Halo + Robocop = super body armor

By Rob Dunn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Troy Hurtubise, eccentric inventor, has developed the ‘Trojan’ suit. Aside from the unfortunate name, the suit is actually a lightweight, state-of-the-art, exoskeleton body armor which could be utilized by military personnel deployed in dangerous environments. Described by Hurtubise himself as the “first ballistic, full exoskeleton body suit of armor”, […]

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Cell phone nano projectors: the next big thing?

By Rob Dunn Contributing Writer, [GAS] This is already becoming a reality in Japan and Korea. The projection technology can be used to show a photo slideshow, a presentation, or a captured video from the phone. The current incarnation of the micro projection tech will allow a 20″ display on a wall or other flat […]

Chevy Volt: From concept to reality

Imagine a gasoline-free morning commute. Wouldn’t that be great? It would certainly benefit your wallet, and support the environment. Last year, the engineers at Chevrolet introduced the Volt, a new concept car. The Volt is a new kind of electric vehicle that can be configured to run on regular gas, electricity, bio-diesel and E85 (ethanol). […]

Apple iPhone: A Guided Tour

The folks at Apple have just released this very interesting guided tour presenting the iPhone in all its splendor. The video runs for about 20 minutes and shows how to use the device from A to Z. Enjoy the show!

Friday Afternoon Fun: $200,000 Turbine-Powered Jet Pack

For only $200,000, this wonderful piece of fun and modern technology could be yours! Luckily for us, Jetpack International (who has lots of experience with conventional hydrogen peroxide powered rocket packs) is working on a turbine powered jet pack with an estimated flight time of 19 minutes, with a range of 27 miles at a […]

Microsoft Introduces Multi-Touch Laptop

Following right on the heels of Microsoft’s Surface Table, the folks at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, have developed a prototype of a multi-touch laptop. Here’s a short video from Steve Hodges, Manager of Microsoft’s Sensors and Devices Group, presenting his new toy. Enjoy the show!

Seven tips to get on the good side of your system administrator

I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I find it incredibly annoying when non-tech people assume that system administrators are walking computer encyclopedias. With this in mind, here are a few pieces of advice that will get you a few extra brownie points from your favorite system administrator: 1- Asking questions about how to […]

TED 2007: Bumptop desktop is a beautiful mess (Video)

Anand Agarawala presents BumpTop, a fresh user interface that takes the usual desktop metaphor to a glorious, 3D extreme. In this physics-driven universe, important files finally get the weight they deserve via an oddly satisfying resizing feature, and the drudgery of file organization becomes a freewheeling playground full of crumpled documents and clipping-covered “walls.” Worried […]