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Goal Zero Yeti Generators

Goal Zero’s Yeti generators can be charged from an outlet, a car’s 12V adapter or via Goal Zero’s solar panels. The generators all have USB, 12V and …

Clean Energy

Huawei Watch

Huawei’s Android smartwatch has a stainless steel case, a sapphire crystal lens and a 400×400 1.4″ screen. It also has a heart rate monitor, 6-axis …

Huawei Watch

Spray-painted solar cells promise cheap power on seemingly any surface

Scientists have dreamed of painting solar cells to generate energy on just about any surface, but efficiency has been a problem; researchers were happy to get one percent just a couple of years ago. At last, though, it looks like viable paint-on power is close at hand. A team at the University of …

Amazon Announces New Fire Tablets, E-Ink Kindles And A Special Fire For Kids

Amazon released six new devices today with an eye on shipping them before the holiday season. The collection, which ranges from a new e-ink tablet called the Voyage to an 8.9-inch tablet that is lighter than the iPad Air and features Fire OS 4.0, an OS based on KitKat, is designed for reading, work …

Kindle Fire

The Dash Builds Wearable Fitness Sensors Into The Headphones You’re Using Anyway

We’re finally starting to see some real consolidation around wearable tech, and Kickstarter project The Dash is a great example of that trend in action. It’s a pair of Bluetooth in-ear headphones that also offer up performance tracking via in-built health and body sensors. With passive noise …

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3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

3D Printing

How It Works: The Highest-Efficiency Solar Cell

I'm going to soak up the sun.<p>Solar cells typically convert no more than 20 percent of incoming energy into electricity, in part because they capture only certain wavelengths of light. Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems have developed a solar cell that converts …

iOn Wireless Switch

A replacement for mechanical switches. iOn lets you toggle lights and other devices just by waving your hand over it, or by using its mobile app. You …

Gear & Gadgets

Engineers Build A 3D Printing OS For All Printers Everywhere

If you’ve used any 3D printers over the past year or so, you’ll notice one thing: fragmentation. A few use open source apps (which are abysmal) and many use homebrew solutions which range from amazing to “meh.” Now a group of engineers wants to create a standardized, usable OS for all 3D printers, …

Ninja Blocks Starts Pre-Orders For The Ninja Sphere Smart Home Hub

Ninja Blocks, the Australian startup that created Ninja Blocks to create physical triggers for IFTTT style recipes that can detect motion, temperature and humidity, a window and door sensor and more, successfully followed those up with the Ninja Sphere, a connected home smart hub which raised over …

How to use technology to make our planet more sustainable, not less

Investment is booming in clean and green technologies. But can they be implemented quickly enough to meet current challenges?<p>The controversial demographer Paul Ehrlich distilled the essence of his somewhat apocalyptic 1968 book, The population bomb, into a simple equation: impact (I) = population …

Evoke Is A New Induction-Based Vaporizer That Looks And Feels Like An Old-School Pipe

The Evoke is the latest electronic vaporizer to grace the industry with its presence, and I sincerely mean that. From the looks of things, the Evoke (from LotoLabs) is one of the first vaporizers I’ve seen that looks to the past for design inspiration, with a wooden, hefty look to it not unlike the …

Cannabis

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Withings New Smartwatch Looks Good Playing Dumb

Here’s a curveball for you: Withings, which is an excellent fitness-based electronics company with all kinds of fun products like trackers and smart scales, has just bested all the smartwatch makers out there with the new Activité watch.<p>At first glance, it looks like any other old analog watch. It …

Earin Wireless Earbuds

Earin claims it has developed the world’s smallest earbuds. The earbuds connect to media players via Bluetooth and last up to three hours per charge. …

Earbuds

iFind Self-Powered Locator

Bluetooth locator devices are nothing new, but iFind is the first one we’ve seen that doesn’t need batteries. It harvests ambient electromagnetic …

The LG LifeBand Touch And HeartRate Earphones Are The Wonder Twins Of Activity Trackers

So I went for a run. I got up early, found my Nikes and slipped on LG’s new Lifeband Touch and HeartRate earphones. I didn’t make it very far, and the devices told me I’m fat and lazy. I guess they work.<p>This is LG’s first go at fitness gadgets and these first-generation products are ready for the …

A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster

It looks like something from the Borg (read, cool), but it’s actually a cast for healing bones.<p>The Osteoid, created by Turkish student Deniz Karasahin, incorporates 3D printing and ultrasonic tech to make healing a broken bone more bearable.<p>The idea of ultrasonic healing vibrations to heal bones …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

The Peak Pecs Routine

<b>Duration</b> 4 days<p><b>Exercises</b> 9<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>It'’s a common problem: You hammer your pecs every which way but, like playing tennis with a drape, there'’s …

Exercise

The Ultimate Morning Workout

Jumpstart your fat burners and build muscle with this quick at-home routine<p>Warm up with the mobility and dynamic flexibility moves. Then perform the 1-minute drill. Rest 15 to 30 seconds, then do the strength circuit. Rest 1 minute. Repeat the drill and strength circuit sequence three to five …

Circuit Workouts for Big Shoulders and a Ripped Six-Pack

Following a workout routine day-in and day-out can get tedious and boring. Sometimes it's a good idea to just break the routine and go with a quick …

Bodyweight Exercise

3 Fat-Blasting Cardio Combos You Must Try

Do these drills once, and they’ll forever change the way you think about cardio<p>Looks like Punxsutawney Phil was right: Temperatures have plummeted outside, and we’re facing another six weeks of winter. But you don’t have to brave the icy weather or grind away on a treadmill to get in your cardio …

Bust Your Gut with Chaos Training

Your muscles and fat cells won't know what hit them<p>Have you seen Ryan Reynold's six-pack? It's impressive. But you may have thought to yourself, <i>If I had a world-renowned trainer or endless hours to workout like a celebrity, I'd be shredded, too!</i><p>But you don't need the lifestyle of a movie star to …

25 No-Equipment Moves That Transform Your Body

Whether you've let go of your gym membership or you're spending more time shaping up from home, these effective no-equipment moves need to be part of …

Exercise

'The Raid 2' Is an Ultra-Violent Endurance Test [Sundance 2014 Review] – /Film

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> The following review was originally published on January 22nd 2014 after the film’s premiere at Sundance. The review is being …

Idealism