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Nixon Rotolog oozes with diamonds

03/12/2007, I don’t know why is there the need to bling up everyday items, perhaps to satiate our need for significance in this world? Anyways, if you have a little too much dough in your bank account and do not know how to spend it, why not pick up this Nixon...

Look ma – no hands!

03/12/2007, Here is yet another weird thing to come out from Japan – a pedal-powered roller coaster ride. Going uphill is definitely going to be quite a task, and I fear for those who do not have enough pedal power to keep it going upwards. What happens if the...

Salamander robot a boon

03/11/2007, Give me the chance to play with a robotic salamander and I’ll probably try to annoy the neighbor’s cat with it. Put it in the hands of neurobiologists, and they use it to study the human spinal cord processes instead (which is by far the more...

Excalibur missile deadly accurate

03/11/2007, Raytheon has been working on the Excalibur GPS-guided artillery for 8 years now, and it is finally ready for deployment. Initial testing showed deadly accuracy as these artilleries managed to lock onto and hit their targets with an error margin of just 10...

Cyborg arm for the disabled

03/11/2007, Fighting in a war is not a pretty sight, and sometimes soldiers return with missing arms due to explosions and gangrenous wounds. Inventor Dean Kamen and his team managed to design an artificial arm at the behest of the Department of Defense which is...

Sniper rifle embeds GPS chip in body

03/08/2007, Empire North from Denmark is currently developing the ID Sniper, a sniper rifle which is powerful enough to implant a GPS chip in your body from a range of 1km away. I wonder what the targets would feel when they get hit by this rifle – will they...

Cyborg army in the works

03/08/2007, A cyborg army is always the stuff of imagination, but that could soon be a reality thanks to some strides made by an Israeli defense firm. This company has recently unveiled a portable robot known as VIPeR which is capable of entering most combat zones on...

NFC a Bluetooth competitor

03/08/2007, Forget about Bluetooth – Near Field Communication (NFC) is where it’s at. NFC is not exactly new in Japan, but a new version with faster transfer rate and a wider range of compatibility will be rolled out when the time comes. For the clueless,...

Fog Machine foils theft

03/07/2007, Car alarms are pretty much like computer viruses and disc protection, it is just a game of cat-and-mouse. Security firms create a failsafe which is subsequently broken into easily, starting a vicious cycle which has yet to stop since. FlashFog aims to...

Bubble Board concept from Microsoft

03/06/2007, Check out the following concept devices that were developed by Microsoft researchers from all over the world, starting with the Bubble Board that you see above. This is actually a visual voicemail organizer that routes calls via a commercial Internet...

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...