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A company from France have come up with the Bionic Bird, a light radio-controlled bird that can be controlled via a Bluetooth capable smartphone. It relies on an accelerometer and magnetometer to stabalise the flight. At the moment the project is in the prototype stage and is on Indiegogo. Before release the company plan for the bird to be able to fly for over eight minutes, over a mile, and all on a charge of just 12 minutes. [Image Courtesy of Bionic Bird] The company have lots of experience when it comes to radio-controlled toys, however, this time around there are […]
Ex-Tesla and NASA engineers, Neil Joseph and Jovi Gacusan, partnered up to create a smart light bulb. According to them, the big difference in the new lamp, Alba, is that it is responsive, while other intelligent lamps need to be connected and adjusted by the user with some sort of app or remote control. The idea came to Neil Joseph in 2013 while sitting around at his office. “It was a sunny day, and I looked up and I thought, ‘Why are these lights on with full power, when full sunlight is coming through the window?’” Joseph said in an interview. This question […]
Since 1989, anyone who watched Back to the Future II has waited for the hoverboard that Marty McFly rode. Despite the eager wait, I’m sure most of us didn’t expect anything in the near future. Now husband and wife team, Greg and Jill Henderson, might be set to change that with the first real hoverboard in the world, along with a developer kit for the technology behind it. [Image Courtesy of Hendo Hoverboards] Their company have developed a working prototype “Hendo Hoverboard” that floats about 1 inch off the ground and they have launched the project on Kickstarter to get a boost on getting the […]
Think of all the gadgets we have in the living room: television, home theater, sound system, DVD player. And if we’re in the room, we’ll also have our cellphones, tablets and whatever else you carry with you. They are part of an environment that can be defined as audiovisual and entertainment: music, movies, TV, video games … The image of our house full of electronics is familiar to us all. All but Pierre Lebeau, a former Google employee who wants to see your room differently. He doesn’t want any of those square objects lying around, but something more natural and appealing. Instead […]
An umbrella is a great thing to have when it is raining as of course it helps to keep you dry. However, when it stops raining you have a soggy wet umbrella that you have to carry around with you. This could be a thing of the past though thanks to the Air Umbrella. This is a product that has been developed in China and it doesn’t use fabric to keep you dry, but forced air. [Image Courtesy of Air Umbrella] The forced air creates a canopy over you in much the same way that a traditional fabric umbrella does, […]
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 […]