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Posted by Allison Blackburn

K-Board is the unbreakable USB keyboard

There are a lot of virtual keyboards and synthesizers available for mobile phones and tablets and while they are great fun to tinker with for a few minutes they don’t really allow you to make music the same as a real keyboard. However, now there is the K-Board which comes from Keith McMillen Instruments. This is a USB keyboard that is said to work with any tablet and laptop that has a USB connection. It also has compatibility with the leading software used to create music, such as Ableton Live, GarageBand and Animoog. What’s more, this is a keyboard that […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Zeiss VR One headset: VR powered by your phone for $99

The Zeiss VR One is a headset similar to the Samsung Gear VR and it takes full advantage of the processing power and screen of your smartphone to offer a virtual reality experience that is self-contained and wireless. Where it differs from the Samsung offering is that the headset from the German company, Carl Zeiss, offers compatibility with many different types of phones, including the Apple iPhone 6. [Image Courtesy of Zeiss] The VR One has been designed to work with phones of different sizes, from 4.7 inches up to 5.2 inches. This is unlike such as Project Morpheus from […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Apple CarPlay makes its first appearance on infotainment system from Pioneer

Apple unveiled their CarPlay in March earlier this year and Apple fans who own their own vehicle would definitely have taken an interest in the coming tech. They did say that the system would be integrated in only selected cars at first and one of the brands invited to adopt the tech was Pioneer. They have now come up with three multimedia systems that can be fitted into any car and will allow drivers to control their Apple devices. [Image Courtesy of Pioneer] The Pioneer devices mean that owners don’t have to rely on Bluetooth connections and instead link the iPhone to […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Spira charges a mobile phone in style

All phones need charging at some point in time, with some needing a charge more often than others. Now thanks to Spira, the time your phone is spent charging has just become more exciting as the phone becomes an interactive work of art. [Image Courtesy of ECAL] Spira was the brainchild of Alice Robbiani, a design student studying at École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) in Switzerland. Without the phone attached to it, Spira is just a plain frame with a design of wood in it. However, it comes alive the moment a smartphone is attached to it by way […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Football pitch lights powered by footballers thanks to Pavegen

UK company Pavegen installed their first order three years ago and their tiles make use of the kinetic energy generated by pedestrians. Since that first installation they have gone on to install their tiles in schools and at the Paris Marathon. Now. the company have teamed up with Shell on one of their biggest projects to date. They have helped rejuvenate a run-down community football field in Rio de Janerio by setting up its own off grid power supply which will benefit the entire community. [Image Courtesy of Pavegen] The project is one part of the “Make the Future” program of Shell […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Can’t Cook? Maybe A Smart Pan Could Help!

Having trouble cooking and counting calories? The Smartypan teaches the recipe step by step and even monitors the amount of calories in the dish. The new invention is now seeking crowd funding on Indiegogo. The pan has weight, humidity and temperature sensors and the data obtained from them is displayed to the cook through a smartphone app. This also allows the user to see more than a thousand recipes and share recipes that they created. When choosing a recipe, the user is instructed by the app on how to prepare it – getting information about ingredients, cooking time, serving size and calories […]