New £1 Coin With 12 Sides And iSIS Will Be Worlds Most Secure Coin (video)

The UK Royal Mint estimates that about 3 percent of all £1 coins in use within the UK are now forgeries and this is partly due to the length of time that the coin has been in use since its launch over thirty years ago.

Today the UK Royal Mint has unveiled the new £1 coin that has been in development for some time and now includes new security features such as a bi-metalic construction and a 12 sided two colour design.

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Halfbike By Kolelinia Hits Kickstarter (video)

If you are in the market for a new fun style of transportation you might be interested in the innovative and very unique Halfbike created by Kolelinia.

The Halfbike as the name suggests is a vehicle that you power by peddling but offers a smaller form factor than a bike and s equipped with a single brake and a joystick style handlebar. Check out the video after the jump to learn more about the very unique Halfbike and see it in action.

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Slimo Adds Wireless Charging To Your iPhone (Video)

Apple’s iPhone 5S and 5C don’t come with wireless charging, there are a number of aftermarket accessories that can add the feature to your device, and now there is another one called Slimo.

Slimo is designed to be a small, compact and ultra thin wireless charging for your iPhone, the device plugs into the lightning port on your handset and then attaches to the back of your iPhone, have a look at the video below.

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Folding Paper Microscope Costs Less Than $1 But Provides A 2,000x Magnification (video)

A folding paper microscope has been developed that costs less than a dollar to make and can be printed onto a sheet of paper which is then folded and combined with a few extra components in less than 10 minutes, to provide a magnification close to 2,000x.

The innovative folding paper microscope has been developed Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakash and colleagues to provide a cheap medical screening tool that can be used in developing nations.

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Trigger Bell A Safer Bike Bell Hits Kickstarter (video)

A new type of bicycle bell called the Trigger Bell has this week launched on the Kickstarter crowd funding website, that has been designed to provide cyclists with a safer and easier to use bike bell.

The Trigger Bell has been designed by Stefan Buxton based in London and allows you to quickly warn other road users of your approach, and more importantly maintain complete control of your bike and keep your eyes on the road.

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Tablio Mini Desk Helps You Work More Effectively Away From Your Desk (video)

If you are looking for a portable surface that will allow you to use your laptop in a more ergonomic whilst away from your desk, you might be interested in a new device called the Tablio Mini Desk, which has been designed to do just that.

The Tablio Mini Desk is a mobile laptop desk that provides you with the space and stability you need whilst keeping your hardware cool in the process. Watch the video after the jump to see how this simple, minimalistic surface can help you work more effectively whilst away from your desk.

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Modular Nex Band By Mighty Cast Available To Pre-Order For $49

We have already seen a number of modular smartphone concept devices unveiled this year one of which was the Google Project Ara modular smartphone that allows users to swap out the components that might require upgrading rather than the whole smartphone.

In a similar vein Mighty Cast is currently developing a modular wearable device in the form of a wrist band called the Nex Band that can be fitted with a variety of sensors or “charms” to provide notifications from your social networks or gaming applications.

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iSkita Waterproof Smartphone Diving Case (video)

Fanny Kung based in Canada has created a new waterproof smartphone diving case called the iSkita, that has been specifically designed for divers  to be able to take their smartphones to depths of up to 40 meters or 130ft.

There are currently six different iSkita cases in development deigned for a variety of smartphones currently available on the market including the iPhone 5 and 5S, iPhone 4 and 4S, HTC One, Samsung S3 GT-I9300, Samsung S4 GT-I9500 and Nexus 5. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about this new iSkita smartphone diving case.

iSkita Waterproof Smartphone Diving Case

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Robotic Prosthesis Drumming Arm Offers Amputee A New Solution (video)

Georgia Tech has created a robotic drumming prosthesis equipped with motors that provides Jason Barnes who lost his arm to electrocution two years ago with a new way to play his passion.

Unfortunately after losing his arm Jason thought his future as a musician didn’t look too promising until Professor Gil Weinberg, founding director of the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology introduced him to a new drumming prosthesis to replace his lost arm.

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