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Posted by Allison Blackburn

Seagate Seven is thinnest 500GB hard drive

While the smartphones of today seem to be getting bigger and bigger, when it comes to laptops and computer they are getting smaller. The same applies to external hard drive storage and Seagate have designed the Seagate Seven. The hard drive can store 500GB and it has slim dimensions, making it very easy to carry around. [Image Courtesy of Seagate] The Seagate Seven is only 7mm in thickness and it weighs in at 90 grams. It makes carrying all of your content around with you very easy. Seagate say that the hard drive is the thinnest half of a terabyte […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Game changing wireless earbuds are nearly here

Wireless headphones have been around for a fairly long time now. Bluetooth headsets, wireless headphones for the home, and the ones that come with the cable around the back of your neck. But there hasn’t been that breakthrough or new tech that’s really took off, however, a successful Kickstarter campaign from March 2014 for The Dash wireless earbuds could be the game changer and they’re nearly here. [Image Courtesy of Bragi] German startup company Bragi received almost $3.5 million from 16,000 backers on Kickstarter, quite the margin from its initial target goal of $260,000. Not only have this things done away […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

DALER drone based on a vampire bat can fly and walk

If robots drones were able to not only fly but also walk on the ground then they would be more useful than ever and they would be able to operate in more areas. But of course, if wheels have to be added on then weight is added. Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have now designed a drone that is based on the vampire bat and uses the tips of its wings to walk on. [Image Courtesy of EPFL] DALER stands for the Deployable Air-Land Exploration Robot drone and it has what the researchers call “whegs”, wings and legs. […]

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

Designer flexible solar panels for small devices

Solar energy doesn’t have to be boring as the VTT Technical Centre of Finland has found out. They have come up with a way of printing decorative graphics onto flexible organic solar panels. The process means that energy can be collected from indoor lighting along with sunlight and this can be used to provide power to small devices. [Image Courtesy of VTT] The new process means that organic solar panels can be mass produced via a roll to roll method at around 100 meters per minute. The process relies on one rotary screen printing layer along with two gravure layers […]

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 […]