One Day, Nano Quadrotor Swarms Will Hunt and Kill Us All [Video]

Experiments performed with a team of nano quadrotors at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania. Vehicles developed by KMel Robotics. [Via GTDW]

3D Piracy Takes a New Twist

Filesharing as we know it involves transferring 0s and 1s that usually turn into pixels and electronic sounds. But if The Pirate Bay’s latest idea takes off, filesharing — and digital piracy — will get a whole lot more physical. In what appears to be as much as a publicity stunt as a serious feature, […]

AT&T Archives: Jim Henson’s Old School Robot Explains Data Communications in 1963 [Video]

Jim Henson made this film in 1963 for The Bell System. Specifically, it was made for an elite seminar given for business owners, on the then-brand-new topic — Data Communications. The seminar itself involved a lot of films and multimedia presentations, and took place in Chicago. A lengthy description of the planning of the Bell […]

SOMEBODY KILL IT WITH FIRE: Animatronic Robotic Baby will Creep You Out

Youtuber Kitanimboy, who has already made a few robotic children for various ad campaigns and TV shows, recently unveiled this creeptastic animatronic baby for an “anonymous Soap opera.” [Kitanimboy]

Life’s a Sport, Make it Count: Introducing the Nike+ FuelBand [Video]

No, I did not get paid to post this, but as a geek who regularly work out, I know I want one of those incredibly cool-looking wristbands. Unfortunately, they’re currently sold out for now. The ergonomic NIKE+ FuelBand captures and displays four different metrics: time, calories, steps and NikeFuel – a new metric that will […]

Transparent Touchscreen Window! [Video]

There is a touchscreen window coming out from Samsung that has one way glass, upon which you can check your email, surf websites, or even close virtual blinds.  This is by far the coolest thing I’ve seen in awhile. [Via Geekologie]

IBM takes atomic approach to hard drive

There are 12 inches in a foot. There are 12 months in a year. And thanks to IBM, there are 12 atoms in a bit. The company says it’s found a way of dramatically decreasing the space it takes to store computer data, raising the possibility of huge increases in storage capacity and utterly shattering […]

$25 Computer Hits Production Line

Manufacturing has begun on a Linux computer that costs just $25. But the British developers have conceded they will have to outsource production overseas to make it viable. The long-running project aims to cut costs by reducing a computer to its most basic components while still having all the functionality you’d expect from modern hardware. […]

NY Mayor takes up coding

The Mayor of New York has announced an unlikely New Year’s resolution: he’s going to take up computer coding. In an automated post, Michael Bloomberg said on his Twitter account that “My New Year’s resolution is to learn to code with Codecademy in 2012.” Whether Bloomberg is aware that “he” has made this tweet remains […]

Robot Avatar Brushes Cat Remotely in Virtual Reality [Video]

This is the culmination of my last year’s work. I control the robot’s arms through the Kinect and Wii remotes. I control the robot’s navigation through the Kinect and treadmill. I control the robot’s head through the head mounted display (HMD). I also see through the robot’s eyes with the HMD. [Taylorveltrop]

Take it away, Robot-Arm DJ!

Designer and programmer Daito Manabe, gives us hope that our new robot overlords will still be able to throw down the beats.

Freeloading kids get their just desserts, high-tech style

A high-tech vending machine has been launched to prevent children from getting a jelly desert. But sadly the technology isn’t yet developed enough to actually work when age limits really count. The iSample machine, created by Intel for Kraft, is being used to distribute free samples of a new jelly product. There isn’t any legal […]