Anti-Theft Car Seat uses your backside for ID

by Mark R

I have to admit that it was difficult to come up with a headline for this posting. How else can you describe that your butt (or some even more vulgar word) can be used as an identifier. After all, every car thief has to sit in the driver’s seat and drive away. However, what if there was some theft-deterrent in place so the car will only drive when only certain …

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Hajime Research Institute working on a real 13-foot robot

by Mark R

You know those pictures of Before and After? What you are seeing here is the After and Before. The “before” is the photo of Hajime Sakamoto, and he is working on a genuine 13-foot robot like you see in science-fiction films like Real Steel. Sakamoto is gesturing to what will be the legs of this robot, and you can see the pastel-colored head, arms, and torso in the “after” shot.

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The spnKiX Electric Motorized Skates

by Mark R

Just so we can get this out of the way, this is one of those KickStarter projects. You know, the type that require your funding in order to get it on the market, and you might be guaranteed the first one if you pledge enough money? This is the spnKiX, and it is a pair of electric roller skates. I guess those Segways were not enough for us, and we …

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BlueSeed’s Floating City is made for business

by Mark R

When I first saw this, I thought that someone was trying to build some sort of floating country. Personally, I think we need more of them before the Earth gets into Soylent Green territory. The purpose of this boat isn’t to alleviate overpopulation, but to help businesses. This boat is under development by a startup company known as Blueseed, and its purpose is to house businesses off the coast of …

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Texting Glove for the hearing impaired

by Mark R

What you see here in the picture is exactly what you think it is. The Texting Glove is essentially a device where you can use sign language to create a text message. This device was introduced at Google’s Developers Day in Tel Aviv, by designers Oleg Imanilov, Zvika Markfield, and Tomer Daniel. It uses a gyroscope, an ADK Board, Lilypad Arduino, finger sensors, and an accelerometer. There is a a …

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Stratolaunch could change launches into space

by Mark R

For those who really like the idea of launching a passenger-carrying rocket into space like an airplane should hear about Stratolaunch. There is a video of it after the jump, but as you will soon see, it is a CG mock-up, no more real than what you see in a Pixar film. This because it is a concept for now, and you can see how it works. The plan takes …

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Game Strap makes a standing commute more fun

by Mark R

I don’t live in a situation where I take the morning train to work, but I am sure that if I did, I might have trouble finding a seat. Then I will discover the world of one arm on the handle. I would imagine that travel this way could be quite tedious. Since one hand has to be holding the strap at all times, it makes activities rather limited. Sure, …

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MorpHex is both ball and robot, rolling and creepy

by Mark R

This is the MorpHex, and I would highly suggest that you hit the jump so you can see what it can do in the video. You will notice that has six feet so it can walk along on the floor in a creepy fashion like a weird spider, but it can also curl up into a ball and roll once its feet are retracted. You can watch as it does …

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