Designer builds exoskeleton suit for firefighters

AFA powered exoskeleton suit by Ken Chen

Firefighters are no less than super heroes but their physical capabilities also have a limit. Well, in an attempt to give these heroes some super powers, a Melbourne-based designer have developed an AFA (Advanced Firefighting Apparatus) Exoskeleton Suit. Ken Chen, a graduate of the Master of Industrial Design Program at Monash University undertook the project about two years ago after reading a report in which a high-rise building in Shanghai was engulfed in fire and killed over 50 people. The exoskeleton suit created by Ken Chen will greatly increase firefighter’s performance in walking, running and carrying up to 91 kg while high-rise firefighting.
Read More…

Diageo to showcase Johnnie Walker smart bottle at Mobile World Congress 2015

Johnnie Walker Blue Label smart bottle

Diageo, London-based multinational alcoholic beverages company have created a smart Johnnie Walker Blue Label bottle. Indeed an intelligent bottle, which with the help of a smartphone can detect if its seal has been broken. The smart bottle will allow distributors to track their stock better and can send personalized messages to users who will be able to read the bottle’s sensor tags with their smartphones. Developed in collaboration with Thinfilm Electronics, a Norwegian printed electronics company, the printed sensor tags uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology which will allow smart bottles to carry digital information that can be accessed via NFC-enabled smartphones.
Read More…

Raht Racer Trike = Electric Bike + Pedal-Powered Commuter + Fitness Machine = Awesomeness!

Raht Racer electric pedal powered vehicle

How about a pedal-powered electric trike that can go at the top speed of 70 mph? Have a look at this electric three-wheeler that has pedals for charging the electric motor and moving forward on the road. A pretty unique idea perhaps for a hybrid vehicle that incorporates the best of environmentally-friendly commuting and boosts fitness too!
Read More…

World’s smallest folding bike can easily fit into your suitcase

Helix- world’s smallest folding bike

How about a folding bike that is small enough to fit into a suitcase? Handcrafted from titanium in Canada, Helix is one such compact folding bike that is designed to make the most efficient use of space possible. Peter Boutakis, founder and inventor of Helix has worked on various folding bike designs over the past 8 years and has worked with manufacturers in Asia to develop these designs. Helix- The world’s smallest folding bike is the result of Peter’s technical knowledge and his passion for cycling.
Read More…

Vulcan: Aston Martin unveils $2.3 million supercar

Vulcan supercar by Aston Martin

$2.3 million Vulcan supercar by Aston Martin

Aston Martin, British manufacturer of luxury sports cars have unveiled their new beast in the form of a $2.3 million supercar. Named Vulcan, the most extreme supercar yet is capable of giving chills to James Bond with its 800-horsepower. Tremendously powerful to be driven on normal roads, Vulcan supercar is built to be a track-only car. The rare and thrilling supercar is designed and engineered to deliver a genuinely bespoke driving experience that draws on the company’s rich heritage. The sports car tailors its power and handling to both the capabilities of the driver and the characteristics of the track.

Read More…

Swanky Lux Watch collection – Apple Watch embellished in diamonds and gold finish

Brikk Lux Watch diamond studded Apple Watch

Plush Apple Watch

Everyone is expecting the Apple Watch set to be finally released in April 2015, and the anticipation is building exponentially. In the shadow of that expectancy design and branding pioneers Brikk have announced Lux Watch collection that includes 30 plush models of the Apple Watch. Exclusively designed for the high-end of the consumer segment of-course. Essentially it will be an Apple Watch that is draped in opulence from edge to edge.
Read More…

Teen invents $500 dialysis machine for her school science project

Anya Pogharian invents $500 dialysis machine

Anya Pogharian, a 17-year-old girl from Montreal, Canada have invented a low-cost dialysis machine that can completely transform the future of dialysis care. Inspired by volunteering at a hospital and seeing the effect of dialysis on patients, Anya build a new kind of dialysis machine for her high school science fair project. She developed the prototype using simple technology after studying and examining dialysis machine owner’s manuals over the internet. She was required to spend a minimum of 10 hours on the project, well she invested about 300 hours on her invention.
Read More…

Motorola launches new Moto E with bigger screen and 4G LTE speed

second-gen Moto E

Those who think it’s too late to buy the Motorola Moto E, there is good news for them. Motorola have just rolled out the second-generation model of the smartphone which is packed with some additional features to offer people around the globe even greater access to life’s possibilities. Moto E has been the best-selling phone of the company along with Moto G, thus the second-generation variant of the smartphone hopes to attract more customer for Motorola.
Read More…

Samsung’s 128GB Universal Flash Storage will make smartphones ultra-fast

Samsung Universal Flash Storage for mobile devices

Samsung has announced a new standard for the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) used in mobile devices which provides much higher speeds. To be precise, almost 2.7 times faster than the current high-end flash memory used in phones. You won’t believe but it has speeds that are comparable to a solid-state drive in a PC. And the icing on cake is its sequential speed that uses 50 percent less power than current generation mobile devices. Samsung call it UFS 2.0 which is going to be the most advanced JEDEC-compliant, next-generation flash memory storage specification in the world.
Read More…

The new Pebble Time smartwatch comes with color e-paper display

Pebble Time smartwatch

It was about two years ago in 2012 when the first smartwatch by Pebble was launched that took the world with surprise. Well, the innovative team is back with their third-generation smartwatch that comes with a new color e-paper display and microphone for responding to notifications. Called Pebble Time, the smartwatch features a slimmer body and is the first to include a color e-paper screen. Easy to read and always-on, perfect for displaying incoming notifications and your favorite watchface, the color e-paper screen of the Pebble Time is the most impressive feature of the smartwatch. Looks like Pebble are betting on this feature to compete with the like of Apple watch and other smartwatch manufacturers.
Read More…