Robotics

Robots take over Chicago State University Library

Well they didnt really take over the entire library; they merely took over the jobs of librarians and the hassles of students. Students no longer have to search through the massive stacks of books to find that obscure book their philosophy teacher asked them to pick up. Every book, CD, and DVD in the library are tagged with a radio-frequency ...

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Meet Miuro: The boombox that acts like your nagging sibling

Miuro never leaves you alone. It will follow you until your within an inch of your life, and then it will just follow you more. Though, if you have come accustomed to listening to your iPod on a dock system, but have a tendancy to not be in one place long enough to enjoy a complete song, the Miuro might ...

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The Model 914 PC-BOT: a PC on wheels

If youre a PC hobbyist and are willing to dish out a measly 5 grand, then maybe you should look into the Model 914 PC-BOT. This PC-robot is basically a PC on wheels that can interact with the physical world; something that some people wish their laptops would do. Once you pull the 914 PC-BOT out of the box and ...

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Do robots have rights? Studies show they might in the future

If animals and children having “rights” seems ridiculous (damn kids and their demands of food and shelter), the future might hold a whole new concept of Artificial Intelligence and the rights of a robot. With self learning and improving robots just over the horizon, what implications can we expect from a robots needs? If robots were ever developed to the ...

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Have Clocky force you out of bed in the morning

Are you one of those people who hit the snooze button 5 times before finally getting up, only to realize that you are now going to be late for work? Well if that sounds like you, then maybe Clocky is right for you. Clocky is simply a robot clock; if you press snooze more than once, Clocky will drive off ...

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SonyEricsson’s single-hinge-dual-flip W44S received positive review

Most of the phone lovers must have seen this before. SonyEricsson’s W44S, the biggest breakthrough in terms of form factor after they came out with swivels. The question is, is this a branding gimmick or is the design any practical? One thing for sure is that it does look funny, and not everybody would like it. Some hardcore Sony fans ...

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NEO 808i compact mobile phone: Add it to your charm bracelet

When they say compact….they mean it. The 808i (as displayed after the jump as a pendant for a necklace) is the mini-me of mobiles. While its not the thinnest thing you’ve ever seen, it’s definitely a compact little thing. It’s actually a breath of fresh air to see a phone that doesn’t look like it will break from the power ...

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Netgear Skype Phone = stocking stuffer

If your still busting your head over what to get that special someone for their stocking or just as a general Christmas gift, a Skype cellphone is a pretty neat idea for Skype users. The phone allows you to call any other Skype user for free when you’re within a WiFi enabled area. For a minimal cost, you can buy ...

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Powerstick USB gadget charger

We’ve all seen the USB flash drives with the little display on front to let you know how full your drive is with your precious data, and The ECOSOL Powerstick might look identical to one of those. If you look closely, it has a little icon of a gasoline tank, what’s that about? The Powerstick serves as a charger for ...

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