Researchers develop device that uses smartphone to detect pregnancy

Pregnancy test with smartphone

Detecting pregnancy could very well be done with your smartphone in the future if we believe what is going on in Hanover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT), University of Hanover, Germany. The researchers at this university have developed a prototype sensor for smartphone that is capable of detecting first signs of pregnancy and even diabetes. The fiber optic sensor in conjunction with a compatible app is going to monitor various body fluids like blood, urine, saliva or sweat and also analyze breath.
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Nike VR ad lets fans experience what it is like to be Neymar

There is no question about possibilities of Virtual Reality devices and what the technology in itself can help us achieve. While there are endless manufacturers working out various possibilities to promote their products, Nike has teamed with football sensation Brazilian international Neymar to let fans experience what it is like to be Neymar – dribbling, shooting and scoring goals like the Barcelona FC striker. Read More…

iPod nano and shuffle get colorful touchup, might launch in two weeks’ time

Apple iPod

When iPod Classic was released in 200 it revolutionized the portable music player industry. But in the last decade or so its popularity has been shadowed by all the fancy new mobile devices that do much more than just playing music. So much that Apple no longer considers it a priority in its scheme of things for the long run and therefore has also removed a direct link to the iPod product page from their official website. However the Silicon Valley giant has made it clear through an update to the iTunes 12.2 software that iPod still sits in the back of its mind.
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Galactic Dimension: Jumbo-sized pinball machine for pure arcade fun

Pinball Machine Galactic Dimension by Niklas Roy

You say Pinball and the feeling of nostalgia is all that oozes in one’s mind. That arcade music keeps ringing in my head and the metal ball bouncing against all the props placed. Niklas Roy, a die-hard pinball fan and DIY project maker has brought those sweet memories back, but in a jumbo design. This is Galactic Dimension, a supersized pinball machine designed by him for Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany; and it more than meets the eye. Everything about this machine is colossal as it invites pinball lovers to try their hand on a 3×6 meter machine inspired by the cosmic vastness and UFOs.
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Robot crushes worker to death in Volkswagen factory in Germany

Volkswagon factory robot kills a man

It is really unfortunate; but given the number of robots making it to factories around the world, we’ll have to prepare ourselves for such fateful incidences. News is from Volkswagen’s second largest factory located at Baunatal, some 100 kilometers north of Frankfurt, where a robot has killed a worker. The robot reportedly grabbed the 21 year old employee and crushed him against a metal plate. Read More…

Get these Iron Man themed gadgets and you’re already a superhero!

Iron Man Gadgets

One superhero that has captured the imagination of many out there is surely Iron Man. This modern day, one man army against the evil is super cool and inspires many to follow suite. So it is pretty obvious that gadgets inspired by Iron Man are quite popular and in plenty out there. So, let’s check-out our choice collection of the best Iron Man themed gadgets that are too hard to resist and you’ll like for sure.
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I bet you’ve not seen anything like this Iron Man armor before

Asgardian Iron Man armor by Prince Armory

I have to be very honest with this (without sounding promotional) – having seen endless number of Iron Man costumes in time, I will have to hand this with top slot for being the best out there. Designed and developed by Samuel Lee of Prince Armory; the Asgardian Iron Man full body armor is made from leather and brass hardware. Like me, you may want to own this suit, but sadly, this is one-off and is not for sale; however, you can be lucky, since Prince Armory is ready to discuss custom orders. Rest assured you will need bloody deep pockets to own it. Read More…

Batman v. Superman Lego Batmobile coming to Comic-Con

Lego batmobile Batman v. Superman

While you are preparing for the Comic-Con kicking off in San Diego on July 9, you must keep in mind that a new Lego Batmobile is going to be one of the main attractions there. Lego is preparing to unveil construction kit for a Batmobile designed after the caveman’s ride to be featured in Zack Snyder directed “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, scheduled to release on March 25, next year. The Lego Batmoble set comprises 306 pieces, and comes with pair of stud shooters, Batman minifig, two mysterious characters and an additional ride. Read More…

Europe ends roaming charges, lays down stiffer net neutrality rules

EU-no-roaming net neutrality

Roaming charges and net neutrality are two prime concerns for Telcos around the world. In order to ensure there are no delays in a confirmed footing on the issue in the European Union; Latvian presidency has arrived at a provisional agreement with the European Parliament, which promises to ensure secure open internet access and to end roaming charges in the European Union as of June 15, 2017. The European deal is yet to be official confirmed by all member states for the Council. Read More…