Posts by Category: future tech

It’s coming WHEN?

future tech March 25, 2011 posted by

Digital Neck Pillow helps you sleep while on the road

Being on the road a lot means you may have to sleep in some less than comfortable areas such as a bus, plane, or train. Although the seats in these transportation vehicles may have been designed for the comfort of your back, the neck is almost always far too rigid and uncomfortable. The Digital Neck Pillow is here to save the day as it will adjust to suit your current needs and provide the soothing atmosphere you need to drift…


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Digital Neck Pillow helps you sleep while on the road
future tech March 14, 2011 posted by

Tembo Trunks: Silicone Earbud Amplifiers

We’ve all experienced this at one time or another. Being out and about, and suddenly being hit with the want to listen to music, and no way to amplify it without having earbuds in. Thanks to Mike and Scott Norrie of Australia, we now have a silicon amplifier in the works that will bump your ear buds sound up to 80 dB. That is the equivalent of listening to music from a car that’s 25 ft away. They had the…


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Tembo Trunks: Silicone Earbud Amplifiers
future tech March 7, 2011 posted by

Night vision – now in color

We’ve all wanted night vision goggles since we were kids so we could cause mischief in the dark and see what we’re doing. The only problem is that they are expensive to get, and you can only see in green. Thanks to the Nanosystem Research Division of AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Japan), we now have a night vision camera that allows you to see colors even in pitch-black darkness. It uses advanced algorithms to analyze…


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Night vision – now in color
cool tech March 4, 2011 posted by

Babyloid – the therapeutic baby robot

As the top robot nation in the world, Japan does have to have every kind of robot available on the market. Therefore, a baby robot that can have an emotional effect on the user is just a little strange. The Babyloid is a welfare robot that looks like an infant (if robots had infants), and has a movable mouth, arms, and eyelids. It weighs in at 2.2kg, which about 5 pounds, and measures 44cm in length. It can simulate some…


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Babyloid – the therapeutic baby robot
future tech March 4, 2011 posted by

A piggy bank that accepts plastic

Whenever we wanted to save up money in the past, we would put all of our change and spare dollars into a piggy bank. Now that the whole world is going to electronic and plastic, it seems that we don’t have cash in hand to put back. Thankfully, a few people out there know this and have created a concept for the modern piggy bank that will accept plastic. It’s a cross between the classic piggy bank and Tamagotchi. There’s…


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A piggy bank that accepts plastic
future tech February 25, 2011 posted by

The Most Advanced Surfboard

Everything seems to have some sort of technological advantage anymore. Some things you may not even think about have gotten some sort of upgrade and slowly but surely, it helps us to understand the world around us a little better. The surf board created by Pukas and Technalia is the first of its kind in the world. The board is outfitted with a GPS system, accelerometer, compass, and a built-in system that will let you know when a big wave…


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The Most Advanced Surfboard
Awesome February 23, 2011 posted by

Apple is looking to release 24-bit music tracks

Here’s something to make the audiophiles out there scream with delight. When you buy a CD or an mp3 from a music store, the audio recording is compressed. This is done to conserve space, as without compression, you can end up with rather large files. Yes, you can rip a CD in a “lossless” format, but it is still only going to sound at best, as good as the CD. So what kind of compression happens? Specifically, studio recordings are…


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Apple is looking to release 24-bit music tracks
future tech February 18, 2011 posted by

New gadget helps paralyzed patients to move again

If this works, I want to know where it is and how much. There are a lot of people out there that have terrible spinal injuries that have paralyzed them. There is a new system out there that has the ability to train your brain to move muscles again. It’s a pocket-sized electric stimulator that will fire up your muscles and hopefully get some coordination back in the affected areas. By attaching this stimulator to the paralyzed limb, you can…


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New gadget helps paralyzed patients to move again
future tech February 8, 2011 posted by

Mommy I’m Here Tracking Device

Children are extremely talented in the ways of the ninja. That being said, what I mean is that they are good at being hard to find. Which is much more than unnerving for parents. Thankfully the Mommy I’m Here Tracking Device has been put out on the market, and doesn’t require planting a chip in your little loved one. Coming in the form of a cute little green bear, this clip will let you know if your child is more…


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Mommy I’m Here Tracking Device
cool tech February 7, 2011 posted by

Braille Wrist Watch For The Blind

We are all so concerned with the time, that we ask almost every ten minutes just to be updated. What would life be like if you had a busy schedule, but were blind and had no idea what time it was on a semi-regular basis? David Chavez has created a Braille watch that protects the bumps used to read time, and keeps them in a horizontal line to give the user speed and accuracy. Sure there are watches out there…


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Braille Wrist Watch For The Blind
future tech February 3, 2011 posted by

SoundBite takes a different approach to the hearing aid

Most of us are blessed to have good hearing in both of our ears. However, for those that aren’t so fortunate, there are obstacles to overcome. Thankfully in this day and age, we have a lot of different technologies to help accomplish this. One of the more interesting ones I’ve seen is this gadget called the SoundBite. This is for people who have issues hearing out of one of their ears. One part of the device is worn around the…


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SoundBite takes a different approach to the hearing aid
Fun & Games February 3, 2011 posted by

Wireless Dominoes don’t need to touch to produce the domino effect

Dominoes. I’m sure that most of us had a set when we were children, but how many kids actually played the game associated with them? I recall that it was a long time before I ever learned how to play it. I was far more interested in setting up the little blocks and watching them fall down in succession. What was disappointing was when you finally got an elaborate setup, only to have one of them fall short, ruining the…


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Wireless Dominoes don’t need to touch to produce the domino effect
cool tech February 2, 2011 posted by

EV Himiko – retro styling meets electric power delivers 550 km a charge

The EV Himiko is a retro styled coupe from Japanese auto maker Mitsuoka Motors, which takes a basic running chassis from a Mazda MX-5, mates it to a fancy pants top half and inserts a shed load (i.e. around 168) of Lithium batteries to get a retro roadster capable of running for 550 km between charges. There’s no word on price as yet, but rest assured it’s not going to be cheap, unless the developers have suddenly come up with a…


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future tech January 27, 2011 posted by

Double USB concept can be plugged in either way

How many times have you tried to put a flash drive into your computer and put it in the wrong way? You always think, why can’t they just go in either way you put it in the port? Ma Yi Xuan latched onto that thought and made the perfect USB plug. You will never again try to jam your USB into anything the wrong way ever again. An internal spring flips the fixed contact for the transfer of data inside…


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Double USB concept can be plugged in either way
future tech January 25, 2011 posted by

Kraft and Intel build a “What’s for Dinner” kiosk

It’s the age-old question. “What’s for dinner?” There are days where we just have no idea what we can make for dinner, and sometimes we cave and go out to eat. This can be really expensive over time. There is finally someone to help you decide…or rather something to help you decide. Kraft and Intel have teamed up together to make a kiosk that will help you out with some dinner suggestions and a shopping list. It works by scanning…


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Kraft and Intel build a “What’s for Dinner” kiosk