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Stratasys Presents New J750 3D Printer

Product designers and manufacturers now have a new machine to get their prototypes out faster. Stratasys, the 3D printer manufacturer, has unveiled a new industrial printer called the J750 that takes away post-processing steps to improve workflow. The Stratasys J750 comes with more colours and more materials to create “one-stop realism” and “improve Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by eliminating many of the traditional complex processes, time and resources required to create product-matching prototypes”. In terms of colour, the J750 3D printer gives users a…

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The Droppler Will Help You Conserve Water

It’s hard to ignore the facts about climate change and efforts to restore the environment. The Earth’s resources are depleting and we’re starting to see the very real effects that human consumption has had on the environment over the years. Recycling and using a green bin is a great start to reduce the waste you make at home. But if you want to make another change to help your home and make less of an impact on the environment in the process, take a look…

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Stay Secure With Noke Bluetooth Locks

If you’ve ever had problems remembering the combination for your lock or if you constantly misplace your keys, then take a look at the Noke Bluetooth series of locks. These locks don’t need combinations or keys because they’re powered by Bluetooth 4.0 technology. All you need is your smartphone to unlock it. There are different models that you can purchased based on your needs. Noke makes padlocks and u-locks and also has an enterprise order option to help business manage fleets. The Noke Bluetooth locks are…

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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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Stay Toasty With This USB Powered Evolve Hoodie

If you find that regular jackets and hoodies just aren’t cutting it when it comes to staying warm through Toronto winters, this new invention may be for you. Venture Heat has created a hoodie with heating panels to keep wearers warm through cold weather without having to pile on layers. The Evolve heated hoodie has chest and back heat panels that are powered through a 2.1 Amp or higher USB power bank. When activated, the panels keep your entire core warm. The panels are made…

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Get a Dishwasher On Budget With a Circo Dishwasher

If you’re one of the lucky people in Toronto that lives in an apartment with a dishwasher, I envy you. Unfortunately for me, and a lot of other city dwellers, having a dishwasher installed isn’t an option. On the other hand, while hand washing dishes is an annoyance much alleviated by a dishwasher, dishwashers also use a lot of water and energy that not only increases your utilities bill, but leaves a negative impact on the environment. Inventor, Chen Levin, has created a new prototype…

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Humane Mousetrap Comes with Photo and Email Functions

You’ve never experienced true terror until, out of the corner of your eye, you catch the blurred form of a mouse dart at you from a dark hidden corner. But as much as I hate mice, I can never bring myself to put out snap or glue traps to deal with them; it just seems too cruel. Mice may be pests, but thanks to new technologies, getting them out of your house safely and gently is easily possible. Inventor Alain Mauer is improving the humane…

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Combat+ Sync Headphones Has Music Sharing and Walkie-Talkie Features

If you like to workout and listen to music, you’re probably already aware of the limitations of standard headphones currently on the market. Luckily, the Combat+ Sync headphones will take your workout and music sharing capabilities to the next level. Combat+ Sync is more than just another set of wireless headphones. Controlled by an app on your smartphone, these headphones come with four modes: Customizable LED Mode, Music Sharing Mode, Music Equalizer Mode, and Walkie Talkie Mode. The walkie-talkie function allows you to communicate with your friends…

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New Edible Coating Makes Strawberries Last Longer

Summer is strawberry season and while I love them, every time I buy strawberries I have to eat them as soon as I get home or risk throwing out more than half of the bunch. Unfortunately for all of us, strawberries just don’t have much of a shelf life. Luckily, scientists from the University San Nicolás de los Garza in Mexico have created an edible coating for strawberries that will preserve them and help them last longer. This new Edible Active Coating (EAC) is made…

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Never Lose Your Belongings Again Thanks To The TrackerPad

If you have a tendency for losing important belongings, like your wallet or keys, you can now rest easy with the TrackerPad. This little pad is a GPS system that you can attach to things that are too important to lose. The TrackerPad has a flexible case and an adhesive on the back so you can stick it to what you’d like to keep tabs on, whether it’s your wallet, your bike, your keys or your car. The TrackerPad has a pre-paid SIM built into…

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