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The Coolbox is the ultimate techie toolbox

Author : Allison Blackburn, 30 January 2015

The Coolbox is the ultimate techie toolbox

While there are many toolboxes on the market there isn’t one as tech savvy as the Coolbox Toolbox. This is a toolbox that you can not only carry around all your tools in but which also offers some unconventional features. [Image Courtesy of Coolbox] The Coolbox Toolbox features a whiteboard under the lid which is perfect for drawing plans or sketches or just writing down any measurements that you take. The toolbox also doubles up as a speaker as it has 40 watt marine grade Bluetooth speakers and you can pair your phone up to them and listen to music […]


Jan
30
2996 piece LEGO Avengers SHIELD Helicarrier is not childs play

Author : Allison Blackburn, 30 January 2015

2996 piece LEGO Avengers SHIELD Helicarrier is not childs play

While LEGO is traditionally known to be a child’s toy, fans of Marvel Avengers will want to rush out and get hold of the Avengers SHEILD Helicarrier. It has 2996 pieces and it one of the most complex LEGO models to have been offered and it is going to take a lot of time to build. When completed however it can stand proudly as a work of art. [Image Courtesy of LEGO] LEGO are releasing the Avengers SHIELD Helicarrier to drum up hype for the upcoming Avengers movie, Age of Ultron, which will be arriving next year. The idea for […]


Jan
30
Unlock your house with your phone from anywhere

Author : Lara Lopes, 30 January 2015

Unlock your house with your phone from anywhere

Apigy, Inc., a company out of Mountain View, California, announced the launch of a deadbolt for your front door that you can unlock by swiping your phone. The Lockitron Bolt connects to your phone through its app that sends a signal through the internet to unlock or lock it. Of course, you can still use your normal key if you wish. [Image Courtesy of Lockitron] There’s no slot for a physical key but it can be opened with the card-keys you normally have at hotels. The lock can be opened up from smartphones running the software from wherever you are […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Glow: Tron like headphones pulse to the beat and your heart

These glow in the dark headphones are not the cheap glow in the dark plastic you may be thinking of, but is actually laser light. Meet the appropriately named Glow headphones which look almost as if they came straight out of Tron. The light results from something known as Fibrance, a special light-diffusing fiber from the folks over at Corning (Yes, they’re the guys behind Gorilla Glass). “The first smart headphones that glow with laser light, Glow pulses brilliantly to the beat of your favorite music or to the rhythm of your heart. An intuitive 5-way controller allows you to not […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Find your phone by playing Marco Polo

We’ve all been there. You just can’t find your phone. You find yourself thinking where you last used it and might have left it and start turning over the sofa cushions. If you’re lucky there’s another phone at hand so you can try calling it, but Murphy’s Law says that you left on silent mode. Well now a new app looks to solve this problem with a little fun, a good ol’ game of Marco Polo. [Image Courtesy of FindMarcoPolo] You run the app in the background and it listens out for calls of “Marco” to which it will of course […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Ideum’s Duet smart table brings Android and Windows 8 together

The Duet isn’t the first smart table to come from Ideum but this time around the company have done something a bit different. The table comes with both Android and Windows 8 in one. It is easy to switch between the two operating systems and the table has rugged hardware, is great looking and offers a multi-touch display. [Image Courtesy of Ideum] The Duet has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and is available in 42 inches or 46 inches. The display is made of chemically strengthened glass with an anti-glare coating and has as many as 60 touch points […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

You don’t need snow to sled with the sand toboggan

Sledding is a lot of fun but depending on where you live it’s a past time that not everyone can enjoy, unless there is an artificial snow slope nearby. Selling sledges can be tough too, as again, you need snow and the right terrain. KHW are one of the leaders in plastic toboggans and they have designed a sled that doesn’t need snow as it is a sand toboggan. [Image Courtesy of KHW] The sand toboggan made its debut at a stand at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair and to look at it, it doesn’t look anything out of the […]