Tunnel Taxi is an open invite for a dangerous cyclist stunt

by Mark R

When it comes to solving traffic problems, there must be some conceptual designer who believes that going through the traffic is the answer for the future. For example, there is a plan by a Chinese builder to create a big bus that manages to somehow flow over traffic. The mass transit carries the people up above while cars pass underneath. This is similar to the Tunnel Taxi, also designed for …

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BAE Systems creates e-ink camo for tank armor

by Mark R

I have heard of stealth technology under development for years that uses some sort of cloak of invisibility reminiscent of Harry Potter. I suppose someone wants the car that James Bond drove in Die Another Day. You know, that one that could turn completely invisible? I believe that Q summarized it as having cameras on one side that project an image on another. This design from BAE Systems is essentially …

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This Slinky house can hold 10,000 people

by Mark R

I guess I’ve been reporting on all the new technology at CES, and sometimes I just want to break out and report on something that is total concept! This is the case for a Russian architect Alexander Remizov, who designed this Slinky structure called “The Ark”. This Ark can be assembled in sections, and it has some serious green power there with a wind power generator, solar panels, and more. …

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C3 Technologies creates photo-realistic 3D city visualizations

by Mark R

If you ever go to CES, make certain to get an invitation to the Lunch at Piero’s on the first and second day of the convention. I swear, I find the coolest of the coolest gadgets there. Two years ago, I encountered augmented reality for the first time. Now it is everywhere. This year, C3 Technologies showed me what’s what with their flagship product Realistic 3D City Models. Realistic 3D …

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Vizio expands to the mobile gadget market

by James

Known for it’s low cost, but value added HDTVs, budget electronics manufacturer Vizio is setting it’s sites on the mobile gadget market with Android based smartphones and tablets that can interface with their TVs. Now that’s a huge broadside …

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Charles the GPS robot can read a driver’s expressions

by Mark R

This week, we are going to be at CES 2011 in Vegas, and we will be covering a lot of brand spanking new technology from a lot of real companies. I thought that I would get this conceptual product out of the way before I head down to Vegas tomorrow. This is Charles, a GPS unit that is not a small box that suction cups to your dashboard. As you …

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Blinput system helps visually impaired get around easier

by Edwin

Losing your faculty of sight is something not anyone would embrace all too willingly, but should that happen to you, surely you would want to do your best and learn how to live life all over again. Of course, the reading part is already solved with the Braille system, but when it comes to being really independent, walking and traveling from one place to another all by yourself, life just …

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Ocado fridge is self-cleaning

by Mark R

I’m sure that most of us don’t like cleaning our fridge, but certain scientists at the University of Central Lancashire have created the Ocado self-cleaning fridge. I’m not certain how the self-cleaning works. This is not to say that the Ocado fridge doesn’t have these little brushes and buffers that can clean the fridge from the inside. Truth be told, we all want that, but the technology isn’t there yet. …

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