Instagram-inspired camera is picture perfect

3:38AM | Thursday, 28 March

A Polaroid-style Instagram camera that will allow users to apply filters to happy snaps, and print them out on the spot, should be available early next year.   With a built-in Zinc printer similar to a Polaroid camera and an 11 centimetre touchscreen, the Instagram cam will resemble the social media tool’s app icon.   It will be able to snap photos, apply filters and print pictures, as well as upload them to Instagram and Facebook apps via WiFi and Bluetooth.   Developer Socialmatic hopes to launch the device in the first quarter of 2014, having already announced a non-binding branding deal with Polaroid.   What other successful apps could be turned into physical products like the Instagram camera?

New Hungarian helmet a major turning point for cyclists

3:53AM | Thursday, 21 March

A designer has created a bicycle helmet with built-in indicator lights to help protect riders when turning corners.   The Dora headgear is controlled by a Bluetooth switch on the handlebars, which allows the cyclist to signal before they turn.   The helmet has built-in LED lights in the back and sides, which light up in yellow for indicators and red for braking. Its Hungarian designer is seeking funding for mass production.   Cycling-related products are being launched at an unprecedented rate, so why not come up with an idea of your own?

Five start-up standouts from SXSW 2013

3:22AM | Monday, 11 March

A ride-sharing service that uses oversized pink moustaches to distinguish itself has spoken of its success at South by Southwest 2013, having raised $7 million from a number of investors.

Apple working on iWatch to be released later this year

3:35AM | Friday, 15 March

The pundits who have been waiting for Apple to come up with a new product category may just get their wish. New reports today suggest Apple is working on a wristwatch that could be released as soon as the end of the year.

Air Camera gets back to basics

9:19AM | Tuesday, 18 September

A device dubbed the Air Camera strips away all the unnecessary aspects to a digital camera design, leaving only a Bluetooth-enabled camera lens and a motion-sensor shutter button mounted on two rubber bands.

A few ways to save power on iOS

9:03AM | Friday, 7 September

Plenty of iOS users get frustrated by poor battery life, especially when Apple claims its products last for quite a while.

Sydney entrepreneur’s start-up smashes Kickstarter funding target

7:12PM | Thursday, 26 July

Sydney-born entrepreneur John van den Nieuwenhuizen has big plans for his Apple-inspired start-up Hidden, which is on the cusp of raising $1 million on crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

Violight keeps your phone nice and clean

6:32PM | Thursday, 21 June

Some people regard their mobile phones as their most prized possession, used countless times a day to check emails, scour social media sites, text and call other people, and take photos.

US start-up Pebble raises $10 million on Kickstarter

5:42AM | Friday, 11 May

A California-based start-up called Pebble has smashed its goal of raising $100,000 on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, raising more than $10 million, with seven days still to go.

Motorised surfboard rides the tech wave

5:33AM | Thursday, 3 May

A Californian firm has launched a motorised surfboard to make catching the big waves a whole lot easier.

Fridge magnet orders pizza

4:49AM | Wednesday, 11 April

A restaurant in Dubai has created the perfect gadget for lazy uni students with the munchies – a fridge magnet that orders your favourite pizza.

Top 10 crowdfunded start-ups

3:28AM | Monday, 11 March

Conforming to the stereotype that every trend that happens in the US arrives in Australia a couple of years later, crowdfunding has well and truly landed Down Under.


11:01PM | Monday, 7 November

Tapit utilises near field communications (NFC) technologies to market brands via mobile phones, describing itself as a pioneer of NFC location-based marketing across Australia and Asia.

How to tether your iPhone

5:38PM | Monday, 9 May

Using wireless internet has become commonplace now, with entrepreneurs now able to connect wherever they go. But what happens if you don’t happen to have a connection, or you’ve misplaced a USB dongle?

Save battery power on your MacBook

3:26AM | Tuesday, 1 March

Apple has just refreshed its line of MacBooks, and no doubt tech fans have already got their hands on one.

How to extend BlackBerry battery life

1:55AM | Tuesday, 11 January

Keeping the battery life fresh and charged on a smartphone is a hard task given they rely so much on using power-sucking software.

Top 10 gadgets from CES 2011

1:39AM | Friday, 14 January

The Consumer Electronics Show is gadget heaven. Every year major manufacturers pull out some of the most powerful (and wacky), pieces of technology for attendees and have the chance to show off some of the most impressive and futuristic pieces of hardware ever seen; it's the biggest tech event of the year.