Sugar Powered Battery Could Replace Current Batteries

Researchers at Virginia Tech have developed a new sugar powered battery that could replace the batteries we use today, and these new batteries could be cheaper to produce and also more environmentally friendly.

This new sugar powered battery has been developed to have a higher energy density, which allows it to run longer before it needs to be refueled.

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Twitter Fail Whale Designer Creates Twitter Founder Nesting Dolls (Video)

Artist Yiying Lu from Sydney, Australia, is famous for creating the Twitter Fail Whale, and now she has created a set of Twitter Founder Nesting Dolls, which are designed to tell the story of Twitters founding and evolution.

The Nesting Twitter dolls as being sold on Kickstarter, and they need to raise $30,000 to put them into production, a set of these fun Matroyshka Dolls starts at around $70 for the early bird versions.

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MIT Demos New Transparent Display (Video)

MIT has shown off a new transparent display that could be used in the future for heads up displays, and it is designed to have a number of advantages over existing systems.

This new transparent display is simple to manufacture, has a wide viewing angle, and many also be relatively inexpensive to produce, and can potentially be manufacturers on a large scale.

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Google Maps Music

If I told you Google tracked uploaded music you probably wouldn’t be surprised. The search engine giant has its hands in virtually everything nowadays, especially things that are virtual. However, it’s what Google’s done with this information that’s truly impressive. Google has created a musical timeline that shows the popularity over time of musical genres and even sub genres inside those genres.

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Path Now Available on Windows Phone

Path, the newest social media phenomenon to the internet (that I know of anyway), has finally released a Windows Phone app version of itself and is now available on every major smartphone OS out right now. It was first shown off on a Nokia in July last year and has just been released as a beta version for Windows Phones everywhere.

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Plumen 002 Designer Low Energy Lightbulb (video)

If you have a good few older style lightbulbs on show you might be interested in upgrading to a more stylish designer low energy lightbulb to remove the need to purchase a lampshade.

The team behind the original Plumen 001 lightbulb that launched on Kickstarter have now built a new designer low energy lightbulb building on the technology used in the original, whilst providing a more aesthetically pleasing light bulb which you will be proud to put on display in the form of the new Plumen 002.

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Popcord iPhone Charge And Sync Cable (video)

iPhone owners looking for a handy charging cable for their smartphone might be interested in new device called Popcord which is being created by Powergoat based in London.

The Popcord smartphone charging and synchronisation cable has been designed to be a keyring can easily be attached to your bag or keys making sure that it is always available when you need it most.

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BeatBuddy Drum Machine Guitar Pedal (video)

Guitarists looking to easily add drum effects to their music might be interested in a new guitar pedal called the BeatBuddy which has been designed to provide guitarists with hands free control of a drum beat through their PA or amplifier.

The new BeatBuddy plugs in with your other pedals and allows you to insert fills, transition from verse to chorus, add accent hits e.g. cymbal crashes or hand claps or advance to next song or control tempo with second footswitch all hands free. Watch the video after the jump to see the BeatBuddy drum machine guitar pedal in action.

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Sidekick Pebble Dock Offers A Stylish Way To Charge Your Smartwatch (video)

If you are lucky enough to own one of the new Pebble smartwatches which took Kickstarter by storm last year, you might be interested in this new dock which has been designed by Rodney Timbol of Documont called the Sidekick Pebble Dock.

The Sidekick Pebble Dock has been created to allow owners to dock their smartwatch with ease and also provide a place to keep your watch when it’s not being worn. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Sidekick Pebble Dock project and see it in action.

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Sony Windows Phone Incoming?

Pierre Perron, Sony’s European mobile chief, told TechRadar that the company is currently talking to Microsoft about developing a Windows Phone. Perron noted that Sony doesn’t want to be a “single OS manufacturer” and that it’s seeking to create a wide variety of mobile devices that utilize various platforms in order to stay strong in the industry for a long time.

(The pictures are just concepts.)

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Toshiba 5-in-1 PC Concept Unveiled At CES 2014

At the CES 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week Toshiba has unveiled a new Toshiba 5-in-1 PC concept it has developed that provides users with a notebook, tablet, canvas mode, presentation mode and convertible tablet.

Toshiba have designed a new  5-in-1 PC to provide a variety of different options for users to use enabling it to perform the tasks of a desktop PC or quickly transforming into a tablet or notebook when required. Check out the video after the jump to see the new Toshiba 5-in-1 PC concept at CES and learn more.

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