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Could Bad Guys Actually Escape Falcon in a New! 2021-04-20 09:00:00In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, a villain straps a hostage to his wingsuit and leaps off a plane. Cue the action—and the fun physics.

IKEA's Revamped AR App Lets You Design Entire New! 2021-04-20 09:00:00The furniture company is going beyond its Place app with IKEA Studio, a much-needed overhaul of its augmented reality offering.

How to Rank Up In Overwatch, According to New! 2021-04-20 08:00:00Whether you are brand new to the game or have played every season, these strategies are worth trying.

NFTs and AI Are Unsettling the Very Concept New! 2021-04-20 08:00:00Non-fungible tokens and artificial intelligence make tracing the origins of a digital object more fragile. What are the world’s archivists to do

How Face Recognition Can Destroy Anonymity New! 2021-04-20 08:00:00Cameras are everywhere, and increasingly powerful software can pick an individual out of a crowd. Except sometimes algorithms get it wrong.

Hungry, Hungry Microbes in Tree Bark Gobble Up New! 2021-04-20 07:00:00Bad news: Trees emit methane, a greenhouse gas. Good news: Some are home to bacteria that can't get enough of it.

They Hacked McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines—and Started a New! 2021-04-20 07:00:00Secret codes. Legal threats. Betrayal. How one couple built a device to fix McDonald’s notoriously broken soft-serve machines—and how the

After a Year Vaping With the Pax Era New! 2021-04-20 07:00:00Pax’s portable weed pen is the perfect accessory for the BYO world.

A Fatal Crash Renews Concerns Over Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ New! 2021-04-20 07:00:00The company offers a feature called “Full Self-Driving Capability.” But it remains far from a self-driving car.

Watch Today’s Apple Event Right Here New! 2021-04-20 07:00:00The company is expected to unveil some new hardware Tuesday morning. Stream the big show with us.

Facebook Announces Live Audio Rooms, Its Clubhouse Clone 2021-04-19 19:30:00Clubhouse is the latest startup to get cloned by Facebook, as the social media giant announces a suite of new audio features. Who will use them?

A Firmware Issue Threatens to Make PS4 Games 2021-04-19 10:00:00Without a fix to older PlayStations, it’s only a matter of time before older games are rendered obsolete.

IdeaConnection :: Inventions

Soapbottle 2021-04-19 13:00:00SOAPBOTTLE is an elegant, waste-free product that does two things – it eliminates those pesky throwaway plastic bottles while giving you extra s

Sonnet155 2021-04-16 13:00:00Sonnet155 is entirely made from biodegradable materials to ensure that each bag can break down into water or soil. Hehemeyer-Cürten and Beckfeld

Icebloc 2021-04-15 07:00:00Icebloc is a new eco-friendly alternative to straws, that stops ice and bits in your drink hitting your lips and teeth. Made of plants, re-usable, eas

Piestro 2021-04-14 13:00:00Called the Piestro (a portmanteau of Pie and Maestro), this machine allows you to order artisanal pizzas with a few button-taps. Choose your toppings

The Prescription Paper Pill Bottle 2021-04-13 13:00:00“The Prescription Paper Pill Bottle, a first of its kind, is 100% compostable and biodegradable. Its open-source design adheres to FDA regulatio

NIX 2021-04-12 13:00:00NIX is a miniature washing machine specifically built to clean, dry, and sanitize our undergarments, like underwear, undershirts, and socks, using les

Home Garden 2021-04-09 13:00:00We have all killed a plant or two let’s just admit it. Gardening isn’t for everyone but it is sure nice to have fresh herbs to add to your

The IOON 2021-04-08 13:00:00When electrolyzed or ionized, water breaks down into a solution of hypochlorous acid and sodium hydroxide, which acts as a remarkable detergent and di

Carnerie 2021-04-07 13:00:00Carnerie is a ‘grow your own meat’ device for around twenty years in the future. It is controlled by an app, whereby the user is able to o

Casamera – Bath Towel Reimagined 2021-04-06 13:00:00Casamera claims that there are 7 key features to making a great towel. Its absorbency, weight, texture, size, odor-resistance, ability to dry out, and

The ARENA 2021-04-05 13:00:00The ARENA creates a workout system that can be used across over 300 movement types and in tandem with multiple styles from strength training to cardio

E-Sports Trainer 2021-04-02 13:00:00The patented Electronic Sports Band is an ergonomically designed and easy to use sports training aid designed to help users develop the muscle memory

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Computer model fosters potential improvements to 'bionic eye' 2021-04-09 15:06:15There are millions of people who face the loss of their eyesight from degenerative eye diseases. The genetic disorder retinitis pigmentosa alone affec

Neuralink developing brain-machine interface technology to help people 2021-04-09 14:44:50Since the year 2019, the neurotechnology company Neuralink has been developing technology to better capture the brain activity of humans. Beginning wi

Call for fire: ONR tests virtual training systems 2021-04-09 10:21:05The Marine scanned the open field and spotted an enemy tank approaching. Using a handheld tablet, he called for an air strike. A helicopter quickly fl

A better nasal swab for COVID-19 testing 2021-04-08 09:28:52Over nearly seven years researching 3D printing systems in MIT's Media Lab, Jifei Ou began to suspect the work could lead to better products. He neve

Deleting double-talk: researchers advance echo cancellation technology 2021-04-07 15:49:18Have you ever heard your own voice talk back to you on the phone? It's a nuisance, which is why people developed filters that adapt to the sound in a

POINTER: Seeing through walls to help locate firefighters 2021-04-07 07:43:56A unique positioning technology is being developed to pinpoint firefighters inside buildings where other positioning technologies fail.

Will.i.am is launching a high-tech Xupermask in partnership 2021-04-06 16:19:53Will.i.am is no stranger to technology, having invested in companies such as Tesla and Beats Electronics. His next venture is focused on revamped the

New 3D microbatteries stand up to industry standard 2021-04-06 09:01:41The thin-film lithium-ion batteries used in microdevices such as portable and medical electronics may supply a good amount of power relative to their

A new version of Siri could base speech 2021-04-05 14:52:14Apple has announced research into orienting Siri to recognize user speech patterns. This type of awareness could help inform Siri whether to respond t

Apple patents force-sensitive input structure for electronic devices 2021-04-03 06:20:30Apple's MacBook team has announced the development of a force-sensitive input structure for electronic devices, recently approved by the United State

Artificial intelligence for reducing food waste 2021-04-01 10:10:01In Germany, around 12 million tons of food end up in the trash every year. Over 30 percent of that is already destroyed in the production process. In

Economical wireless communication with more efficient intelligent sensors 2021-04-01 10:07:54In today's world, more and more devices are being wirelessly connected to one another with the aid of intelligent sensors. As this Internet of Things

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Former Just Eat exec Edel Kinane joins Irish New! 2021-04-20 07:00:28The former Just Eat commercial director will take up the role of chief growth officer at the Irish start-up. The post Former Just Eat exec Edel Kinane

Does your workplace need a menopause policy? New! 2021-04-20 06:35:36Vodafone Ireland CEO Anne O’Leary shares how and why employees will have access to company supports as they go through the menopause. The post D

Parler is coming back to Apple’s App Store New! 2021-04-20 06:08:44Apple has approved updates from the social network favoured by Trump supporters and far-right groups, but with some checks and balances. The post Parl

Irish start-up Rezexe raises €1.7m to roll out New! 2021-04-20 05:32:35The Enterprise Ireland-backed start-up is beginning Irish trials of its platform but has eyes on international expansion. The post Irish start-up Reze

5 things you need to know about Facebook’s New! 2021-04-20 05:20:52Podcasts, Soundbites and Live Audio Rooms are all on the cards for Facebook users. The post 5 things you need to know about Facebook’s new audio

Dire warning as CO2 emissions set for second-largest New! 2021-04-20 04:54:22While 2020 saw the largest ever decline in carbon dioxide emissions, a surge in energy demand could see global emissions rise by almost 5pc this year.

Free data course at UCD to train thousands New! 2021-04-20 04:00:11The SAS STEP programme, which will be delivered in partnership with UCD’s Professional Academy, aims to help professionals prepare for a job in

IBM reports revenue bump after four quarters of New! 2021-04-20 03:53:41Revenues and profits for the last quarter were up at Big Blue with its cloud business driving growth after a rocky year. The post IBM reports revenue

N26 and SumUp join forces to bring cashless New! 2021-04-20 03:31:26A new partnership between the digital bank and the mobile payments fintech aims to make cashless payments easier for self-employed workers. The post N

‘Pace of change has led to growth in New! 2021-04-20 02:34:08Datapac’s Karen O’Connor discusses the challenging pace of change in her industry, how the company is tackling the IT skills gap, and how

Stripe brings its card issuing service to Europe 2021-04-19 07:32:32Stripe Issuing allows business to create and manage payments cards for managing expenses from customers and staff. The post Stripe brings its card iss

Limerick’s cutting edge lies in its STEM city 2021-04-19 07:03:08A recent article sparked massive backlash for its description of Limerick, but it also presented a perfect opportunity to remind the world what the ci