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Disney Built A Room That Keeps Your Phone Charged When You Are Inside

It was said Nicola Tesla once dreamed of a wireless powered world. Obviously, that didn’t quite pan out and the closest we get today is the wireless charging pads which are anything but perfect. For starter, wireless charging pad is not quite wireless as the pad still needs to be hooked up to an outlet and the device has to be physical placed on it to begin transferring of electricity. Furthermore, any misalignment in placement may result in non-charging and so, it looks like we are stuck at this point as far as wireless charging goes, but not if Disney can help it. Continue reading Disney Built A Room That Keeps Your Phone Charged When You Are Inside

This Alcohol-sensing Band Really Is The Fitbit Of Blood Alcohol Content

We have seen some alcohol-sensing technology in the past. The most recent being a plaster-like patch that changes color as blood alcohol content (BAC) rises, which we thought is brilliant, but what if you need the details and doing so discreetly? Well, this is where Proof comes in. Developed by startup Milo Sensors, Proof’s working is similar to ONUSblue Color Gradient Alcohol Detection Patch; it picks up the chemical from the sweat excreted by the skin to determine if you have too much alcohol or not. However, instead of openly display your alcohol status (which is not a bad thing, actually), this information is push to an app which you view discreetly. Continue reading This Alcohol-sensing Band Really Is The Fitbit Of Blood Alcohol Content

This Handsome Gadget Will Let In On The Air Quality Wherever You Go

There are gadgets that have straightforward practical uses and then there are gadgets that are just informative to which sometimes, you will find yourself stumped as to what can you do about the information you just got. Well, the Flow Smart Air Quality Tracker by Plume Labs belongs to the latter. Unlike weather forecast gadgets, where you probably can decide if you need to bring along a brolly or not, you can’t really do much with the data like particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, volatile organic compounds (VOC), temperature and humidity that the device will feed to you (which you read off the 12 color LEDs or an app for more comprehensive data). Continue reading This Handsome Gadget Will Let In On The Air Quality Wherever You Go

Robotic Bird Of Prey Plays Scarecrow In The Sky To Keep Birds Away

Folks, this is Robird, a robotic bird (or drone, if you will) that’s intentionally designed to look and fly like a bird, or to be more specific, to look and fly like a Peregrine Falcon or an Eagle, and what this means is, it flies by the act of flapping its wings, like a real avian creature does. You must be thinking, “with today’s drone technology, why would anyone need a drone with flapping wings?” Well, as a matter of fact, we don’t, but if you are going to chase away pesky birds in areas like farms and airports, what’s better than to have those avian creatures’ natural prey hanging around? Continue reading Robotic Bird Of Prey Plays Scarecrow In The Sky To Keep Birds Away

What..?! Even Grenade Launcher And Its Ammunition Can Be 3D-Printed???

When 3D printing was introduced years ago, we knew it is going to be the next big thing for consumers, but what we did not anticipate is, it will be the next big thing for the military too, such as rapid prototyping a heavy-hitting weapon like a grenade launcher in months, load and ready for test firing. And that is exactly what U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM) and the U.S. Army Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program did. Continue reading What..?! Even Grenade Launcher And Its Ammunition Can Be 3D-Printed???

How Ikea Solved The Challenge Of Assembly With A New Joint System

Swedish furniture maker Ikea made flat-pack a thing and in the process, made Swedish meatballs great again, but as any Ikea users will tell you, while the meatballs are sweet, the struggle of putting together a flatpack furniture is very real. Understanding this, the Swedish furniture titan is not going to just stand by and let it pass; instead, the company poured into research and study, and eventually in 2014, developed a new joint system that allows a furniture to be put together easily and perhaps more importantly, without tools – not even the customary hex tool. Continue reading How Ikea Solved The Challenge Of Assembly With A New Joint System

High-tech Bin Aims To Cultivate Bin-The-Trash Habit With Fun And Games

Why people choose to throw their trash everywhere on the streets is beyond me. I don’t know about you. I always feel strange if I were to dirty a place. Hell, I even clean up my table after eating in a public foodcourt. Anyways, for perpetual litter bugs, perhaps they just need a little encouragement/incentive to not to anyhow dump their trash as they move around the city, and for the rest of us who has some civic consciousness left in us, we can use a little visual entertainment to alleviate the boredom of putting trash in its rightful place. The TetraBIN, a brainchild of startup out of Urban-X, Sencity, is exactly the trash bin that will do the aforementioned. Continue reading High-tech Bin Aims To Cultivate Bin-The-Trash Habit With Fun And Games

Official Footage Of Boston Dynamics’ New Wheeled Biped Robot, Handle

Last month, we saw the supposed leaked video of the newest Boston Dynamics’ robot, Handle, and today, we are treated to an official footage and a little technical bits of this nightmare-inducing robot. That said, we shan’t repeat ourselves; instead we will fill you in with some of the ‘missing details’, including some technicalities. Actually, there’s really not a lot of information to go round, but one thing for sure, Handle is a lot less scarier than we first thought. Granted, it can move pretty quickly, but ‘only’ at up to 9 miles an hour (14.5 km/h!), which happens to be around the person’s average running speed (not sustained though). So, if you run like Usain Bolt, you are safe. Continue reading Official Footage Of Boston Dynamics’ New Wheeled Biped Robot, Handle

Meet The Straw, A Straw That Lets You Drink From Two Layers In One Suck

Tech innovation is hardly something you will associate with fast food chain, McDonald’s, but every once in a while, it happens, like for example for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day, McDonald’s has came out with a new minty shake called Chocolate Shamrock Shake. Why, of course, it is shamrock! But no, the innovation isn’t in this cold, sludgy beverage; it is in the straw. That’s right. The Straw. I know right? Just when you thought this sucking tube needs no further innovation, it had one and it had a fancy name too, called Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal which, not surprisingly, arrived to the acronym STRAW. Ingenious? Maybe. Continue reading Meet The Straw, A Straw That Lets You Drink From Two Layers In One Suck

Taser’s Axon Signal Rolls The Cameras When Firearm Is Drawn

As far as United States is concerned, there have been one too many fatal police shooting incidents. According to a data collated by The Washington Post, there had been 963 fatal force by police in the U.S. in 2016 and the number was based on news, reports, public records et cetera, and it did not include unreported incidents. This is where body cams and dashcams can help, but the question is: with body cam, can you trust the officers to turn it on, or remember to turn it on, and if the camera can continuously record that much of data? Continue reading Taser’s Axon Signal Rolls The Cameras When Firearm Is Drawn