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Novena Open Source Laptop Fundraiser: Ctrl+A

Novena Open Source Laptop Fundraiser: Ctrl+A

Hackers Bunnie Huang and Sean “xobs” Cross have launched a fundraiser for their open source laptop, the Novena. It looks very different from its prototype, but the idea behind it remains the same: a computer with…

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Novena Open Source Laptop: Nihil Obstat

Novena Open Source Laptop: Nihil Obstat

The last time we featured Bunnie Huang and Sean “xobs” Cross, they revealed that SD cards are computers too. If you look closely at one of the slides in their presentation (pdf), you can see that…

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Fantasy Scorpion Arm Blade: You’ll Tear Your Eye out Kid

Fantasy Scorpion Arm Blade: You’ll Tear Your Eye out Kid

What do you want for Christmas? I want a razor sharp wrist/arm blade that’s shaped like a scorpion with a pointy sharp death tail. Can I have it? Can I have it mom? Please? No… You’ll…

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Titan Arm Assistive Exoskeleton Wins James Dyson Award

Titan Arm Assistive Exoskeleton Wins James Dyson Award

Exoskeletons are definitely the way to go to boost and assist people’s natural strength. There have been numerous exoskeleton prototypes created, but most of them cost an arm and a leg to make. That’s not the…

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Comfort Cast Makes Broken Arms Look Almost Desireable

Comfort Cast Makes Broken Arms Look Almost Desireable

Whenever you have a broken limb, life can get quite difficult. There aren’t plenty of ways that you can make it better, however, sticking a screen on it and completely modernizing is something I hadn’t thought…

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TARDIS Cast: Broken on the Inside

TARDIS Cast: Broken on the Inside

This Doctor Who cast is great. No, not the cast of the show. The cast you see here. I’m actually surprised we haven’t seen something like this before, since the Doctor runs around so much. You…

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Terminator Tattoos: I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, Your Motorcycle and Your Ink

Terminator Tattoos: I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, Your Motorcycle and Your Ink

Maybe it’s because I don’t want to see what they’ll look like when I’m old and shriveled up, or maybe it’s just because I have a low threshold for pain that I’ve never had the desire…

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BeBionic3 Prosthetic Gives You a Hand That Luke Skywalker Would Want

BeBionic3 Prosthetic Gives You a Hand That Luke Skywalker Would Want

Prosthetic limbs are getting more and more advanced. Between Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius, also known as “the fastest man on no legs”, and mind-controlled mechanical legs, it’s only a matter of time before full cybernetic replacement…

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Robot Plays Ping Pong, Learns, Wipes the Floor with You

Robot Plays Ping Pong, Learns, Wipes the Floor with You

This isn’t the only robot that can kick your butt at ping pong. But unlike other ping pong playing ‘botsot, this one wasn’t programmed with its abilities. It has learned through experience. Robotics experts at the…

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Doctor Builds Own Tricorders, You Can Too

Doctor Builds Own Tricorders, You Can Too

Everyone who has ever watched an episode of Star Trek or one of the Trek films has probably thought it would be cool to have a tricorder. Even consumer electronics maker Qualcomm wants to bring tricorders…

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Robot Artist Draws Caricatures in Three Minutes

Robot Artist Draws Caricatures in Three Minutes

Not content to just take our medical and factory jobs, robots are now eying the art field, with an emphasis on creating caricatures. After robots one day hit the street and earn money by drawing people,…

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Own Your Own WORKING Terminator Arm

Own Your Own WORKING Terminator Arm

We were just saying how you might be able to output your own robotic limbs using 3D printing, but if that’s too advanced for you, why not buy yourself an already fully-functional Terminator arm instead.…

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DLR Hand Arm System: The Dawn of the Terminator?

DLR Hand Arm System: The Dawn of the Terminator?

Some German researchers over at DLR have come up with an advanced robotic arm that’s actually really sturdy. Initially, the arm might look fragile, but that isn’t the case. Take a look at the video, in…

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Articulated Arm Tablet Holder: If iPad and Luxo, Jr. Had a Baby

Articulated Arm Tablet Holder: If iPad and Luxo, Jr. Had a Baby

You know, the funny thing about this image is that Steve Jobs really was the father of both of these items – there’s Luxo, Jr., the little articulating Anglepoise lamp from Pixar’s breakthrough short film, and…

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x-Ar Exoskeleton Arm Gives Arms Super Strength

x-Ar Exoskeleton Arm Gives Arms Super Strength

Ever since I saw an exoskeleton in Aliens, I wondered why there weren’t any real ones around. Over the last decade, actual working exoskeletons have started to appear, albeit in a smaller fashion. This one is…

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Quik Pod for dSLR Lets You Take Self-Portraits

Quik Pod for dSLR Lets You Take Self-Portraits

If you have ever tried to take a picture of yourself or you and other people without using a timer by just holding the camera out from you in your hand you know that can be…

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