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Category: Future Tech

Blinking E-Ink Name Badges on the Way. Why? Why Not?

Blinking E-Ink Name Badges on the Way. Why? Why Not?
The only thing more unnecessary than a name badge that says “Hello, my name is…” is one that blinks. Sorta like the old HTML <BLINK> tag that most of us had the good sense to stop…
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Space Foosball: Foosball Gets Virtual

Space Foosball: Foosball Gets Virtual
Space Foosball is a modern-day spin on the old foosball table does away with those mechanical men and ping pong balls and replaces them with pixels and a physics engine. The cool thing about the virtual…
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Bloodbot Blood Sampling Robot: the Name Isn’T Exactly Endearing is It

Bloodbot Blood Sampling Robot: the Name Isn’T Exactly Endearing is It
Remember how in Wall-E how the humans got so lazy that they left everything in the hands of robots? Seems some people need to watch – or re-watch – that awesome movie, because it seems that…
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Rickey Taylor: Daydreamer, Genius, or Does He Just have Too Much Free Time?

Rickey Taylor: Daydreamer, Genius, or Does He Just have Too Much Free Time?
Here’s an interesting blog I fished out of Dark Roasted Blend‘s Link Latte: Rickey Taylor’s Sharpened Pencil, where said Mr. Taylor, a CADD designer/drafter, posts his doodles about his ideas for inventions. So is he a…
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Mouseneto: Variable Gravity Simulator Successfully Levitates Mice

Mouseneto: Variable Gravity Simulator Successfully Levitates Mice
Scientists working for NASA have built a “variable gravity simulator” powerful enough to levitate drops of water up to 2 inches wide, and even young mice. The device is made of a “superconducting magnet that generates…
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Frankencamera: Open Source Digital Camera

Frankencamera: Open Source Digital Camera
Stanford computer science and electrical engineering professor Marc Levoy is a bit tired of the marketing gimmicks for digital cameras. He says that the “megapixel war” is over and the battle has now shifted from quantity…
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Rise From Your Grave, Apple Tablet Development Rumors

Rise From Your Grave, Apple Tablet Development Rumors
You just can’t keep a good rumor down. One would think Apple aficionados would have enough to talk about, what with Snow Leopard now gracing the machines of any Mac-owner willing to pony up the paltry…
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Samsung Braille Phone Packs a More Literal Touchscreen

Samsung Braille Phone Packs a More Literal Touchscreen
Touchscreens these days mostly allow us to use our fingers like a mouse cursor – point, click, slide etc. Designer Seonkeun Park wants to make a phone for the blind, with a screen and keypad that…
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Rodem Next-Gen Wheelchair Doesn’T Look Like a Wheelchair at All

Rodem Next-Gen Wheelchair Doesn’T Look Like a Wheelchair at All
Gundam fans! Veda (Vader?) is real! And it’s in Japan of course. Fortunately the Veda International Robot Research and Development Centre isn’t out to control or enslave humanity. It’s a joint project by robotics company Tmsuk…
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Nokia Booklet 3g Netbook Coming Soon, Looking Awesome

Nokia Booklet 3g Netbook Coming Soon, Looking Awesome
If Apple does release a Tablet PC, fanboys would do well to thank Nokia, because the Finland handset maker was one of the first to come up with Mobile Internet Devices, or MIDs. Now they’re back…
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Nintendo May Release a Wii Football Controller

Nintendo May Release a Wii Football Controller
I’m starting to think Nintendo (maybe all of the big three, actually) employs a division whose sole job is to produce ridiculous patent applications designed to create waves of silly throughout the wide plains of the…
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Big Brother PS3 May be Watching You in the Future

Big Brother PS3 May be Watching You in the Future
At this point, I’m pretty sure that everything in the damn world is about to be patented as a possible game control system. Right now, someone is filing a patent for a game controller modeled after…
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Apple Tablet Pc Pics, Specs, Price and Release Date Speculation

Apple Tablet Pc Pics, Specs, Price and Release Date Speculation
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last month, tech geeks all around the world have been speculating salivating about the impending announcement of a Apple’s tablet computer, currently rumored to be called the…
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Rockmelt, a Facebook-Integrated Browser: Wtf or Ftw?

Rockmelt, a Facebook-Integrated Browser: Wtf or Ftw?
Internet Explorer is still the world’s most popular internet browser, but its market share has dropped because of sweet alternatives like Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari. And if ReadWriteWeb‘s “reputable sources” are to be believed, a…
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Genetically Engineered Pigs Could be Harvested for Human Organ Transplants – Still No Spiderpig

Genetically Engineered Pigs Could be Harvested for Human Organ Transplants – Still No Spiderpig
Sorry Homer. But what’s important is that a group of Korean scientists have successfully produced a genetically engineered pig whose organs could be compatible with the human body. Chung Nam University’s Jin Dong-il and local bio-tech…
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Color Picker Pen Might Make That Box of 120 Crayons Obsolete

Color Picker Pen Might Make That Box of 120 Crayons Obsolete
When I was in grade school, crayons served as our introduction to the art of one-upmanship – you have a box of 8? Well your seatmate has a box of 16! So you tell your mom…
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