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Category: Future Tech

Researchers Developing Software That Matches Mug Shots with Police Sketches, Can’t Help Witnesses with Bad Memory

Researchers Developing Software That Matches Mug Shots with Police Sketches, Can’t Help Witnesses with Bad Memory
A group of Michigan State University researchers led by Computer Science and Engineering professor Anil Jain and doctoral student Brendan Klare are working on a program that can match mug shots of known criminals to police…
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DIY Pulse Laser Pistol is So Much Better than a Laser Pointer

DIY Pulse Laser Pistol is So Much Better than a Laser Pointer
I am a big fan of lasers and laser guns. Sure, they are mostly the stuff of science fiction, but the military is making some great advances in using lasers on the battlefield today. I want…
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Obsolete: Homeless ‘Bot Begs For Energy

Obsolete: Homeless ‘Bot Begs For Energy
Artist Pawel Hynek‘s striking image isn’t all that recent, but it’s thought-provoking to say the least. The image features an almost derelict robot begging for power in exchange for processing data. It’s funny, but uncomfortable at…
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Nokia + Burton’s Push Snowboarding Tracks Boarders’ Stats in Gory Detail

Nokia + Burton’s Push Snowboarding Tracks Boarders’ Stats in Gory Detail
The guys at Nokia and Burton have collaborated to create a custom rig which allows them to track key statistics from snowboarders as they careen down the mountainside.…
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Kinect and Arduino-Controlled Delta Robot is the Crane Game of the Future

Kinect and Arduino-Controlled Delta Robot is the Crane Game of the Future
I am at times a crane game savant. You know the game at the store where you can win prizes by grabbing them with the gaping maw of a crane scoop. I once won two toys…
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Geminoid-DK: Robot in Disguise

Geminoid-DK: Robot in Disguise
We already featured one of Hiroshi Ishiguro’s Geminoid-F androids a while back. You’ll see how the people working on the robot are getting closer and closer to making something that’s indistinguishable from a real human.…
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SmileScan: Why Aren’t You Smiling?

SmileScan: Why Aren’t You Smiling?
A long time ago, I worked for the Disney theme parks, and they were pretty insistent that no matter what your job was, and how unlikely it was that you’d encounter a customer, you always should…
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Tobii Unveils World’s First Eye-Controlled Laptop: A Sight to Behold

Tobii Unveils World’s First Eye-Controlled Laptop: A Sight to Behold
Our interactions with gadgets continue to get more and more natural and instinctive. Yesterday at CeBit 2011 Tobii showed off a very promising technology. The Swedish company collaborated with Lenovo to create the world’s first eye-controlled…
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NFL Uses Under Armour E39 High-Tech Shirts for Scouting Combine

NFL Uses Under Armour E39 High-Tech Shirts for Scouting Combine
Football is a rough sport and players get hurt all the time from the forces and impacts that are generated in the game. There have been some calls for new safety gear that will monitor the…
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Fabricate Yourself in 3D with Kinect

Fabricate Yourself in 3D with Kinect
The Microsoft Kinect has been used for all sorts of interesting gameplay and visual hacks, but this is the first time I’ve seen it used in the process of generating physical objects.…
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Let’s Go Island 3D: Arcade Game Gets Glasses-Free 3D Screen

Let’s Go Island 3D: Arcade Game Gets Glasses-Free 3D Screen
Glasses-free 3D is the “next-big thing” in display technology. Of course, nobody has really created the perfect glasses-free display yet, but the quality had improved by leaps and bounds in even the last year. Now, SEGA…
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Intel Demos Light Peak, Has Cable Manufacturers Drooling

Intel Demos Light Peak, Has Cable Manufacturers Drooling
If you’ve been browsing tech blogs anytime during the past week, then you’ve heard the rumors that Apple will soon unveil upgrades to their MacBook Pro lineup, with one of the upgrades being Light Peak, an…
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Computer So Tiny, It Could Fit in Your Eye!

Computer So Tiny, It Could Fit in Your Eye!
The University of Michigan has announced that it has developed a computer that’s so small that it could potentially be implanted into the eyes of glaucoma patients in order to monitor the overall eye pressure.…
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Corning’s Vision of the Future is Filled With Glass (and Computers)

Corning’s Vision of the Future is Filled With Glass (and Computers)
Videos that depict the future of computers crop up every now and then, and although they are fun to watch, most of them are more flash than substance. This clip from Corning Inc. – the glass…
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Apple Filed Patent App for New More Dense Battery with Longer Life

Apple Filed Patent App for New More Dense Battery with Longer Life
Of all the research conducted around the world, the research that has some of the most life-altering potential for all sorts of products is the common battery. Batteries today are in computers, smartphones, cars, and lots…
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DARPA-Commissioned Robotic Hummingbird Takes to the Air

DARPA-Commissioned Robotic Hummingbird Takes to the Air
When I think about DARPA building robots, I envision something along the line of the Terminator or Johnny 5. That isn’t what DARPA has in mind though (at least in this project) as one of its…
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