Archive for the ‘future tech’ Category
  • “Transparent Trucks” to save countless lives if they didn’t cost multiple arms and legs…
    by Mike
    Posted December 22nd, 2009 at 7:56 am
    "Transparent Truck"? At first it sounds like some weird Sci-fi contraption or lead in to the often talked about invisibility cloak. But in reality it isn't anything high tech or that complicated. The picture above shows this transparent truck concept for what it really is -- a simple yet ingenious implementation of technology on the roadways. The only problem in the near-term is cost. As with most forward thinking and leading edge tech, it will cost a pretty hefty sum of money to make anyth...
  • Making road construction faster, easier, and completed on time: The Road Printer
    by Mike
    Posted December 17th, 2009 at 9:00 am
    I can certainly appreciate the hard work that most road construction workers do. Rain or shine, hot or cold, those guys and gals are out there in elements that most of us simple hate, doing hard physical labor. But as technology advances, we're going to find more mundane and physical jobs taken out of the mix, replaced with robotic counterparts. Such is the scenario the "Road Printer" depicts. The nifty thing about this little space lander-esque device is that it packs everything inside ...
  • The battery of tomorrow: Paper
    by Mike
    Posted December 8th, 2009 at 7:50 am
    The science world is currently fixating on those uber cool Zinc-air batteries that are set to debut next year, but the really cool technology is further ahead still. Batteries of late have one simple problem: fast discharge times, length charge times, and short life span just to name a few. Did you ever think that something so abundant and widespread as paper could be a mobile energy saving grace? Yes, normal paper has been turned into a battery thanks to the many great minds at Stanford ...
  • 3D printer gets smaller, cheaper, and comes into the home.
    by Mike
    Posted December 4th, 2009 at 7:10 am
    I know that times are hard. But we don't really need to eat. What we really is 3D printers. Forgoing the traditional human diet is what most average home users would need to do in order to get their hands on a 3D printer seeing as most are more geared towards large companies and cost thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars. The great thing about technology and the whole market as a whole is that it moves so quickly, as do the prices. While just a few short years ago, even the prices a...
  • The future smartphone/MID: The T-Glove
    by Mike
    Posted December 1st, 2009 at 4:05 am
    While talking about there here and now in the gadget world is certainly worthwhile and exciting, looking ahead into the future of geekdom is in my opinion just as exciting and at times more exciting. Letting our minds wonder with what could be allows for some truly amazing concepts -- wonderful concepts such as the T-Glove. This do-it-all wonder gadget is a astronaut-like wrist device that combines a phone, MID, GPS, and more all within easy reach of five of your most precious digits. With th...
  • Phase shifting roofing tiles save money, look cool.
    by Mike
    Posted November 30th, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    What would you say if I said your roof could be so much better? Why am i asking you about your roof on a tech blog? If you thought there was nothing cool about such things, think again. The roof above our head is a grossly outdated piece of human existence that has remained unchanged for decades. That's all about to change with the Thermeleon roofing tiles. What's so special? These futuristic phase-change polymer gel-filled tiles developed by MIT students for the MIT MADMEC (Making and Des...
  • Camper trailers are cool again: C3 Hotel Cube
    by Mike
    Posted November 23rd, 2009 at 8:12 am
    If I ever thought I would hear someone say that a "camper" could be cool, I would have chuckled and laughed at that individual, convinced that this person was a few fries short of a happy meal. Now if they were talking about the C3 Hotel Cube (designed by Jianbo Huang & Ting Zhao), I would agree -- campers are cool again. As is standard with pretty much any concept vehicle, future tech rains in on several fronts. From electronically controlled glass to dual action stove/refrigerator to pull ...
  • “Laserwalks” to save humans, vaporize ignorant drivers?
    by Mike
    Posted November 19th, 2009 at 12:19 pm
    Nothing says hi-tech and "futuristic" like a good 'ol fashioned laser beam (even better when attached to shark heads.....) As more people take to the streets on foot, collisions with the metal giants that are automobiles increases. It's a sad part of life. Technology is a great thing that makes the world go round more efficiently. Why not use that technology in new and innovative ways? Introducing the "Laser Walk". The point of the Laser Walk is to first and foremost replace traffic ligh...
  • Emergency Illuminator sips power — 20 years on a single charge.
    by Mike
    Posted November 11th, 2009 at 6:27 am
    How would you like to have the added peace of mind knowing that when you need a flashlight to work, the Emergency Illuminator won't ever fail you? Flashlights of yesterday required big "C" or "D" sized batteries that were heavy, bulky, and expensive. But the Emergency Illuminator by mPower isn't your ordinary flashlight. Even the dual mode battery power feature isn't that hi-tech. What causes it to gain that techie "future" medal is the long running, sealed battery. We'll start by saying it...
  • Smart Manhole cover ensures you never miss subway/bus. Manhole cover thieves do a double take…
    by Mike
    Posted November 4th, 2009 at 10:15 am
    Living in a big city has it's obvious challenges. Simply navigating the streets in a timely fashion often means countless life threatening decisions and maneuvers as you cross the urban landscape. Falling even a couple seconds behind can mean the difference between getting home at 5pm and 9pm -- all because you missed that one subway or bus. Smartphones and mobile apps are becoming increasingly ingrained into our daily lives so much so that many cities have apps to make finding out public tra...
  • “Concrete sponge” to filter parking lot run off. Mother earth gives thumbs up.
    by Mike
    Posted October 30th, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    You may thing there isn't anything "technological" about a parking lot. It's a simple mass of various minerals and compounds that are unmoving, unchanging, and wholly static. People, it's a concrete slab for crying out loud. What could it do. While all sorts of energy regenerating technologies can be incorporated into the concrete floor that covers large swaths of cities, one thing that many people tend to over look is how to prevent waste run off. Introducing the parking lot of tomorro...
  • Concept: Waterdrop “Shower Room”
    by Mike
    Posted October 30th, 2009 at 4:57 am
    Who hasn't at one point or another wanted to soak in a nice warm tub for multiple hours? For some, they simply don't have the patience to just lay there which is understandable. Given our tech background and ever changing landscape, we want stuff happening all the time and fast fast fast. While I don't think I could spend any more than 30-40 minutes in a normal tub today without getting board out of my mind, if I had the Waterdrop Shower Room in my house and hooked up to an Xbox 360/PS3 you w...
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