2018 will bring the first human trials to use the gene-editing technology. A company called Crispr Therapeutics, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will use Crispr to fix a genetic defect in patients with an inherited blood disorder called beta thalassemia. Researchers at Stanford School of Medicine are also moving a Crispr treatment for sickle-cell disease to clinical trials.
The HTC Vive is the best VR headset in the world right now. The controls are intuitive to use, the resolution is incredible, with a 1080p screen per eye, and the base stations mean you can play in a space that’s 13 x 13 feet in size – that’s some serious playing space to swing yourself around in.
Do you lose track of your keys often? Even if it’s only happened to you a couple of times, there’s not much worse than running late for work and not being able to track your keys down. Thankfully, people make things like this: a wireless doohickey that lets you quickly track down whatever you have it attached to (keys, badge, phone, wallet, ferret, etc.). Simple solution. // Source
In February, the international jury of independent design experts will evaluate every product – without online pre-judging. The team comprises of experienced Red Dot jurors such as Hideshi Hamaguchi, inventor of the USB flash drive, Tangerine founder Martin Darbyshire, IT design consultant Gordon Bruce and also newly acquired experts like Wen-long Chen, CEO of the Taiwan Design Center.
Anaheim’s National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show featured plenty of traditional instruments, but as always, there was also a lot of cool music tech. From pro DJ hardware to gadgets that upgrade the instruments you own to innovative music education tools and apps, NAMM showed that now, more than ever, the worlds of music and tech are intersecting in interesting ways.
If you really want to splurge, I think this is the coolest car gadget/accessory on my list. Instead of paying for a hotel or camping on the ground, get this pretty sweet tent that attaches to the top of your vehicle! Say what?!?
We know you architects and designers out there are constantly looking for new ways to simplify your work. Seen on Yanko Design, the Hole Measuring Tape from designer Sunghoon Jung is a 2012 iF Design Talents Award entry and a practical instrument, soon to
Drones are one of those gadgets that can be hard to persuade yourself to buy since a crash is impossible to avoid. The thought of an expensive and beloved device crashing to the ground and breaking is just too stressful.
Gamers are an extremely discerning bunch, and they more or less know what kind of hardware that they require in order to maximize their gaming enjoyment. We are extremely fortunate that gaming technology has advanced to such a level where it is possible to enjoy high end gaming with little or no dro…
If you have ever had to spontaneously run into a meeting or had a sudden encounter with someone that just needed to be caught on camera, now you can instantly and secretively record that conversation for later review.
Timing, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said cryptically when asked what the greatest threat was for Snap Inc. I think the big risks are always the really big product ideas that we’re investing in that a
Of course most people will try to personalize their work space, whether it’s an office or a cubicle. They’ll maybe put up a picture frame or two and try to decorate their desk with whatever they find cool. But why decorate with cool useless items that are just for show when you can have cool gadgets that are actually of use?
Get rid of cord clutter on your desk and have easy access to your headphones with the Anchor. Mounts in seconds and holds ultra-strong with the same adhesive GoPro uses. Flexible silicone construction protects your headphones and won’t hurt if you ever bump it with you knee.
Vent and dash mounts mean this smart phone car mount can be positioned to fit your needs. Optimal viewing with advanced carbon steel gimbal for 140-degree rotation. This magnet phone holder for car vents is ideal for cell phones of all sizes, with or without a case.
Once upon a time we dreamed of eating meal-replacement pills while flying our cars to see a holographic movie. While so much of the future’s useful technology has failed to materialise, there’s one field that has come on in leaps and bounds like an untethered spacewalker, and that’s handwriting-to-typing. Finally you can grab hold of what looks like a normal pen, write as usual, then download everything on to a computer as images and text. If it wasn’t so ruddy simple, you’d think it was witchcraft.