When former military police officer Seth Froom became the victim of an armed robbery it prompted him to create one of the most interesting iPhone cases to hit the market to date. This case, known as the Yellow Jacket, not only offers protection for your phone, it also has the potential to protect your personal safety and well-being thanks to its built-in 650 kV stun gun. Froom actually had a stun gun and firearms in…"The Yellow Jacket combines an iPhone case and a 650 kV stun gun"
If you’ve ever yearned to take part in a space program but haven’t been given the chance, then perhaps you should take a look at the Remote Rover Experiment (RRE) Kickstarter campaign. Created by a team named Part-Time Scientists (PTS), the project aims to involve the general public in testing technology which will eventually be sent to the moon. Available pledge points include the option to remote-pilot an Asimov R3A moon rover in an Earth-based…"Backers of the RRE Kickstarter will be tasked with helping get the Asimov RA3 ready for a lunar mission"
One of the neat things about the iPad is that not only can it shoot high-definition video, but it can also be used to edit and then upload that footage. The tablet computer doesn’t exactly lend itself to use as a video camera, though, which is why Makayama has come out with the Movie Mount. The device is basically a fancy cover, that an iPad clips into. It features two hotshoes, which can accommodate a…"The Makayama Movie Mount is designed to augment the iPad’s video-shooting capabilities"
Scientists have long suspected that metabolic disorders, such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, could be linked to our circadian rhythm or biological clock. For example, laboratory mice with altered biological clocks often become obese and develop diabetes. Now biologists at UC San Diego have discovered that a chemical, which affects the activity of a key protein that regulates our biological clock, can repress the production of glucose by the liver, offering a promising new…"A chemical that affects the biological clock could help provide a new class of drugs to treat diabetes"
Named after an ancient symbol representing constant re-creation, the Ouroboros gaming mouse from Razer is all about customization and choice. The device features a fully adjustable body and symmetrical, ambidextrous design, with adjustable arched palm rest and back, and two interchangeable side panels. This means that the length, tilt angle and side configuration are all adjustable, giving the user significant room for personal customization. The 8200 DPI 4G Dual Sensor System features both a laser…"The Ouroboros has customizable side panels allowing for ambidextrous use"
A terrible scourge in the developing world, anemia claims hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Medical tests to detect the condition and prevent tragedy are often unavailable, but students at John Hopkins University have invented a sensor that turns a cell phone into an inexpensive blood analysis tool. At an awards ceremony in Seattle on July 14, the bioengineernig undergraduates revealed their device, the HemoGlobe, which will soon be undergoing testing in Africa. Anemia…"The HemoGlobe promises to provide an inexpensive way to detect anemia in the developing world"
An updated version of the OWLE Bubo, the Phocus is a versatile photography accessory for the iPhone 4/4S. Essentially, it’s a heavy-duty case designed to optimize the iPhone’s photographic capabilities. It provides users with up to three lens choices, as well as the option to purchase an adapter that allows for the use of standard DSLR lenses. The camera enhancing accessory is available to purchase in kits with two or three lenses. The cheaper kit…"The Phocus photography accessory for iPhone 4/4S"
Well, it only makes sense … they’ve come up with an electronic replacement for the door lock key, so why not the combination padlock, too? That’s what Master Lock has done, with its new dialSpeed lock. Although the retro grouch in some of us may find it a bit overdone, it does offer a couple of useful features. While traditional combination padlocks involve memorizing combinations of exact numbers, the codes used by the dialSpeed are…"Master Lock’s dialSpeed electronic combination padlock"
If you’ve ever found yourself bemoaning the relative dearth of viable personal UAV (or “drone”) options but still find the idea of an eye in the sky alluring, then you may well be in luck, because UK-based gadget purveyor RED5 has unveiled the Spy Hawk: a remote-controlled plane which runs from a rechargeable battery and features a video camera to facilitate easy snooping from up above. The Spy Hawk has a wingspan of 84 cm…"The Spy Hawk’s 5 megapixel camera beams video back to the remote-control unit"
The Yamaha Arp & Drum Pad app for iPad is a music creation app that’s not only capable of transmitting notes to external MIDI instruments, but includes a built-in virtual keyboard, allowing the user to trigger the arpeggiator and play numerous patterns from a variety of instruments. The arpeggiator takes center stage, giving users a choice of 342 arps from a number of instrument categories. These can be modified in real time for swing, beat…"The Yamaha Arp & Drum Pad app for iPad is a music creation app"