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future tech December 2, 2013 posted by

Amazon Prime Air – an incredibly cool idea which is also a disaster waiting to happen

The mighty Amazon (and no we don’t mean the river) has been flaunting a possible future service which could provide local deliveries of small packages (up to 2.6kg in weight) using automatic flying drones. The company has thoughtfully provided a video to show how it might work, and it looks amazing.


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Amazon Prime Air – an incredibly cool idea which is also a disaster waiting to happen
future tech November 27, 2013 posted by

Virtual Taste Simulator – Because looking at photos of food is no longer enough.

There’s food all over your computer (hurry! go clean that up). We see sweet treats that would be good to eat on commercials, cooking shows, and even in virtual reality worlds and video games… and that’s not even counting all the food pics shared by friends, family, and total strangers on social media. Wouldn’t it be great to taste all those goodies? Wouldn’t it be even better if you could taste them without having to worry about gaining any of…


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Virtual Taste Simulator – Because looking at photos of food is no longer enough.
cool tech November 22, 2013 posted by

Volocopter VC200 – world’s first electric hovering thingy shows a clean pair of heels to Harry the Helicopter [Video]

There’s something going on in the world of rotor flying. Maybe it’s the fact that electric motors are now hitting almost commodity prices, and lightweight materials are also plentiful, but suddenly everyone wants play around with ‘copters of all shapes and sizes.


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Volocopter VC200 – world’s first electric hovering thingy shows a clean pair of heels to Harry the Helicopter [Video]
Awesome October 30, 2013 posted by

HOSPI-R Drug Delivery Robot – Is a bedside manner programmed in?

The hardest working people in the hospital are the nurses, who are constantly delivering meds, updating charts, talking with hospital visitors, assisting doctors, and giving shots, along with a ton more of work that gets done behind the scenes. I get tired just from thinking about. However, one of those previously mentioned duties might get passed down to the newest member of the medical team.


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HOSPI-R Drug Delivery Robot – Is a bedside manner programmed in?
future tech October 25, 2013 posted by

Got a storage problem? – million year discs to the rescue

There’s a LOT of information stored on computers right now. Probably more data than you could comfortably fit into the back seat of a BMW sports wagon. Which is all fine and dandy, until you realize that it’s mostly stored on magnetic media of one sort or another, which will only survive for something like a 10 to 15 year lifespan. How on earth are we going to make sure this information is still around in the future when our…


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Got a storage problem? – million year discs to the rescue
cool tech October 7, 2013 posted by

The Ocean Garbage Harvester – project aims to remove the trash and plastic from the world’s oceans

How often have you heard anyone say that they don’t want any publicity because their project is not ready and they want to make sure it works first? Yeah, not many. Which is what makes us think that Boyan Slat and the team behind an ambitious plan to clean up the planet’s oceans may be worth watching.


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The Ocean Garbage Harvester – project aims to remove the trash and plastic from the world’s oceans
future tech September 14, 2013 posted by

Scientists create world’s thinnest sheet of glass at only two atoms thick, insurance companies fret

Scientists at Cornwell University have managed to create the world’s thinnest sheet of glass, but don’t expect it to feature in your smartphone any time soon. Heck, if and when it does, you might never know, because it would play a role behind the scenes where your eyes can’t see. From what we understand, this sheet of ‘graphene glass‘ measures two atoms thick, so you wouldn’t want to drop it, nor would you want to drop anything on it, yourself…


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Scientists create world’s thinnest sheet of glass at only two atoms thick, insurance companies fret
cool tech June 26, 2013 posted by

Grandma’s guide to Google Glass

We don’t normally do infographics, because they’re generally naff and tasteless, and quite frankly pretty useless. But in this case we’re going to make an exception, because the result is pretty cool. The graphic lays out in straightforward terms exactly what Google Glass is, what it does and how it might be used in the future. Of course this is all subject to the fact that people buy the product, which is not guaranteed at all. Show it to your…


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Grandma’s guide to Google Glass
cool tech June 7, 2013 posted by

Google hopes that funny faces may one day banish passwords for ever

The mighty Google this week filed a patent for securing a mobile device using facial recognition technology. The idea is for the user to set up a ‘facial landmark‘, for example sticking their tongue out or wrinkling their nose, after which they can unlock their device by repeating the ‘faceword’.


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Google hopes that funny faces may one day banish passwords for ever
cool tech June 5, 2013 posted by

WiSee – control home appliances with a wave of the hand from any room using WiFi

Researchers at the University of Washington have come up with a rather clever way of controlling your home appliances using standard WiFi signals and gestures. The technology, called WiSee, works by detecting minute changes in wireless signals when there’s movement in a room, and by using a custom router they have managed to identify specific gestures reliably enough to trigger pre-defined actions.


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WiSee – control home appliances with a wave of the hand from any room using WiFi
cool tech March 7, 2013 posted by

Blue ID – your phone as a car key

You may have thought that throwing all this technology at the humble mobile phone was getting ridiculous, but you’ve really not seen anything yet. Not only are these people expecting us to use them as wallets, citizen arrest cameras and to monitor earthquakes, but now they’re actually expecting that we’ll throw our car keys away and phone our way into the driving seat.


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Blue ID – your phone as a car key
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)
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