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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Sony Dual-View HDTV Lets Two People Watch Different Programs at the Same Time

Sony Dual-View HDTV Lets Two People Watch Different Programs at the Same Time
After glasses-free 3D HDTVs, it makes sense that some of the parallax viewing technology would allow you to do something like this. Sony has now demonstrated a new TV set which allows two people to watch…
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Bust With Hidden Light Switch: Holy DIY Batman!

Bust With Hidden Light Switch: Holy DIY Batman!
I’m sure there are ready-to-use replicas of Batman’s Shakespeare bust (the one with the hidden switch) that you can buy somewhere – in fact we featured one a few years ago. But if you’ve got the…
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Video Game Controller Evolutionary Tree Has a Missing Link to the Keyboard

Video Game Controller Evolutionary Tree Has a Missing Link to the Keyboard
We’ve seen video game controllers cataloged periodic table-style, but I always thought an evolutionary tree would be more appropriate, especially since most controllers are just derivatives of a few classic designs. Finally, someone has come up…
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Valet Parking 1989: Remember How Cool the 80s Were? Back When You Were Parking Cars for a Living?

Valet Parking 1989: Remember How Cool the 80s Were? Back When You Were Parking Cars for a Living?
File this under So Bad, It’s Good: Valet Parking 1989 is a DSiWare game by Zordix AB, where you play as a parking attendant in “neon lit California” in the late 80s, earning money so you…
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Racing Simulator or Coffin?

Racing Simulator or Coffin?
Now I like racing games as much as the next guy. Heck, I might even go as far as to play with one of those racing wheels and pedal sets when I want to feel like…
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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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The Millenterprise Falcon Makes the Kessel Run Faster Than Any Man Has Gone Before

The Millenterprise Falcon Makes the Kessel Run Faster Than Any Man Has Gone Before
I bet the Star Wars movies would have been much shorter if this was Han Solo’s ship: But in terms of appearance, I think the whole is less than the sum of its parts. You can…
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Tandar Interactive Robot Monkeys: The New Furbys?

Tandar Interactive Robot Monkeys: The New Furbys?
Luckily, I escaped the Furby craze when I was a kid, but it looks like the company behind these new interactive robot monkeys is trying to revive the trend. Tandars are robotic toys with sensors. There’s…
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WeWood Sustainable Watches: Wood is Good?

WeWood Sustainable Watches: Wood is Good?
While I’ve never thought about wearing a wooden watch, I have to say that these watches from WeWood look pretty good. On top of that, they’re made out of something natural, and you know, that’s pretty…
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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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A Hoodie For Your iPhone

A Hoodie For Your iPhone
I like hoodies, but this is the first time that I’ve seen the hoodie design used for anything else but clothes. Splashing Koi created these funky little iPhone hoodies that will make your phone stand out…
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M1 Mobile Manipulator Robot: The Real Johnny 5

M1 Mobile Manipulator Robot: The Real Johnny 5
The M1 Mobile Manipulator robot is made by Meka Robotics, a San Francisco company which got started by MIT roboticists. The robot plans to be worth more than the sum of its parts and it slightly…
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Potential Cure for Baldness Discovered by Accident

Potential Cure for Baldness Discovered by Accident
OK chrome-domes, listen up. This will make your day. A potential cure for baldness has been discovered – purely by accident. Apparently, the researchers that happened on the possible cure were researching a new treatment for…
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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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Thermobility Wireless Power Generator Makes Power from Heat

Thermobility Wireless Power Generator Makes Power from Heat
Don’t look now, coppertop, but the Matrix has you. A company called Thermobility has unveiled a power generator for mobile devices that makes power from heat. The little device is aimed at low-power applications and is…
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WheelSurf Monocycle: Drive Inside the Wheel

WheelSurf Monocycle: Drive Inside the Wheel
Monocycles are quite popular in science fiction, cartoons and video games – General Grievous drove one, and the world of Gantz also had huge and menacing ones – but I never thought there were actually ones…
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