MOTA SmartRing Passes $100,000 In Funding (video)

MOTA SmartRing

Some of our readers might remember the MOTA SmartRing we featured here on Geeky Gadgets back at the beginning of this month. This week the Indiegogo crowd funding campaign has passed its goal of $100,000 and will now be able to make the jump from the concept into production.

The concept for the MOTA SmartRing is to be able to provide its wearer with just the notifications that are needed and reduce the time it takes to read through your emails and messages. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the MOTA project and see it in action.

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Nixie Wearable Drone Can Be Launched From Your Wrist (video)

Nixie Wearable Drone

Nine months ago, Intel started the Make It Wearable (MIW) Challenge that takes the form of a combination between a competition and an entrepreneurial mentorship program, and includes projects such as the Nixie wearable drone.

The challenge was opened to thousands of global participants with the aim of inspiring the next big innovation in wearable technology. Now ten teams of young entrepreneurs and developers have been selected to transfer their ideas into workable prototypes in the final stages, here is more information on on project the Nixie drone.

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Microsoft Cube Created Using Kinect Gesture Controllers (video)

Microsoft Cube

Microsoft this week unveiled a new interactive art installation called the Microsoft Cube which has been created using the companies Kinect promotion gesture controller.

The Microsoft Cube measures 4 feet square and is a 5 sided installation that allows passers-by to interact with it. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Kinect Cube project and see it in action.

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Strati The Worlds First 3D Printed Car Created By Local Motors (video)

3D Printed Car

As the result of a 3D Printed Car Design Challenge run by Local Motors the crowd-source automotive firm a new 3D printed car has been created and driven at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2014 this month.

The process of creating the car using 3D printing technology took just 44 hours and the designer of the car Michele Anoé who won the Challenge launched by Local Motors was there to see his creation take form.

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Google Glass Diane von Furstenberg Frames Arrive In The UK For £1,250

Google Glass

Google Glass users in the UK who have been patiently waiting for the designer frames created by Diane von Furstenberg to be made available in the UK. Will be pleased to know that the designer frames have now arrived and are available to use with your Google Glass Eyewear.

The Diane von Furstenberg frames have been specifically designed for the Glass eywear and are available in a variety of different finishes including Charcoal frames with black shades, Plum frames with bronze shades, Brown frames with rose shades, Teal frames with blue shades and White frames with green shades with styles for both men and women.

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Totem Premium Virtual Reality Headset (video)

Virtual Reality Headset

If you are in the market for a virtual reality headset you might be interested in a new device called the Totem which has been created by Vrvana, a development team based in Montréal Canada.

The Totem Virtual reality headset has been designed to provide users with a premium device that includes VR features not seen on other VR headsets currently on the market. Check out the video after the jump to learn more about this new VR headset contender.

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Bygen Hank Direct Drive Folding Bike Removes The Need For A Chain (video)

Direct Drive Bike

The very unique Hank Direct Bike folding bike has removed the need for troubles associated with using a chain and uses a direct drive bike pedal mechanism to propel the bike along rather than the age old sprocket chain system.

The bike has been created by Korean manufacturer Bygen and uses levers that transfer power from the pedals to the rear wheel directly. As well as using a very unique way of folding or rather collapsing the bike down for storage and transportation.

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The World’s First 3D Printed Castle

3D Printed Castle

Andrey Rudenko wanted to see if it was possible to make a 3d printed house, Andrey is an architect, and rather than use a traditional design, he went for something more interesting, a castle, and created the world’s first 3d printed castle.

It took Andrey around four months to create his 3D printed castle, he had originally planned to 3D print a 2 story home in Minnesota, and started on the castle to prove the concept.

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New Reversible USB Design Finalised Offering Easier Connectivity

Reversible USB

This week the USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced they have finalised the design for a reversible USB Type-C connector which has been specifically created to replace every size of all current USB connectors.

The design of the new reversible USB allows it to be connected without worrying about which way up the connector is facing, in a similar way to how Apple’s Lightning cables are now reversible.

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TESORO Automatic Mechanical Watch (video)

Automatic Mechanical Watch

If you are in the market for a new automatic mechanical watch the TESORO which has just launched over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website might be worth more investigation.

Being an automatic mechanical watch the timepiece requires no batteries and will automatically wind itself using the movement of your wrist. Watch the promotional video after the jump to learn more about this unique timepiece which has been designed by Waves Design Studio based in Los Angeles California.

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New Software Enables 3D Manipulation Of 2D Photographs (video)

3D Manipulation

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and the University of California have this month unveil and announced a new suite of 3D manipulation software that is capable of allowing users to have full 3D manipulation and creative control over 3D objects within 2D photographs.

The software has been developed to enable user to take an object within a 2D photograph and control it as a 3D model, watch the video after the jump to learn more about this new technique and software.

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