Cool CreoPop pen lets you draw in 3D

CEOPOPIf you think 3D printers are cool, then how about a pen that allows you to draws objects in 3D that’s truly cool? It’s called CreoPop from a Singapore-based company of the same name originally funded through Indiegogo. The pen uses specially designed ink made from photopolymers that flows freely from the pen and solidifies when exposed to LED diodes.

Cool in More Ways

Now when I say cool, I mean it in multiple senses of the word. Yes, it is cool – very funky; imagine you can draw almost in thin air. It’s also cool because of the types of inks it uses (more later) and again cool, since the ink that flows from the pen is more or less cool to the touch. Read more…at CanoeTech Blog.

Apple updates MacBook announces WWDC 2016

macbook.rosegoldApple announced today an update to the 12-inch MacBook. Apple’s silent and sleek unique unibody golden child that hovers in size between the two MacBook Air models has been upgraded with new processors, better battery life and one new colour addition.

Under the hood of the MacBook will now be 6th generation dual-core Intel Core “m” processors up to 1.3 GHz, with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, peppier 1866 MHz memory and faster flash storage. It will also include the latest Intel HD Graphics 515 processor offering up to 25 percent faster graphics performance. Designed to be your all-day Mac, battery life is also up, now claiming up to 10 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 11 hours of iTunes movie playback. Read more at CanoeTech Blog.

Review: Gatekeeper 2.0 Secure Wireless Lock & Key for your Computer

1 GatekeeperProtecting your data from prying eyes is more important than ever before. Still, we often forget to lock our computers when we walk away or purposely don’t bother because it’s too much of a pain to retype in a password every time you move to and fro. For this, Untethered Labs created Gatekeeper, a key fob sized wireless “lock and key” for your computer that automatically locks your computer when you walk away from it and unlocks it when you return.

It’s a pocket Bluetooth 4.0 enabled system that consists of a small rectangular coin-cell battery-operated key fob, a USB dongle and a companion app. The company’s latest model, Gatekeeper 2.0, which we’re reviewing here today, is updated and redesigned; At 45 mm x 25 mm x 6 mm and weighing 10 grams, it’s lighter and 20% thinner and with better range detection. The new sleeker fob has a rubberized matte finish, so it won’t slip from your hands with a built-in loop to secure it on a safety keychain attachment or lanyard – both included. The USB lock or dongle is half the size and now has a metal shield. The Android and iOS apps have been updated as well as the software for Windows and Mac although the Mac version is still in beta.  Read Full Review at G4TV Canada.

Why mop floors when Braava jet can do it?

B240_MoppingRobot_heroRegardless as to how meticulous you are the floors in your house need to be mopped once in a while. It’s no secret, mopping up is one chore that most of us hate doing, so it’s great news to hear that iRobot has added a complementary cleaning gadget to go along with the Roomba robotic vacuum, the Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot, a compact high-tech hard surface cleaner.

More than just a mop being robotically dragged around the floor, iRobot’s latest creation incorporates a smart vibrating cleaning head and a jet sprayer.

Braava jet is designed to work with three types of specially designed pads to cover a wide variety of wet and dry cleaning needs. The Dry Sweeping Pad is perfect for picking up some simple dirt like dust, pet hair, and dry coffee grounds from hard surfaces.. For everyday dirt, or for cleaning tile and stone the Damp Sweeping Pad adds a little moisture to help ensure the dirt is cleaned up. For more heavily soiled or stained floors the Wet Mopping Pad is likely more appropriate. Both the damp and wet pads contain a water-activated cleaning agent to help loosen the dirt for better cleaning.  Read more…at CanoeTech Blog.

Acer unveils 120-inch 24:9 ultra-wide gaming projector

If you can’t get a big enough or wide enough screen to enjoy your games, you may be excited to know that Acer has just unveiled the Acer Predator Z850 Gaming Projector allowing you to experience a 120″ ultra-wide image with an ultra-short throw.

If you have a display area large enough, their latest laser projector offer gamers a 24:9 ultra-wide field of view at 1920 x 720 HD, giving you a 50% wider image than before. In fact the company says, “This feature augments a gamer’s peripheral vision to present a competitive edge over enemies in all types of games.” Of course, you’ll still need to be quick on the fingers. Read more…at CanoeTech Blog.

Why walk when you can RocketSkate?

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As spring is just around the corner it’s time to once again think about high-tech personal transportation. Earlier this month, we looked at a funky e-skateboard called Storm, but what if you prefer skates to a skateboard? If that’s the case then you might just drool over the RocketSkates by Acton. You may not achieve speeds like The Flash, but you will be able to get up to 7 mph for up to 5 miles on the RocketSkates R5 or up to 12 mph for 10 miles on the R10 model. So why walk when you can skate?

Read more…at CanoeTech Blog.

Apple iPhone SE not exactly a 6S in a 5S shell

iPhone SEApple is Bucking the “bigger is a better” trend unveiling the much anticipated iPhone SE and bringing back the smaller and ever popular 4″ display. And while some are calling it an iPhone 6S in an iPhone 5S form factor, this is not exactly the case.

Yes, the iPhone SE is smaller than the 6S and the same size as the iPhone 5S. And yes, they do have in common, the 64-bit A9 chip with M9 motion co-processor, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Wi-Fi calling, 12 mega-pixel iSight camera, 4K video recording, 720HD video recording, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) amongst many of the other wonderful features of the iPhone 6S.

Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Review: iRig BlueTurn wirelessly turns your page

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Accessing your computer or mobile device while on stage for artists or presenters can often be a pain. This is especially true if your hands are full and all you want to do is turn a page on your sheet music, change a setlist or move through a presentation. This is where the new iRig BlueTurn comes in. It’s a compact wireless page turning gadget that utilizes your foot rather than your hand.

Created by IK Multimedia and made in Italy, iRig BlueTurn is a simple yet clever little BlueTooth enabled box. It’s designed to sit on the floor with two soft touch illuminated buttons positioned side-by-side to execute commands from one of three preset modes: Arrow up/down, Page up/down or Arrow left/right that you can configure upon power-up. In some apps, receiving these commands may allow control of other functions such as scrolling and start/stop functionality in certain modes depending on how the app interprets the standardized commands. Read Greg Gazin’s Full Review at CanoeTech Blog.

Will this e-Skateboard take the world by Storm?

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It might not be the hoverboard Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly cruised around on in Back to the Future II nor will it levitate in mid-air but the new Storm eSkateboard is trying to quickly get off the ground.

The Storm Electric Skateboard is like a regular skateboard, plus an on-board motor and simple Bluetooth LE, which allows riders to control the direction and pace of the board.

“It’s a board that allows riders an incredible amount of freedom without compromising the ability to ride in the traditional way,” said Storm founder and CEO John Madden. “It’s stylish, functional and lightweight. Our board is really going to change the game while offering an incredibly low price that other electronic skateboard makers simply can’t match.” Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Baton shaped Satechi wireless presenter

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Who says remote wireless presenters have to be flat or boring? Electronic accessory maker Satechi doesn’t seem to think so. They have unveiled their newest Aluminum Bluetooth Presenter and laser pointer that is shaped like a baton or a small mic rather than your typical offering.

The Satechi Aluminum Bluetooth Presenter (model ST-APA) is cylindrical shape with a two-tone colour scheme and available in three iOS inspired flavours. On all models, the top half is black and the bottom is one of either; gold, silver or space grey. On the underside is a USB charging port, charge indicator and power button. Read more…at CanoeTech Blog.