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You don’t even need waves to ride this electric hydrofoil surfboard

July 13th, 2018 at 8:58 am » Comments Off

One of the biggest trends in surfing over the past few years has been the adoption of hydrofoil surfboards by some of the sports biggest names. Adding a hydrofoil to the bottom of the board creates lift and more speed, turning even ordinary waves into something that is a lot more fun and interesting to […]



A German student has invented an airbag for your phone: a case that detects when it’s falling and deploys springs to prevent breaks

July 3rd, 2018 at 9:18 am » Comments Off

The active dampening (AD) phone case, patented by German student Philip Frenzel, is a slim alternative to bulky phone cases, but comes with a nifty trick. So far it’s only a prototype — but the AD case can detect when the phone is falling and protract springs to make the phone bounce when it hits […]



New wearable, high-precision brain scanner allows for patients to move around

June 28th, 2018 at 8:26 am » Comments Off

A radical new wearable magneto encephalography (MEG) brain scanner under development at the University of Nottingham allows a patient to move around, instead of having to sit or lie still inside a massive scanner. Currently, MEG scanners* weigh around 500 kilograms (about 1100 pounds) because they require bulky superconducting sensors refrigerated in a liquid helium […]



Bose’s new $250 Sleepbuds play soothing sounds instead of music

June 23rd, 2018 at 7:58 am » Comments Off

Is quality sleep worth that much cash? After a couple years of development and early prototype testing through an Indiegogo campaign, Bose is commercially releasing its noise-masking Sleepbuds. They go on sale tomorrow, June 21st, for $250 from Amazon, Best Buy, Bose, and other retailers. The Sleepbuds are truly wireless earbuds designed to stay in […]



This diving system lets you stay submerged for 2 hours, no tank needed

June 20th, 2018 at 9:02 am » Comments Off

Do you want a diving system that bridges the gap between scuba diving and snorkeling, minus the limitations of both? If so, a new Kickstarter campaign could be for you. Described by its creators as the smartest and safest hookah-diving system around, Supa Huka possesses neither the complications of scuba diving nor the restrictions of […]



Record-breaking paper water purifier operates at near 100% efficiency

May 19th, 2018 at 10:35 am » Comments Off

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have created a highly efficient device that uses sunlight and black carbon-dipped paper to clean water. The paper is placed in a triangular arrangement, which enables it to vaporize and absorb water with nearly 100 percent efficiency. The simple, inexpensive technology could be deployed in regions where clean drinking […]



Boston Dynamics will start selling its dog-like SpotMini robot in 2019

May 17th, 2018 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

After 26 years, Boston Dynamics is finally getting ready to start selling some robots. Founder Marc Raibert says that the company’s dog-like SpotMini robot is in pre-production and preparing for commercial availability in 2019. The announcement came onstage at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics event today at UC Berkeley. “The SpotMini robot is one that was […]



Snapchat launches Spectacles V2, camera glasses you’ll actually wear

May 11th, 2018 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

Snapchat Spectacles v2 Close Up Photos, not just video. No yellow ring alerting people to the camera. Underwater-capable. Classier colors with lighter lenses. Prescription options. Faster syncing. And a much slimmer frame and charging case. Snapchat fixed the biggest pain points of its Spectacles camera sunglasses with V2, which launch today for $150. The company […]



Don’t call it a dingy: Jet capsule is a luxurious ‘compact yacht ‘ for the rich

April 28th, 2018 at 9:09 am » Comments Off

Well, 2018 is shaping up to be a pretty awesome year on the water. First, we told you about a flying hydro-jetpack. Then, there was the flying Jet Ski and the electric surfboard. Now, it appears we’ll need to make room for yet another aqua toy in The Manual boathouse. The Jet Capsule Compact Yacht […]



FDA approves world’s 1st contact lenses that darken in sunlight

April 24th, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

Contact lenses that automatically darken when the wearer goes outside are cleared to hit the market after the innovation got a green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this month.



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