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A Million-Dollar Robot Suit Is Available On Amazon Japan

A few years ago we wrote about something called a Kuratas, a robotic mech suit that allowed the wearer to fire a BB Gatling gun whenever they smile at their soon-to-be vanquished enemies. When it appe

Montblanc Announces A Smart Bracelet For Your Fancy Watch

What did I tell you? In a last-ditch effort to save themselves, watchmakers are now turning to the band in order to ensure that timekeeping remains well in the realm of the mechanical. The new band, p

Spanish Newspapers Want Google News Back

The Internet is like a delicate rainforest ecosystem. You remove one player and the rest suffer and die. That happened in Spain this week when the government there began cracking down on Google. The S

TGI Friday’s Mistletoe Drone Injures Photographer In Brooklyn

The following sentence has never been written in the history of human language: A mistletoe-toting drone flying in a crowded Sheepshead Bay TGI Friday’s restaurant cut a photographer’s fac

Why Does This Diamond Hashtag Ring Exist?

It would appear that Intel isn’t the only company interested in adding a touch of technological flair to the fashion industry. Bloomingdale’s is now selling a ring by a designer called Kha

The T Machine Swipes All The Tinders

Human interaction is hard. Humans are weird animals, covered in hair and full of blood and stuff and getting to know one or two for the purposes of procreation or whatever is really hard. But not if y

Shingy Is Our Muse

In a surprisingly candid piece in the New Yorker , AOL’s own Digital Prophet, David Shing AKA Shingy AKA Miley Scissorhands described, with utmost sincerity, a bear wearing a shirt covered in o

Chinese Programmer Sticks Windows 95 On An iPhone 6 Plus

Today in “putting stuff onto things on which they don’t belong,” we present a user, xyq058775, and his exciting admission that he installed Windows 95 on a brand new iPhone. He used

Biorobotic Roaches Can Use Microphones To Search Rubble For Survivors

Another day, another insectobot connected to a small, audio-sensing cyborg harness. Two researchers at the North Carolina State University, Dr. Alper Bozkurt and Matt Shipman, have mounted a small cir

Researchers Send Robotic Penguin Babies In To Monitor Real Penguins

As we approach the coming AI singularity, it will be important for the robots to move among us to track us undetected. If this article in Nature Methods is any indication, they will do this by dressin

Ahoy, Space Pirates, Spend Your Booty On This Crazy Watch

Arrr! Here be space pirates and where there are space pirates there is need of a $230,000 mechanical watch. Wild watch makers MB&F have just announced their MB&F HM6, a watch based on a 1970s

Check Out This Amazing Transparent Car

Spectrum has posted some amazing video of a “transparent” car created by Japanese researchers. The car uses projectors, cameras, and special mirrors to reflect what’s outside the car

The HP Sprout Is A Bold But Goofy Experiment In Projected Interfaces

According to HP, what the world needs now is a touch-sensitive mat onto which are projected little 3D interface objects coupled with a touchscreen monitor. In fact, what the world precisely needs is S

Japanese Hobbyists Build A Working Transformer

Eee-urrk-urrk-urrk-urk! A pair of Japanese hobbyists have built a transforming robot that can walk or, when in sports car form, drive around autonomously. It’s called the J-deite Quarter and is

Please Stop, HTC. Please.

Notion Ink Quietly Releases The Cain Windows Tablet

I place this here not as a recommendation to buy but as a reminder of the great Notion Ink Wars of 2011. At the time, Notion Ink was offering an Android tablet that everyone thought was the second com

Apple Just Uploaded A U2 Album To Your iPhone And iPad — And Seriously, WTF

Seriously. Go look. Depending on your iCloud setting, U2's latest album might be sitting in the Music app, ready to play. Otherwise, the album is most likely still shown, available to download from iC

MB&F Mixes Up Sci-Fi Canon With A New High-Tech Music Box

Watchmaker MB&F aka Maximilian Büsser & Friends is well known for its dedication to the sci-fi cause. Many of the watches - some costing over $100,000 - are reminiscent of robots, steampunk e

Eight Ridiculous Examples Of How Xiaomi’s MIUI 6 Copied iOS 7 And 8

Xiaomi just revealed its latest mobile OS update today. Called MIUI 6, it packs a significant number of updates, upgrades and improved features from its older counterpart and Android in general. Howev

Watch This Robot Learn To “Walk Off” An Injury

What do you do if you’re a robotic hexapod and one of your legs is broken? Do you give up? Lie down and burst into flames? Cry from tear duct-less eyes? Or, through a process of trial-and-error,
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