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Portable Stress Detector

12/11/2005, Japan-based Nipro has developed a portable stress indicator. Just gather a small amount of spittle into the device, and the Cocoro Meter will measure the level of amylase that increases whenever a person is under physical or mental strain. Results are...

Hearing impaired receive aid with Bluetooth technology

11/16/2005, The Ear Level Instrument (ELI), is a Bluetooth-enabling device for hearing aid wearers. Those who wear hearing aids can identify with the inconvenience of using communication devices – but not anymore! With Bluetooth connectivity, you can now listen...

Full body immersion VR with the VirtuSphere

11/14/2005, The Virtusphere could be the device that bridges the real world with Virtual Reality (VR)… Once you step inside, you can navigate the virtual world with a full degree of human movement with its wireless headset and 360 degree movement sensors. You...

Jon Jacobs buys virtual land for $100,000

11/11/2005, Jon Jacobs plans to open the first virtual space resort that will exist only in the virtual world of the video game Project Entropia. He plans to name the place Club Neverdie. His resort will be populated with dinosaurs like in Jurassic Park, except that...

Siemens printable, low-cost, disposable video display

11/07/2005, Siemens’ new color display screen can be printed directly onto paper or cardboard. This technology enables it to be thin, flexible, and affordable enough to be mass-produced and included in books, mags, lables, tickets, and a host of other...

Action packed commands, literally

11/07/2005, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) has developed its UFC (Ubiquitous Fashionable Computer) that allows you to transmit files by throwing it off like a ball (well, almost). If you pretend to toss an imaginary object at your intended...

Egg Babies

10/31/2005, Awww, isn’t he sweet? Get these “Egg Babies” sculptures from Camille Allen – they cost anything between $200 to $2000. Made out of polymer clay and then cured to a hard, porcelain-like finish, these tiny masterpieces will...

DIY Hemorrhoids Cryotherapy

10/31/2005, Want to remove hemorrhoids by yourself? Get the all-new $34.99 Hemor-Rite Cryotherapy Device today. Just store the device in the freezer until its sufficiently cold, and then apply enough lubricant to the protruding part and stuff it up your derriere. It...

Solan-2 airship provides WiFi connectivity

10/28/2005, What’s the use of an airship other than parading as floating billboards? Thank goodness researchers at Chubu University in Japan have made their Solan-2 airship WiFi capable, delivering signals to those attending the World PC Expo. It is...

Sign and Go system by IBM

10/27/2005, IBM is reportedly working on a dynamic signature verification system that will utilize biometric authentication in a bid to reduce fraud at point-of-sales counters. Dubbed Sign and Go, it checks your signature against previously recorded samples, pitting...

Cardboard PC Case by Lupo

10/21/2005, DIY PC enthusiasts should have gotten wind of this environmentally friendly, recyclable PC case already. Manufactured by Japanese company Lupo, it is constructed entirely out of cardboard. All you need to do is remove perforated sections of the cardboard...

"Flame on!", shouts Robosapien

10/17/2005, Check out this violent robot. Mix a little free time on your hands with a dash of evil genius and you get a Robosapien robot that totes a flame-thrower on its left hand. Now will someone attach a cattle prod to its right hand? [Via Make]

Blinkenlights, the largest 18×8 pixels screen in the world

10/14/2005, Blink a few times and pinch yourself. The world’s biggest interactive display (back in 2002), Blinkenlights, is constructed from 144 computer-controlled lamps behind the front windows of an 8 storey high building. You can author and submit your...