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Kinect Hacked to Control Pr2 Robot by Willow Garage

Kinect Hacked to Control Pr2 Robot by Willow Garage
Hacks of the Microsoft Kinect are just flooding in now that the device is in the hands of geeks everywhere. I bet Microsoft never thought people would be using the Kinect for anything other than gaming…

Slurp Tangible Interface: Real Tech or Rickroll?

Slurp Tangible Interface: Real Tech or Rickroll?
I like high tech stuff that is easy to use and looks sort of like magic. Such is the case with the new Slurp device that turned up today. It’s a squeezy dropper that has some…
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Stamp.Y Stamps Your Photos on Stuff Because Rubber Stamps Are Cool… Right?

Stamp.Y Stamps Your Photos on Stuff Because Rubber Stamps Are Cool… Right?
I was taking some pictures just the other day and thought to myself it would really rock if I could just stamp these photos all over stuff. I always thought the Polaroid instant camera my grandma…

Toshiba Mobile Display Shows Off No Glasses Required 3d Screen

Toshiba Mobile Display Shows Off No Glasses Required 3d Screen
I like 3D movies, but I really don’t like the glasses you have to wear. The glasses make you look like some weird guy from the 70’s. Sure there are cooler looking 3D glasses, but those…

One Giant Leap for Robotkind: Robot Successfully Opens Doors, Plugs Own Power Cord

One Giant Leap for Robotkind: Robot Successfully Opens Doors, Plugs Own Power Cord
Yes, whereas Neil Armstrong had to walk on the moon to get to say his famous quote, this robot only had to open doors and plug power cords and voila – Robot Armstrong. How unfair is…

Smartfish Trumotion Wireless Mouse Fights Wrist Strain Bobblehead Style

Smartfish Trumotion Wireless Mouse Fights Wrist Strain Bobblehead Style
Newly formed company Smartfish Technologies teamed up with the New York-based Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) to come up with a wireless mouse designed to prevent and alleviate wrist strain. The result? A bobblehead mouse. Well,…

Kawasaki 1400 GTR Motorcycle to be Equipped With Nightvision, Helmet-Mounted HUD. No Weapons Though

Kawasaki 1400 GTR Motorcycle to be Equipped With Nightvision, Helmet-Mounted HUD. No Weapons Though
Kawasaki’s upcoming 1400 GTR may just be the world’s most technologically advanced bike on the planet, surpassing even the Blue Hawk and the Battle Hopper. Kidding. Expected to be unveiled this coming autumn, the 1400 GTR…

Tiny Innodisk 128 Gb Nano Ssd Flaunted and Tortured at Computex

Tiny Innodisk 128 Gb Nano Ssd Flaunted and Tortured at Computex
The word “nano” got thrown around yet again as InnoDisk gave the world a glimpse of the future at the recently concluded Computex exhibit. This time it’s a solid state drive we’re talking about. So is…

Aiptek Pico Projectors for Iphones and Notebooks: the World is Your Widescreen

Aiptek Pico Projectors for Iphones and Notebooks: the World is Your Widescreen
The recently concluded Computex exhibition was a chance for Aiptek to show off two of their future pico projector models, the T20 and T30. The T20 is designed for notebooks. It’s able to keep its size…

Look Ma, No Eyes: Google Working on “Eyes-Free” Phone Interface

Look Ma, No Eyes: Google Working on “Eyes-Free” Phone Interface
There must be a lot of Google employees who like to use their phones while they’re driving. The company is currently working on an “eyes-free” interface for their Android software that utilizes tactile and aural feedback…

Moving Pictures: Motionportrait Technology Can Make a Moving Cg Face From a Single Picture

Moving Pictures: Motionportrait Technology Can Make a Moving Cg Face From a Single Picture
Japan-based MotionPortrait Inc. has developed a way of making a three-dimensional image of a person’s face based only on a single headshot. What’s really impressive about MotionPortrait technology is that the CG face moves and can…

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…

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…

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…

Somniloquy: the Future Will be Filled With Environment-Friendly Pirates

Somniloquy: the Future Will be Filled With Environment-Friendly Pirates
People leave their computers on for a long time for various valid reasons: when backing up, scanning malware, reformatting and restoring because the malware couldn’t be removed, installing SP3 for the third time, downloading a large…

Web-Slinging Here We Come: Scientists Add Metals to Make Super-Strong Spider Silk

Web-Slinging Here We Come: Scientists Add Metals to Make Super-Strong Spider Silk
Yet another proof that geeks are indeed cool: A bunch of scientists – whose professional motto is “Why not?” – decided to combine certain metals with the silk of the Araneus spider, and came up with…
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