GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
This Week in Medical Technology: An iPad-Connected Portable Ultrasound Machine

It’s no secret that healthcare in developing nations is severely lacking. In fact, several international health forums describe the conditions as “abysmal”. According to a company called Oscadi, an Apple-approved constructor of MFI (Made for iPhone) accessories designed for iOS, … Continue reading

INVENTIONS & INNOVATIONS
MasterCard’s First Credit Card Using Biometric Security

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
August Smart Lock Wants to Win You over, Could Thanks to Apple

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
Anonabox Claims There Is a Discreet Way to Anonymously Browse

DISPLAY SCREEN TECHNOLOGY
iRobot Turns Any Android Tablet into Robotic Controllers

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
Kano Makes Coding “Lego Simple, Raspberry Pi Powerful”

Around this time last year, Raspberry Pi coding kit extraordinaire Kano was pummeling its $100,000 Kickstarter goal. After raising over $150,000 in just one day, Kano has been excited to release its coding toolkit for programming lovers everywhere. Fast forward … Continue reading

 

INVENTIONS & INNOVATIONS
Bitcoin Plummets Just in Time for Blockchain To Invest $30 Million

Paying for items in the virtual world has drastically changed over the years. Re-entering those card numbers and pins on your tablet is so last year. Today, thousands of businesses now accept digital currency for goods and services. Bitcoin is … Continue reading

 

DISPLAY SCREEN TECHNOLOGY
Peel Back a Cooler Tablet Experience With FlexSense

During the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, Microsoft Research announced its new FlexSense project, a technology said to incorporate “tactile, malleable electronics”. The concept involves using a flat, bendable plastic cover that can expose … Continue reading

 

DISPLAY SCREEN TECHNOLOGY
No Touching! With Ultrasonic Gesture Control

Gesture recognition involves the sensing of human gestures and movements by a computer’s mathematical algorithms. We’ve seen gesture control in gadgets. Take the Myo motion control arm band, the popular Leap Motion, and of course Microsoft’s Kinect for example. All … Continue reading

 

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
Arduino Teams up with Sharebot to Give You Materia 101

Thursday Arduino, a DIY electronics platform for easy-to-use hardware and software, has teamed up with Italian 3D printing company Sharebot to create the Arduino Materia 101 3D printer. Priced under $1,000, Materia will launch at the Maker Faire Rome this … Continue reading

 

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
What is That? It’s Portal, the Flexible Wearable Phablet!

Wearables are all the rage. Their main purpose is to provide a lot of the same functionality that a smartphone has, but with a bigger convenience factor. It makes one think, “Why not just wear your smartphone on your wrist?”. … Continue reading

 

INVENTIONS & INNOVATIONS
Japanese Firm Aims to have Space Elevator Operational by 2050

When news first broke a couple of years ago that a Japanese company felt they had the capacity to build a space elevator in the coming years, I took it to be nothing more than a science fiction fantasy project. Surely, even with the vast developments that have been made in space technology, “The Final Frontier” would never be accessible via an elevator in my lifetime.

 

HELPFUL TIPS
We’re Being “Shellshocked” by a Bash Bug

Remember the Heartbleed bug back in April 2014? As a refresher, it was a security threat in the OpenSSL cryptography software. Now, another bug has risen up from the ashes just in time to freak us all out again. “Shellshock” is a newly discovered bug in Linux and Unix operating systems, and it's kind of scary in how easy it is to attack.

 

CONVERGENCE & CONVERTIBLE HYBRID PCS
The New 8-Bit Heroes: Mystic Searches Puts a New Twist on the Old Gray NES Cartridge

Yesterday we paid homage to “Throwback Thursday” with Polaroid’s new take on their old classic, the Socialmatic. Keeping in that same vein for “Flashback Friday”, we’re taking a closer look at a project that has taken Kickstarter and the vintage … Continue reading

 

DISPLAY SCREEN TECHNOLOGY
Polaroid Socialmatic Lets You Print, Post and Share from a Single Device

It seems as if technology has been taking quite a few of its cues from fashion lately. Every week there is a newer, more stylish smart wearable, a more sleekly designed tablet, or a new skin, wrap or cover to … Continue reading