Posts by Category: future tech

It’s coming WHEN?

cool tech January 21, 2011 posted by

On/Off Paint Light Switch

How many times have you woken up and wished that the light switch was about six feet closer to your bed? There is finally a way to turn the lights on without having to clap or stumble over the furniture to find a switch. Designed by the French firm Quarks, this intuitive idea will hopefully be a product we get on the market soon. The main idea is paint and an electronic mechanism. Once the ON/OFF paint has been applied…


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On/Off Paint Light Switch
future tech January 19, 2011 posted by

Meco Press makes LEGO bricks for adults

If LEGO fans aren’t already salivating over all the new nifty things that have been coming out, here’s something to really keep an eye out for. There may now be the ability to have LEGO bricks that you can build a two-story house with. What’s the big catch? They’re made out of mud. Meco Concept is the company that is working to make building a bit easier and fun. Advanced materials such as steel and wood are a bit hard…


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Meco Press makes LEGO bricks for adults
future tech January 18, 2011 posted by

Dadum Riplus Mouse

Many of us who like a certain aesthetic to be prevalent throughout the house choose very particular looking décor. Fans of the classic video game controllers and those in the medical profession may find this new mouse to be something they like. Having a completely glass body, this new Dadum Riplus Mouse that was seen at CES this year has a mainly see through body, with a huge black cross that houses all the technical stuff inside. It looks like…


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Dadum Riplus Mouse
future tech January 10, 2011 posted by

Windoro does windows, because you don’t

I don’t know about you all out there, but when there are fancy new cleaning gadgets, I freak out just a little bit. Our lives are busy enough at our jobs, we don’t need to come home and worry about this and that that needs to be done too right?  When things are clean, it’s a lot easier to be in a good mood, but the task of cleaning is arduous and annoying. Products like the new Windoro helps cut…


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Windoro does windows, because you don’t
Awesome January 10, 2011 posted by

Dynamic Credit Card is several cards in one

When you open your wallet, you tend to find that most, if not all of the slots are overwhelmed by credit/debit cards. Ones you use, ones you don’t use, and ones that you don’t remember getting at all. Then you think that if there were only a way to have one mega card, you wouldn’t have to buy a new wallet every year or so from too many cards stuffed in it. What would you do if you discovered that…


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Dynamic Credit Card is several cards in one
cool tech January 7, 2011 posted by

iSonic is no ordinary cane

There are so may times where you see a gadget and think, “Wow, why was this even created?” because a lot of things are kind of pointless. This year at CES, there is finally something that not only has a purpose, but can really help those that need it. The iSonic is an electronic cane that lets its user know when it is two meters away from an obstruction of any kind. It works 55 degrees vertically and 25 degrees…


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iSonic is no ordinary cane
future tech January 5, 2011 posted by

New software being developed can detect Photoshopped images using “ballistics” technology

If you have a good eye, it can be easy to spot an image that’s been Photoshopped. Of course, the best image alterations can be nigh undetectable, which can pose problems if you absolutely must know if the picture is genuine. This is why one Dartmouth scientist, Hany Farid, has been working on a piece of software that is the equivalent of gun ballistics for pictures. First, the software analyzes the image and compares it to a database of the…


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New software being developed can detect Photoshopped images using “ballistics” technology
cool tech December 31, 2010 posted by

Lumi Mask wakes you up with light

Sometimes I consider waking up to be the worst part of the day. It depends on how much sleep I’ve had, really. Regardless, that annoying buzzer on my alarm clock is enough to make anyone grumpy in the morning. So what about waking up in a more natural way? One designer thinks that light is the key to starting your morning right. This Lumi Mask is designed to provide a gentle wake-up call by emitting an increasing amount of light…


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Lumi Mask wakes you up with light
future tech December 24, 2010 posted by

Hexsound headphone concept transforms into a pair of speakers

I’m sure that everyone here owns a pair of headphones. You probably own a pair of speakers as well. How cool would it be if your headphones could actually transform into a pair of detachable speakers? That’s exactly what one designer was thinking when they came up with this Hexsound concept. Obviously just taking a regular pair of existing headphones and ripping the ear cups off will not produce the desired effect. After all, most headphones don’t have powerful enough…


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Hexsound headphone concept transforms into a pair of speakers
Awesome December 17, 2010 posted by

Performance – facial animation in video games starts to rival movies

If you want to take a look at the future of video game animation, especially in relation to facial animation, which has always been the tricky bit, then take a shufti at this short video trailer about Rockstar’s new title L.A. Noire. The game designers have come up with a new system called Performance, which combines some uber clever motion capture and 3D rendering to deliver…well awesome. Take a look, and fear for the future of the movie business once…


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future tech December 16, 2010 posted by

Fossil Bluetooth Watch stays connected to your smartphone

Be honest, how many times a day do you pull out your phone to see if you’ve gotten a new email, text, etc? Sure, your phone likely alerts you with some sort of sound for each of these, but sometimes you don’t hear it. Other times you might intentionally silence it due to a meeting, or any number of other situations. So wouldn’t it be great if there were an easier (and more discreet) way of checking your phone? The…


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Fossil Bluetooth Watch stays connected to your smartphone
cool tech December 16, 2010 posted by

Kitara replaces strings with a touchscreen for a very unique guitar

Being an avid Rock Band player, I’ve made some pretty awesome sounds from a plastic guitar. Thanks to the latest version of the game (and a special controller) the game is actually teaching me to play a real guitar. This alone has given me a good deal of respect for the plastic instrument, and it seems that others have taken a notice as well. One company has created their own digital guitar complete with touchscreen, which is meant to be…


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Kitara replaces strings with a  touchscreen for a very unique guitar
Bizarre December 13, 2010 posted by

Snapkeys wants to revolutionize the way you type on your iPhone

With the rise of touchscreen mobile devices, we have also seen the frustration of typing on a surface with no tactile feedback. This takes some getting used to, and even after a couple of years, still isn’t quite as comfortable (to me at lest) as using an actual QWERTY keyboard of sorts. Well here’s a new piece of software called SnapKeys that will supposedly revolutionize the way we type on our touchscreen devices. I have to say, even after watching…


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Snapkeys wants to revolutionize the way you type on your iPhone
cool tech December 7, 2010 posted by

NFC – get ready for the new privacy busting tech to arrive on a handset near you soon

The interesting thing about yesterday’s Google Nexus S handset announcement –  apart from the fact that for some strange reason they’ve left out a microSD memory expansion slot –  is th inclusion of NFC technology. For the uninitiated NFC, or Near Field Communication, is being touted as the Big New Thing in mobile circles. The tech basically allows you to use your phone as a wireless credit card, wallet or other identification device, simply by waving it near a compatible…


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cool tech December 2, 2010 posted by

Pure Eco Bottle – purifies with a crank of a handle

This Pure purification bottle works without power or chemicals. Just fill it with dirty water, plunge the water as if it was a coffee maker,  then sterilize by winding for 90 seconds to power up a UV lamp. Apparently this combo is enough to remove 99.9% of bacteria and other nasties in the water. Concept at the moment, but let’s hope it gets to production.  The outer chamber of the water bottle is to be filled with dirty water from…


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