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Detailed look at the newly launched Windows 10, what to expect?

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At a small press event in San Francisco, Microsoft executive unveiled the new operating system dubbed the Windows 10. The new OS is, as explained, a “natural step forward for both Windows and Windows Phone.” The Windows 10 combines Start Menu, with the icon-driven menu of Windows 7 and the colorful live tiles of the Windows 8 – features that adjust their behavior according to how you use the device. With the rebirth of Start Menu, Microsoft aims to win back users who criticized its exclusion in Windows 8. Read More…

Solar-powered eToilet shines for the Clean India Campaign

Solar powered eToilet

Eram Scientific took the Clean India Campaign (announced by central government) really seriously, and therefore came up with the country’s first ever eToilet unveiling it in Thiruvananthapuram, India. The toilet is completely automated and comes with solar panel built on-top to fulfil all the energy requirements. It comes with an automatic flush that works before and after use along with an automatic floor cleaner that keeps the toilet squeaky clean. The sensors in the flush make sure that the water usage is controlled to avoid any wastage. The company has plans to install 6000 units all across the country with these eToilets, thereby giving more importance to cleanliness and hygiene.
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LillyPad – A solar power floating water purifier

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Beaverton-based Puralytics had earned a fame for its solar powered water purifier called SolarBag. The invention received a warm welcome in third world countries where clean drinking water is scarce. Already, about 60 countries are being benefited from SolarBag.

However, the engineers are now looking to capture commercial market with bigger equipment with larger water-cleaning capability. The man made ponds, natural lakes, catchment area, construction waste water, agriculture water etc. could be easily treated to deal with contaminants, micro-bacteria, and toxins.

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BMW iWallbox Pro charging station to juice-up electric vehicles

BMW iWallbox Pro charging station

Electric and hybrid vehicles are going to be the future of emission-free emission that is why BMW is investing its time in developing technology that relates to any such commuters or gadgets. BMW iWallbox Pro is a home charging station that fits easily inside your garage and lets you charge EV with minimal fuzz. This charging unit compatible with European Type 2 standard connectors can charge an EV like BMW i3 in just under 3 hours at charging rate of 7.4 kW. Just like the BMW automobiles, the charging unit also has the signature BMW design aesthetics. It comes with a 7-inch touchscreen display to keep a check on all the information like the amount of charge left, charging cycles and the settings for customized charging.
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Dodow: A natural solution that helps you get to sleep

Dodow sleep device by LIVLAB

Dodow sleep device by LIVLAB

One out of six people has difficulty falling asleep. There can be lots of reasons associated with it such as busy schedules, hectic lifestyles, stress, tiredness and many more. As we all know sleep is one of the most important factor related to the well-being of a human both mentally as well as physically. There are lots of methods and natural solutions such as therapies, relaxation therapy, yoga and meditation that can help a person with his sleeping disorder. However, all these methods are costly and requires a long period of time to work efficiently. Therefore, a French startup called LIVLAB have come up with an innovative and natural solution to help people get to sleep.
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BlackBerry Passport smartphone comes with square display and touch-enabled keyboard

BlackBerry Passport smartphone

BlackBerry Passport smartphone

BlackBerry has officially unveiled their latest BlackBerry Passport smartphone for 649 euros. Announced at simultaneous events in London, Toronto and Dubai, the new smartphone comes with a large square 4.5-inch display. It provides an amazing viewing and reading experience and is specifically designed for better web browsing, reading, apps, editing and maps experience. To make things better, the BlackBerry Passport features a physical keyboard that offers more typing accuracy and leaves more screen space for viewing. The keyboard is touch- enabled too, thus a user can perform certain functions such as scrolling web pages, typing through flicking and sliding along the keys to move the cursor.
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Wearable solar-cell technology to power Soldier Integrated Power System (SIPS)

Soldier Integrated Power System

As a relief from heavy batteries that the soldiers carry with them in the battlefield, new wearable solar technology has come a step closer to reality. The Australian Nation University (ANU) has developed a wearable solar-cell technology that will enable power generation possible to juice up Soldier Integrated Power System (SIPS).
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The Wearable Artificial Kidney gets green signal for human testing

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A patient is required to visit hospitals or a clinics 3-4 times in a week if he/she is on Kidney dialysis machine. Presently, the kidney dialysis machines are very bulky, hence, not portable. However, the Wearable Artificial Kidney is going change the way patients received dialysis. The federal Food and Drug Administration and the University of Washington Institutional Review Board have given green light to testing of this wearable dialysis device. The testing is likely to start this autumn in Seattle.
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World’s first live concert with 3D printed instruments held in Sweden

World’s First 3D Printed Live Concert

World’s First 3D Printed Live Concert

Olaf Diegel, a professor at Lund University in Sweden is a well-known figure when it comes to the creation of 3D printed musical instruments. His 3D printing work includes guitars, a keyboard, drum kits and recently he has completed the very first 3D printed saxophone. However, his work isn’t limited to construction process of these unique musical instruments, recently he produced the world’s first musical concert that was performed using 3D printed musical instruments. Featuring band members from the University’s Malmö Academy of Music, the concert took place at the Lund University.

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Shape-shifting robots will get smarter with the sensor enabled robotic fabric

Robotic fabric by Rebecca Kramer Purdue University

Researchers headed by Rebecca Kramer at the Purdue University have developed robotic fabric loaded with sensors that can contract or expand depending on the requirement. This new class of active clothing could have many applications that could make us more super-human. For example it could assist us in moving faster or give added strength and endurance or perhaps pave way for spacesuits that counteract the effects of space travel and atmospheric pressure. Just a couple of days ago we came across the Shrink-wrapping spacesuits which eliminates the need for those bulky spacesuits, and this robotic fabric is even one step ahead.
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