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Category: Future Tech

New Tech Automatically Removes Unwanted Objects from Photos: Auto Content Aware

New Tech Automatically Removes Unwanted Objects from Photos: Auto Content Aware
There are lots of photo apps and online services that can perform one-click enhancements. But these user-friendly shortcuts usually tweak a photo’s general quality, such as color or sharpness. Two Princeton University Computer Science students worked…
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Wove Band Flexible E-ink Smartwatch: Flexitime

Wove Band Flexible E-ink Smartwatch: Flexitime
We’ve seen many ideas for devices with flexible displays, but a company called Polyera claims that it will commercially launch such a device next year. It’s called the Wove Band, a smartwatch with an E-ink touchscreen…
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Multi-user Wireless Virtual Reality System: Real Virtuality

Multi-user Wireless Virtual Reality System: Real Virtuality
A couple of years ago we checked out a VRcade, a virtual reality arcade that freed players to move and translated their movements in the game with the help of motion capture systems. Artanim’s Real Virtuality…
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MIT 3D Printer Prints with Glass: Fount of Glass

MIT 3D Printer Prints with Glass: Fount of Glass
Aside from the usual plastics and composites, we’ve seen 3D printers use food, sand, metal and even paper to make objects. MIT adds glass to that ever-growing list of materials with its Glass 3D Printing (G3DP)…
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MIT Making Robots with Human Reflexes

MIT Making Robots with Human Reflexes
In the DARPA Robotics Challenge, the idea is to create a robot that can navigate an obstacle course, using skills that could help save humans in an emergency. On the flip side, we may also be…
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Tesla’s Robot Snake Charger: Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?

Tesla’s Robot Snake Charger: Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?
Check out Tesla’s prototype for an articulating metal snake that can charge a car. Basically it slowly bends down, finds the port and stabs into it as it injecting the car with alien parasites and venom,…
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Remote AR Augmented Reality Troubleshooting App: Call a Friend 2.0

Remote AR Augmented Reality Troubleshooting App: Call a Friend 2.0
We’ve seen a couple of ways for augmented reality technology to train or enhance one’s knowledge in real time, even if the teacher isn’t in the same location as the learner. ScopeAR’s Remote AR app is…
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Stary Skateboard Has Motors in the Wheels

Stary Skateboard Has Motors in the Wheels
Growing up, I had a very steep driveway that was about a quarter of a mile long. It ended in a pile of dirt and those weeds with little burrs that will impale you we call…
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Recycled Plastic Roads are Green and Promise Fewer Potholes

Recycled Plastic Roads are Green and Promise Fewer Potholes
We all have that one road that we have to drive on that is in terrible condition. The potholes make you think your car is falling apart or ripples in the pavement feel like a rollercoaster.…
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Project Nimbus Projects Images from Airplane onto Clouds

Project Nimbus Projects Images from Airplane onto Clouds
These days, everybody stores their videos “in the cloud.” Now some clever folks in the UK are actually projecting video on real clouds. Recently, on the clouds floating over Nottingham, England, residents saw the spooky green…
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Janitor Satellite Will Gobble Smaller Satellite Pac-Man Style

Janitor Satellite Will Gobble Smaller Satellite Pac-Man Style
In 2012, we found out about CleanSpace One, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne’s (EPFL) mission to retrieve its small satellite SwissCube in order to reduce space debris. The university recently released an update…
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Microsoft SemanticPaint Creates Labeled 3D Models of Real Objects Splatoon-style

Microsoft SemanticPaint Creates Labeled 3D Models of Real Objects Splatoon-style
Microsoft Research’s Shahram Izadi and Philip Torr of the University of Oxford have come up with an intuitive way of teaching computers the names of objects while simultaneously creating 3D models of said objects. Their SemanticPaint…
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DM Blade Supercar has 3D Printed Chassis: The Arduino of Cars

DM Blade Supercar has 3D Printed Chassis: The Arduino of Cars
Last year we saw Local Motors’ Strati, a compact car with a 3D printed body, seats, windshield and support structures. Divergent Microfactories’ (DM) Blade prototype supercar looks much better – and is apparently much more powerful…
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The Reason SpaceX Keeps Trying to Land Its Rockets

The Reason SpaceX Keeps Trying to Land Its Rockets
Elon Musk is a seriously cool dude. Not only does he lead Tesla in making some of the coolest EVs on the market, he is also at the helm of SpaceX, and has lots of success…
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Lexus Slide Hoverboard: Please Let This Be Real

Lexus Slide Hoverboard: Please Let This Be Real
With 2015 halfway over, it seemed like we’d fail to meet Back to the Future‘s prophecy of a hoverboard. The hero of destiny, Mattel, has practically given up. And then Lexus brought this thing out. Now…
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DoD Funding HoverBike Development

DoD Funding HoverBike Development
Growing up, I had a subscription to the magazine of the Boy Scouts called Boys’ Life. The only part of that magazine I have any recollection of was all the wacky ads in the back for…
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