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Category: Technology

Word Lens Automagically Translates and Displays Translations

Word Lens Automagically Translates and Displays Translations
Otavio Good and John DeWeese worked for two and a half years to produce a program that, to paraphrase Arthur C. Clarke’s famous line, is indistinguishable from magic. Good and DeWeese’s app Word Lens is a…

Gesture-Driven Robot Arm: Perfect for Remote-Controlled Stranglings

Gesture-Driven Robot Arm: Perfect for Remote-Controlled Stranglings
There are already remote-controlled robots out there that allow an operator to control robotic arms using their own hands. Doctors are even using such technologies to perform remote surgery. But this is the first time I’ve…
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I-Green Thingy Charges Gadgets While You Ride a Bike

I-Green Thingy Charges Gadgets While You Ride a Bike
This concept device reminds me of that episode of The Simpsons where Bart tries to use the headlight dynamo to get some light when riding his bike at night, but the thing makes the bike so…

Kitara Touchscreen Guitar: Strumming Without Strings

Kitara Touchscreen Guitar: Strumming Without Strings
Want to play the guitar, but don’t want to deal with those pesky broken strings and having to keep it in tune? Misa Digital’s Kitara is a unique all-digital guitar that replaces strings with a touchscreen…

Mic Gadget 3-in-1 iPad Camera Connection Kit Adds SD Card and USB to Your Tablet

Mic Gadget 3-in-1 iPad Camera Connection Kit Adds SD Card and USB to Your Tablet
I really like my iPad but I have no illusions that the thing is perfect. There are many details I would change about the tablet if I could. One of those things is support for a…

The God Helmet: Magnetic Field’s a Hell of a Drug

The God Helmet: Magnetic Field’s a Hell of a Drug
One of the most important questions known to man is one that is perhaps best not conclusively answered – the question of whether or not God exists. I’m sure the debate will continue and intensify as…

The Father of Modern Video Games: Restored

The Father of Modern Video Games: Restored
A simple little game featuring a bouncing green ball on a laboratory oscilloscope is commonly thought of as one of the first ever video games, if not the first. Brookhaven Lab engineer Willy Higinbotham’s Tennis for…

DIY 3D Printer: Straight Out of Science Fiction Into Your Basement

DIY 3D Printer: Straight Out of Science Fiction Into Your Basement
Amazingly, this beautiful 3D printer was built by some guy named Jim in New York. Just like normal printers, 3D printers allow you to print stuff but in 3D. No glasses required! Although this seems straight…

Draganflyer X8 Now for Sale, Definitely Not for Fun and Games

Draganflyer X8 Now for Sale, Definitely Not for Fun and Games
We featured this 8-rotor helicopter a few months ago, and even then it was pretty evident that the DraganFlyer X8 is not meant for recreation. Now that it’s been released and we can see it’s specs…

Distant Planet May be Covered With Diamonds

Distant Planet May be Covered With Diamonds
Astronomers have detected the heat signature of a planet 1200 light years away that is a super heated, carbon rich planet. The scientists think that the conditions on the planet are ripe for diamond creation. How…

DIY Robotic Knitting Machine: Sew What?

DIY Robotic Knitting Machine: Sew What?
Let’s be honest, I’ve never had the patience to knit. My mom showed me how, and I did it for about 2 minutes before I went back to playing with my LEGOs. Then again, Correx37 made…

Artificial Tentacle Arm Concept: Prosthentacle

Artificial Tentacle Arm Concept: Prosthentacle
You’d think that people who lost their arms would want a prosthetic that looked and worked much like real arms and hands do. However, University of Washington graduate Kaylene Kau found out that people with prosthetic…

Kinect Minority Report Hack: Fingers Detected!

Kinect Minority Report Hack: Fingers Detected!
Engineers from MIT CSAIL have figured out out how to get the Xbox 360 Kinect to not just sense larger body movements, but to actually detect individual fingertips in mid-air.…

Spacex Reveals Secret Cargo That Went Into Space on Its Dragon Spacecraft

Spacex Reveals Secret Cargo That Went Into Space on Its Dragon Spacecraft
I watched a lot of movies as a kid and one of my favorites was Top Secret. I laughed and laughed every time I watched it. The only flick I liked better was Monty Python and…

Sol Cinema is the World’s Smallest Solar Powered Theater

Sol Cinema is the World’s Smallest Solar Powered Theater
Green gadgets are cool, though at times they get to be a bit out there. The sweet Sol Theater has to be one of my favorite green things I have seen lately. The little theater is…

Speakal Cool iPig is Cooler Than You

Speakal Cool iPig is Cooler Than You
Speakal has been peddling some iPhone and iPod speaker docks for a while that are very strange and look like animals and various other things. The company had the iPig a few years back and is…
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