A team of British scientists have come up with a virtual reality headset that recreates not just sights and sounds, but also smells and tastes. Called the Virtual Cocoon, it provides a multi-sensory experience which is much akin to Star Trek’s Holodeck and is expected to hit the market within 5 years.
Ever get tired of crawling around on the floor when loading/unloading your front-loading washing machine? Well, you could put the thing up on wall brackets, or better still, you could get one of these. Called the Reason Washing Machine, it virtually eliminates the need for any bending thanks to its clever, drawer-like drum design.
It sure is a chilly winter. London’s all icy and some parts of England saw a low of minus 10° C (14° F) last night. Brrr. While we do our best to rug up in coats and scarves, there’s little we can do to keep our toes warm when out in the cold…until now.
LG today demonstrated their latest development in cellphone chip technology, based on the 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard. They managed to achieve a whopping 60Mbps download / 20Mbps upload speed in the demo, around half of the technology’s theoretical limits of 100Mbps down and 50Mbps up.
Designer Shiu Yuk Yuen has developed an ultra-compact umbrella that will easily fit in a trouser pocket, but for this convenience you must get your creative juices flowing and improvise your own canopy when it starts to rain. Discarded newspapers, cardboard or plastic bags are ideal. The umbrella is yet another design to take advantage [...]
The Parasolar is an ingenious invention. It looks just like a regular beach umbrella, but the cloth that makes up the canopy is embedded with photovoltaic panels which convert the sunlight into energy. The generated energy is transfered to the handle where you can plug in your favourite gadgets to keep them charged up. The [...]