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Exoskeleton for your hand lets you feel virtual objects and control robots

Chinese company Dexta Robotics set out to develop a hand motion-capturing device last year, but instead of creating a glove like everybody else, they designed an impressively affordable exoskeleton. This device called Dexmo -- available in classic and F2 variants -- can be used as a virtual reality …

10 Crazy Scientific Self-Experiments

Surface Pro 3 hands on: Better laptop, yes; better tablet, maybe

As I walked back from Microsoft’s Surface event earlier today, one question kept creeping into my mind: Did Microsoft(s MSFT) improve the new Surface …

Groundbreaking Surgical Procedure Uses 3D Printing to Repair Injuries

Doctors at a United Kingdom hospital have broken surgical boundaries by reconstructing the face of a motorcycle-crash survivor using 3D-printing …

Always-on meMini camera wants to prevent lost moments

LAS VEGAS -- The meMini wearable camera wants to help capture those spontaneous moments that tend to get lost unless you happen to have a CCTV pointed at you.<p>Meant to be clipped on to clothing and left on, the $249 meMini is always recording. When something interesting happens, you simply press the …

How Small Is Small? The Nanoscale Explained in One Chart

At a certain point, very small is just very small—at least to the naked eye. But on the nanoscale, much smaller than the width of a human hair, scientists are setting itty-bitty world records and creating tiny works of art.<p><b>Nano art has come a long way</b> since researchers arranged atoms to spell IBM …

A 60-Year-Old Technology Offers A Solution To A Modern Problem

Tape is the oldest computer storage medium still in use. It was first put to work on a UNIVAC computer in 1951. But although tape sales have been falling since 2008 and dropped by 14% in 2012, according to the Santa Clara Consulting Group, tape's decline has now gone into reverse: sales grew by 1% …

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Your Own Body

The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms

Since Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams first experimented with the idea in their Colorado classrooms in 2004, flipped learning has exploded onto the …

Education Technology

Hilariously Over-the-Top Ad Promotes Learning First Aid

(Video Link)<p>Did you get a boo-boo? Here's a band-aid. Attacked by a wild bear? Here's a band-aid.<p>Sometimes a band-aid isn't enough. The Australian …

The definitive chart that shows why Twitter is not Facebook

Facebook and Twitter are the two services that jump immediately to mind when somebody says “social media.” But, as revealed in Twitter’s freshly filed IPO prospectus, the two companies couldn’t be more different when it comes to their financials and growth. (Oh, and Twitter doesn’t officially …

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Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior

Marketed to police department, BlueJay Twitter-monitoring tool "has no IT requirements," explains the sales literature. "All you need is Internet and a browser." Also, $150 a month.<p>A teenager who claimed "sarcasm" after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this …

Samsung's new 13MP phone camera promises twice the stability, brighter shots

Optical image stabilization for current smartphone cameras leaves something to be desired; you still need a steady hand to avoid blurry photos. Samsung has just unveiled a new, extra-stable sensor that may be considerably more forgiving. The 13-megapixel unit corrects angular errors up to 1.5 …

Starbucks Rolling Out Wireless Charging Stations

Sick of looking for an outlet to charge your phone while you sip on your venti latte? It may be a thing of the past, if Starbucks has anything to say …

Wireless contact lens display now a reality - ExtremeTech

By on November 22, 2011 at 8:47 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It has finally been done: A team …

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iOS 7: What iPhone, iPad owners need to know

Apple is releasing its latest operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch today.<p>The system, iOS 7, will come installed on the new iPhone 5S and 5C models that go on sale Friday. Owners of some older Apple devices also can download it to replace their current systems. But should they?<p>Before …

New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology

Sometimes a visual guide comes along and it just makes total sense. That’s how I felt about Allan Carrington’s clever ‘Padagogy Wheel‘ which we …

Early Measures Show Massive iOS 7 Adoption on Day One

It took some iPhone owners a while to get it, but a ton of Apple users downloaded iOS 7 on Wednesday — the first day it was available.<p>A study from …

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Gecko Is One Small Step For The Internet Of Things, One Huge Leap For Your Smartphone

The Internet of Things — like true mobile wallets or Internet-connected coffee makers — is on the horizon. It awaits us, a world where all of our devices are connected and communicate with each other in some sort of futuristic circle of life.<p>But as with any major shift in technology, we’re …

10 Mugshots From The 1930s With Curious Details

People should really think twice when picking a criminal alias.<p>A capsule provided by the Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, these mugshots are thought to be taken in the 1930s in and around Newcastle, England.

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