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Bendable Smartphones And Tablets Are Really Here

Bendable Smartphones And Tablets Are Really Here

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Lenovo's Bendable Smartphone: Flexible smartphones & tablets are on their way  For several years now manufacturers of smartphones have discussed the design and development of smartphones that would bend. Now, thanks to Lenovo, they’re really here. And they’re not just flexible in the sense that they’ll curve slightly to accommodate the shape of your rear once they’re deposited in your back pocket. These new bendable phones can literally be turned into a wrap that can be worn as a bracelet, as demonstrated at Lenovo's Tech World conference today (held in San Francisco) by YouTube personality Meghan McCarthy.LenovoThe phones themselves are pretty unassuming in appearance until they’re turned into slap bracelets and then the wow factor kicks in. Peter Hortensius, Lenovo’s SVP and CTO
Zenbo, The Cute Little Family Robot With The Touchscreen Face

Zenbo, The Cute Little Family Robot With The Touchscreen Face

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 Zenbo, the IRobot of Tomorrow is Here Today: Asus Electronics just unveiled Zenbo Everybody’s talking about it. It’s called Zenbo, and it’s the cutest little robot for home use you could ever dream of that just made its debut at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. While it can’t do your laundry, cook your meals or run errands for you, it can still scoot around and perform smart tasks for you like turning devices on and off, play movies, make video calls and recognize family members all with an expressive look on its face. It’s actually the eyes that are expressive. Either way, what it boils down to is one darn cute personal assistant on wheels.ASUS ElectronicsThe manufacturer behind Zenbo is an electronics company called ASUS. They designed the product to compete with othe
New Pebble Core Allows Users To Leave Other Smart Devices At Home

New Pebble Core Allows Users To Leave Other Smart Devices At Home

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Pebble Core for Runners & Hackers: New wearable allows users to leave their smart devices at home At times it seems difficult to keep up with the technology that’s available to make our lives simpler and more convenient. That’s because smart devices and companion pieces are coming up almost daily. Now, there is a standalone accouterment for runners and hackers that allow users to leave their smartphones at home. Pebble puts them out, and runners can merely clip the device to their clothing or gear and listen to music during their workouts or access GPS, and hackers have the option of using it as a key chain attachment like an anti-theft/keyless entry fob in the same manner as runners. It’s called Core.Pebble CoreWhen a lot of people hear the word “Pebble,” they might think of smar
PancakeBot Prints Pancakes In Any Shape You Want

PancakeBot Prints Pancakes In Any Shape You Want

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Who doesn’t love pancakes? They’re fluffy, sweet and just plain delicious. Pancakes that come in fun shapes are even better, but who has the time and artistry to make those? As it turns out, you no longer have to be a pancake artisan to flip fancy flapjacks, you just have to own a PancakeBot.   The PancakeBot is a pancake printer of sorts; it even sort of resembles a computer printer. The sky’s the limit with this hotcake hotshot. The PancakeBot’s SD card can be loaded with whatever designs you want. The included software allows you to create your own designs or you can browse through the online designs.  Once a design is loaded, PancakeBot will dispense batter directly onto the griddle in your preferred shape. Imagine the possibilities. In fact, if you keep it hidden away in the
Saltwater Brewery Develops Eco-Friendly 'Edible Six-Pack Rings'

Saltwater Brewery Develops Eco-Friendly 'Edible Six-Pack Rings'

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Edible Six-Pack Rings on Saltwater Brewery's Screamin' Reels Beer: Biodegradable & eco-friendly (image via Saltwater Brewery)  One of the most common threats to marine life these days does not come in the form of a marine predator, but rather man-made pollution. Nylon filament used in fishing and plastic six-pack rings are two of the biggest culprits. These two things are responsible for the death and mutilation of countless wildlife. Sadly, they are either tangled in them or choke on them, but either way they usually die a slow, horrible death due to their exposure to or contact with them. Taking this into account, Saltwater Brewery of Delray Beach, FL, has decided to try something innovative with its six packs.Edible Six-Pack RingsIn the hopes of saving sea life and reducing the
The Lopifit Treadmill Bike: Walk-Ride Your Way To Better Health

The Lopifit Treadmill Bike: Walk-Ride Your Way To Better Health

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 The Lopifit Treadmill Bike: Walk-Ride Your Way To Better Health: Now you can walk and ride at the same time Looking for the next fitness trend that takes you outdoors but doesn’t include running due to your hips, back or knees? By the same token, not everyone aspires to be a cyclist and walking doesn’t get you there and back fast enough. So what’s a budding or pre-existing fitness enthusiast to do? Simple, get yourself a Lopifit. It’s the world’s first walking bike that acts as a treadmill while scooting you along at the speed of a bicycle. Sound crazy? Perhaps, but it’s catching on in far-flung places around the planet with people of all ages and fitness levels.Lopifit BicycleThe invention, created by Lopifit founder Bruin Bergmeester, is an electric walking bike whose concept c
Invention Of The Week? Pilot Is A Smart Earpiece Language Translator

Invention Of The Week? Pilot Is A Smart Earpiece Language Translator

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A world without language barriers has finally arrived, thanks to new technology developed by a team of inventors in New York City.You see, Waverly Labs in Manhattan has just created the Pilot, which is the world’s first smart earpiece that translates between users speaking different languages. “At the convergence of wearable technology and machine translation, Waverly Labs is developing the world’s first smart earpiece language translator,” explains its team of inventors.  “It uses the latest technologies in speech recognition, machine translation and wearable tech to allow wearers to converse without language barriers. Where other smart earpieces in wearable technology are designed for fitness tracking or audio enhancement, we’re committed to bridging language barriers. Science fiction
Chime Will Make You The Perfect Cup Of Chai Tea

Chime Will Make You The Perfect Cup Of Chai Tea

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All chai tea isn't created equally. Sure, you've probably had chai tea from somewhere like Starbucks, but that is the over-sweetened, pre-brewed version, and like most things, authentic is simply better. The Chime, similar to a Keurig, simplifies the brewing process, while still giving you an authentic cup of chai tea, quickly and easily.Chime When making chai tea, you'd typically brew black tea leaves with your spices and bring rich milk to a boil before mixing the two. From there, you bring them to a boil again before serving. It's not a terribly difficult process, but if you're in a hurry or simply feeling too lazy to go through the steps, it can seem like a daunting task. The Chime simplifies the entire process and crams everything into a machine about the size of a Keurig.Chi...
New App Detects Furfural In Beer: Say Goodbye to Stale Ale

New App Detects Furfural In Beer: Say Goodbye to Stale Ale

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New App Detects Furfural In Beer: Say Goodbye to Stale Ale: Never drink a beer past its prime again  Well, it’s pretty much official, there’s an app for just about everything now. Apps can make our lives easier and more convenient in a number of ways, but now there’s an app specifically designed to detect stale ale. Yup, you read that right. Now, no longer will you need to count on your schnoz or taste buds to figure out if your beer’s over the hill, thanks to a group of chemists in Spain. The good folks at the Complutense University of Madrid have developed a furfural-sensing polymer disc and accompanying app, which can alert you when your ale’s past its prime. Chemical Compound FurfuralFurfural is a type of compound related to the flavor and aroma of beer. The chemical is presen
Algae: Saving Plants From Themselves To End World Hunger

Algae: Saving Plants From Themselves To End World Hunger

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Is Algae the Key to Staving Off World Hunger?: An enzyme and protein found in algae may help slower growing plants to produce more  Algae have been looked at as a viable source for all sorts of innovative projects, including as a promising biofuel. Now it’s being examined as a possible solution for feeding the world. Before you start wrinkling your nose up at the idea of eating it, no, that’s not where this is heading. Instead, the slimy green stuff may help to transform many agricultural crops into super producers with fewer requirements in a shorter amount of time. How so, you say? Algae are apparently far more efficient than most plant species at absorbing carbon dioxide from the air. All About Protein According to a new study from Carnegie, “If their efficiency could be transf