Fact or Science Fiction? Tech You Can Buy Now (or Soon)

Technology advances exponentially. The better technology is, the faster it improves. That’s why there are already a handful of amazing futuristic gadgets on the market you might not even be aware of. You’ll think these gadgets were pulled from a science fiction film, but these are items you can buy today. Oculus Rift The Oculus Rift is a headset that fits over your eyes and ears. Elon Musk, creator and owner of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, used the Oculus Rift to develop engines for his spacecraft and design the first viable electric car. But for the average citizen, the Oculus Rift is advertised as the next immersive video game platform, with three-dimensional realities wherever you look. While the hardware isn’t at industry standard yet, Oculus is in development of powerful machines. Like the hardware, the software is also limited, as major developers are still wondering if the technology will be a viable means of profit in the long run. While the Oculus Rift still has limitations, it is likely to become more common place in the future. On the outside, the Oculus Rift might look like a cheesy retake on the virtual reality gimmicks of yesteryear, but the device has been developed in an age with technological support. Oculus revealed its new headset earlier this year at a pre-E3 event. The new headset won’t hit the market until the first quarter of 2016, but there are a series of Oculus Rifts already for sale. Wireless Cameras Security cameras were once so expensive only large companies and the rich could afford them. With the advancement of technology, however, home security has become more affordable. Lorex has a variety of state-of-the-art HD wireless security cameras. 720P and 1080P cameras aren’t out of your economic reach anymore. With these cameras, you can view your live feed or past footage from your computer or smartphone. Lorex cameras work in both daytime and low-light conditions. When light dips, these cameras automatically switch to night vision, with a range of...

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Hands On: Rugged Go2 Swiss Army Pocket Knife

  A photo posted by Andy Quayle (@aquayle) on Aug 20, 2015 at 12:57pm PDT The #RuggedKnife Go2 Swiss Army style pocket knife from the Rugged Knife Company is more what I’d call a traditional Pocket Knife. Traditional?  The typical Swiss Army style. Various tool components folding into a central unit, as opposed to the now popular multi-tool plier-based style. It’s nice to see a more traditional pocket knife. There’s something reassuring about it. Not quite a “blast from the past”, I think it’s more a case of “tried and tested”. The knife arrived in a classy gift box.  Nothing frivolous, just slide the top off the box and find a “thank you” note, and the kn ife inside. I like the simplicity.  I appreciate the simplicity. My first impression?  It’s light.  Surprisingly light. A total of 3.3 ounces. Looking at the tool, it looks stylish, rugged, and very… well…metal.  You’d not expect it to weight as little as it does. The knife is an all metal construction, with embedded plastic highlights each end, on each side. The plastic makes the whole thing a little more friendly an tactile. Of course, the main component of any pocket knife is the knife.  Rugged has built in a nice stainless steel knife. The blade itself is 2.5”. A handy but not dominating tool. As with any pocket knife there are the staple tools – Philips and flat head screwdrivers, mini-scissors, bottle opener, can opener, nail file/cleaner, and corkscrew.  It does have its own key ring, too. After some testing, these seem to be retaining their integrity. They’re not easily scuffed or scratched. using the tool as a grip actually in your hand – this makes it easier to get the torque on the driver that you need. The Philips screwdriver is nicely positioned because it opens at a right angle to the tool, It’s a great tool to keep around. It’s a nice pocket or purse size.   Good for a car glove box. Combine a good...

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The Evolution of Mobile Phones

To most people these days, mobile phones have become an essential in their daily lives. Today a mobile phone is basically a computer in your pocket – they’ve come a long way in a relatively small amount of time. This infographic takes a look at the mobile’s humble beginnings and the journey it’s been on since. This Infographic is courtesy of Flexenable, a leading producer in flexible electronics...

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The Evolution Of The Text Message

While SMS text messaging is omnipresent in today’s society, it was a revolutionary technology when it was first envisioned 31 years ago. The simple SMS has changed over time, and transformed the way in which we communicate. From messaging for personal use to messaging for marketing, SMS messaging is used in a variety of manners. This infographic from Neon SMS maps the growth of Text Messaging, from original concept to multimedia messaging, and infographic demonstrates just how individuals and businesses have harnessed this ground-breaking...

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7 Ways to lower your ink costs

The ink/toner industry is massive globally, with yearly sales crossing the billion mark easily. Ink itself has become one of the most expensive commodities around and shows no sign in becoming cheaper. Posing a problem for all types of businesses in every type of area. This infographic contains 7 ways, which are easy to apply and carry out, to bring down your costs and save money on your ink expenses. They range from the simple task of just changing what font you usually use, the settings on your printer, ignoring the warning messages saying your cartridge is empty to buying what you need. All of these points and more are explained in more detail in the infographic in a clear and easy to read manner. h/t to ecoink for the...

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