Sticky Light is the coolest thing you will see all day

by Mark R

You know how cats like to play with the ball from the laser pointer? This is Sticky Light is a laser ball that people can play with. The Sticky Light is designed by people at the University of Tokyo’s Ishikawa Hasimoto Laboratory, and it uses a laser diode, steering mirrors, and a non-imaging photodetector in order to perform its amazing ability that you have to see. If you want to …

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REETI the robot can show its emotions

by Mark R

I know some of us never want robots to ever have emotions, but I suppose that no one has any qualms about creating a robot that could show emotions. This is the desktop robot known as REETI, and I am not certain what it stands for, but it is a communication robot and a multi-media tool that could be used to convey a very particular type of message. You can …

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Smart Spectacles – the World Through the Eyes of a Gamer

by Julie

Welcome one and all, to the future, the days have arrived where the cheesy sci-fi movie scenes of yesteryear are actually coming true. Case in point, check out these new eyeglasses, you’ve seen them before, they just weren’t a reality, until now… This SmartVision product consists of a pair of spectacles incorporating EnahancedView technology which can actually be linked to most commonly available IT sources like your mobile phone, PDA, …

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You have got to like the SWITL spatula

by Mark R

Sometimes it is the simple things in life that you appreciate the most. For example, something that can clean up a ketchup or mayonnaise stain without leaving any trace evidence (for lack of a better word). This is the Furukawa Kikou SWITL robot hand, and I have a video of it after the jump removing an ugly stain. What makes it really interesting is how that it is able to …

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Neutral Power Drill combines screwdriver, laser level, and stud finder in one

by Mark R

I am definitely in need of a new electronic screwdriver, as this old Wal-Mart one seems to have out-lasted its short life. If I waited long enough, perhaps this Neutral Power Drill designed by Tim Bennett will become a reality. Not only is it an electronic screwdriver, but it also includes a stud finder and a laser level.

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iChair arrives at KickStarter

by Edwin

KickStarter is a pretty interesting initiative since it allows budding ideas to take off as long as enough people buy in into the idea. One of the more recent ones would be the iChair, and judging by the ‘i’ prefix in front, one would think that this has something to do with a device from Apple. Of course, such thinking is spot on, as the iChair is an integrated stand …

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Cyberdyne’s HAL-5 Exoskeleton, that’s right, Cyberdyne

by Mark R

While I was at CES last January, I passed a booth for Cyberdyne. I saw that and wondered: “don’t they know that this is the organization that ended the world in the Terminator movies?” Just to let you know, this company isn’t making Skynet, but it is making some serious exoskeletons that you see here known as the HAL-5. Cyberdyne isn’t stealing from another science fiction film with the name …

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Origami DVD Player – Go Easy on the Creases

by Julie

I came across this amazing foldable DVD player concept while browsing online, but before I could marvel at its ability to be fold up and be put in a pocket, I had to understand the technology behind it. Unbeknownst to me, For almost 30 years now, over a dozen companies have been working on what’s called, electronic paper technologies. Their work has now evolved into being able to combine the …

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