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…

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…

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…

kapture wrist band

Kapture Replays a Minute of Your Life

Kapture is a new device that will finally allow me to TiVo real-life Have you ever wished for an audio replay of your conversations — like maybe after getting directions or to prove a point in an argument (I swear I said turn right)? Kapture may be the wearable for you. Much like Google can…

Self Balancing Electric Unicycle

The Self Balancing Electric Unicycle By Ben on Thu May 16 2013 This briefcase-sized electric unicycle that keeps a rider perfectly balanced at all times with gyroscopic sensors. The unicycle’s 500-watt electric motor hat can push a 160lbs man at 13mph for up to two hours on a three hour charge. It can support riders…

iPhone Robot For Your Home

I saw this demonstrated a couple of years ago and misheard the projected cost of the iphone robot at $1000.00… I thought about how cheap that was. Here’s a demonstration at a cost that’s a fraction of that. Have you got a robot at home? So we really want to build a robot that anyone can use,whether…