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Panono Panoramic Ball Camera: Spherefies

Panono Panoramic Ball Camera: Spherefies
A couple of years ago we saw an unusual camera. It looked like a ball and took 360° panoramic photos, like the ones on Google Street View but completely spherical. Jonas Pfeil and his co-inventors are…
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Squito Throwable Ball Camera: Squito! You Shoot Me!

Squito Throwable Ball Camera: Squito! You Shoot Me!
A wild spherical camera appears! Actually it’s not the first of its kind that we’ve seen, but unlike the previous device, Serveball’s Squito is being designed for both professional and recreational use. Forget about Instagram or…
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Students to Pilot Robotic Spheres on the International Space Station

Students to Pilot Robotic Spheres on the International Space Station
Robotic sports were bound to involve balls in space at some point. Students from the U.S. and Europe can now sign up for what is described as “the ultimate robot game” in which they will navigate…
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1953 Volkswagen Turned into a Ball Aka the Bumblebee Armadillo

1953 Volkswagen Turned into a Ball Aka the Bumblebee Armadillo
Bumblebee, you’re doing it wrong. Or maybe he just got scared and decided to roll into a ball. This vehicular sculpture was actually made by Indonesian artist Ichwan Noor. He created this Volkswagen sphere that is…
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Having a Ball with the Sphero Robot

Having a Ball with the Sphero Robot
I first saw the Sphero robotic ball about 2 years ago at CES, but I never really got a chance to play with one hands-on until now. When I first saw it in action, all I…
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Thousands of Mysterious Purple Spheres Discovered in the Desert

Thousands of Mysterious Purple Spheres Discovered in the Desert
In Tucson, Arizona, locals have discovered a strange collection of purple spheres in the middle of the desert. It’s not yet certain what these spheres are, but analyses are being made to ascertain their exact nature.…
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Ballo Portable Speaker: Looks Like Mr. Microphone Lost His Head

Ballo Portable Speaker: Looks Like Mr. Microphone Lost His Head
These days, having a small, handy speaker to carry with you is pretty convenient – especially when you want to share your music or watch a video with your friends, without having to rely on the…
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Katamari Stirling Engine: That’s How We Roll

Katamari Stirling Engine: That’s How We Roll
It’s been quite a while since Katamari Damacy first came out, but it’s still one of my all-time favorite games. Between the quirky characters and original gameplay mechanics, it definitely belongs in the video game hall…
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See-Through Cocoon Lets You Live in Your Own Little Bubble

See-Through Cocoon Lets You Live in Your Own Little Bubble
Every once in a while, I feel like being alone and that’s one of the times I feel extremely lucky and fortunate that we have a spare room in the house. Not that I’m a loner…
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Cocoon Tree Tent Looks Like a Ball

Cocoon Tree Tent Looks Like a Ball
It wasn’t until recently that I realized that sleeping while hanging from the trees was a popular pastime. However, I guess that hanging tree tents not only give you a cool place to rest, but get…
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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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Spherical Flying Machines: The Prisoner Isn’t Far Behind

Spherical Flying Machines: The Prisoner Isn’t Far Behind
This unusual spherical flying machine was developed by the Japanese Ministry of Defense. It’s the first of its kind and is remote-controlled.…
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Rotundus GroundBot: Rolling Surveillance Robot from the Future

Rotundus GroundBot: Rolling Surveillance Robot from the Future
I don’t know why robotics experts haven’t thought of this before, but this tire-like surveillance robot is the way to go for mobile and autonomous operations. Even better since it looks like it’s right out of…
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Throwable Panoramic Ball Cam Gives You a 360 Degree View

Throwable Panoramic Ball Cam Gives You a 360 Degree View
Smartphones are great for snapping pictures, but what if you want the shot from more than one angle? Well, that’s what the Panoramic Ball Cam is for. It has 36 mobile phone cameras built in, so…
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Sphero: Get Your Hands on Some Remote-Controlled Glowing Balls

Sphero: Get Your Hands on Some Remote-Controlled Glowing Balls
Balls are very near and dear to most men’s hearts. We use them for all sorts of fun and games. We try to take care of our varied balls and keep them from harm’s way. No…
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Is Raleigh, NC Building a Death Star?

Is Raleigh, NC Building a Death Star?
The Death Star plans may not be  in the main computer, but it does look like they are floating around Raleigh, North Carolina these days. I spotted the first of these mysterious photos over on Flickr…
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