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  • Elmodis raises a $4.9M round to find the soul of a new machine

    Elmodis raises a $4.9M round to find the soul of a new machine

    Like the boy in Iron Giant, Elmodis watches massive machines to ensure they don’t break or, worse, hurt people. The company recently raised $4.9 million to manage this task in addition to their $250,000 in seed capital from Innovation Nest in Poland. The founders, Artur Hanc and Marcin Swiech, created a “novel way of monitoring machines,” said Swiech. “The technology… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Tech Execs Are Matching Donations to ACLU

    Tech execs are matching donations to the ACLU, Starbucks unveils a virtual assistant, Dropbox touts a $1 billion revenue run rate, robots are making coffee and Fitbit cuts six percent of its workforce. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • The first perpetual mechanical timepiece: Cabestan Sol Invictus

    Even discounting the fact that this is a watch, this is just an amazing little piece of machinery. The Sol Invictus puts a modern spin on the perpetual motion machine, using micro-motors, solar cells, and a chain system to create an incredibly complicated (and incredibly cool looking) timepiece. The is the first watch to combine a chain & fusée with drums and vertical tourbillon in a… Read More

  • Nail Art Machine: Manicure "vending" machine

    As everybody knows, Japan is the land of vending machines. Dozens and dozens of these things are standing right in front of my house in Tokyo, offering everything from drinks, to cup noodles over to fresh rice 24 hours a day. But I’ve never seen or heard of the Nail Art Machine [JP], a machine that (obviously) takes care of your nails – to some extent. Read More

  • New machine turns office waste into toilet paper – right in the office

    Tokyo-based Nakabayashi offers everything from bookbinding services, child car seats and office products. But the newest (and certainly coolest) product of the 2,000-man company is an in-office machine , which turns used copier paper into toilet rolls, right there in the office. Brillant. Read More

  • Video: Marble spitting machine

    This thing really freaks me out, but I can’t stop watching it. Read More

  • When Godzilla Needs A Margarita…

    I’d like you to meet Don. Don is Sara’s uncle and he’s a bit of a kooky tinkerer and enjoys building things. Don has a passion for Jimmy Buffet and margaritas, so he built the world’s fastest margarita machine. It sits on a trailer with a small car engine that powers a six-gallon mixer. It seems it was designed with the intention of getting half of Rhode Island… Read More