Stanford engineers develop body implanted nanobots powered by ultrasound waves

Stanford engineers develop body implanted nanobots powered by ultrasound waves

Since the exponential rise in the levels of modern medical technology, we have always craved for nano medical devices that run in our blood stream and heal at the first sign of any illness or some major disease. Efforts have been made to develop such prototypes, but the main problem is how to power these tiny little healers. Making use of wires or batteries makes them too big and clumsy to handle, in a way rendering them practically useless when it comes to real life situations. To change this a research team headed by Amin Arbabian (assistant professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University) has developed a way to transfer power wirelessly to any such smart chips.
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i.amPULS wristband by rapper will.i.am has a new voice-command assistant

i am PULS smartwatch by William Adams

i.amPULS wearable device

Famous rapper and business tycoon Will.i.am has announced that he is going to release a wristband like wearable device which will have a pedometer and accelerometer along with the ability to make calls. Will.i.am made it a point not to call the wrist cuff like device as a smartwatch even though it sits on your wrist like a watch. Will.i.am calls it the i.amPULS wristband which keeps you abreast all the notifications and vital body functions like heart-rate etc. Read More…

Spool Dock: Quell & Company launches contemporary iPhone docking station

Spool Dock by Quell & Company

Spool iPhone Dock by Quell & Company

Quell & Company, manufacturer of modern electronic accessories for home have officially launched their first technology product. Called Spool Dock, the iPhone docking station has been designed to look more of a home décor accessory rather than an electronic product. According to company’s co-founder and former Nike Designer Jeremy Saxton, the idea behind the design was to create an object that felt at home in the home. Just like a nice vase, he wanted the dock to look attractive whether it was being used or not. Made from sustainable North American white oak, merino wool felt and a metal base, Spool Dock is inspired by clean and clever design of the contemporary Scandinavian home décor.
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Connected carry-on smart bag will revolutionize the way we travel

bluesmart smart bag

Given the amazingly fascinating things technology is making available for us, it was just about time someone thought of innovating the suitcase. And just when a Bluesmart hit Indiegogo with a suitcase it claims is the “world’s first smart, connected carry-on”, the result was that the Bluesmart suitcase reached its $50,000 in just two hours and one minute. The smart bag comes with a host of features at a price tag of $235 ($195 for early birds). Read More…

Core Jewels One – NFC enabled diamond ring makes you a digital diva

Core jewels NFC diamond ring

NFC-enabled diamond ring

They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and in this tech savvy era it should stay the same. Probably that is why a Tokyo-based jewelry maker Core Jewels has amalgamated the goodness of shining bright diamond ring with the modern technology of NFC (near field communication). Christened as One, the NFC-enabled diamond ring can be used by the user to unlock private information by just hovering it over the object. For example it can be used to unlock private files like pictures or video clips stored in the cloud. In the future it is expected to be used for making e-money payments, unlock smartphones or other functions too.
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Never lose your pet ever again with Pod GPS tracking device

Pod GPS tracking device

For pet lovers the fear of losing their best friend can be very traumatic, especially when they get lost. Sebastian Langton had to go through the same experience with his loved cat Ringo, and that is when he decided to team up with Damien Cantelo to develop a GPS tracking device. Hence, came into existence the world’s smallest and lightest GPS pet tracker dubbed Pod that attaches to your pet’s collar for instant tracking via mobile devices. The GPS technology allows you to track your pet anywhere in the world, even if it is a few miles away or in another country for that matter.
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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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