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Funky stuff, man!

Awesome April 17, 2014 posted by

Imagine your luggage is just code – get ready for a future where we don’t own things, but instead make and destroy on demand

Finnish designer and creative director of 3D systems, Janne Kyttanen, has recently posted a video outlining a possible future where 3D printing is embedded in our lives in a completely new way. He asks us to imagine a world where everything we own – in this case specifically our vacation luggage – is stored as nothing but computer code. Instead of carrying our belongings with us on holiday, the idea is we print it all out at our destination on…


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Imagine your luggage is just code – get ready for a future where we don’t own things, but instead make and destroy on demand
cool tech April 16, 2014 posted by

Arion 1 – aiming to be the fastest human powered vehicle in history

Forty times more aerodynamic than a Bugatti Veyron and with a top speed of 90 mph, the Arion 1 is aiming to be the fastest human powered vehicle in history. The bicycle, or more accurately velocipede, is the brainchild of an engineering team at the University of Liverpool in the UK, and it will attempt the world record in September 2015 in Nevada, USA.


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Arion 1 – aiming to be the fastest human powered vehicle in history
Bookmark This! April 8, 2014 posted by

Webtrate – fed up with wasting time on the web? This will definitely cure the problem

The web’s great, but boy does it suck up time. How many times have you started your day with great intentions only to turn round and find that you’ve spent the whole morning watching videos of hula cats? Yeah we know how it goes. There are tools to help, but in general they’re too easy to switch off. Until now.


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Webtrate – fed up with wasting time on the web? This will definitely cure the problem
cool tech April 3, 2014 posted by

Rupture Seal – plug the leak in that tank fast

If you’ve ever had a leak event happen in your life, especially of something like diesel or other noxious liquids, you’ll know it’s not a funny business. Apart from the health hazard, it can be a real pain and expensive in terms of clean up and restoration. Now a neat invention by a former firefighter aims to make it easier to contain a leak emergency before it gets worse.


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Rupture Seal – plug the leak in that tank fast
cool tech March 27, 2014 posted by

Decorative Concrete – so you thought all concrete floors had to be ugly and white, eh?

It’s amazing what you can do with a bit of creativity and the right attitude nowadays. Of course it also helps if you’ve got an artistic eye, and the folks at Concrete Revolution seem to have that in spades. Their specialty is taking standard concrete and turning it into something else entirely.


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Decorative Concrete – so you thought all concrete floors had to be ugly and white, eh?
cool tech March 20, 2014 posted by

The Wearable Technology Show 2014 – a sneak preview of the current state of the art in wearable gadgets [Show Report]

The world’s first wearable technology show opened its doors to attendees this week, and we took a trip down there to video what was going on. For those just back from Mars, wearables are the latest ‘thing’ to hit the technology world. The idea is it covers any kind of technology that we wear, as opposed to carry around, so smart glasses, smart watches, smart jackets, shoes. But not phones or tablets etc. You get the picture.


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The Wearable Technology Show 2014 – a sneak preview of the current state of the art in wearable gadgets [Show Report]
cool tech March 14, 2014 posted by

DIY Nixie Tube Chess Set – induction based board lights up your game

Chess is such a noble endeavor, don’t you think? What with all that thinking, and calculating and laughter. Lots of laughter. But there’s not a chess master in the world whose game wouldn’t improve with a decent set of playing thingies, which is where this DIY Nixie Tube Chess Set comes into play.


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DIY Nixie Tube Chess Set – induction based board lights up your game
cool tech March 14, 2014 posted by

RS1 Racing Simulator – the ultimate ‘almost real’ experience?

Ever since the dawn of time, or even earlier, man has been trying to simulate the experience of being in a car at high speed without actually…er…being in a car at high speed. This desire has been increasingly shaped by the power of modern driving games on PC and consoles of course, and now it’s reaching new levels of cool.


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RS1 Racing Simulator – the ultimate ‘almost real’ experience?
Awesome March 12, 2014 posted by

Our Tribute to 25 Years of The World Wide Web – 7 Sites Which Show Just How Amazing The Web Really Is

Twenty five years ago this month, Tim Berners-Lee, a computer scientist at CERN in Europe came up with a new way of storing and retrieving information using the then fledgling Internet network of computers. His idea of a ‘worldwideweb‘ [sic] took off slowly, but by the end of 1990 the first web site was up and running. Today there are estimated to be around 2.5 billion users of the system, with 1 billion of those based in Asia alone. One…


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Our Tribute to 25 Years of The World Wide Web – 7 Sites Which Show Just How Amazing The Web Really Is
cool tech March 11, 2014 posted by

Formula E set to take off – all electric racing to rival Formula One, but silently…

On the 13th September this year the streets of Beijing will reverberate to the sound of 11 teams racing around in almost total silence at speeds of up to 225 km/hour (limited). This will be the inaugural event in the Formula E calendar, the world’s first all electric single seater formula car racing season.


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Formula E set to take off – all electric racing to rival Formula One, but silently…
Awesome March 10, 2014 posted by

OpenSpritz – free speed reading bookmarklet turns your browser into a 950 wpm speed demon [Freeware]

Speed reading is all the rage nowadays, and although we’re not really sure just how effective it is to consume the printed word at ridiculously rapid speeds, we can see the attraction for people who have too much to do and too little time. Now there’s a rather remarkable free product which can help you consume text on a web page at high speed, and it actually seems to work well.


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OpenSpritz – free speed reading bookmarklet turns your browser into a 950 wpm speed demon [Freeware]