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Category: Future Tech

Split Concept by Dae Hoon Jung: Mobile Devices, Assemble!

Split Concept by Dae Hoon Jung: Mobile Devices, Assemble!
Here’s another shortlisted entry into designboom’s 2011 Fujitsu Design Award. It was created by the Korean designer Dae Hoon Jung, and it’s called the Split. It splits up, in an analogue way to the Bento Book…
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BMW Uses Lasers to Make Your Left Turn Safer

BMW Uses Lasers to Make Your Left Turn Safer
When it comes to driving, some people just aren’t that good at it. They pull out in front of other drivers and just make a nuisance of themselves. BMW has some new tech in its 5-series…
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Exoskeleton Allows Paralyzed Berkeley Grad to Walk Across Stage

Exoskeleton Allows Paralyzed Berkeley Grad to Walk Across Stage
There is lots of research and money being poured into looking for a way to get people that are paralyzed out of a wheelchair and walking again. One of the places that is making some of…
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Want to Unlock Your Door? There’s an App for That

Want to Unlock Your Door? There’s an App for That
As mobile phones become more and more powerful, they acquire more functions, and as such become more valuable. Our phones are no longer good for just calling and texting. Now we use them to play games,…
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Cool Movie Gadgets We Wish Were Real

Cool Movie Gadgets We Wish Were Real
Many of the inventions found in classic science fiction have actually come to fruition, thanks in no small part to science fiction itself. I’ve compiled this list of the coolest things I’ve seen in movies and television shows that I wish were real.
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Keyless Lifebook Concept Lets You Make Your Own Virtual Keyboard

Keyless Lifebook Concept Lets You Make Your Own Virtual Keyboard
I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m far less efficient typing on a touchscreen than I am when using a tactile keyboard. Heck, even today’s relatively flat laptop keyboards are still much faster for…
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Ground-Effect Trains Floats on Air

Ground-Effect Trains Floats on Air
I think the coolest method of transportation in Asia and parts of Europe are the crazy fast bullet trains that blaze around those countries. Researchers in Japan are working on a new method of transportation that…
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Scarpar is Part Tank and Part Skateboard

Scarpar is Part Tank and Part Skateboard
Last year we talked a bit about the Scarpar off-road skateboard thingy. It looks like a skateboard, but it is made to run off-road and has no normal wheels to roll on. Some off-road boards just…
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KURMET Bipedal Robot Jumps Like a Frog, But Isn’t Green

KURMET Bipedal Robot Jumps Like a Frog, But Isn’t Green
The fact that I am creeped out more than a grown man should be by some robots is well established. Hector did me in as a kid. There is more than a little creepy to KURMET…
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Go Rub-a-Dub-Dub to Bring the Lightstarter to Life

Go Rub-a-Dub-Dub to Bring the Lightstarter to Life
It used to take rubbing two twigs to start a fire, but to get some light out of the Lightstarter, you only need one. And it’s not exactly a twig either, but it can certainly pass…
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Cornell Ranger Robot Walks 40.5-miles on a Charge

Cornell Ranger Robot Walks 40.5-miles on a Charge
Last year, students and faculty at Cornell University built a robot called Ranger that walked around a track and set a distance record for miles with no battery change or charging. That record was 14.3-miles. This…
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Blu Makes Sure You Won’t Be Blue and Lonely While Smoking Your E-Cigs

Blu Makes Sure You Won’t Be Blue and Lonely While Smoking Your E-Cigs
I have a lot of friends who are smokers trying to quit. And it was through them that I first heard of the electronic cigarette. I thought that it was a pretty cool innovation back then…
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Fujitsu Flexbook Concept: Folding Tablet/Netbook Fits in Your Pocket

Fujitsu Flexbook Concept: Folding Tablet/Netbook Fits in Your Pocket
The Flexbook was created by Taiwan-based designer Hao-Chun Huang for entry into Fujitsu’s 2011 Design Award contest. As the name implies, it’s basically a foldable netbook that can also be used as a tablet. The design…
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Luna Personal Robot Can Walk the Dog

Luna Personal Robot Can Walk the Dog
It’s hard to be a geek and not like robots. They have a lot of promise to free us from the mundane tasks that no one really wants to do. Things like mowing the yard, vacuuming,…
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il Tiro Espresso Gun: Hit Me With Your Best Shot!

il Tiro Espresso Gun: Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Ever since I had a Swiss-Italian roommate, I’ve been a fan of espressos. If they’re properly brewed, they can be quite tasty. The “Shooter” espresso gun, Il Tiro, will deliver espresso shots into your gullet thanks…
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Scientists Working on Dolphin Translation Machine

Scientists Working on Dolphin Translation Machine
This sounds like something out of a science fiction TV show or movie, and in fact, it is. I used to really like SeaQuest DSV where they had a dolphin with a translator thing on its…
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