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When The Livestream Went Mainstream a la Twitter & Facebook

It’s been reported widely that ‘livestreaming’ video apps are having their moment in the sun! It’s taken a while, but similarly to when social media first captured our zeitgeist a little over a decade ago, livestreaming seems to be tapping into that same need by both the viewer and the citizen journalists who are out there, capturing stories on-the-go.

SilverStone ECM20 PCIe Card Adds M.2 SSD Support To Your PC

More and more solid-state drives are showing up in the new M.2 "gumstick" format, and SilverStone has an answer for those whose PCs lack the right slots. The ECM20 is an add-on card that supports both SATA and PCIe-specific M.2 SSDs, but check if your motherboard can properly support it first.

Thumbs and Bottoms Up: Norway’s Army Gets Eco-Friendly Underwear

Norway's armed forces are about to receive some brand new eco-friendly underwear. Read all about the 50,000 bras, boxer shorts undershirts and pants that will soon be covering  some very important military private parts.

Asus' USB 3.1 UPD Panel Gives You Dual Type-C USB Ports

Got a newer motherboard with a SATA Express connector? Tired of waiting for SSDs that use it? Check out the Asus USB 3.1 UPD Panel, which adds two of the newfangled, reversible Type-C USB ports to the front of your case. Plus, you're not out of luck if your case doesn't have a spare 5.25" bay to mount the thing...

Invention Of The Week? EvaDrop Is World’s First Smart Shower Device

An inventor has developed a very unique device that will save you water without ruining your shower experience. Called EvaDrop, this device will reduce water usage by up to 50 percent. So, will this new device make a “splash” when it hits the market?

Eko Smartphone Stethoscope Is The Wave Of The Future

Silicon Valley medical-device startup known as Eko Devices has launched Eko Core, a next generation digital stethoscope that works with a smartphone app designed to help address cardiovascular disease.

Check Out This 6” 4K-Resolution AMOLED Screen

The 4K UHD format is big with TVs currently, offering a whopping 3840x2160 pixels of room for supported high-def video content. That said, Everdisplay Optronics have managed to cram that many pixels onto a tiny 6" display. While you may think these are meant for the latest smartphones, that's actually not the case.

Rise Of The Machines: Robot Evolution Arrives

Scientists unveil a ‘mother’ robot that is able to autonomously build and evaluate its own offspring. Using the results Scientists in the UK unveil a ‘mother’ robot that is able to autonomously build and evaluate its own children. Using the results of that evaluation, it can then design and produce further generations each with increasingly advanced performance. Survival of the fittest has come to the machines, for better or worse.

Epson EcoTank Printers Drop Ink Cartridges For Ink Tanks

It's really about time: Epson's latest lineup of consumer and business all-in-ones ape the ink systems of large-format printers, snubbing disposable ink cartridges for user-refillable ink tanks. Not only are these much cheaper to refill than your average set of ink cartridges, but they apparently last much longer before you need to top up.

HIV Prevention Drug: Study Confirms 100% Effectiveness

 

Read on to learn more about the controversial daily pill, Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and the recent study that has found it to be a drug that can effectively prevent HIV 100%!

iPhone-Charging Jeans: Hello, Who’s Calling, Please?

Read on to learn more about this innovative line of women’s jeans  which allows iPhone users to charge their phones directly from the pants.

Ecocapsule Is A New Independent Micro-Home

Going nomadic just got way easier and cozier too. You see, a team of Slovakian inventors have developed Ecocapsule, which is a portable house that offers a very unique dwelling experience. So, where will your next backyard be?

New Micro Implant Restores Hope and Sight For Glaucoma Sufferers

 Learn all about this innovative long-term treatment for glaucoma developed by researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer University. This miniature pump regulates internal ocular pressure and offers light at the end of the glaucoma-impaired tunnel.

Thin Ice Is First Ever Weight Loss Clothing Line

Looking to burn about 500-1000 calories a day just by wearing your clothes? An inventor from Toronto, Canada, has developed a very unique line of clothing that hacks your metabolism. So is Thin Ice another weight loss fad?

WalkCar Pocket-Sized Personal Transporter Is On Its Way

Getting around is about to get more sci-fi with the upcoming 'WalkCar,' a futuristic skateboard being touted as a pocket-sized personal transporter from Japan. Will the world's first 'car in a bag' be a hit for its designer or will it go the way of the Edsel and other transportation failures?

A New Wireless Communication Device: The Human Body

Already many of us have multiple electronic devices on our person and this will only increase in the coming years as the internet-of-things comes to fruition. Cell phones, smart watches, computerized eyewear, and health monitors will all need to communicate with one another to realize their full potential. Currently, Bluetooth is the standard means by which this is achieved, but it is highly energy-inefficient. Now scientists have demonstrated a new way for these devices to share information – by sending magnetic signals through the human body itself.

NASA's New Material: Heals a Bullet Wound In Seconds

It's not a bird or a plane or even Superman (or Superwoman), but rather a material NASA discovered by accident that can heal a bullet would in two seconds! Read on for more on this impressive innovation.

Invention Of The Week? Turn Your Car Into A Smart Car With Exlporide

A start-up company in Columbia, Maryland, has developed a unique all-in-one futuristic heads-up-display (HUD) unit that will make your car smart on every level. So, what makes this technology so unique? And will you be able to afford it?

G.Skill Announces 4000 MT/s Trident Z DDR4 Memory Modules

In preparation for Intel's Skylake Core i7 processors, G.Skill is putting out DDR4 DIMM kits capable of seriously high speeds - up to 4 GT/s (gigatransfers per second) - with cool-looking heatspreaders to match.

Google’s Radar-Based Wearable: One 'Handy' User Interface

Meet Project Soli, a radar-based wearable destined to control just about every product under the sun (except maybe the sun). Created by Google, this new wearable transforms human hands and fingers into a user interface. Read on to learn more about  this fascinating wearable-tech innovation.

American Express Launches Maria Sharapova VR Experience At 2015 U.S. Open

Fancy a tennis match with Maria Sharapova? American Express has just unveiled its “You vs. Sharapova” virtual reality game at this year’s U.S. Open. Question is this: do you think you could return a 100-mile-per-hour serve from one of the greatest tennis players in the world?

3D Tattoos Transforming Lives Of Breast Cancer Survivors

3D Tattoos are gaining in popularity on the body art scene, but now they're helping breast cancer survivors through the healing process.

Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton: A Dream of Walking Becomes Reality

Meet the new mind-controlled exoskeleton developed by researchers in Germany and Korea. The success of this innovation may well revolutionize the lives of the disabled everywhere.

Asus Builds Micro ATX Intel X99 Motherboard

Not everyone needs a hulking full-tower case to house their 18-core workstation. Asus seems to agree. Their X99-M WS motherboard will let you use Intel's latest LGA2011-v3 Xeon processors and quad-channel DDR4 memory, cramming all that and more into the compact micro ATX form factor.

Quantum Dots Will Turn Your Windows Into A Power Supply

Imagine installing an air conditioner that won’t send your summertime power bills skyrocketing. That’s the promise of new quantum dot infused windows. These tiny specks of semiconductor will enable windows to capture solar energy and generate clean power while remaining perfectly transparent. Scientists call them a “game-changer” in the future of sustainable cities.