At TEDxNASA, Dennis Hong introduces seven award-winnning, all-terrain robots — like the humanoid, soccer-playing DARwIn and the cliff-gripping CLIMBeR — all built by his team at RoMeLa, Virginia Tech. Watch to the end to hear the five creative secrets to his lab’s incredible technical success.
If you’re a non-American waiting for the iPad, make yourself comfortable: the international release has been delayed for a month. The official reason for the delay is that US demand has been so much higher than expected that it will take time to get extra stock ready for non-US orders. Apple reports that it delivered […]
Yeah we know, the whole thing is just a big ad for Godaddy, but darn, this has to be the funniest unboxing video we’ve ever seen!
For the past few months I’ve referred to my iPod touch as an “iPad Nano”. Sure, it’s not exactly the pinnacle of human wit, but it keeps me gently amused. Now it appears Apple wants to spoil that fun. There are now reports that Apple is planning a smaller version of the iPad for an […]
Have you ever had the urge to play rock, paper, scissors, but you couldn’t because you had no opponent? Steve Hoefer built a glove that will play with you! It senses your movements, selects its item, and displays it at the same time your hand does. Not only does the glove play against you, but […]
We’ve all met them: those people who butcher the use of sweet sweet technology in such a way that you wish they’d be devoured by a hundred angry wildebeests. Here are 8 of the worst:
So far, in their never-ending quest to blend everything, the people from Blendtec have tried destroying all portable Apple devices that have ever came out of Cupertino. As far as we know, the only thing that has ever survived their attempts is, unsurprisingly, a figurine of Chuck Norris. Will the new iPad be as resistant […]
Once you’ve creeped people out by building an Android replica of yourself, there’s only one way to up the eeriness ante: build a female version. That’s what Hiroshi Ishiguro, a professor at Osaka University, has done. He’s already known for creating the Geminoid HI-1, a robot built to closely replicate his own appearance. It’s even […]
USB ports. Multitasking. SD slots. Camera. $500. BAM! Take that iPad. [Slate vs. iPad Comparative Chart]
Introducing the world’s first inflatable laptop — the Toshiba TubeTop. Want to experience true mobility? Answer your emails while relaxing in the bath, share photos and videos while taking a dip in the hotel pool, or update your status on your favorite social media sites while in the jacuzzi? Now you can thanks to the […]
My recommendation? Amazon.com has some great HDMI cables priced at under $3. I have around 5 of these at home and they work just as well as those $250 monstrosity. [Via Lifehacker | Mint]