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These Solar “Palm Trees” In Dubai Will Charge Phones At Parks And Beaches

Look at what’s installed and ready-for-use in Dubai this summer: “Smart palms” that store solar energy during the day and discharge power at night.<p>Smart Palm, the company, has set up two so far–one on Surf Beach, another in a park near the waterfront. It plans to plant them in 103 locations under a …

Solar Power

Egg-shaped 'ecocapsule' lets you live anywhere - CNN Style

Written by Kieron Monks, CNN<p>The sleek, egg-shaped capsule resembles a spaceship, complete with antennae and a layer of futuristic cells.<p>But the striking design from Slovakian group Nice Architects represents a creative effort to offer housing solutions for this planet. The 'Ecocapsule' is a mini …

CNN

Google Street View now lets you explore the highest volcano in Europe

Having covered volcanic sites in Hawaii, Oregon, Arizona and Japan, Google’s Street View program now lets you take a closer look at Mount Etna, an active volcano in Sicily that’s also the highest one in all of Europe.<p>Google launched the new views in celebration of Etna’s second anniversary of being …

Google Street View

Here's Microsoft's $140 PC on a stick

Microsoft has teamed up with Indian gadget maker iBall to launch the Splendo, a dongle-sized PC that runs Windows 8.1.<p>The pocket-sized Splendo can connect to TVs and monitors via HDMI. It’s powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and includes 32GB of onboard storage.<p>It also …

Micro USB

The man behind the Apple Watch

The Cupertino headquarters of Apple can only be described as an anticlimax. Perhaps it was a bit much to expect an American version of James Bond’s Q …

Drone waiters are ready to serve in Singapore

One restaurant in downtown Singapore is spicing up its dining experience by employing flying drones as wait staff.<p>Singaporean restaurant-bar chain Timbré is employing a fleet of flying drones as waitstaff for its live-music eateries. Earlier this month, the restaurant chain and robotics company …

How Apple left Microsoft for dust

When Microsoft stock was at a record high in 1999, and its market capitalisation was nearly $US620 billion, the notion that Apple Computer would ever …

These tiny wireless earbuds pack an MP3 player, a versatile fitness tracker and much more

Ever since the iPod’s heyday a decade ago, I was been wondering whether Apple in its pursue of miniaturization might eventually come around …

This app turns your iPhone into a handheld 3D scanner

Do you take pictures of all your meals to share with your friends on Facebook and Instagram? Wish there was a way to share even more of it with your FOMO-ing virtual friends?<p>Well, you can’t share the taste, or the smell, but 3DAround is an upcoming iOS app that lets you share the food you’re eating …

Apps

How to bring Kinect-like gesture control to your Apple TV

We know that Apple is interested in giving the Apple TV Kinect-like motion sensing abilities — they bought the 3D motion tracking company behind the tech last year, after all — but who knows when, if ever, it will actually come to living rooms.<p>If you want to start waving your way through your Apple …

Smart TV

Can you really rely on an app to do your maths homework?

A promo video suggests that PhotoMath is the ultimate cheat’s tool. So is this the end of algebra? A mathematician puts it through its paces<p>The video shows a textbook being flipped open and a smartphone pointed at a dense page of calculations. But this isn’t someone Instagramming their homework; …

Ambient, Wireless Charging As Ubiquitous As Wi-Fi? It’s Happening

uBeam, a new technology that lets you charge your phone while you walk around a room, is preparing to launch its consumer product.<p>The battery inside your phone is its greatest weakness. It can render even the fanciest little Uber-calling, Snapchat-sending pocket machine a several-hundred-dollar …

Make OS X Yosemite’s dark mode turn on automatically with this neat utility

Although OS X Yosemite is still a few months out from public release, the public beta and developer seeds means the OS is already seeing wide adoption — hence, apps for Yosemite are already starting to surface. In fact, the unreleased OS already makes up 18% of Mac users on 9to5Mac, already the …

Popular Music Identification App Shazam Comes to The Mac

Popular music identification app <i>Shazam</i> has finally made it to the Mac. The app sits quietly in your menu bar, listening for music it can identify. …

Why Apple is poised to own the Internet of Things

Imagine getting home after a hard day’s work in the year 2016: There’s no need for keys as you approach your house, since proximity sensors in the lock mean a simple iPhone voice authorization will open the door for you.<p>The house has been alerted to your arrival, so your Nest thermostat has …

Internet of Things

Flip PDF For Mac: Create Eye-Catching Digital Media Publications | Cult of Mac Deals

EASILY CREATE STUNNING DIGITAL MEDIA<p>Flip PDF for Mac is a powerful flip book creator that allows users to quickly and easily convert ordinary PDF files into <b>mobile friendly</b>, eye-catching digital media with <b>engaging page-flipping effects</b>. This digital publishing software makes it easy and simple for</b> …

Wii-like dance party in the living room via Apple TV? Yes, please!

Back in June, India-based Rolocule Games teased its upcoming Dance Party game which would supposedly bring multiplayer fun to the living room with a …

An Electric Bus That Recharges While You Step Inside

A new system can charge batteries in 15 seconds, or just enough time to fill up between bus stops.<p>Electric buses aren’t new. The “trolley bus” system in San Francisco, for example, has been around for almost 80 years. But even though the older buses keep pollution down, they aren’t quite ideal: In …

Alternative Fuel

The Smart Key Chain Will Store Your Files, Check Your Email, And Find Your Keys

Because <i>everything</i> is getting smarter, it would be silly to think that keychains would be exempt.<p>The Smart Keychain has four uses in one small package: USB file storage, upcoming calendar alerts, incoming email notifications, and a key locator.<p>The file storage bit, to me at least, is kind of a joke …

The Fabulous Life Of Sir Jony Ive, The Genius Behind Apple's Design

Ive has worked at Apple for 22 years. In that time he has received countless awards and accolades for his ingenuity and commitment to Apple's minimalist design aesthetic.<p>He has also become quite famous. The London native is frequently spotted at clubs and lives in California, near Apple's …

Product Design

راجیش کھنہ: شہرت سے گمنامی کے اندھیرے تک

<b>بالی وڈ سٹار راجیش کھنہ کی 18 جولائی کو دوسری برسی تھی اس موقعے پر راجیش کھنہ سے وابستہ بعض دلچسپ باتیں اور تصاویر پیش ہیں۔</b><p>راجیش کھنہ کو بالی وڈ کا پہلا سپر سٹار کہا جاتا ہے اور انیس سو ساٹھ اور ستر کےعشرے میں انہوں نے جس فلم میں بھی کام کیا وہ باکس آفس پر ہٹ ہوئی۔<p>ایسا نہیں کہ ان سے پہلے بڑے سٹار …

Review: Dragon Dictate 4.0 for Mac – The best speech recognition app gets even better

Using our voice to control computers has never really taken off. For many of us, using voice recognition technology wasn’t even a consideration until features like dictation and Siri arrived on our iPhones and iPads. There’s good reason too: the voice recognition features built into our devices …

Want Gesture Recognition Housewide? WiSee Can Do That

Ad By Carbon Ads<p>Joshua Schnell | Wednesday, June 5th, 2013<p>First you needed a Wii controller, then you needed a Kinect, now all you need, apparently, …

Turn Images On Your Mac Into Rotatable Objects With BoxshotVR

Easily Create Interactive 3D Objects<p>Finally, an easy way to create 3D objects for a website! This Mac application allows you to simply create …