Barely There Tech: Innovative Ideas too Small to See!

Solar Window

Google is making contact lenses. Yup, you read that right. But they’re not just fancy eyewear – the project is an attempt to take on diabetes. Inside the lenses, a sensor will measure glucose levels, with a tiny RFID transmitter to send that data to a nearby device. Mind blowing? A little bit. And that’s only the beginning. You might not be able to see it, but teeny-tiny inventions in nanotechnology are forever changing the [Continue reading...]

Mobile Tech, Reimagined: Could These Crazy Concepts be the Future of Phones?

Kambala

You might’ve heard the old adage, “A rose is a rose is a rose.” So, in a world where every phone is more or less a skinny square you shove in your pocket, a phone is a phone is a phone… right? Not quite. We’ve come a long way since the first cell phone, a nine-inch long contraption that held over 30 circuit boards and just celebrated its 40th anniversary last April. But in the [Continue reading...]

Spotlight On: thingCHARGER!

Wireless thingCHARGER

There’s a clever invention that’s completely stolen the attention of the Clear-Coat office. It’s beautifully designed, incredibly useful, and raised nearly $650,000 in Indiegogo funding from excited people who can’t wait to get their hands on it. That obliterated the inventor’s original goal of $25,000 by twenty-six times. And it’s a device charger. Yes, really. But that’s a little like calling your laptop a great big calculator. Introducing: thingCHARGER, the invention poised to completely revolutionize [Continue reading...]

Stuff We Liked This Month: February 2014

Stuff we like this month

At Clear-Coat, we’re pretty wild about well-designed products. It’s a bit of an obsession, actually. As such, we’re always on the hunt for the latest and greatest toys to test out, tech to try and eyebrow-raising products to get our hands on. And then we thought, why not share this obsession with our readers? After all, you guys can surely appreciate a hands-free umbrella or an “anti-loneliness” bowl, too! Without further ado, here are eight [Continue reading...]

Why Your Password is Never Secure (and what to do about it)

Why your password is never secure

You have dozens (if not hundreds) of online accounts that have a password. While most people know ‘abc123′ is a terrible password, and the tech-saavy know to use XKCD’s method, what you should really know is that your password is weak, no matter how long and cryptic it is. Because all passwords are equally vulnerable to being stolen from the various places they live in the cloud, ‘abc123′ is no more secure than ‘correcthorsebatterystapler’. That [Continue reading...]