Japanese company REAL-f can print a 3-D mask of your face

Considering that Halloween is about twenty days away, have you thought about a costume yet? Have you considered dressing up as yourself?

The Japanese company REAL-f can help you as they have a 3-D printer that can make a very detailed replica of your face. They can print out everything from the skin tone, freckles, and eyebrows, and put them all on molded resin.

Hey, if you and a friend want to go in together, you can dress up as…each other! Granted, the effect will probably be like putting a realistic mannequin’s face on your own, but it will leave people guessing.

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Adidas Adizero f50 football boot is smarter than you think it is

We have smart TVs, smart fridges, smartphones, and now in the world of athletics, smart boots. Football boots to be specific, as adidas, the sponsor of some of the more illustrious names in world football like Lionel Messi, has rolled out the miCoach-powered adizero f50 intelligent football boot. The 2011 model will deliver smart technology … Read more

Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer from Griffin Technology

There is nothing that I like more than a laser pointer, and Griffin Technology has a good one with the Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer.

As the name implies, this laser pointer has a pen and a stylus on it. There really isn’t anything too special about the pen, but the pen portion can flip around for a rubber-tipped touchscreen stylus.

The stylus is good for when you want more specific touches on your touchscreen. Since a lot of gaming applications require precise touches in order to win, this stylus could come in handy on tablet games.

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Animatronic doors could scare the Tootsie Rolls out of trick-or-treaters this Halloween

I remember visiting Disney’s Haunted House ride, and being more than slightly creeped out by the doors that were banging loudly, as if some monster behind them was trying to break out.

This Animatronic door is incredible advancement that gives a visual appeal. You seriously need to watch the video after the jump if you want to a good scare.

This effect is as simple as putting a 22-inch LCD monitor with a DVD of Mr. Tough Guy trying to break through the “glass”. The pneumatics are queued at the appropriate moments so it looks like the prisoner might succeed in breaking out.

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Presenting the world’s first moving building!

Some of us live or have lived in mobile homes, but what if an entire apartment building could be moved?

This three story apartment building is the first of its type to be moved, anywhere. It was first installed in Turku on the southeast coast of Finland, but it can be moved with a crane. In fact, the owners plan on moving it to a new location somewhere else on the coast.

In fact, you can watch a video here of it being moved on a large raft. The building can actually be transported on the road as well, and, as much as I would like to see that, I don’t have any footage of it.

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Would you buy a phone like this? Samsung hopes so.

What you are looking at in this picture is not a phone that is on the market today, but really should be. It is a concept phone by a designer named Heyon You for Samsung.

It is made from two AMOLED panels, a protective glasses cover, module case, and silicone rubber. It also has a foldable display, which is not new technology in the sense that someone has done it before. I’ve been hearing about foldable and rollable displays since I started reporting about tech 5 years ago.

I always thought that whoever gets their hands on the flexible display could make a killing, but they would have to work well. Samsung has stated that this bendable display can take a punishment of 100,000 folds before a six percent decrease in brightness along the seam.

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Angry Birds arrive at China’s parks

I’m quite sure that if you happen to own a smartphone or a tablet, chances are pretty high you would have a version of Angry Birds running on it, and just in case you’ve been trapped in some cave somewhere in the hills of Afghanistan for the past couple of years, here is a quick … Read more

Hologram alerts passengers at Paris’ Orly Airport

Some of you might remember the holograms that we covered at Luton Airport of London. It would appear that Paris’ Orly airport has holograms as well.

Like Luton, these holograms at Orly are rear-projected on human-shaped plexiglass. Unlike the ones at Luton, these holograms are not stationed at the security, but designed to alert passengers where and when to board their flight.

Yes, they are not a holographic as the cool ones that we see in Star Wars, but they will do. Orly installed them along with their additional seating and room for 400 waiting passengers. You can watch a video of it after the jump.

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Giant lady appears in Hamburg’s Alster Lake

We have seen some interesting giant sculptures before, like those big ones powered by the wind. This one that you see here is created by Oliver Voss on Alster Lake in Hamburg.

According to my Source, it appeared in the lake on August 3, and it rises four meters above the surface of the water. It is not a permanent edition to this body of water, as it will stop being on display until August 12.

This sculpture is called “Badenixe”, which translates to “bathing beauty”. Another name is “Riesen-Nixe”, which translates to “grand mermaid”. Clearly, it doesn’t look like a traditional mermaid, as it apparently does not have a fish tail. Unless this lady has some backwards arms, those two lumps in front of her are legs.

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MicroVision PicoP head-up display technology arrives in test vehicles

Technology in vehicles have surely come a long way from its early days until now, and we even have some sort of Heads Up Display in BMWs operating for some time already to help the driver keep his or her eyes on the road all the time, while gaining access to vital information at all times without missing a beat. Well, MicroVision might just be in on the next big thing with their PicoP head-up display technology known as PicoHUD, being implemented in test vehicles already.

This move, if it gains traction, might just end up with the commercialization of its PicoHUD technology within a mass production car model – perhaps targeted for introduction three years from now? MicroVision’s contract will see the automotive manufacturer and its Tier 1 supplier work together with MicroVision to roll out advanced HUD prototypes which will feature next-generation PicoP display engine that are based on direct green lasers.

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