Author: Bharat

These sleeping bags let you wear your favorite Star Wars hero

Star wars sleeping bags from Selk'bag

Star Wars is inseparably from a few of us who want to embark on the journey to planet Hoth. It’s going to be a tough survival in subzero temperatures but thank goodness Selk’bag has these wearable sleeping bags made to keep us comfy, just literally!  Priced at $109, these warm and comfortable sleeping bags that you can wear for an outing when the mercury dips, are available in four of our favorite heroes. Read More…

Final Fantasy XV inspired Xbox One S is fully functional

Final Fantasy XV inspired Xbox One S-6

Designed to sit along the Xbox One, the all new Xbox One S is just more than a mere slimmer version of the console. The new game console is 40 percent smaller and packs an internal power supply with up to 2 terabyte of internal storage, which makes it the most advanced Xbox ever.  This prowess isn’t enough to save the Xbox from modder fantasy – amid other modifications at the latest exhibition at the Châtelet in France, the Final Fantasy XV inspired Xbox One S is what’s really keeping the onlookers riveted. Read More…

With Android Nougat update, Moto Z and Z Force phones become Daydream ready

moto z and moto z force are daydream ready

Android-based Moto smartphones have come a long way. The phones are a hit with mid-range phone takers and have helped revive consumer trust in Motorola. Now, the company says many of its smartphones including the Moto Z and Moto Z Force are scheduled for Android 7.0 Nougat update, which should rollout by end of November. With the update, Moto Z and Moto Z Force will become the first phones outside of Google’s own hardware to support Daydream – Google’s mobile virtual reality headset announced in October this year. Read More…

This USB stick is also your personal HIV testing device

USB HIV device

In the developing countries, HIV/AIDS is still a taboo more than it is a disease. Many people still feel skeptical in visiting hospitals and health centers for blood tests to diagnose HIV. To change that, and to make certain that more and more people can effortlessly get their HIV tests done; researchers at the Imperial College London have teamed with DNA Electronics to develop a USB stick that doubles as an at-home HIV testing device.   Read More…

Apple brings augmented reality to iPhone’s camera app, smart glasses to follow

iphone-7s-camera

When Augmented Reality-based Pokemon Go jumped the gun to become the biggest mobile game in the history in under a week of release, Apple’s chief Tim Cook was quick to come out and inform that his company is investing big money into augmented reality. The claims seem to be reaping results – According to Business Insider, Apple is working on integrating augmented reality technology into the iPhone’s camera app. The Cupertino giant has assembled a host of big names from the AR and VR industry and has also recently acquired an AR startup Metaio, all that may be working in tandem to give Apple that extra edge to live up to its claims. Read More…

MIT’s MoVR system cuts the cord in virtual reality

wireless-vr-headset using MoVR

Virtual Reality is all the rage; it’s the next best thing to wearables and it’s being used for everything from gaming and entertainment to medicine. Sadly, VR tech is still in its infancy and is limited to PC’s periphery – almost all VR headset require to be tethered to a computer system to enjoy the immersive experience. Since, ability to go cordless can help better immersive experience and open new applications for virtual reality headsets; researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed MoVR system that allows any VR headset to be used wirelessly. Read More…

DIY wind-powered turntable, where wind determines speed of the record

wind powered record player

To cut out technology from your record player and make it more environmentally conscious, Popular Science has developed a motor-less turntable that plays music to the tune of wind. Popsci has put out an eight-step guide to building a motor-free, wind-powered record player, which would get occasional diy-ers like myself to sit out on a Sunday building one for themselves. The project is a simple build, and it shouldn’t take you more than $35 and a couple of hours. Read More…

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com testing delivery drones outside Beijing

JD.com delivery drones-1

After Japanese delivery service Rakuten and San Francisco based startup Zipline, Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has launched consumer goods delivery trial using drones. The company has begun testing delivery using drones in rural locations outside the capital city of Beijing. According to different claims by different websites, JD.com has started trails with either five or 30 drone fleet. Read More…

8 meter tall robotic dinosaurs debut in a hotel hall in Japan

Robotic dinosaurs

A Japanese company has brought to life one of the largest and heaviest animals to ever walk the earth. The company called On-Art Corp unveiled large human-controlled robotic dinosaurs at a hotel hall in Japan, where the dinosaurs stomped and roared loudly to impress one all with the realism of might and structure. Modeled after fossilized skeletons of dinosaurs, the realist replicas are made from carbon fiber. Read More…

SafariSeat – world’s first low cost, all-terrain wheelchair

SafariSeat all terrain wheelchair

Janna Deeble, a 23-year old British inventor, brought up in Kenya, was wheelchair bound for months after a fretful skateboarding accident that left him with a broken leg. Janna didn’t take the handicap as turndown, instead the youngster dedicated time to build the SafariSeat – world’s first low cost all-terrain wheelchair that can run with equal prowess in the desert and jungle. The all-terrain wheelchair is designed primarily as a way to easy commuting issues faced by wheelchair-bound individuals in rural Africa. Read More…