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Need a Quick Drone Task Accomplished? Gofor Will Bring You One On-Demand

Drones are beginning to infiltrate the market like 3D printers – if you need one just for a quick task, you can borrow it using Gofor. Personally, I think a drone would be a perfect office go-for capable of delivering piping hot lattes and lunches.
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Gravity: Augmented Reality Tablet That Lets You Sketch in 3D

Gravity is a drawing tablet designed by students at the Royal College of Art. Unlike other tablets, it’s specifically created for augmented reality. You can draw with it using the special stylus, and your drawings will appear three dimensional. All you need is Occulus Rift.

Gravity was developed specifically for creatives. We designed it to be simple enough so it could be used by everybody without prior explanation. It makes creating shapes as easy as doodling on a piece of paper.

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Video Infographic: Who Really Invented the Internet? Why?

It’s easy to take the internet for granted. When was the last time you heard that Al Gore invented the internet? Like most other complex inventions of multifarious technology and hardware, the internet’s history is complex and interesting. Want to hear the whole story?

Staples Adding 3D to Its Printing Services

Staples announced it is testing out 3D printing services in two stores in New York and Los Angeles. If successful, the company will expand to more locations. The New York location will have six 3D printers to handle customer demands, but Staples said it will also outsource larger projects if needed.


To help customers get whatever objects they need, the store will also employ graphic design consultants to model 3D objects. There’s no price tag on the service right now, and we’re not sure if it’s just a marketing gimmick. Only two locations seem like a small sample size.

Google Offering Google Glass to Everyone for One Day Only

If you’ve been dying to get your hands on Google Glass, you can join the Explorer Program at 6 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. You’ll still have to pay $1,500 for the fancy eyewear, but Google is going to throw in a free set of frames or shades.

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TinkerBots: Modern Legos to Help Your Child Develop Robotic Skills

TinkerBots are like Legos - they even snap to, and jive with Legos. All you have to do is snap together pieces to make creatures, machines, and moveable creations that can repeat functions that you. And as we’ve mentioned, you can also add your old Legos pieces to make the creatures more elaborate. It’s made for kids, but we think it’s good for all ages, even adults who are a kid at heart.

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Google’s Modular Smartphone Project Gives New Hopes to Terrible Batteries

ara-diagramGoogle’s Project Ara is the latest development in phones using modular components. Conceptually, it allows users to create infinite variations of their desired device, but let’s be real, it’s going to be very difficult to make this work like Legos. There is however, some glimmer of hope in the project’s first trajectory: batteries. Read more

The Latest Tool in Mobile Security: Your Identifiable Gestures

iphoneAs it turns out, not all smartphone users are made alike. researchers can detect and identify users simply comparing gestures and usage of each individual. The findings are based on a study by cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Called LatentGesture, it’s capable of an accuracy 98% of the time on smartphones. Read more

Warning: Do Not Use iPad Chargers to Recharge E-Cigarettes

explosionA bartender got a fiery surprise when her co-worker’s e-cigarette exploded in a show of flames. Luckily, no one was severely hurt, but we think this is worth mentioning: iPad chargers should not be used on e-cigarettes.

In fact, we think it’s wise to charge items within view. If possible, charge your devices while you’re awake and can be alerted of dangers if there’s smoke or explosion. Electronics are not fool-proof. Even in your pocket with the right kind of pressure, iPhones and other powered electronics can melt, catch on fire, or explode. Read more

Mobile Orchestra: Celebrating 30 Years of Mobile History

South Korea’s mobile network, SK Telecom created this entertaining K-pop video using an orchestra of mobile phones.  Advertising videos are not usually this fun. In fact, they are about as exciting as taking out the trash. It’s also worth mentioning that South Korea has the fastest mobile network in the world. This video demonstrates that speed is not the only thing SK Telecom is celebrating – the company just really likes to have fun.

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