Sensor-enabled seatbelts, seat covers jolt up drivers when they’re sleepy

Harken drowsy driving prevention device

It is still time before self-driving robotic cars hit the roads, until then it’s up to human drivers to steer the wheel. And when humans are behind the wheel, chances of accidents increase due to fatigue. To counter this with technology, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV) aka Biomechanics Institute (IBV) in Valencia, Spain has developed a noninvasive system dubbed Harken to prevent driver fatigue and sleepiness. Read More…

Mobile device compatible V.360 camera shoots panoramic videos in HD quality

VSN Mobil V.360 camera

There is no dearth of cameras that can shoot at the acutest angle possible and another entrant to this league is VSN Mobil’s V.360 camera. As the name suggests, it can shoot images and videos at panoramic 360 angle full HD 6480 x 1080p resolution. The Android and iOS compatible camera has three lenses combined with a mirror that shoots in front, back and sideways direction. The camera has an independent Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU and Adreno 330 graphics chip so that the clicked images or videos can be processed in a jiffy.
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Salvo 12 is the world’s first commercial shotgun suppressor

SilencerCo Salvo 12 shotgun suppressor

Shotgun owners who are looking for an ear protection solution from a very long time, guess what, your lucky day has come. SilencerCo, world leaders in gun silencer innovation have introduced the world’s first commercial shotgun suppressor. Earmuffs or plugs only provide relief in a controlled environment but they can’t be used in during the field work and in home protection scenario, where the ability to detect other sounds is critical. Therefore, the Salvo 12 shotgun silencer provides a much needed option in such fields and also represents a revolution in silencers.
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Sony ZX1: Walkman makes a comeback

Sony Walkman ZX1

The original Walkman which was introduced by Sony back in 1979 is getting a new life after 35 years with the launch of Walkman ZX1. However, if you are wondering I’d like to tell you that it won’t be playing any cassettes like the original one. Unlike the Apple’s iPod which is light weight and sports a slim design, the new Sony NWZ-ZX1 comes with voluminous dimensions and pretty heavy weight. Besides that, it comes with a whopping price tag of $700 which three times more expensive than the Apple’s iPod.
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Take EcoStone Bluetooth speaker into your swimming pool without any worries

Waterproof EcoStone Bluetooth speaker

Waterproof bluetooth speaker that floats too!

Music is bliss for people like me and wherever I go my music goes with me. Whether I’m driving, working in the office or at home having some peace of mind. But what about times when one has to go swimming or take a relaxing bathtub session? Surely the music should go there too. Grace Digital wants you to take the music to the swimming pool and in fact float with you as have a relaxing time in the water. EcoStone Bluetooth speaker by Grace Digital’s outdoor accessories division Ecoxgear is completely waterproof and floats in water too!
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Silent Beacon notifies your loved ones during an emergency

Silent Beacon emergency device

Meet Silent Beacon, a small waterproof device that can alert your loved ones and tell them about your location in case, you find yourself in a grim situation or an emergency. Developed by a startup from Germantown, the wearable device attaches to a keychain and can notify your loved ones with a simple click of a button. Working through the Bluetooth technology, the safety device connects to smartphones and provide real-time GPS alerts that notifies the loved ones and medical personnel in an emergency.
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Hot Wheels and Star Wars join hands to create life-size Darth Vader car

Life-sized Darth Vader car

American toy manufacturing company Mattel is all set to unveil a life-size Darth Vader car at the Comic-Con in San Diego today. To be displayed at Mattel’s booth, the one of a kind full scale version of the Darth Vader car is one amazing collaboration between the Star Wars and Hot Wheels. Designed to impersonate the 1:64 scale Hot Wheels version in every way, the Darth Vader inspired car is fully functional and reportedly can drive at speeds up to 80 mph.
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Thought Google Glass was amazing, check out the Hattrickwear

Omar Isaac Hattrickwear augmented reality hat

Why do you think smartphones are getting lighter by the day? Probably so that one day you could slot one into the long brim of a hat to create your own heads-up display without adding weight on your head. Such is an idea conceived by Omar Isaac. He has introduced the Hattrickwear, an augmented reality hat, which has an extension to slot a mobile device. This allows the user to interact with the device’s screen and camera using pair of prism that reflect the screen into view. Read More…

Digital Tattoo unlocks your smartphone with just a swipe

Digital Tattoo for Moto X

What if you can unlock your smartphone just by tapping on your wrist’s tattoo? You would certainly consider it as a joke but if you own a Motorola X, you can surely do that. VivaLnk, Inc., a Silicon Valley technology company has teamed up with Motorola to develop a temporary tattoo that can unlock your smartphone without the requirement of any pins and passwords. Named Digital Tattoo, the nickel sized, paper thin adhesive is the world’s first commercial eSkin electronics product.
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Mi Band: A fitness monitor and sleep tracker for just $13

Xiaomi Mi Band

Xiaomi, one of the China’s biggest electronics companies have unveiled its first wearable gadget, a fitness tracking wrist band that monitors one’s fitness and also acts as a sleep tracker. Dubbed Mi Band, the best feature of the fitness band is that it comes with an affordable price of just $13. The tracking device is packed with smart and impressive features primarily focusing on health issues and sleeping routines. Apart from that, the Mi Band act as an alarm clock and can connect wirelessly to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
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