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Posted by Allison Blackburn

Foodini is a 3D food printer that could change the way we prepare food

Foodini is a 3D food printer kitchen appliance that is able to create sweet and savoury dishes and along with the people behind it, Natural Machines, they claim that it could change the way that we prepare food altogether. [Image Courtesy of NaturalMachines] Foodini will include a built in 3D scanner, which the company say they have been working with partners for a long time to get the hardware installed into the first units of the Foodini to ship. [Image Courtesy of NaturalMachines] The built in scanner, with a resolution of 0.1mm, will allow those using the 3D foot printer [...]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Gramofon: Modern Cloud Jukebox

The Gramofon is a new cloud streaming device that shares music from all your devices to your soundsystem. The WiFi ready device allows you to use your smartphone as the remote control, directly controlling the music coming out of your home sound system from limitless sources. Connect the Gramofon to your sound system and then either connect it to your house WiFi with an ethernet cable or wirelessly. Once the hardware is set up, connect your Android or iOS smartphone over WiFi and you can begin streaming from services such as Spotify. The device measures a mere 80 x 80 x [...]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Printoo: prototyping platform for the Internet of Things

Ynvisible, a start-up in the field of Printed Electronics, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make revolutionary new technologies available for makers and technology enthusiasts. Printed Electronics technologies enable the seamless embedment of technology into any object, from smart cards and posters, to packaging, smart wearables, or even medical patches. These technologies were largely unavailable, until now. Printoo’s kits come with printed batteries, electrochromic displays, printed polymer solar cells, ultra-thin LED die films and printed photodetectors. By making these technologies accessible, open and easy to prototype with, Ynvisible hopes Printoo will help generate a wave of innovation to make the [...]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

M-Blocks: Robotic cubes that can build themselves

M-Blocks are small robotic cubes that are magnetic and which can roll around, climb and tumble, make leaps through the air, and move when they are upside down suspended. They are the brain child of John Romanishin, a student at MIT. The M-Blocks are both mobile and stable and one day it is hoped that they will be able to work together and self-assemble themselves into furniture and equipment. They may even be able to configure themselves into scaffolding or even enter disaster regions and then reconfigure so that they are able to make a survey of the region. [Image [...]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Dart: Small Portable Universal Laptop Charger

FINsix, a team made up of MIT graduate students, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to try and raise the funds they need to mass produce what they’ve called Dart – a small, portable, universal laptop and USB charger. The Dart is four times smaller than today’s laptop power adapters and six times lighter but still packs a 65W punch. Lugging around a conventional laptop charger can be difficult with compact bags and normally requires an extra bulky pocket on your laptop case. The Dart however, can fit easily in your own trouser pocket and doubles up as a USB charger. [...]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Police could use live Google Earth style tech to capture bad guys

Over in Compton, California, sheriff deputies found thieves were snatching necklaces from women who were taking a walk through the town, they then turned to a high-tech method to tackling crime – live satellite feeds. Ross McNutt, a retired Air Force veteran operates a surveillance company that could offer police a live Google Maps style stream to keep an eye on the streets. Ohio based Persistent Surveillance Systems, the company set up by McNutt, was approached by Los Angeles County Sheriff Department who talked him into using the technology he uses for surveillance so that they could watch the streets of Compton [...]