• AR helmet maker Skully investors boot founders, replacing them with Martin Fitcher as CEO

    AR helmet maker Skully investors boot founders, replacing them with Martin Fitcher as CEO

    Anonymous sources have confirmed to TechCrunch that Skully co-founders Marcus and Mitch Weller have been kicked out of the company by investors. Marcus served as CEO of Skully while his brother Mitch served as chief of staff and provided business operations, product management, and material logistics support to the company. Skully jumped into the tech scene two years ago after a highly… Read More

  • Smart Helmet tells you if you hurt your brain

    Living in ski county, I hear every year about skiers and snowboarders that have sustained head injuries from crashing into trees, pylons, rocks, each other, etc.. There’s always a risk of head injury, and a smart person wears a helmet no matter what they are doing. Read More

  • New bicycle helmet wafts stinky cheese smell from your head when you fall

    As if falling off your bike weren’t embarrassing enough, now some German scientists have created a helmet that starts to stink when its cracked, thereby alerting you – and your loved ones – of potential danger. It’s actually a great idea. When you fall, you put stress on the helmet. The resulting cracks could lead to weakening of the helmet and limit the protection… Read More

  • Tokyo Virtual Reality Expo 2008: $80,000 high-end VR helmet presented

    Yesterday I attended the 16th Industrial Virtual Reality Expo in Tokyo to find some cool tech to cover for CrunchGear. However, a lot of what I saw was just boring stuff. Advanced maybe, but boring: motion capturing systems, VR games, 3D projectors etc. Read More

  • Inside Darth Vader's helmet

    I remember watching a behind-the-scenes-type show on Star Wars years ago where they dissected and said what everything inside Vader’s helmet did, but this was the first time I’ve ever seen it in person. Looks like a complicated process, huh? I wish this had been an interactive display that showed what every gear and pulley does, but it was still a neat display. Read More

  • Jason Mask + Bicycle Helmet = Better Breathing

    Industrial design and technology student Luke Pannell has designed a helmet that could help cyclists breath easier and look like some crazy geeked out Jason or a huge renob. Designed to filter out irritable particles that cause asthma sufferers and hay fever victims to veer into oncoming traffic because of a sneeze attack, the helmet dispenses of exhaled air through plastic tubes while a… Read More

  • Lights, Camera, ActionCam!

    Oregon Scientific’s All Terrain Camera is a wireless, weatherproof camera that can record your crazy skydiving or NASCAR exploits. The camera records video and sound to AVI and features PAL out, USB and a 640×480 VGA CMOS sensor. It also is mountable to many helmets. At $315, the camera includes 32MB of internal memory — expandable to 2GB—and is water resistant up to… Read More