Author Archives: Julian Horsey

Julian is passionate about design and technology especially wearables, 3D printing and virtual reality. He is a published author and is also involved in web technology and multimedia design, as well as finding time to enjoy a little online gaming. You can follow him on Google+.

Ottobox Self Programming Smart Home Automation System (video)

Ottobox Self Programming Smart Home Automation

As the price of electricity increases to climb, we need to do everything we can to both save the environment and our hard earned money, and one such home automation system called Ottobox might be a solution worth more investigation.

Ottobox is a smart home automation system that is capable self programming itself to help you save money and will automatically learn your schedule. To try and reduce your electric bill by as much as 50 percent each month, says its creators.

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Arduino IDE Nightly Builds Are Now Hourly

Arduino IDE Nightly Builds

Developers, makers and hobbyists that enjoy using the Arduino platform and the latest release of the Arduino IDE, will be pleased to know that the IDE releases have now changed from nightly builds to hourly.

After two year of nightly builds the new Arduino hourly builds are still fully automated every time an update is generated and are available to quickly fix issues and bugs as well as rollout new features, but even quicker than the previous nightly builds

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Acer Predator Gaming Tablet Unveiled

Acer Predator Gaming Tablet

Acer has unveiled a new 8 inch tablet it has created ready to launch in the fourth quarter of this year called the Acer Predator gaming tablet.

But unfortunately no specific details about the new games tablet have been release as yet by Acer, leaving us in the dark as to the screens resolution performance.

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Couchlet Dual USB Charging Ports For Sofas And Beds (video)

Couchlet Dual USB Charging Ports

If you find yourself awkwardly trying to charge your smartphone or tablet whilst sitting on your sofa or lying in bed, you might like to give a new gadget a little more investigation called the Couchlet.

The Couchlet has been designed to easily position dual USB ports either at the side of your bed or near the arm of your couch allows you to charge your mobile device in comfort.

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New Wallet : iPhone Case Wallet And Bluetooth Key Tracker (video)

iPhone Case Wallet

Carrying a wallet and smartphone together is sometimes a real pain and even though there are numerous iPhone wallet case designs available, most still have yet to be innovative in any way.

The New Wallet is hoping to change that, and has been designed to provide a hard case wallet for your iPhone 5 and above iOS smartphones, while also providing a useful Bluetooth key tracker and alerting system to make sure you never leave your keys or your smartphone behind.

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3FXtrud High Resolution Dual And Single Extruder 3D Printers Unveiled (video)

3FXtrud High Resolution 3D Printers

Bogdan Diaconescu has created a new range of 3D printers called 3FXtrud, that are capable of printing high resolution pieces using multi-material feeds and equipped with advanced features and capable of printing FDA approved materials.

There are two printers in the 3FXtrud range, the 3FXtrud 20 Uno and the 3FXtrud 25 Duo. As the names suggest the 3FXtrud 20 Uno is a single extruder 3D printer while the 25 Duo is a dual extruder system.

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Razer Forge TV Game Console Now Available To Pre-Order From $100


Earlier this month the Razer Forge TV bundle with a controller was made available to pre-order priced at $150, now Razer has made available just the Razer Forge TV set-top box for $100 without the controller.

Razer Forge TV games console hardware that was unveiled earlier this year during the CES 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where it won Best of CES awards and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor supported by 2GB of RAM and is fitted with 16GB of RAM.

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Elite Dangerous Powerplay Update Brings A Wealth Of New Gameplay Features


The awesome Elite Dangerous space trading and combat game that launched after a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised its developers Frontier Developments, a massive £1,578,316 thanks to over 26,000 backers.

Will soon be releasing the third major content update to the Elite Dangerous game that will coincided with the highly anticipated launch of the game on to the Mac and Xbox One platforms.
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Oak WiFi Arduino Development Board Unveiled By Digistump (video)

Oak WiFi Arduino Development Board

Anyone who enjoys building electronic projects using the Arduino platform may be interested in a new tiny wireless Arduino development board called Oak, that has been created by Erik Kettenburg from Digistump.

Oak is an Arduino compatible cloud enabled wireless dev board, that provides users with a 32-bit microprocessor that can be programmed wirelessly together with a REST API data cloud.

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Valve Steam Workshop Now Allows Creators And Modders To Sell Their Wares

Steam Workshop

This week Valve has enabled the ability for modders and creators to sell their wares over on the Steam Workshop allowing the community to help support their work.

Whether a modder charges for their creations is entirely up to them but if a paid modification is downloaded by a player and doesn’t work as advertised. Players can easily obtain a full refund within 24 hours from purchase.
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