Fairphone 3+ smartphone now available from Vodafone

The new Fairphone 3+ smartphone is now available with Vodafone in the UK, the handset is available on a range of contracts with the carrier. The handset is available from £38 a month with £29 up front, it is also available on Vodafone Unlimited contracts, details om these below. Vodafone Unlimited Max: £55 per month […]

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Jamstack 2 compact guitar amplifier

Guitarists and musicians may be interested in a new compact guitar amplifier created by Christopher Prendergast based in Canada. Building upon his previous design the second generation Jamstack guitar amplifier is now available to purchase from the Indiegogo crowdfunding website. The project has already blasted past its required pledge goal thanks to over 600 backers […]

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MorphESP 240 ultimate ESP32-S2 dev board

Developers, makers and enthusiasts looking for a ESP32-S2 development board may be interested in the MorphESP 240 created by the development team at Morpheans. The MorphESP 240 is an easy-to-use, Arduino- and CircuitPython-compatible, open hardware ESP32-S2 dev board with a built-in high-resolution, IPS-color display. The MorphESP 240 is now available to purchase from the Crowd […]

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ESHLDTY T1 waterproof power extension tower

If you are in the market for a power extension you might be interested in a new waterproof 6 gang power supply and USB hub launched via Indiegogo this month. Featuring RGB lighting and IPX6 waterproof rating. Special early bird pledges are now available for the inventive project from roughly $65 or £49, offering a […]

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Vivo V20 Pro launching in India in December

It looks like the Vivo V20 Pro is headed to India in December, the handset is expected to launch on the 2nd of December. The Vivo V20 Pro comes with a 6.44 inch AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution and it is powered by a Snapdragon 765G mobile processor. The handset also comes with […]

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HotDive scuba and underwater camera phone case

HotDive is a new waterproof phone case that transforms your smartphone into an underwater camera that can be taken scuba or use while splashing around in the waves. Early bird pledges are now available for the creative project from roughly $179 or £135, offering a considerable discount of approximately 50% off the retail price, while […]

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This eVTOL ambulance designed to airlift critical patients will commence in Australia in 2023!

Come 2023 and you could be seeing the Australian skies dotted with emergency responder eVTOL aircraft. This dream will become a possibility as innovative Australian start-up AMSL Aero has developed an eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft in collaboration with their research partners – the University of Sydney, autonomy; sensing specialists Mission Systems, and Australian aeromedical company CareFlight. Dubbed Vertiia, the pod-shaped aircraft takes flight courtesy of the eight transitioning multirotors mounted on the upper tail and the lower front. For now, the manned aircraft can reach a speed of 300 km/h with autonomous capabilities to come when fully ready. It’ll have a dynamic range of 250 km on the battery-powered drivetrain while the clean hydrogen-fueled powertrain will enable 800 km with the option of quick refueling.

According to CareFlight Co-founder and CEO, Andrew Moore, the strategic partnership with CareFlight for use of Vertiia by 2023 as an air ambulance aims to provide convenient, low-cost connectivity for remote regions that are devoid of any airstrips. Andrew added by saying that it is the most efficient eVTOL in the world as “it also creates a tremendous opportunity to provide zero emissions air transport solutions.” Unlike conventional aeromedical planes, Vertiia will transport patients directly from any location to the hospital, sans the time lag which is important for critical patients. This will be vital for airlifting people during bushfires or transporting patients in far-flung areas for preventative healthcare and testing. On top of that, it’ll be a safer option than helicopters, will cost as little as your hatchback, and will be easy to maintain. To cut it short Vertiia will be a much affordable, accessible, safer, and reliable option!

The University of Sydney has had a pivotal role in bringing the eVTOL aircraft to life with their valuable inputs in development. University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Michael Spence, said; “We are incredibly excited to be collaborating with AMSL Aero on the development of Vertiia, a technology which has the potential to rapidly decarbonize air travel and improve patient transport. My team has used computers to design and algorithms to optimize the aircraft structure and its propellers. This will ultimately allow AMSL Aero to reach their ambitious range and speed targets for Vertiia.”

The future-forward aircraft is already in the pre-flight prototype stage and has been formally launched by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack at Bankstown Aerodrome. The project is in line with the Australian government’s National Aviation Policy Issues Paper on Emerging Aviation Technologies and Vertiia has become a reality as a result of the $3 million federal government Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grant. Vertiia is currently being built at AMSL’s aerodrome at Bankstown Airport, and shortly test flights will commence at its facility in Narromine Airport in regional New South Wales.

The Deputy Prime Minister McCormack said: “What we’re seeing here today is a revolution in aeromedical support. In the Northern Territory, for example, an aircraft that travels at 300 kilometers per hour, as Vertiia does, can reach 98 percent of the population.”

Designer: AMSL Aero in collaboration with The University of Sydney, MissionSystems, and CareFlight

Hitman 3 Under the Hood teaser trailer

To whet your appetite ahead of the launch of the third Hitman game in the series, IO Interactive has released a new teaser trailer providing a quick look at the Glacier games engine created in-house to power the Hitman series of games. Hitman 3 will officially launching early next year and will be available to […]

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DIY automated recycling machine transforms waste into new injection molded products

The SOTOP Recycling team consisting of Manuel Maeder, Benjamin Krause, and Nadina Maeder have developed an awesome automated injection molding machine, that uses waste plastic to create new products in one seamless process. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the unique DIY recycling machine that can be built at home and is […]

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StereoPi V2 open source dual Raspberry Pi camera connector

Following on from the launch of the Raspberry Pi open source stereoscopic camera board, a second generation version will soon be available from the Crown Supply website offering both Bluetooth 5.0 BLE and wireless connectivity as well as an advanced power system. Development of the second-generation board has been made possible thanks to early backers […]

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