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The World’s Dirst 3D-Printed Electric Motorbike

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Do you think 3D printers can only print small objects like toys and figures? Then meet Nera, the world’s first 3D-printed electric motorbike.

From the chassis to the airless tires all the parts are completely combined with 3D printing technique. Nera has 15 different 3D printed parts, including chassis, seat, suspension and tires.

The aim of the Nera project is to show what the 3D technology is capable of. “Our aim is to show designers, engineers, architects and consumers what 3D printing is.” said Stephan Beyer, CEO of Nera’s manufacturer BigRep.

Nera is not on sale yet, but the BBC says the 3D motorcycle will be sold for about $ 2,600 when the time comes. It is also stated that the motorcycle that is currently in the prototype phase will soon go out to the real world.

Nera has an extraordinarily bold design with very sharp futuristic angles, far beyond the motorcycle designs we are used to. Beyers attributes these courageous choices to the possibilities of 3D printing.

He says, “The best part of 3D printing is that you can eliminate these limitations. So you can create completely new design sets and objects with new features. It is not possible to reveal this design in traditional ways.”

Take a look at the concept video below to check how Nera will look in the real world.

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Teknology Giant Is Ditching Plastic Packaging

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Samsung Electronics has announced that it will not use plastic packaging on many products, from mobile phones to white goods. The technology giant will prefer recyclable and environmentally friendly materials such as paper and bio-based plastic.

Samsung will be implementing environmentalist material use instead of plastic packaging in the first half of 2019. The company will use paper packaging materials approved by forestry initiatives. Samsung is planning to use 500,000 tons of recycled plastics and collect 7.5 million tons of discarded products (both cumulative from 2009).

The company has created a new task unit to develop innovative packaging ideas.

Samsung will replace the plastic used for holder trays with pulp molds for tablets or phones, and bags wrapping accessories with eco-friendly materials. Samsung will also change the design of its chargers, replacing its glossy exterior with a matte finish, eliminating plastic protection films and reducing the use of plastic.

Plastic bags used to protect the surface of the TV, refrigerator, air-conditioner, washing machine and other kitchen and household appliances will also be replaced with recycled materials and bags containing bioplastics.

Until 2020, the company will only use fiber materials certified by global environmental organizations such as the Forest Stewardship Council, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Gyeong-bin Jeon, head of Samsung’s Global Customer Satisfaction Center said, “We are committed to recycling resources and minimizing pollution coming from our products. We will adopt more environmentally sustainable materials even if it means an increase in cost.”

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The Most Creative And Interesting Technologies of CES 2019

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The Consumer Electronics Fair (CES 2019), the heart of the world of technology, ended a few day ago. There are interesting, strange, and sometimes scary technologies left behind.

Some will be the indispensable part of our lives in the next few years, some will shape our future, others will just stay in the concept stage and never see the day. However, they can all be seen as important steps for our future. Even if it does not provide direct benefits, at least giving us insights about the future shows that these technologies should not be thrown away.

Let’s take a look at the most creative and crazy products that stand out in CES 2019.

LG Signature Rollable TV

LG’s highly anticipated rollable television was one of the most noticeable products at CES 2019. LG has not shown exactly how the folding mechanism works, but it has proven that technology is finally working.

Foldimate Laundry Folding Bot

One of the simplest but most effective technologies of CES 2019 was the Foldimate laundry folding machine. The device was originally introduced three years ago, but it was the first time that the working and the closest version to the mass production were shown. The company is preparing to launch its laundry folder from $ 1,000 some time around this year.

Royole Flexable QWERTY Keyboard

CES 2019 was a fair where folding and flexible materials were bravely used and exhibited in plenty. Folding TVs, phones and keyboards have shown that a very flexible future awaits us. Royole also introduced a flexible, folding and transparent QWERTY keyboard that works with Bluetooth connectivity and can be used on any surface. The price is unclear but the flexable keyboard is expected to be in the market in the second quarter of 2019.

Y-Brush Smart Toothbrush

Introduced last year, Y-Brush smart toothbrush was introduced as a finished product in CES 2019. This clever toothbrush needs 10 seconds to clean your teeth. You put the toothbrush in your mouth and then press the button. In order to ensure full cleaning while the vibrating motor is running, you need to mimic the chewing movement. It is possible to pre-order the device which is expected to roll out in April.

Hupnos Anti Snoring Sleep Mask

Hupnos smart sleep mask, a strange device that put an end to snoring problems. The mask works in conjunction with a mobile app that listens to you while you’re asleep to see if you’re snoring. When it detects snoring, it uses its accelerometer to determine your sleeping position and vibrates to move your body to a less snore-inducing position. If the problem is not solved, expiratory Positive Airway Pressure (EPAP) increases when you breathe to open your airways and stop snoring.

Harley-Davidson Livewire

The hype has been around for a long time but CES was the first time Livewire finally got a price and pre-order availability. Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle is now available to preorder form $ 29,799.

Samsung’s Cute Trio

Samsung jumped into the bandwagon of assistant robots. Samsung’s three cute robots serve users in different areas of life. While Bot Air cleans the air in your environment by circulating air, Bot Care takes care of your health by monitoring your breath while you sleep. Bot Retail serves as a smart cabinet for food and beverage.

Bell Nexus Flying Taxi

We couldn’t think of CES without flying cars of course. Bell’s full-scale flying taxi prototype took all the attention. Bell Nexus will be the most important part of Uber’s flying taxi fleet in the future. The company will begin testing in 2020 and it is expected to be around in the mid-2020s.

Hyundai Elevate Walking Car

Hyundai surprised everyone with a different mobility solution while everyone was running after flying cars. The company’s “walking car” concept will be used in search and rescue operations in the future. The car will also provide transport services for people with mobility problems within the city.

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The Mom Project keeping moms in the workforce raises $8m

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The Mom Project, a two-year-old startup helping moms in the workforce after having kids, has raised another $8 million.

The Mom Project was found in 2016 when CEO Allison Robinson read a study showing that 43% of skilled women leave work after having kids. And now her startup brings together companies and mothers who want to return to business life.

In the client list, there are over a thousand companies with important names such as P & G, BP and AT & T. These companies can create employment through The Mom Project. There are more than 75,000 mothers in the employment list.

The startup recently increased the total investment to $ 11 million with the latest investment of $ 8 million.

Allison Robinson, the founder of the initiative, also has an interesting story. Robinson, a former P & G employee, has to leave work after she becomes a mother. She then decides to establish The Mom Project while on maternity leave, and her former company P & G is currently one of Allison’s biggest clients.

Along with his initiative, Allison provides employment for thousands of women and represents a great example to them.

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Aspara: Grow Fresh Vegetables And Herbs At Home

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There is a smart solution for those who want to grow plants but do not have a garden. The smart device called Aspara allows you to grow fresh vegetables and plants in your home.

It’s not always possible to build a garden and grow vegetables at home. Most homes don’t have enough space for it or they don’t have the right conditions for planting. And for many people, growing plants at home may seem a complex and intimidating task. However, Aspara makes it possible for everyone to grow vegetables, even on the kitchen counter, whether they are experienced or not.

Aspara is defined as a hydroponic indoor smart garden designed specifically to enable users to grow fresh and healthy vegetables and herbs. The smart garden has LED lights, automatic watering system and advanced sensors to provide the right nutrients and lighting your vegetables need. With the smartphone application, you can easily access everything about your plants.

The developers of Aspara have launched a crowdfunding campaign to realize this smart product. And there is still time until the campaign ends, they have already reached their funding goal. The smart garden with pre-order prices starting at $ 329 will be delivered to its owners from April 2019.

For more details, you can visit the project’s crowdfunding page here.

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Funcl: Affordable Wireless Headphones

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When Apple removed the headphone jack on the new iPhones, it didn’t please everyone. However, after they introduced AirPods it captivated almost everyone. Normal headset size but completely wireless! And it’s really cool. But, the price is a big but. Luckily, there are lots of alternatives for those who can’t afford AirPods. Funcl is one of them.

The special feature of Funcl is that it brings together the wireless headset experience at an extremely affordable price. Funcl offers users two alternatives. The first is W1.

The W1 comes with a small white carrying case that charges the headset. The company offers 4.5 hours of battery life on a single charge. The device uses Bluetooth 5.0 for a stable and low power connection. On the side of the device is a touch key that works to turn on / off and control your music and phone calls. The device has IPX5 rating for water resistance. The pre-order price of W1 is only 19 dollars.

The company’s second option is Funcl AI. The device, which is slightly higher in terms of both price and feature, has a 24-hour of battery life when used with the charging box. The gamer-oriented headphones use Qualcomm’s audio chip and offers a very low latency (60ms). The pre-order price of this headset is $ 54.

Funcl turned to crowdfunding to put these smart wireless headsets into production. The company set out with a $ 50,000 funding target and managed to raise more than $ 700,000.

To review and pre-order wireless headsets, you can visit its crowdfunding page here.

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Meet Hera – First Electric Motorcycle With V-8 Battery

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In the past, especially for American motorcycles, the bigger was always better. However, this has started to change in recent years. Even Harley, famous for its big noisy bikes, decided to produce electric motorcycle. As such, competition began to rise. In this fast-growing market, Curtiss Motorcycles is coming to break the mold with its V8 electric motor.

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