Cyberwalk Omni-directional treadmill looks like a lot of fun

by Mark R

Yesterday, I was covering an “augmented reality floor”, that was really more of a floor that could replicate whatever texture you wanted to. Yes, I am serious. Read that one here if you don’t believe me. Now, here is another unusual floor for those who need to have a room that I would like to describe as “versatile”. The Cyberwalk is actually more of a platform to work an omni-directional …

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McGill University in Montreal creates haptic floor

by Mark R

My source calls this an augmented reality floor tiles, but I don’t think this is really “augmented reality”. I’ve seen augmented reality as tech better used on webcams. This particular concept device allows your feet to have different sensations as you step. Perhaps a better description of this product would be a modular “haptic” floor tiling system. It has a “deformable plate suspended on a platform”, which enables the user …

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OLED technology helps glass see in the dark

by Mark R

About a week ago I talked about how some OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) technology could turn an ordinary pane of glass into a display called a T-OLED. Today I would like to talk about how OLED could turn ordinary glass into a night-vision screen. This tech comes to us from both DARPA and the University of Florida. It is a new material made from seven OLED layers, which have …

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Post-It Assualt Rifle: Not as cool as you might think

by Mark R

I think what you are seeing here is a dream of any disgruntled office worker: a gun that can shoot Post-its. I hope you aren’t too upset when I tell you that this is merely a concept, and I’m guessing that the gun in the photo is nothing more than some sort of mock-up. So you can forget about your dreams of shooting post-its until you have covered up a …

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Concept Future Kitchen controlled by Text Messages

by Mark R

Future Kitchen is a concept kitchen, and it is essentially what it says it is: the kitchen of the future. It may not be as advanced as the Jetsons’ kitchen, but it is more advanced than mine. Best of all, it uses something completely modern as control: texting. Let’s say that you have something in the oven, and you want to cook it before you get home from work. All …

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The Nazis were working on jetpacks? It’s true.

by Mark R

I like writing articles about jet-packs, and I just had to write about this one when I heard it was a Nazi jet pack. Seriously, I’m not trying to tell you that all that jet-pack stuff that you may or may not have seen saw in The Rocketeer was real? Of course not, but the Nazis were playing around with this particular model, also known as the HimmelSturmer (aka the …

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USB Memory Watch

by Ally

No fashion piece would quite be complete without a hidden USB drive.  It’s just a strange phenomon, but it’s a lesson you have to learn fast.  Otherwise you could make a horrible social blunder.  Thankfully Tokyoflash is now jamming USB drives into one end of the wristband of this watch.  That way your drive will always be within reach.  Then to finish it off they had to put on a …

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Husqvarna DXR 310 robot for demolition

by Mark R

The last time we were covering Husqvarna, they were working on robot lawnmowers that work like Roombas on the grass. Now they are working on this Husqvarna DXR 310, which is an “industrial demolition robot designed to work in hard to reach, or just plain dangerous areas”. As you can see, it has some treads to propel it where it need to go, albeit slowly. It then has some legs …

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