Bat Suit

Have you ever wanted to leave the ground and soar like a bird — or perhaps a bat? In January 2012, a Connecticut-based inventor was granted a patent for what the application describes as “a completely dynamic human powered flying suit” that is modeled after the bat’s style of aviation. The inventor explains in the … Read more

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Body Armor With Built-in Stun Gun, Flashlight and Cameraphone Charger

The Armstar Bodyguard 9XI-HD01 looks a bit like that scary black body armor that Christian Bale wears in the recent Batman movies. And it is kind of like that, actually. The Bodyguard, which was patented by a California inventor in 2007 under the title of “wearable shield and self-defense device,” is designed to be a … Read more

Military Mind Control

The helmet used by the U.S. military has changed dramatically over the years. In World War I, the M1917/M1917A1 helmets, also known as “Doughboy” or “dishpan” helmets, protected the heads of American infantrymen. They were replaced in 1941 by the M-1 “steel pot,” the standard-issue helmet in World War II, the Korean conflict and throughout … Read more

Surprising Android Facts

Android has been around for nearly a decade already and a lot has changed since the beginning. What started as just one simple phone has become a powerhouse on countless devices and form factors. The history of Android is a very interesting story. You might think you know everything there is to know about Android, … Read more

Apple iPhone facts

Apple is the world’s largest IT company by revenue and total assets, and the world’s second-largest mobile phone manufacturer. Apple has over 115,000 employees around the world. Apple headquarters’ employees earn an average of US$125,000 a year. Apple sold 340,000 iPhones per day in 2012. Apple iPad’s retina display is actually manufactured by Samsung. Apple … Read more

Photoshop facts

1. Photoshop was originally created by two brothers, Thomas and John Knoll. In 1987, Thomas began writing a program to display grayscale images on a monochrome display. Display, as it was originally called, caught the attention of his brother John, who recommended turning it into a full-fledged image editing program. Together they developed ImagePro, which … Read more