While Lenovo strikes Motorola deal, Moto 360 gold edition accidently pops-up on Amazon

Lenovo Motorola Moto 360 gold edition

Lenovo acquires Motorola

Lenovo, the largest PC maker company in the world has acquired Motorola for $2.91bn which is almost $10bn less than what Google paid for it. The deal that was announced almost a year ago is finally complete and Lenovo will pay $660m in cash and $750m in newly issued stock while the rest of the $1.5bn will be paid off in the next three years. Google will keep majority of the patents that Motorola have acquired and around 2000 patents will go to Lenovo, the reason why Google sold it for such a nominal amount.
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Kodak PixPro SP360 action camera for when you want to capture all directions

Kodak PixPro SP360 action camera

GoPro has travelled length and breadth of action photography. There is hardly a camera that captures surroundings like the GoPro, but taking us (photography buffs) to the angles that no GoPro has been able to pull off is the newly released Kodak PixPro SP360 action camera. Taking us beyond the regular front-facing cameras, this cube-shaped black and yellow camera lets you capture HD videos and images in full 360-degrees. Read More…

Spiral 1 – First working prototype of Google Project Ara modular phone revealed

Spiral 1 Google Project Ara prototype

Google Project Ara modular phone

Every single news of the Google Project Ara modular phone has excited me simply because of the limitless possibilities it brings to the forefront. The modular phone is slated to be released in 2015 and now the big news is the arrival of first prototype of this much awaited phone. Called as Spiral 1, the prototype is developed by NK Labs in Boston and Google has posted a video showing the open hardware platform phone. So far the developers have managed to get removable components like LED module, application processor, speakers, USB charging port and LED module into the modular form factor that currently takes up almost 50% of the phone’s body.
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Replica Destiny Thunderlord gun 3D printed, and it looks strikingly real

DIY 3D printed Destiny Thunderlord gun

3D printed Destiny Thunderlord gun

Remember Thunderlord, the exotic machine gun from the addictive FPS game Destiny? Well, Kirby Downey, an avid DIY’er and 3D printing enthusiast has come up with his own replica version of the Destiny Thunderlord machine gun, and it is quite impressive I must say. The gun consists of 45 different parts all of which are 3D printed with three different materials- PLA, Ninjaflex and carbon fiber. To be precise, the main body and bullet belt is made from PLA thermoplastic, stock made from Ninjaflex filament and rails made from carbon fiber material. The gun is a replica and doesn’t fire any rounds, thankfully.
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Modular Paper Robot walks like an insect and should be kept away from fire!

Paper Robot ZURI

Arduino-powered Paper Robot

Robotics have taken a huge leap ever since the Japanese and Chinese geeks decided to take matters in their own hands, coming up with some unbelievable applications of robotics. German’s are not that far too and this paper robot proves the fact. Meet ZURI (a.k.a Paper Robot), a programmable modular robot that is made from paper and grey cardboard. The robot is currently in its prototype stage and can be assembled in just a matter of minutes using household tools.
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Peugeot-Micro HYbrid Kick electric scooter for urban commuters

HYbrid Kick Peugeot Micro

HYbrid Kick Peugeot-Micro

Peugeot and Micro have collaborated to come up with an electric kick scooter christened as Hybrid Kick that is perfect for urban commuting. This folding electric scooter designed by Céline Venet can also be considered as a skateboard for modern urban commuting in crowded spaces. The electric bike is designed in such a way that it fits easily into the trunk of a car or can be carried with ease anywhere anytime courtesy the intelligently designed battery section and lightweight motor. Coming from such elite brands, the design has been given picture perfect execution and is surely going to attract young and middle-aged buyers.
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Microsoft Band – Fitness tracker compatible with all major mobile device platforms

Microsoft Band fitness tracker

Microsoft has jumped into the bandwagon of wearable band that connects to your mobile devices by officially releasing the Microsoft Band powered by Microsoft Health which is compatible with Windows Phone 8.1, Android and iPhone devices. Just like other fitness tracking bands it keeps a track of your heart rate, calories burnt, sleep quality, GPS run mapping and also provides important notifications like email, messages and incoming calls from your smartphone.

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World’s first Wearable Air Purifier filters air pollution to keep illness at bay

Wearable Air Purifier

Taking inspiration from the popularity of wearable technology and the grip situation regarding escalating pollution around the world, a tech team in China’s Chongqing municipality has come up with the world’s first air purifier. The Wearable Air Purifier by Wind Six team looks like a sturdy headphone with mic, but in reality it filters the air user breathes-in through the nostrils. Equipped with industrial-grade sensor and non-ozone electrostatic dust removal technology, the wearable air filter device provides 99.9% air filtration in the windiest conditions too.
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The eTree: Solar-powered free Wi-Fi and gadget charger from Sologic

eTree –  Solar-powered free Wi-Fi

An Israeli company Sologic recently installed the very first eTree prototype in the Ramat Hanadive pubic gardens in Zichron Ya’acov. It’s a marvelous concept to establish a multipurpose, solar-powered public rest place where people will receive free Wi-Fi under the shade of same solar panel canopy that generates the electricity. Not just that, but it will let you juice up your gadget batteries through provided USB ports. At night, it’ll lit the place and power the water coolers for human and animals as well, and all of it will be powered completely by the energy generated by the solar panels. Read More…

Oppo R5 becomes world’s slimmest smartphone but Vivo might dethrone it

Oppo R5 worlds slimmest phone

Oppo R5 is just 4.85mm thick

Oppo R5 has now officially become the slimmest smartphone in the world measuring just 4.85mm in thickness and total weight of just 155 grams adds to its portfolio. The phone is made from 3D-welded aluminum alloy and is hand-polished for a very sleek finish. The smartphone has a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core (MSM8939) processor as its heart, 2GB RAM and Adreno 330 GPU to support heavy processing. The 5.2” AMOLED full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display is capable of showing 16 million colors.
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