Author: ruchi

  • Aurora LED and Swarovski dress from CuteCircuit is truly dazzling

    Aurora LED and Swarovski dress from CuteCircuit is truly dazzling

    When it comes wearing exclusive apparel, you have tried your hand at everything from luxury materials to even bling jewels. I you ate game for an extra dose of geeky LED indulgence, then CuteCircuit’s Aurora will surely catch your attention. Their latest piece of spectacular fashion has been exclusively design for opera performances and comes…

  • Sony power outlets to control electricity through authentication

    Sony power outlets to control electricity through authentication

    Sony is prepping up a new technology which authenticates devices via the power outlet, allowing for a few interesting applications. Based on Japanese Felica standard, the system here would allow authenticated power usage, power management for cafes and offices, as well as payments for power use. The authentication procedure is carried via a a chip…

  • London store queue spot for new iPad up for auction on eBay

    London store queue spot for new iPad up for auction on eBay

    We have seen a hell of lot of stuff making it to auction tables. Apple had put in a place a new system to deal with enthusiasts lining up for their gadgets outside their stores. Somebody on eBay has actually put up their position in the queue at the Regent Street Apple Store in London…

  • LEGO Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2 arriving in May for $250

    LEGO Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2 arriving in May for $250

    After Darth Vader, the R2-D2 has undoubtedly the most sought-after character by fans. We have seen a lot of stuff in the past getting the R2-D2 treatment but a full-fledged LEGO set just made it so much better. LEGO has unveiled the LEGO Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2 which is made from over 2,100 pieces of…

  • Hand-Crank Vending Machine needs to be turned 70 times in emergency

    Hand-Crank Vending Machine needs to be turned 70 times in emergency

    Japan has high levels of automation across various industries and thus vending machines can be pretty much seen everywhere for almost everything. These have a lot of leverage on parameters of convenience but are rendered pretty much useless when there’s a power cut. Japan has long established the tradition to dish out technology and products…

  • GM and NASA jointly develop Robo-Gloves for human use

    GM and NASA jointly develop Robo-Gloves for human use

    General Motors teamed up with NASA to develop a new robotic glove which will help reduce fatigue for both astronauts and autoworkers. This was born out the Robonaut 2 project between the two companies, which had earlier sent a robot into space. Hailed as Human Grasp Assist Device it was part of the human-like robot…

  • Marvel brings Augmented Reality app exclusively for digital comics

    Marvel brings Augmented Reality app exclusively for digital comics

    Just yesterday at SXSW, Marvel announced its partnership with Autonomy’s Aurasma platform to bring in AR goodness for Marvel’s digital comics. Users will now will be able to watch video trailers of books they see in stores, as well as 3D animation, recaps, and other augmented reality extras by holding their phones up to comics.…

  • Instagram App heading for Android ‘really soon’

    Instagram App heading for Android ‘really soon’

    Photo-sharing app Instagram has been on the popularity for quite long now. At the SxSW conference yesterday, one of the founders confirmed that their company has the 27 million registered users, up about 7 million from last month. Besides they also announced their plans to release an Android app soon but remained shy about a…

  • New Toshiba supermarket scanner identifies objects by appearance, does away with barcodes

    New Toshiba supermarket scanner identifies objects by appearance, does away with barcodes

    If you were to recall one of the most annoying experiences at a grocery store, most would speak of an incident where the assistant couldn’t an item’s bar code to scan. We then have no choice but to wait in awkward silence while they buzz around, waving the item back and forth so much that…

  • Android 4.0 update announced for HTC Sensation and Sensation XE in Germany

    Android 4.0 update announced for HTC Sensation and Sensation XE in Germany

    There were reports earlier which suggest that European owners of the HTC Sensation and Sensation XE would up for a treat when the smartphone maker rolls out the Android 4.0 update. The ICS update along with HTC’s Sense 3.6 interface overlay has finally landed for German users. The Sensation device represents some of the first…