Printeer – the 3D printer that brings kids’ iPad sketches to life


3D printing technology, deemed as the technology of the future, is opening up new avenues of innovation and advancement in medicine and manufacturing. It will change the way we live and produce commodities such as food and other products forever – and now that 3D printing technology has become more accessible and affordable for consumers, even children can use it to explore their creativity.

An early look at the Ultimate Bike Tool

Ultimate Bike Tool

Imagine carrying all the bicycle/motorcycle tools you need everywhere you go in a compact form that fits in the palm of your hand. The Ultimate Bike Tool, designed by Croatian design firm V-Lab and currently being developed in conjunction with Local Motors, holds 2 tire irons, 4 spoke wrenches, 5 odd and 7 even wrenches, a bit adapter, 90-degree and 180-degree adapter mounts, 6 common bits, a perpendicular bit wrench, and, of course, a bottle opener.

The cup gets smart with Vessyl


If you’re trying to lose weight or you just want to stay healthy, then you’re probably keeping a close eye on your calorie intake. It’s fairly easy to record what you eat, but what about what you drink? According to the National Health and Nutrition Education Survey, “Beverages are the #1 single source of calories,” so it’s important to keep track of what you’re chugging down in the course of a day. Since we tend to drink on the go, however, this can often be more challenging. This is where Vessyl comes in.

How Skype Translator aims to change the global communications game


Imagine a world where you can talk to anyone from anywhere and still understand each other even though you’re speaking in different languages. Microsoft’s Skype aims to break the language barrier through Skype Translator, which they claim to be semantically and grammatically correct and can be used in real time.

Square: More than a mobile credit card payment tool

Square Payments

Created by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Square is a credit card processor that you can attach to your Android, iPad or iPhone that allows you to swipe credit cards on the fly. It has given a lot of small business owners and independent sellers access to mobile payment that, in the words of Square, is “simple, fair and transparent.”

iPhoneography 101

iphone camera

As the name suggests, iPhoneography is the art of capturing and editing images with an iOS device. The iPhone’s powerful camera has made taking beautiful photographs easier since users don’t have to worry about the technicalities that come with a single lens reflex camera, which has to be toggled manually. The iPhone’s camera automatically adjusts itself, which means the user can focus on other elements such as composition and lighting.

Solar Roadways

solar roadways

Solar Roadways are another great application of technology in every day life. The people behind it completed a very successful crowdfunding campaign raising over 2 Million dollars on Indiegogo. Solar Roadways are a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks and can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, and playgrounds. They pay for themselves primarily through the generation of electricity, which can power homes and businesses connected via driveways and parking lots. They have many other features as well including: heating elements to stay snow/ice free, LEDs to make road lines and signage, and an attached cable corridor to store and treat stormwater as well as providing a path for power and data cables.