Author Archives: Radhika Seth


Ferroflow – A Lava-lamp made with magnetizable liquid

Ferroflow – A Lava-lamp made with magnetizable liquid

If we give you terms like Brownian motion, nano technology and ferromagnetic fluid, you’d probably brush them aside as complicated science terms, better kept under the lid. However, if we represent the same as this enigmatic creation by designer Matt Robinson, called the Ferroflow, hopefully we have intrigued your curiosity.

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Miniwiz RE-view is a Sunglasses created from recycled DVDs & CDs

Miniwiz RE-view is a Sunglasses created from recycled DVDs & CDs

It’s easier said than done that you want to recycle or up-cycle waste to productive use. Techniques and innovations are required to make your DIY project sustainable, demandable and more importantly – financially viable. A Taiwanese company Miniwiz, under the wings of designer Arthur Huang, seems to have got a hang of things, given that their RE-view pair of sunglasses are constructed from trash and yet look trendy.

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Comixology axes in-app purchases on iOS

Comixology axes in-app purchases on iOS

The way the industry works is that if you make an in-app purchase, the app host has to pay a hefty cut to the service provider. For example, if you buy a product or service via Apple's App Store, the app provider pays Apple a 30% cut from the sales; this is the Store policy. To nip this problem and maintain it's pricing, Comixology will no longer be offering its comics for sale via the Apple app.

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Scammers target vulnerable folks, get away with iPhones

Scammers target vulnerable folks, get away with iPhones

The operation is pretty simple, zero in on an unsuspecting hard-for-cash victim; convince them to ride to the nearest Apple Store. Get them to sign a couple of contracts and exchange brand new unlocked iPhones for a couple of hundred dollars. Result: the trafficker makes a killing, the store makes great sales, and the victim is left with the heartburn of ruined credit standing and some debt.

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Sony demos AR and dynamic lighting technology with PlayStation 4

Sony demos AR and dynamic lighting technology with PlayStation 4

A couple of videos released by Sony Japan showcases PlayStation 4 doing great Augmented Reality and lighting simulations. It’s the kind of technology that appeals to gamers across the board and caters to craze of virtual reality. From what we know at the moment, it is safe to presume that the AR lighting technology is developed using the PlayStation 4 camera.

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Acer Iconia B1-730 HD details leaked

Acer Iconia B1-730 HD details leaked

At the CES event this year, Acer showcased some affordable tablets that included the Iconia B1-720. News is that an upgraded version will be announced shortly, and the new one is dubbed the Iconia B1-730 HD. The leaked press images showcase a tablet with a textured back panel, sporting the company logo branding on the bottom of the front panel.

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B612 says Earth avoids massive asteroids with “blind luck”

B612 says Earth avoids massive asteroids with “blind luck”

With Earth Day round the bend, you’d expect to hear some positive news regarding our planet and the celestial bodies that surround it; instead we have some not-so-good-news. According to former NASA astronauts, we're depending on "blind luck" when it comes to the asteroids avoiding our planet. Apparently we get hit three to ten times more by large-scale asteroids than what is being officially declared by the authorities, this information being brought forward by this trio of space-fairing fellows this week.

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BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept: smart displays for all

BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept: smart displays for all

The BMW Vision Future Luxury made its debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. It's a car high on innovative technology, banking on pioneering lightweight engineering concepts and premium materials always valued in a flagship BMW. Going by the styling and the length of the rear doors, this is a very large car that sports efficient design as well as an advanced user interface.

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Neil Young’s PonoPlayer now 3rd-best KickStarter ever

Neil Young’s PonoPlayer now 3rd-best KickStarter ever

We have been talking about the PonoPlayer since 2012, and in this two-year span we have got to know just about everything about the player, save the tech-specs. The brainchild of musician Neil Young, the player has gone on to become the third-highest grosser in Kickstarter history, lagging behind the Pebble smartwatch and the OUYA video game console. The campaign managed to raise $6,225,354 to be precise.

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Audi TT offroad concept car sports two electric motors

Audi TT offroad concept car sports two electric motors

Audi presented a four-door concept car at the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition, showcasing the brilliance of combining the efficacy of a compact SUV with the sportiness of a coupe. While Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development, would like us to believe that this concept is a glimpse of how future TT models would be, we would still like to focus on details such as the plug-in hybrid drive with two electric motors and consumption of 1.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers.

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