It looks like the BrainPort vision technology has now been tested on humans. It will now allow the visually-impaired to “see” things using their tongues!
The human test subject was a soldier, who was blinded in Iraq.
Measuring only 8.8 µm, this replica of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701D was “fabricated in one-billionth scale by 30 kV Ga+ focused-ion- beam CVD using phenanthrene gas.” Oh I see. My guess was a bit off. I though they used 76 gV dispersed quark blastorz CBGB with napthalene and farthrene.
As news of the 3D version of the Batman: Arkham Asylum hit, Kotakuite deanbmmv pointed out that people who bought the PC version of the game don’t need to re-buy it because there’s already a way to play it – and other PC games – in 3D for free… as long as you have an NVIDIA graphics card.
There are nice surprises on ChatRoulette, after all. Take ChatRoulette for a spin and you might stumble on Merton, who instead of brandishing his organ, shows off his piano instead, bursting out meta-tunes about his chat mate with all the charm of Ed Helms, Ben Folds, and Flight of the Conchords.
As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks using the HP TouchSmart 600 PC as a standalone entertainment system. In the first part of this story, I shared my experiences with the TouchSmart’s HDTV and DVR capabilities.
This is definitely one of the more unusual lamps I’ve seen in a while. The tube-shaped lighting fixture is loaded up with colorful LEDs, and can be adjusted to almost an infinite variety of hues to suit your mood.
Ever dreamed of having a your very own Xbox 360 laptop? Well if you’ve got some money to spare, you can bid on this portable Xbox 360 over on eBay.
Modder TheTwoJ and his friend spent over $2000 and 650 man-hours to build this bad boy, so it really deserves a loving home.
Washing machines use a lot of water; all you have to do is open the lid of your machine while it’s filling up to see that. The good news is all that dirty water leftover from removing the skid marks from your skivvies goes down the drain.
You got to hand it to the Japanese, they’re always coming up with the wackiest concepts. In an era in which we are trying to make robots look more human or just make them more useful, there’s nothing like this tower-shaped robot to get to the heart of the matter.
Tsutenkaku is its name, and from the promotional video, it makes me think that the goal is to actually produce a gigantic building Transformer robot.
Whether you’re a Japanese toddler or teen, you love Rilakkuma. Apparently, this cute teddy bear is on its way to dethrone Hello Kitty in the realms of cuteness. This makes Rilakkuma perfect for companies trying to make their devices cute.
This Rilakkuma netbook is actually a tablet as well, although the Japanese like to call it a UMPC.
Check out the new Periodic Table of Sci-Fi Film and Television and let me know if you can find all of your favorite shows and movies. And if you can’t, feel free to complain in the comments below.
Overall, I think you’ll find the table more inclusive of your faves than not.
Maker/Problem-solver Steve Hoefer made an Arduino-based glove that can play Rock Paper Scissors. Why? Why the hell not! You think a nerd would pass up the opportunity to play with a computer? The glove has an accelerometer that detects when the user is shaking his fist to signify the beginning of a round.
This new mobile phone out of China may look like your average smartphone, but under the hood it’s actually packing a tiny little projector. Too bad the images it produces look pretty horrendous.
The inappropriately named COOL GTW18 features a 3.2-inch