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SanDisk 1 Terabyte SD Card – in the future our cameras will hold more than laptops

It’s always really funny to see a side by side photo comparison for how our technology has changed. Like a shot of a stack of floppy disks vs one SD card. Well, tomorrow’s photo comparison might be your laptop next to one SD card. SanDisk has just announced it’s 1 Terabyte SD Card.


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future tech September 16, 2016 posted by

D. F. Vegas Fan – don’t let dust ruin your performance with this self-cleaning fan

Dust is the bane of computer fans everywhere. A little bit of buildup can drastically cut down how well your fan is able to spin. If we’re all being honest, we probably don’t clean them off as often as we should. You don’t have to worry about that with the D. F. Vegas Fan, this fan cleans itself.


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Comma.ai – turn your normal car into a self-driving one (almost)

People who like to road trip but hate driving may finally see some relief soon. The AI startup Comma.ai has announced their self-driving car system and, good news, you won’t even have to buy a whole new car to use it.


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ConFlexPave – making better concrete by letting it bend?

Concrete is generally considered to be a strong material, we make sidewalks and buildings out of it but you’ve probably noticed that the older it is, the more cracks you see. This is because it’s actually pretty brittle, A new type of concrete called ConFlexPave gives you all the strength of concrete with better durability by making it flexible.


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Smart Tactile Paving – stop lights for pedestrian smartphone users

We’ve all done it, walked down the street while staring at our smartphones. Maybe we were playing a game, maybe we were reading emails, it doesn’t matter, with our noses stuck to the screens, our chances of getting into an accident goes up by like a lot. Smart Tactile Paving is a simple solution that can help keep everyone safer since simply not walking and while using smartphones is totally out of the question.


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Kernel – the brain implant for a better you

We’ve talked about a future where machines take over all the jobs because, let’s face it, they’re better faster, stronger and we humans can only do so much. What if there was a way to increase what we, as humans, can do? Kernel wants to boost brainpower so that we can avoid a jobless future.


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Solid Energy – building a better, smaller battery

When you’re shopping for a new gadget, you probably make sure you check the battery life on it. If the battery doesn’t give you at least a couple of hours of usage, you’re probably going to pass on it. The problem is, the smaller the battery, the less use it will get before dying. What if there was a way to keep the battery small but increase the life of it? That’s Solid Energy’s goal.


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RoVa4D – the 3D printer that works like a Laserjet

3D printers seemed sort of gimmicky when they hit the market a few years back but now it’s clear the possibilities for them are near endless. Most people are excited about making little models, which is a lot of fun, but you can do more. If you want to be more creative with your printing, the RoVa4D is the 3D printer that blends colors and materials for a true artistic expression.


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DuoSkin – put your tattoos to work for you

Body art isn’t accepted by everyone and some people think that’s worthless. They might change their opinion when they see someone using their skin decoration to control their computer. DuoSkin is the “tattoo” that lets you create and control devices by touching your own skin.


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BumbleBizz – networking with the ease of dating

Finding a job is hard. It’s rough out there for a new graduate. Or old hand. Or anybody because finding a job is hard. One company wants to make it as easy to find a job as it is to find a date. BumbleBIZZ wants to help you find work the same way you find a mate, with swiping.


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Thinga.Me – capture things not photos

People collect all kinds of things. Toys, stamps, coins, vintage vacuum cleaners, just all sorts of STUFF. But all that stuff takes up space. Thinga.Me is an interesting experimental way to capture our collections and display them digitally.


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Phytl Signs EXPLORER – this device lets you see what your plants think about

Have you ever heard that plants have feelings too? Ever wonder if they’re communicating with other plants? Well it turns out that they sort of are. The Phytl Signs EXPLORER is a wearable for plants that gives you some insight on what your house plants are talking about.


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Manufactured Leather – new innovations in biotechnology mean that soon that purse can be cruelty free

Leather is one of the more common textile materials we use. It can be found as coats, purses, jewelry, furniture etc, because it’s so versatile but unfortunately, it’s not really the most animal friendly option for material. Modern Meadow is creating a new type of leather without the need for an actual animal.


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Piper – the machine that wants to put end to food poisoning

If you’re stateside, over the last few months you’ve probably noticed a rise in food recalls due to nasty things like “possible listeria contamination”. It’s 2016 and we still haven’t gotten a handle on making sure our food won’t make us violently ill. Ancera Inc is working on a new innovation titled Piper that will hopefully cut down on these occurrences.


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