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Wi-Fi That Looks For You

Wi-Fi That Looks For You

Wi-Fi That Looks For You: Wireless networks are good at quickly identifying devices that come within range. Once you link several access points together, it becomes possible to zero in on someone’s position by triangulation....

Turning 35

Turning 35

Turning 35: April 3, 1981 marked the introduction of the Osborne 1, the first mass-produced laptop computer. Three-and-a-half decades later, laptops are now much more portable – but how do they compare to the deeper...

Skinput Coming Soon

Skinput Coming Soon

Skinput Coming Soon: Chris Harrison has developed Skinput, a way in which your skin can become a touch screen device or your fingers buttons on a MP3 controller. Harrison says that as electronics get smaller...

The Air Mouse

The Air Mouse

The Air Mouse: Deanmark founders Mark Bajramovic and Oren Tessler met in university, where Mark learned first-hand (no pun intended) what it’s like to OD on mousing. “Half way through our first year, I developed...

Breaking Records

Breaking Records

Breaking Records: Researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology and the University of Central Florida have developed a new fiber optics cable capable of transmitting the contents of over 5,000 DVDs in a single second...

Interesting Tech

Interesting Tech

Interesting Tech: In recent years, mankind has become very good at finding other planets. Using instruments like the Kepler Space Telescope, scientists have, to date, discovered over 2,000 planets outside our Solar System, but what...

The Guest Glove

The Guest Glove

The Guest Glove: There have been numerous attempts over the years to break the decades-long stranglehold the keyboard and mouse have had on the human-to-computer interface by providing some semblance of Minority Report-like gesture control. Gest...

Brain Band

Brain Band

Brain Band: Samsung’s prototype device also comes in the form of a discreet band, though it is meant to be worn around the noggin like a regular sweatband. It has sensors embedded at the back...

The Motus Effect

The Motus Effect

The Motus Effect: The Motus started life as a musical performance tool, before expanding to dance integration. For the last three seasons, the Aura Dance Theatre has been using a Motus system prototype in its...

Electronic Egg

Electronic Egg

Electronic Egg: The project has been initiated by the International Centre for Birds of Prey (ICBP) and is part of its effort to stem the decline of three critically-endangered vulture species in southeast Asia, where...

Personal Floating Island

Personal Floating Island

Personal Floating Island: The concept of a floating island has been with us throughout history, but sprang back into the limelight just four years ago when Wally Yachts came up with an island-themed megayacht named...

New Spin On Air Guitar

New Spin On Air Guitar

New Spin On Air Guitar: The patent-pending Kurv Guitar system is made up of a large pick-shaped air strummer and a handheld virtual fingerboard, and combines touch, motion and gestures to generate tunes based on...

New VS Old

New VS Old

New VS Old: Three-dimensional printing has been applied to handguns, rockets, hypersonic jet engines, bicycles, ears, objects d’art, and now submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM). Lockheed Martin has announced that the first 3D printed components for...

The Fusion Guitar

The Fusion Guitar

The Fusion Guitar: The Fusion Guitar takes an iPhone dock, amplifier, battery and speakers and rolls them into one compact, completely self-contained noodling package. At first glance, the Fusion Guitar looks recognizable as a regular ax,...

TriplePlay MIDI

TriplePlay MIDI

TriplePlay MIDI: Fishman’s TriplePlay MIDI controller and pickup gives guitar players access to a world of digital sound generation, whether it’s playing a funky vintage synth from your fretboard or blowing a haunting melody on...

The ARQ

The ARQ

The ARQ: The ARQ Aero RhythmTrak is described as a drum machine, sequencer, synthesizer, looper, and MIDI controller, and features a Bluetooth-enabled ring with a built-in accelerometer for music creation and playback control from movement. The...

Meet SPUD

Meet SPUD

Meet SPUD: SPUD starts out about the size of an Apple TV, which means you really could tuck it away in your back pocket. Then, by simply unfolding the device, much like an umbrella, you...

Cyborg Cardiac Patch

Cyborg Cardiac Patch

Cyborg Cardiac Patch: An engineered cardiac patch has been created that incorporates human cells with flexible electronics and a nanocomposite structure to not only replace damaged heart tissue, but also provide remote monitoring, electrical stimulation,...

Air Quality

Air Quality

Air Quality: Ever wondered how the air around you is well if you are in England that is now possible. Over the next three days, you can ask a pigeon. More specifically, you can...

Under Water Restaurant

Under Water Restaurant

Under Water Restaurant: The Maldives is one of the most idyllic places on the planet and, soon, diners at one of its luxury resorts will be able to take in not just views across the...