Samsung’s folding smartphone is actually happening

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Via Tech Insider:

The foldable smartphone that Samsung’s been working on for the last few years could become a reality soon.

According to Korean news site ETNews, Samsung will apparently start mass producing the “smartlet” this year (as we call it) for a 2017 release.

What the heck is a smartlet? It’s a smartphone with a folding screen that can turn into a tablet when you unfold it.

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Samsung’s folding smartphone is actually happening

Fontus: Gadget That Fills a Water Bottle With Moisture Collected From the Air

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Via LaughingSquid.com

Fontus is a gadget created by industrial designer Kristof Retezar that mounts to the crossbar of a bicycle, pulling moisture out of the air and filling up a water bottle while the vehicle is in motion. The device has a cooler built in to pull out the moisture from humid air.

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Fontus: Gadget That Fills a Water Bottle With Moisture Collected From the Air

Yoga Pants Provide Haptic Feedback

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Via C|Net:

Taking a yoga class for the first time can be intimidating, and learning the correct form for yoga positions while breathing properly is harder than it sounds.

Fashion tech company Wearable Experiments hopes to take the guesswork out of doing the perfect downward facing dog with its Nadi smart fitness pants.

The pants release gentle haptic vibrations throughout the fabric to guide the wearer to the correct form and posture for yoga poses.

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Yoga Pants Provide Haptic Feedback

3D-Printed Prosthetic Limb Covers

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Via Good:

The personalization options for prosthetic limbs have always been lacking. But with advances in prosthetic technology (especially with sensors and robotics) have come advances in outfitting artificial limbs with a huge range of personalized designs. Over the last few years companies like the Alternative Limb Project and Bespoke Innovations have begun offering individualized prosthetic designs. But new player Unyq is combining these aesthetic possibilities with the technology of 3D printing.

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3D-Printed Prosthetic Limb Covers

Google Prototypes Star Trek Communicator

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Via Time:

Amit Singhal has at least two obsessions: search and Star Trek. The 47-year-old joined Google as its 176th employee in 2000 and has been working on search since. He’s also been spreading the gospel of Star Trek, a franchise he’s loved since his time as a boy in the mountainous region of Uttar Pradesh, India. At one point the company’s voice search project was under the codename Majel, a reference to the woman who voiced the Starship Enterprise’s AI computer.

It’s no surprise that Singhal eventually combined his two passions in the form of a prototype wearable modeled after the communicator that Captain Picard and company use to interact with the Enterprise. The Bluetooth-enabled lapel pin, which Google has never before discussed publicly, is equipped with a microphone and is activated with a simple tap. The device, which could output sound through a speaker or accompanying headphones, allows users to talk to Google without having to fish out their cell phones.

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Google Prototypes Star Trek Communicator