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Westport man’s homemade electric motorcycle fetches him CIE internship

UMass Dartmouth student builds e-bike

A mechanical engineering major, Dustin Roderigues of UMass Dartmouth, Westsport, had designed and built an electric bike in his garage last year. His innovation has fetched him an Internship at the University’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) in Fall River. He came across the CIE while attending a Startup Weekend held last winter sponsored by Google for Entrepreneurs. The event invites entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs for hands-on experience of their innovations. The event is a great opportunity for start-ups and individuals to figure out if their ideas are viable or not. Read More…

Drones dancing to traditional Japanese music with Mt. Fuji as the backdrop

Sky Magic Drone Entertainment show at Mount Fuji

When you look at drones, they are a glimpse of the future dominated by flying machines. These semi-autonomous gizmos have captured the imagination of every geek out there, and the possibilities of what can be done with a drone are very much endless. In the latter half of last year we saw the mesmerizing Guinness World Record set by 100 drones swaying to the tunes of Beethoven. Now, it’s time to head Far East and watch a group of drones spray their magic with Mount Fuji as the backdrop during sunset.
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Guinness World Records: Franky Zapata flies 2,252 meters on hoverboard to set new milestone

Zapata Racing hoverboard Word Record by Franky Zapata

37-year old pilot and jet-ski champion Franky Zapata has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest distance covered on a Hoverboard. He flew more than 2 km (2,252 meters) at a height of 50 meters on his Flyboard Air Hoverboard off the French Atlantic Costal town of Sausset-les-Pins. The record attempt unveiled on Saturday which apparently broke the previous record of 275.9 meters held by Canadian Catlin Alexandru Duru.
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Google patents ‘injectable electronic contact lens’ to cure shortsightedness

Google electronic lens corrects vision

Tech giant Google had filed patent for a smart contact lens that runs on solar energy and enables user to perform functions like measuring glucose levels, and now, it claims another patent for sort of a bionic eye – an electronic contact lens that corrects vision without glasses or traditional contact lenses. Google’s lens can cure shortsightedness with a procedure that sounds quite intrusive and is definitely not meant to be read by squeamish people. Read More…

Samsung Gear VR App – Bedtime Stories for kids won’t entice sensible parents

Samsung Gear VR Bedtime VR stories app

Bed time stories will never lose their charm as they kids a way to slowly phase into the dreamy world. Samsung wants to give you another reason to rejoice bed time stories along with your kids as they slumber for the night. In this busy scheduled world, the electronics giant has come up with BedTime VR Stories, a Gear VR app which takes you and your kid into a never before seen mystic world. The solution is targeted towards busy parents who want their kids to make the best use of gadgets at home. In this case, Samsung Gear VR and of course a compatible Samsung smartphone like the Galaxy S7 Edge.
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Apple Watch hacked to run Windows 95 OS, nostalgia strikes!

Apple Watch running Windows 95 OS_2

Apple Watch might be more looks and style rather than functionality based smartwatch, but still the brand name keeps it alive. For that very reason, Apple Watch is popular accessory to adorn. Now a geek has managed to hack Apple Watch’s software and run Windows 95 operating system on it. Yes, developer Nick Lee has posted a video on Youtube and elaborated about this hack in a blog post, showing the method for doing so. Since, Apple Watch hardware specifications are much more than what is required to run the Windows 95 OS, Lee decided to give it a shot.
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Nivea Men NOSE detects your body odor, saves you from embarrassment

Nivea Men Nose

Many men out there are not blessed with a musky odor, rather one that resembles rotten fish. Alright that was a bit too harsh, but go to your gym in the hot summer, and you’ll want hit the nearest window as soon as someone with a bad odor starts sweating. Nivea wants people with bad odor to realize that they are no charmers and that is why they have come up with a tech forward way to do it. Nivea Men NOSE smartphone case along with the Nivea NOSE app is going to sense your sweat, just like women who have more stench-smelling brain neurons.
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Mobility Designed re-imagines mobility with its new M+D Crutches

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Mobility Designed has redesigned crutches to make them more comfortable than ever before. Its new M+D Crutches say bye bye to traditional armpit supported crutches, which are very restrictive when it comes to movement for disabled or injured person barely able to stand with crutches stuck under armpit.
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Crazy Inventions: Colin Furze shows-off his Hoverbike in style

Hoverbike by Colin Furze

As our dream to fly solo lives on for so many decades, we are bound to witness attempts to do. And why wouldn’t we in such a technology dominated era. Colin Furze might have been one such person with dreams to fly off the ground. It is one thing craving for a dream, and completely other making it come true. The crazy brit has surprised me with his latest invention which has earned my respect. A Hoverbike that’s completed in a few weeks’ time and with no prior knowledge of engineering or aerospace, he has baffled the world again.
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World’s only forensic jeweler identifies victims using a completely new technique

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Whenever a natural disaster or crime scene needs to be investigated, a forensic experts is called in to do the job. To identify the unrecognizable body of a person who has unfortunately succumb to the event, a forensic expert can literally dig the ashes and recreate what happened at the crime scene and help authorities get hold of the criminal. Now, a now kind of forensic method has come to the fore. 27-year old Maria Maclennan, a Scottish student has become the world’s first forensic jeweler who identifies victims from the jewelry they wear. This started as a part of her project at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design which involved identifying victims through their jewelry and helping police.
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