Tag Archives: technology

TEXTile: Recycled Keyboard Keys Find Purpose Again

Jean Shin is pretty cool. First, we saw her bizarre melted wave of vinyl records (we hope no Journey vinyl was used.) Now, we’re taking a look at Jean Shin’s TEXTile, an interactive sculpture that’s comprised of 22,528 recycled keyboard keys that are fashioned in a way to make it appear as a tapestry. At its base is a customized ...

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Cloaking Technology Sunders Tsunamis

We haven’t covered much cloaking technology and that’s a shame because it’s starting to come into its own. Stefan Enoch at the Fresnel Institute in Marseille, France says that established cloaking principles, such as steering microwave light around an object, could be applied to ocean waves. Because cloaking technology is still in its infancy, scientists are still working on tackling ...

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Melted Vinyl Wave Caused By CDs

We’ve seen a lot of artists this month. From Nikki Cook‘s comics to Adam Stennett‘s oil paintings, we just can’t get enough! The latest to grace our inbox is Korean artist Jean Shin. The above picture is her sculpture called “Sound Wave,” which is made solely out of melted vinyl records to express the awareness of rising technology which renders ...

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MagLev Toy Train

You’ve simply got to watch this entire video of a model Maglev train that’s powered by liquid nitrogen. It gets colder than 183 degrees C (361.4 degrees F) and encounters no resistance. Give it a push on a track and it’ll fly around it perfectly until the liquid nitrogen runs out. I just find it fascinating to watch a model ...

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Audi Developing Traffic Light Detection System

Love to drive fast? Break the law? Good! Audi is aiming to get you into one of its cars in the next few years with a feature that should keep you seated. The Travolution system will communicate with traffic lights to let the driver know what the current state of the light is and when it’s changing colors. While most ...

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Google On The High Seas

We live in an age where the government watches with a careful eye to ensure no companies get into risky antitrust activities. Google has been under watch for a year or two now and it continues to expand at the rate of a gas giant. Now, according to reports, Google is considering putting a ton of a servers out to ...

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Cats Do The Darndest Things

Ever since the Internet was created, one popular theme of entertainment has always shown through any of the other bullshit that appears on the Internet: puzzled domesticated animals battling technology. You might have seen a dog versus a vacuum cleaner mouse or perhaps a parakeet fighting some crazy flying Halloween decoration. Cat versus the printer is a new one to ...

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Kevin Rose Leaks iTunes 8 Information

That smug bastard from Digg, Kevin Rose, has shed some light on Apple’s upcoming revision of iTunes, version 8: A new source comes forward w/this info: (this is consistent w/everything I’ve heard) What’s new in iTunes 8 iTunes 8 includes Genius, which makes playlists from songs in your library that go great together. Genius also includes Genius sidebar, which recommends ...

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Flash Touch Tent Pops Up Quicker Than A Teenager With Puberty

Camping enthusiasts need to take note and fast. QYield tents not only look good, they’re also some of the easiest to set up. As you can see in the above diagram, the Unicorn model tent can be set up in under 10 seconds. Just insert that expanding plastic piece into the top, pop it like it’s hot and you’ve got ...

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Microsoft Brings Photosynth To Prime Time

Microsoft might make shitty operating systems but the company continues to innovate in other areas of the technology world. I haven’t heard of any Photosynth news for probably a year and now I wake up and Microsoft has pushed it out to the entire world. Photosynth works by taking batches of photographs and stitching them into a 3-D environment. You ...

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