SwatchMate Color Capturing Cube (video)

If you work with colours or enjoy including them in your projects you might be interested in a new device called the SwatchMate Color Capturing Cube.

The SwatchMate Color Capturing Cube has been designed to make it easy to capture colour using the small cube device and your smartphone. Allowing you to then use that exact same colour within your projects. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the SwatchMate Color Capturing Cube and see it in action.

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Native Union Jump Charging Cable And Battery Launches On Kickstarter (video)

Native Union has created an extremely useful and innovative smartphone charging cable and battery combination called the Jump. Which provides users with a handy charging cable that can be used whenever they only a USB port.

Together with a portable battery pack which is small enough to fit in your pocket and also powerful enough to provide an emergency 30 percent top-up to your iPhone 5 battery whenever required. Watch the video after the break to see how Jump could help you keep your devices juiced up.

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Oculus Rift OLED Screen Prototype Showcased At CES 2014

If like me you are patiently waiting for the launch of the new Oculus Rift virtual gaming headset to launch as a consumer gaming device. You might be interested to know that Oculus the company currently developing the Oculus Rift headset has unveiled their latest prototype at this years CES 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The latest Oculus Rift prototype is equipped with and OLED screen and is fitted with an external camera together with positional markers on the headset to be able to track a user’s depth-wise position and remove the troublesome motion blur.

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Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard (video)

Future Motion based in Palo Alto, California has created a new style of skateboard which they have called Onewheel after its very unique design that offers a one wheeled self-balancing electric skateboard.

The design of the innovative Onewheel skateboard hides the advanced technology inside the board and riders control the board by simply leaning forward to speed up or leaning back to slow down, with side movements much like carving whilst snowboarding or surfing. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Onewheel Kickstarter project and see it in action.

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MakerBot Unveils New Replicator Mini And New 5th Generation 3D Printers

Makerbot has taken the opportunity at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas to announce the launch of their new MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D printer and range of 5th generation 3D printers.

The MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D printer has been designed to provide consumers with a more entry-level 3D printer which is priced at $1375 offering a powerful machine and intuitive user experience.

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Truck Made Out Of Ice Actually Runs

We recently told you about a LEGO car that actually runs and reaches speeds of 20 MPH. Well, now we have a truck completely made out of ice. Well, except for the wheels and engine anyway. The truck’s chassis is built from ice blocks that have been cut and sculpted to resemble a truck. I think we found a vehicle for Batman’s enemy, Mr. Freeze.
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SCP Marine Announces x2 Underwater Jet Pack (Video)

A UK based company, SCP marine Innovation has announced a new underwater jet pack, the creators of this device are raising funds via crowd funding to put the x2 Underwater Jet Pack into production.

The x2 Underwater Jet Pack is currently in prototype form, and the device is worn on your arms to propel you about underwater, you then use your arms to change direction, have a look at the video below.

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How Flat Pack Furniture Should Be Made (Video)

If you have ever built some flat pack furniture, like the furniture you get from Ikea, then you will know what a pain these things are to assemble, will all the screws, bolts and Allen keys.

Now designer Benjamin Vermeulen has come up with a new way for flat pack furniture to be assembled, his furniture contains strong magnets that hold the pieces of the furniture together one they have been assembled, have a look at the video below.

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OpenBCI An Open Source Brain-Computer Interface Designed For Makers (video)

Ever wanted to be able to use EEG Data in your projects? If you are a maker, developer or tinkerer you might be interested in this new device called the OpenBCI.

OpenBCI has been created to provide users with a versatile and affordable Arduino-compatible, 8-channel EEG platform that gives you access to high-quality, raw EEG data and has been designed by Joel Murphy & Conor Russomanno. Check out the video after the jump to see the inventors of OpenBCI take your throughout the devices features and possibilities.

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