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Amazons Echo is the personal digital assistant for the living room

Amazon have managed to keep something that they have been working on very quiet considering that it is one of their most ambitious projects. They have designed a speaker called Echo that is voice controlled and it is going to be available in the next few weeks. It’s somewhat of a hardware version of Apple’s Siri, responding to simple questions and tasks as well as offering high quality music playback. [Image Courtesy of Amazon] Before you rush out to get your hands on one, Echo is initially going to be made available by invitation only to members of Amazon Prime at an […]

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The Origami based umbrella that will right itself after being blown inside out

While origami is typically made using paper and paper doesn’t get on very well with water you wouldn’t think that it would be a good idea to base an umbrella around it. However this is exactly what the designers of the Sa, the origami based umbrella have done. The umbrella has been designed so that if it blows inside out, as they typically do in high winds, it will right itself without you having to make a song and dance about it. [Image Courtesy of Justin Nagelberg, Matthew Waldman] The design of the umbrella hasn’t changed that much since it […]

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TrakBelt360 is the tool belt for the 21st century

More often than not it is the simplest inventions that are the best and make you think, “why didn’t I think of that?”. This applies to the TrakBelt360 as it is a simple idea yet one you can’t believe hasn’t been thought up yet. [Image Courtesy of Chris Lando] Many workman or DIY enthusiasts will know how difficult it can be to hold tools while working up a ladder. Sure there are the standard tool belts, but even so, reaching to the back of the tool belt to find the tool you need, can be very challenging, if not downright dangerous. […]

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Crazy Cart XL Is the Razor cart for big kids

There are some kid’s toys that adults would just love to try out for themselves, but unfortunately due to weight restrictions it just isn’t possible. One such toy is the Crazy Cart from Razor as it can only hold a person up to 140lbs in weight. Now, thankfully things have changed for all the mums and dads who wished they could try out the cart as Razor has launched the Crazy Cart XL. They have made it a lot more powerful and bigger, perfect for big kids and those of us with a big kid inside us. [Image Courtesy of […]

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Ambulance Drone can cut down response times to cardiac arrest victims in a heartbeat

Drones are becoming ever popular, usually used for transportation of objects or carrying camera or video equipment. A student at the Delft University of Technology in Holland has expanded on this tech to reduce response times to reach people who have gone into cardiac arrest. He has developed the Ambulance Drone, which carries around a defibrillator and can take it to the scene fast to increase the rate of survival in the patient, dramatically. [Image Courtesy of Delft University of Technology] When it comes to surviving a heart attack, one of the key elements is getting treatment to the patient […]

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House of wax is latest art installation of Alex Chinneck, hurry before it melts

If you want to see the latest art installation in London from Alex Chinneck then you better not hang around. He has erected a full size house that is made from wax – and it’s melting away day by day. The project has the title of A Pound of Flesh for 50p and the melting wax has a great effect and changes the façade on a daily basis. So if you want to check out the house of wax you better hurry before it melts away. [Image Courtesy of Alex Chinneck] Alex created his latest art installation in central London for […]