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Category: Future Tech

Robot Riding Shotgun: Aida the in-Car Robot Companion

Robot Riding Shotgun: Aida the in-Car Robot Companion
Developed by researchers at MIT’s SENSEable City Lab in cooperation with Audi, AIDA (Affective Intelligent Driving Agent) is a drivers’ companion that offers useful information while interacting in a “socially appropriate and informative way.” AIDA will…
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Clearview: One Software to Fix Them All

Clearview: One Software to Fix Them All
Ah, software problems. We’ve all experienced them in varying degrees – sometimes it’s just a stupid online video that won’t load, and sometimes the operating system itself gives up. Now imagine a future where programs can…
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Yikebike: the Sitting Man’S Segway

Yikebike: the Sitting Man’S Segway
The YikeBike is a new electric transport vehicle coming from New Zealand. The compact personal transporter features an innovative design that can speed you along through city streets and country roads without ever requiring you to…
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Forget P2p, Here’S B2b: Brain-to-Brain Communication

Forget P2p, Here’S B2b: Brain-to-Brain Communication
We can now add telepathy to the list of things that’s possible thanks to the Internet. Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK have demonstrated that it is possible to transmit thoughts from one…
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Facial Recognition Tech Helps Tvs Save Power

Facial Recognition Tech Helps Tvs Save Power
This new technology from Hitachi automatically detects when you’re actually watching your television, then shuts the display off whenever you’re not looking. By using advanced facial recognition technology, the monitor can tell when your eyes are…
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Surfacescape Redefines Tabletop Gaming

Surfacescape Redefines Tabletop Gaming
Anything that starts out of a suggestion from Penny-Arcade’s Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins – aka Gabe & Tycho – is bound to be geeky, and this one is no exception. The duo visited the Entertainment…
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Snackbot Snack-Delivering Robot: I Want One Now.

Snackbot Snack-Delivering Robot: I Want One Now.
I’ve always wanted a robotic butler. You know, like the personal service ‘bots in Woody Allen’s Sleeper. Except without the sexual harassment part. Turns out that a team of industrious scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics…
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Vicon Revue Camera Automatically Takes Pictures of User’S Day: a Photographic Twitter

Vicon Revue Camera Automatically Takes Pictures of User’S Day: a Photographic Twitter
Twitter lets people share even the littlest, most unremarkable things in their lives. This winter Vicon will release the Vicon Revue, a camera that promises to make “lifelogging” – making a photographic archive of your day…
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10/Gui User Interface Concept Ponders How Future Slackers Will Kill Time on the Computer

10/Gui User Interface Concept Ponders How Future Slackers Will Kill Time on the Computer
Those of us who spend more time in front of our computers instead of other humans know that the current keyboard and mouse method of interaction with our magic boxes are far from perfect. I for…
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Quad-Rotor Autonomous Helicopter Eschews Gps in Favor of Lasers. Laz0rz!

Quad-Rotor Autonomous Helicopter Eschews Gps in Favor of Lasers. Laz0rz!
Here’s another one of them MAVs that’ll soon be flying all over the place. A group of MIT students – Abe Bachrach, Anton de Winter, Ruije He, Garrett Hemann and Sam Prentice (I think I got…
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LEGO Control Concept: Why Did It Take So Long to Come Up With This?

LEGO Control Concept: Why Did It Take So Long to Come Up With This?
Of all of the universal remotes out there, this LEGO-brick-inspired concept design is my new favorite.…
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Photosketch Internet Image Montage: This Needs to be Out Now

Photosketch Internet Image Montage: This Needs to be Out Now
Developed by a team of students from Tsinghua University and the National University of Singapore, Photosketch is a more practical version of Scribblenauts. Say you want to have a picture of a shark jumping out of…
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Flexpeaker: Paper-Thin Speakers Could Mean Your E-Newspaper Might One Day Read Itself to You

Flexpeaker: Paper-Thin Speakers Could Mean Your E-Newspaper Might One Day Read Itself to You
Wouldn’t it be cool if your could get some speakers that are even thinner than that ultra-slim flat TV you’ve got hanging on the wall? Well you might not have to wait long thanks to this…
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Power Loader Exoskeleton: Alien Crusher Coming in 2015

Power Loader Exoskeleton: Alien Crusher Coming in 2015
Okay so Activelink‘s Power Loader is not really a weapon, it’s a tool for heavy lifting. But so was the loader in the Aliens movie from which the exoskeleton takes its name. That didn’t stop Ripley…
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Inventor: We Can All be Cyborgs 20 Years From Now. California Governor: Been There, Done That.

Inventor: We Can All be Cyborgs 20 Years From Now. California Governor: Been There, Done That.
In a recent article in The Sun, famous inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil makes a lot of bold claims about our future, saying that by 2029 humans will be able to halt and even reverse the…
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Rumornabob: New iMac and Macbook to be Released “in the Next Several Weeks”

Rumornabob: New iMac and Macbook to be Released “in the Next Several Weeks”
Research firm Wedge Partners recently claimed that Apple will unveil updates to the iMac and the MacBook within “the next several weeks” (like what, 64 weeks from now?) The MacBook redesign “is likely to be limited,”…
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