Rainer Vietze

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Transform your room into a real-life Holodeck with this 360 VR projector

Fancy a <i>Star Trek</i>-style Holodeck in your own home? A VR startup based in Barcelona, Spain, wants to make such a thing a (non-virtual) reality.<p>What …

At 89, this Holocaust survivor decided to conquer his fear of jumping from a plane

For almost all of his 89 years, Elly Gotz of Toronto has looked up at the sky and imagined what it would be like to be able to fly. Now, after his …

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Dyson Developed a New Space-Age Desk Lamp

By utilizing satellite technology, you’ll never guess how long this lamp can burn for.<p>Dyson is a name synonymous with vacuums and fans and will be adding ’lighting’ to that list with its release of the CSYS desk lamps. This may not seem like groundbreaking news at first, but it’s when you discover …

Lady Gaga Meets Prince Harry

Lady Gaga

I tried Minecraft with Microsoft HoloLens, and now I don’t want to work anymore

REDMOND, Wash. — I’m not a gaming guy. But now I kind of want to be one.<p>After trying out the latest augmented reality system, the Windows Holographic, at an event on the Microsoft campus today, I realized that it’d be pretty freakin’ cool to make my ordinary environment into a video game.<p>I’m …

Grand Theft Auto's publisher saw Microsoft's 'extraordinary' immersive tech months ago

Last November, the CEO of Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive got to tinker with some new "immersive" technology from Microsoft that was "pretty extraordinary," he told Bloomberg TV at the time.<p>Today, Microsoft unveiled the HoloLens, an augmented reality hologram headset that seems to …

Minecraft — more than anything else — could make HoloLens a hit, and here's why

Minecraft could be the FreeCell of HoloLens<p>How do you guarantee thousands of early adopters for your batty, futuristic augmented reality headset? You promise a chance to enter the world of the most popular video game on the planet. Today, Microsoft announced HoloLens, an augmented reality headset …

Stunning 1,000-Piece CMYK Color Gamut Jigsaw Puzzle

Fans of jigsaw puzzles are in for a new challenge. <i>1000 Colours</i> is a visually stunning jigsaw puzzle that consists of 1,000 different pieces, with each individual tile being a different color. The goal is to arrange the pieces exactly in relation to every other color, eventually assembling a large …

Playful LEGO Mashups of Pop Culture Icons

Buenos Aires-based art director Alexandre Tissier used one of our favorite toys, LEGOs, to playfully imagine new and fun characters. The series is titled <i>LEGO – Fiction Meets Fiction</i> and it mashes up pop culture icons like Spiderman, Batman, and Homer Simpson to transform them into <i>Spider Bond</i>,</i> …

New Medical Device Illuminates Veins to Aid in Blood Donation

Do you start to fret when you have to get blood drawn, and it's time for the nurse to find your vein? If you're one of those people who always seems to get poked over and over again, then relief is on the way. The Australian Red Cross is trialling a new portable, handheld device that scans your arm …

Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path Inspired by Van Gogh's The Starry Night

The Dutch-based Studio Roosegaarde created a stunning illuminated trail in Nuenen, Netherlands. Called <i>Van Gogh-Roosegaard Bicycle Path</i>, it's based on the famous Vincent Van Gogh painting <i>The Starry Night</i>. This kilometer-long section is part of a cycle route through the province of Noord Brabant, …

Bold Tattoo Doubles as a Mind-Bending Optical Illusion

Separately, we enjoy looking at tattoos and optical illusions, so this union is the best of both worlds. Paul O'Rourke of Allstar Ink in Limerick, Ireland created this clever tattoo that will definitely make you do a double take. The swirling column that's inked on his client's arm appears to dip …

Steampunk-Inspired Lighting Uses Energy-Efficient LED Technology

There are a lot of advantages to the new wave of LED lighting, but many people still love the classic-looking Edison-style filament bulbs; they don't want to give them up in favor of something that's more contemporary. Well, thanks to Edison Light Globes, these folks don't have to. The Australian …

Lady Gaga's Lead Keyboard Player Develops Innovative Circular Piano

A regular, linear piano with 88 keys was just not enough for musician Brockett Parsons. So, the Lady Gaga lead keyboard player put together a team of designers to develop The Piano Arc, also playfully known as the Brockettship.<p>The innovative keyboard design is a circular instrument composed of 294 …

Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World

Have you eve seen a canyon so beautiful? Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland that's known for its breathtaking beauty. It's up to 330 feet deep and about one-and-a-quarter kilometers long, with a river called Fjar flowing through it. Created by a progressive erosion of flowing water …

Adaptxt might be the iOS 8 keyboard you’re looking for

If you’ve been on the hunt for a new iPhone keyboard, this one might be your best bet. Adaptxt is now available for iOS, and brings with it just …

iOS

Nixie wearable brings a personal drone to your wrist

Earlier this year, Intel kicked off its Make it Wearable challenge, a mission to take wearable technology and do things with it that haven’t yet been …

Philips Hue Beyond bakes wireless LEDs into dual-zone lamps

Philips has launched Hue Beyond, a new range of luminaires that integrate color-changing remote control bulbs into a line of ceiling, pendant, and …

Home Automation

Arctic Handheld Laser

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The Arctic

Unique BMW i8 to pack first laser eyes in US

BMW‘s i8 electric supercar may be out of the reach of most, but that isn’t stopping the German company from crafting an even more exclusive version …

Microsoft Cortana Takes On Siri In New Windows Phone Advert (Video)

Samsung is well known for mocking Apple in its smartphone adverts, and now Microsoft is at it with its latest Windows Phone advert.<p>The video below …

Meet Ray: Düsseldorf Airport's autonomous robot car parking concierge

When you first arrive at the car park and drive into the brightly-lit parking portal, Ray scans your car to determine its size, then gently picks it …

Autonomous Tech

Cloud

No, it's not some new Internet-based service that takes your photos, videos, and drunken napkin doodles and stores them online. Instead, Cloud is, …

Bluetooth

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Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

'Star Trek' captain's chair on eBay hosted tons of celebrity buns

Huston Huddleston is known as the man who saved the bridge. He rescued and refurbed a Paramount-built bridge set for the Enterprise-D. Much of it was salvageable, but the captain's chair had succumbed to five years of weathering and rotting. A replacement was built and the whole set went on a tour …

Science Fiction

Auto-forward important mail to your phone as a text message

How many urgent emails have you received today? This week? This month? For most people, the answer is "not many."<p>Last week's "Brevity is the soul of email" recommended disabling all email notifications to prevent your inbox from setting your schedule. After all, most of us receive very few messages …