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Samsung Galaxy S5 review10m40s

Samsung Galaxy S5 review

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is Samsung's latest flagship of 2014. Jared goes into an in depth review of Samsung's top smartphone, but is it worth the money?

Top 10 Laptop Ultrabooks for 20143m08s

Top 10 Laptop Ultrabooks for 2014

2014 has had some fierce competition with laptop Ultrabooks. Up until recently, the MacBook Air topped the list, but you'll be quite shocked to see who topped for Summer 2014.

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Published: July 11, 201456,173 views
Top 10 mobile phones for summer 20143m07s

Top 10 mobile phones for summer 2014

Looking for the top smartphone for 2014? In this video, Rumble Tech presents the top 10 mobile phones for Summer 2014. You'll be surprised to know that the Samsung Galaxy S5 does not make it in our top 3 phones. Although its a brilliant phone, both the Sony Xperia Z2 and HTC One M8 top our list for the best phones in the first half of 2014.

Top 10 brilliant tech failures2m47s

Top 10 brilliant tech failures

Check out this top 10 list from ListFinity featuring technological inventions that simply didn't work out. Do you remember any of those products?

Harley Davidson's first electric ride1m18s

Harley Davidson's first electric ride

Motorcyclists might soon have to plug in their hogs as American bike-maker Harley-Davidson unveils its first electric motorcycle, LiveWire, in New York. Elly Park reports. Credit to Reuters.

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Published: June 24, 20141,298 views
This Bike Lock Is Unpickable!5m44s

This Bike Lock Is Unpickable!

LockMan28 demonstrates the "Forever Lock", a bike lock which hides the entire unlocking mechanism within itself, thus preventing direct access to the keyhole. Check this out and watch how it works. If you're interested, they'll be selling for approximately $140 (plus shipping). What do you think of it?

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"Floating" Screens Bring New Paradigm To Interactive Gesture Technology

Researchers in Japan are developing interactive touch screens that appear to float in mid-air. The scientists believe their technology represents the future of 3D digital interaction, for use in hospital operating theaters or other environments where gesture technology is more appropriate than screen touch systems. Rob Muir reports. Credit to Reuters.

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Published: April 3, 2014407 views
Future Vision: 3D Printers In Electric Cars?1m35s

Future Vision: 3D Printers In Electric Cars?

Le FabShop teamed up with electric car manufacturer Renault to give us a glimpse of what the future may look like. According to le FabShop, 'We believe that in a near future, cars will be electric, self-driven & equipped for advanced field operations. Your plumber will be able to produce spare-parts in his vehicle, some goods will be produced on demand in the delivery truck.' What do you think of this idea?

Smart Keg Tracks Individual Beer Consumption2m20s

Smart Keg Tracks Individual Beer Consumption

Check out the 'Smart Kegerator' from Phil Harlow. He decided to modify his Kegerator and devised a system based on a Raspberry Pi which recognizes the face of the person pulling a beer. The genius part is that it adds a charge to their tab based on the price of the keg and the volume of the pour!

Autonomous Drones Learn To Fly As A Flock2m17s

Autonomous Drones Learn To Fly As A Flock

Hungarian researchers have developed drones that can fly as an autonomous flock, opening new possibilities for the artificial pollination of crops or search and rescue missions. The scientists originally set out to build flying robots to help study collective motion in animals, but ended up with drones that can fly cooperatively without any central control. Rob Muir reports. Credit: Reuters; Collmot / Attila Korbely; Matyas Lorincz; Collmot.

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Published: March 21, 2014547 views
Fueled Presents: 40 Years of Cellphone1m26s

Fueled Presents: 40 Years of Cellphone

Starting with the DynaTAC in 1974 and ending with a side-by-side comparison between the iPhone 5s and the Galaxy Note, Fueled's designers and animators crafted the 40-year history of the mobile cell phone. For some it will be a walk down memory lane, for others a history lesson. Check out Fueled for more great work!

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"Magic Box" Helps Children Learn Modern Technologies

A Czech company has developed a computerised, interactive device it calls a "Magic Box". Half teaching tool, half toy, the box is designed to teach children about modern technologies in a playful way. Jim Drury has more. Credit to Reuters.

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Published: March 14, 2014769 views
Device Which Prints the US Constitution on the Spot!36s

Device Which Prints the US Constitution on the Spot!

Check out CONSTI2GO, a portable device that prints the US Constitution from a receipt printer at the push of a button! CONSTI2GO, Thibault Brevet, 2014. Commissioned by Jeff Goldenson for LABRARY.bike. The project is to be featured during SXSW Interactive 2014.

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Published: March 10, 20141,835 views
Luxury Driverless Concept Car Offers View to the Future1m46s

Luxury Driverless Concept Car Offers View to the Future

Swiss concept car firm Rinspeed is showing off its latest prototype vehicle, a driverless car it says represents the future of transportation. The Rinspeed XchangE is a luxury car that leaves the job of driving to an onboard computer while passengers relax and enjoy the ride. Jim Drury reports. Credit to Reuters.

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Published: March 7, 2014421 views
Plot Clock: Robot Which Draws You the Time59s

Plot Clock: Robot Which Draws You the Time

The plot clock is a small clock plotter which uses a dry wipe pen to write out the time on a small piece of dry erase board, created with three small 9g servos. It definitely makes checking the time a lot more interesting!

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Published: March 5, 20141,814 views
Take on the World Chess Champion1m14s

Take on the World Chess Champion

Norwegian World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen is challenging people to a game of chess with a new mobile phone app. Tara Cleary reports. Credit to Reuters.

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Published: February 27, 2014302 views
Invisibility Block Brings Cloaking Technology a Step Closer1m13s

Invisibility Block Brings Cloaking Technology a Step Closer

Scientists in Singapore have discovered a way to make objects disappear from view by bending light around them. The technology has potential for use in the military and for surveillance, but could also be applied for other purposes such as disguising unsightly objects on buildings. Rob Muir reports.

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Published: February 20, 2014523 views
Lakemaid Beer Drone Delivery!1m09s

Lakemaid Beer Drone Delivery!

Lakemaid Beer, the "fisherman's lager", seeks out to use drones to deliver cold ones to ice fishers in Minnesota. The brewery even has a tentative plan to begin beer delivery via drone to the thousands of ice fishers set up on Minnesota's lakes! The latest advancement in ice fishing!

Self-Navigating Flapping Drone Takes Flight2m07s

Self-Navigating Flapping Drone Takes Flight

Scientists in the Netherlands have designed the world's first self-navigating, flapping winged robot. Called the DelFly Explorer, it can detect and avoid obstacles in its path and is being further developed to navigate entire buildings by itself. Sharon Reich reports. It's not the first drone designed to mimic nature, but unlike other flapping-winged vehicles, the ultra lightweight DelFly Explorer navigates entirely on it's own, detecting and avoiding obstacles in its path with no human intervention The DelFly was developed by a team led by Guido De Croon at the Delft University of Technology. He says its autonomous navigational capabilities set it apart. "It's actually, when it sees something, it will fly on a little bit, then it will fly a circle, and only continuing in the direction if it sees enough space again, so this is one of the simple things it does, actually, that make it efficient, but still we are sure that it will avoid obstacles." It can also adapt its own altitude to suit the environment and can fly for up to nine minutes on battery power. Eventually, the team believes their vehicle could be used for indoor surveillance or monitoring, or as platform for video streaming at concerts.... But first, they need to teach it new tricks. "The next step we want to take is that it can go through the door, or through the window, and then not only explore one space, but explore the whole building for example, and the step after that is that when is exploring, it will notice at the certain point that it has less battery and then it needs to get back to the operator. So it has to do something that we know that bees for example are very good at, and they do it with little processing, and we will have to do the same thing with this small DelFly." Replicating the mechanics of a bee, De Croon admits, will take some time...but he and his team are confident that better batteries and more sophisticated sensors will gradually take Delfly to even greater heights. Credit to Reuters.

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Published: January 22, 2014588 views
A Sense of Touch Makes Robots More 'Human'2m41s

A Sense of Touch Makes Robots More 'Human'

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing robots with a sense of touch. They have produced artificial skin that works with computer software to allow robots to physically interact with humans and, as Ben Gruber reports, one man is already seeing the benefits. Henry Evans is tucking himself in for the first time in 10 years. Evans became quadriplegic and mute after suffering a stroke in 2003. He now has limited use of only one finger. Evans is using a computer interface to control a uniquely specialized robot, one that has the ability to feel its way through tasks with a sense of touch. Speaking via text to voice software over a computer, Evans recalls his first physical interaction with the robot. "With the touch sensitive skin I can feel the robot keeping contact forces low but still in constant pursuit of its goal. I felt immediately that it wouldn't hurt me. But rather it seemed aware of my presence as it went about its business." Designer Charlie Kemp, an associate professor at Georgia Tech, says most robots are built to work on factory production lines, rather than to interact safely with humans. So he looked to nature to make robots more human-friendly. "Biological organisms, animals, insects, they have tactile sensing over their whole bodies. Their entire body is sensitive to touch. And robots haven't had that capability, so one of the first things we need to give robots is the sensor, not just eyes, not just ears, but skin." And it's this robot's artificial skin that sets it apart, allowing it to feel it way through designated tasks. The sensors on the skin feed back to a computer program which models the environment and the arm's orientation within it. Kemp says his team are now in the process of upgrading their robot by giving it the ability to map as it explores new environments. He says there is still a lot of research ahead, but believes that this type of technology will one day dramatically improve the quality of life for people like Henry Evans. Credit: Reuters.

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Published: January 3, 2014318 views