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An enormous amount of video is recorded daily for purposes ranging from simply wanting to preserve memories, to providing entertainment and information. Video editors allow for the embellishing of your video content and the enhancing of video in order to …Read More »
We are always downloading files to our computers. From files such as text documents, image files, videos and audio files, I am sure that all of us have our hard drives packed with countless gigabytes of downloaded content.
Download managers …Read More »
As we install more and more software on our computers, it quickly becomes clear that several pieces of software and associated processes as well as services, through many times no fault of our own, have scheduled themselves to start with …Read More »
Whether it is a photo/image that you took or created yourself, I’m sure that most of us out there have built up quite an impressive collection of digital images over the years. Many of these images hold precious memories or …Read More »
The importance of protecting your files has been stressed repeatedly here on dotTech. We have covered both the best free steganography program for Windows as well as the best free encryption program for Windows. Now we are offering you another …Read More »
Whether it be for recording a podcasting or even a personal note or even vocals for your new song, at some point you may very well need to make use of an audio recorder and this review highlights the best …Read More »
Watching movies is a big part of several of our lives and thus many of us have accumulated quite a bit of DVDs and Blu-rays (BDs) over the years. However, a large DVD/BD collection take up a large amount of …Read More »
[Windows] Best free PDF creator (printer or converter) — Bullzip vs PrimoPDF vs 7-PDF vs PDFill vs PDF24
PDF (Portable Document Format) is arguably one of the most widely used electronic document formats, especially when sharing files via the web or email. It is therefore only natural for persons to want to make their documents available in a …Read More »
As we use our computers daily– and by extension the internet– we basically leave behind a digital footprint which can be a cause for concern for many of us out there. The internet history left behind by browsers, windows temporary …Read More »
Undoubtedly one of the most utilized pieces of software on any computer today is the web browser. Over the years, the web browser has become increasingly important and many functions previously characteristic of the ‘offline’ world such as the viewing …Read More »
If you have ever forgotten your keys, you may like the sound of the Kwikset Kevo. It allows users to wirelessly unlock doors via an app and a bluetooth connection with the lock.
Kwikset Kevo — made by Makers Hardware …Read More »
Have you ever heard of OLEV?. Well it stands for Online Electric Vehicle and an OLEV system has recently been implemented in South Korea’s city of Gumi. With this system, electrical cables embedded beneath the road transmit electrical power to …Read More »
At the recent Black Hat cyber security conference in Las Vegas, iSec (a security firm) revealed a hack which allowed researchers access to remotely enable the webcam on a Samsung smart TV without the user even knowing.
The method of …Read More »
A talking robot known as Kirobo will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) in order to accompany astronauts taking long journeys into space. Kirobo will be the first ever talking robot in space and he will be joined …Read More »
A Honk Kong man by the name of Mr. Du will be counting his losses but at the same time thankful to be alive after his Samsung Galaxy S4 caught fire and burned down his apartment… or so he says, …Read More »
Developed with the aid of NASA and private company SkyTran, a new “sky pod” transit system — suitably known as skyTran — is set to be constructed in Tel Aviv, Israel. It will be the first magnetically levitating mass transit …Read More »
Google Play Store downloads have for the first time ever surpassed Apple’s App Store downloads according to a report by App Annie. However, it seems that Apple still has the upper hand in terms of revenue with iOS apps generating …Read More »
I’m sure we can agree that Samsung makes some excellent smartphones, especially the much hyped Galaxy S4 which has some rather impressive specifications. Recent news has come to light, however, indicating that Samsung may have embellished the power of Galaxy …Read More »
Mozilla, the creator of Firefox, has recently been putting forward an effort to explore ways in which they can personalize the web browsing experience without users having to sacrifice privacy. One of their latest endeavors is a proposal for Firefox …Read More »
An open source airplane is being developed in Canada and it could possibly cost as little as $15,000.
The Maker Plane team plans to develop an airplane classified as a light sport aircraft which, in addition to being affordable, will …Read More »
Meet Supertoy Teddy, a natural talking teddy bear. I can’t believe I just said that.
Teddy makes use of a robotic voice box which will operate in sync with the words coming out of the teddy bear’s mouth and will …Read More »
This may seem both awesome and slightly bizarre to you but Discovery Channel and Volkswagen have teamed up to build a shark cage which has a similar form factor to that of Volkswagen’s 2013 Beetle convertible car. This thing is …Read More »
The vehicle in the above picture is the i-H2GO by Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies and Corgi International. It is a remote-controlled car which is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell… meaning it is indirectly powered by water.
Simply pour some …Read More »
A startup company by the name of Veebot is currently testing a prototype of a robot which is capable of drawing blood. The robot has the potential to choose the best vein at a higher rate than an experienced phlebotomist …Read More »
Meet Carl, a humanoid robot who also happens to be a part time bartender at the Robots Bar and Lounge in Ilmenau, Germany. Ben Schaefer, a mechatronics engineer of 23 years, constructed Carl using unused industrial robots acquired from the …Read More »
In a recent development, security engineers from Indiana have hacked into the software of the 2010 models of both the Toyota Prius and the Ford Escape using laptops which were connected to the cars’ electronic systems. This development came about …Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is essentially the research arm for US armed forces, is currently planning to build what they are calling a drone mothership.
The agency has recently announced several details about the project and …Read More »
RHex (pronounced “Rex”) stands for robot hexapod. RHex is a six-legged robot which is capable of negotiating all types of terrain and the researchers working on this project at the University of Pennsylvania hope one day that it will be …Read More »
Here on dotTech we have already covered best free cloud storage services, services that can be used not only to backup and remotely access or share files but also for the purposes of syncing files and folders across multiple computers …Read More »
The industrial mixing robot displayed in the video below is quite remarkable. Developed by OMC, it is a multi-axis, multi-directional robot which rotates a container along 2 axes thus mixing and stirring much more quickly than conventional single axis systems. …Read More »
The cost of electric bikes can be quite prohibitive but luckily this Kickstarter project can turn your existing bike electric in a matter of seconds.
Rubbee is a waterproof, electric drive unit for bicycles which is attached onto your bike …Read More »
A troubling malware family has recently been brought to light by researchers from both F-Secure and Webroot. What is particularly unique about this malware is that it targets both Windows and OSX. This malware appears to be an early attempt …Read More »
Air powered pants designed to boost a user’s joint power have been developed by design students of the Royal College of Art in London.
The device is still in an early prototype stage and consists of a series of air …Read More »
New REM energy managment system is an innovative approach to storing power generated by renewable energy
One of the problems with energy generated from renewable energy sources is that the energy provided by them can be at times intermittent due to factors such as weather. For this reason it is important to have a means of …Read More »
We have recently read about the Chinese woman who allegedly tragically died after being electrocuted after answering her charging iPhone 5. Another similar case has popped up in China where a man has been in a coma for 10 days …Read More »