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20 cool iPhone cases

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iPhone is a unique and attractive smartphone that has won several hearts. Its standard is in no comparison to any other smartphones. Beside Apple, other small companies are also being benefited from iPhone. And those are the iPhone cases companies. There are several iPhone case manufacturers who create really amazing and fabulous iPhone cases that […]

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Awesome In case of Emergency Cases

in case of emergency4This collection of awesome 'In Case of Emergency' cases are perfect for all you paranormal and horror movie fanatics out there! Featuring an in case of emergency case for; zombies, vampires, werewolves and even demons, all of which are limited edition and hand made by the guys at In Case Of.  The zombie outbreak emergency […]
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Six iPhone 6 Cases: Sexy protective options for those who know better than to leave their device naked

Six iPhone 6 Cases

At long last, the iPhone 6 has been unveiled—along with the even more anticipated Apple Watch. As assumed, the phone sports a larger screen and therefore larger profile in general, meaning it’s time to start thinking about what sort of cover will best protect your latest investment without putting…

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Practical & Inspiring Friday Post. Handmade iPad Cases You’d Like to Use

Inspiration is a mother of all genius, today let’s have a look what those genius can do. Most of people involved in IT do the needlework. Lets see what they can do.

BioHacks: 6 Cases How Tech Upgraded Human Abilities

If piercings make you feel squeamish, you might want to skip this post. Still here? Great. You’d be surprised with the kinds of things people are putting into or attaching to parts of their body to enhance their ability to do something.

Kevin Warwick Robot ArmImage source: The Verge

In this post we will be looking at 6 different ways a few brave souls have been trying to use tech to compensate for a disability or to give them "special powers". From inserting magnets into fingertips so one can feel the effects of magnetic fields, to attaching devices (to the skull!) that help the user "detect color", here are just 6 examples of amazing biohack enhancements actual people underwent.

1. Magnetic Fingertips

While you and I are probably content to have just five senses, there are people who would like to take that a step further and get a sixth sense. This however has less to do with sensing the paranormal and more on sensing magnetic fields. By inserting a special bio-coated magnet into your fingertip(s), you can feel vibrations generated by magnetic fields and even attract light ferrous or metallic objects, say a paperclip, to your "enhanced finger" just by touch.

Magnetic FingertipsImage source: io9

The procedure is not done by a medical professional, in fact you can buy the magnets online then go to a tattoo parlour to get it inserted into your fingers (note that there is a bit of pain involved due to the absence of anesthetic). The magnets will also not be strong enough for you to move metallic objects around, or wipe out hard disks. It will however cause a bit of a problem if you need to go through an MRI scan.

2. RFID Implants

You may have heard of RFID implants. They come in the form of chips that carry specific information about the individual they are embedded in, e.g. RFID chips can be embedded in pets to help identify their owners in case of a stolen pet or a pet gone rogue. But in humans, you can even use RFID implants to control doors, trigger lights, adjust surrounding temperatures just by being near a sensor. This was what British engineer and researcher Kevin Warwick did in Project Cyborg, via an RFID chip implanted in his arm.

Kevin Warwick RFIDImage source: Kevin Warwick

Other usage include the use of RFID implants as debit card, a technology offered to patrons to a Barcelona club. This however raises concerns of potential abuse such as forced surveillance and remote hacking of chips for illegal use. So far, there is no way to block or lock down RFID transmission as yet.

3. Neural Interface

Kevin Warwick’s Project Cyborg also explored the possibility of implanting electrode arrays into nerves. The electrodes can then "plug into" his nerves and function as if it was actually his real arm. In a demo where Warwick was in New York, he connected his implant to a robotic arm in Reading, UK, via the Web, and was reported to have ‘felt feedback from the robotic arm’.

In a second demo, Warrick’s wife was given a simpler form of the implant. She then could send and sense what Warwick could via signals sent through the Internet. It became a sort of sensory synchronization. Although the nerve tissues were said to have wrapped around the implant, the procedure and chips don’t seem to have a negative effect on Warwick or his wife.

Kevin Warwick Robot ArmImage source: BBC

4. Eyeborg

An eyeborg is a device that allows a user to detect colors. The user wears the eyeborg on their heads and it contains a sensor that can sense the colors in front of it. The device will then translate that color into sound waves that will be transmitted to the user’s ear through bone conduction. Each color generates a special frequency that the user can identify specific colors with.

The eyeborg is the result of Adam Montandon (its creator) and artist Neil Harbisson who was born with achromatopsia: he can only see in black and white. The eyeborg allows him to not only tell apart different colors, but even detect color tones based on the frequencies. Eventually Harbisson had the device permanently attached to his head.

Neil Harbisson EyeborgImage source: Flickr

5. The 3rdi

The 3rdi was a 2011 art/performance project by Iraqi-American artist Wafaa Bilal. An assistant professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he attached a titanium plate to the back of his head that holds a camera setup which snaps a photo at one-minute intervals. The images are then uploaded to a website to be viewed by the general public as well as a museum in Doha, Qatar, via monitors.

He has no control over the images taken by the camera setup but to him, that is the point of the performance – to snap photos of the mundane and "what is left behind" in an attempt to make us pay attention to what happens in the present. The performance also emphasizes his belief that these devices will one day be part of the human body.

Eventually he had to remove part of the apparatus because his body rejected one of the pieces despite the use of antibiotics. You can view more of his extreme projects at his personal site.

Wafaa Bilal The 3rd EyeImage source: OneArt

6. EyeTap

Steve Mann is widely considered to be the father of wearable computing with his invention, the EyeTap. The device is akin to a proto-Google Glass, and was developed in 1981.

It is worn in front of the user’s eye, acting as a camera and allowing you to superimpose information on top of the images, creating augmented reality. In Mann’s case, he chose to permanently attach the device to his skull, as he is so used to wearing it to the point that without the device, he feels nauseous, unsteady, even naked.

There are several potential uses for the EyeTap. The most obvious is the heads-up display that it can provide, in addition to the augmented reality features. Mann himself uses it as a form of sousveillance (recording an activity by the participant) but in extending the potential the device has, it is possible for the EyeTap to help people with visual disabilities.

EyeTapImage source: BBC

The most advanced police sketch ever might solve cold cases

A few minutes before 9 PM on December 20 1983, 22-year-old Erin Gilmour finished her tasks for the evening at the boutique where she was working in the Toronto shopping district of Yorkville and then closed up shop. Though the details about what happened next are murky, one thing is clear: someone made their way inside the boutique, then attacked her, raped her, and stabbed her repeatedly. Around 9:20 PM, Gilmour’s boyfriend found her in the apartment above the boutique where she lived. She was tied up and bleeding profusely in her bed. By the time he called Toronto police, she was already dead.

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Bottlocase World Cup Editions: Represent your chosen nation and sip pretty at the same time with these soccer-themed smartphone cases

Bottlocase World Cup Editions

On a multi-leg journey to watch the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2011, Dutch entrepreneur James Bluemink found himself in Thailand buying beer from a convenience store. Thirsty for…

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Britt Bass Turner iPad and iPhone Cases: The artist adds a punch of color to an otherwise monotone device with her rainbow-colored creations

Britt Bass Turner iPad and iPhone Cases

While not usually fans of loud or flashy cases for our mobile devices, we were impressed by the vibrant, playful appeal of Athens, GA-based artist Britt Bass Turner’s iPad and iPhone…

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35 iPad Air Cases, Covers & Sleeves You Can Buy

The iPad Air is the latest addition to the iPad family. It’s thinner, lighter, faster, and sturdier than any of its predecessors. But it still needs protection all the same. Yes, you guessed right – today, we are going to take a look at some protective cases, covers, and sleeves for the iPad Air.

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In this post, we are featuring a compilation of 35 of the newest iPad Air protective cases, covers, and sleeves you can buy. Some of these might come in different colors; so, if there is any design that appeals to you, be sure to click on the provided link to check it out in further detail.

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Now for the full list!

Beetle [$ 49.99]


Tough Jacket [$ 69.99]

Tough Jacket

RUGGD [$ 49.99]


Fintie Shield [$ 19.99]

Fintie Shield

ShockDrop [$ 49.95]


Photive [$ 49.95]


aXtion [$ 59.95]


Neon Bubble [$ 39.95]

Neon Bubble

Drop Tech [$ 59.95]

Drop Tech

Otterbox Defender [$ 89.95]

Otterbox Defender

Survivor [$ 79.99]


Incipio Flagship [$ 69.99]

Incipio Flagship

Quilted Cover [$ 39.99]


Grove Wood [$ 79.00]

Grove Wood

iFrogz Script [$ 59.99]

iFrogz Script

Gauntlet [$ 49.95]


Paradox Sleek [$ 39.99]

Paradox Sleek

LGND [$ 34.99]


KeyFolio Exact [$ 149.99]

KeyFolio Exact

Ulitrathin Keyboard Folio [$ 99.99]

Ultrathin Keyboard Folio

Versavu Keyboard [$ 99.99]

Versavu Keyboard

Professional Workstation [$ 99.99]

Professional Workstation

QODE [$ 79.99]


Airbender Air [$ 64.95]

Airbender Air

Slim Keyboard Folio [$ 79.99]

Slim Keyboard Folio

Back Bay [$ 49.99]

Back Bay

Contega [$ 99.99]


DODOcase Folio [$ 144.95]

DODOcase Folio

Comercio Soft Folio [$ 39.99]

Comercio Soft

inScribe [$ 59.99]


KAVAJ [$ 59.90]


Slip Case [$ 35]

Slip Case

Durables [$ 69.95]


Shield [€65.75]


Essence [€55.25]


Vaccinations have prevented at least 103 million cases of contagious disease since 1924

Vaccinations have been credited with some of humanity’s greatest health technological triumphs over disease, including drastically reducing polio around the globe and almost eliminating smallpox entirely. But how many people have been spared life-threatening infections thanks to the introduction of vaccines? At least 103.1 million children in the US alone since 1924, according to a new analysis of historical infection rate data going back to 1888.

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