CNN uncovered an Australian innovation, Durex Fundawear, a long-distance app-controlled underwear stimulator that could change the future of some relationships. 'Fundawear' contain vibrating sensors that can be controlled wirelessly. The underwear comes with a smartphone app for remote-controlled, um, fun. Well, below you can watch the video produced by CNN Ideas. Here's the...
The most obvious question is how does a smartphone work for people who are blind? The answer in layman terms is its innovative "touchscreen" which converts text and pictures into Braille and raised patterns. The smartphone uses Shape Memory Alloy technology, based on the concept that metals remember their original shape--that...
Poke London is relaunching the Global Rich List, a site which compares your wealth with that of the rest of the world. The Global Rich List was built to challenge the “perceptions promoted by Forbes and Times rich lists that western readers are comparatively poor.” You might be surprised to find how...
Google chairman Eric Schmidt has acknowledged a Kenyan innovation that allows cellphone users to charge their phones using their shoes, describing it as “innovation from the ground up”. The chairman, who visited the Kenya earlier in the year, posted to almost 600,000 Twitter followers and praised the technology developed by...
Team Code 8 from Makerere University Kampala  consisting of three students Joshua Busingye, Brian Gitta, and Simon Lubambo was announced the winning team of the 2013 Microsoft Uganda Imagine Cup finals. The team exhibited Matibabu which is an app, that diagnoses malaria without pricking any body part. “We were speechless. To have won this year’s Uganda...
On April 3rd, Google announced that it would be forking WebKit to create and start using a rendering engine of its own, called Blink and on April 9th, less than a week later, rival Microsoft filed a trademark application with the USPTO for, yup, ‘Blink’. We should note that Microsoft has built a Windows Phone 8 application called BLINK. In fact, Microsoft Research...
"The Delhi gang rape was the trigger. But also the numbness of women - and law-makers against this social menace. It was high time we women needed a change." Manisha Mohan is an aeronautical engineering student at SRM University in the Indian city of Chennai. She is also a young woman...
Nature Photonics brought public attention to a report in Lab Chip that claims a regular old DVD player, with a few basic modifications, could provide quick and accurate tests for HIV — and for many other diseases, as well. The technology requires three major modifications. The first is the addition of a new photodiode,...
South African Airways (SAA) has launched a new mobile application which is accessible on iOs and Android mobile phones and tablets for its customers to make travelling information available to them on their fingertips. It gives customer access to view their booking information, check-in for a flight, find the status of...
The Georgia Institute of Technology has signed a letter of intent to develop “a mirror lab” in Rabat, Morocco, that will coordinate and reflect advances in materials research with its current labs in Metz, France, and Atlanta. The objective of the labs is to conduct advanced materials research in a globally coordinated fashion, particularly in the fields...