New Jet Pack Gives Instantaneous Thrust to Runners [Video]

From ASU Research: What if every soldier could run a four-minute mile? That’s the goal behind 4MM, or 4 Minute Mile, a student project to create a wearable jetpack that enhances speed and agility. Working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and a faculty mentor, Jason Kerestes is the mastermind behind 4MM. He built […]


Arthur C. Clarke: One day, a computer will fit on a desk (1974) [Video]

Watch as Arthur C. Clarke accurately predicts the future of computers and of the Internet in a video that dates back to 1974. The man truly was a visionary. [ABC News (Australia) | Via Blastr]

TiVo Mega Box Offers 4,000 Hours HD Recording

TiVo is releasing a model with 24TB of storage, enough to record between 4,000 and 26,000 hours of TV. At $5,000, it’s clearly going be a niche product. In effect, the TiVo Mega is an ordinary TiVo but instead of an ordinary hard drive it has a rack-mountable 24 terabyte Raid 5 HDD setup. The […]

Tiny 3G Modem Could Connect Internet Of Things

Intel has produced a 3G modem only a little bigger than a one-cent coin. It’s targeting the connected devices market, otherwise known as “the Internet of Things.” The 6255 has a total area of around 300 square millimeters, with Intel billing it as the world’s smallest modem. It’s based around what Intel calls “Power Transceiver”, […]

TiVo launches Over-The-Air Model

TiVo is to sell a DVR designed for over-the-air content. It’s a service aimed at cord-cutters, but the monthly service charge could deter potential customers. The new model, the Roamio OTA, will cost $49.99 and is available exclusively from best buy. TiVo says it’s a limited edition, but that seems a meaningless phrase in this […]

Working Hard Drive Comes To Minecraft

A Minecraft user has created a working hard drive in Minecraft — albeit with a capacity of 1 kilobyte. The drive, created by Reddit user “Smellystring”, works on a simple binary system. Instead of using magnets or transistor cells to store the data, it uses blocks that can be either solid or opaque. Reading from […]

CGI Makeup Changes In Real Time [Video]

A Japanese company has created movie “makeup” that can be applied instantly and changed without a break – by effectively turning a face into a projection screen. Omote’s technology works in a similar way to the motion capture used in many games. As CNET explains: Taking his inspiration from the Noh mask, Asai first laser-scanned […]