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Alaska Airlines to launch inflight WiFi

09/18/2007, Alaska Airlines has just announced that it will bring inflight wireless Internet connectivity sometime next year, based on Row 44’s satellite-based broadband connectivity solution. The system will first be tested on a next-generation Boeing 737...

Zyken NightCove

09/17/2007, The Zyken NightCove is definitely an interesting alarm clock – most notably for its astronomical price of $2,500. It doesn’t use the standard alarm jingle to wake you up – instead, it increases the intensitiy of light in order to slowly...

Ultra-realistic robot double

09/16/2007, We all know how good China is when it comes to cloning stuff, but at the WIRED NextFest exhibition at LA last Thursday many people were stumped when they laid their eyes on an ultra-realistic robot from China. Modeled after Zou Renti (founder of the...

New Four-Legged Robot – New4LR

09/14/2007, A German University (Technische Universität Darmstadt) is working on an Aibo-like robot that will come with an open-source software development kit (SDK). It is currently aimed at researchers and enthusiasts, but it is possible that someone will turn...

Bee tongues sniff out bombs

09/13/2007, Inscentinel Ltd. has developed the Vapour Detection Instrumentation that is said to be able to detect explosives, cancer, drugs, and virtually any other item that you’d like to sniff out. What’s the amazing technology behind it? The answer...

Ultra-low power display technology

09/13/2007, It’s been known for a long-time that displays are energy hogs and given that battery life is the most problematic issue for mobile computing, someone needs to find a way to improve it. Unipixel is a company who claims to have nailed it down. A...

Buses as mobile ticket cameras?

09/12/2007, Should Governor Schwarzenegger get his way, the “forward facing digital video cameras installed on city buses” could be used to ticket owners of vehicles automatically whenever they have been caught to block buses. Probably these cameras will...

Beat Dress grooves onwards

09/10/2007, The Beat Dress as shown was part of a project conducted for a Fashion and Technology course at the School of Arts and Communication at Malmö University. 10 detachable patches on the dress equipped with an equal amount of LEDs provide the light, while a...

Volvo takes hybrid route with ReCharge

09/06/2007, Volvo of Sweden has unveiled the ReCharge, making it the latest green car from their stable. It is first and foremost an electric car, being a hybrid second. Whenever the speedometer passes the 60mph mark, the ReCharge will operate fully as an electric...

Biodegradable polystyrene in the works

09/04/2007, Now isn’t this just ironic – biodegradable polystyrene. Shanpu Ya and colleagues at the Polymer Science & Engineering College of Quingdao University of Science & Technology in China have apparently reached such a milestone, having...

RUB Chopper with smoker

08/26/2007, Andrew Fischel certainly loves his bikes, and has taken customization to an even higher level with the RUB Chopper that comes with a working smoker attached at the side. Guess you will be able to hold impromptu barbeque sessions with this mobile barbeque...

Caterpillar Scoop strectcher unit concept

08/23/2007, I’ve always wondered just how an injured person feels whenever he/she is being transported via a stretcher – all that bumping around would certainly add to the pain experience, wouldn’t it? The Caterpillar Scoop stretcher unit aims to...

HyperBike barges its way thru traffic

08/22/2007, This looks like General Grievous’ Wheel Bike from the movie, but the HyperBike is actually reality. Designed by Curtis DeForest, he invented this bicycle (if you can call it that in such a highly evolved form) that is capable of holding its own in...

EyePassword for iris-based security

08/22/2007, The EyePassword software helps you key in your password without those looming over your shoulder taking a peek at what you are typing. It works by shining an infrared beam which is invisible to the naked eye on the user’s face that is used for...