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Category: Future Tech

Sharp’S 5-Color LCD Renders 99% of Real Colors: Will Price of LCD Tvs Go Up by 99% Too?

Sharp’S 5-Color LCD Renders 99% of Real Colors: Will Price of LCD Tvs Go Up by 99% Too?
In a breakthrough that will undoubtedly lead to more expensive LCD TV models that people like me can only dream and write about, electronics giant Sharp has developed a 5-primary-color LCD display that will supposedly lead…
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Tazzari Zero Tiny Electric Car Up for Bid on Ebay

Tazzari Zero Tiny Electric Car Up for Bid on Ebay
How’d you like to be the very first person in America to own this brand new electric car? The ZERO from Italy’s Tazzari Electric is getting set to hit U.S. shores by early 2010, and now…
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Project Natal for Xbox 360 Could Put Microsoft Ahead of Wii With Controller-Free Gaming

Project Natal for Xbox 360 Could Put Microsoft Ahead of Wii With Controller-Free Gaming
Microsoft today took the wraps off of their new input device for the Xbox 360, known as Project Natal. The new technology does away with traditional controllers and lets player use their full body to interact…
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Pheonix Freeze: Empowering Lazy-Ass Computer Users All Over the World.

Pheonix Freeze: Empowering Lazy-Ass Computer Users All Over the World.
Currently in beta, Phoenix Freeze is a program that allows users to use thie Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones as “keys” to their computers. After pairing your computer with your phone, Phoenix Freeze will automatically lock the computer…
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Morals Software for Robots: Life Imitating Asimov

Morals Software for Robots: Life Imitating Asimov
Asimov concocted the Three Laws of Robotics in 1942 and built many of his stories around these rules. While Asimov benefited greatly from those rules as an artistic concept, giving him ideas to explore, in the…
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Tap Your Screen if You’Re Present: iPhone to Take Attendance in Japanese University

Tap Your Screen if You’Re Present: iPhone to Take Attendance in Japanese University
If there’s one thing I can say about the Japanese, it’s that they’re weird. Now if there are two things I can say about the Japanese, then I say they’re weird and they’re quick to embrace…
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Camspace Turns Any Object Into a Controller

Camspace Turns Any Object Into a Controller
Almost a week ago, Kotaku’s Brian Crecente wrote an article regarding the re-emergence of video game peripherals, spurred on by the success of Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and of course the Wii. In the article, Wedbush…
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Sixthsense Wearable Gestural Interface: Microsoft Surface + Google in a Portable Package

Sixthsense Wearable Gestural Interface: Microsoft Surface + Google in a Portable Package
Last October, Pattie Maes had the idea of making a gesture-controlled interface similar to what was in the movie Minority Report. But unlike the interface in the movie, which was projected onto a screen and was…
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Transducer Network of Silence: Mit Engineers Working on Sound Masking Tech

Transducer Network of Silence: Mit Engineers Working on Sound Masking Tech
MIT engineers Joe Paradiso and Yasuhiro Ono want to patent what they’re calling “Distributed Acoustic Conversation Shielding”. Yup, it’s like Get Smart’s Cone of Silence, except that it actually works. I hope. Paradiso and Ono’s acoustic…
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Steampunk Camaro Could have Singlehandedly Saved the U.S. Auto Industry

Steampunk Camaro Could have Singlehandedly Saved the U.S. Auto Industry
When I came across this design for a retro-futuristic Chevy Camaro (aka the Steampunk Kamaro), I nearly lost my mind. Then I realized that it wasn’t real, and only a graphic rendering by artist John ‘Jazz’…
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Spotlight Gps Pet Locator Will Make Lost Pet Posters Obsolete

Spotlight Gps Pet Locator Will Make Lost Pet Posters Obsolete
Positioning Animals Worldwide, Inc. (PAW) and the American Kennel Club will soon be offering a high-tech way of keeping track of your pet dogs. The service is called SpotLight, and it combines Assisted GPS technology along…
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Touch Screens Could Get Bumpy Someday

Touch Screens Could Get Bumpy Someday
As much as I dig my iPhone and HP Touchsmart touchscreens, there’s something that I still miss about actually feeling buttons under my fingertips. And while I’ve gotten pretty good at typing without even looking at…
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Out of Body Experience: Machine Keeps Disembodied Animal Hearts Beating

Out of Body Experience: Machine Keeps Disembodied Animal Hearts Beating
Researchers at North Carolina State University have invented a machine that can keep an animal heart functional even after it has been removed from its body. Freaky. Andrew Richards, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, designed…
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Panasonic Fukitorimushi: the Roomba’S Strange New Robot Floor Cleaner Rival

Panasonic Fukitorimushi: the Roomba’S Strange New Robot Floor Cleaner Rival
Panasonic demoed their own robot floor cleaner at the Tokyo Fiber Senseware exhibition in Milan. It’s called the “fukitorimushi” (wipe-up bug), although if you ask me “Creepy Pillow” would be a better name for it. The…
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Next iPhone to have Built-in Magnetometer: Yay for Miners and Geologists. Yay.

Next iPhone to have Built-in Magnetometer: Yay for Miners and Geologists. Yay.
The folks at The Boy Genius Report have a couple of screens from an iPhone debugging menu, and their Apple insider is telling them that the evidence points to a built-in magnetometer for the next hardware…
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Resistance is Futile: Radio-Controlled Cyborg Beetles

Resistance is Futile: Radio-Controlled Cyborg Beetles
Oh crap. I knew it. Those stupid robots at SparkFun’s race were publicized to lull us all into a false sense of security: “Wow it just went for a dive at the lake HAHA st00pid botz.”…
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