This could be the world’s toughest flash drive

Green House has designed what could be the world’s toughest flash drive. The flash drive is said to be able to withstand and still work in temperatures of down to -40 degrees centigrade and up to as much as 85 degrees centigrade.So in theory this means that wherever you were to take it on Earth, your data and...

New genius Kryptonite bike lock doubles security

The U-lock has gained a good reputation as a wise choice in deterring bike thieves, but if you have a quick-release tire you’d have to back it up with another chain (or just scrapping the U-lock altogether and going for one heavy, bulky chain). Now, a nifty little design from Kryptonite looks to resolve the need for another...

CarVi offers safety features of new cars to any car

Car safety has come along in leaps and bounds in the last couple of years but technology such as lane change assistance and collision warnings are only found in new cars. Unfortunately, if you have a car that is over a few years old you don’t have access to any of the latest tech. Well actually now you...

CuBox-i4Pro, the small cheap computer in a cube

You’re probably pretty familiar with the success of the likes of the Rasberry Pi and Arduino boards, tiny little computers packed onto a single bare board lapped up by digital enthusiasts and hobbyists. Well, the CuBox-i4Pro is not all that different except it’s packed nicely into a case and this small cheap computer in a cube not only packs...

Bond robots add tech to old school methods for handwritten greetings

With the modern technology of computers, email, instant messaging and electronic greeting cards, handwritten letters are virtually obsolete (minus the odd birthday and Christmas card). However a company called Bond has combined old school with new technology for sending ‘handwritten’ greetings.The company use robots in an innovative way. You can use your computer or your mobile phone to...

The Der Ziesel wheelchair for going off-road

Winter can become a nightmare for people with disabilities who are wheelchair bound, especially in regions where they get a lot of snowfall. Often they cannot get out and about in their wheelchairs and so they find themselves confined to their homes. Along with this, many disabled people would like to get out and about on terrain such as...

Googles Project Ara modular phone landing this year

There was a lot of talk and excitement about Project Ara from Google when it was in concept and now we hear that it is going to become a reality this year. The phone comes with modules that can be swapped on demand so as to offer various functions, upgrade it or even add on your own hacks....

Designer flexible solar panels for small devices

Solar energy doesn’t have to be boring as the VTT Technical Centre of Finland has found out. They have come up with a way of printing decorative graphics onto flexible organic solar panels. The process means that energy can be collected from indoor lighting along with sunlight and this can be used to provide power to small devices.The...

Dolfi is a portable ultrasonic clothes washing device

Germany-based Dolfi launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign earlier this week to raise $100,000 to bring its ultrasonic clothes washing device to the market and has already quickly captured enough attention to nearly double its target with over 3 weeks left. Dolfi is a pebble shaped device that you can toss in a sink or container with your clothes (delicates...

DALER drone based on a vampire bat can fly and walk

If robots drones were able to not only fly but also walk on the ground then they would be more useful than ever and they would be able to operate in more areas. But of course, if wheels have to be added on then weight is added. Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have now designed a...