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Exoskeleton up for rent

04/23/2007, Just in case you’re sick and tired of lugging old boxes from the attic to the basement at your wife’s request, you can always rent the HAL-5 exoskeleton from Japan. Word has it that the HAL-5 can be rented for $590 a month in Japan from next...

Robo-falcons to keep pigeons at bay

04/23/2007, The city of Liverpool in England has been named the European Capital of Culture 2008, which explains the flurry of upgrading activity going on there. Unfortunately, the city council still has to contend with the nuinsance of common pigeon dung, and have...

Strange chairs offer better posture

04/16/2007, Having a good posture offers more than mere health benefits as it makes you stand out from a crowd and will definitely impress your interviewers when compared to a slouch, assuming both of you share the same impressive results from an Ivy League...

Eco-friendly moped from Holland

04/11/2007, Dutch company From the Supermarket have recently made available the Toni Electroni moped that is eco-friendly since it does not run on gas, using electricity as the preferred fuel of choice. Since there is no petrol or diesel engine to speak of, the Toni...

Concept toothbrush fails to clean

04/11/2007, I’m pretty sure this will remain a concept toothbrush at best, as nobody has cavities that big which require a bunch of (literally) human heads scrubbing those nooks and crannies in your oral orifice clean. The figurines of these tiny people are all...

Exclusive Bell & Ross BR01 watch

04/10/2007, I’m not too sure what the big deal is about buying an expensive watch as an investment, as I’d much prefer to drop a hundred grand on a nice apartment instead of picking up a timepiece of the equivalent perceived value where by cellphone does...

High flying wind turbines

04/10/2007, The M.A.R.S. (Magenn Power Air Rotor System) is an interesting device that is capable of harnessing the power of the wind (pretty much like how a windmill works) to generate electricity, sending that power down a 330 meter tether rope for immediate...

NYC could receive taxis of the future

04/08/2007, The Taxi ’07 exhibition in New York currently showcases concepts and prototypes of future NYC cabs, where most of them focus on improving accessibility for the disabled while others prefer to take the green route (and by green I mean the environment...

Darth Vader in a fix

04/05/2007, We’ve always known that Darth Vader was a great mechanic and overall handyman back in the day of being Anakin Skywalker, but I guess somewhere along the way George Lucas forgot to tell us that he was busy working for Philips as well. And lightsabers...

Powercast looking into wireless charging

04/02/2007, Virtually everyone has learnt to live with power cords and cables as it is an inevitable part of any electronic item. Powercast hopes to change that in the near future by utilizing radio wave technology to transfers RF energy to a device. While this idea...

bNAND flash memory debuts

04/01/2007, We’ve all heard of NAND flash memory, but Hagiwara Limited has released a bootable NAND flash (bNAND) that comes with an integrated flash controller and USB interface, measuring a miniscule 12mm x 18mm x 1.2mm. The main function of the bNAND flash...

Medirelax looks like egg with legs

03/28/2007, Medirelax has unveiled an orb that offers a private cocoon to get away from all the stress and bustle of the outside world, sending you into a state of deep relaxation within six minutes. Of course, this is also a good place to be at for aspiring...

Gummi Bot takes the soft approach

03/28/2007, Robots are cold machines that help humanity before they gain enough intelligence to take over the world, but somehow the Biomimetic Soft-Bodied “Gummi Bots” are capable of melting even the hardest human heart thanks to their cuddly appearance....

Java Platform 8 announced

03/27/2007, Sony Ericsson recently announced its first cellphone that supports the Mobile Services Architecture (MSA) in the form of the Z750. The MSA umbrella standard (JSR-248) aims to reduce the fragmented Java community by taking a two-pronged approach – it...