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Added 18 August, 2016

Everything is becoming "smart" these days. Next up: The fast food chain KFC is rolling out a new campaign that features power for your devices along with your meal.

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Added 29 July, 2015

As drones have proliferated, they are being put to use in an ever-increasing number of tasks, from war and recreation, to anti-poaching operations, sheep herding, and drunken hijinks on the White House lawn. So perhaps it's no surprise that artists of a kind are now using the technology for their own purposes. Opening a new front in the eternal...

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Added 13 July, 2015

One common complaint about wearable technology is that while wearables may currently be in fashion, most are far from fashionable. Coming at this question from the other direction, the developers of the Tago Arc bracelet have created wearable tech that doesn't do anything more than look good. It's uniqueness comes from its ability to change...

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Added 14 May, 2015

Virtual reality (VR) will be one of the biggest stories of 2016, what with the public launch of the Oculus Rift headset and avalanche of software that is sure to follow. Gaming is leading the technology, offering immersive experiences for shoot-em-ups and other virtual world experiences. But the real way that VR will change our world will be in...

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Added 28 April, 2015

If you’ve been to a museum in North America or Europe lately, you may have noticed signs banning those popular selfie sticks. And we are seeing endless media stories linking selfies to an unhealthy self-reverence, creating a backlash against the recent selfie obsession. Because you’re a selfie fanatic yourself, you probably getting a bit...

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Added 23 April, 2015

Smart watches will be the must-get items for Christmas 2015, but at least one new product is proving that the wearable trend goes far beyond tech. Analog Watch Co., a Philadelphia-based watchmaker that professes a love of nature and makes watches out of wood, had another hit on their hands with a miniature ant farm you wear on your wrist they...

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Added 21 April, 2015

Everything old becomes new again. At least that's the case with the venerable bicycle which seems to be undergoing a renaissance of sorts in cities and towns worldwide. A beneficiary of both the fitness and green trends, bicycles as a popular form of travel and recreation are here to stay. This trend has been solidified by major investments...

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Added 18 April, 2015

3D printing has been slow to catch on with consumers, but those in the know (read: us) say it will prove to be one of the biggest trends of the decade. New and novel uses for the technology are coming along faster than ever, and some are proving to be life-changing. Once such invention is the Handii, a myoelectric prosthetic hand designed by a...

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Added 15 April, 2015

Creative, often technologically advanced, pieces of interactive public art seem to be popping up everywhere these days. The trend reflects a willingness and desire to utilize public space in playful, innovative ways that people find fun and inviting. One particularly exciting example is an interactive art piece in Granary Square in London...

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Added 4 April, 2014

The latest in an ever lengthening list of inventions coming out of 3D printers is a kolidescopic Kayak from Jim Smith at Grass Roots Engineering that has to be paddled to be believed. Catching the imaginatiions of Makers everywhere, the Kayak is a shave under 17-feet long and comprised of ABS plastic, brass threaded inserts, and machine screws...