Steve Jobs and Wozniak-designed Apple 1 computer to go under the hammer

Apple 1 Computer

It the most iconic auction at the Bonhams‘. It called the History of Science and is slated to begin at 13:00 EDT on 22 October. This Bonhams auction is special because the historic Apple 1 Computer, first pre-assembled PC ever that herald the revolution of personal computers, is slated to go under the hammer. With the auction estimated to reach a price of over $500,000 (£300,000), the Apple’s first computer could become the most expensive PC to sell at an auction. Read More…

Polaris Defense unveils DAGOR combat truck at AUSA

DAGOR combat truck by Polaris

Polaris defense, a subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. have unveiled their latest ultra-light combat vehicle. Dubbed DAGOR, which according to the company doesn’t stand for anything was officially announced at the 2014 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington which took place from October 13-15. Designed to offer a modular, light-weight platform to support a variety of expeditionary missions, the DAGOR truck is engineered to provide the optimal balance of rapid air transportability, payload and advanced mobility. The impressive off-road vehicle has already received orders from elements of US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) – apparently Army Special Operations and unnamed international SOF customers.
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Apple iMac with Retina 5k display brings pictures to life

Apple iMac 4K display

Apple has launched the iMac with Retina 5K display which is the world’s highest resolution computer screen having 5120 x 2880 pixels resolution. The 27-inch iMac has power-efficient LEDs and other technology that lets it use 30 percent less power than its predecessor. The high-grade screen is made from oxide TFT material and combined with the technology adopted from Retina iPad, it manages to reduce pixel crosstalk quite efficiently which makes the images quite sharp and that too in 5K resolution.
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Personal Carrier Robot – Automated electric wheelchair with collision avoidance system

Personal Carrier Robot wheelchair by Aisin Seiki

Aisin Seiki has developed a robotic wheelchair in collaboration with Chiba Institute of Technology and other companies including Nippon Signal Co Ltd. Under the Project for Practical Applications of Personal Care Robots. The wheelchair christened as Personal Carrier Robot can go at a top speed of 10km/h and is completely safe courtesy its collision avoidance system based on 3D range image camera, laser range sensors and a compatible software that does all the calculation.
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Quadcopter shooting fireworks at human target is quite scary!

Quadcopter shooting fireworks

Quadcopter shooting fireworks onto a human target!

While others go preparing scary costumes for Halloween, you might consider doing something different. Probably, some fireworks shooting from a drone onto the crazily dressed people on the Halloween night. Or maybe, paintballs shooting from a BB gun planted on-board a quadcopter! The former is a reality, as a crazy bunch of geeks from Muskoka in Ontario, Canada took a drone, mounted fireworks on it and coupled it up with a mechanism that shoots them on to the target on will. The target being, human flesh protected by just a helmet, t-shirt and shorts. Now that is very much up high on that craziness meter folks!
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Razor Crazy Cart XL electric vehicle is tailor-made for insane drifters

Razor Crazy Cart XL

Crazy Cart is back and in XL size which means twice the fun and drifting like a superstar in the local store. Yes, Razor Crazy Cart XL designed to have unstoppable fun is simply irresistible as it takes you on a ride of your life. Razor have designed this go-cart like vehicle for adults who want to bring the child out in them, with the gust of adrenaline rush. The corner-mounted castors on the cart give it stability and the ability to drift by lifting the castors a little bit. The cart is powered by a 500-watt electric motor that can shoot an adult up to the size of 300 pounds to thrill. Definitely the top speed of 17 miles adds to the fun part.
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ALERT military airship concept – New generation of dirigibles

ALERT military airship concept 6

Flying fortresses are not far away from actualization of existence. A new military airship, ALERT, revives the famous scenes from movie Avengers and Captain America Vintage Solider showing a giant, invisible flying airships, big enough to carry SHIELD headquarters. The airship is equipped with almost every facility from labs to prisons. Charles Bombardier’s ALERT airship design is intended to provide flying infrastructural needs in regions where it’s absolutely missing and is equably to tough to establish some. Specifically talking, the Northwest Passage in Arctic Ocean, which was opened in 2010 as a viable route, is in dire need of infrastructure as the demand of transportation facilities. At the same time, the passage in the region also lack rescue means and security. Read More…

Apple iPhone 6 catches fire, man suffers extreme burns!

iPhone 6 caught on fire

iPhone 6 caught on fire and burnt a man’s leg

Uptil now we have had iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate issue along with the Hairgate fiascso making all the news. But now things have got more serious as iPhone 6 caught fire too. The incident happened on 11 October when Philip Lechter’s brand new Apple iPhone 6 caught fire after a minor pedicab accident in Tucson, Ariz. The fire was so intense that it burned through his pants and boxers, thereby causing second degree burns on his leg.
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Prizm: Learning device that adapts to your music taste

Prizm: Music taste learning device

Ubithings, a French startup founded in 2013 have developed a creative and a learning device that adapts to your music taste and plays the perfect music on your speakers. Called Prizm, it adapts, predicts and the plays music based on the people in the room and the context. Whether you are alone at home, partying with friends or with family, Prizm plays music accordingly to the environment and mood. Streaming music directly from the Cloud, it frees you from the hassle of playing music using your phone, computer or any other device. Thus, by pressing a single button, you can discover and enjoy a whole new variety of music.
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Dedicated to ladies, Omate unveils Lutetia smartwatch

Lutetia smartwatch from Omate

There are lots of hi-tech smartwatches on the market today offered by big brand names of the tech industry. However, very few of these smart wearables succeeds to impress the ladies as most smartwatches are too big, bulky and offers a masculine look. Well, Omate, a software design company that develops wearable products have addressed the issue and created a smartwatch that is dedicated to the ladies. Dubbed Lutetia (named after ancient Paris), the feminine smartwatch is designed and engineered by a team of women. The 40mm-wide and 12mm-thick timepiece features a circular, always-on transflective LCD display and is covered in a curved, sapphire-coated glass piece.
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