Category: gadgets

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Review: 2nd-gen Kindle Paperwhite e-reader

Introducing the second generation Kindle Paperwhite from Amazon. Effectively owning the e-reader space, Amazon’s new Paperwhite features upgraded display technology, with higher contrast, faster processor, and new reading features such as “page flip”, “smart lookup” and “vocabulary builder”. The Paperwhite 2 is 169mm x 117mm x 9,1mm in dimension and weighs a mere 206g. The 6-inch display uses e-paper technology with a built-in light, has 16-level gray-scale and 221ppi pixel density. It has a 1GHz processor,...

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Google Patents Contact Lenses That Contain Microcameras

Google is again in the news, this time for a prototype that could potentially allow the tech giant to shrink its wearable tech – Google Glass – into the size of a single contact lens. This latest patent filing comes on the back of a recent filing by Google, revealing a prototype contact lens that monitors glucose levels. This patent is set to drastically improve the lives of diabetics, who currently have to puncture their fingers...

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Awesome Finger Reader Gadget Lets the Blind Read Printed Text

Finger Reader is a wearable device developed by MIT researchers that could potentially open up the world of books for the visually impaired. The device aims to help the blind access a wide range of resources. More than what is currently available in the Braille format. The Finger Reader – currently in its prototype phase – is a ring that the user can use to follow a line of text in a book or on a...

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Google Glass Gets Fancy New Frames and Shades

Eight new shades and five new frames are now available through the Google Glass website and Net-a-Porter. Google Glass has announced a fashionable new collection of frames and shades for their glasses. Working together with American-great, fashion designer, Diane von Frustenburg, the glasses are called the DVF | Made For Glass collection.  The collection will have a vary of colours, and will include a grey, rainbow-hued and a brown option,. The glasses will sport a DVF logo...

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The Digital Writing Revolution

Reaching for a pen and note pad is used to be the most natural thing to do when taking notes. With the recent technological advancements, innovative new devices are coming up to service even the most basic act of taking meeting notes. Tablets and stylii are fast replacing the pen and paper. New age pens are fundamentally changing the way we write. Take the Livescribe 3, a pen that syncs notes and audio to an app...

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Buy Items With Flow, Simply Point Your Device at Them

Amazon is at it again, pulling the carpet under retailers’ feet. Introducing Flow; a new addition to its iPhone shopping app. Buy items by simply pointing your iPhone at them. Using your iPhone’s camera to collect product information, the app collects information like product colour, general appearance and label text, matching the data against its massive product database. If you have an i.OS device, fire it up and start using the app. The update is probably...

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Smart Pills That Track Your Health From the Inside

The advancement of technology is very evident, and the natural step in this advancement, is here; wearable technology. Including smart contact lenses, implantable sensors, and even ingestible pills that track your health from inside your body are not far off; digital health is the next step. Created by Proteus Digital Health, the digital health feedback system utilises a tiny ingestible sensor that patients need to ingest with their medication. The sensor is made of ingredients that...

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Readers’ Advice: How to Dry a Wet Smartphone

You spilled some sort of liquid on your device? There may be hope for you, and your device. We share a few ideas to save your phone from dying a slow and painful death: Turn it off! As soon as you fish out your gadget, it may be your first instinct to check if it is actually working. Don’t! The few seconds after the accident could make a difference in whether it survives or not! Dissemble...

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4 Ways To Keep Your Smartphone’s Battery Juiced Up

What was life before Smartphones? Convenient little things that give you directions to your nearest watering hole, the time that movie you’ve wanted to see starts and everything else in between, all with a little swipe. And then they die! You realise you forget to charge your little precious. Avoid this nightmare by following our simple rules to maintaining your battery’s health: Most of the modern Smartphones come equipped with lithium-ion batteries, which means forget everything...