Posted by Lara Lopes

Dutch Solaroad Is More Productive Than Expected

The search for innovation and sustainable means of obtaining energy has given us a lot of new inventions lately. One of which has recently been put to use, the first solar road in the world, and it seems that the Solaroad has produced more energy than planned, and is twice as environmentally friendly since it is not intended to be used by motor vehicles, but by bikes. The Dutch solar road opened in November of last year and has produced more than 3,000 kilowatt-hours of energy, which is enough to supply a small family household for a year! The would be equal to 70 […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Revolar – Personal Safety At The Touch Of A Button

One of the hardest things to do when a person is being victim to a violent situation is calling out for help. With that in mind, Revolar have developed a product that offers greater personal security to the user in a simple and practical way. The Revolar is a small gadget -about the size of a quarter- with a button that, when pressed, will send a help signal to your contacts and let them know your location. The gadget just finished it’s fundraising campaign on Kickstarter and met 110% of their initial US$75,000 goal. The accessory was designed so small in order to be camouflaged inside […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

NailO: the MIT Developed Thumbnail Track Pad

Was there ever a time when you needed to interact with your smartphone, but just couldn’t because you had your hands full? Maybe you love to cook and have trouble following through the recipe because every now and again you have to stop whatever you’re doing to wash and dry your hands just so you can scroll through the recipe. It’s times like these when you would absolutely love to use the NailO. It is a system that is being developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, which consists of a small trackpad to be used on your thumbnail, which can be […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

10TB SSD available cheaper thanks to NAND technology

You will soon be able to put huge amounts of memory into your computer thanks to NAND technology developed by Intel and Toshiba. The companies have revealed 3D NAND memory chips which are stacked in layers, which mean they can hold more data than the chips with single planes that are out now. [Image Courtesy of Engadget] Toshiba have revealed that they are working on the first 48 layer NAND chip in the world with a 16GB chip that boosts reliability and speed. At the moment they are giving engineering samples to manufacturers but the general public will have to […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Smart Safe Won’t Open Until You’ve Reached Your Goal

Have you ever thought of having an electronic device that rewards you for meeting the goals you set? The kSafe is your new go to personal trainer. It’s a smart safe that only opens when the selected tasks are successfully carried through. The idea behind it is not to make you feel like a trained dog but to help keep you on track in order to achieve your goals, like following a diet, for example. The project is currently seeking crowd funding on Kickstarter. Developed by a startup company in California, the safe is the perfect size to hold many different objects. If you’re a fan […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Google Chromebit HDMI dongle turns any screen into a PC

The Google Chromebit is a HDMI stick that can turn any screen (with HDMI input of course) into your personal computer. It’s manufactured by Asus, runs the Chrome OS and can connect wirelessly with a mouse and keyboard over Bluetooth. We guess you’d be able to use your smartphone as a controller too. Personally I think devices like this have been a long time coming especially with tiny computers like the Rasberry Pi launching back in early 2012. It’s also worth mentioning that Google is not the first foot in the door; we recently featured the Intel Compute HDMI stick that packs […]