A step towards sharing knowledge,
Sketching in mid-air can be great fun. The Lix 3D printing pen is
claimed the smallest 3-d printing pen in the world.
•Powered using a USB port.
•Plastic rods are fed into the top of the pen, near the power
•Heated nozzle at the other end (190°C/374°F).
•Flow is controlled by buttons on the lower part
•Estimated street price = US$140
•a ballpoint version for about $60 would be released.
•Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign
3D printing pen
Facebook and Internet.org announce
The Connectivity Lab team at Facebook has been working on new
technologies to improve and increase internet access across the
Internet.org was established last year,-internet access to the two-
thirds of the world's population.
•Its founding partners include Ericsson, Samsung and Nokia.
•Solar-powered high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft
•Low-Earth orbit and geosynchronous satellites
•Free-space optical communication (FSO), which employs invisible
infra-red laser beams, as a means of transmitting data.
X-Men-inspired specs will
literally give you a burning stare
German laser weapons hobbyist Patrick Priebe, built a device,
LaserEyes, in March.
•It incorporates two red aiming lasers, two blue burning lasers,
and blue LEDs in the arms, to indicate that it's powered up.
•Power is provided by an onboard lithium-polymer battery.
•Priebe activates the burning lasers by blinking his right eye.
Istrategy department of Ops company, have made The
SELFIE, or "Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine“
•To trigger the camera-stand in front of it (using a specially-
placed vinyl marker on the floor for guidance) and smile.
•Using facial recognition library a smile is detected, which
further causes two vertical rows of LEDs to illuminate in
sequence, providing the countdown and simulating a flash
•USB speaker to provide another clue that the photo has
•Automatically posted to Twitter.
Victorinox Swiss Army,has launched a new watch collection, pitched as a
rugged companion for life.
Survived over a hundred toughness tests, including being
• run over by a tank,
•dropped onto concrete,
•exposed to temperature extremes(-51 °C to +71°C)
•thrown into the middle of a sandstorm for a couple of hours.
•It is watertight to a depth of 200 m (660 ft).
•Tortured with corrosive chemicals.
The Rugged companion-INOX
The Victorinox Inox will come in a
choice of black, green or blue
dial colors, with matching straps,
and will be available from
September this year for an as yet
Floating wind turbine
Buoyant Air Turbine (BAT) from Altaeros is pushing to be
the highest wind turbine in history.
helium-filled shell with a wind turbine in the middle
proposed as a quickly deployable tethered power source for
remote areas and emergency zones.
•take a long time to install,
•pose a threat to birds and
•some folks consider them a blight on the landscape.
Smartphone battery that recharges
in 30 seconds
Israeli startup, StoreDot, claims that it can fully charge in just
under 30 seconds.
•Reversing the chemical reactions
•The company produces so-called nanodots(bio-organic
peptide molecules)-small in size.
•MFE – Multi Function Electrode-On one side it acts like a
supercapacitor (with very fast charging), and on the other is
like a lithium electrode (with slow discharge).
•Nanodots are made from a vast range of bio-organic raw
materials that are environmentally-friendly.
•the technology could also be adapted to electric cars.
Energy-producing Honda Smart
Home gives more than it takes
The HONDA home generates enough solar energy to power
both car and home, with a little left over to feed back into the
•A geothermal heat pump
•The shower drainage is pumped, heated, driven through
pipes located in the floor, roof and ceiling to provide heating
•Cement used is mixed with pozzolan,a naturally occurring
•LED, using bright blue-rich light in the daytime,while using
an amber tone creates a more relaxed atmosphere after
the sun goes down.
An innovative extension port, having USB ports for
charging, and looks more like a modern art piece.
Let’s see it functioning, and hope we get them in the next
year’s HANDS-ON Session.
Printing becomes portable
A portable robotic printer that works by traveling across the
surface of a piece of paper to provide users with a means of
printing on the go.
•employs an inkjet for the printing and
•Bluetooth for connecting with other devices.
•uses a high-resolution optical sensor that says is commonly
used in high-end mice.
•can print on any size piece of paper.
•omni-wheel system that allows it to accurately move around the
page that it is printing on.
Video says it all, so just watch
Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace
TCS ties up with Twitter India for election app
Microsoft ends support
to XP; opens market for
Microsoft Windows now free on phones, tablets
Gionee launches world's slimmest
at Rs 22,999
Apple's 'transparent texting' lets you text and walk
LG’s Curved TV
Latest technology launches
HTC One-M8 was launched at a price of Rs
49,900, being the first smartphone with
Lava launches 3G calling tablet IvoryS at Rs 8,499Galaxy S5 launched, to be priced
up to Rs 53,000
Moto X now officially available in India at
iOS 7.1.1 update
released for iOS
Nokia X price cut
ahead of X+, XL
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