Graphene Earphones: Extremely Light and Incredibly Durable

Many people rely on headphones and earphones for music and audio playback these days. It’s just a convenient way to listen to your tunes, without bothering the people around you. Now, scientists have come up with some cool new earphone tech. Researchers at the University of California in Berkeley have created the first graphene-based earphones ever.

graphene earphone

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mentalKase: Drop Your iPhone at 6,000 Feet? No Problem!

Just like many of you, I dread dropping my phone. It happens from time to time, but I’ve never had a drop damage my phone. That being said, there’s no way that my phone could survive a 6,000-foot drop, or could it?

mentalKase iphone case

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Stair Rover Skateboard Ready to Conquer Flights of Stairs

Grinding down flights of stairs isn’t always easy when you are on a skateboard, so Po-Chih Lai decided that skateboards could be improved so that they would have no problem going down steps.

Stair Rover skateboard tackles stairs

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LumaHelm Light-up Helmet Improves Cyclist Safety

It’s reasonable to say that riding a bike in traffic can get dangerous quickly. That’s why I think that the LumaHelm is such a good idea – since it adds much needed visibility to cyclists, also allowing other vehicles to know exactly where they are going.

lumahelm smart led helmet bicycle

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The Flattest Boombox You’ve Ever Seen

By definition, boomboxes are supposed to be big, loud and thick. That’s not how Hannes Harms designed his unique spin on the boombox. His latest creation attempts to reduce material, volume and components thanks to flat electronics. This personal audio solution was made out of a perforated sheet of acid-etched stainless steel.

hannes harms flat speaker boombox

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Transparent Fujitsu Android Smartphone Offers Two-Sided Touchscreen

I guess that the next generation smartphones will be sporting a brand new look that’s almost out of science-fiction. This has been something that people have been lusting after for years – transparent screens – like the ones in Avatar.

fujitsu transparent smartphone japan

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Lit Motors C-1: Electric Scooter with a Roof?

I’ll admit that if you live in Asia, cars aren’t very convenient, though the trend for super-minis is starting to catch on in Europe and slowly in North America. This prototype vehicle takes things a bit further by taking away a couple of wheels and using gyroscopic stabilization so that it remains upright.

c 1 lit motors scooter electric roof

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BlackBerry 9980 Spotted in China: Fake or No Fake?

This BlackBerry popped up  a few days ago on a Chinese web site, and it’s supposed to be the new BlackBerry 9980. I have to admit that the design is somewhat intriguing, but if it really looks like this, will it sell?

blackberry 9980 phone fake clone china smartphone

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Real Hoverbike in the Works: Just Don’t Fall Off

When I think of hoverbikes, I think of those speeder bikes from the Star Wars saga. You know the ones that the Scout troopers use on Endor in Return of the Jedi. Well, a hoverbike is exactly what Chris Malloy from Australia decided to build, only in real life. I don’t know what is cooler than that.

hoverbike chris malloy australia motorcycle ultralight

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Geely McCar: Electric Car Has Electric Scooter in the Trunk

Geely’s new McCar concept vehicle stuffs an electric scooter in the back. While this might sound like science-fiction, it’s actually going to be made. The main question will be if it’s going to be available in the US. Still, it’s an interesting take on the whole mobility scheme.

geely concept mccar electric scooter

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