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iPhone 7 to release on September 16, here’s what to expect

iPhone-7

Finally, there is a release date for the much-awaited Apple iPhone 7 – it is Friday, September 16. This is when the new iPhone is set to hit shelves. The information comes via reputed Apple leaker Evan Blass. Nothing is officially known through Apple yet. According to a tweet by Blass iPhone 2016 release is scheduled for the week of September 12. Initially, there was confusion whether a week of September 12 was the release date or the date of Apple’s launch event, which was later clarified by Blass through a tweet. Read More…

Modobag – a motorized suitcase that can go at 8 mph

Modobag – a motorized suitcase-3

Fitting motors to suitcases is the new craze. There have been so many examples of motorized luggage we’ve seen. First, a suitcase cum electric scooter by He Liangchai, and then an intelligent Segway-styled rideable Olive suitcase. To enhance the skill and make zipping through the airport more fun and speedy, Kevin O’Donnell and team have developed their own version – Modobag, a rideable carry-on for everyone who wished they could ride the bag through the airport because walking with it was really hard. Read More…

Teen invents tongue-controlled mouse for the physically challenged

Tongue Interface Communication Device TiC

People with disability have a tough time completing even the most basic tasks, making life an everyday struggle. In today’s time where surfing the internet can be attributed as a very major task, a teen has brought ray of hope for the unfortunate physically challenged. 17-year old Emma Mogus from Oakville has created a mouthguard-like device which acts as a mouse for desktop/laptop input. She calls it a Tongue-Interface-Communication (TiC) device, and it has five buttons which correspond to five different mouse inputs. Interestingly, the mouthguard works like a regular mouse with a bit of computer programming.
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Japanese craftsman builds an electric car made entirely from bamboo

Electric car made from bamboo

Japanese seem to have a strange love for electric cars and bamboo. After the ravishing single-seat electric bamboo car by engineers at Kyoto University, a craftsman in Japan has built his own electric vehicle completely from bamboo. Built at a cost of 30-thousand dollars (all of which was sourced through a crowdfunding campaign), the auto rickshaw-style car, if you may, eschews the smooth curves and glossy paint of the modern day electric vehicles for bamboo. Read More…

3-in-1 Volant headphones pack earphones, headphones and Bluetooth into one device

3-in-1 Volant headphones

In the rapidly changing world of technology, gadgets with multiple use have become all the rage. We have seen a suitcase that doubles as a scooter and a smartwatch that can be used as a headset; multipurpose ability has gone three fold with 3-in-1 smart box from Brando. Now, to bring the goodness of three to a particular pair of headset, Volant Sound has brought Volant – its 3-in-1 headphones to Kickstarter. Billed as the world’s first 3-in-1 headphones, the Volant allows users to seamlessly switch between earphones, headphones and wireless listening in one simple step. Read More…

Eye-tracking technology reveals superhuman reflexes of Formula-1 drivers

Formula-1 reation time

It was an utterly disappointing weekend for Team Force India in Austria, as they couldn’t even manage to finish the race with both their cars. It was particularly heart-breaking for Nico Hulkenberg who had a great qualifying run, finishing 2nd on the gird, but couldn’t manage to capitalize and had to retire in the latter stages of the GP. However, the German race driver had an interesting day leading up to the race weekend. Nico and Team Force India agreed to spare some time with eye-tracking experts Tobii Tech, just to learn how quick Formula-1 drivers are when it comes to reaction times.
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Siena students develop 3D-printed prosthetic arm for 9-years-old NY girl

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A group of physics major students at Siena College gave a big surprise to a little girl that brought back smile on her face. These students built a 3D printed prosthetic arm modeled off the movie Frozen. Karissa Mitchell, 9, was born in New York without right hand. In fact, most of her wrist was missing. We can only imagine what it feels like to be unfortunate enough to have born without a limb, so getting it back would be no less than a miracle. You should definitely see the video to see that cute, chirpy smile on Karissa’s face. Read More…

STEPDive combines possibility of snorkeling and scuba diving in one system

STEPDive snorkel system-1

Resting somewhere between snorkeling and scuba, the STEPDive by Austria-based start-up SnorkelDive Innovations, is an innovative new dive snorkel system for families and kids. Designed for beginners, who want to start diving, the STEPDive combines the possibility of snorkeling and diving in one system. The revolutionary snorkel comes with a floating buoy attached to a hose, which allows the user to dive up to 5 meters deep (as far as the hose allows). Since the buoy can be tethered to multiple users, one can go diving/snorkeling, as you may like, with friends, family or even kids.

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LifeBEAM Vi headphones can coach you to fitness with AI

LifeBeam Vi earbuds

World of fitness trackers is still in its infancy. While there are endless fitness tracking devices out there, a smart coach that can entice you to push that extra bit for fitness is still not where it should be. You know we all need to be pushed for fitness, else we are too lazy. This is where wireless Vi headphones comes in. Developed by LifeBEAM, that considers picking data from the ear more accurate than from the wrist, Vi is a pair of biosensing earbuds bundled with logic artificial intelligence app, fitness tracking and coaching ability.   Read More…

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