Posted by Lara Lopes

Janitor pulls off the perfect snow prank

There’s nothing worse thank having to work on a snow day. No staying at home next to the fire, no snowball fights and no sledging for you. So, if you are stuck at work in the snow what better way to spend it than playing a simple genius little prank on unsuspecting snow travellers. The janitor in the video below shovels the snow from the ‘paths’ so that people can get by easy. But unknowingly to them the janitor has created his own crazy paths and the unsuspecting victims follow them blindly, to the point of hitting dead ends and […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

New plane will let you fly anywhere in the world in 4 hours

Most of you will know about the Concorde, the supersonic airliner that slashed flight times in half. Well now, British aerospace firm Reaction Engines are working on an aircraft it believes would be able to take passengers anywhere in the world in just four hours. Yes, you could get from New York to Hong Kong, or London to Sydney, in just four hours. And if that’s not cool enough, it will also be able to fly in outer space. The new system that the firm is working on is called SABRE, which is a jet engine that also doubles as a […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Autonomous ‘Robocops’ go on patrol in Silicon Valley

Autonomous “Robocop”-style robots, equipped with microphones, speakers, cameras, laser scanners and sensors, go on patrol in Silicon Valley. The robots are programmed to notice unusual behavior and alert controllers. They are called Knightscope K5 Autonomous Data Machines and were designed by a robotics company, Knightscope, located in Mountain View, California. The stand 1.5 meters (5 feet) high and weigh about 136 kilograms (300 pounds), representing a combo of laser scanning, wheel encoders, inertial measurements, and GPS. “I believe robots are the perfect tools to handle the monotonous and sometimes dangerous work in order to free up humans to more judiciously address activities requiring higher-level thinking, […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Nesting Knives from Deglon bring style to any designer kitchen

The Deglon Meeting Knife Set happens to be one of the most stylish and unique knife sets to have been designed. This is a set of four kitchen knives that cleverly nest into each other’s bodies and so take up just the space that a single knife would take. The knife set is a work of art as it looks stunning on the work surface of any modern designer kitchen and despite its looks, they also function as normal knives. [Image Courtesy of Deglon] The nesting knives were designed by Mia Schmallenback at Deglon and they came top when entered […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

The Gate Residence will promote environmental sustainability

Many buildings built today make use of technology that will minimize the impact on the environment. However, one building of the future, the Gate Residence in Egypt, will take things to a whole new level. The building will features solar panels, solar heater tubes, windcatchers, geothermal cooling and wind turbines. [Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures] The Gate Residence is the idea of Vincent Callebaut Architectures and they have focused on environmental sustainability before with the Dragonfly concept and the Agora Garden. They plan on using a lot of the same technology with the Gate Residence, however, on a much […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Kodak’s new GoPro contender offers 360 degree view

Kodak have just revealed it’s new action camera that will go head-to-head with the GoPro series. The PIXPRO SP360 offers a 360-degree view of the action using a single dome shaped lens and films in full HD (1080p), recording at 30 fps with a 16-megapixel MO sensor. The dome lens means that it doesn’t require an array of cameras to be stitched together to produce the 360-degree view. The camera offers 4 different modes to shoot in; Front (212 degrees), Split (180-degree front and rear views at the same time), Dome (214 degrees) and Sphere (360 degrees), providing alternative vantage points. It can […]