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Stick It: The Gorillapad Camera Tripod

Have you ever been out with your digital camera and wish you had a tripod? It’s happened to me many times and while a tripod can dramatically improve your shot, they’re just not practical to carry around. Enter the Gorillapad. This tripod uses a “viscoelastic morphing polymer base” to stick to almost any surface, effectively turning anything into a usable ...

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A Sensor That Mimicks The Human Eye

We’ve seen artificial corneas that could replace damaged organic corneas, but how about a digital image sensor that adjusts itself like a human retina? That’s exactly what John Rogers at the University of Illinois is creating. An improved method of transferring silicon sensors onto a curved surface allowing for the sensor to capture wide-angle views with low distortion. Because it ...

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NASA Phoenix Mars Lander Finds Water On Mars

This was huge news for both NASA and the world, until today. Yesterday, the Phoenix Mars Lander heated up a soil sample from the surface of Mars. Upon heating it, a sensor identified vapors of water, meaning there very well could be life on the Red Planet. “We have water,” said William Boynton of the University of Arizona, lead scientist ...

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Tight Denim and A Leather Jacket Is Justice

Fancy the electronic duo Justice? Why not wear tight black pants along with a leather jacket that just screams, “I swallow!” Gaspard Aug and Xavier de Rosnay of Justice have teamed up with French label Surface to Air of Paris to create their own limited edition clothing line, complete with a leather wallet. The line is supposed to reflect their ...

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Light Rain Makes Little Sense

We’ve seen interactive projection walls before but none as artsy fartsy as Wowlab’s. A camera identifies the contours of a human body standing in front of a wall. The projection will then interact with the persons via rain drops splashing in reaction to shadow, water puddles are created, and in the water even constellations may appear. Now if only I ...

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Vegas Launches Microsoft Surface Tables

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Microsoft Surface, it’s an iPhone-like touch interface for tables. You can play games, read menus and order food and beverages by interacting with a table. It’s been in prototype mode for awhile now but finally, Microsoft has launched Surface-enabled tables in Las Vegas. Harrah’s is offering the sleek new tables at the ...

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Microsoft’s Surface Goes Vertical With TouchWall

TouchWall, a prototype device currently in development by Microsoft Research and Office Labs is a lot like Microsoft Surface, the tabletop computer with multi touch capabilities, except now it hangs from your wall. Some basic uses of TouchWall include dragging, scrolling, enlarging documents as well as viewing photos and videos. At the CEO Summit, Bill Gates is expected to talk ...

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Urban Performer Unit Brings The Pod To The Surface

Even if it looks a little too much like a purse to be completely unisex, as the designers claim it to be, the idea is a snazzy one. The Urban Performer Unit is a handbag with slick crystallized controlling, allowing you to operate your iPod from the Swarovski crystal laced surface. The crystals indicate the iPod’s functions, incorporating an emotional ...

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Awesome Wiimote Hack Creates Multitouch Display On Any Surface

Back when there were new Wiimote hacks being released daily, we posted our fair share of note worthy Wii hacks, but understandably, it has been a while since a new one had popped up. This hack is one for the books though. Using the Wiimote’s infrared camera beam, this dude has figured out a relatively simple way to make any ...

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