Technology

A first look at Microsoft Fitness Band-Smartwatch

Everyone in the world has a wearable these days, and now it’s Microsoft’s turn. Cnet reported today that the Microsoft Band is now available after a surprise debut last night. Available only in the US for now, it costs $199, and works on Android, iPhones, and Windows Phone devices alike. In addition to the obvious optical heart-rate monitor you can ... Read More »

How do astronauts shower in space?

In space, washing your hair can be a, well, hair-raising adventure, and one NASA astronaut has the video to prove it. The new video of zero-gravity hair washing was recorded by American astronaut Karen Nyberg, one of six space travelers now living on the International Space Station. She posted it on YouTube and Twitter, in what is the latest astronaut ... Read More »

The camera you can swallow

UPDATE: It has come to our attention that Dr Saman Hosseini an Iranian/Canadian scientist based in the University of Toronto is in the forefront of this research [Link] A swallowable camera-in-a-capsule could help doctors spot early signs of oesophageal cancer, research has shown.  The hi-tech transparent device is about the size of a large multivitamin pill. It contains a rapidly ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg surprises audience by speaking Chinese

During a forum at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg surprises the audience by speaking Mandarin. His explanation for why he started learning the language is especially humorous and actually kind of sweet. Read More »

Japan unveils first passenger jet in four decades

The first made-in-Japan passenger aircraft in nearly four decades is being unveiled as its maker pushes into the booming regional jet sector with an eye to taking on industry giants Embraer and Bombardier. (For a closer view see the video above) Read More »

First Official Apple Reseller Store Opens in Iran

The U.S. government’s lifting of a United States embargo for exports of selected category of products into Iran on May 30th of last year, paved the way for opening of the first official Apple reseller (not company store) in Iran. Up until now, Iranians have been forced to purchase Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iMacs, making their way to unofficial stores ... Read More »

Espresso machine in your pocket

The makers of this little machine claim… With little efforts, Minipresso helps you prepare amazing shots, with a quality close to traditional machine. Don’t get rid of your daily pleasures far from home. Unlike other portable espresso machines, it doesn’t need cartridges or electricity. All you need to do is load it up with coffee grounds and hot water from ... Read More »

A bicycle built for two, side by side

What’s more romantic than two bicycles riding together into the sunset? How about one bicycle that’s built for two that has the seats side by side? This couple in Poland is riding a “Sociable” or “Buddy” bike that really wants to put “two” in together. This is not a new idea below you will see an older version from the ... Read More »

Parisa Tabriz Google’s top secret weapon

She is Google’s top secret weapon, charged with guarding the world’s most valuable brand. Parisa Tabriz is the company’s ace up the sleeve – a young professional hacker they call their “Security Princess”. As a white-hat hacker, the Polish-Iranian-American is paid to attack her own employer so the “bad guys”, known as the black hats, do not get there first. ... Read More »

Iran produces sweet tea for diabetics

Mehr News – Iranian scientist developed a kind of organic sweet and sour tea which is the best choice for people with diabetes.   Mohammad Hossein Nekoovaght, sales manager for organic tea, said, “since our company is the first in producing organic tea in Iran and the Middle East, we decided to produce a type of organic tea which would ... Read More »