Normally this kind of technology would only be available in those fancy research and development departments paid for by big corporations. However, a small Portuguese company called Ynvisible are planning on offering this flexible technology to the masses. The range is going to be very impressive from a simple solar cell to a driver for motors, the uses for this technology is endless and with the addition of LED’s, batteries and low energy Bluetooth connections, there will be plenty of developers interested in the Printoo range of thin and flexible modules for wearable and disposable devices.
Because of the Bluetooth feature that will mean that control of the device can be taken on by a smartphone or tablet device. This is very impressive as the majority of the module are paper thin and come on flexible sheets allowing them to be used for many applications. If this is the sort of thing that interests you, then you might be interested in the Printoo starter kit, which is available for pre order from $45. However, it does not stop there, as there are others to choose from with the top of range kit being priced at around $550, so there is going to be something for everyone.
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It makes no difference if you are using your camera for taking snapshots or pro shots, the chances are that you are going to be needing a flash to put a little bit of light on the subject. But all of this equipment costs a lot of money and requires a certain skill level in order to make the most of it. However, this is the FlashQ device that allows any photographer to use flash in their photography. Basically, this is a 2.4 GHz wireless flash trigger that works with a wide range of cameras where it will act as a remote flash device when coupled with the photographers existing equipment.
The thing that makes the FlashQ different from any other device is its size, it will fit most cameras, has two buttons and three LED’s. Yet it measures just 25 mm (L) x 25 mm (W) x 15 mm (H) and is powered by a coin watch style battery. The entry level kit comes with the FlashQ transmitter, the FlashQ receiver, a cold shoe adapter, a sync cord, and a couple of CR2032 coin batteries. The FlashQ will be launching at the end of the summer, but it can still be pre ordered with the basic kit costing around $30 with a choice of midnight black, snow white, macaron pink or knight blue.
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Being in the UK we are well aware that at any time we are being watched by somebody sitting in a dark room just waiting for us to make a mistake. But being used to it does not necessarily mean that we should totally accept it, after all most of us are doing nothing wrong. So check out these caps, they are from Justice Caps and they have one cool feature and that is when an image is taken your face is hidden behind a burst of light. It works because of the built in LED’s that have been designed to hide your face from CCTV, night vision and even smartphone cameras, for one you can walk around freely without your face being scanned, photographed or tagged.
The price of a Justice Cap is not as much as you might think they start from $15 or with a logo the price is $16 the cost of privacy is not as high as you might think.
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Augmented Reality (AR) is a great marketing tool when done right and who else could make use of this technology better than people behind Pepsi Max. They took over a regular bus shelter on New Oxford Street in the popular shopping area of London and installed some interesting features that will convince people waiting for bus that there are giant robots, flying saucers, a tiger and even a giant octopus lurking just down the street. It is quite impressive and the faces of the people are totally priceless.
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Budding musicians of all levels can build their own musical interface with the help of a Kyub kit that comes with everything required, or alternatively it comes ready made for a little bit more cash and a lot less hassle. Whatever way is chosen the result is the same and that is a great way to produce some cool music. In the fully assembled version buyers will be getting the six piece design that has been laser cut using a birch plywood housing, there is the PCB with surface mount accelerometer, Teensy 2.0 with header pins, twelve snap in domed pads and connecting header jumpers.
Plus you will be getting all of this too; twelve resistors, six capacitors, three sockets, two tactile mode and reset switches, standoffs, screws, and to finish it all off there is a massive six foot long USB cable. Expect to see the Kyub device launching this summer, but for those who are looking to get ahead of the game the fully assembled Kyub can be pre ordered from $65.
Source: Servo Electric Guitar