Jul
23
InkCase + provides owners of Android phones with an E Ink display

Los 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 Courtesy of Oaxis] The InkCase+ will arrive in October if all goes to plan and the display of 3.5 inches fits inside a case that has Bluetooth capability. It will come with dedicated apps and runs on a battery of 500mAh, which the company says will provide 19 hours of reading time on just a single charge. [Image Courtesy [...]


Jul
23
The ultra-realistic repainted dolls from Noel Cruz

Author : Allison Blackburn, 23 July 2014

The ultra-realistic repainted dolls from Noel Cruz

Doll makers of today jump on the bandwagon when it comes to celebrities and pop stars and create a toy doll in their liking. However, often the dolls that are mass produced only vaguely resemble the person they are supposed to look like. Noel Cruz puts an end to this as he repaints dolls and turns them into an ultra-realistic plastic doll mimics. [Image Courtesy of NCruz] Cruz has raised the bar when it comes to toy dolls; however they are far from toys by the time that Cruz has finished painstakingly repainting their faces. The first step for Cruz [...]


Jul
23
19-year-old Student Develops an Ocean Cleanup Machine That Could Clean The Oceans in 5 Years

In the past few decades, millions of tons of plastic have entered the oceans, damaging ecosystems and entering food chains. “I first became aware of the plastic pollution problem when diving in Greece, coming across more plastic bags than fish. Unfortunately, the plastic does not go away by itself. Hence I wondered; Why can’t we clean this up?” said Boyan Slat, 19 years old and founder of The Ocean Cleanup Foundation. The Ocean Cleanup Foundation began as a high school senior project when Slat was only 17 years old along with his friend Nguyen Tan. Spending more than 500 hours [...]

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Posted by Alyn Wallace

Could lasers be the technology to save cinemas from recent decline

Although new films still seem to be breaking box office records and reaping in huge sums of money, there’s no denying that more people are turning to watching movies on their tablets, laptops and other devices rather than making the effort to get out into the cinema. Most homes in developed countries are now equipped with large flat screen TVs and a decent surround sound system and with content so easily and readily available on the internet, a trip to the cinema is becoming an increasingly rare event. [Image Courtesy of WikiCommons] The motion-picture industry is fully aware of this [...]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Sunny Jamaica is home to the largest hybrid renewable energy project in the world

Jamaica gets a fair share of sunshine and that sunshine is going to help provide power to what is said to be the largest wind-solar hybrid array in the world. Generating renewable electricity in commercial properties is becoming more viable each day and now WindStream Technologies have installed a huge solar array in Kingston, Jamaica, on the roof of an office building hybridised with wind generators. It has been proposed that the huge array will be able to generate more than 106, 000 kWh each year. [Image Courtesy of WindStream] The trend for renewable electricity has been on the increase [...]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Vive helps band together friends to avoid social dangers

Most students have things in common; they study and work hard and they like to party hard in their free time. This often means consuming alcohol and it can lead to social dangers. Now a group of students from the University of Washington have come up with a great idea on how to reduce potential social dangers, such as becoming separated from a group who have gone out partying. Students always carry technology with them, particularly mobile phones, and this along with a bracelet called Vive can be used together. [Image Courtesy of Behance] The Vive has become winner of [...]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Top 10 Apps For Savvy Travelers

Planning a trip can sometimes be overwhelming and stressful, not to mention we often end up caving in to paying huge amounts on touristic rip-offs rather than spend all our time researching for the best options around. With that in mind, from thousands of apps available on virtual shelves, we selected the top 10, among the most useful, innovative – or just simply fun- for you to download before hitting the road. Image source: Google MTRIP Some people love to travel to visit museums and historical sites, other to explore the nightlife and gastronomic attractions. Some people even like to [...]