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This “laser harp” makes weird sounds

03/23/2011, As part of a new jewelry collection that was inspired by an alchemist who appears at different points in time and space, designer Hannah Martin came up with a very interesting contraption to keep the jewelry safe. Instead of sounding a blaring siren and...

In China, you can’t say the word “protest” on the phone

03/23/2011, We all know that China has one of the most controlling governments in the world, especially when it comes to the media and censorship of free speech. Now, it looks like they are monitoring phone calls too. According to some reports online, last week a...

3D printing method results in electrically small antenna design

03/20/2011, It goes without saying that the world of consumer electronics do benefit from Moore’s Law as well as the constant revolution of hardware and engineering that sees things getting smaller and smaller. Antennas, however, are slightly different since...

iPad 2 and iPhone 4 could suffer from shortages

03/17/2011, We know that the iPad 2’s launch in Japan will be delayed due to the recent earthquake and tsunami disasters, and with news of Toshiba closing down their LCD plant for a month and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical.also doing the same to one of their factories...

Toshiba to shut down LCD assembly line in Japan for a month

03/17/2011, Toshiba has announced that they will be closing down their LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) assembly line for a month at the very least, and this has resulted in PC manufacturer Lenovo voicing their concerns that they are suffering from a parts shortage....

Fog and projectors used to create 3D multi-viewpoint display

03/17/2011, A research group from Osaka University in Japan recently demonstrated a display that can be used to show 3D images with the usage of fog and multiple projectors. The projectors are set up in different angles around a fog screen, and each one projects a...

Camcorder-packing lunchboxes

03/14/2011, Every time you pack a meal you made for a loved one, do you wonder what he/she thinks about your cooking? Since you won’t be with them when they’re having their lunch, you’ll never get to know how they truly feel. Well this new concept...

Browse Flickr with your emotions using the Emotiv EPOC

03/14/2011, Do you get tired of thinking of tags for your huge collection of photographs that you have uploaded on Flickr? Well if you do, Emotiv has the perfect solution for you. Emotiv’s EPOC brain-reading headset combined with the EmoLens app can detect four...

Learn about the safety of consumer products online

03/14/2011, The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently launched their first publicly-accessible safety complaints database. Accessible at saferproducts.gov, this site will allow users to submit safety complaints about consumer products and view...

Adidas introduces new tryvertising service for adizero shoes

03/07/2011, The Japanese are often at the forefront of some really crazy stuff, and we can say that their latest effort would be having Adidas roll out a spanking new “tryvertising service” for their adizero shoes. Kutsukasu (literally known as “lend...

Infrared paintings that can only be seen through a digital camera

03/04/2011, Two Toronto-based artists have come up with a new way to express art on canvas. Their new series of paintings called Take a Picture might look like a series of blank canvases to the naked eye, but when you pull out your camera and look at the canvases...

NASA provides Superfocus glasses to older astronauts

03/02/2011, On board the recently launched space shuttle, Discovery, NASA provided some special glasses that were designed to help astronauts see better in space. Since the average age of a NASA astronaut is 48, many of them suffer from presbyopia – a condition...

Art takes on a modern look with Wi-Fi painting

03/02/2011, To ‘paint’ using nothing but Wi-Fi connections? That doesn’t really make much sense, does it? Well, apparently things might be looking up in the alternative future of artwork thanks to this particular project that explores the invisible...