Google last friday announced the launch of its newest hardware device, Chromecast. It is a 2-inch hardware device which it bills as being the “easiest way to enjoy online entertainment on the TV.” Google Android and Chrome chief Sundar Pinchai said that 200 billion online videos are being watched globally. But one...
ICANN has unveiled a new digital platform intended to foster collective experimentation and innovation to increase the levels of community-wide engagement. The platform, called ICANNLabs, can be accessed at labs.icann.org. Anyone can sign up to receive updates and provide feedback. The platform will create a truly transparent process, essential to ICANN...
Ubuntu today has announced the Ubuntu Edge campaign on Indigogo, for a fully converged, beautiful, sleek, phone that can run Ubuntu, Android, and boot a full desktop. This beautifully crafted smartphone is a proving ground for the most advanced mobile technologies on the horizon, a showpiece for true mobile innovation....
A machine launched on Monday  that takes sweat-laden clothes and turns the moisture into drinking water is in use in Gothenburg, Sweden. Sofar more than 1,ooo peope have drunk other's sweat The device spins and heats the material to remove the sweat, and then passes the vapour through a special membrane...
24-year-old Stephen Balaban  has built an alternative operating system that runs on Glass but is not controlled by Google. This is to enable Glass do a whole bunch of things Google has forbidden the device to do. Google is trying to walk a fine line between encouraging developers to write awesome...
The Elf is an electric pedal car powered by a 1-hp (750-watt) electric motor in the rear wheel hub and a lithium battery pack. Created by Rob Cotter A Former performance engineer and top-gun tuner with Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW, He is the founder and CEO of the Durham, N.C.-based Organic Transit, which makes...
For the first time, engineers have charged a mobile phone using urine. They have created a fuel cell that uses bacteria to break down the liquid waste to generate electricity. They were then able to plug in a mobile phone to charge up its battery. The urine powered fuel cells which could even...
A small team of inventors is working on a system called FIDO, or "facilitating interactions for dogs with occupations." Developed by Georgia Institute of Technology associate professor Melody Jackson, Google Glass technical lead Thad Starner, and research scientist Clint Zeagler, the technology is aimed at easing communication between an animal...
A New York-based startup Pixie Scientific, has designed Smart Diapers. They are designed to keep track of a child's health by assessing his or her urine. Using a mobile app, parents must scan the QR code on front of the diaper — whenever it's wet — for "diagnostic testing" to...
Good news ladies, a San Francisco designer Randy Sarafan has created a bra that can be undone simply by clapping. The battery-powered design uses an electromagnet that controls a switch which opens the clasp of the bra when someone claps nearby. Randy says he was inspired by the weird and...