Posted by Alyn Wallace

Dolfi is a portable ultrasonic clothes washing device

Germany-based Dolfi launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign earlier this week to raise $100,000 to bring its ultrasonic clothes washing device to the market and has already quickly captured enough attention to nearly double its target with over 3 weeks left. Dolfi is a pebble shaped device that you can toss in a sink or container with your clothes (delicates and all) and some detergent and it will wash out the dirt using ultrasonic vibrations. “Dolfi isn’t just a pretty package – this compact but powerful device consumes about 80 times less energy than a conventional washing machine, helping you make a […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Googles Project Ara modular phone landing this year

There was a lot of talk and excitement about Project Ara from Google when it was in concept and now we hear that it is going to become a reality this year. The phone comes with modules that can be swapped on demand so as to offer various functions, upgrade it or even add on your own hacks. Those who own the phone will be able to trade parts or replace any parts that have broken without having to scrap the whole of the device. [Image Courtesy of Project Ara] Project Ara has showed off the latest prototype to the […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

This mouse is a fully working PC. Meet the Mouse-Box

The personal computer has seen significant decreases in size over the years. The switch from desktop to laptop was revolutionary and thesedays the majority of people carry around a personal computer in their pocket in the form of smartphone. Now, a Polish software and hardware developer has managed to cram a PC into a mouse, a peripheral that’s normally plugged in to a PC. [Image Courtesy of Mouse-Box] Dubbed the Mouse-Box, the device is the brain-child of Przemysław Strzelczyk who has previously worked as a software engineer at Nokia. The device doesn’t look any different from your normal mouse, but […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

HoloLens from Microsoft: A computer for your face

The recent halt in production of Google Glass may be an indicator that the world just isn’t ready for augmented reality. But devices like the Oculus Rift still seem to be finding more uses as it improves and interest is certainly at a high. Now, Microsoft have revealed their approach to eyewear technology in the shape of HoloLens. The HoloLens allows the user to wear a computer on their face in an augmented reality fashion. [Image Courtesy of Microsoft] The HoloLens features an augmented reality headset packing Windows 10 which is projected as a “hologram” that only the person wearing the headset can see. Of […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

CompuLab designs mini pocket sized computer, the MintBox Mini

CompuLab have designed one of the world’s smallest computers, the MintBox Mini. It is the small brother to the original MintBox, being a fifth of the size of the original which was revealed in 2012. [Image Courtesy of CompuLab] The MintBox Mini is silent as it doesn’t have a fan and it is going to offer a quad core processor and solid state drive and will appeal to fans of Linux. The mini computer is going to be made available in Q2 of 2015 and it comes in with a price tag of US$295. [Image Courtesy of CompuLab] The MintBox Mini […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

KOR-FX: Vibration adds to the virtual reality experience

If having your vision completely immersed into a virtual world wasn’t enough of an experience, how about adding some vibration to make it seem more realistic. Physicist Shahriar Afshar thinks the next step to improving virtual reality is to include vibration, as sounds are created from the energy of vibrations. [Image Courtesy of KOR-FX] If you place your hand at the top of your chest and speak you will feel the vibrations produced by your vocal cords. Afshar has created a vest called KOR-FX that mimicks this; plug it into an audio jack and it will turn sound into chest-rumbling vibrations. Virtual […]