Just came across this little robot and had to share it! Cozmo is a new robot creation from Anki, the company that brought you the Overdrive robotic racing system, which used robot cars and your iPhone to race on specially designed track; built-in intelligence gives drivers of all skill levels a big assist. COZMO IS … Continue reading Cozmo Robot – Wall-E and Eve’s love child
Shiftwear, a New York based company hope to bring the future to your feet, in the form of these customizable, HD eInk- powered shoes. Their dream is to bring full animations and colour images to the sides of your sneakers, controlled through a mobile or desktop app. They’ve already raised 128,560 USD, far surpassing their … Continue reading These trainers have an animated display you can customize with your phone!
I was lucky enough to be accepted as part of the beta testing team for the Paulig Muki smart mug. A full review of the mug will be available on The Tech Dive once it arrives but in the mean time I thought I’d write a little about the idea behind the mug. Using a heat-activated … Continue reading Paulig Muki smart mug coming soon!
Sony’s e-ink-powered FES Watch (Fashion Entertainments Watch) has been on Japanese crowdfunding site Makuake for months, where it has managed to blow past it’s original goal of $8,500 and has now raised a little more than $20,000. http://youtu.be/omvve2pVPH0 The main feature of the thin device, which is shaped like a traditional wristwatch, appears to be its … Continue reading Sony quietly unveils an e-ink smartwatch on a Japanese crowdfunding site
The new iPhone 6 and 6+ may benefit from a sleeker, thinner body, but recent reports are emerging that the aluminium construction has a massive design flaw – the body bends under pressure. It’s only been on the market a matter of days, but several iPhone 6 and 6+ users are complaining that the body … Continue reading Thinking about buying an iPhone 6? This video will make you think twice
This poor guy from Perth got just a little too excited unboxing his newly purchased iPhone 6, live on TV in front of a crowd of onlookers. Early adopter Jack Cooksey was being interviewed outside Perth’s Apple Store by a morning television reporter, eager to show the world one of the first of the new iPhones … Continue reading First person to buy an iPhone 6 in Perth immediately drops it!
The hoverbike looks like something out of Back To The Future or Star Wars, but this is a real-life, fully operational hoverbike prototype. Chris Malloy and his company Malloy Aeronautics want to bring this contraption to market, and to raise the funds to do that the’re promoting a 1/3 scale drone-piloted version of the bike on … Continue reading The future has arrived, hoverbikes are close to becoming reality
Thalmic Labs today reveals the final design for its gesture control device, the Myo armband. The state-of-the-art industrial design is a thin, expandable band, which is nearly half the thickness of the Myo Alpha units that were given to select developers and partners over the past six months. Weighing in at less than 95 grams, … Continue reading Iron Man style motion control armband
Glance is a smart accessory for your watch that tells you who is calling, helps you find your phone, enables motion control and has activity tracking. It’s currently a prototype that will effectively turn a regular watch into a slimmed down version of a Smartwatch. It’s design by Kiwi Wearables, a startup based in Toronto, … Continue reading Glance: It’s not a Smartwatch, it’s a smart accessory for your watch
MakerBot put 3D printing on the map, but MOD-t from New Matter claims to put it in the hands of the every day user. New Matter is working with the legendary firm Frog Design, the company that has worked with everyone from Microsoft to Apple and Sony. The result is NOD-t, an extremely attractive 16-inch by … Continue reading Introducing the New Matter MOD-t 3D Printer
Gone are the days of play fighting with outdated sticks and cardboard tubes, the day has come to update your sword skills with the Sabertron. How it works: It’s like laser tag but with swords. With Sabertron, swordsmen and swordswomen are able to have sword fights with swords that keep score electronically, without any additional equipment. … Continue reading Release your inner swordsman with Sabertron
GoKey is a great little accessory for your smartphone – it’s a charger, cable, phone locator and flash memory all packaged into a really good looking device. Currently on the crowdfunding platform indiegogo with an earlybird price tag of $69.00 for the 32gb model.
The Giroptic 360cam is the first full, ultra high definition 360° camera that breaks through the limitation of the frame to record the entire experience of the any moment in 360°. Create by a French-based company called Giroptic, the tiny device may remind you of the roof-mounted camera’s seen on Google street view cars. However, this isn’t … Continue reading Giroptic 360Cam – The World’s first Full HD 360 degree camera
Quitbit is the worlds first ‘smart’, internet connected lighter which aims to help you understand your smoking habits. The idea is that with feedback about how often you smoke, you can gradually cut back – as well as set custom plans and personalise when and how the lighter works. http://youtu.be/4T0GxBGswP0 The accompanying app allows you … Continue reading Quitbit – A ‘smart’ lighter that tracks your smoking habits
As our primary computing environment gradually shifts from the desktop to mobile, so too will our interface needs. To that end, a group engineers in Mountain View, Calif. believe that they have the solution for the next phase of interfaces, and it comes in the form of a ring. The Nod ring is a Bluetooth-enabled … Continue reading The Nod – a Bluetooth ring to control all your devices with a gesture
CENTR generates 360° HD video in real time on a device that fits in your pocket – impressive right? This is the first consumer product available that offers this unique panoramic style video experience. http://youtu.be/xsD1qkyuqzM With up to two hours of battery life for continuous shooting (six hours standby), the device, which can be held through … Continue reading CENTR: A pocket sized 360-Degree HD video camera
It seems print is not dead – and now a team from Israel wants to take it mobile with a mini robotic printer. The ZUtA Pocket Printer has taken printing right down to it’s core – it’s done away with pretty much every component you would find on a traditional printer and keeps only the most essential … Continue reading Print on the go with this pocket sized printer currently on Kickstarter
MyDx is the worlds first portable analyzer for everyone. Put simply, it’s a device that can detect the chemicals we cannot see in substances like Cannabis. The first release from the company will be the the Canna Sensor, a device that is designed to test for the safety and potency of Cannabis. The device is programmed to detect … Continue reading MyDx Canna Sensor is the worlds first portable weed analyzer
This Rufus Cuff looks like a device straight out of a sci fi movie from the 90’s, but could this be the next logical step forward from the Smartwatch? http://youtu.be/q5Q9ua0fnY0 The Rufus Cuff, currently on Indiegogo with a price tag of $239 for the early birds – will have an array of different functionality – from Web, messaging, voice … Continue reading The Rufus Cuff – a step beyond the Smartwatch
I’m not sure what I’ve just seen, but I think I like it. This 3D printing pen, named ‘The Lix’ – allows you to draw in 3 Dimensional space – using quick drying filament you can create incredible abstract pieces of art. Put this in the hands of an artist and I think you’re on … Continue reading World’s Smallest 3D printing pen coming to Kickstarter with a price tag of $139.00