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Google’s Project Wing has been working on a VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) drone that can deliver parcels that also switches to fixed wing for flight. This allows it to fly much faster than your traditional drone. Up until now there hasn’t been a commercially viable product of such, but you may be able to get your hands on one soon by way of the X PlusOne. [Image Courtesy of xCraft] The X PlusOne can be used in hover mode to take off vertically and land. At the same time it can take aerial video from the small camera that comes […]
Sony has announced that it is developing a module that can be clipped onto any pair of normal glasses and turn them into a Google Glass rival. The hardware can function on its own and offers a single OLED display with a high pixel density that they claim offers superior image quality. To try and give the headset a kick-start, they are now trying to encourage developers to get on-board. [Image Courtesy of Sony] What makes the Sony smart headset stand out as being interesting is the fact that it is universally compatible, meaning that it can be clipped on to a pair […]
You may remember a video back in 2012 that featured some modified traffic lights that let those waiting for the green man to pass time playing pong with someone on the other side of the road. Called StreetPong, it offered pedestrians a way to pass time while waiting, especially those anxious crossers who may try to cross early. The designers behind the project, Amelie Künzler, Sandro Angel, and Holger Michel, have since been working to further develop the tech after it went viral. Since 2012, they have worked with other design firms and traffic experts to create a fully functional device and now, […]
The creators of the Brio power outlet designed it so that it would keep children safer around the home. The outlet is a smart and safe one that the designers say can tell the difference between an electrical appliance being plugged into it and a child’s finger, and will only put the power on when it detects an appliance. [Image Courtesy of Brio] The Brio comes with two outlet points and it fits onto the wall just the same way as the standard power outlet. In its default state the Brio is off and there is no electricity flowing through […]
The 3-in-1 Smart Box is a nifty gadget that could be the perfect little Christmas present or an early treat to yourself. It may be tiny, but it offers 3 forms of functionality; pocket sized speaker, shutter button and loss preventer. The 2 W Bluetooth speaker measures approx 27 x 29 x 27 mm and weights just 20 g. Its portable design means you can bring your on-the-go audio with you anywhere, not having to rely on the below par speakers of today’s smartphones. The pocket-friendly cube also doubles up as a remote shutter button for your smartphone for those difficult shots, selfies […]
[Image Courtesy of Vivo] Vivo, a smartphone manufacturer in China, have announced their latest device as the X5Max and it is the world’s thinnest phone at just 4.75mm in thickness. The device is top of the range with a construction of stainless steel and is packed with internals that are high end. [Image Courtesy of Vivo] The device is very thin and you can compare it against the iPhone 6 which comes in at 6.9mm in thickness, which people thought was very thin. [Image Courtesy of Vivo] The handset has a 64bit Snapdragon CPU inside it and it runs KitKat 4.4. […]