Hi Tech Gadgets
The Powermat is a wireless charger for hi tech gadgets. You simply place your gadget on the mat to charge it.
It uses magnetic induction energy rather than electricity to charge devices and it works just as fast or faster than standard power adaptors.
It can also charge multiple and different gadgets all at the same time.
Research In Motion, maker of the Blackberry smartphone, are rumored to be adding a tablet device to their hi tech gadgets later this year.
Rumored to be named the "Blackpad", the device will compete directly with Apple's iPad and will feature Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology.
RIM acquired the domain name for blackpad.com
The "Blackpad" will compete in the rapidly growing market for hi tech gadgets that represents the gap between smartphones and notebook computers.
The "Blackpad" is expected to feature Blackberry's popular email capabilities as well as front and back camera features for video conferencing.
If you drink alcohol don't operate a vehicle. But the reality is that people rely on their own sense of sobriety if they have a glass of wine at a restaurant or a couple of beers during a sporting event.
The fact that blood alcohol levels differ for every person is what inspired this invention.
The iBAC alcometer is a thumb-sized, portable, breathalyser spectrometer that measures your blood alcohol content similar to tests done at a laboratory.
Here's how it works.
It transmits the breathalyser reading to your smartphone via Bluetooth where an application containing your bio data (such as your weight and other physical characteristics) analyzes the results in about a minute.
It will measure your degree of sobriety, your alcohol burning rate and will even forecast when you will have a zero level of alcohol in your body.
If there is one thing that consumers have in common when it comes to their hi tech gadgets - it's their concern about cracked and scratched screens.
In fact, a whole industry has emerged to fix and replace the screens on smartphones, tablets, and e-readers because they're a one-handed slip away from not being handheld.
But a product invented over 40 years ago is poised to become the latest and greatest screen technology for hi tech gadgets.
Gorilla glass, invented in the 60's by Corning Inc., is an utlra-thin, lightweight glass that is 3 times stronger than chemically strengthened glass and is extremely difficult to break, dent or scratch.
But when it was first invented there was no demand for such a product - until now. It's in demand because of the proliferation of digital devices.
Gorilla glass is currently used in more than 40 million mobile devices and is a $170 million a year business and expanding.
Beginning next year LCD frameless flat-screen televisions will also start using the glass. Corning expects revenues from their product to reach $200 million this year and over $1 billion next year.
Not bad for a product that has been in mothballs for 48 years.
Source: corning.com; ap.org photo: apple.com