Jan 262014
 

You may have noticed that people have been talking about 3D printing, but its applications are only now being realized. People have made food, deserts, printed organs, made rocket parts, and sculptures but what about buildings? Contour crafting is trying to make this a reality and showing its merits as a more efficient way of building homes and structures. It would cut down on workers and time it takes to construct a building by designing it in computer and going on site with a robot 3D printer and letting it rip. Future applications also include the Moon or Mars where the raw materials of the local surroundings can be used to construct a structure without having to transport pieces from Earth. NASA is already working with them and the Navy is getting in on the action as well.

Can’t wait to just buy land and 3D print my dream home.

Link via TGDaily, Contour Crafting

Jan 232014
 

Minuum released their innovative keyboard for Android as a beta on Indiegogo to raise $10,000 which was easily reached as people such as me rushed to try and support a unique new way to input into smartphones which allow for more space to see what is actually on the screen instead of a jumble of letters. They ended up mustering $87,354 (USD) for their en devour which brought about yet another Canadian tech company known for its keyboard, yet this company can arguably called the opposite of Blackberry’s spacious layout. This keyboard is definitely not for an amateur learning to type, unless they wanted to screw themselves over when using every other keyboard. Their latest proof of usability is the rebooted idea of the smart watch. A video shows minuum being utilized on the fabulous metal stud known as the Samsung Galaxy Gear. It looks pretty awesome but as I’ve learned still takes some practice to be good as the man behind the camera. This looks quite amazing and I look forward to seeing more uses for the Minuum keyboard.

Link via Minuum, MobileSyrup

 

 

Jan 222014
 

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GoSun has created a solar cooker that uses something you will not guess, go ahead guess, no you don’t know? The sun. No electricity running here, besides the camera that took the photo above. This tube stove can cook up to 550° F in just a few minutes. This has great applications for disaster relief, 3rd world countries, and rural areas. There are 2 different products, one at $129, and a larger version at $279.

Link via Inhabitat, GoSun

 

 

 

Aug 222013
 

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The Hyperloop is the proposed technology by Elon Musk (founder of PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors) that he published online for free for the entire world to see. The proposed closed loop hyper speed shotgun is supposed to get people from San Diego to downtown LA in 30 minutes and only cost $6 billion with a $7.5 billion version that can transport cars as well. The time is achieved by using tubes filled with low pressure air that will contain pods that levitate inside (friction-less), these pods will be going 800 MPH (1287.475 kph). All of this will be powered by linear induction motors and magnets to propel the pods to the extreme speeds. The electricity will be provided by the natural sun using solar panels that cover the entire length of the trip. Musk says that the power created should more than enough to cover the electricity needed to run the Hyperloop.

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Apr 242013
 

In 2023 a private company will send 8 lucky (or crazy?) people to Mars with no return ticket. 4 people are planned to go on the first trip to Mars to setup base (then realize they forgot their snuggie) and 4 more to land 2 years later (to bring the snuggie that someone forgot), these trips to Mars will take around 7 months to complete (I would finally be able watch all those movies I’ve been meaning to get through). The requirement for the applicants has so far just been to be 18+ years of age, healthy, and don’t worry if you aren’t a genius, no skills needed, just don’t be that guy who leaves his dishes in the sink for a week. Canadians pay $33 USD to apply, general information about yourself, a letter as to why you are crazy enough to do this want to go, and submit a 1 minute video answering questions and why you should be the first person to step on Mars. Oh and yes you can have sexy time there with the other colonists.

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Apr 222013
 

 

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Samsung Galaxy S4 is the latest flagship phone from the infamous Apple iPhone competitor from South Korea.

In Canada, companies have already announced their availability:

Us Canucks only get the 16GB version due to apparent low demand for 32GB variant, its being credited to the expandable memory slot. I would just like to think we’re smarter and would rather get the memory cards ourselves.

The main competitor to the magical Galaxy S4 is the HTC One, which from the looks of it takes a different approach, solid hardware and quality focused. Both phones are quad-core for the North American market but that’s where the similarities end.

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Feb 242013
 

We are back.

So if you’ve been living under a rock (which it may seem like I’ve been doing), then you may wonder what Google is doing with glass? Well Google may just have forgotten about the “es” in the glasses because Google Glass is a “little” project where they have attempted to make a wearable computer, not just some Virtual Boy ripoff but they seem to have made it not so weird looking to wear. It is a light frame, like glasses without the glass, with the actual components that sits on the right of your head and has a transparent display that is viewable on the top right of your vision. In most cases there is no actual glass in front of your face, although they did show glasses with shades in some presentations and Sergey Brin is not shy about wearing it in public (like in the New York City subway).

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Aug 212012
 

 

The cartoonist named the Oatmeal had an idea to to open a museum for the world renowned scientist Nikola Tesla. Such a great man and genius deserves his own museum especially after having invented things we could never live without today. Such as the remote control, alternating current, the induction motor and more. So Oatmeal’s idea has been put it up to an Indiegogo account for crowd sourced funding and was told by the state of New York that they will match the amount of $850,000 if they raise it and the internet does not disappointing. Who says Kickstarter.com has to be the only crowd source funded site that can raise a good amount of money. Well either way, they’ve already hit their target of $850,000 and I’m willing to bet this will hit $1 million no problem within the 39 days they have left. Of course Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk will be pitching in… or else that would be awkward…

Link via Treehugger

Jun 202012
 

Tesla has been kind enough to release a series of videos showing the manufacturing of the upcoming Model S, enjoy.

Inside Tesla 05.29.12 – Stamping from Tesla Motors on Vimeo.

Inside Tesla 06.05.12 – Body Center from Tesla Motors on Vimeo.

Inside Tesla 06.12.12 – Paint from Tesla Motors on Vimeo.

Inside Tesla 06.19.12 – Assembly Center from Tesla Motors on Vimeo.

First Model S will be delivered this Friday June 22, stay tuned for more about it.

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