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Awesome February 28, 2013 posted by

The Bluetooth Revolution – 11 cool ‘appcessories’ which demonstrate why your phone may soon become the most important thing you own (Pics & Videos)

If you think the age of the smartphone is exciting now, get ready for an explosion of cool to come, as manufacturers and software developers start to take advantage of the up and coming new wireless technologies such as Bluetooth SMART and Bluetooth aptX to really show off what your phone can do. Instead of just being a dumb communication and gaming device, your handset will become the hub of an ecosystem of tools and software that may well change…


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The Bluetooth Revolution – 11 cool ‘appcessories’ which demonstrate why your phone may soon become the most important thing you own (Pics & Videos)
cool tech February 15, 2013 posted by

RobotCar UK – are we heading towards a £100 robot car accessory pack?

Apparently Google researchers are not the only people looking seriously at robotic self-driving cars. Well we knew the Japanese and Chinese were doing work, but we’re surprised to learn that the good folk at Oxford University are also having fun with the concept, although they’re taking a different approach altogether.


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RobotCar UK – are we heading towards a £100 robot car accessory pack?
future tech February 7, 2013 posted by

7 Tiny Nano Drones which are actually pretty scary if you think about it too long

Like many other media outlets we too were struck by recent front page reports of tiny camera drones which were under trial for combat zones and surveillance duties. The 16 gram PD-100 Black Hornet for example, made by Norwegian company Prox Dynamics, is state of the art, can operate for 25 minutes up to 1000 feet away and in winds of up to 15 knots. This is not science fiction, but today’s reality, and as the BBC reported last week,…


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7 Tiny Nano Drones which are actually pretty scary if you think about it too long
Awesome January 24, 2013 posted by

Google Linear Book Scanner – if you want to see just how fast clever open source ideas can spread, watch this…

Google engineer Dany Qumsiyeh has spent his 20% free project time at Google to produce an ingenious automatic non-destructive book scanner, using low cost components and a vacuum cleaner. Yes, a household model. The thing about book scanners is they’re either fiendishly expensive to buy because of all the technology needed to keep the pages safe, or they’re cheap and kind of cumbersome, requiring manual page flipping and button pressing to do the job. Enter Dany’s design, which is cheap…


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Google Linear Book Scanner – if you want to see just how fast clever open source ideas can spread, watch this…
cool tech January 23, 2013 posted by

Fujitsu develop new James Bond style file transfer system

Researchers at Fujitsu Labs have announced a new technology which which lets you transfer files from a computer to a mobile phone just by filming the screen with the phone camcorder. This means that one day we should be able to share photos, movies and documents between phones and computers just by pointing the phone at a screen, no clumsy apps to install or buttons to push.


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Fujitsu develop new James Bond style file transfer system
Awesome January 16, 2013 posted by

IllumiRoom puts you in the middle of the action

If you are an avid gamer, then you are likely searching for ways to make your experience more and more immersive. We’ve seen virtual reality helms and the like in the past, but nothing has really been over-the-top outstanding. While a wall-sized projector is about the closest we can get at the moment, it doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing things on the horizon.


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IllumiRoom puts you in the middle of the action
cool tech December 7, 2012 posted by

GravityLight – a revolutionary LED lighting system for developing countries

A huge part of this planet exists without access to reliable electricity, which doesn’t just mean no access to computers and other tools, but a lack of even the most basic of necessities such as cheap lighting. Most of these places still rely on kerosene lamps, which are smelly, polluting and expensive to run. There are some superb initiatives happening around the world at the moment to solve the problem, and we think this new project could be a real…


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GravityLight – a revolutionary LED lighting system for developing countries
Bookmark This! December 5, 2012 posted by

Could MOOCs really change the world?

Not so long ago education was considered to be a luxury, available to a wealthy few. Only in relatively recent times have governments made a determined effort to provide state run education for everyone. But the current economic climate has changed a lot of things, among which is a massive rise in the cost of providing and obtaining proper tuition in your field of choice. But it looks as though there could be a silver lining in all of this…


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Could MOOCs really change the world?
cool tech October 29, 2012 posted by

New car seat technology could stop the car if you’re too tired to drive

A new technology developed by British technology company Plessey aims to reduce the number of car accidents that happen as a result of driver fatigue through the use of a smart car seat. Driving while drowsy is ranked as one of the top 20 reasons why crashes occur, and, as in the notorious case of Englishman Gary Hart who was jailed in 2001 for causing the deaths of 10 people in a train derailment after falling asleep at the wheel,…


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New car seat technology could stop the car if you’re too tired to drive
cool tech October 16, 2012 posted by

Crazy Robot Wheelchair climbs steps like a champ

It’s rather obvious that the coming robot revolution is not going to be pretty. Oh sure, it’ll be functional, but for the most part the robots in our future are probably going to start out looking like ugly buckets of bolts, Asimo excepted of course. Maybe it’s something to do with all that electro-mechanical servo stuff…a sort of modern day steampunk?


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Crazy Robot Wheelchair climbs steps like a champ
cool tech October 9, 2012 posted by

Self Parking Car freaks us out, valet parking union to sue?

There’s no question that self-driving cars are somewhere close on our horizon. There’s too much noise about the Google research tests to ignore, no smoke without fire as they say. But it also looks like we’re going to see a bunch of different technologies coming to market, to offer all sorts of interesting innovation in this area.


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Self Parking Car freaks us out, valet parking union to sue?
but is it art? October 4, 2012 posted by

Memory Palace – store your memories in a video game, take lifeblogging to a new level

One thing the digital world has given us is the ability to capture and store our lives in a level of detail that was unthinkable a few years ago. Most people today have an archive of thousands of digital photos, and countless video clips from special events, most of which we don’t even have the time to enjoy. But it’s obvious that this is just the beginning, and a new generation of technology is going to provide even more tools…


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Memory Palace – store your memories in a video game, take lifeblogging to a new level
cool tech September 5, 2012 posted by

The Hunger Phone tells you when to eat

Researchers at NTT DoCoMo in Japan are well known for their attempts to propel the mobile phone into more and more areas of our everyday lives, and the latest iteration of this vision involves our health. Following on from earlier handset prototypes which measure our body fat and other physical markers, the team has now come up with a handset that measures a fundamental aspect of our metabolism, our eating patterns.


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The Hunger Phone tells you when to eat
Awesome August 31, 2012 posted by

Source Filmmaker – what happens when everyone becomes a movie maker…does Hollywood die?

Game giant Valve recently released its sophisticated new free animated movie making program called Source Filmmaker and judging by the first results coming from the tool, it could massively impact the entertainment space over the coming years. Machinima, the art of making short (or long) movies using animated game engines, has been around for a good few years, but this is the first system which offers everything a budding movie maker needs, including motion capture and sound editing tools, to…


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Source Filmmaker – what happens when everyone becomes a movie maker…does Hollywood die?