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biNu: How to turn your old phone into a smartphone

Even though smartphones have invaded the world in recent years, classic mobile phones are still present in most user pockets. A new company called biNu have laid eyes on this niche and it has created a number of Java applications that turn any "dumbphone" into a true smartphone. Basically, biNu is a mobile software platform that allows old 2G...

NFC Ring, a ring that stores your personal information and unlocks your gadgets

NFC connectivity seems to have an established place in our future gadgets, and an young man from England believes that such a gadget could even sit on your finger, having a ring-like appearance with wireless key functions. The NFC ring seems like a normal or a wedding ring with a modern design. However, it is equipped with two NFC chips(near-field...

Atlas, a robot that will help people during disasters

Recently, DARPA introduced Atlas, a humanoid robot created and developed by Boston Dynamics. This robot was designed to supplement the man power during major disasters, such as accidents in nuclear power plants like the one that happened in Fukushima Daiichi few years ago. Although the robot looks like the early generation of Terminator, Atlas'...

An amazing Sci-Fi Short Movie made by one single man

I'm a big fan of Sci-Fi Movies, regarding if they are animation or not. This short movie is called Rha, and it was entirely created by one single man, Kaleb Lechowski, a young man of only 22 years old. In order to create the entire short movie, he needed about 7 months of hard work. Although Kaleb did "Rha" by himself, he got a little help from...