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cool tech June 24, 2022 posted by

Consent O’Matic – Banish Those Cookie Consent Popups for Ever

Fed up with those relentless cookie consent popups which appear ever time you land on a web page nowadays? Join the club. It’s like every time you’re trying to get something done, you have to waste 5 minutes clicking on tedious close box icons, just to read a web page. Grrr. Now some enterprising researchers from Denmark’s Aarhus University have come up with a solution. A small web browser plugin called Consent o’Matic.


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Consent O’Matic – Banish Those Cookie Consent Popups for Ever
cool tech June 23, 2022 posted by

Direct Sound Printing – researchers hope to 3D print implants into our body without surgery

A research team at Concordia University in Canada has come up with some truly science fiction health tech which takes the idea of non-invasive surgery to its ultimate state. Direct Sound Printing uses the cavitation caused by ultra high-frequency sound waves to create solids out of liquids. Which means you can create a solid implant by injecting a liquid resin into the body and then vibrate it into shape using precise instrumentation aka a ‘print head’.


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Direct Sound Printing – researchers hope to 3D print implants into our body without surgery
cool tech February 7, 2022 posted by

Researchers build camera the size of a grain of sand

We’re a little confused. A recent report has announced a super small camera which is the size of a ‘coarse’ grain of salt, which sounds great. The camera, developed by Princeton and Washington Universities appears to be quite a miraculous feat of engineering. The key fact is that it’s not only small, but produces images of much higher quality than previous tiny cameras have before. So far so cool.


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Researchers build camera the size of a grain of sand
cool tech August 22, 2021 posted by

Chargie – worried about damaging your phone battery by over charging? This neat gadget has you covered.

Most of us have this secret fear of over-charging our phone battery, right? That’s why we unplug when we can, try not to leave the phone charging overnight and make sure to charge up before the battery has drained completely. But it can be hard to keep it up, which means that our phone battery often degrades faster than it could or should. Now there’s a new gadget which could solve that problem nicely.


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Chargie – worried about damaging your phone battery by over charging? This neat gadget has you covered.
cool tech August 5, 2021 posted by

Elroy Air Chaparral – this cargo drone could change the face of delivery in the future

Automation is still happening in full force, and the latest example of this is the Elroy Air Chaparral hybrid cargo drone. The craft is designed to deliver 300 to 500 pounds of cargo up to a range of 300 miles without an on-board human pilot. It’s a hybrid electric aircraft because it adds a generator to the electric power mix, to maximise lift during takeoff.


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Elroy Air Chaparral – this cargo drone could change the face of delivery in the future
cool tech June 1, 2021 posted by

New lozenge may rebuild tooth enamel the painless way

Researchers at the University of Washington have announced clinical trials of a new lozenge which is designed to rebuild and repair damaged tooth enamel. The unnamed product works by depositing a thin layer of new enamel using a specially formulated peptide while you suck. Dentists of the world watch out. The team claims that two lozenges a day will restore lost enamel, while one lozenge a day will maintain a healthy layer.


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New lozenge may rebuild tooth enamel the painless way
cool tech May 3, 2021 posted by

Ringo DIY mobile phone – build it yourself for fun and profit

What better way to motivate youngsters to take up electrical engineering than getting them to build something themselves? This Ringo DIY Mobile Phone is a neat little open source package, which comes with everything needed to build a mobile phone from scratch. Well almost scratch. You do have to do a bit of soldering, but the boards come ready made. So no clean rooms required.


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Ringo DIY mobile phone – build it yourself for fun and profit
cool tech August 14, 2020 posted by

Inochi – the world’s first stylish clear mask … at a price

The Inochi mask is being billed as the world’s first stylish clear mask. And we’ve got to say they’ve got a point. It’s definitely very cool to be able to see people’s faces again. No more guessing whether it’s scowls or smiles, and it also reminds us of how things were before we de-personalised ourselves to stay safe. Of course we totally understand why we need to wear masks, because it is stupid not to.  So put it ON! Anyway…


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Inochi – the world’s first stylish clear mask … at a price
cool tech August 10, 2020 posted by

Emrod – wireless electricity system announced. No more ugly pylons?

New Zealand startup Emrod has started trials of a new wireless electricity system which they say could do away with the need for cables, pylons and all that stuff when delivering electrical power in rural areas. What makes this new project different is the fact that it has attracted the attention – and funding – from one of New Zealand’s biggest power companies. Trials with Powerco will begin in October, although the early prototype will initially only be able to…


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Emrod – wireless electricity system announced. No more ugly pylons?
cool tech July 30, 2019 posted by

New Termovoltaics Breakthrough – may lead to drone batteries that last for days

A new breakthrough will give drones the ability to stay in the air for longer amounts of time, improving their efficiency and range of uses. Thermovoltaics are a light weight energy source but up until now haven’t been able to put out the type of power to make them greatly useful. A new breakthrough changes that.


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New Termovoltaics Breakthrough – may lead to drone batteries that last for days
cool tech February 27, 2019 posted by

‘Digit’ from Agility Robotics: is this your new delivery guy….er robot?

Package delivery is usually done by humans, but the future has something else in mind and it’s all about humanoid robots and other forms. A company known as Agility Robotics is showing off “Digit,” it’s first bipedal robot with four degrees-of-arms-movement.


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‘Digit’ from Agility Robotics: is this your new delivery guy….er robot?
cool tech February 26, 2019 posted by

Giddel: The robot designed for cleaning your dirty toilets

Are you too lazy to clean your toilet? Or maybe you’re just not keen on getting your hands dirty. Well, this product is perfect for you and anyone else that is similar to you. For centuries we’ve been cleaning our own toilets or paying others to do the dirty deed. But that could all come to an end with the Giddel. 


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Giddel: The robot designed for cleaning your dirty toilets