Blind mothers can now feel unborn child’s features, thanks to 3D printing

in Utero 3D printed baby scan

Nothing can be more awe-aspiring than seeing the magic of nature unfold inside the mother’s womb. Yes, I’m talking about the phase when parents start seeing the development of legs, arms, head and other body parts of their baby, visible through an ultrasound scan. But what if a parent is blind and can’t see the magic unfolding? That is quite an unfortunate situation, and thankfully In utero 3D, a startup from Szczecin, Poland has a solution. They create bas-relief of an unborn child based on the 3D ultrasound examination, isn’t that amazing?
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Hyper-realistic Batman suit with 23 functional gadgets enters Guinness World Records

If you’re into all things Batman, you’re going to love this Batman suit created by special effects artist Julian Checkley. Styled after the ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ game, the hyper-realistic cosplay has earned Checkley a name in the Guinness World Records. To enter the record books, Checkley has embedded the suit with some 23 functional gadgets, each one making him more of a Batman when suited-up. Read More…

AI-enabled Kawasaki motorcycles will talk to you to ride better

Kawasaki AI bike talks to rider

We all talk to our bikes; now imagine if the bike replies back? This is exactly the future Kawasaki visions for the bikes of the future. Kawasaki has announced that it will include an Artificial Intelligence program in its forthcoming motorcycles, which will allow riders to talk with their motorcycles. The still-in-development program is called Kanjo Engine (translates to Emotion Engine), and it is being developed to understand and react to riders in normal human speech. Read More…

Man builds wooden airplane at home to fly quicker to work

Frantisek Hadrava homemade wooden airplane

Almost all of us waste a lot of time in traffic while driving to work. While most of us think of having ways to fly to office, one man named Frantisek Hadrava of the Czech Republic has actually built a plane that he flies to work and back home. The 45-year-old Hadrava was tired of wasting 14 minutes driving to work, he decided he wanted a plane to cut that travel time at least in half. Hadrava spent two years designing and building an ultralight wooden aircraft ‘Vampira’ that flies him to his work place, Drevostroj, a small factory in Ckyne in just 7 minutes. Read More…

Upcoming gadgets and gizmos that’ll rock your world

Parrot Disco Drone

The market is constantly flooded with new gadgets and gizmos that promise to make our life easy and get things done in a jiffy. We have seen smartphones, drones, personal robots and wearables which have totally changed the complexion of consumer oriented tech. For geeks who are constantly on the lookout for new technologies being implemented in product, here is a collection of the top anticipated gadgets.
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Level – Stylish eyeglasses double as activity tracker

Level Eyeglasses with Activity Tracking_1

Who says wearable glasses need to be bulky and ordinary looking? VOS Global in association with University of Southern California’s (USC) Center For Body Computing has developed a tech-savvy pair of glasses which monitor your fitness. Earlier known as Project Genisis, the final version of this eyewear dubbed Level distributes the weight of embedded hardware on both the temples equally. Sensors like Bluetooth, accelerometer, gyroscope or magnetometer are all fitted inside the thick temples of this stylish eyewear.
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nuTonomy finally debuts world’s first self-driving taxis in Singapore

nuTonomy self-driving taxis_2

A few months ago Massachusetts-based startup nuTonomy made the headlines for getting the permission to test their self-driving cars in Singapore. Well, that moment has arrived as the company started their trial runs on specially modified Renault Zoe and Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car models. People in Singapore can use these autonomous taxis free of cost by downloading the accompanying app. For now the cars will have an engineer riding on the front seat to take control if situation goes haywire. If everything goes well, the trials will lead to the full deployment of self-driving taxis by 2018.
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5-year old Katelyn gets 3D printed prosthetic hand in her favorite pink color

Katelyn Vincik 3d printed prosthetic arm

It’s heartbreaking when you see a kid having disability, basically it just shatters you. That is where technology come-in to restore some faith in humanity. 3D printing is one example of technology being used for good, as we have seen so many times in the past. Yet again, 3D printing has given a small little kid a new lease of life. Meet five-year old Katelyn Vincik from Vitoria, Texas who was born with an underdeveloped left hand. The cute little girl has been in the queue for receiving a prosthetic hand for a very long time, and finally her eagerness has been rewarded.
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Wooden arcade machine makes you go weak in the knees

Desktop Arcade Joy Stick

Desktop Arcade Joy Stick

We love geeky arcade machines, and I bet, so do you. The nostalgic feeling of playing those retro games in a cool little arcade machine. Thanks to 8Bitdo, the masters of making gaming controllers, you have another reason to give up playing games on your smartphone. They have created a stunning looking wooden arcade machine, and currently it is on display at the Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany. Hands down, this has to be one of the best (if not the best) looking arcade machine I have seen so far.
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Roborace takes first self-driving race car to the racetrack

DevBot

Welcome to the future of high speed racing – cars that will zip around racetracks sans drivers onboard. This is the future being realized by a new racing car prototype being developed by a British Company called Roborace. DevBot, as the prototype racer is called, is in development to herald a race series of self-driving race cars that will participate in 2016/17 Formula E Championship.    Read More…