Posts Tagged ‘future tech’
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Harness the wind with the Ridgeblade roof catcher
    by Mike
    Posted November 6th, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    If I had a million dollars....*insert lofty and creative dream here...* If I had a million dollars, (or more) I would strive to build one of the most technologically advanced and green houses possible. Any way to save energy and money while being a geek haven would ensure that I never left my house. Why would I need to? While I am quite far from such results, having a green home can be relatively affordable and cheap. You can take one small step at a time and work towards that uber house ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Twist on Twist off: “Switch” an eco-friendly, universal electrical outlet. [Green Tech]
    by Mike
    Posted October 26th, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    Think electrical outlets are about as technologically advanced as they can get? I hope not because the standard electrical outlet as we know it is about as old as dirt. Though this new concept simply titled "Switch" is a green, universal electrical outlet that gets my geek radar all kinds of giddy. Who knew an electrical outlet could be cool? As the diagram illustrates above, the device stays plugged in 24/7, but isn't always on. On/off operation is controlled via turning the plug like a ...
  • Power saving facial recognition on Hitachi TV’s tracks your eyesight, turns of TV when you’re not watching.
    by Mike
    Posted October 25th, 2009 at 10:32 am
    ** Facial recognition technology starts at 45 seconds in... Buying an energy efficient TV and turning off the TV whenever you leave the room, no matter how short the time are just two things we can do to save electricity. A new application of facial recognition technology by Hitachi will soon give us another choice with a futuristic flare. The technology was shown off at CEATEC. As you can gather, the facial recognition tracks where your eyes are focused. Focusing on the TV keeps it on. O...
  • See through walls with Augmented Reality
    by Mike
    Posted October 24th, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    Augmented reality has been getting a lot of hype lately especially in the mobile world as it gives GPS aided phones a rather nifty HUD-like layer to their normal map applications. So far, developers are just barely scratching the surface of the potential that AR holds. Though researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are quickly turning "sci-fi" into reality and giving AR a new, unique application -- seeing through walls. By using two cameras, one giving the drivers view as well as one gi...
  • TMOS displays to usher in brighter, more battery friendly displays?
    by Mike
    Posted October 22nd, 2009 at 9:02 pm
    Getting giddy because of that AMOLED display in your mobile gadget? Enjoy the throne while it lasts because another potential contestant is on the horizon: TMOS. What is TMOS? TMOS display technology is a technology that aims to remove as many of the filters between a displays light source and your eyes. A typical LCD puts those little light rays through a beating before they ever caress the inside of your ocular cavities. From polarizers to glass to filters and more, light can often go t...
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