Apek MaxPad – World’s first Windows 8.1 Multitouch TV that doubles as desktop display

Apek MaxPad Windows 8 TV

World’s first multi-touch TV with Windows 8.1 operating system is here and it boasts-off a 100 degree wide angle camera for video conferencing in high resolution. Announced by Apek (Brazil-based company), the MaxPad Touch TV has multi-point touchscreen, is powered by 3.8Ghz Quadcore AMD chip and ATI Radeon HD7660 graphics accelerator further enhances its performance for video output in high definition. And all this high-end hardware is stuffed in a 10mm thick frame and the total weight of 75grams makes it a light-weight LED TV for portable use. Apex MaxPad can be used like a desktop and an inclined table attachment orients it in any direction at a maximum angle of 45 degrees.
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Vending machine that tweets whatever unhealthy you eat

Tweeting vending machine by Nottinghack

How would it feel if everytime you use a vending machine to get a snack or sweet, a tweet about your purchase is relayed back to your followers? That is what a bunch of UK-based group of artists called Nottingham Hackspace have managed to do. They have hacked a vending machine bought from eBay with Arduino controller and somehow connected the cash payment system with a small little reader which has RFID chip. Once the payment is authenticated the information is send over to Nottingham Hackspace server named Holly and it tweets your name along with the purchase you have made.
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Amoeba 3D printed glasses let you pick content of interest

Amoeba 3d printed glasses

Every single day you get overloaded with web information that is very difficult to organize. Although, some data does get stored sub-consciously in your mind; but the amount of information we get fed with daily on our computers and smartphones is gargantuan. With the advent of wearable technology, it is only matter of time before we have devices that’ll help us document this big data. 3D printed glasses dubbed Amoeba is one bold stride in this direction. In its prototype stage for now, Amoeba is designed by students of Royal College of Art and Imperial College, led by Sanya Rai. The pair of glasses is equipped with sensor to monitor and analyze your bio-parameters to understand your interest of web content. Read More…

Teenage inventions that are changing the world we live in

Teenage-Inventors

While most of the teenagers out there are busy enjoying their life to the fullest, a small bunch of them are always putting their mind into overdrive for innovative solutions to problems the world is plagued with. They don’t tinker around with fancy gadgets or upbeat toys, rather they make gizmos that even a veteran would be proud of. These kids might look innocent but what’s churning up in their mind is for all to see. And what’s important is that they rejoice every moment invested in creating these game-changing innovations. So, Let’s see what these teenage prodigies are doing to change the world we live in, and will one day become the pioneering entrepreneurs that world will remember for a long time.
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X9 Follow Bluetooth-powered Golf trolley makes golfing fun and relaxing

X9 Follow Bluetooth-powered Golf trolley

We’ve seen some really innovative creations to facilitate golfers on the course. Yet, the X9 Follow – the first of its type Bluetooth-powered golf trolley makes a mark for itself. Designed and created by Stewart Golf, the X9 Follow is a compact and foldable trolley, which unfolds in one smooth movement. When unfolded for use, you simple have to open its front cover, connect the lightweight lithium-ion battery and put the cover on. X9 Follow comes with anti-rotation bungee cords, which are used to secure your bag with the trolley, so that when you are pushing it in the parking lots of pathways, your bag doesn’t tumble over.
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CoCoRo: 3D printed mini-submarine robots for marine exploration

CoCoRo 3D printed mini-submarine robots

To help us find hidden mysteries of the marine ecosystem, Underwater Autonomous Vehicles have become a norm. Since, these UAV are very expensive, inefficient and time consuming to build, student from various universities, led by Artificial Life Lab of the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz have developed 3D printed CoCoRo, Collective Cognitve Robots, which measure 6-inches long and 7-inches high. CoCoRo are a group of 40 mini-submarine robots, each weighing half a kilo, that work together to perform complex task underwater. Read More…

LazeeEye turns your smartphone into a 3D camera

Lazeeeye 3D camera for smartphone

Want to turn your smartphone into a 3D camera? Then you’ll have to do LazeeEye (Laser and Eye) some justice. A project up on Kickstarter morphs your smartphone into a 3D camera by using laser illuminator hardware and stereo vision processing app that makes your smartphone camera see like you would do in a real life situation. Let me explain, we see with two eyes and the image created is a 3D vision of the actual world but smartphone camera only has one lens to see from and therefore the image is a 2D interpretation of the real world. So, to counter this LazeeEye makes tricky use of laser illuminator to create a virtual second lens.
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Samsung Galaxy S5’s fingerprint sensor hacked using wood glue spoof

Samsung galaxy s5 fingerprint scanner hacked by SRLabs

While most of us thought Samsung would have learned from the glitches in the iPhone 5’s fingerprint scanner, researchers at the Security Research Labs in Germany have proven it otherwise by hacking past the Samsung Galaxy S5’s fingerprint sensor and sending money via the PayPal app. You might recall the hacking technique these guys at SRLabs used to hack the Apple’s iPhone 5’s fingerprint scanner, they have employed the same method of using a fingerprint spoof to breach the S5 fingerprint scanner. Read More…

Lix pen: Sleek 3D printing pen lets you create tangible 3D drawings

Lix 3D printing pen

For those who want to go beyond the canvas to show off their 3D painting and rendering skills 3D printing has the apt answer. 3D Doodler 3D printing pen took the world by the storm as it gives creative artists a chance to showcase their skills, but it has one real downside, it was too big to hold and carry around. So it is time to introduce Lix 3D printing pen developed by Anton Suvorov which is sleek and very easy to handle while rendering 3D drawings and a viable answer for what 3D Doodler lacked. Slated as the smallest 3D pen so far, Lix is all set to rock Kickstarter in a few weeks’ time.

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Voice-controlled robotic wheelchair being developed by MIT researchers

Voice controlled robotic wheelchair

Developed by Robust Robotics Group, a team of MIT research scientists and students headed by Nicolas Roy and Seth Teller, this voice-controlled robotic wheelchair is under development since 2005 and is funded by Microsoft and Nokia. To be precise, this Intelligent Wheelchair project is aimed for people with limited mobility and chronic disability, so that they can move freely in their environment with utmost ease courtesy an intelligent wheelchair software system and computing brain that keeps on learning as it gets more data information regarding the operating environment. The wheelchair has built-in sensors and laser guided navigation system which allows it to get past obstacles and avoid bumping into newly installed things around the home and office environment.
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