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Christmas gift ideas: Gadgets for outdoor enthusiasts

Christmas gift ideas - Gadget accessories for outdoor enthusiasts

This Christmas Eve outdoor adventure is going to be on top of your list for sure. For such outdoor enthusiasts, gadgets are going to be on top of the shopping list to make adventure trips and outdoor activities much more fun. Whether you are going on a hiking trip, trekking adventure or a short outdoor expedition; geeks like you surely want to have these accessories handy with you. Even if you don’t want these gadget accessories for yourself, these make for a good gift this holiday season for friends and family.
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DIY BEERduino – Automatic beer dispenser that limits your alcohol intake

BEERduino beer dispenser DIY

If you have a beer dispenser at home and your friends don’t mind drinking till the last drop is consumed then you are in a fix. There has to be a way to dispense the beer in limited quantity and only to people who are authorized to do so. This DIY project however is going to change that as a Raspberry Pi microcontroller system regulates the amount of beer dispensed from a home kegerator system. The project dubbed as BEERduino is designed by Karl Gerhardt and Samantha Paulsen from Rice University to record the number of requests to pour beer and control the individuals who can use the kegerator.
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Jaw-dropping Star Wars themed Christmas light display

Christmas light display

So how do you decorate your home on Christmas Eve? Decorative trees, ornaments or with Santa’s decorative items? Have a look at this Star Wars Christmas Lights Show by Tom Bet George, a music teacher/director from COVA Conservatory in Oakland and Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont. And it is done for a good cause as the money collected from the display will be used to raise money for poor and homeless. The light show boasts a total of 100,000 LED lights on 12,500 channels making it a mesmerizing spectacle all-together.
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What’s on the ultimate man’s Christmas list?

ultimate-man's-Christmas-gift-guide

Men, eh? Impossible at the best of times but a total nightmare when it comes to buying for at Christmas. What do you get for the males in your life, those curious species of the human race who find great entertainment in poring over football formations and belly button fluff? Here are a few suggestions of what might just be on the ultimate man’s wish list this Christmas.

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Shopping just got easier: Robotic cart that obediently follows you in supermarket

Robotic Shopping cart by Omri Elmalech and Ohad Rusnak

It’s not an innovation from the house of Unarco Industries; rather it’s an undergraduate project by two enthusiastic students Omri Elmalech and Ohad Rusnak from electrical engineering faculty at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Cousins and childhood friends, Omri and Ohad have programmed and developed an autonomous tracking shopping cart, which uses real-time image processing, 3D kinect camera and an Arduino board to track an individual and follow him/her obediently around supermarket aisles, in airports or maybe even in libraries. Read More…

Hankook unveils transforming tires that adapt to any terrain

Transforming tires for all terrain

It has become increasingly fun to witness motor shows around the world. Most innovations set to change the face of driving are shown/displayed at various automobile exhibitions. Case in point, transforming tires by Hankook, which change with the terrain you’re driving in. Designed with the motive to present an innovative idea for future of driving, Hankook in collaboration with the Pforzheim University has developed futuristic concept tires – Boostrac, Alpike and Hyblade that were unveiled at the Essen Motor Show 2014 earlier this month. Read More…

With Lymbit you won’t lose anything ever again

Lymbit tracker

In our busy schedule, we always somehow manage to forget one thing or the other once in a while. Be it our wallet in the closet, bag in a subway or even pets that like to explore more than needed. There have been a lot of tracking devices that help you locate the exact position in case an object is misplaced. And now, another one comes to the foray and it looks good. Lymbit is a sensor enabled device that you can hook onto things that are the most susceptible to getting misplaced or lost. For example your wallet or keys that often get misplaced in home and can’t be found in the rush of moment.
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Bionic Bra automatically adjusts the support level according to breast movement

Bionic bra

Professor Julie Steele from the Biomechanics Research Laboratory, Professor Gordon Wallace and Dr Sheridan Gho at the Innovation Campus at the University of Wollongong have invented a Bionic Bra that will revolutionize this age old accessory for women. The bra is loaded with sensors and actuators that detect the movement of breasts and determines the amount of support and tightening to be provided for comfort at all times. It is made from a smart yarn that does all the sensing and sets the bra into action.
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Must have Android Apps in 2015 for every geek

Must have Android apps in 2015

Android mobile devices have dominated the market in the last few years, and owing to the endless list of Android apps the portfolio keeps getting bigger and stronger. To complement the thumping hardware that Android OS powered devices have, apps have increased the utility of smartphone and tablets by three folds. Let’s have a look at some of the must have apps for your Android powered smartphone or tablet in 2014 and the upcoming year 2015.
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Hands-on review: Olixar Light Beats Bluetooth Speaker bulb

oxilar light bulb speaker review

Olixar Light Bulb Speaker

We got this cool looking Bluetooth light bulb speaker from Accessories Lab for a review and we liked it on first look as we unboxed it. The packing looks robust, and secures the light bulb tightly to prevent any damage during shipping. Olixar Light Bulb Speaker (a.k.a Olixar Light Beats Bluetooth Speaker) is a very innovative product that not only sets the mood with soothing light in the room but also fills it with your favorite melodies to relax after a long day’s work. We used it over a two week period in our office to wirelessly play music from our mobile devices and laptops during work, and quite frankly enjoyed the whole experience.

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