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Vufine+ Is A Wearable That Works With Your Phone, Laptop, and Drone

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Google Glass didn't quite work out how people wanted, but that isn't stopping other companies from producing wearables for a user's face. Vufine, coming off an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign raising over $200k by 1,500 backers, has started a new campaign for the Vufine+. This upgraded unit has a bigger screen and more features. It's another option for people looking for a hands free wearable. Vufine+ doesn't require any special frames and can attach easily to any set of glasses. This flexibility is made possible thanks to a base that can attach to any pair of glasses through a thick rubber band that holds the base steady. There's a circular magnet on the base that the VuFine viewer attaches to that allows users to make slight adjustments to the unit to best view the in...

Sense With Voice Releases, Adds New Functionality To Its Sleep Monitoring Abilities

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Sense with Voice released today, bringing new functionality and features to the product. At its core, Sense has one main objective, to monitor your sleep habits to offer solutions for getting a better night's sleep. In conjunction with the Sleep Pill, which attaches to your pillow, Sense can monitor things like air quality and the Pill can figure out when you fell asleep, as well as how long you were in deep sleep. With Sense with Voice, creators Hello went the extra mile to provide even more information and usefulness from their product. Starting with the sensors, they have added even more to provide an even more comprehensive look into external factors that may be affecting your sleep. The original unit monitored things like air quality, humidity, loud noises, and temperature. T...

Aspiring Industrial Designers Are Shaping Up With TinkerCad

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When asked, most folks can say a thing or two about 3D printing. However, far fewer could talk about the critical software needed to virtually conjure objects destined to be created with 3D printing. It’s understandable; one is the material end result, whereas the other is the behind the scenes magic.Unfortunately for aspiring industrial designers, this computer-aided design and drafting software - CAD for short -  is traditionally obscured by high paywalls and complex interface.  As with most skilled professions, the apparent solution is to earn an education where CAD skills are a focal point - creating a new paywall in the form of tuition.Offering an alternative solution to this problem are a series of CAD tools cropping up that are user-friendly and cost-effective alternatives

Gate Brings Smart Tech To Your Door Lock

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Smart tech is coming to everything. From lightbulbs and refrigerators to cars and alarm clocks. You name it, and there's probably a smart version developed, or being developed. The same can now be said for door locks. Enter Gate. The all-in-one connected smart lock for your home.With so many things being integrated with tech it's surprising that it's taken this long to get a smart lock that does everything that Gate does. We've already seen the security cameras that link up with your smartphone to provide you with live or recorded footage, and that was a great first step, but having a smart lock that offers so many things gives the user an even greater sense of security.The Gate is basically three products in one. You have your standard locking mechanism that uses a key cylinder. ...

Temporary Tattoo To Keep Drunk Drivers Off The Road

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Temporary Tattoos for Drinkers: Wearable technology for monitoring your alcohol levels (image via ACS Publications)  Drinking and driving is not only a big social no-no, but it can lead to devastating consequences and a myriad of expensive legal problems that can leave you buried in debt, even if you don’t hurt someone. With that in mind, in recent years there has been a spate of devices marketed toward conscientious individuals trying to do the right thing. Sure, you can always call a cab or Uber or even round up a designated driver for an evening of partying, but what if you’re feeling borderline and unsure of your capabilities behind the wheel and thinking of winging it? A temporary tattoo may be the answer.Temporary TattoosIf you’re wondering how half-baked the suggestion is,

Invention Of The Week? Clap Balm Is World’s First Hockey Hand Deodorant

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Those of us who play hockey share one big thing in common: dealing with that horrid smell that lingers on our hands after a practice or a game. No matter how much we wash our hands after taking our gloves off, that familiar ‘hockey smell” seems impossible to get rid of. However a team of inventors in canada have found a way for us hockey players – amateur, weekend warriors and professionals alike – to leave our stink at the rink. Quesiton is this: how will this new invention sell on the market? 

James Dyson Award 2016 Top 20 International Shortlist Inventors Announced

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 Since June, we have been reporting on the exciting rollout and results of this year’s prestigious James Dyson Awards 2016. From vaccine cooling systems to contact lenses that measure glucose levels: these 20 inventions were proclaimed the regional award winners. This year’s James Dyson Award received almost 1,000 entries that are both problem solving and pioneering. On September 16, we announced the American winner – Isis Shiffer and her design submission, the ‘EcoHelmet.’  Today we are pleased to announce the winners from 19 additional submissions.James Dyson, who will pick the international winner and two runners up, will now review these projects. The international winner of the Grand Prize, which will be announced on October 27, 2016 will be awarded $75,000 to help further develop

Super Cute Little Robot Designed To Help Kids With Autism

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Aisoy1 V5 Emotional Robot Helps Kids with Autism: Educational tool (image via Facebook)  Parents and members of the scientific community are continually on the search for answers to autism. Why it happens and the best way to deal with it are chief among the questions they routinely ask themselves. While there may be no clear answers at this point, entrepreneurs are persistent in their efforts to find ways to make living with autism easier for individuals afflicted with it and their caregivers. Now, researchers at Spain’s Universidad Miguel Hernández and the Spanish Aisoy Robotics company have teamed up to investigate how the robotic’s group’s new educational robot, Aisoy1 V5, may be able to enhance the effectiveness of therapy sessions conducted at the university’s clinic.Kids wit

Sneakers Made From Recycled Carbon Emissions

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 Sneakers Made from Recycled Carbon Emissions (image via NRG): Promotional Tennis Shoes for Carbon XPrize Challenge Tennis shoes, sneakers, athletic footwear, call them whatever you want but the world is crazy for them. Since their inception and arrival sometime in 1892 (via the U.S. Rubber Company), the first pair of sneakers called Keds captured the hearts of Americans looking for a comfortable alternative to ill-fitting or uncomfortable leather shoes of the day. By 1917, the tennis shoes were so popular that mass-production began to accommodate the high demand. Fast forward roughly a hundred years and very little has changed with regards to our ongoing love affair with them, but how they’re made and what they’re made from has definitely shifted. Enter 2016 and sneakers made fro
DistractaGone Helps Smartphone Addicts Re-Engage With The Real World

DistractaGone Helps Smartphone Addicts Re-Engage With The Real World

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 DistractaGone is a Lockbox for your Cellphone: Disengage from your phone & re-engage with society Are you one of those people that can't seem to rip themselves away from the cyber world long enough to take part in the real world? If so, you’re not alone. While things like the Internet and the social media sites that come along with it were originally touted as mechanisms that were ideally going to bring the world and the people in it closer together, they seem to have had the opposite effect in many ways. How many times have you been at a party or family gathering or even at dinner where one or more participants is glued to their phone and completely tuned out of the conversation? The answer is probably lots. DistractaGone is intending to change that.Cellphone Time OutSo, what’s