDPW, which declares itself to be a ‘secret society on the Internet that continued from 100 years ago’, made a Google Chrome extension a couple of years back for spreading love and goodwill in the world: it installs a button, that, once pressed, will proceed to Like everything that displays in your Facebook feed. […]

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