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Digital Tattoo unlocks your smartphone with just a swipe

Digital Tattoo for Moto X

What if you can unlock your smartphone just by tapping on your wrist’s tattoo? You would certainly consider it as a joke but if you own a Motorola X, you can surely do that. VivaLnk, Inc., a Silicon Valley technology company has teamed up with Motorola to develop a temporary tattoo that can unlock your smartphone without the requirement of any pins and passwords. Named Digital Tattoo, the nickel sized, paper thin adhesive is the world’s first commercial eSkin electronics product.
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BAE unveils Striker II smart helmet with built-in night vision camera, HD display

Striker II night vision camera helmet-1

Fighter pilots over the years have seen a host of changes in their helmets. But one thing that has been a problem of this technological shift is that the night vision goggles fitted to the helmets only add to the weight on a pilot’s head. To address the issue, BAE Systems has built the Striker II – a new smart helmet integrated with night vision camera, which allows fighter pilots to see in the dark, sans extra burden on the head. Unveiled at the Farnborough Airshow, the Striker II helmet comes with a visor, which doubles as a high-definition display, permitting pilots to see all useful data (about co-ordinates and targets on the ground) in their field of vision. Read More…

How about a 3D printed Apple iWatch?

iPod watch strap

If your patience is running out in the wait of eagerly awaited Apple iWatch, then this might bring a smile to your face. Today,we have brought to you a 3D printed version of the iWatch (of course it’s fake) that surely will give you something to cheer about. Stewart Davies, a product design graduate from University of Edinburgh has created a 3D printed iPod watch strap for the Apple’s 6th generation of the iPod Nano. Both of these products can combine to become a cool iWatch, at least something to fool your friends.

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NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine sportscar that runs on salt water finally gets road legal

NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine

NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and the technology that it boasted-off made everyone think that it was good on paper but not good enough to make it to the productions. As opposed to that belief, the car that runs on salt water powered electrolyte flow cell power system has received approval from TUV Sud in Munich for use on public roads. This streamlined and sexy looking four seater sportscar that is based on the principle of redox flowcell developed in 1976 by NASA and American Space Program. Read More…

Nike’s FuelBox offers gear in exchange of FuelBand points

Nike FuelBox vending machine

Nike has adopted a very unique and interesting advertising strategy in order to promote the brand’s name and its products. Recently, the American multinational corporation plotted a secret vending machine in New York City about which it was giving hints to its followers on twitter. Dubbed as Nike’s FuelBox, the vending machine does not accept cash and dispenses Nike goods in exchange of some daily points from a Nike FuelBand.

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Functional Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine is a monster just like the real one

Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine

Air powered Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine

Looks like DIYer [Lego Solde] has got quite a good hand at making miniature engines from Lego that are reminiscent to the real engines. Last time around it was the Lego Toyota 4A-GE engine and now [Lego Solde] has made a thumping Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine that is a benchmark in itself. This 8 liter turbo charged W16 engine has two narrow V8s with 64 valves and four camshafts with two overhead camshafts that allows the engine to be compact. And all of it made from Lego bricks!
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An electronically controlled 3D printed prosthetic hand is on the way

YouBionic 3D printed prosthetic hand

Lots of companies and firms are putting effort into the development of 3D printed prosthetic limbs. These devices are no less than a wonder for people with birth defects or with more amputees. Most of the 3D printed prosthetic hands are manually controlled by the user, however in most cases they are not able to provide ample efficiency to the user due limited wrist mobility. Addressing this issue, Italian company Youbionic is on the verge of developing an electronically controlled, bionic 3D printed prosthetic hand.

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Learning through play: LeapTV is your kid’s new educational games console

LeapTV gaming console

California-based educational entertainment company LeapFrog has launched a new gaming console built just for kids between the age group of three and eight. Dubbed LeapTV, the gaming console is specifically designed to emphasis on learning and physical activity of the kids, along with providing them the fun of gaming. Games feature kid-friendly themes and play patterns that keep kids engaged and adapts automatically to each child keeping kids learning at just the right level of challenge.
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SoundSight HD headphones offers audio as well as video recording

SoundSight HD headphones

Sound Sight Technologies have unveiled a revolutionary pair of headphones to the delight of all you audiophiles out there. Besides offering you high quality music, these Bluetooth headphones allow you to record audio & video, edit and mix music; and also lets you connect to your smart device to share content with the world. Designed by the team of Stephen Chase, WoodenShark and Design House Idem Finland Oy; the SoundSight HD headphones promises to deliver unmatched experience by blending perfect combination of sound and visuals.
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NASA teams up with Google for smart space robots

NASA and Google's Project Tango

NASA has collaborated with Google to increase the efficiency of its space robots. Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA’s Ames Research Center is sending Google smartphones with next-generation 3D-sensing technology to outer space for increasing the capabilities of flying SPHERE robots. The smartphones powered by Google’s Project Tango are fixed onto the ball-shaped hovering robots to increase their functionality. The volleyball-sized free-flying robots, known as SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental satellites) are designed to act as mobile assistant for the astronauts at the International Space Station.
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