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Duet Flash Drive (And Vibrator) Raises More than $58k (and a Few Eyebrows)

Duet Flash Drive (And Vibrator) Raises More than $58k (and a Few Eyebrows)
We all know that sex sells, but who knew that it could make people cough up over $58,000 to fund the manufacture of Duet, a flash drive that doubles as a vibrator?…

New Airships to Hit Canada: A Bit of Fringe Up North

New Airships to Hit Canada: A Bit of Fringe Up North
I’ve always enjoyed airships. They’ve been featured prominently in Fringe, in the other universe. It’s a shame that there aren’t more around, but that might not be for long. Hybrid Air Vehicles will be making some…
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Ford EVOS Concept Car: Great Looks and a Big Brain

Ford EVOS Concept Car: Great Looks and a Big Brain
We here at Technabob aren’t exactly known for our automotive reporting, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like cool cars. Now, Ford is showing off a new car that combines sporty performance with the type of…

DrawBraille Phone Concept: Texting for the Blind?

DrawBraille Phone Concept: Texting for the Blind?
This interesting concept is called the DrawBraille phone, created by Shikun Sun while he was studying industrial design. It’s basically a haptic phone that uses a braille board as a display. Braille boards mechanically raise dots…

PumpTire: Tire Inflates Itself As You Ride

PumpTire: Tire Inflates Itself As You Ride
I like taking the occasional bike ride out into the country to relax and unwind from a long, hard week at work. However, I’ve had to forego impromptu bike trips and postpone because I found that…

New Battery Captures Electricity from Vibrations

New Battery Captures Electricity from Vibrations
Battery technology is moving fast and a lot of research is being put into finding ways to allow the battery to harness power from the environment around it for operation. MicroGen Systems has created just such…

CPUsage: Let Your PC Earn Money for You

CPUsage: Let Your PC Earn Money for You
I’m sure many of you have heard about distributed computing projects like Folding@home and SETI@home, which asks for people to donate some of their computers’ processing power to help accomplish tasks that would otherwise require the…

Recycled Newspapers Could Be Tomorrow’s Fuel

Recycled Newspapers Could Be Tomorrow’s Fuel
A lot of time and resources have been devoted to finding an alternative means of fuel, since the world is fast running out of fossil fuels. Some say that we’re already past peak oil, while others…

InStep Nanopower Shoes Create Electricty While You Walk (and Hopefully Won’t Electrocute You)

InStep Nanopower Shoes Create Electricty While You Walk (and Hopefully Won’t Electrocute You)
There’s something intrinsically logical about harvesting the energy that we create by walking so that we can power up some of the gadgets that we have on our person all the time. These InStep Nanopower shoes…

iPhone 5 Concept: More Like iPhone 15

iPhone 5 Concept: More Like iPhone 15
The Internet is abuzz once again with rumors of the inevitable iPhone 5. Some say it will have an end-to-end screen, some say it will have a curved glass back, yet others say it will work…

Augmented Reality Mirror on the Wall, Can You Make Me the Fairest of Them All?

Augmented Reality Mirror on the Wall, Can You Make Me the Fairest of Them All?
Sometimes, I wake up in the morning feeling like crap and the trip to the bathroom that follows gives rise to even more crappy feelings. A new zit forming at the tip of my nose! A…

13-Year-Old Boy Wonder Figures Out How to Increase Solar Panel Efficiency by 50%?

13-Year-Old Boy Wonder Figures Out How to Increase Solar Panel Efficiency by 50%?
Let's see. When I was thirteen, I cared about getting good grades, obsessed over whether I should grow my hair out or get a boy cut, and surfed the web with prepaid Internet cards (yes, I used to do that, and it feels like ages ago. Which it sort of really is.)

Researchers Implant Glowing Sensor to Detect Blood Sugar in Mouse

Researchers Implant Glowing Sensor to Detect Blood Sugar in Mouse
First off, no that isn’t some sort of deformed penis with the world’s tiniest testicles in the photo below. Get your mind out of the gutter. It’s a bald mouse that a team of researchers from…

Russia’s Orbital Technologies Wants to Put Space Hotel into Orbit by 2016

Russia’s Orbital Technologies Wants to Put Space Hotel into Orbit by 2016
We have heard about space hotels before and so far, none of them have come to be. Back in 2009, we talked about one space hotel that was supposed to launch in 2012 but never got…

Bloon Balloon: A New Way to Get Into Orbit

Bloon Balloon: A New Way to Get Into Orbit
I was pretty disappointed that when NASA’s space shuttle program (STS) was shut down, they didn’t have a replacement ready to go. The replacement was actually canceled last October due to budgetary constraints. Nevertheless, check out…

will.i.am Wants Us to Build More Robots

will.i.am Wants Us to Build More Robots
Last night, ABC aired a new special called “i.am.FIRST: Science is Rock and Roll.” The show explored the 20th annual FIRST Robotics Championship, which is a competition for K-12 students, allowing them to show off their…
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