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Mind reading machine in the works

03/05/2007, At the pace technology is moving, it can get pretty scary at times, especially when you know scientists are now working on a machine that is capable of figuring out a human’s intention before it results in action. Apparently our brain’s...

PaPeRo jumps on blogging bandwagon

03/05/2007, We did a take on the NEC PaPeRo domestic robot approximately two years back, but apparently this little robot has more than meets the eye. Not only does he act as a cute robot pet with limited voice and visual recognition, it apparently can blog as well...

Quota Zero jacket for outdoor lovers

03/05/2007, Those who enjoy outdoor pursuits at high altitudes might want to drop some serious coin for a jacket that was designed specifically for such a purpose. The Grado Zero Escape is an Italian outfit that developed the Quota Zero jacket which features a slew...

Hourglass goes digital

03/04/2007, This German design project brings a new twist to an old object, digitizing the sands of time within the digital hourglass. Susann and Fabian were the ones working on this project, focusing on the amount of sleep a person gets instead of waking somebody...

Dogs trained to retrieve money from ATMs

03/04/2007, The disabled face many obstacles in everyday life, and some of them include withdrawing money from an ATM machine even if it has been lowered to their level as seen at certain banks. Some of the ATMs are still too far inside, requiring the disabled person...

Diamond Paperweight for massive damage

03/01/2007, They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but when it comes to the frenzied executive who has tons of paperwork piling up, this giant rock will definitely be a welcome addition. Coming in the form of an absolutely large faux diamond ring (oh,...

HD DVD triple layer now like ice cream

03/01/2007, Blu-ray proponents have always crowed about the superior capacity over HD DVD discs, but that argument can be thrown out of the window now. Toshiba has successfully developed a triple-layer HD DVD disc, holding up to 51GB of data. This makes HD DVD the...

Unique business card stretches

02/26/2007, How are you going to stand apart from other personal fitness trainers when all of you have clearly defined muscles and a rippling six-pack? The simple answer lies in your business card – it must make an impact that will knock your competitors off...

Unique outdoor toilets in China

02/26/2007, Ever felt the need to go while in a public place, with no toilets in sight? Perhaps the new outdoor toilets for males that are available in the Foreigners Street in China’s soutwest Chongqing Municipality will be able to change things soon....

Minibot – friend of pain haters

02/26/2007, Researchers from Ritsumeikan University and the Shiga University of Medical Science have successfully developed a miniature robot prototype that can be freely controlled when inserted into a patient’s body through an incision. This extremely tiny...

Emotion-capable robots to come

02/25/2007, A collaboration of 25 roboticists, developmental psychologists and neuroscientists are aiming to build robots that are capable of learning from humans dynamically while responding in a socially and emotionally appropriate manner. These robots can be quite...

Computer Generated Image: Better Than Reality?

02/22/2007, Indonesian CG artist Max Edwin Wahyudi has created this super image of Korean actress Song Hye Kyo. While it is tempting to shout “victory” in the quest of making CG (computer graphics) undistinguishable from real-life, I think that this is...

Tamagotchi idea goes 3D

02/16/2007, Remember the Tamagotchi craze the swept the world over a decade ago with 2D sprites and huge pixels? Imagine what the same idea, repackaged in full 3D glory could do. Frepar Networks will be releasing a new device this year which is capable of projecting...

VW Microbus goes a-rolling

02/13/2007, Corky Coker has custom built the amazing Volkswagen Microbus from scratch, where the final product consists of little more than a single seat vehicle complete with a narrow-rimmed steering wheel and the famous VW logo that is loved and known worldwide....