Category Archives: inventions

Your Fingerprints From Digital Photos

‘Fingerprint scanners may be all the rage right now, thanks to the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy devices. But the cool tech may have just hit a major snag. Hackers claim they can lift fingerprints from hi-res photos with fingers … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality Comes to the Web

Maybe for Real This Time ‘A new, more accessible form of virtual reality delivered via the Web promises to let people experience digital worlds in 3-D using head-mounted displays connected to a variety of browser-enabled devices. Web VR is expected … Continue reading

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Filipino Invents Electric Firecrackers

Just in time for New Year ‘A Filipino inventor has developed a unique way of ringing in the New Year with a bang without lighting a firecracker – and it can even be reused. ‘Called “Elektro firecracker,” the device looks … Continue reading

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UNICEF’s Fake Video Game Highlighted the South Sudan Crisis

‘In a video uploaded on YouTube, UNICEF brings to light the life for children in war-torn Sudan by pitching a role-playing video game of a 7-year old girl’s fight for survival. ‘At the Washington Convention Center, Joe Sabia presents to … Continue reading

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How to use the Internet of Things for Murder

‘Imagine a fleet of quad copters or drones equipped with explosives and controlled by terrorists. Or someone who hacks into a connected insulin pump and changes the settings in a lethal way. Or maybe the hacker who accesses a building’s … Continue reading

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The Laser-Shooting Wristwatch is Here [Video]

We can at least hurt and distract an intruder with it ‘Thanks to some clever special effects, the gadgets that Q creates for James Bond and other MI6 agents are often well ahead of their time. So much so that … Continue reading

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This Bio-Bus is Also The Poop Bus

Poop Bus Fueled by Human Waste Hits the Road ‘The UK’s first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service between Bristol and Bath. The 40-seat “Bio-Bus” runs on biomethane gas generated through the treatment of … Continue reading

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