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Preview: Elliott Hundley in Season 7 of ART21 "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2014)

India's Take On Google Glass, A Vibrating Smartshoe

Is the next phase of wearable technology in the shoe? Indian startup Ducere Technologies certainly thinks so.<p>Called the Lecha shoe, and described as “interactive haptic footwear”, this smartshoe syncs up with your mobile via bluetooth.<p>The idea is that it will give you Google Maps directions by …

Oscar Mayer Wants to Make Your iPhone Smell like Bacon

Finally, a scent-emitting device that attaches to your iPhone and wakes you up to the smell of bacon.<p>Unfortunately, it’s not <i>quite</i> that simple. For …

Google developing SDK to make Android the standard for wearables

Google wants to make it easier for lots of wearables to run on the Android operating system.<p>In about two weeks, the tech giant will release an Android software-development kit (SDK) for wearable devices. This comes from Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president of Android, Chrome, and apps, …

25 Creative Ways to Promote Your App For Free

I've been meeting more and more app entrepreneurs who have made it in the app world without spending a penny on promoting their app. And I've known entrepreneurs who've earned more than a million dollars selling their app, largely promoting it for free. Some have made use of press publicity and …

Google And Apple Will Hate Intel's 'Jarvis,' A Headset That Talks Back To You

(Jarvis also happens to be the name of the virtual assistant Marvel character Tony Stark uses in the "Iron Man" movies.)<p>Jarvis takes commands that can be executed by your phone, even without the user having to switch on the phone. And Jarvis — which actually speaks with a female voice, much like …

Automation

The Man Who Thinks He Never Has to Eat Again Is Probably Going to Be a Billionaire Soon

Rob Rhinehart's hobby of <a href=http://www.vice.com/read/rob-rhinehart-no-longer-requires-food>eating nothing but a smoothie that looks like semen</a> has become a career thanks to a crowd-funded campaign that gave him $800,000 to produce his product...<p>Remember Rob Rhinehart? I'm sure you do …

Nutrition

The power of tears: Why Google has its eye on smart contact lenses

When the cronut craze swept across New York in early spring of last year, the only major inconvenience associated with Dominique Ansel's novel culinary confection was the pain of waiting in line to get it. For a responsible person living with Type 1 (or Type 2) diabetes, like my good friend Cara, …

Intel’s voice recognition will blow Siri out of the water—because it doesn’t use the cloud

There’s a problem with today’s voice recognition systems: They’re just too slow. Anyone who has waited in frustration while Siri or Google’s Voice Search “thinks” about even the simplest commands knows what I’m talking about.<p>The problem isn’t voice recognition software per se, which is more …

Automation

The Turkish Prime Minister Gives A Speech As A 10-foot Hologram

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan couldn't make it to a political party meeting in the Turkish city of Izmir on Sunday, so he opted for the next best thing: a 10-foot-tall hologram of himself.<p>Erdoğan recorded his message in front of a green-screen so that his image could swirl to life …

North Africa

The Estes Proto X Is The World's Tiniest Quadcopter

Drones are all the rage, these days, especially quadcopters. But not everyone has the space to put a full-fledged quadcopter up, or perhaps you’re …

Drones

BenQ W1500 Digital Projector Home Cinema Series Review

For a long time the only way to get a really big image at home was to have a front projector — TV sizes greater than 50-inches being scant and …

Gear & Gadgets

Playful Illustrations Make It Easy to Learn Chinese

If you ever wanted to learn Chinese but never thought you could do it, here is a great opportunity! London-based entrepreneur and author ShaoLan Hsueh is developing a book, <i>Chineasy</i>, that makes it rather simple to learn basic Chinese words and phrases.<p>The visual system uses playful illustrations to …

Graphic Design

Blood money: PulseWallet lets you pay with your veins

“Spread your fingers.”<p>“Capturing...”<p>“Remove your hand.”<p>Just like that, a machine called PulseWallet scanned the veins in my right hand and charged my credit card.<p>PulseWallet, or palm scanners like it, might soon call your local Starbucks home and provide one more way to pay for your Pumpkin Spice …

Meet Edison, Intel’s Tiny Plan To Power The Next Generation Of Wearables

You thought the Raspberry Pi was small? Check out Intel’s latest entry in the micro-microcomputer sweepstakes—a full Linux computer called the Edison, which is no bigger than an SD card.<p>In addition to full Linux support and the dual-core x86-compatible Quark processor, the Edison features built-in …

Defense Distributed claims to have created the world's first fully 3D-printed gun

The world's first gun made up almost entirely of 3D-printed components has been created, <i>Forbes</i> reports. The firearm, called the "Liberator," is a small pistol-like weapon that can shoot various types of handgun bullets through several interchangeable plastic barrels. It's still a prototype for now …

Lawmakers rush to ban 3D-printed guns, but enforcement options are murky

Local legislators take aim at a plastic pistol<p>Defense Distributed's attempts to 3D print a firearm have always been a shot across the bow of politicians. The group made a point of naming its ammo magazines after anti-gun legislators, and founder Cody Wilson has said the project is a way to make …

Guns

Sensoria Is A New Smart Sock That Coaches Runners In Real Time

Hardware maker, Heapsylon, debuted two new fitness products at CES 2014: a smart fitness sock that coaches users on their running techniques in real time and a heart rate monitor built into a T-shirt and bra. I got a hands-on demo with Sensoria Sock’s smartphone application that alerts users to …

Transparent electronics are so light and thin they can sit on a contact lens

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology<p>The ultimate wearable may be one we hardly even recognize is there. Swiss Federal …

Nanotech

Plated delivers ingredients and prep instructions to your door

Plated has created the un-grocery-shopping-trip. The company received $5 million in its first round of funding today.<p>While there are plenty of companies that will deliver groceries to your door, and plenty more companies that will deliver fully-cooked healthy meals to your door, Plated delivers the …

Inside a Motion Activated Wrist Light - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

I find it interesting to see how inexpensive electronics are constructed. My daughter got this Motion Activated Wrist Light at a school event. All of …

Ultrasonic Range Finder with Haptic Feedback called The Bat Hat - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Jeff Buswell, Clifford Chou and Andrew Knauss from Cornell university made a cool Ultrasonic Range Finder with Haptic Feedback called The Bat Hat for …

Arduino Clone hits a new Low Price - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Looks like Itead is trying to get the Arduino clone price way down. They have setup an Indiegogo canpaign that has prices a low as $5 per board. The …

Artist Paints A Stunning Portrait Of Morgan Freeman With Just His Finger (video)

Take a look at that photo, up there. Pretty good image of Morgan Freeman, right? But it’s not a photo; it’s a painting, done entirely digitally, on …

The Ninja Sphere Helps Control Your Environment

The next generation control of your home environment is here with the Ninja Sphere. The Kickstarter campaign provides accurate in-home location data …

The Self-Cleaning Silic Shirt Protects Against Spills

Doing laundry sucks. Wouldn’t it be nice if your clothes somehow magically self-cleaned? Well that’s exactly what you get with the Silic shirt! The …

Nanotech

Powerocks Magicstick Adds Power To Your Phone

It happens to all of us, at some point. We’re at a bar, at a party, somewhere with no easy access to an outlet, and we discover our phone has died. …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung 60-inch Plasma TV well under a grand, DEWALT tool sale

Looking for a large name-brand plasma HDTV? Today you can pick up a 60-inch Samsung PN60F5300AFXZA from Best Buy for $800 – almost $100 less than …

The Car Interior Preheater Warms Your Car Before You Get In It

Heat up your car’s interior before you hop in with this handy preheater that will also help defrost your car’s windshield. Long gone are the days of …