Posts by Category: future tech

It’s coming WHEN?

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?
future tech August 20, 2012 posted by

Cure for baldness in two years?

If there’s one thing that unites the male species, it’s the horror of going bald. Or worse, going bald before your time. What is it about thinning hair that provokes such primal emotions, and can even drive men to buy fake hair pieces? It’s all about age and virility of course, and that ever present lust for respect. And what would a world with no bald men be like anyway? Would it be more peaceful, less insecure?


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Cure for baldness in two years?
cool tech July 31, 2012 posted by

Gimbal from Qualcomm delivers a Minority Report future today

The movie Minority Report delivered a very interesting viewpoint as to our possible future world in several ways. Some technologies, like the use of virtual reality screens, are now slowly appearing on the market, while other ideas, like the exotic wall climbing cars, are probably destined to remain mythical Sci-Fi for the foreseeable future. One other feature which stood out in the film was the interactive advertising system which beamed personal adverts to people as they passed storefronts in the…


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Gimbal from Qualcomm delivers a Minority Report future today
Awesome May 23, 2012 posted by

LEAP Motion changes the way you interact with your computer

If you are glued to your computer like most of us, you’ve likely purchased a mouse at some point. They go through general wear and tear just like anything else we use. When you’re searching for a new mouse, something you want to think about is comfort. The way your hand sits on the mouse, and the way it moves will greatly affect your opinion of it.


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LEAP Motion changes the way you interact with your computer
cool tech May 19, 2012 posted by

Honda UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device gives us all another reason to stay seated

Japanese industrial giant Honda has just announced the latest in its range of battery powered ‘personal mobility’ devices, the Honda UNI-CUB. Behind the cute name lies a long history of technological hard work, the fruits of which we first saw back in 2009 with the Honda U3–X. This new incarnation of the scoot-about is similar, but offers a number of refinements which have obviously come about through extensive user testing. 


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future tech November 22, 2011 posted by

AliveCor is turning your iPhone into an ECG

It seems that almost every day I’m amazed by what smartphones can do. Sure, making calls, sending emails and checking the weather are cool, but some companies are really making the most of these devices. Take, for instance, this iPhone ECG that is currently being developed. This ECG is a case that will attach to your iPhone, and provide you with an accurate ECG reading, with nothing more than a phone. It can be used either in your hands, or…


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AliveCor is turning your iPhone into an ECG
future tech November 11, 2011 posted by

Starting next year, officers will be able to instantly test for drug use by taking your fingerprint

It’s generally understood that driving while under the influence of many substances can greatly increase the chance of getting in an accident. As such, it’s common for police officers to use a breathalyzer to check someone’s blood alcohol content, to ensure that they aren’t impaired. Unfortunately, alcohol is one of the only substances that they can check for, and receive immediate results. But that looks to be changing soon. A company called Intelligent Fingerprinting has just unveiled a prototype hand-held…


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Starting next year, officers will be able to instantly test for drug use by taking your fingerprint