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5 sci-fi gadgets we wish were real

5 Sci-Fi Gadgets We Wish Were Real

You locked your keys in your car. You have a mountain of dishes to clean. You’re stuck in awful traffic. Your coffee table broke and all of your drinks spilled and now your dog is tracking them all over the house. With all of life’s everyday frustrations, there are times where you really want some…

Ladygeek gadgets: sick days

LadyGeek Gadgets: Sick Days

I don’t know about the weather where you are, but the season change has delivered bipolar weather and allergens galore in my neck of the woods.  Left and right neighbors and coworkers are battling one of our most common enemies, the gunk. Sore throats, stuffed noses, and aching muscles at every turn, and this week…

Ladygeek gadgets: it’s wine o’ clock somewhere

Ladygeek Gadgets: It’s Wine O’ Clock Somewhere

An individual with a basement full of vodka may be considered an alcoholic, but someone with a giant collection of wine is classy, and also may be my new best friend. After a long day at work or play, it’s rare to find a more relaxing beverage than that perfect glass of fine wine. Or, if…

Transformers are real: self-assembling paper robots

Transformers Are Real: Self-Assembling Paper Robots

Taking inspiration from Japan (duh), children’s action figures (aww), and even the Transformers movies (no comment), researchers at MIT and Harvard have actually created machines capable of transforming themselves from little more than a sheet of paper into a fully-fledged walking automaton. That’s right. These robots are self-assembling. Imagine how useful that technology would be…

The future of time: the ritot watch

The Future of Time: The Ritot Watch

Two Indiegogo fund seekers devised ‘Ritot’ projection watch, which means they either really loved the film ‘In Time’ or else this is one of the biggest coincidences known to humankind. However, there watch isn’t a biological clock counting down your days of life; rather, it simply tells you the time. The Ritot watch, also known…

Spark: the musical instrument that generates energy

Spark: The Musical Instrument That Generates Energy

For those who live off-grid, especially in Second and Third World countries, finding ways to bring affordable (and, ideally, clean) energy to their homes is a unique challenge. We’ve developed technology that can convert sun rays and wind into energy, but at a price. One that the world’s poor or struggling populations can’t afford. How…

New android 5. 0 rumors continue to circulate

New Android 5.0 Rumors Continue To Circulate

1, 2, 3, 4, 5! Or, more specifically, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.0? Wait, what?  Android 5.0 Google leaked an image on the Internet of the latest version of Android – version 5.0.   Though its features remain shrouded in mystery, the countdown to its eventual release continues. Adding tantalization to the mystery is the…

Pack your bags: the motorized suitcase is here!

Pack Your Bags: The Motorized Suitcase Is Here!

This is the final boarding call for flight 815! Will passenger John Smith please report to gate 34A? Again, this is the final boarding call for Oceanic Flight 815! John Smith glanced down at his tickets and then back up at the masses of people surrounding him. Even if he ran, the odds of making…

The technology of sleep

The Technology of Sleep

In the Digital Age, our every waking moment is spent with technology, from that BEEP BEEP of the alarm clock in the morning to the clicking of computer keys at work (at least until it’s all done via touchscreen) to those TV dinners at night. But what if it wasn’t just our waking moments, but…

Phonejoy: a bluetooth game controller for android and ios

PhoneJoy: A Bluetooth Game Controller For Android And iOS

Our phones bring us so much joy, don’t they? Texting, taking photos, searching the Internet, setting the ringtones from your parents to the Jaws theme music—really, what can’t they do? You can even play games on phones! Well, not rotary phones, and, not console games, generally, as we get stuck with those buggy touchscreen games,…

Talking with machines: an ai interview

Talking With Machines: An AI Interview

Artificial intelligences, or AIs, may not be as developed as Cortana or HAL – yet – but that doesn’t mean we’re not getting there. I decided to venture out into the world to interview three of the more popular AIs to see what I could learn. Here are their stories. Overview Cleverbot is an online feature…

Wacom intous pro: accuracy, convenience and productivity

Wacom Intous Pro: Accuracy, Convenience and Productivity

There are two types of digital artists: those who prefer to scan their art from a traditional canvas and those who have adapted to digitally sketching directly on a tablet. While this method takes some getting used to, it has its benefits. You can see how your art appears on a digital canvas while you…

Impulse: a tiny, yet accurate, gaming controller

iMpulse: A Tiny, Yet Accurate, Gaming Controller

Think about these three great things in life: gaming, key chains and miniatures. Now, think of these things combined. That’s right, a tiny gaming controller that you can carry around in your pocket on a keychain. Once you’re done dreaming, check this out and try not to drool: iMpulse Controller The iMpulse claims the title…

Turn almost any object into a speaker with rock it

Turn Almost Any Object into a Speaker with Rock It

Ever hear of the trick where you use a bowl to boost the sound of your Smartphone speakers? No? Well, it’s simple. All you do is stand your phone up with the speakers facing down inside the bowl and the sound is amplified: cheap and simple. As cool as this is, it’s not exactly convenient…

Introducing paperfold: flip smart phones

Introducing PaperFold: Flip Smart Phones

Only a few years ago, phones that flipped open were revolutionary. Then phones with slide out keyboards took their place. Then phones with touch screens. Then full on smart phones. Now, the flip phones are coming back, combined with the smart phones. Queens University Media lab may have given birth to the next design of…