Tech and Gadgets Archive

110+ Google Now Voice Commands You Can Use – Hongkiat

Google Now is Google’s answer to Siri. It is a smart, virtual, voice-enabled personal assistant developed by the search giant and acts as a handy add-on to the pure Android experience. It integrates well with Google’s services to provide you with updates and other information as per...

10 common tech myths you should stop believing today

1. Mac computers can’t get viruses  It is a common misconception that Apple computers are unable to get viruses, mainly due to Apple’s previous marketing bragging of how their computers are not as vulnerable as those of Windows PCs. However, after thousands of Mac’s were affected by...

New Scalevo Wheelchair Makes Scaling Staircases Look Easy!

There are of course many obstacles when you are a wheelchair user, curbs, people, public transport, old shops, the tube. But the main one for many is staircases; and in old buildings sometimes it is impractical and impossible to install a lift, making them inaccessible. However a...

Could This Vertical Bladeless Wind Turbine Revolutionize Renewable Energy? – Industry Tap

An innovative company, ‘Vortex Bladeless,’ wants to completely change the way we get energy from the wind. They built the Vortex Bladeless wind turbine, and they boast that their wind turbine is the most efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly wind turbine available. They claim that Vortex saves...

Can humans hibernate in space?

What better way to pass a long stretch of time than by entering a deep sleep to shut down some bodily functions and conserve energy? Bears do it to get through cold winters. So do many smaller mammals, including squirrels and hedgehogs. Even the fat-tailed lemur (a...

IBM Can Now Squeeze a Record-Setting 220TB On a Cassette Tape

It’s assumed that once CDs killed off audio cassette tapes, the medium became extinct. But believe it or not, magnetic tape is still alive and well. Read full article on Gizmodo

Taming Hurricanes By Feeding To World’s Electric Grid

Since before the days of Moses and the Exodus it has been part of the human imagination to have control over the most powerful of natural forces, like the parting of the Red Sea, delivering people from suffering and bringing them to the “promise land.” Today scientists...

5 subtle ways to harness renewable energy

So we all know what renewable energy is; stuff that isn’t fossil fuels and utilises the energy around us. We know this as wind farms and solar panels, but there are many other ways to harness this energy, and some of them are rather sneaky.

Robert Downey Jr. Delivers 3D-Printed Iron Man Prosthetic to Little Boy!

Thanks to Limbitless Solutions and Robert Downey Jr., a 7-year-old boy named Alex recently received a 3D-printed Iron Man prosthetic arm. Albert Manero, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering and a Fulbright scholar from the University of Central Florida, heads Limbitless Solutions, which uses 3D-printing to develop...

The 19 Most Satisfying GIFs of Machines in Action

We all love machines and how they work, I mean the TV show How It’s Made is now in it’s 25th season! So here is a collection of gifs that show these machines in infinite looping action.