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Category: Future Tech

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Give Parenting a Whirl with These Robotic Pneuborns

Give Parenting a Whirl with These Robotic Pneuborns
There are all sorts of robots everywhere these days. There are robots that perform surgery, spy robots, child-like robots that beg passersby for donations. Now there’s a whole new breed of robots that I think takes…

RevOlve Sets Out to Revolutionize How Mobile Phones Are Made and Used

RevOlve Sets Out to Revolutionize How Mobile Phones Are Made and Used
There’s no denying that the world we live in right now thrives on a culture of excesses. The way manufacturers and companies are churning out products every few months or so is a testament to that.…

The Secret Lamp Dual-Purpose Light Saves Energy and Gets Creative About It, Too!

The Secret Lamp Dual-Purpose Light Saves Energy and Gets Creative About It, Too!
Combine conservation and some good old creativity, and you’ll get the Secret Lamp. I admit it also looks a bit like a novelty with its design and is a bit on the bulky side as far…

LED Lumadot Umbrella: Right Out of Blade Runner

LED Lumadot Umbrella: Right Out of Blade Runner
I’ve always liked umbrellas, especially nice large ones that you can stash in the trunk of your car. The flimsy folding umbrellas work for certain time, but then they break down. The Lumadot LED Umbrella adds…

Ringbow: Put a Ring on It and Enhance Your Touchscreen Control

Ringbow: Put a Ring on It and Enhance Your Touchscreen Control
While I understand that the flat touchscreens may make some people may want an external pointing device for their tablets, it seems to me that ancillary controllers defeat the purpose of actually having a tablet. Sure,…

The Fukushima Plate Makes Sure Your Food Ain’t Garnished With A Side Of Radiation

The Fukushima Plate Makes Sure Your Food Ain’t Garnished With A Side Of Radiation
The nuclear crisis that followed after the earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan caused a lot of people to panic. This resulted in geiger counters and radiation detectors selling out on the web a few hours after…

Bento Book Laptop + Tablet + Smartphone = Modular Transformer Computer

Bento Book Laptop + Tablet + Smartphone = Modular Transformer Computer
While this scenario has been explored before, it’s the first time that I’ve seen something that might actually work well. The laptop becomes a dock for your smartphone and your tablet, allowing you to seamlessly use…
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