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ClickStick – a smart deodorant device (no jokes)

Published by on Oct 30th, 2014, No Comments

ClickStick

Try and think of the most ridiculous invention you can come up with. Got it? Ok, but whatever it is, I am convinced that your ridiculous idea won’t beat this idea.

Say hello to the ClickStick – a smart, electric deodorant device that looks to revolutionize the way we think bout and apply deodorant. And as if the subject in itself is not kind of awkward enough, the marketing pitch for this device is down right cringeworthy.

The aim of the ClickStick – per their Kickstarter campaign – is to deliver the right, or rather perfect, amount deodorant every time you want to mask your sweaty pits. No fancy ingredients or some out-of-this-world feature, just the fact that it delivers the perfect amount of deodorant every time.

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The ClickStick was developed, surprisingly enough, by two Ivy League students who are basically rocket scientists in the making. They are students at Princeton University’s mechanical ad aerospace engineering department. (more…)

255Tbps: Scientists carry entire world’s internet traffic through single fibre

Published by on Oct 30th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Researchers in the US and Netherlands have managed to transmit data at 255Tbps across a single strand of fibre cable over a kilometre, about 2,500 times faster than any commercial fibre. That is equivalent to around 32 terabytes per second — enough to transfer a 1GB movie in 0.03 milliseconds, or the entire contents of your 1TB hard drive in about 31 milliseconds. (more…)

Oppo R5 is the world’s thinnest phone, at just 4.85mm

Published by on Oct 30th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Many companies think that thinner is better, with many Asian brands having launched the world’s thinnest phone over the last couple of years. Apple also believe in this philosophy, but the new thinner iPhone 6 is simply fat when compared to the new Oppo R5. (more…)

SA startup creates app to help fight Ebola

Published by on Oct 29th, 2014, 3 Comments

Ebola Care App

As everyone knows, the current Ebola crisis in West Africa is about as serious as things can get. It is estimated that more than 10 000 people have been infected with the deadly virus, and aid workers around the world are doing everything they can to help.

However, these aid workers also need help in managing their response quickly and most importantly, efficiently. And this is exactly where a innovative South African startup comes into play.

Journey is a South African tech startup from Cape Town that has just developed an app that aims to help aid workers in West Africa deal with the increasing pressure in assisting those infected.

The Ebola Care app was developed by Malan and Philip Joubert – the two young South African founders of Journey.

The Joubert brothers recently took their startup to San Francisco, to expand it in Silicon Valley. It is here, in the heart of the tech industry, amidst thousands of other tech startups, that they became aware of the Ebola crisis and just how quickly it is escalating.

They then decided that, with Journey, they could do something to help fight the disease.  (more…)

Google researching sci-fi like medicine

Published by on Oct 29th, 2014, 1 Comment

google_dnaSo Google has long since left behind their days of only operating online and even the days of just dabbling in IT technologies and products. Google’s special research division called Google X is now pushing the boundaries of medical science as they strive to find a cure for death. The head of the life sciences division, Andrew Conrad, announced yesterday that they are working on a project that would use nanotechnology to identify signs of disease. (more…)

Google Fit launches for Android

Published by on Oct 29th, 2014, No Comments

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It has been quite some time since we first heard about Google Fit, the fitness application that will be launched on all Android devices pretty soon.

The Google Fit app, the company’s answer to Apple Health, is now available for download, compiling all of those collected fitness stats in the same spot. By leveraging your phone’s sensors, the software monitors walking, running and cycling activity, allowing you to set specific goals and benefit from some friendly advice. (more…)

Touchable Memories

Published by on Oct 29th, 2014, No Comments

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Pirate3D launched a video advertisement for their Buccaneer 3D Printer which shows how a 3D printer could be used to help the blind relive memories lost in photographs.

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Amazon launches Fire TV Stick, a Apple TV & Chromecast competitor

Published by on Oct 28th, 2014, No Comments

Amazon Fire TV Stick

The rise in streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Pandora has naturally been coupled with a rise in media streaming devices like the Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast. And while Apple and Google are two pretty big players, another tech company has just entered the ring of media streaming devices.

Yesterday, Amazon launched the Fire TV Stick, that looks set to take on both Apple and Google, but more specifically Google’s Chromecast.

Amazon has previously launched a similar device, the Fire TV – which is a direct competitor to the Apple TV and it even looks similar in it’s boxy, set-top shape.

However, the new Fire TV Stick is designed to be smaller and easier to carry around, much like Chromecast.

The Fire TV Stick simply plugs into the HDMI port of your television and then opens up a wide range of content including TV shows, movies and music.  (more…)

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