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Tag: Prototype

PaperTab Thin and Flexible Tablet: Paper 2.0

PaperTab Thin and Flexible Tablet: Paper 2.0
In the future, we may not have any problems with carrying even full-sized tablets in our pockets because they’ll be as portable as plain old paper, as shown in this prototype technology called PaperTab. It was developed by Intel, Plastic Logic and Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab.

Tactus Touchscreen Tablet Has a Keyboard You Can Really Feel

Tactus Touchscreen Tablet Has a Keyboard You Can Really Feel
Last year, we showed you an early prototype of technology from Tactus Technology which can turn a flat screen into a tactile surface. Now, at CES 2013, Tactus is showing off a full 7-inch tablet that uses the technology to dynamically add a keyboard to the screen only when needed.
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EveryTouchFX Touch Sensor: Switch from Switches

EveryTouchFX Touch Sensor: Switch from Switches
Are you eagerly waiting for Disney’s mind-blowing touch technology to become mainstream? You might want to settle for this touch sensor for the meantime. It’s called the EveryTouchFX, a system that’s meant to replace mechanical switches with a hidden touch-based switch.

NASA Z-1 Spacesuit Testing Completed: To Infinity and Beyond!

NASA Z-1 Spacesuit Testing Completed: To Infinity and Beyond!
If you are a space geek, you might remember last summer when we mentioned that NASA was testing out a prototype spacesuit that looked a lot like Buzz Lightyear’s outfit. The spacesuit has a large dome, humped back, and fluorescent green accents.

Skube: The Last.fm & Spotify Radio

Skube: The Last.fm & Spotify Radio
If you’re like me, you’ve probably got some tunes playing while you tackle your daily workload. Depending on if you use Last.fm or Spotify, the Skube might be an interesting way to share your music. It has a lot of retro design appeal, and the skewed cube look is pretty neat.

EnableTalk Gloves Translate Sign Language to Spoken Language: Sound of Silence

EnableTalk Gloves Translate Sign Language to Spoken Language: Sound of Silence
A few months ago we saw a concept for a camera-based device that is meant to recognize sign language and translate it into spoken words. A Ukrainian-based team has something better: a working prototype of a smart glove with the exact same capability.

NASA Designing a New Spacesuit, Astronauts to Look Like Buzz Lightyear?

NASA Designing a New Spacesuit, Astronauts to Look Like Buzz Lightyear?
NASA is trying to bring it’s equipment into the 21st century and that includes updating its spacesuits. Scientists and engineers at NASA have been working to develop the new prototype called the Z-1. This is the new spacesuit that is being developed to replace the twenty-year old model that was first put into service in 1992. 

Stair Rover Skateboard Ready to Conquer Flights of Stairs

Stair Rover Skateboard Ready to Conquer Flights of Stairs
Grinding down flights of stairs isn’t always easy when you are on a skateboard, so Po-Chih Lai decided that skateboards could be improved so that they would have no problem going down steps.

LumaHelm Light-up Helmet Improves Cyclist Safety

LumaHelm Light-up Helmet Improves Cyclist Safety
It’s reasonable to say that riding a bike in traffic can get dangerous quickly. That’s why I think that the LumaHelm is such a good idea – since it adds much needed visibility to cyclists, also allowing other vehicles to know exactly where they are going.

The Flattest Boombox You’ve Ever Seen

The Flattest Boombox You’ve Ever Seen
By definition, boomboxes are supposed to be big, loud and thick. That’s not how Hannes Harms designed his unique spin on the boombox. His latest creation attempts to reduce material, volume and components thanks to flat electronics.

Concept Device Translates Sign Language into Voice and Vice Versa: Talking Aid

Concept Device Translates Sign Language into Voice and Vice Versa: Talking Aid
A group of students from the engineering technology and industrial design programs of the University of Houston have come up with a concept for a device that can read sign language and translate it into audible words, as well as translate spoken word into sign language.

NHK & Panasonic Unveil 145″ Ultra High Definition 8K Display: I Sense Another Star Wars Boxset in the Near Future

NHK & Panasonic Unveil 145″ Ultra High Definition 8K Display: I Sense Another Star Wars Boxset in the Near Future
So you have a kick ass home theater setup, with a 72″ 3D HDTV as its centerpiece. I applaud your fat wallet. But if you want to keep being a great consumer, keep an eye on this new technology: a 145-inch Ultra High Definition plasma display.

Ubi-Camera Lets You Take Pictures With Your Fingertips

Ubi-Camera Lets You Take Pictures With Your Fingertips
Remember the Air Clicker, which was a camera concept where all you needed were your hands and two wearable devices to take pictures? Now are you ready to see it in real life?

Haptic Thumbstick Videogame Controller Renders Rumble Obsolete

Haptic Thumbstick Videogame Controller Renders Rumble Obsolete
Videogames are very good at engaging our eyes and ears, but when it comes to touch we still have a long way to go. Force feedback is the gaming industry’s attempt to engage our sense of touch, but it’s limited at best.

Raytheon Heavy Lifter Prototype: Is Anyone Else Thinking of Aliens?

Raytheon Heavy Lifter Prototype: Is Anyone Else Thinking of Aliens?
This Raytheon-Sarcos modified DitchWitch is basically lifter with large robotic arms, allowing the operator to lift and manipulate large loads. It reminds me a lot of those robots in the movie Aliens. This robot could someday replace forklifts and other types of machines.

BlackBerry 9980 Spotted in China: Fake or No Fake?

BlackBerry 9980 Spotted in China: Fake or No Fake?
This BlackBerry popped up  a few days ago on a Chinese web site, and it’s supposed to be the new BlackBerry 9980. I have to admit that the design is somewhat intriguing, but if it really looks like this, will it sell?
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