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Ding - smart doorbell innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st August 2017
Ding is a doorbell. It’s smarter than a normal doorbell, but not as smart as a smart doorbell. The Ding team considers these to be overly complicated, over-engineered, and generally overly high-tech things that most people don’t want in their homes. Ding is simpler and more refined. On the outside, a slim unit with grey or brass button, on the inside a fabric-covered speaker designed t...
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Students Create New Gadget which Extinguishes Fire with Sound

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th March 2015
Two entrepreneurial students from Mason University in the US have invented a gadget which extinguishes fires using sound waves...(see the video below...) A fire can ignite so quickly, that a lot of the time it is beyond our control. It can be destructive, unstoppable and really, something that must be avoided at all costs. It is all the more impressive then that two university students from...
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MurMurs - Playful furniture for office environments

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th October 2013
Now for something umm... well... bizarre quite frankly. As you know, here at Startacus we are mad about inventive startups, social media and anything which makes running a business a happier and more productive endeavour...(check out TwitterTape as another mad cap invention for the office)On our quest to find some fun and quirky stories, we came across MurMurs, the new office seats/furry cre...
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Sent into Space - The DIY Space Mission

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2013
For eons mankind has gazed heavenward in utter awe at the endless expanse of space but for most this is where our direct link to the great abyss ends.  Although the super rich Virgin Galactic promises a fleeting glimpse of near-earth space, for the average Joe or Johanna such experiences remain frustratingly out of reach. That is why we were very excited to come across a pair of intrepid stud...
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4 Star Trek ideas that are now real life reality

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2013
One of the realities of working in a co-working space where the majority of the other workers or startups are tech or comic or sci-fi fanatics is that it does rekindle your interest and passion for the whimsical - the adolescent passions, and the geek-esque interests of yesteryear. But apart from debating whether Quantum Leap is one of the best Sci-Fi shows of the 1990’s (Danny @UproarC...
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Twittertape - Startacus chats to the inventor

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th September 2013
What’s not to love about Twittertape! Mixing old school and new technologies - Adam Vaughan, inventor of said Twittertape recently got some rather mainstream press when his rather gadget-esque invention was featured on the BBC by Technology reporter Zoe Kleinman. Twittertape is basically a ticker-tape machine that prints out Tweets. (There, managed to summarise that in 72 characters!) We&r...
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Developing an idea into a Product - an interview with an Inventor

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th July 2013
Ever had that Eureka moment when you are lying on the beach and you have that ‘great idea’? It might be the ‘next blockbuster film’ or a ‘career change’ you really decide you want to make. Or...it might just be an invention you reckon could be the next big thing... In this case Jonathan Meare had an idea for a solution to that pain in the back moment when your ...
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Inventors, Designers and Innovators! Nesta wants you!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th December 2012
Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation have just launched a pretty exciting competition aimed at all you inventors and designers out there.The “Hands Off My Bike” challenge is asking people all across the UK to come up with a breakthrough innovation which could help make it more difficult to steal a bike.With recent figures showing that virtually one bike gets stolen every year in...
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Unusual Inventions - The Corn Flake

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2012
Most of us know how important breakfast is for getting the brain going first thing in the morning. What we eat for breakfast may have evolved for many of us from bacon and eggs to healthy oats, skimmed milk and fruit, however the same philosophy still applies that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’. In terms of long term popularity though, after bacon and eggs, the migh...
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Unusual Invention - Google’s Driverless Car

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd November 2012
Here at Startacus we like to think that our forthcoming collaboration section is a rather innovative approach to pushing the ‘self employed’ wheel, however speaking of wheels, we couldn’t fail to be impressed with Google’s Driverless Car which we would bet shall be coming to a road near you in the very near future...Google eh? First they mapped the roads, then they designed...
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