The Double

Aug 22, 2012 | Tech News

The Double

WHAT IS IT? A teleconferencing robot from Double Robotics that utilizes iPads. Check out the video. WHY IS IT RELEVANT? With workforces becoming increasingly distributed across the globe, telepresence will need to move beyond videoconferencing and Skype. Certain industries will require more mobile solutions. What makes the Double interesting is… Read More 

Botanicus Interacticus

Aug 8, 2012 | Tech News

Botanicus Interacticus

WHAT IS IT? A project from Disney Research that adds capacitive touch to plants. Check out the video from this article. WHY IS IT RELEVANT? The digital world can feel cold and mechanical. Integrating the natural with the digital can enhance our interactions with both of these worlds. I think… Read More 

Check out this Upstart. Kiva for Capitalists Anyone?

Aug 8, 2012 | Tech News

Check out this Upstart. Kiva for Capitalists Anyone?

  WHAT IS IT? Arthur Rock, a well known VC once said, “I invest in people, not ideas.  If you can find good people, if they’re wrong about the product, they’ll make a switch, so what good is it to understand the product that they’re talking about in the first place?”… Read More 

The Exquisite Forest

Aug 7, 2012 | Mobile & Web | Tech News

The Exquisite Forest

WHAT IS IT? An online collaborative art project, by Aaron Koblin and Chris Milk, that lets users create short animations that build off one another as they explore a specific theme. The result is a collection of branching narratives resembling trees. WHY IS IT RELEVANT? As creative tools become both… Read More 

“Shape of an Angel”

Aug 3, 2012 | Tech News

“Shape of an Angel”

WHAT IS IT? An expectant mother can convert an MRI scan of her fetus into a 3D printout of white and clear resin. WHY IS IT RELEVANT? As 3D printing becomes more accessible, what other things will people want to memorialize in 3D? Will we be able to capture special… Read More 

Bug-a-Salt, the Original Salt Gun

Jul 27, 2012 | Tech News

Bug-a-Salt, the Original Salt Gun

WHAT IS IT? Bug-a-salt has created an inexpensive pump-action shotgun that kills insects with a blast of regular old table salt. Now that insect hunting is becoming an increasingly popular sport, we wish there was a sniper rifle model to enter the fray. WHY IS IT RELEVANT? While not exactly cutting-edge… Read More 

The ‘Chemputer’

Jul 24, 2012 | Tech News

The ‘Chemputer’

WHAT IS IT? A 3D printer that can print out any drug by producing organic molecules via sequenced reactions. Currently in the prototype phase. WHY IS IT RELEVANT? This has the potential to democratize complex chemistry, allowing anyone to produce any drug in a cost effective manner. Future ‘prescriptions’ may… Read More 

Hövding Helmet

Jul 18, 2012 | Tech News

Hövding Helmet

WHAT IS IT? An airbag collar that looks like a scarf, that inflates into a helmet in 0.1 seconds. WHY IS IT RELEVANT? As materials technology continues to advance, we may see some interesting changes to personal protection – while looking even more stylish. Imagine not needing to wear a… Read More 

OUYA: A new gaming experience

Jul 11, 2012 | Tech News

OUYA: A new gaming experience

WHAT IS IT? OUYA is a new game console for the TV, powered by Android. It’s an open system design, with industrial design by Yves Behar. WHY IS IT RELEVANT? There appears to be a continuing rise in popularity for open systems. Kinect is one example. And even with closed… Read More 

Robotic Embodiment

Jul 10, 2012 | Tech News

Robotic Embodiment

WHAT IS IT? A Bar-Ilan University student was able to control the movements of a robot that was 2,000 miles away in France. It’s the first time a robot has been directly controlled in this manner. WHY IS IT RELEVANT? As science and technology continue to progress in this area,… Read More 

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