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cool tech September 2, 2014 posted by

Tox – a new kind of secure instant messaging to replace Skype

Ever since we heard that a bunch of developers were setting out to create a new secure type of Skype chat product, which couldn’t be broken into or suffer from government or 3rd party eavesdropping, we have been keeping an eye on it. And it’s now at last emerging slowly from the deep shadows of development.


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Tox – a new kind of secure instant messaging to replace Skype
cool tech September 1, 2014 posted by

Glasses Off – slick smartphone app helps reduce your need for reading glasses [Freeware]

No matter how great your eyesight, with age it starts to deteriorate. It’s just a fact of life, and the result is most people over the age of 40 eventually need to invest in some glasses in order to keep up with daily activities like reading. But there’s a growing body of evidence that says this doesn’t have to be an inevitable fact, and we can actually turn the clock back and improve our eyesight with some proper training.


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Glasses Off – slick smartphone app helps reduce your need for reading glasses [Freeware]
cool tech August 29, 2014 posted by

ScanMarker Pen Scanner – an end to tedious textbook note taking

School is coming back. For some it’s already started. Times have changed  however, and now you need more than a pencil and notebook to start the year. You still need a notebook but increasingly you have to add a computer to the mix. Which is strange because most text are still in paper form. The ScanMarker Pen Scanner helps you bridge the gap from the physical world to the digital one.


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ScanMarker Pen Scanner – an end to tedious textbook note taking
cool tech August 27, 2014 posted by

Sony Smart Tennis Sensor – your personal pocket-sized tennis coach

Need someone to gauge the power in your back-hand shot, or check the effectiveness of your slice shot? Unless you hire a professional tennis coach, you’re on your own and no one will be shouting at you from the sidelines to correct your form or posture. Hiring a professional trainer can be a big blow to your budget but buying a digital coach on the other hand is definitely more affordable.


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Sony Smart Tennis Sensor – your personal pocket-sized tennis coach
cool tech August 22, 2014 posted by

Crater Screen Protector Applicator – perfect smartphone screen protection every time

You know how you know you should put some kind of protection on your expensive phone, like a plastic screen protector? But you never do, because it’s such a hassle to get those plastic sheets on correctly? Well maybe you don’t have that excuse any more, now that there’s a handy tool to help do the job quickly and neatly.


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Crater Screen Protector Applicator – perfect smartphone screen protection every time
cool tech August 21, 2014 posted by

Chairless Chair – the invisible chair you wear

When you think about it, the phrase ‘drag up a chair’ kind of sums up our relationship with these common seating tools. We put up with having to drag them around the place, when in reality it would be much better if we could just wear them, wouldn’t it? Well hey, now there’s a new Swiss invention which may just let that happen.


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Chairless Chair – the invisible chair you wear
Bookmark This! August 19, 2014 posted by

Currently Down – taking website status checking to a whole new level of cool

It can be pretty annoying if you want to visit a website and you can’t access it for some reason, especially when it’s hard to know whether it’s just your fault, or whether the site is down for everyone out there. That’s why there’s a few services available which offer to help you find out the truth behind the problem, but now there’s a rather cool newcomer on the scene.


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Currently Down – taking website status checking to a whole new level of cool
cool tech August 19, 2014 posted by

Misfit Shine – it’s like an overly attached girlfriend of wearable fitness devices

There are a ton of fitness bands and tracking apps on the market today. It makes sense to combine our digital world with the fitness world, so it’s no surprise to find that the marriage of working out and technology has spawned all types of apps and product to do just that. The Misfit Shine is one such product, and keeps track of your health, waking and sleeping.


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Misfit Shine –  it’s like an overly attached girlfriend of wearable fitness devices
Awesome August 14, 2014 posted by

Commuter Suit – the perfect commuter gear for the upwardly mobile cyclist

Oh how we love it when form and function come together in perfect harmony, and so it is with this super cool bit of fashion wear called the Commuter Suit. Designed by American fashion house Parker Dusseau, this is a fully tailored man’s business suit, which is made specifically for those who prefer to cycle to work, rather than take the lazy way to the top.


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Commuter Suit – the perfect commuter gear for the upwardly mobile cyclist
cool tech August 13, 2014 posted by

Fly6 – bicycle tail light and HD camera combo keeps cyclists safe and makes motorists more careful

One day motorists and cyclists will be great friends, and the two will enjoy each other’s company, get invited to weddings together and all kinds of nice stuff. But at the moment there’s definitely some work needed to make sure the two can co-exist on the road in a spirit of harmony, and this clever product may help.


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Fly6 – bicycle tail light and HD camera combo keeps cyclists safe and makes motorists more careful
cool tech August 8, 2014 posted by

Threadsmiths Cavalier – the first water and dirt repelling T-shirt in the world

Yay, it looks like we’re heading for a world where we never have to wash our clothes again. No wait… OK, so we’ll probably have to do a bit of washing for certain particular garments, but wouldn’t it be great if we never needed to worry about most of our wardrobe cleaning? Think of the money saved, not to mention the planet.


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Threadsmiths Cavalier – the first water and dirt repelling T-shirt in the world
cool tech July 29, 2014 posted by

Amazon 3D Printing Store – suddenly 3D printing isn’t a fad any more

Anyone who thought that 3D printing was purely a trendy fad, which would fade away once people got bored with it, should perhaps pop on over to the brand new Amazon 3D Printing Store. When the world’s largest online retailer dedicates a whole section to a new category like this, it’s time to sit up and take notice. You have been told.


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Amazon 3D Printing Store – suddenly 3D printing isn’t a fad any more
Awesome July 28, 2014 posted by

The Victorinox Swisscard Lite Pocket Tool – a new look for an old favorite

The Swiss Army knife is the staple of any outdoor kid. I’m not exactly sure what the Swiss Army does, considering their multi-tool has always featured a corkscrew, bottle opener, and a nail file, but it seems like the kind of warfare I can get behind. In any case, if the classic Swiss style knife is too much for you, let’s introduce the Victorinox Swisscard Lite Pocket Tool.


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The Victorinox Swisscard Lite Pocket Tool – a new look for an old favorite