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Awesome September 25, 2014 posted by

SeatyLock – the first really cool and workable new security device for bicycles we’ve seen

We hate promoting Kickstarter projects as you know, but this one deserves a bit of attention, because it looks like it could actually solve a big problem for bicycle riders across the world. The SeatyLock is what it says, a bike saddle which converts into a bike lock when you’re parked up. Now there have been a ton of crowdfunding attempts to improve the bike lock, and most of them have been patently rubbish. Not so this one.


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SeatyLock – the first really cool and workable new security device for bicycles we’ve seen
cool tech September 18, 2014 posted by

Legion Meter – charge your phone at light speed

This always happens. I look at my phone and it’s at some ridiculously low battery level. Then I look at the clock and realize I don’t have time to charge it before I have to run off and do some highly important task. I either leave with a dying phone or see what I can get from five minutes plugged in. The Legion Meter plans to put a stop to this.


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Legion Meter – charge your phone at light speed
cool tech September 18, 2014 posted by

Nexstar Evolution 6 – the smartphone friendly robot telescope for the family astronomer

Stargazing is one of those activities that anyone can enjoy. There’s a great big galaxy out there and it’s fascinating, and there’s always a chance you might see a UFO or a giant asteroid set on a collision course for the planet. You never know. The Nexstar Evolution 6 is a remote controlled robot telescope that lets even the most amateur stargazer explore the skies.


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Nexstar Evolution 6 – the smartphone friendly robot telescope for the family astronomer
cool tech September 17, 2014 posted by

Forest – break your phone addiction and start focusing on life [Freeware]

It’s like an addiction, isn’t it? All this gazing at our mobile phone screens, looking for emails, texts, Facebook posts, anything which we’re scared of missing. Even when we’re somewhere important, like a birthday party, a concert, even a job interview, we’re desperate to pull out the phone and check just one more time, quickly. Honest, it won’t take a second.


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Forest – break your phone addiction and start focusing on life [Freeware]
Awesome September 16, 2014 posted by

Renault EOLAB – new ultra low fuel consumption car points the way to 282 mpg for everyone

Car giant Renault is no stranger to innovation, and today the company has announced a new prototype vehicle, the EOLAB, as part of its ‘ultra low fuel consumption‘ initiative, which is part of a plan to introduce affordable low consumption motoring to the mass market within the next 10 years. The car, which is based on a standard supermini format, features over 100 innovations, which focus on reducing weight, dramatically improving aerodynamics and improving the hybrid engine technology significantly.


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Renault EOLAB – new ultra low fuel consumption car points the way to 282 mpg for everyone
cool tech September 16, 2014 posted by

Cheetah Bot – say hello to the new all electric, running jumping pet of the future

Oh it may not look like much right now, but pretty soon you’re going to start seeing properly clothed versions of these…ahem…puppies scooting around town behind their owners, no question. It’s just a matter of getting the batteries right we reckon. MIT Cheetah Bot is a research project at MIT to develop an autonomous robot ‘creature’, rather like the original and rather scary LS3 ‘dog’ from Boston Dynamics.


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Cheetah Bot – say hello to the new all electric, running jumping pet of the future
cool tech September 16, 2014 posted by

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Camera Phone – the Android smartphone that’s also a 4K camera, things just got real…

Every so often in tech a new product arrives on the market which doesn’t quite make sense, but is still rather cool. These products often don’t find a mass market, but what they do is point the way to a future iteration which will eventually indeed make waves, and possibly even create a new market segment. The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Smart Camera [original] is just such a product.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Camera Phone – the Android smartphone that’s also a 4K camera, things just got real…
cool tech September 11, 2014 posted by

Portland Jacket – be smart and be safe on your bicycle at the same time with this disguised reflective jacket

Traveling by bicycle is typically a frustrating compromise between either arriving looking like a refuge from the Tour de France, or risking your life through wearing conventional clothes which aren’t that road friendly in terms of visibility. Sure you can add lots of lights and reflectors to your bicycle, but now a company in the UK has added another option.


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Portland Jacket – be smart and be safe on your bicycle at the same time with this disguised reflective jacket
cool tech September 11, 2014 posted by

Star Theatre Planetarium – old idea gets updated with some modern star gazing tech

It’s starting to get colder out there. The days of laying in fields gazing at the stars and asking yourself deep questions are just about over. Sure you can do the same thing in the fall but it probably won’t be as comfortable. With the Star Theatre Planetarium, you can gaze at the cosmos from the comfort of your living room.


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Star Theatre Planetarium – old idea gets updated with some modern star gazing tech
cool tech September 10, 2014 posted by

Dyson 360 Eye –the vacuum cleaner that’s probably more intelligent than you is

The Dyson Company redesigned the vacuum cleaner a while ago. It took 5000 prototypes and 15 years. You didn’t even know you needed a redesigned vacuum until they made one, but suddenly you couldn’t live with that antiquated piece of junk you called a vacuum anymore. Similarly you probably have no idea you need a Dyson 360 Eye , but it’s probably true, at least Mr Dyson thinks so, and who are we to argue?


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Dyson 360 Eye –the vacuum cleaner that’s probably more intelligent than you is
cool tech September 10, 2014 posted by

Robot Surgeon Completes First Operation – now we’re really truly scared

Look, we were perfectly happy when the robots came for us in Terminator, because, well you know, that was a movie. And we chuckled along with the rest of the world when cute little Wall-E glittered onto our screens. But dude, this stuff is supposed to remain fiction, not real world, cringe inducing fact. But now it is.


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Robot Surgeon Completes First Operation – now we’re really truly scared
cool tech September 9, 2014 posted by

Structure Sensor – turn your tablet into an amazing full blown 3D color scanner

The world is three dimensional, photographs are not. Which is a shame when you’re trying to capture anything that you’ll need three dimensional data for later. You can guesstimate,  but that’s not really a skill that most people have when it comes to things like room planning or figure modeling. Enter the Structure Sensor, a very cool 3D color scanner for your tablet computer.


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Structure Sensor – turn your tablet into an amazing full blown 3D color scanner
cool tech September 9, 2014 posted by

Circuit Scribe – make your own electronics with just a pen

Circuits are the building blocks of technology. They’re in everything you love. The guts of all your prized possessions. Unless you work with them though, chances are you don’t really care about how they work, until you find you can use them to make something cool. Circuit Scribe is a pen that lets you literally draw your own circuits.


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Circuit Scribe – make your own electronics with just a pen
cool tech September 5, 2014 posted by

QuickMark Barcode Scanner – the ultimate barcode tools for your computer, phone and tablet [Freeware]

OK, let’s get this straight, there are barcode scanners and then there are barcode scanners, know what we mean? For the longest time QR codes and the like have been hovering on the outskirts of mass adoption, but now we reckon they’re just about to become mainstream, and the reason is the tools are getting really good. Not just the scanners, but also the barcode creator tools. And we think we’ve found the best of breed of both types right…


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QuickMark Barcode Scanner – the ultimate barcode tools for your computer, phone and tablet [Freeware]
cool tech September 4, 2014 posted by

LetterForms Dry Erase Notebook – the cool paperless notebook you can use again and again

The LetterForms Dry Erase Notebook is yet another of those, ‘why did it take so long‘ inventions which make so much sense when you really think about it. Almost everyone has used a paper notebook at some point or another, and filed it away once filled up, wasting yet more space in a drawer or on a shelf. But why should we not be able to reuse old notebooks over and over? Much more eco friendly. Trees will dance.


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LetterForms Dry Erase Notebook – the cool paperless notebook you can use again and again
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