The Trashbot Will Eat And Sort Your Garbage

shutterstock_320894498 Robots need excitement. If their lives don’t provide instead they’ll incite violence. Common sense. Simple common sense. But robots also need trash. That’s why the Trashbot is so cool. This robotic trash can will automatically sort all of your garbage, pitching metals into one can and non-recyclables into another. The project is still in its relative infancy but it’s… Read More

The Trashbot Will Eat And Sort Your Garbage

shutterstock_320894498 Robots need excitement. If their lives don’t provide instead they’ll incite violence. Common sense. Simple common sense. But robots also need trash. That’s why the Trashbot is so cool. This robotic trash can will automatically sort all of your garbage, pitching metals into one can and non-recyclables into another. The project is still in its relative infancy but it’s… Read More

The Next Tesla Will Start At $35,000 But Don’t Expect To Pay That Price

2014-08-15T203609Z_1_LYNXMPEA7E0VL_RTROPTP_3_CBUSINESS-US-AUTOS-TESLA-MOTORS Tesla has yet to unveil the Model 3, but the company just confirmed that it will be available starting at $35,000. The Model 3 has long been rumored to cost about this price, and today, Bloomberg is quoting a Tesla spokesperson who confirmed the starting price. At that price, the car will retail at a price point slightly higher than the average car sells for in the States. It will retail… Read More

The Next Tesla Will Start At $35,000 But Don’t Expect To Pay That Price

2014-08-15T203609Z_1_LYNXMPEA7E0VL_RTROPTP_3_CBUSINESS-US-AUTOS-TESLA-MOTORS Tesla has yet to unveil the Model 3, but the company just confirmed that it will be available starting at $35,000. The Model 3 has long been rumored to cost about this price, and today, Bloomberg is quoting a Tesla spokesperson who confirmed the starting price. At that price, the car will retail at a price point slightly higher than the average car sells for in the States. It will retail… Read More

Anyone can play ‘The Division’ open beta this month

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After giving a brief taste of The Division in Ubisoft’s closed beta for pre-order players only, the March release is set for another, much more public test this month.

From Feb. 19-21, Ubi will host an open beta for any interested players on PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Just like the closed beta, Xbox users enjoy an extra 24 hours of playtime, with their beta starting on Feb. 18.

The open beta features mostly the same content that was in the closed beta, including a story mission, an assortment of random activities in a small piece of the game’s open world and a limited sampling of the game’s unique player-versus-player “Dark Zone.” Read more…

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Your future contact lenses could double as electronic displays

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Forget Google Glass. Contact lenses could be used to browse the web and even monitor your health in the future.

Scientists have a proof of concept of a conductive polymer film coating that can transform contact lenses into little computers, which could work as electronic displays right over your eyeballs.

A team from the Future Industries Institute of the University of South Australia have released a study detailing the use of hydrophilic organic electrodes (water-compatible conductors) on flexible hydrogels (contact lenses). Researcher and associate professor Drew Evans said the uses could include a sensor for measuring glucose levels or creating electronic displays right on the lenses. Read more…

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Break your bad habits with these clever gadgets and apps

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Do people change?

It’s a question usually reserved for those moments we contemplate reuniting with an ex or going back to work with a former boss. But around this time of year, when we realize our New Year’s resolutions are dead in the water just two months in, it’s a question many of us will turn on ourselves.

So, why is it so hard to change? The short answer is that any change requires breaking our habits and that really is incredibly difficult

Neuroscientists have identified that once a behavior becomes automatic, the decision-making part of your brain basically takes a nap. For the most part this is advantageous because you have mental activity to spare for other things. When you’re trying to break habits, however, it’s a major roadblock. It sends you into default mode, follow your established pattern and perpetuate your bad habit. Soon enough these habits are so deeply ingrained that you often don’t even see them. They become your blind spots and they’re stop you from reaching your goals. Read more…

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Lully Launches The Sleep Guardian Plus To Reduce Night Terrors

lully1 When we last covered Lully, the YC-Backed startup had just announced the close of a $2.1 million seed round for operations surrounding their flagship product called The Sleep Guardian. That product launched in June of 2015. Today they are launching an updated version—The Sleep Guardian Plus. Read More

3Doodler Start makes 3D drawing kid’s play

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3D printers for the home haven’t quite taken off the way everyone expected them to, but the technology is finding some new life in an ever-growing variety of 3D printing pens.

These pens take the mechanics of a 3D printer and boil them down to a hand-held device that, essentially, lets you draw in mid-air. The super-heated plastic (or, in some cases UV-light activated gel) hardens instantly, letting creative people make, with lots and lots of practice, remarkable 3D objects.

That latest addition to this mini market is 3Doodler Start, a kids-version of the sleek 3Doodler 3D printing pen first introduced in 2013 and got and that got a significant update in 2015 Read more…

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