Posted May 5, 2010 in Tech


SKYPE 5 Way Video Call

Finally a long awaited addition to Skype is in sight, a public “beta” test of a group video chat function that lets up to five people participate in a video call simultaneously. This feature launches next week and it will be free, however Skype plans to start charging for it in the next three or four months. Neil Stevens, the...

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Posted May 5, 2010 in Cool Shit, Tech


Is it the End of CANCER in Sight?

The invention of a sensor that determines the existence of cancer in humans at a molecular level won Raluca-Ioana van Staden, a Romanian, this year’s Golden Prize at the International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva. Put on by the World Intellectual Property Organization she won in the category for Best Woman Inventor 2010. The sensor...

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Posted Apr 28, 2010 in Tech


Bitten by the Viper

Although global warming continues to stoop Montreal winters to almost Toronto levels, we still get a few frosty days and nights. The Viper SmartStart system make getting into a cold car even harder since it allows the user to start the car from virtually anywhere with the help of a smartphone. Initially Viper developed only an iPhone app and...

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Posted Apr 22, 2010 in Tech

Life Line

Your LifeLine

Just a little while ago, in “I’m Not a Doctor but My iPhone Is”, we were talking about gadgets and tools that could change the way medical care needs are assessed and provided. LifeLine is a ground breaking concept project by Mikhail St-Denis that aims to keep your health in check at all times. While wearing the LifeLine...

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Posted Apr 21, 2010 in Arts, Cool Shit, Tech


Emotionally} Vague

Orlagh O’Brien, a graphic designer from Cork, waxes about the problems of the postmodern on her official website, arguing that “with exponentially increasing data available for every aspect of our lives, there is danger of a consequent overload and reduced quality to how we see and read both information and people.” And...

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Posted Mar 31, 2010 in Tech


I’m Not a Doctor but My iPhone Is

A few years ago, Thinklabs came out with the Digital Stethoscope ds32a, which is a diagnostic electronic stethoscope that amplifies the faintest sounds. Do you want to play doctor? Do you need to be a the hero? Thinklabs has now released an iPhone & iPod app that allow you to record and display heart rhythm and breathing sounds in real time....

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