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LinkedIn-style network for military personnel

RallyPoint is a LinkedIn-style social network that wants to help connect servicemen and women with jobs opportunities and openings. Those who have a...Read More

An App that Reads your Mind

This fall, Expect Labs is releasing MindMeld, a free app that adds the company’s voice-powered search technology to the iPad’s (AAPL)...Read More

An App That Turns Any Surface Into A Keyboard

The app has been developed by Swiss designer Florian Kräutli for his one-year cognitive computing master’s degree at Goldsmiths, University of...Read More

iPhone App Improves Daily Life for the Blind

Created by Finnish MIPSoft, BlindSquare begins by using GPS and a compass to locate the user. From there, it gathers information about the...Read More

Bottles Inspired by the iPhone

The iPhone prompted many people to dream big when it made its debut. Julie Corbett’s spark came from the paper pulp tray it arrived in. Not...Read More

The Super Smart Light Bulb

The idea came from a barroom conversation in April 2012 with a friend who wondered, “Is there any way I can get, like, a wireless light...Read More

Frequent flyer miles donated to visit sick relatives

The Extra Mile hopes to collect frequent flyer miles from those that don’t use them so that friends and family of the terminally ill can visit...Read More

Fingerprint recognition allows automatic Facebook updates

The Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel will soon feature technology that recognizes guests’ fingerprints and automatically updates their Facebook...Read More

Handpicked suggestions for discerning travelers

Holiday recommendations from online review sites or travel agents may be enough for some, but many travelers demand more unique suggestions. Valet...Read More

Trackable suitcase automatically follows its owner

Holidays are supposed to be relaxing, but with all of the organization involved they can quickly become more hassle than they’re worth. Now,...Read More

Car targeted at women helps prevent wrinkles

Auto manufacturer Honda has launched the Fit She’s model, which has been created to appeal to the female driver. Honda has highlighted a number...Read More

Ad campaign links househunters with test-drive of a new car

The Househunter Test-Drive campaign by TBWARAAD Dubai matches property seekers looking at classified ad site Dubizzle with a Nissan vehicle tailored...Read More

Roadside system keeps deer safe from traffic

Wildlife collisions pose a serious threat to vehicles on the roads – not to mention the drivers and passengers inside them – but new...Read More

Twitter updates during Hurricane Sandy

Despite significant hype from the media, few East Coast inhabitants were fully prepared for the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. Social media...Read More

Tool gives users the news, and suggests how they can help

ShoutAbout helps make the news more than just a way for people to stay informed, it helps readers to get involved and make a difference. News sites...Read More

Charity TV station reports the news that mainstream media overlooks

MSF.TV acts as a way to give donors more information on the charity’s activities as well as providing a news stream of current events that...Read More

Machine accepts cards for tips

DipJar enables small payments by credit or debit card, ensuring that cardholders can still leave a gratuity. The device is a cylinder containing a...Read More

ATMs dispense vouchers instead of cash

UK-based KAL has created RTMs – Retail-Teller Machines – that don’t house or dispense any cash, offering vouchers instead. Rather...Read More

Russian site lets Twitter users monetize their social influence

Russian Twistock treats Twitter users like stocks that can be bought and sold, offering participants a way to earn virtual cash and real goods in the...Read More

Keyboard improves typing with miniature screen

The smartype Keyboard includes an extra screen located above the keys to enable people to better see what they’re typing. KeyView – the...Read More

Portable desk enables users to work in any location

For those who need to get some work done when they find themselves in a remote location, a solution may come in the form of the new Field Power Desk...Read More

The keyboard that loves a wash

Super bacteria belong in petri dishes, not on one’s desktop. So, to keep office workers germ-free, Logitech introduced the K310 washable...Read More

App barks when users try to text behind the wheel

The RodeDog app detects when motorists are attempting to drive and text at the same time, alerting friends and family members who can discourage them...Read More

App alerts drivers when approaching other vehicles at dangerous speeds

The Safety Sight app warns motorists if they need to slow down to avoid a collision with the vehicle in front of them. Developed as part of a...Read More

Sensor for helmets will notify contacts when it detects a crash

ICEdot’s new Crash Sensor is a small device that mounts onto any helmet and alerts emergency contacts when it detects a crash. Based in...Read More

Plug-in-the-wall device offers home control

There have been a couple of innovations to bring computing power to home appliances in the recent past, but so far the home remains fairly analogue....Read More

Social tele-presence robot

Botiful is the first consumer tele-presence robot. With Skype as a simple interface you or your friends can control the robot and be remotely present...Read More

Sculpture uses daylight to charge mobile devices

Mimicking the appearance of a bonsai tree, the Electree is a customizable sculpture that features photovoltaic panels in place of leaves, allowing it...Read More

Site connects businesses with others that want their used oil

Stay Green Oil is a platform offering a way for businesses to more easily sell their used oil to others instead of throwing it away. The membership...Read More

Eco art doubles as a working beehive

The Elevator B sculpture in Buffalo, New York, also provides a home for bees and aims to be part of an educational scheme to teach people about the...Read More

Instant cash for phones & electronics

You want to buy that new iPhone 5, but what should you do with your old one? Now you can head down to your local mall or grocery store in 10 U.S....Read More

Clinic specializes in weight loss for pets

The Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals in Massachusetts is offering a tailored weight loss program for flabby dogs and cats. Owners signing up for the...Read More

Dog parking bays keep pets comfortable while consumers shop

The IKEA Koln-Am Butzweilerhof branch has introduced dog parking bays at the outlet, which enable dogs to be safely left outside while their owners...Read More

Hotel offers pet-friendly service, including animal psychic

Hotel Monaco in Portland, Oregon, is providing sessions with its in-house “intuitive animal communicator” alongside other pet-related...Read More

Training course helps veterans adapt technical skills to land jobs

With many soldiers leaving service with technical and computer skills, New York-based Incline is offering training in order to help them adapt that...Read More

Adult children help their single parents find new love

UK-based My Lovely Parent sets itself apart from other dating sites by giving adult children a way to help their divorced or widowed older parents...Read More

iPad app helps patients understand doctors’ explanations

JiffPad is a new iPad app that lets doctors explain health issues visually and digitally, meaning patients can access the information at home....Read More

Fully electric car can make itself smaller

Researchers at MIT’s Changing Places Group and Denokinn have now begun testing the Hiriko Fold, a fully electric vehicle which is able to...Read More

Teens armed with life-saving skills

Armed with the tools and knowledge to keep them safer when they grab the car keys and get behind the wheel, a record number of teen drivers this...Read More

Wind-powered charging station for electric vehicles

Sanya Skypump is a new wind-powered electric-vehicle charging station from New York-based Urban Green Energy and GE Energy. Now installed at the...Read More

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  • 5G Is Finally Coming to American Homes September 18, 2018
    A 5G small cell deployed by Verizon in a neighborhood in Indianapolis. (Image source: Verizon) If there was one takeaway from Mobile World Congress Americas (MWCA) 2018, it's that companies are very excited about 5G...very excited. Carriers like Sprint and Verizon are ready to provide the connections, while suppliers like Ericsson and Nokia are ready […]
  • Additive Manufacturing Can Reduce Part Counts Significantly September 18, 2018
    Designing a complex product (or assembly) always presents challenges. Creating a design that requires as few parts as possible—while retaining full functionality—can be even more of a challenge. In general terms, reducing the number of components in an assembly contributes to a better manufacturing process—an imperative for all manufacturing. However, performing part count reduction exercises […]
  • Using Bacteria to Convert Light to Energy September 17, 2018
    Solar cells are a good way to harvest alternative energy for electricity. But most conventional cells still have trouble converting solar energy when the skies are overcast. Researchers have of course been trying to overcome this problem. In a recent effort out of the University of British Columbia (UBC), for example, a team has used […]