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Posted by Alyn Wallace

JBL Horizon Clock wakes you gently with ambient light and music

Very few of us out there enjoy the morning wake up for work and there’s nothing worse to get you off to a bad start than an annoying alarm clock with its annoying sound and pressing snooze only to be annoyed again. Well, JBL are looking to make those morning wake up calls a little less of an annoyance with the Horizon Clock, an alarm clock that wakes you as you desire using music and ambient lighting. [Image Courtesy of JBL] The website says that it’s supposed to “light up your mornings (literally!) with JBL stereo sound and ambient light and start […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

The Lantern offers free data from space wherever and whenever

Lantern is a device that can receive data from satellites in orbit for free without having large satellites pointing to the sky. It turns the signal from satellites into digital files, like webpages, news articles, ebooks, videos, and music. Lantern can receive and store any type of digital file on its internal drive and to view the content, turn on the Wi-Fi hotspot and connect to Lantern with any Wi-Fi enabled device. Lantern continuously receives radio waves broadcast by Outernet from space. The Outernet’s goal is to provide free access to content from the web through geostationary and Low Earth Orbit satellites, made available effectively […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Harvard scientists develop soft exoskeleton to improve stamina and reduce injuries

A soft exoskeleton being developed by researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute could let people carry a larger payload over long distances or help stroke victims walk more steadily. It was recently awarded a US$2.9 millon grant from DARPA to further its development as part of the Warrior Web program. [Image Courtesy of Harvard/Wysse Institute] When you read about exoskeletons in the news you’re used to seeing large bulky metal devices that provide extra strength but hinder mobility somewhat. Harvard’s so-called “Soft Exosuit” however is a lightweight, low-profile suit made of fabric. The current prototype comprises of nylon mesh and spandex and is strapped to […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

The OIO Amp iPad Air case comes with theatre speakers

While there are many different cases on the market for the Apple iPad not many of them offer something different that sets them apart. All they do is provide protection for the Apple tablet. Now a designer has come up with something new as the case will offer protection for the Apple iPad Air and iPad Air 2 and at the same time it doubles as two theatre speakers. The OIO Amp iPad Air case is a Kickstarter project at the moment. [Image Courtesy of OIO] The Amp comes with two panels which open up to reveal speakers. There is another panel […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Winners of the 2014 James Dyson International Awards Revealed

The grand winner of the 2014 James Dyson International Awards is 23 year old James Roberts, a design graduate from the Loughborough University in Britain. He took first place with his design called MOM, a portable and inflatable incubator. There were also three runners up chosen, QOLO, the powered wheelchair from the University of Tsukuba in Japan, the Suncayr pen from University of Waterloo in Canada and Bruise, a device that shows injuries from the Imperial College London. [Image Courtesy of James Roberts] James Roberts from Loughborough University took the first place for MOM, an incubator with an insulated middle […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

HP announce Sprout – a new kind of desktop computer

Hewlett-Packard Co have announced what they call the Sprout, an innovative new kind of desktop computer. The computer has a 23-inch touch-screen display and features 3-D scanning and projection and also features a second touch-enabled surface display in place of the traditional mouse and keyboard. The main component of the HP Sprout is a workstation that runs on Windows 8.1, is powered by Intel’s i7 processor, comes with 1TB storage and is displayed on the 23 inch display. A 3-camera scanner/projector on top of the display can scan objects in 3-D and also track the movement of the user’s hands as they type […]