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3D-printed corset turns see-through the more time you spend online

Corsets are typically used to squeeze torsos into shape, but designers Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira had other ideas in mind. Instead of making another waist-pinching underwear, they've designed a 3D-printed corset that demonstrates how the internet has rendered us naked and vulnerable... by …

A forgotten Belgian genius dreamed up the internet over 100 years ago

Though we're pretty sure that time travelers don't exist, people were working on hypertext -- used by web browsers to retrieve connected information -- long before computers. It even predates the ideas of a certain Vannevar Bush, the man generally acknowledged as having laid the groundwork for …

Marvel’s iPhone App Turns Sketches Into Tappable Mobile App “Prototypes”

Marvel, a UK startup founded last year by ex-employees of Enpocket (acquired by Nokia), is on a mission: to put creating a mobile app “prototype” within the reach of almost anybody.<p>The company’s first offering, built on top of Dropbox, lets you turn sketches, wireframes, and Photoshop files synced …

The Dash Builds Wearable Fitness Sensors Into The Headphones You’re Using Anyway

This embed is invalid<p>We’re finally starting to see some real consolidation around wearable tech, and Kickstarter project The Dash is a great example of that trend in action. It’s a pair of Bluetooth in-ear headphones that also offer up performance tracking via in-built health and body sensors. With …

Renault Concept Car Packs a Flying Drone in Its Roof

Renault's new concept car, the Kwid, is chock-full of futuristic ideas, including a flying quadrocopter drone that would launch from the car's …

Augmented-Reality Specs Add A Layer Of Data To The Everyday World

This crowdfunded project one-ups Google Glass with an extra layer of augmented reality.<p>While the general public is still grappling with the idea of …

Big Pic: Testing Spacesuits For Mars

Three Mars spacesuit designs hop through obstacle courses.<p>Last week, spacesuit designers tested whether their creations would be flexible enough for a mission to Mars. Teams in two continents suited up to hop over zigzag lines, set up tripods, take photos, and bag pretend samples.<p>Any future …

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This African Inventor Created A $100 3-D Printer From E-Waste

Kodjo Afate Gnikou, an inventor working in a Togolese maker space, created a 3-D printer from discarded scanner parts that can be built for less than $100.<p>The small West African nation of Togo is one of the last places you’d expect to find a maker space–a workshop where inventors and tinkerers can …

Does Samsung's new Galaxy Gear ad copy iPhone launch ad?

I know this subject never arises when Apple and Samsung are mentioned, but let's give it a tiny, experimental airing. Today's subject is copying.<p>Sunday, when Samsung launched two new ads celebrating its magical, revolutionary Galaxy Gear watch, some on Twitter felt an earthquake.<p>No, it wasn't the …

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IT Spending to Reach $3.8 Trillion Next Year, as Billions of Things Get Connected

When you start adding up all the IT budgets of every company and government agency, you start talking about, as they say, real money.<p>Here’s the …

WiSee: A gesture interface that uses Wi-Fi as the controller

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>It seems I’m not the only one obsessed with new user interfaces for controlling the internet of things. Four researchers at …

Intel Capital creates $100M fund to invest in perceptual computing

Intel Capital has created a $100 million fund to finance perceptual computing projects, or those that use more senses to interact with computing devices. Perceptual computing includes gesture recognition using 3D depth cameras, which send signals into a room and measure the time it takes to bounce …

3 Silly Abuses Obama’s Patent Troll Executive Order Could Stop

Allowing for the legal ownership of ideas has some silly unintended consequences. “Dumbass patents are crushing small businesses,” Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban once told me. Roughly a third of startups have been threatened with patent violations, often by entities built solely to scare small …

New Apple Stores Coming to New Jersey, Utah and Virginia

Apple is planning on opening three new retail locations in the near future, reports <i>ifoAppleStore</i>. Job listings posted last month reveal that the stores will be located at the Station Park shopping mall near Salt Lake City, Utah; the Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center Mall in Woodbridge, Virginia; …

Shapeways Introduces New Squishy 3D Printing Material, Elasto Plastic

While the name “Elasto Plastic” sounds like an 80s punk band, it is, in fact, a new material from 3D printing company Shapeways. The plastic is elastic to a certain degree yet maintains its shape after stretching or squeezing. It will break when pulled too hard and is still in the experimental …

Make your kids' drawings come alive with 3D printing

May.22, 2013 | By Geraldine Bouvry<p>Father's Day is approaching. For mums who are tired of asking their kids to put together their best drawing skills …

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Sony's 13.3-inch Digital Paper prototype sports E Ink's Mobius flexible display, we go hands-on (video)

Sony's new e-ink prototype is getting the test-drive treatment at Japanese universities, but SID provides a perfect opportunity to give the North American market a demo. We found the Digital Paper slab parked at E Ink's booth -- fitting, as the company's new Mobius flexible display is the device's …

Xbox One: our first look at the new console, controller, and Kinect

After Microsoft's big reveal, we've finally had time to get a closer look at the new Xbox One, the Kinect 2, and the new controller for the new console. For the most part, they're more tweaks on the existing devices than huge changes to what already exists – the console is a big, wide, flat …

How two Valve engineers walked away with the company's augmented reality glasses

Three months ago, celebrated video game publisher Valve did something completely out of character: it fired up to 25 workers, in what one employee dubbed the "great cleansing." At the time, co-founder Gabe Newell quickly reassured gamers that the company wouldn't be canceling any projects, but it …

Could This Be the Future of Google Glass?

Google Glass is still in its infancy, and its current capabilities are quite limited, but most would probably agree that the possibilities it opens …

The Smithsonian is 3D-scanning its collection for future generations

The Smithsonian has been experimenting with 3D scanning for some time now, using tools like laser arm scanners to map models of whale fossils and other ancient artifacts. Now the museum is utilizing the technology to preserve its collection for posterity. Its "laser cowboys" Vince Rossi and Adam …

Immerse yourself in fear: how Oculus Rift could change horror games

Lose your head in virtual reality<p>You kneel down on a wooden platform, several feet above a crowd of murmuring onlookers. To your right is a man, shouting, apparently getting the people riled up. As your gaze continues upward, you have just a moment to notice the blade resting above your neck before …

Looking through Google Glass: Real Life Example

Look Ma, No Hands! How to Post Your Google Glass Videos to YouTube.

Google Glass is game-changing/ghastly/going to go the way of the Segway. Pick any or all!<p>In any case, it is coming, and at some point some of you who …