Tag Archives: future gadgets

Graphene Can Improve Current Night Vision Technology

Graphene is a carbon allotrope that is super flexible, thin, and light and could potentially be used to create new and improved night-vision technology. Current night-vision equipment takes the heat that humans and animals emit and, with a special lens, transmits the signal to infrared detectors to create a pattern based on the temperatures emitted. Called a “thermogram”, this pattern is turned into electrical impulses that a computer analyzes and sends to the display to create an image. Additionally, a cryogenic cooling system sensor is used…

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Kamigami: The Origami Robot You Can Build With Your Hands

For the average person, creating a robot isn’t exactly a realistic task to accomplish. We tend to think of robots as monuments of technological advancements, complex creations suited only for the hands of skilled engineers or gigantic corporations. Dash Robotics is reversing that notion with the Kamigami, a robot that can quite literally be built, by hand, by just about anyone. Otherwise known as the “origami robot,” the Kamigami is being marketed as a consumer-friendly robotics project that won’t damage your wallet. Ideal for any…

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Nokia HERE Maps Could Be Used In The Driver-less Cars Of The Future

A consortium of automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler have recently announced it is purchasing  Nokia Corp.’s HERE map business — a hugely significant deal as drivers could see this technology  implemented in future driverless cars. The deal values the unit at 2.8 billion euros, which is $4 billion CAD. Nokia said the purchasers will be compensated for HERE liabilities, which amount to around 300 million euros. The Finland-based Nokia sold its mobile phone handset operation to Microsoft and now largely makes equipment for wireless networks. While Audi,…

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The Xoo Belt Keeps Your Phone Charged and Your Pants Up

{{unknown}}British company Nifty has invented a new product, the Xoo Belt, which  carries flexible batteries that can charge your smartphone on the go. Of course, the belt will also keep your pants cinched around your waist. The Xoo Belt contains 2,100 mAh of battery capacity. That is split between a 1,300 mAh lithium ceramic polymer flexible battery between the two layers of leather, and a 800 mAh battery in the buckle. A mini-USB cable is attached to the belt via magnets. When you want to…

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5 Everyday Gadgets of the Future

There are two ways to be an inventor. You can create something that no one has ever seen before, or you can take something that already exists and make it better. These five everyday gadgets of the future take the latter approach, and show us how things as simple as waking up in the morning or typing away at your keyboard are constantly being redesigned for the future, which may just be a tomorrow away.

The iMirror is a combination of your typical bathroom mirror and your tablet. No longer will you have to brush your teeth while looking in the mirror, and check Facebook on your tablet. What an inconvenience! The iMirror makes life just a little bit easier by letting you do both at the same time. Since the iMirror will be open source, some of the best apps and possibilities probably haven’t even been invented yet. If you want to be an early adopter, head to Kickstarter and throw down a cool $2,749 CAD to be first on the delivery list.

Source: Technabob

Industrial Designer Mugi Yamamoto brings us the Stack Printer. This printer is a lot smaller than most printers, and is easily transportable. Instead of using a paper tray, the Stack Printer simply sits atop a stack of paper. Sheets are sucked up from the stack, and get spit out as printed documents on top. Stack is only 2″ tall, and is a minimalist design that counters some of the over-engineered designs of our time.

Source: Technabob

Printed Paper Keyboard
Novalia is a company that focuses on adding electronic features to everyday items. The company developed a process to add electronic components to plastic and paper, and this paper keyboard is just one example of that process being put to use. The paper keyboard uses conductive ink and no metallic wires to create a matrix of touch capacitive sensors. Another sheet of paper with a QWERTY keyboard is placed over that. The paper keyboard then uses wireless technology to communicate with your computer or smartphone.

Source: Tech of the Future

Sony DPT-S1 Smart Paper
This is the Sony DPT-S1 Digital Paper. It is super thin — about the thickness of 30 sheets of paper — and extremely lightweight. This everyday item of the future let’s you write on and annotate documents in full size. As of right now it only supports PDF format files, and it also costs more than $1,000, but tomorrow this could be what you use to read all of your textbooks and newspapers.

Source: The Awesomer

LED Pillow Alarm Clock
The sound of an alarm clock could possibly be one of the most hated sounds in the world. Ian Walton of embryo wanted to take a more subtle approach to waking up in the morning. The glo pillow uses a cutting-edge LED fabric substrate to gradually wake you up in the morning over a 40 minute period. It’s like your own personal sunrise every morning. The pillow has a time display built into it and a control panel on the side. Right now, the glo pillow is just a concept, but that’s how all great new products start out.

Source: Technabob