Lechal ‘smartshoes’ People in India will be the first in the world to get access to what could be the next big thing in wearable technology: the smartshoe. Ducere Technologies Pvt., an Indian startup, is going to start selling its Bluetooth enabled Lechal shoes for more than $100 a pair in September. The smartshoes sync up […]
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Ultrathin zinc-polymer battery. Imprint Energy is developing flexible, rechargeable batteries that can be printed cheaply on commonly used industrial screen printers. The California startup has been testing its ultrathin zinc-polymer batteries in wrist-worn devices and hopes to sell them to manufacturers of wearable electronics, medical devices, smart labels, and environmental sensors.
Bag2Go It can take hours or even days to hear from someone at an airline to tell you where your lost luggage has ended up — if it ever turns up at all. Wouldn’t it be easier to hear from the luggage itself?
Jibo Jibo is the world’s first family robot. He can relate to you and will become part of your family. Jibo looks like a sleekly designed minimalist version of R2-D2. Jibo is stout with a big round glassy face and turns to greet you when you walk in the door. (Video)
Coolest Cooler A man in Oregon has set out to reinvent the cooler that you take to the beach or on camping trips. He has already raised $3 million for the project, and his fundraising effort is on track to possibly beat the Kickstarter record, The Oregonian reports. (Video)
MIT’s FingerReader Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.
Solar-powered benches, called Soofas. The Internet of Things is growing larger. Benches can now be added to the list of things like watches, cars, phones, and everything else that comes in a “smart” variety.
The discovery includes stiff plastics and flexible gels that can mend themselves if torn. A collection of new plastics that are recyclable and adaptable have been developed by researchers – and the discovery began with a laboratory mistake. They include strong, stiff plastics and flexible gels that can mend themselves if torn.
Sharp’s Free-Form Display Sharp has announced plans to produce a new type of screen dubbed ‘Free-Form Display’ that could radically change the shape of our future electronics. In recent years there has been a number of products with novel form factors, like the curved Samsung Gear Fit and the upcoming circular Moto 360 smartwatch. Sharp’s new display tech […]
Vessyl There are a lot of fitness and health trackers on the market today: Fitbits. Nike+ Fuelbands. Jawbone Ups. They’re all pretty good at measuring the calories we’ve burned and the hours we’ve slept, but they miss a huge chunk of the health equation: what we’ve ingested. (Video)