This coin-operated machine accepts PayPal

by Mark R

One of the problems with PayPal is although you may have PayPal money, sometimes you don’t have cash. I receive all payments for my writing work through PayPal, and I’m sure most of you know about the three or five day delay before that money officially gets to the bank after a deposit. At the PayPal X Innovate 2010 developers conference, there was a vending machine on display that takes …

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Very real-looking Android, the Actroid-F

by Mark R

So who is this woman in this picture? A better question is: what is this woman in the photo? This is the Actroid-F. I realize that sounds like title for the theme of Beverly Hills Cop by Harold Faltermeyer, but according to the Guinness Book of World Records, Actroid-F is “the first true android”. You have to watch the video after the jump to see Actroid F in action. I …

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Power Loader Light from Activelink

by Mark R

It has been a year since we reported on the Power Loader, an Exoskeleton that allows the user to lift heavy loads. The Power Loader is made by a company known as Activelink, a Toyko-based robot venture spun off from Panasonic. It is clearly inspired by scenes from the James Cameron/Sirgourney Weaver science fiction classic Aliens. This version that you see here is known as the Power Loader Light. I …

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KeyGlove makes one-handed computing a reality

by Mark R

Imagine how much more efficient that you could be if you could type with one hand and mouse with another? Now, let’s take that one step further with this KeyGlove that allows you to type and use the mouse with just one hand. This is the vision of programmer Jeff Rowberg, who put 34 strategically placed contact sensors that can be pressed together to form individual letters. As for the …

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Samsung Portable X-ray Machine

by Mark R

I remember seeing that Will Smith movie The Pursuit of Happyness where he is trying to sell a bone density scanner. Clearly, he was in the wrong business, because I can’t remember the last time I had my bones checked out by a bone density scanner. I believe that the main character is quoted as saying that it gave a readout twice as blurry as an X-ray. However, Samsung is …

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See this Underground Skyscraper Concept

by Mark R

Some of you might remember when we reported on the Vivos Underground Shelter Network allows for some serious surviving in style. I found that this concept could even be better than that. This particular project is known as “Above Below” from Matthew Fromboluti. His proposal is a building that drills 900 feet into the ground, an “underground skyscraper”, for lack of a better term. The designer sees this self-sustaining community …

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Halo Intersceptor is a car, copter, plane, and boat

by Mark R

I’m sure you are probably thinking that this is a pretty cool car. It sort of reminds me of the futuristic Audi that Will Smith drove around in I, Robot. This concept auto, known as the Halo Intersceptor, is one of the most advanced cars that I have ever seen. In fact, it isn’t just a car, but a plane, boat, and helicopter. Yes, that does sound more like a …

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Compass Alert System handles emergency situations

by Ally

When panic strikes in a crowded area people quickly become hysterical and don’t always remember which exit is closest.  In times when you need to get out fast, not knowing could cause injuries and even death in extreme cases.  These Alarm Compasses are designed to help you out in the event that you need to get out quickly and you can’t actually see any exit signs from where you’re standing.

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