The old adage ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ doesn’t seem to apply to the age of  automation and article intelligence.

A more worthy rewrite might be something like ‘if it’s already great, how can I make it better?’

This kind of thinking doesn’t just apply to the Internet of things, America, these days, we’re reinventing just about everything we use in our everyday lives.

Here are these devices challenging the status quo.

1. Impact-Absorbing Vehicles


A company called soft-wheel has taken on the ultimate idiomatic challenge reinventing the wheel. Instead of a standard spoke and rim, the Acrobat wheel has a suspension type mechanism attached to a hub that mitigates and absorbs impact, resulting in a smoother and more energy efficient ride. The company is now applying its design to wheelchair and bicycles.

2. Optane Hard Drives


Leverage in 3D x-point Technology intel’s next generation  optane price of a whole new class of non volatile memory. They can operate 1,000 times faster than the flash memory used in today’s hard drives memory sticks, and mobile devices. Intel says the drive is affordable enough to be used on everything from lightweight laptops to large corporate data centres. They will be available before the end of 2016.

3. Radio Frequency Ovens


since the first home-use microwave oven was sold in 1955, we have relied on electromagnetic radiation to ‘nuke’ our food. A number of companies are trying to change that by utilizing radio frequency cooking technology, which is capable of cooking food more evenly and maintaining more stable temperatures. The freescale RF oven is one such a piece of Technology.

4. Solid State Connector Chips


the “kiss connectivity” connector from keyssa, inc. can rapidly and securely transfer huge amounts of data between devices in close proximity. more impressive still, it can do so with almost no battery drain, and without cables. During a test a small hard drive with the keyssa connector was able to transfer a 1.8 GB file to a laptop in just 3 seconds.The tiny solid state chip could be  integrated into smartphones, laptops and other mobile devices.

5. Bone Conduction Headphones


over the past century headphones have evolved from resting on  our ears too boring deep within our ears. Today, we’re bypassing them completely.Bone conduction headphones deliver sound vibrations to the inner ear through the bone rather than the eardrum. The Technology allows wearers to maintain situational awareness, making them ideal for biking, hiking, and jogging. The leader in the space-Aftershock-sells a wireless, sweat-repellant pair for less than $100.

6. Public WiFi Booths


now u b fair telephone booth  haven’t been and ‘everyday item’ in decades. Still, the resolute death of the landline phone around the world has rendered hundreds of thousands of booths useless. instead of allowing them to remain as relics of another time,many cities are now converting them into free Wi-Fi booths. New York City’s linkNYC booths offer up gigabite connections, which are 100 times faster than the average American home connection.The first kiosks went live in January 2016.

7. In-ear Hearing AIDS


The Hearing Aid is a long overdue for re-engineering. Eargo modeled their patented Flexi fibre hearing aids after fishing files.  they’re placed in the ear canal instead of around or behind it, and are nearly visible as a result. the hearing aids rechargeable, and feature four different audio presets you can change at any time by tapping on you (the volume controls work the same way). Eargo’s base model starts at $1,980.

8. Digital Stethoscopes


the analogue telescope has remained virtually unchanged for almost 200 year- it was invented by a French physician in 1816. Rather than reinvent the whole device, digital stethoscopes like the Eko core simply attach to existing analog stethoscopes. it’s capable of recording sound from the heart and other organs which it then transmits to and iPhone app for analysis and cloud-based  storage. the Eko Core starts at  $199.


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