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Mark Cuban invests in PowerPot, a pot that charges your smartphone by boiling water

April 17th, 2014 at 10:50 am » Comments Off

Mark Cuban invests in PowerPot. The PowerPot is an awesome device that charges your phone by boiling water in a pot. The device has just become the next hot thing, thanks to its appearance on ABC’s hit reality show, “Shark Tank.” (Video)    

South Korea’s internet speeds blow away the rest of the world

April 17th, 2014 at 10:40 am » Comments Off

Here’s a speed test conducted at a coffee shop in Seoul using its free WiFi. South Korea is a connected country. There’s free WiFi just about anywhere you go, even at the airport. And if you travel a lot, you know free WiFi at an airport is nearly impossible to come by. Not only is […]

Chinese company 3D prints 10 houses in a day

April 17th, 2014 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

3D printed house. In Shanghai, China, the WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Company claims to have 3D printed ten houses with inexpensive industrial scraps in 24 hours. (Photos)    

Robots are writing more news than you think

April 17th, 2014 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

Ninety percent of the news could be written by computers by 2030. Software is writing news stories with increasing frequency. In a recent example, an LA Times writer-bot wrote and posted a snippet about an earthquake three minutes after the event. The LA Times claims they were first to publish anything on the quake, and outside the […]

Ideas Box – a ready-made library for humanitarian crisis victims

April 16th, 2014 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

Ideas Box Easy access to information is something most of us take for granted. In some parts of the world however just being able to browse a few books is nearly impossible, especially for people who are refugees or victims of a humanitarian crisis. Immediate living necessities including clean water, food, shelter clothing and medical […]

Lost Luggage – 3D printable luggage

April 16th, 2014 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

Just e-mail ourselves 3-D printable files of our stuff. Janne Kyttanen,  a Finnish designer and creative director of 3D Systems, has vastly improved on the concept of luggage. He thinks we can just e-mail ourselves 3-D printable files of our stuff. If we go by his new project Lost Luggage, the era of suitcase-schlepping may soon […]

Shapeshifting furniture of the future

April 16th, 2014 at 9:51 am » Comments Off

The inFORM The inFORM–a shapeshifting display that you can reach through and touch–was meant to be a sort of digital scrying pool through which MIT could imagine the user interfaces of the future. Currently on display at Milan’s Design Week, the inFORM’s successor (called, appropriately enough,the Transform) is a scrying pool too, but instead of helping […]

Map reveals how the entire world could be connected using a global underground network

April 16th, 2014 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

Web developer Chris Gray came up with his idea for a global Underground map when he was visiting Australia. What if you could board a train in Madras, India and travel to Boston without changing trains? One man has imagined the world as a giant London Underground map where people can travel freely between countries […]

MIT building robots out of paper

April 15th, 2014 at 2:23 pm » Comments Off

Printed robot MIT lead researcher,  Ankur Mehta is working on a project that quite literally enables people to print robots on a standard piece of paper at home. It might sound crazy, but there’s a lot of complicated math to back up the fact that you can create nearly any shape you like by folding […]

The world’s first connected electric toothbrush

April 15th, 2014 at 2:15 pm » Comments Off

Kolibree connected electric toothbrush. Kolibree has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its connected electric toothbrush, a product that first caught our eye at CES in January. The Paris-based company hopes to raise $70,000 by May 25, and it’s already reached $56,000 from backers at the time of this post. (Video)    

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