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Google Project Glass Voice-activated Augmented Reality Headset: For a Convenient, Douchebag-Filled Future

Google Project Glass Voice-activated Augmented Reality Headset: For a Convenient, Douchebag-Filled Future
If you think people who rock Bluetooth headsets are funny or annoying, wait til you see Google’s augmented reality project. While Project Glass is currently nothing more than a series of mock-ups and a concept video,…
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Japanese Scientists Create Interactive Plants That Can Wave at You

Japanese Scientists Create Interactive Plants That Can Wave at You
Everything is interactive these days. But plants? Japanese researchers are working on that one. Researchers at Keio University aim to create interactive plants. Interactive plants, like puppets, are designed to react to and convey emotions. Now…
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Researchers Invent Scale So Sensitive It Can Weigh a Single Proton

Researchers Invent Scale So Sensitive It Can Weigh a Single Proton
Let’s be honest, most of us prefer the scales in the bathroom to read on the low side. Who wants accuracy, when you can feel a bit better about yourself? I’ll tell you one group who…
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Transforming Morphex Robot Now Rolls in a Ball, Calls Itself Samus

Transforming Morphex Robot Now Rolls in a Ball, Calls Itself Samus
Remember that omni-directional robot called the Morphex? The ‘bot had the ability to transform from a ball to a robot and back. This robot was created by Norwegian Engineer Kåre Halvorsen and it is a neat…
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iPhone Geiger Counter Module Offers Portable Radiation Detection

iPhone Geiger Counter Module Offers Portable Radiation Detection
This hack allows for people concerned about radiation to use a Geiger counter with their iPhones. It could come in handy, especially if there are more disasters like Fukushima.…
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Ledge iPad Wall Mount: Minimal, But Useful

Ledge iPad Wall Mount: Minimal, But Useful
There are plenty of reasons to wall mount for your iPad, especially if you want to use it on a regular basis in your kitchen to read recipes, watch videos, or to use as a pseudo-intercom…
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Star Wars Heels Aren’t Ideal For Hiking Through Hoth’s Snowy Surface

Star Wars Heels Aren’t Ideal For Hiking Through Hoth’s Snowy Surface
I would so buy these heels for my wife, assuming she had a geeky bone in her body. Further assuming, she was coordinated enough to wear heels without breaking a leg (love you honey). These heels…
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Soundlazer Parametric Speaker Shoots Sound Like a Laser Beam

Soundlazer Parametric Speaker Shoots Sound Like a Laser Beam
Ever wanted to listen to something without anyone around you hearing it? While you certainly could go with a pair of headphones, there’s something that just seems that much cooler about using a parametric speaker instead. …
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HUBO Robots Perform The Beatles’ Come Together

HUBO Robots Perform The Beatles’ Come Together
The Drexel University Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory recently took four HUBO robots and turned them into The Beatles. Minus Yoko of course. These HUBOs operate autonomously, with their movements directed by student-developed software.…
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MiniMoog Synth Sofa Doesn’t Oscillate When You Sit on It

MiniMoog Synth Sofa Doesn’t Oscillate When You Sit on It
Attention, electronic musicians! Have I got a piece of furniture for you. What you’re looking at here is the MiniWoouf Sofa, designed to look just like the classic analog MiniMoog synth.…
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MultiTap Text Brings Back Numeric Keypad, Lets You Text Without Looking Once Again

MultiTap Text Brings Back Numeric Keypad, Lets You Text Without Looking Once Again
If there’s one thing that I miss from my old Nokia cellphones, it’s the simple but efficient T9 typing system. I don’t know why Apple insists on packing so many tiny buttons on the iPhone with…
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PhoneSoap Cleans Your Phone and Charges It, Too!

PhoneSoap Cleans Your Phone and Charges It, Too!
Many people have close relationships with their smartphone. They carry it around with them every day, press it to their cheeks at least once every few hours to make a call, and poke or tap at…
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Matterport Software Uses Kinect to Capture 3D Space and Objects: Holo-Instagram

Matterport Software Uses Kinect to Capture 3D Space and Objects: Holo-Instagram
People continue to brilliantly misuse Microsoft’s Kinect hardware. Invented by Matt Bell, the Matterport software lets users create 3D models of objects and spaces in just a few seconds, so instead of pictures you can save…
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Pic Nic Pants: Wear ‘Em, Flaunt ‘Em, Have Dinner on ‘Em

Pic Nic Pants: Wear ‘Em, Flaunt ‘Em, Have Dinner on ‘Em
Harem pants are one fashion trend that I don’t see myself following anytime soon. They’re tricky, that much I can say: they look fantastic on the right people, but you might as well be wearing pajamas…
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Tweet Mug Wants Hold Coffee, Hashtags

Tweet Mug Wants Hold Coffee, Hashtags
Whenever something particularly interesting happens online, you can expect it to start trending on-blogging site Twitter. So there’s no reason why this incredibly adorable Tweet Mug shouldn’t get some mentions on the very site where it…
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Interactive Poster Wants You to Kiss the Girl – Because She Likes It

Interactive Poster Wants You to Kiss the Girl – Because She Likes It
You might remember the interactive music poster that can play short music recordings to advertise bands for a concert or event. There’s no music involved this time, though; rather, all that’s on the screen is a…
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