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​Volvo teases new compact car in 2017, fully electric model by 2019

The newly announced Compact Modular Architecture will underpin a range of smaller cars and pave the way for a fully electric model on the horizon.<p>Swedish automaker Volvo on Thursday unveiled a new compact car design for 2017 and announced plans to build a fully electric model by 2019, continuing …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

New Hope for Weight Loss May Grow on a Chinese Vine

Thunder god vine (<i>Tripterygium wilfordii</i>), a deciduous and largely poisonous climbing vine native to China, Taiwan, and Myanmar, may hold the secret to getting skinny, at least in mice.<p>A study published this past week in the journal <i>Cell</i> found that a compound called Celastrol, extracted from thunder …

Diabetes

GoCardless Founder Tom Blomfield’s New Startup Is A “Full Stack” Mobile-First Bank

We already knew that GoCardless co-founder Tom Blomfield was working on a new U.K. banking startup, but now, thanks in part to a noisy series of Tweets from investors, developers and the company’s own Twitter account, more details have emerged.<p>Dubbed Mondo, the startup is described as a “full …

Free mobile voice, text and data plans coming to UK

The free, basic carrier service offered by FreedomPop has been gaining momentum in the US, with around one million subscribers already making use of the network. As planned, the service is heading to the UK this July and will offer customers 200MB of data, 200 texts and 200 minutes of voice calls …

Customers

Articles about innovative modular building system ecuador on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seeking a way to blend architecture into the natural environment, a pair of Ecuador-based designers invents a new modular...<p>A convenient way to transform a modern décor and organize your space at the same time.<p>The first annual Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge heralds four innovative, …

Architecture

Architizer

Prefab tiny home generates more power than it uses

The Archiblox Carbon Positive House is a modular prefabricated home designed to give back to the environment -- by producing more energy than it uses.<p>Sustainability is the core principle behind the work of Australian prefabricated modular home specialist ArchiBlox, and its Carbon Positive House is …

Prefab Homes

Canary is a home security system that makes you do the work

Image copyright Canary.If you’re in the market for a smarter Dropcam, then the $249 Canary may be the connected camera system for you. If you’re …

Home Security

Khan Academy brings its online course catalog to the iPad

Despite having an iOS app for some time now, Khan Academy hasn't offered the full range of course material on those mobile devices. With an update today, though, eager learners can access the company's selection of courses on an iPad. The new version brings 150,000 exercises to the mobile device, …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Relationships

Top eye clinic faces claims over ‘faulty’ model of lens

<b>This article is the subject of a legal complaint made by Oculentis B/V and Optical Express.</b><p>The multibillion-pound corrective eye surgery industry has been thrust into the spotlight as regulators announced they were investigating claims that a new artificial lens implanted into the eyes of thousands …

NHS trust

Tailor updates its logo design engine for small businesses and startups

Sometimes even design firms — well educated in the art of messaging and marketing — get stumped when trying to create a corporate identity program for themselves. So imagine the obstacles facing small startups tasked not only with running a successful company but needing to create a coherent brand …

D-Link's latest smart home hub lets you add devices with a scan

How cheap is too cheap? D-Link has found the sweet spot between low-priced, but low-quality smart home systems (from the likes of Archos) and pricey security systems. It's now planning on opening up its system to many more accessories, judging by the DCH-G020 connected home hub that just passed …

DreamFactory Software grabs $4M so you can hook up your old database to your shiny, new mobile app

It can be a challenge to access legacy databases from the spiffy new enterprise mobile app your company just built.<p>Nine-year-old DreamFactory Software is well aware of the problem, and has built open software that generates a Rest API to plug into any backend database. The company also recently …

Buy!...Sell!...Without fees: Robinhood app caters to investment newbies

Investing in the stock market just got a whole lot easier.<p>After an extended private beta, brokerage startup Robinhood launched its iPhone app on …

Tesla's CTO Wants To Take Batteries To A New Dimension

And inside, instead of multiple dials and switches, a large touchscreen dominates the centre console. Established carmakers have tended to make modest electric vehicles, usually small ones to eke out the range available from their pricey batteries. But it was Tesla, a Silicon Valley startup, which …

How to Enable Text Message Forwarding and Answer Phone Calls on Your Mac

With the release of OS X Yosemite, Apple has included a new set of "Continuity" features that connect iOS devices and the Mac in a number of ways. Most notably, Continuity allows users to <b>place and answer calls with their Macs and iPads that are forwarded through the iPhone</b>.<p>Similarly, <b>Macs and iPads</b> …

Ruckus launches its first small business router: Could this be Google’s new Wi-Fi hardware?

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Ruckus Wireless<p>Ruckus Wireless may be known for building big outdoor hotspot systems and installing Wi-Fi networks …

The Electric Tea Kettle Gets A Makeover

Tea kettles are loud, slow, ugly, and wasteful. The Miito solves all of those problems.<p>Electric tea kettles, and tea kettles in general, are wasteful. Since most people thoughtlessly fill the kettle up to the top, even if they only need a single cup, energy is spent heating unused water. And that …

More fun with low-power Wi-Fi and IP cameras from Homeboy

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Homeboy<p>People are keen on security cameras in their homes, but frustrated by the massive cord plugging those cameras …

Good news for electric cars: New battery tech uses peroxide to boost energy density by 7X

All electric vehicles currently in production use some form of lithium-ion chemistry in their battery packs.<p>Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very important — the aim being to make future electric car batteries cheaper, more stable and more energy-dense for longer …

6 smart home products you can install this weekend

Here's a list of DIY devices you can find in stores near you and set up at your leisure over Memorial Day weekend.<p>If you're looking for a quick and easy smart home project for the long weekend, this list of accessible DIY devices might come in handy. All six of these products are available in major …

Home Automation

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Apps

Doxie One Standalone Scanner

Take your productivity to the next level with the <b>Doxie One.</b> This <b>compact scanner</b> is not much wider than a piece of paper, yet it may <b>change your record keeping routine</b> forever. Run <b>documents, photos, and receipts</b> through and sync to a PC, Mac, or iPad; or save to an SD card—no computer necessary. You …

Izon | Remote Room Monitor

IZON by Stem Innovation is a wi-fi video monitor that allows you to automatically watch, listen and record from any place in the world. All you need …

Breath Alcohol Monitor | By Lapka

Lapka BAM is a beautifully designed accessory for your phone that measures the amount of alcohol in your blood from a breath sample. The elegant …

Shopify tweaks its card reader rates to challenge Square

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shopify<p>E-commerce startup Shopify only got into brick-and-mortar commerce last August, but it’s already retooling its …

This $100 range extender from Amped Wireless promises better Wi-Fi range and speed

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>With a growing number of wireless devices in more rooms at my home, I had to plunk down $69 for a wireless range extender last …

Leaf Mount Collapsible Smartphone And Tablet Stand (video)

Tablet and smartphones owners currently looking for a easily collapsible and portable stand for their devices, might be interested in a new aluminium …

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