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Flux bicycle kit by Offer Canfi wirelessly charges electronic devices

Royal College of Art graduate Offer Canfi has envisioned a future for cycling in which inductive bicycle lanes could be used to wirelessly charge …

TinkerBots: Modular Robotic Toys a la Living Lego

Let's be clear about two things: 1. I am a tech luddite; 2. I, coincidentally, grew up broke playing with sticks and rocks, and <i>galdang it</i> I liked it. …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

Japanese carrier DoCoMo demos 'Intelligent Glass' wearable at CEATEC 2013 (hands-on)

Wearables are coming and DoCoMo wants to be involved from the start. Here at CEATEC, the carrier has dedicated a quadrant of its booth to prototype wearables (at least some of it was Vuzix hardware), with several different demo sessions offering glimpses into how it all might work. First, however, …

Razor LED Watch Design Was Inpsired by Motorola Razr

Do you still remember the year of Motorola Razr? Apparently Peter Fletcher remembers it vividly how this sleek thin clam shell phone had attracted …

46 Things We've Learned From Facebook Studies

Facebook is an ideal environment for studying human behavior. Every click, like, friend acceptance (or rejection), and peek at an ex’s profile is tracked for millions of people every day. Back in 2007, the New York Times reported on Facebook’s value as a “petri dish for the social sciences.”<p>“We’re …

Apple iWatch To Launch In 2014 (Rumor)

We were expecting Apple’s much rumored iWatch to launch before the end of 2013, although now according to a recent report, Apple will not launch …

How a North Carolina LED maker built a better mousetrap--and doubled its market cap to $7 billion in just one year: http://bit.ly/186VXHU

Sketchnotes of IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference 2013, by Stefani Bachetti

<i>Reporting by Stefani Bachetti</i><p>The IIT Institute of Design held its annual Strategy Conference last week in downtown Chicago, a two-day event full of …

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Sparc MGS Watch Uses Your Wrist Movements to Activate Its Micro-Generator

<b>SPARC MGS watch</b> from Ventura is an automatic digital watch that takes advantage from the movements of your wrist. These movements activate a rotary …

MUV-e Scooter : Low Energy, Cost Efficient Green Vehicle for The City

This is the age where world’s city centers are experiencing a rapid population growth that also effects the growth in the number of motorized …

Recon Instruments Jet review: Hands-on

By Mark Harris<p>Image 1 of 5<p>Image 2 of 5<p>Image 3 of 5<p>Image 4 of 5<p>Image 5 of 5<p>Google Glass wasn't the only wearable tech at Google I/O. Recon Instruments …

PebbleKit SDK update enables two-way communication for Pebble apps

Pebble released an SDK update today which lets developers create apps that support two-way communication via Bluetooth. While the new software (called PebbleKit) was hinted at before, it represents a major step forward for the platform by allowing third-party developers to send / receive …

Pebble Nabs $15M In Funding, Outs PebbleKit SDK And Pebble Sports API To Spur Smartwatch App Development

Get ready for a whole lot more Pebble. The smartwatch company just announced several software enhancements for the Pebble and a $15M Series A led by Charles River Ventures. Pebble is not going to sit around, scared of iWatch rumors. They’re plowing forward on their own accord and committed to …

Wireless Voice-Controllable Smart Home Project - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Jiayuan Wang and Sheng Zhang from Cornell University built this Wireless Voice-Controllable Smart Home Project for their ECE 4760Final Project.<p>“There …

Titan Arm – Super Human Strength Arm - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

If you would like to be a super hero for a day, this Titan Arm can make it happen! They have milled the exoskeleton system out of 6061-T6 aluminum. …

Keep Your Eyes On The Road With JVC Kenwood's Heads-Up Nav System

Having an in-car navi system makes life on the road a whole lot easier, but it is still very distracting. You have to look away from the road every …

One more Google I/O rumor: A new smartwatch?

Every time one of the tech giants holds its developers conference, the blogs tend to cycle through all the rumors we've heard associated with a company, like say Google, in the immediate lead-up to an event, like say Google I/O.<p>In the past few weeks we've been hearing about new Nexus tablets, super …

Wearable Tech

The 11 Google Glass improvements we hope Google I/O delivers

Last year, Google I/O -- Google's annual event for the developer community -- treated us to skydiving, arena-cycling Google Glass wearers, and a whole crazy landscape of wearable tech. This year, Glass is finally in the hands of thousands of developers, tech journalists, and other early adopters, …

Wearable Tech

Amp Your Ride

Charge electronics on the go with a bike-mounted USB hub.<p>I'm a mechanical engineer who loves bicycling. When gas prices soared through the roof in 2009, I rode my bike to save money. I wanted to charge USB devices, such as my phone, during commutes but didn't want to spend $150 (or more) on a …

Snapchat Is More Important Than Hacks And Sexting Teens

Snapchat is much more than just an encrypted messaging service. It's a form of communication that gives us a break from the way we usually communicate.<p>Snapchat, a messaging service which allows users to send photos and videos that self-destruct after a few seconds, has a flaw deep in its DNA. This …

High School Student Wins Hackathon With A Tool That Blocks TV Spoilers

I DON'T WANT TO KNOW WHO HAD TO PACK THEIR KNIVES AND GO<p>Twivo is a simple idea: protect yourself from spoilers by censoring references to a given TV show until you can get home and catch up. It's a nice little tool with a great backstory: it was created in only 10 hours by a high school student, …

2013 Invention Awards: Robotic Performer

A programmable animatronic robot kit.<p>Brian Roe spent nearly a decade building animatronic monsters for films such as <i>Virus, A.I.</i>, and <i>Scooby Doo 2</i>. Then, almost overnight, Hollywood abandoned mechanical characters for computer renderings. Roe now works as a technology consultant, but with the surge …

2013 Invention Awards: Hot Savings

An HVAC system powered by an 18-wheeler’s exhaust.<p>Semitruck drivers idle their engines to heat or cool their vehicles' cabs—a practice that burns a billion gallons of fuel each year. Small engines on the back of a cab, called auxiliary power units (APUs), get the job done with less fuel, but …

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