Facebook’s new mobile feature for finding people around you: Find Friends Nearby

June 25, 2012 |  by  |  Facebook  |  No Comments

A mobile Facebook feature called Find Friends Nearby, previously code-named Friendshake, is coming out of development and will soon be on its way to your iOS or Android phone. Perhaps springing from the social network's acquisition of ambient social app Glancee, it's still fairly primitive, merely navigating to a browser page on your device, where it will show you a list of other users within a given, undisclosed radius. Friendshake uses your phone's GPS to find the people around you on Facebook and easily add them as "Friends." If you go to http://fb.com/ffn from your phone's browser and log in

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With Nclaves monitor family health from anywhere in the World

June 25, 2012 |  by  |  Sites  |  No Comments

Kiran Kundagi worried about his mother, who was half a world away and sick with cancer. A former employee of Intel with a master’s in computer science, Kundagi thought it would be great to monitor her health and treatment every day online. He created Nclaves, a website that lets patients and their family members monitor their health online and share that information within small, controlled networks. Personal details about illness are not typically something people want to post on Facebook. With Nclaves, users can set up a medical schedule for a loved one and share it with family members taking care

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Satechi introduces Portable Energy Station which solves your power woes on the go

June 23, 2012 |  by  |  Gadgets  |  No Comments

Peripherals maker Satechi has introduced the Portable Energy Station, a 10,000 mAh battery that'll solve some of your power woes on the go. The 1 Amp USB port will recharge nearly all of your smartphones and PMPs, while a second 2 Amp port will maintain pace with your iPad or other hefty tablet. Despite that capacious battery, it's a slender 7.4 ounces and should tuck neatly into your bag - once you've picked it up for $50, that is. 10000 mAH Portable Energy Station is simple to use -just attach the device/s to be charged using its USB cable or supplied

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The SeaOrbiter: Futuristic marine research vessel to begin construction

June 20, 2012 |  by  |  Concepts  |  No Comments

A few years ago, there were rumors that a futuristic oceanographic marine vessel would be constructed with the sole aim of exploring the world’s oceans. Known as The SeaOrbiter, it would serve as a scientific laboratory as scientists explore the places that cover two-thirds of our planet and contain 80% of all life on Earth — the oceans. Ambitions for the last 12 years, the SeaOrbiter is finally set to begin construction later this year. The ship is slated to measure 170 feet (51 meters) tall, but to stabilize the vessel over half of the vehicle would stay below the surface,

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OHEA automatico – The self making bed

June 19, 2012 |  by  |  Concepts  |  No Comments

Spanish firm OHEA has unveiled its Smart Bed, an electronic bed that makes itself. In just 50 seconds two mechanical arms, one on each side and each equipped with a roller, carry the blanket back to the head of the bed. As it approaches, the pillows are lifted on two shelves allowing the blanket to neatly slot in underneath. A built-in safety device ensures that it cannot operate when there is a person lying on the mattress. Furniture maker OHEA has not yet set a price or release date for the Smart Bed, although it is listed as 'coming soon'.

Pizza vending machine now in US

June 19, 2012 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

A1 concepts introduces an innovative pizza machine which makes it possible to create an authentic pizza, made with only fresh ingredients from scratch into a delicious pizza. 24/7 And in less than 2.5 minutes. The machine’s presence has been growing throughout Europe since its launch about three years ago and A1 Concepts is now planning on opening a U.S. headquarters in the Atlanta area in the third quarter. Machine distribution is expected to follow at a brisk pace, with national companies already expressing interest in installation. via

Milkmaid – Milk jug notifies you when milk goes bad

June 19, 2012 |  by  |  Concepts  |  No Comments

Milkmaid, the smart milk jug. Developed over the course of a month for The Quirky + GE Project, Milkmaid addresses the issue of wasted milk due to spoilage. Submitted by Stephanie Burns, Milkmaid was brought to life with the help of 1,866 Quirky community members. Developed by a product development team at Quirky during a partnership with General Electric, the company has created a new take on the milk jug that feeds the owner data regarding the quality and quantity of remaining milk. Called the Milkmaid, the clear glass jug monitors the pH balance of a liquid such as milk and

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Microsoft reveals its own Windows 8 tablet under the Surface badge: Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro

June 19, 2012 |  by  |  Microsoft, Tablet, Windows 8  |  No Comments

Microsoft unveiled Surface: its own Microsoft-branded Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Pro tablet under the Surface badge. Conceived, designed and engineered entirely by Microsoft employees. Just as Windows 8 is a reimagining of the Windows operating system, Microsoft describes Surface as a reimagining of the tablet. Surface is designed to work as both tablet and PC and comes in a version running Windows RT as well as a version running Windows 8 Pro. “It was always clear that what our software could do would require us to push hardware, sometimes where our partners hadn’t envisioned,” Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said

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Phone Charm Could Save Your Life

June 18, 2012 |  by  |  Mobiles, News, Softwares  |  No Comments

Asahi Kasei developed an RFID-enabled cellphone charm to hold medical records and important health care information, while France’s Code d’Urgence created a QR code with similar abilities. Mobile electronic medical records are the way of the future and can be crucial in the event of an emergency. These tools are highly mobile, and equip individuals with their medical history wherever they go. Asahi Kasei’s device, which measures 3 centimeters squared, is RFID-enabled and attaches to your cellphone. The device makes use of Sony’s “FeliCa” RFID technology, which is already used throughout Japan in mobile payment systems, such as Tokyo’s Suica

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Try Juxtapose to share and compare two links

June 12, 2012 |  by  |  Sites  |  1 Comment

Juxtapose (means to put things together to provide contrast) developed by interactive marketing agency Glass Eye after co-founder Dan Light discovered that there was no easy way to share pictures of Rupert Murdoch and Montgomery Burns using a single link. Juxtapose allows users to input two URLs to show a couple of sites side by side. It works for all sorts of input including Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest images, tumblr entries and more. Once you have juxtaposed your URLs, you get a handy short link that is pretty useful for short messaging services like Twitter. via

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