Parallel Parking Will be Literally Parallel With These Omni Wheels

The car of the future will likely have spherical wheels which are omnidirectional like what Goodyear has envisioned. That’s the future for sure. However, mankind is not going to sit around and wait for it to happen in the future; in fact, some folks have been working on omnidirectional wheels for a years now and the Liddiard Wheels is one of them. This incredible invention is billed as the world’s first bolt-on application “for anything with wheels,” meaning it can be used with no modification to the car. And as expected from omnidirectional wheels, a vehicle outfitted with Liddiard Wheels can travel in any direction, be it sideways, turning on the spot or whatever. Finally, parallel parking is going to be literally parallel parking and that sounds like a win to us. Continue reading Parallel Parking Will be Literally Parallel With These Omni Wheels

Bose Introduces BOSEbuild For Kids To Build Their Own Bose Speaker

Bose is expanding its horizontal to include children. It now wants to educate the young ones about the birds and the bees of… speakers and it wants to do so by selling you the BOSEbuild Built-It-Yourself Speaker for Kids. To anyone who knows their Marketing 101, you know exactly where’s Bose is heading with BOSEbuild. It is the first of the DIY kit is a cube speaker that lets kids put together a Bluetooth speaker, after which they can personalize the fruit of their labor with colors and covers. It promised to be easy to build and comes with the necessary instructions which Bose described as “involve discovery and education – from how a simple magnet and coil make sound, to how a speaker reproduces music.” In other words, kids will not only build, but also kind of know the theory behind the build, which could be good source education outside of school. Continue reading Bose Introduces BOSEbuild For Kids To Build Their Own Bose Speaker

Comet Core’s First Smartphone Goes Beyond Waterproof – It Floats!

If you ask us, we’d tell you that waterproof should be a standard feature in all smartphone. Lucky for consumers, waterproof smartphone is slowly getting traction, but waterproof alone is not enough because if you are in open waters, even the tightest water seal won’t save your phone as it will ultimately sink to the bottom of the sea or lake floor. That, seriously, is something no one can do about but not if you happen to be using Comet Core Buoyant Smartphone. Billed as the world’s first buoyant smartphone, this handset will float on water as opposed to sinking, so if you do dropped it in a pool, lake or sea, you won’t need a diver to retrieve it for you. And that, my friend, is probably the most brilliant thing to happen to smartphone since waterproofing. Continue reading Comet Core’s First Smartphone Goes Beyond Waterproof – It Floats!

HoverPowered Wants To Turn Balancing Hoverboard Into A Go-kart

The rather infamous and much used Hoverboard, as we all know now, does not quite hovers. It is nothing more than a miniature Segway except that it has no handlebar, but surprisingly, it has quite a following and there are even folks who step out and create accessories for it. We have seen how it can be converted to a self-propelled mobile beach chair and a ski-like electric vehicle, now another outfit wants to turn it into a go-kart. California-based HoverPowered is the startup behind the idea of the Hoverboard go-kart called HoverKart which turns a regular Hoverboard into a go-kart, complete with a swiveling third wheel, an adjustable frame, along with handlebars and slidable “race-inspired seat” to accommodate different ages and sizes. Continue reading HoverPowered Wants To Turn Balancing Hoverboard Into A Go-kart

Same Tungsten Material That NASA Uses In Rockets Can Be On Your Desk

Most people love displaying stuff in their homes or offices. Depending on the person’s love, it could be LEGO, it could souvenirs from different parts of the world et cetera, but for geeks, or science nerds to be exact, you got to have this: Tungsten 1.5-inch Cube Block from Midwest Tungsten Service. Granted, it is just a block of perfectly formed cube and it sure won’t appeal to non-science nerds, but if you are, you will know Tungsten is kind of a wonder material and that alone, qualifies it as a display piece, much like an art to art aficionados, in your home or office. Continue reading Same Tungsten Material That NASA Uses In Rockets Can Be On Your Desk

Angelbird Introduces New Portable SSD That’s Virtually Indestructible

What are the odds of a SSD being rolled over by a truck? We’d say that it is as rare as hen’s teeth, but in the event it does happen, the Angelbird SSD2GO PKT SSD will remain steadfast and unscathed. Touted as a virtually indestructible SSD drive, Angelbird SSD2GO PKT a portable drive that’s designed to take it all – thanks to the dust and splash proof construction, as well as the ability to stand up to extreme temperatures ranging from -40oC (-40oF) to 85oC (185oF). Furthermore, the innards are protected against shocks and the enclosure is fully capable of immense trauma, such as taking on the blunt weight of a truck rolling over it. Continue reading Angelbird Introduces New Portable SSD That’s Virtually Indestructible

Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 Convertible Tablet Opens For Pre-order

First announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 Convertible Tablet is now open for pre-order through Microsoft Stores and Microsoft web store. Amazon and Newegg will also be retailing the device starting mid-July. So what’s the MateBook? I don’t know. You be the judge. On one hand, it is appears to be tablet, though the price clearly says it isn’t (more on that later), and on the other, Huawei can’t help but to refer it to as a ‘PC’. We would like to think of it as a Windows slate but with the choice of using a keyboard (that doubles as a cover) if you really need to type furiously with more ease. Continue reading Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 Convertible Tablet Opens For Pre-order

Twitter’s New #Stickers Is The Visual Version Of The Good’ol Hashtag

You know how Facebook lets you add ‘stickers’ on your uploaded photos? Well, now Twitter has it too, but there’s a particularly useful ’twist’ to it. Dubbed #Stickers, it allows you to ‘stick’ stuff like emojis, props and ‘accessories’ anywhere on the photos, but that’s where the similarity with Facebook’s stops. Tweeted image that has a sticker slapped on it is searchable and discoverable. In other words, the sticker is essentially a visual version of the good’ol hashtag. This means, tapping on a sticker will bring up a series of Tweets by people who happen to use the same sticker. Pretty cool, huh? Basically, #Stickers is a funner way to discover stuff on Twitter. Continue reading Twitter’s New #Stickers Is The Visual Version Of The Good’ol Hashtag

Modern Walnut Boombox: MCM Style And Sensibility Sure Looks Fantastic

It’s no secret we are completely obsessed with style (disclaimer: we are not stylish, at least not in our own opinions) and when we come across a gadget that’s not only functional but oozes with style, you can be sure it will be here. The Modern Walnut Boombox by Chicago-based The HiFi Case is one such example. Just look at the walnut case, how can anyone not love it? Said to be inspired by the golden age of audio “where high-end consumer electronics met MCM style and sensibility,” the Modern Walnut Boombox is designed for the old schoolers who won’t shun a little dose of convenience offered by modern tech and such tech is none other than wireless audio streaming made possible by Bluetooth 4.0 technology with aptX. Continue reading Modern Walnut Boombox: MCM Style And Sensibility Sure Looks Fantastic

Heart Monitoring Sportswear Aims To Prevent Cardiac-related Deaths

Imagine a future where the apparels you wear is able to provide you with your body metrics. Perhaps, even measuring blood sugar level and such. The Sensoria Artificial Intelligence Sportswear you see here is not that kind of future tech but it is pretty close with as far as active lifestyle is concerned. Billed as a sensor infused smart training apparel, Sensoria Artificial Intelligence Sportswear comes equipped with washable electrodes embedded in its comfy, body climate control Emana Yarn, thus eliminating the need of wearing cumbersome and uncomfortable monitoring straps. By design, it is many steps up the traditional heart monitoring strap. Continue reading Heart Monitoring Sportswear Aims To Prevent Cardiac-related Deaths

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