northstar v1Body modifications come in many different forms, with piercings and tattoos being the more common ones that you see these days. However with the advancement in technology, it has led to the rise of biohacking which according to its definition is “the activity of exploiting genetic material experimentally without regard to accepted ethical standards, or for criminal purposes.”

That being said according to a report from Motherboard, the latest trend in biohacking comes in the form of implanting LED lights under one’s skin, as you can see from the photo above. This hack was created by Grindhouse Wetware where they have implanted magnetically-activated LED silicone under their skin. Read full post →Biohackers Implant LED Lights Under Their Skin

ferrari tractor 2For those who aren’t car enthusiasts, you might not be familiar with a company called Pininfarina. This is an Italian design studio who have in the past have helped design some of the most iconic Ferrari’s around, along with other companies. Recently it would seem that they have decided to try their hand at something new – tractors.

As you can see in the image above and below, this is the Zetor tractor as designed by Pininfarina. Now before you wonder who on earth would drive such a tractor on the farm, it isn’t an actual vehicle for sale, but rather a concept that the company will be showing off at the Agritechnica trade show which will be taking place in Hannover, Germany. Read full post →This Is Probably The Sportiest Tractor You’ve Ever Seen

self-folding-origami-paperWe do have a slew of smart stuff around us, ranging from smartphones to smart cars and I suppose, smart homes. How about smart paper? No, such paper will not be able to correct your handwriting from the get go, but rather, this smart paper is actually self-folding origami thanks to the wonders of graphene paper. The use of special graphene sheets allowed researchers from China to come up with origami-like objects which are capable of moving around whenever both heat and light are applied.

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micron-logoMicron has just announced their brand new persistent memory solution, which means that the Micron DDR4 NVDIMM technology happens to be their maiden, commercially available persistent memory solution that is capable of accelerating access when it boils down to large data sets. Production of the 8GB DDR4 NVDIMM would mean one can now enjoy a special balance of latency, bandwidth, capacity and cost, achieving ultra-fast DRAM-like access to critical data so that system designers are able better to manage overall costs.

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Nexus-5X-Ui-07It looks like one particular model of the two recently announced flagship smartphones from Google has more or less picked up a less than stellar rep, simply for the amount of bang for one’s hard earned buck, I suppose. We are talking about the Google Nexus 5X which arrives in 16GB and 32GB flavors. Apparently, the latter is a whole lot more worth it for the amount of cash that you are forking out – $429 a pop, as opposed to the $379 16GB Google Nexus 5X.

Read full post →16GB Google Nexus 5X: A Good Deal?

moto-360-smartwatch-review-1We know that Motorola has a new wearable in the form of the new Moto 360. It comes with upgraded hardware and features and it will cost $299. If you think that $299 is a bit dear when it comes to a smartwatch, but you like the design of the Moto 360 so much that you must have it, you’re in luck.

Motorola has recently discounted the original Moto 360 where its price is now sitting at a very affordable $100. The company has been discounting the device over the past few months and it looks like it has hit an all-time low of $100, making it the perfect device to get if you want a smartwatch but don’t want to spend a small fortune on it. Read full post →Original Moto 360 Price Dropped To $100

Samsung-Pay-02A couple of weeks ago we reported that Samsung was offering a free wireless charger to customers who activate Samsung Pay for the first time. While we suppose that isn’t a bad deal, we’re sure there are some customers who do not want a wireless charger or need one. The good news is that if you still haven’t activated Samsung Pay yet, there is a new deal in town.

Given that the previous deal has since expired, Samsung has announced a new promotion in the form of a $50 rebate. According to Samsung’s promotions website, the rebate will come in the form of a check that will be mailed to customers within 4-6 weeks of them activating and registering their phone. Read full post →Samsung Offers $50 Rebate To Samsung Pay Users

Nexus-6P-Black-02When it comes to a Google-made phone, the closest thing we’ve got are the Nexus series of handsets. These aren’t technically made by Google, more like they are built for Google by another company. They also run on stock Android and are also usually the first in line for Android updates.

Like we said, that’s the closest we’ve gotten. However according to a report from The Information (paywall; via Droid-Life), it turns out that Google could be considering building a phone of their own from scratch. However the report notes that Google is only in the discussion phase at the moment and it might not necessarily result in an actual product. Read full post →Google Considering Building Their Own Smartphone [Rumor]

google-chromeIt looks like more lean times are about to arrive for Windows XP and Vista users, as Google has just announced that the Chrome browser updates will be discontinued in due time. Of course, this does not mean that the browser will no longer work – it will still, although those who are adamant on running these unsupported operating systems will not be on the receiving end of any updates.

Read full post →Chrome Updates For Windows XP, Vista To Be Discontinued

Roku 3 reviewIt looks like if you absolutely love the wireless lifestyle and happen to live in New York City, then there is a new option to stream live TV thanks to Time Warner Cable’s effort in kicking off its Roku TV beta service today. This unique Roku TV beta service will be able to offer Internet-only customers to stream live television through a Roku 3 player, and beta testers will be provided with the Roku 3 that will see off the cable box which one would normally receive as a standard for any other Time Warner Cable cable plan.

Read full post →Time Warner Cable Kicks Off Roku TV Beta Service