The Robot Invasion Begins With A Buzz

It’s not going to be the I, Robot machines, not the Cylons, not even Skynet: it’s going to be the RoboBees that will lead the AI insurgence. Inspired by the artisan’s touch in origami constructions, a new fabrication technique is allowing doctoral candidates at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) to advance […]

Hideaway Car Elevator for your Driveway

Sometimes I think about how unique my home would be if I had the expendable cash to customize it with whatever inventive features I wanted. This falls into that category: It is called the Cardock. It is billed as a unique garage, but it is more of a garage alternative – an awesome garage alternative! […]

GPS providers prevail in 4G interference war

The Federal Communications Commission has nixed a company’s plan to offer 4G broadband through a new network of cellphone towers and satellites. It ruled that LightSquared’s plans would cause too much interference for GPS devices. The idea was to create a network using the LTE system for mobile data transmission, then wholesale it to wireless […]

Spray-On Antenna Technology Revealed at Google’s Solve for X Conference

A start-up called Chamtech Enteprises has an answer to the problems of poor cellphone reception and other shortcomings of traditional antennas. The company has developed a spray-on antenna that it says is more lightweight, energy-efficient and effective than the old-school version. (Where was this stuff when the iPhone 4 came out?) [Via WSJ/a>]

Mattel to release a Real Back to the Future Hoverboard

Back to the Future has offered us a peek into time to come, but most impressive is the technology that we are likely to encounter – according to the film. The future was already predicted when Marty McFly tries his hands at a classic arcade game from the 80s in a retro-styled diner. The kids […]

Introducing DarwinBot: The Pet Companion Robot [Video]

Jordan’s a developer on the Microsoft Robotics Team and recently built a remotely operated robot for interacting and playing with his pet over the internet. It has two way audio and video through Skype, a ball launcher, treat dispenser, ball recovery arm and a pan & tilt camera. It is built on the Parallax EDDIE […]

A Day Made of Glass: Taking a Look at the Future of Technology [Video]

Watch and share “A Day Made of Glass 2,” Corning’s expanded vision for the future of glass technologies. This video continues the story of how highly engineered glass, with companion technologies, will help shape our world. [Via]

3D Printing Breaks into the Medical Field

Photo Credit: organprinter So we’ve all definitely heard the hype surrounding the 3D printing technology. Yes, it’s been around for a while, but it’s now taking off like a whirlwind – with everything from 3D remote control aeroplanes to opening a whole new range of sculptural artistry – and it seems like the Star Trek […]

Researcher Creates Fully Operational Plane Using 3D Printer [Video]

Using only a 3D printer, researcher Jim Scanlan from the University of Southampton has created a fully functional plane. Even moving parts were created using the printer, all in one go. [Via]

Pack Your Bags Aussie Tech Nerds: A Place to Crash in San Fran!

A team from StartUpBus: one of Elias Bizannes’ other start-up initiatives. Photo credit: Eoin McMillan. A couple of entrepreneur Aussies (and a Kiwi!) are tired of having their tech start-up friends, with bright, puppy-dog eyes crashing on their couches week after week. They needed somewhere to direct their tides of friends so they could actually sit […]

WTF – Introducing Kissenger: The Kiss Transmission Robot [Video]

Just in time for Valentine’s day, here comes the Kissenger: a robot that can transmit kiss over the Internet. Check it out: Now that is what I call technology gone horribly wrong. It consists a pair of robots to transmit kiss over distance in real-time. Kissenger provides a novel way of transferring a kiss through […]

Creative Introduces SoundBlaster Recon3D

When it comes to building a gaming PC, I find the most overlooked feature is the Sound Card. On-board sound cards that come with higher end gaming capable motherboards are often more than good enough to feed a nice signal to your speakers. But leave it to the people at Creative Labs to once again […]