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Energy Pods – get better naps at work

Working is hard and draining. That’s why we need weekends but sometimes the promise of two whole days off isn’t even enough. Sometimes you just need to take a nap at work. Energy Pods are the work focused nap pod so you can stop snoozing on the toilet.


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cool tech July 20, 2016 posted by

OBI – the robotic arm that gives people with disabilities a chance to feed themselves

There are all kinds of disabilities that keep people from doing as many things as they want to on their own. Some are genetic and some are caused by accidents but regardless of how, losing independence can be a terribly depressing reality for many people. OBI is the robotic arm that wants to help people with disabilities gain their independence in one are; eating.


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OBI – the robotic arm that gives people with disabilities a chance to feed themselves

Cloudlylight – let this cloud play your favorite song

A few years ago we showed you a smart cloud lamp that had speakers and would glow to give you a thunderstorm effect, right in your living room. It was popular but very, very expensive. Which is why we’re sharing the Cloudlylight a smart cloud lamp but for a fraction of the price.


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Awesome July 15, 2016 posted by

Sensilize – see if land is good for planting without stepping foot on it

We have been using drones and the like to learn more about the world we live in by letting us capture aerial views of places that we would otherwise miss out on and this is great! But we can do more with the technology. Sensilize uses drones to help farmers learn more about their crops for better production.


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Sensilize – see if land is good for planting without stepping foot on it
cool tech July 11, 2016 posted by

Warka Water – check out this sustainable water harvesting tower

Humans have a really hard time surviving without water. It’s one of those things, like shelter and food that we REALLY need in order to stay alive but for some reason, we don’t always live in places where there is a lot water. The Warka Water design is a unique water harvesting technique that brings water to places that would be without.


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Warka Water – check out this sustainable water harvesting tower
cool tech February 4, 2016 posted by

ThermalTech Jacket – smart fabric harnesses the power of the sun

Simple science says that you’ll be warmer outside if you stand in the sun. Even in the winter it’s slightly warmer under the rays of our nearest star than it is in the shade. ThermalTech is the winter jacket that wants to boost that little bit of heat from the sun to keep you warmer outside.


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ThermalTech Jacket – smart fabric harnesses the power of the sun
cool tech January 8, 2016 posted by

Wearable AMPY turns motion into energy to charge your special devices

For better or worse, being plugged in at all times has become practically an obsession in our society. That means we’re constantly seeking new and easier ways to charge our many devices. The AMPY MOVE is a wearable motion charger that could be your next best choice. We produce energy when we move – be it walking, jogging or even nervously tapping one foot. AMPY is a portable smartphone battery that captures and charges the kinetic energy we produce when…


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Wearable AMPY turns motion into energy to charge your special devices
cool tech November 27, 2015 posted by

Anywhere SIM – cool new SIM card automatically switches to the best network signal in your location

The new SIM card from Anywhere SIM is an concept which deserves to catch on. The basic idea is to have one SIM card which can automatically switch to any of a number of service providers, depending on their signal in your location. Presto, suddenly you’re always getting the maximum signal where you are. No more crouching next to the back window to get three bars.


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Anywhere SIM – cool new SIM card automatically switches to the best network signal in your location
cool tech November 12, 2015 posted by

Electrically Assisted Enhanced Remineralization – at last, an end to painful dentist visits

Yay, the fear of taking a trip to the dentist could be a thing of the past. Most people are terrified of the dentist’s chair, and quite rightly. All those needles and drills are enough to send even Matt Damon running. But that could all be a thing of the past if Electrically Assisted Enhanced Remineralization, a new dental procedure from Reminova, an offshoot of King’s College in London, takes off. It’s a new non-invasive treatment that helps your tooth…


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Electrically Assisted Enhanced Remineralization – at last, an end to painful dentist visits
cool tech September 8, 2015 posted by

NShow 3D Magic Dressing Mirror – new digital changing room removes the clothes shopping blues [Video]

Clothes shopping has got to be one of the most painful experiences in the world, especially on busy weekends in hot, crowded stores and changing rooms. But digital technology is coming to the rescue. We stumbled on a cool little product at the IFA show in Berlin last week which now offers shoppers a reprieve from the changing room blues at last.


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NShow 3D Magic Dressing Mirror – new digital changing room removes the clothes shopping blues [Video]
cool tech August 17, 2015 posted by

So You Think Robots Are Cute, Eh? Think again! [Video]

This here headless monster is called Hubo, and he just won $2,000.000 for his team by beating out another 22 other robots in the DARPA robotics challenge 2015. How? Well by being incredibly scary, that’s how. For one thing he/she/it arrived driving its own car. And then it did stuff. Lots of stuff, really clever stuff. All by itself. See the video below to see what we mean.


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So You Think Robots Are Cute, Eh? Think again! [Video]
cool tech July 20, 2015 posted by

New bladeless wind turbine will cut bird deaths

Renewable energy use is rapidly growing across the globe. But as with every innovation, there’s always a downside which in the case of wind turbines is high bird mortality. Somewhere between 140,000 and 328,000 birds die each year from collisions with wind turbines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqcNc9bKlNY But hope is on the horizon. Vortex Bladeless is a wind ‘turbine’ without blades that was developed by a group of inventors at a Spanish tech startup. With no whirling blades and no moving parts, this…


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New bladeless wind turbine will cut bird deaths