The hype surrounding Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens was unmatched. Post the prequel era, Star Wars fans were eager to see the next installments of the mythical space-western, especially after the lucrative $4 billion deal between Disney and Lucasfilm. When J.J Abrams& 39; Episode VII appeared on the big screen in 2015, the film broke box office records, eventually raking in $2.
July 18, 2014There is no getting away from the fact that in today’s world technology such as phones, computers and tablets play a big part in children’s lives. Instead of playing with dolls or cars, children want to play games on tablets or computers. Now, however, 21st century tech and the old school popular children’s pastime, the colouring book, have met by way of Chromville, an app that is used on Android or iOS devices which brings colouring to life thanks to augmented reality.
July 04, 2014It is important for our wellbeing to switch off and relax and there are numerous ways of doing so. One of the best ways to chill out is by floating in water, however the downside to this is that an isolation tank is typically very expensive. Now there is a more affordable option by way of “Float”.
July 29, 2014Los Angeles based Oaxishave have developed a Kickstarter project called the InkCase+ which acts as a second display for Android OS devices. The technology provides the phone with an extra electronic ink for the display, which helps to extend battery life. Image Source: OAXIS The InkCase+ will arrive in October if all goes to plan and the display of 3.
July 22, 2014Some people consider thunder and lightning to be very soothing and love to fall asleep while listening to a recording of a thunderstorm. Now thanks to a designer from New Zealand by the name of Richard Clarkson, there is an interactive lamp called The Cloud, that resembles a real cloud and can deliver thunder and lightning in the safety of your own home, but it& 39;s more than just a lamp.
July 20, 2014There is nothing better than a nice fresh brewed cup of coffee and with all the machines on the market today you can get a great cup of coffee at home instead of having to go out to the coffee shop. While there are numerous coffee machines on the market, another one has joined the competition and it offers coffee drinkers a rewarding experience.
August 23, 2014Many people don’t do well the next day if they don’t get 7-8 hours restful sleep during the night. They wake up cranky and this affects their whole day along with those around them and productivity at work. There are many apps and devices around to help monitor sleep and now a new contender is about to enter the market as James Proud from London has developed the Sense sleep sensor.
August 27, 2014Wearable technology is rapidly gaining more attention and popularity and they can offer great uses in keeping fit and well. There are many & 39;bracelets& 39; on the market that track our fitness level and count the steps we take each day and now the Boogio, from Reflex Labs, is taking things a step up as it can track movement and the force on the wearer’s feet.
August 23, 2014Patrick Priebe has quite a particular hobby; he likes to make cyberpunk weapons. The last time that we heard anything from him he had made a set of Goggles inspired by X-Men. Before that he worked on a laser-sighted crossbow that was mounted on the wrist and now he has taken it back to the drawing board, refining the design and making it semi-automatic.
August 24, 2014Anyone who sits at a desk for hours on end at work will know how hard it is when it comes to getting some exercise. This however could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new fitness invention tailored towards people that sit at a desk for many hours, day in and day out. This is called the Cubii and it is an elliptical trainer that fits neatly under the desk and allows you to work out while you work.
August 23, 2014Microbric, a small Australian company has thrown down the gauntlet to LEGO and produced ‘Edison’, a programmable and LEGO compatible robot that anyone can afford. Priced at just $39 Edison has launched on crowdfunding website Kickstarter. Image Source: Edison Edison seems to be a cross between a traditional toy robot with wheels on each side and one of LEGO’s programmable bricks.
August 05, 2014Sony is targeting the ladies with their latest Cybershot camera, the KW1. It& 39;s a quirky looking camera that masquerades as a perfume bottle. Along with looking sleek and sexy, the camera is jam packed with features that allow users to make themselves look more attractive in selfie photos.
August 22, 2014With the rapid advancement of technology we are constantly being faced with stuff that was once only seen in science fiction movies. One piece of technology that has advanced is the HUD (heads-up-display) that can project information on the windscreen of the car. Today, these are typically seen on high end cars, but now thanks to the Navdy, the tech may soon be introduced in lower end vehicles.
August 27, 2014Are you the type of person that always likes to be prepared for any emergency? If so you might be the type that would carry around a multi-tool, however, the majority of multi-tools can be a bit too bulky for everyday carrying. Well you need to check out the Leatherdos mini tools clip that can be kept in your hair.
August 28, 2014When you look at the Vessyl you may think that it is just a vase but it& 39;s actually a 21st century mug - and it certainly isn’t any ordinary mug. This is a smart mug that can tell you what type of liquid is inside it, how much sugar the drink contains, how many calories it has, fat, protein and even the amount of fat in it.
August 27, 2014Anyone that has to stand up to work all day will know just how tiring it can be. You cannot of course carry around a stool with you all day as this just isn’t practical. However, this may soon be a thing of the past as a Swiss start-up company has now come up with the Chairless chair. The chair is worn by way of an exoskeleton that is strapped to the back of the legs.
September 27, 2014Openmix is said to be the smallest audio mixer in the world and is perfect for budding DJs on the move. The small device contains a miniature audio crossfader in a plastic or aluminium case that is around the size of an iPod Shuffle. Anyone can mix tracks smoothly from any audio source that have output jacks, include MP3 players, smartphones, laptops and tablets.
October 02, 2014One of the most important factors when choosing a new phone is the battery life of the handset. People want a phone that is at least going to last them a full day before they have to go hunting for the charger. But does the bigger the battery mean more hours? Here we take a look at battery size vs.
October 10, 2014Gaming has come a long way since the days of the Sega Megadrive and Sonic the Hedgehog. We now have Oculus Rift and the likes of the PS4 and Xbox One that immerse us in the games we play. Microsoft Research has now given us a glimpse into what could be the future of gaming by way of RoomAlive.
September 11, 2014The internet has drastically changed how things are done, not only when it comes to the workplace but also in our homes. For instance in the home we can control the lights in the house, turn the temperature up or down and lock doors through our mobile phone and an app. Now to make life even easier is the Bttn, which the designer say is a physical push button that connects to the internet and is the easiest internet user interface in the world.
September 02, 2014If you have ever been in a store and had to go searching shelf after shelf for the item you want only to find out that it isn’t in stock, then you will be pleased to hear about Findbox. Findbox GmbH is based in Germany and they have come up with a good idea on how to make things easier for customers and shopkeepers.