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Google’s self-driving car has its first accident

08/05/2011, Uh oh. Google’s driverless car, the self-driving Prius has encountered its first ever accident – according to a photograph sent in to Jalopnik by a tipster who spotted the accident somewhere nearby Google’s Mountain View California...

EasySMS allows illiterates to text

06/21/2011, One of the problems illiterate people have with phones is their inability to read text messages. All they can do with their phones is pretty much just make and receive calls. Well, thanks to the mobile interaction design students at Lausanne...

Google News Archive project abandoned

05/20/2011, Now we all know that Google has had its fair share of failure and successes, and not everything that it touches turns to gold. Sometimes projects just don’t work out like how they intended. The latest one to get the ax is Google’s newspaper...

Kinect used to create artsy music video

03/23/2011, In one of the more creative ways we’ve seen a Kinect being used, is in this video project by the folks over at 1024 Architecture. They used the Kinect sensor to track the skeletal movements of a person moving, the replaced the tracked wireframe with...

Robotic octopus arm mimics the real one

03/22/2011, Some researchers from Reading University are working together to create a robotic octopus that they hope will be used for underwater operations such as maintenance, marine salvage, and retrieval of objects like black-box recorders from crashed air craft....

Project issue 4 is free

03/18/2011, The latest issue of Richard Branson’s iPad magazine, Project, issue 4 is now available for free on the iTunes App Store. Apparently the folks at American Express have decided to sponsor this month’s issue so folks looking for reading material...

Microsoft Kinect works well with the Source engine

03/10/2011, The Microsoft Kinect is probably one of the most exciting game controllers ever invented and we see a new way to use it almost every week. One of the latest ways to make use of the Kinect controller is to control characters in a game mod of Valve’s...

DIY 4-axis camera mount that runs along a wire

02/09/2011, A team has come up with a rather cool camera mount project for college. The mount is a 4-axis gimbal mount for a camera, designed in CAD, with its parts cut using a laser and milled down to specifications. A tiny point-and-shoot camera has been mounted in...

A radar made from coffee cans

02/03/2011, A lecturer at MIT taught his students how to build their own Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for one of their projects at the institute this semester. The SAR is a high-resolution radar that is usually used in moving vehicles like airplanes and used for...

Singaporean schools to utilize iPads in the classroom

01/20/2011, A high school in Singapore has recently spent a buttload of cash ($103,430 to be approximate) for 150 iPads from Apple. Part of a pilot project to determine how useful iPads can be in the classroom, the iPads have been given out to children to take notes,...

TagCandy will change the way we consume candy

01/14/2011, A bunch of engineering students from Japan recently came up with an interesting device that plans to change the way we consume candy in the future. Called the TagCandy, this machine consists of a device that you attach to your candy before you eat it. You...