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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

New and Emerging Technology News part 310

Microsoft is ceasing support for Windows XP on April 8th so it's time to consider your opt...
On April 8, Microsoft will cease all support to consumers who are still running Windows XP. On the same day, the company will also end support for Office 2003. If you're a procrastinator still plugging away on an XP machine or working away in Microsoft's aging productivity suite, it's high time you considered your options. Gizmag provides a few suggestions.  Read More
The toolsets of the MyTask slide in and out of the back of the case
TaskLab's original TaskOne iPhone multi-tool case packs a variety of tools and implements, but apparently the company feels it doesn't offer enough. It's back with an even more versatile iPhone multi-tool. The MyTask could effectively be called a multi multi-tool, giving buyers two sets of tools for different activities.  Read More
The company claims that Pluk will keep fruit fresher for longer Danish design firm Faco is offering a new take on the hanging fruit bowl with Pluk, a space-saving spherical basket that can be used to conveniently store apples, oranges, or anything else you can fit inside its frame.  Read More
NASA has released a 680-gigapixel interactive mosaic of the Moon's north polar region that...
NASA, using images taken from its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has released a 680-gigapixel interactive mosaic of the Moon's north polar region. The resolution of the image is one pixel to 6.5 ft (2 m) with the area imaged being the equivalent of slightly more than the land mass of the states of Alaska and Texas combined.  Read More
'I think the circumstance in big cities is the main problem and it's not necessarily the p...
Gannet Design founder Ulfert Janssen is one of the few automotive and transportation designers in the world who works in both the two- and four-wheeled domains. Stints at Samsung Motors in Korea, Nissan in Japan and a decade at Renault’s Barcelona studio involved in advanced concept design have given him a unique perspective on future transportation design.  Read More
Gizmag tries out the Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition
Last September, we heard about a new cycling multitool known as Fix it Sticks. A successful Kickstarter project, it consists of two aluminum "sticks" that can be joined together to form a T wrench, with a different type of bit permanently attached to each end. At the time, several readers complained that the bits should be interchangeable. Well, those people will be happy to learn that the designer has now come out with the Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition. We got to try one out, and can attest to the fact that it's a gooder.  Read More
The Cardboard Standing Desk offers an affordable way of sitting less while working
Most people will have heard how bad it is for you to sit all day. Inactivity can cause obesity, poor posture, and general unhealthiness – which is why so many people are switching to using standing desks at work or at home. The biggest problem is how expensive they are to buy. We recently featured the UpStanding Desk, which offered an affordable solution to this problem by converting your existing desk from sitting to standing. The Cardboard Standing Desk from Chairigami offers another, even more affordable, solution.  Read More
The Rufus Cuff is enormous, but runs full smartphone apps
Most of the early smartwatches we've seen run scaled-down software designed for tiny screens. But then you also have devices like Neptune Pine and Omate TrueSmart that are basically smartphones for your wrist. Today another device is ready to join that latter group. Meet the Rufus Cuff, a "wrist communicator" that can pair with both iPhone and Android handsets.  Read More
The Darwin prototype on display
When you want to climb or sprint on your bike, what do you do? That's right, you get your butt off the saddle and shift your weight forward. According to Tampa-based inventor Felton Zimmerman, however, going off-saddle like that hampers your performance. His solution? The Darwin Bicycle. It features a folding frame that automatically moves the saddle forward with you, so you're always seated.  Read More
The LifeProof nüüd for iPad mini It's probably not a good idea to stick an iPad in water, but accidents happen. LifeProof is a company built around protecting users from these accidents with its array of waterproof cases for various devices. Now, it's rolling out its nüüd and fre models for iPad mini with Retina displays.  Read More

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