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EYECAN+: Samsung introduces eye mouse for disabled people

EYECAN+ eye mouse by Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics have introduced its second generation eye mouse that will help the people with disabilities scroll, compose and edit documents as well as browse the web with simple eye movement. Called EYECAN+, the project uses a sensor that sits below a computer monitor and operates by wirelessly calibrating with the user’s eye movements. First of its kind, the eye mouse works without any external wearable device such as glasses or a headwear. The user should be between 60cm and 70cm from the monitor in order for EYECAN+ to work. The user need not be in any specific position, thus it can be used while lying down or seating up.
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Smart Hat is a hi-tech concept helmet for responsible cyclists

Smart Hat concept by Toby King

Sydney-based designer Toby King has come up with an innovative concept helmet for cyclists. Christened Smart Hat, and promoted with the tagline ‘For Responsible Cyclists’, the concept helmet has been designed to considerably increase rider safety. Not only that, it will also address some of the more provocative issues between cyclists, pedestrians and road users. The Smart Hat incorporates a machine-readable license plate on the rear so that they can be easily identified by the existing CCTV and road cameras. Offering ultimate safety and comfort to the rider, the Smart Hat helmet comes equipped with indicators, brake lights, headlight, camera, drop down visor and a wiper system.
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You’ll mistake Taurus CURVE handgun for a smartphone inside the pocket

Taurus CURVE semi automatic handgun

Taurus CURVE semi automatic handgun

Carrying around a pistol in your pocket never goes unnoticed due to its shape, so why not make a gun in the shape of a smartphone? Taurus, the acclaimed gun maker got the better of this thought and therefore has come up with a smartphone shaped handgun that can be carried around without the fear of getting noticed. Taurus CURVE is a body contoured .380 ACP that is ultra-comfortable to wear and carry around.
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Addison gaming PC case mod inspired by 1940 radio is a powerhouse

Addison gaming PC case mod

It’s been a while since we have seen a compact, yet powerful PC case mod that impresses with its retro look. Addison by Jeffery Stephenson is one such PC case mod that boasts-off retro aesthetics with a powerful computing power inside. This gaming PC case mod is inspired by a Canadian radio design from the 1940’s era. It has a mahogany enclosure with aluminum trim and a capacity of 10.6 liters.
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Jetson jet-propelled surfboard allows you to do more surfing

Jetson jet-propelled surfboard

Besides traditional boards, we have featured various types of modern and hi-tech surfboards here in the past that have brought smile to the faces of enthusiastic surfers. From carbon fiber made surfboards to the electric ones, these sports toys have always amazed us with their design and functionality. Now, again to the delight of surfing fans, we are bringing to you a contemporary surfboard. Jetson is a jet-propelled surfboard that is specifically designed so that users can catch more waves and do more surfing. The engine provides enough boost to the surfer when paddling or when to catch the wave.
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Chevrolet unveils Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car at LA Auto Show

Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car

Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car

Chevrolet has unveiled the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car at Los Angeles Auto Show. Celebrating the 15th anniversary of PlayStation racing game Gran Turismo 6, the concept car has been created as a part of Vision Gran Turismo project. Combining elements of future and the past, the concept car is inspired from innovative race cars of Texas-based Chaparral Racing, one of Chevrolet’s historic automotive partners. Created at General Motor’s Hollywood Advanced Design studio in California, Jim Hall, Chaparral founder was also involved in the design making process of the car. It took about a year developing the car while the physical model was assembled in just three months.
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Researchers develop touch-responsive 3D maps for the visually impaired

Touch-responsive 3-D maps for visually impaired

Touch-responsive 3-D maps for the visually impaired

Researchers and scientists from around the world are coming up with advanced and new technologies to help the visual impaired in leading a better and independent life. In the past, we have seen Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) come up with 3D printed maps for visually impaired. The latest innovation in this field is the Touch-responsive 3-D maps that are developed to benefit the blind, visually impaired and users with perfect vision too. Inventors at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) have collaborated with Touch Graphics Inc. to develop interactive 3D maps that responds to touch and provides building information and directions through voice.
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Vintage record player artistically crafted from Legos!

Lego vintage record player

It’s been a long time since we showed you an interesting Lego project that has the goodness of steampunk element attached to it. This vintage record player made from Lego bricks is a fully functional player complete with nixie tubes and LED for a steampunkish. All the electronic components are fitted neatly inside the frame of this Lego dominated record player which has amplifier and speakers that presumably will sound good.
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Motorola Keylink: Phone and key finder for the absent minded generation!

Motorola Keylink phone and key finder

Phone and key finder for just $25

Now you’ll never have lost keys or phone again as Motorola Keylink is here to do all the remembering bit for you, especially when you are the absent minded type. This attractive looking key fob by Motorola makes sure you never have to go through the grueling drill of finding your lost phone or car keys again.
Motorola Keylink pairs-up with your Android or iOS phone with the help of Motorola Connect app and whenever the phone is near the key fob it remains unlocked since the Motorola Keylink is added to the list of trusted devices.
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Blocks Camera unveils a modular multi-functional camera

Blocks Camera

California-based Blocks Camera have unveiled the most powerful multi-functional camera. Designed to perform a number of activities, the modular architecture of camera makes it customizable and highly efficient. The flexible design of the camera allow the users to swap components in-and-out. Referred as blocks, they offer the photographers with various camera and video options, such as like 3D and 360-degree photography. The blocks also includes external battery modules which provides extra battery life to the camera. Portable display LCD Block easily attaches or detaches to any ports of the Blocks Camera main body allowing users to play back the videos and images. One can also control the audio, change the settings and set the modes.
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