2014 is coming to an end and this year we have seen some extraordinary inventions that made us think. Here is a compilation of the Top 5 Inventions of the past year.
A skateboard that can work like a magic carpet ? Yes, it is not a dream anymore. Attempts to make a hoverboard has been known since their introduction in the fictional movie of 1989 ,Back to the future II. Now California based tech Hendo have built a skateboard that can hover with the help of the magnetic “hovering” technology.
We already have wireless internet and wireless phones then why not wireless electricity? WiTricity is a Waterloo, Mass. Based company that is thinking differently. Its technology creates a plug in coil which creates a magnetic field , which in turn can charge objects at far as 8feet. This technology is tested on Toyota cars and Intel PCs.
Smart watches have been in the game for a long time but, it was Apple who transformed the Smart Watch platform to a whole new level. Apple Watch or the iWatch provides a whole new set of features for the Watch segment. With iWatch one can not only see time but can also send messages, make payments, track fitness and can even give directions. Apple admits that they have put in all the heart and soul into this technology.
The Electric Car – BMW i3
Electric cars have been in the game for a long time, but the stability and longevity of these cars are always questioned. The newest venture into the electric car segment is by none other than BMW Who have decided to sell their electric cars and thus clear all the speculations relating to the working of a car that can run on electricity. BMW claims that the i3 model can run about 70-110 miles on a three hour charge of the battery. The most important feature of the i3 model is the backup gas motor which can charge the batteries to be used in long runs.
Ring that alerts you in style
Most of the women in the world keeps their smartphones in their purse and they have to navigate through their purse to check out their phones. Now how about a ring that glows whenever you get a text, email or a call? Yes, this technology is possible and a former product and design manager at ebay has developed a device known as Ringly that glows whenever you get a notification. The Venture has already sold 1000 rings within 24 hours of its first release.