<p>Are you the proud new owner of a Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor? Welcome. Here’s your easy quick-start guide and some helpful protips for both iOS and Android.</p> How to take your blood pressure – Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your smartphone – Wrap the cuff around your arm – Press your BP Monitor’s …

This 3D Printer inspired AirHockey robot by JJ Robotics can actually beat you. As you can see in Julio’s video below, the robotic paddle moves along two different axes to cover its half of the table. An Android phone running the Air Hockey Robot EVO app monitors the playing surface, and makes real-time decisions by …

2016 was an incredible year for drones. Drones – especially those with cameras on them – have given us a new perspective on the world around us. Content creators have been producing HD videos from heights that were only a few years ago only possible if you had a big Hollywood budget. Today, sweeping skylines …

L’Oréal announces today a strategic investment in the Founders Factory, a leading global multi sector digital accelerator and incubator, co-founded by Brent Hoberman, Henry Lane Fox and Jim Meyerle, based in London. As such, L’Oréal becomes Founders Factory’s exclusive partner for investments in Beauty tech startups worldwide. This will allow L’Oréal to deeply connect itself …

QuadBot is a 4-legged robot you can make by your own and customize it as per your will. QuadBot was made for you to do real deal robotics. This means that you learn coding techniques that are scalable to bigger and better projects, rather than an oversimplified and limited alternative (such as Lego Mindstorms). A …

he Internet of Things (IoT) has the power to change our world. And while we are starting to see its incredible impact, we are still very much at the beginning of the transformational journey. Here’s a look into the current state of affairs in the race to standardize IoT, along with what people are saying …

WHEN PEOPLE TALK about “the next big thing,” they’re never thinking big enough. It’s not a lack of imagination; it’s a lack of observation. I’ve maintained that the future is always within sight, and you don’t need to imagine what’s already there. Case in point: The buzz surrounding the Internet of Things. What’s the buzz? …

A robotic arm made by the wonderful rapid prototyping process sounds truly next generation. To produce amazing VR applications through the collision of virtual and real worlds was the inspiration behind creating this robot arm by 219 Design. 219 Design is an engineering company which is a Silicon Valley product consisting of Stanford graduates. This …

By the end of this year, there will be more than 4 billion connected devices in use by consumers, according to Gartner. These IoT devices, which include smart TVs, tablets, smartphones, notebooks, wearables, sensors, Nest thermostats and whatnot, will make our lives more efficient, more energy saving, more comfortable, and less costly. But the same …

The idea of the Internet of Things is so passé. The general concept of the Internet of Things is that we can put a sensor on anything and have it send data back to a database through the In1ternet. In this way we can monitor everything, everywhere and build smarter systems that are more interactive …

The move from humans working with computers to computers working without humans is almost upon us, and some are already calling it Industry 4.0 – or the fourth industrial revolution.For those not keeping up with your industrial revolutions, the first was considered launched by the use of steam and water power, the second by the …

The energy industry is going through a transformation. As the price of carbon on the environment is becoming better understood, energy costs are increasing. Businesses across industries and consumers alike are interested in reducing their energy usage and carbon footprint, and alternative energy technologies like solar and wind are on the rise. As both adopt …

With global IoT healthcare market to reach over USD 160 billion by 2020, industrial IoT seems like a game-changer for the healthcare industry. Healthcare industry has become more profound than ever due to increasing competitors capable of leaving a global footprint and price pressures in regulated markets. With a cost reducing mentality of payers fabricated …

We are coarsely animated in an age where fridges have turned as a commentator to the internet and cutlery is Bluetooth enabled. You may as nimbly be eating your dinner once twigs. As the world becomes more interconnected, one place ripe for progression is the kitchen. Smart kitchen devices are now commonplace in the internet …

Gizmag: If you think that it’s hard to remember where all your favorite products are in the local grocery store, well … it’s not just you. In the case of large supermarkets carrying thousands of goods, even employees can have trouble remembering where everything is. That’s why Toronto’s 4D Retail Technology Corp. developed the stock-taking, …

Researchers have designed an autonomous robotic librarian that scans RFID tags and can help locate misplaced books. Computer systems have helped catalogue libraries for decades, but if some reckless reader has put a book back in the wrong spot, it’s a daunting task for librarians to search the entire building for it – but not …

Nobody could have envisaged that one day we could really print a house when 3D printing was in its infancy. But here we are, just 30 years later and it’s happening. The housing market is watching additive manufacturing with a curious blend of excitement and anxiety. Nobody really knows what is coming next, but we …

Akinori Goto created this gorgeous 3D printed zoetrope that explores the relationship between time and movement. The design won both the Runner-up Grand Prix and the Audience Award at this year’s Spiral Independent Creators Festival in Tokyo. This zoetrope was created by modelling people’s walking movements, turning them into a 3D axis and then 3D …

Arduino Blog: Sam Baumgarten and his friend have developed a pretty rad robotic gripper with the help of Arduino and 3D printing. The gripper itself consists of three large hobby servos joined to the fingers with a linkage. The underactuated fingers have a force sensor under each contact point, while the control glove is equipped with tiny vibrating motors at the fingertips. This, of course, …

Techcrunch: Pollen’s new 3D printer might be a little late to the game, but it has a few tricks up its sleeve that might make it worthwhile. Targeted toward professionals, the Pam has an incredible printing resolution up to 40 μ, but is also able to mix four different materials to create objects with different …

The FAA and DOT have finalized their rules for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or drones), and clarified rules for model aircraft. This is the end of a long process the FAA undertook last year that has included a registry system for model aircraft, and input from members of UAS and model aircraft industry including …

Amazon Dash buttons have been gaining traction and Kwik thinks there is room for a competitor. The Tel Aviv-based startup has designed a similar product and is working with Domino’s, Budweiser, Huggies and other brands to make ordering a pizza as easy as pressing a button — literally. And the team is announcing that Norwest …

Via Techcrunch: If you’ve got more than a handful of 3D printers or other devices running at a time, it’s a full-time job keeping them going — removing and packaging products, tweaking settings, pushing “OK” after minor errors, that sort of thing. Why not have a robot do it for you? Tend.ai is a new company …

Don’t we all love ESP8266? Well there is something even better coming. Espressif announced the new chip to replace ESP8266 called ESP8285 in March. Already in production, ESP8285 is expected to appear in stores soon. ESP8285 is powered by Tensilica L106 32-bit micro controller (MCU) and ultra-low-power 16- bit RSIC. It has 1 MB flash …

In the future you’ll be able to print your party dress at home, your T-shirt will be able to hug you, your clothes will clean themselves and models will just be holograms on the catwalk! Except wait… this is all happening right now. With innovation in fashion developing at full speed, i-D’s Felicity Kinsella asks …