Meet the ‘Most Connected Man’ in the World

And you thought managing a smartphone and an inbox was exhausting. 45-year-old Chris Dancy is known as the most connected man in the world. He has between 300 and 700 systems running at any given time, systems that capture real-time data about his life. His wrists are covered with a variety of wearable technology, including…

Sapphire Glass: “I Use My Phone To Lift Brick Walls”

Well, maybe not a brick. Rubbing it against concrete without a scratch is manly enough for me. Video featuring a sapphire-covered iPhone screen shows that the material set to go into production at Apple’s Arizona plant can take a beating. Contact between concrete and sapphire ensues, concrete loses. Sapphire has been the latest loaded buzzword…

Inside app uses your phone’s sensors for indoor navigation

The Inside app doesn’t require the installation of any hardware in the building Due to those pesky roofs that block access to satellites, smartphone-based GPS systems don’t work for navigating indoor environments such as shopping malls. Some non-GPS alternatives are in development, including ones that incorporate rapidly-blinking LED lights or Wi-Fi signals. The just-announced Inside…

Print Your New House in 24 Hours

The University of Southern California is testing a giant 3D printer that could be used to build a whole house in under 24 hours. Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis has designed the giant robot that replaces construction workers with a nozzle on a gantry, this squirts out concrete and can quickly build a home according to a…

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Smarty Ring

Have you ever felt as if reaching into your pocket to check your phone was too much of a pain? Maybe you have a techy significant other and aren’t sure about which engagement ring to to use in your big question? Or perhaps you are the type that buys flashy gadgets off the interwebs at three in the morning?…

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Wireless Activity & Sleep Trackers From Fitbit

It’s finally here, that cool new toy you wanted to keep with you all hours of the day even while you sleep! Fitbit has a cool new gadget for the health conscious and/or fitness buff out there. The Fitbit Tracker uses a three-dimensional accelerometer, to sense user movement. The Tracker measures steps taken, and combines it…

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How to Avoid Blowing Up Your USB Device

Amazing strides have been made in recent years towards standardized chargers and connectors for smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, and many other gadget species. In just five years — with the obvious exception of Apple’s iOS connector — Micro-USB has single-handedly destroyed the industry’s penchant for wildly customized and proprietary connectors. Today, you can charge your…

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Self-Driving Cars Are Safer and Will Save $450 Billion a Year

By Shawn Knight Driver error is the number one cause of automobile crashes so what would happen if you removed humans from the equation? According to independent research by the Eno Center for Transportation, vehicle-related injuries would drop by 90 percent and save the US economy roughly $450 billion each year. The group discovered that…