Doodle in the air
You can get a lot done in an hour, but you can get even more done in two hours, and 3D printing pen LIX did just that.
In just two hours the pen, which is claimed to be the smallest 3D printing versions in the world, smashed its Kickstarter target of £30,000. It’s now on track to get more than ten times this with more than 25 days to go.
Students given free Bitcoins
Students at MIT are set to be given $100 in the digital currency Bitcoin in a bid to encourage them and local businesses to adopt the currency.
The people behind the project say it isn’t totally risk-free but that it has a lot of potential.
‘Wake up baby’
Parents in Ohio, US, are in a state of shock after a hacker broke into their baby’s monitoring camera.
They were checking if the baby was sleeping via mobile phone when the camera started moving on its own and a man’s voice was shouting ‘wake up baby’ at the tot.
Source: WGN TV
Image courtesy of Tess Shebaylo via Flickr/Creative Commons licence
Scientists have unveiled a brand new foldable smartphone. The shape-changing smartphone allows users to fold open up to three flexible displays.
The displays are also detachable so users can change the size of their phone’s screen.
Source: Queens Univeristy
Cash without the card
If you’re always forgetting your credit cards then one Australian bank has came up with a novel way to allow you to withdraw cash without one.
Using a mobile app customers are able to collect two pin numbers which they enter into the machine to take out the money.
To start with the feature is limited to one transaction a day but will be expanded if this proves to be a success.
Self-powering notification case
This isn’t just a beautifully designed case for the iPhone – it’s also pretty useful.
Using the iPhone’s electromagnetic energy it glows whenever you receive a new message or a phone call. The product’s manufacturer is currently trying to raise funds through a crowdfunding campaign.
Source: Yahoo News
The tape of tomorrow
Sony has developed tape technology that could lead to tape cartridges that are able to hold 148 gigabits of data per square inch, roughly 74 times the density of standard tapes.
The current standard of tape technology is capable of holding 2 gigabits of data per square inch.
Source: IT World
Nintendo announce this year’s E3
Nintendo has announced that it is continuing with last year’s trend of forgoing a press conference for E3 and instead going for a slew of live streams, Nintendo Directs and Best Buy-based preview gaming.
To find out the details you’ll have to watch this fantastic video (it’s definitely worth the five minutes of your time). We love the fact that Nintendo America COO and president Reggie Fils-Aime was so up for playing the role of his mech counterpart.