• Engineering firm Solid Concepts has produced the first 3D-printed metal gun. The 3D-printed metal gun has been proven to work as well as a gun that comes from a factory. Eric Mutchler, a project coordinator and engineer at Solid Concepts, fired 50 rounds from the 3D-printed pistol to show that the material would hold up. He also […]

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  • Kazam is a UK-based smartphones firm founded by two former HTC UK executives, Michael Coombes and James Atkins in June 2013. This very new firm has unveiled its first seven Android handsets, and will begin selling them before Christmas to compete with Apple, Samsung and other manufacturers. Kazam has two ranges of phones, Trooper and […]

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  • Hisense, a Chinese company that manufactures all sorts of electronics products has announced what it claims to be the world’s first Internet connected smart air conditioner for home users. The air-conditioner was announced in connection with Chinese social networking site Weibo. The smart air-conditioner is designed specifically to interface with a Weibo social network account. […]

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  • Tattoos are skin deep, but new technology makes tattoo under the skin possible. Artist Anthony Antonellis implanted an RFID chip in his hand, creating what could arguably be the first-ever digital tattoo. The chip stores 1KB of data, and generates a GIF that is only viewable with a smartphone. Similar to a floppy disk, content […]

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  • The engineers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has created the Armadillo-T electric car, which folds itself completely in half when being parked. This space saver approach creates convenience for those tight parking spots. The Armadillo-T’s foldable body was inspired by the distinct characteristic of a South American animal, armadillo. The vehicle seats […]

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  • A fierce competition is expected in the market very soon, other than the existing renowned brands, the British supermarket giant, Tesco, is looking to enter the tablet market as well. The Tesco own brand of device is likely to run Android, expected to be similar to the iPad and be available for the public around […]

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  • M3 Technologies announced the release of SpeakEZ Chinese, an online Mandarin learning tool to help you to speak & practise Mandarin in an Easy & Fun way.  It is rich in content, integrated with artificial intelligence and it is fun to use. With over 300 lessons in the form of role-play scenarios for you to pick from, SpeakEZ is so versatile that you can […]

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  • Many of us have to manage a lot of passwords and we always find it tedious to remember all these passwords.  At the D11 conference, Motorola executive (and former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency head) Regina Dugan and her team came up with a pretty innovative solution to the password problem. One idea Motorola presented […]

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  • Multiple research organizations, including two Samsung departments, have developed a new nano-material which could be used to create smart contact-lenses. The goal of the project is to make a wearable contact-lens display that can do all the things Google Glass can do. A group led by Jang-Ung Park, a chemical engineer at the Ulsan National […]

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