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Fiberoptic lamp brings the sun inside

Sunlight is a commodity only now being fully realized for its gigantic magnitude of energy resources. In fact, The Cold Light fiberoptics don’t even the sun as a power source. The light gets transfered to an indoor-friendly fluorescent glow. On display at the Haus der Forschung in Vienna, a headlining institute in research science, the Cold Light system, called “0-24 ...

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Toshiba shows off unattractive fuel-cell powered A2DP headphones

Prototypes are meant to be attractive, right? They’re supposed attract buyers to look into the company’s new technology. Toshiba might has just done the opposite with their fuel-cell technology. (fuel, being alcohol) We’ve seen fuel-cell driven notebooks and even Gigabeat MP3 players, but by far the most unattractive would be this: the A2DP headphones. Ok, fine, probably it doesn’t really ...

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The Wisdom Door smells the turkey, and refuses to let you in!

Ok, the title might be slightly exaggerated and ridiculous, and way over dramatized, but The Wisdom Door does look pretty cool and at least seem like an interesting idea. The Wisdom door is actually a prototype created by Duke University, which will act similar to a key-card door, except the Wisdom Door would open based on biometric technology. How is ...

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Wii controller prototypes: Thank the gaming gods for the Wiimote

This picture, which was snatched from the inner depths of the official Nintendo forums, is a scanned photo from Japanese magazine (Japzine?), Nikkei Business, which features some of the early prototype models for what became the Wiimote. We’ll be the first to say, “Thank you oh mighty gaming God, for not bestowing upon us these horrendous looking controllers!”. That orange ...

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Vacuum shoes: Lazy bums rejoice!

As we gearheads sit in front of our computers all day, crumbs and other debris have a habit of collecting beneath our desk chairs. We know from experience that these entrails will not be cleaned until our girlfriends (or mother’s…pathetic) force us to vacuum. Which is why the prototype of these Electrolux vacuum shoes make us bounce for joy in ...

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IBM, wanted for the murder of flash

With flash memory as the leading source of memory along with the conventional RAM, it’s a wonder more companies haven’t dipped their fingers into the memory cookie jar. Along with other next-gen memory prototypes, such as MRAM, IBM has announced it’s working prototype named, phase-change memory (PCM). IBM states that PCM has the capability of being 500 times faster then ...

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Fabric Keyboard/Carrying Case for UMPCs

‘Smart fabric’ company Eleksen has created a prototype fabric keyboard that doubles as a carrying case for a UMPC. It’s nice to see alternative keyboards like this, because while computer technology has advanced in many other areas, keyboards have remained mostly static. The device consists of a network of sensors and wires sewn into a neoprene wallet-case. Steve at The ...

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