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November 16th, 2015 at 7:25 pm

European parks now feature playgrounds made for senior citizens


The population in Europe is aging. The governments have had to think of some interesting ways to keep people active. Spain and the United Kingdom have started opening playgrounds designed specifically for the elderly. And people seem to be enjoying it! (Video

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November 12th, 2015 at 4:36 pm

x2 Sport is the world’s first wearable underwater jet pack


The x2 Sport Underwater Jet Pack is the world’s first wearable jet pack that lets you fly through the water faster than an Olympic swimmer  They are currently available to pre-order on Indiegogo.

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November 12th, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Drone design doesn’t impact people’s perception of drones: Study


A University of Nevada, Las Vegas study has found that the design of a drone doesn’t actually impact people’s perceptions of drones. The study asked 647 people in the U.S. to rate their perception of drones that they saw in pictures, manipulated across four factors – color, propeller blades, legs and propeller safety guards. (Video)

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November 11th, 2015 at 5:17 pm

ARmKeypad – Augmented reality device turns your arm into a keyboard


NEC, a Japanese electronics maker, has unveiled a unique input mechanism that allows you to type on your arm using augmented reality. The system is called the ARmKeypad and it combines a set of glasses to visualize the virtual keyboard and a smartwatch to detect how fast you type. (Video)

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November 10th, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Ringly and MasterCard announce partnership to allow customers to pay with smart jewelry


You are about to have another option at your fingertips to pay for things.  Last week, the smart jewelry company Ringly announces a partnership with MasterCard that will allow you to pay for items with the tap of a ring. (Video)

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