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Asus SonicMaster Music Box - A Tale Of Sound And Fury

Heralding the release of their new laptop, the SonicMaster, Asus has created the SonicMaster Music Box to show off the power of sound.

Acoustic Cloak Hides Objects In Plain Sound

Professor Nicholas Fang of the University of Illinois has created an acoustic cloak that hides objects from standard sonar waves - and it fits in the palm of his hand.

Rapunzel Descending System Gets You Out Of Hairy Situations

When it comes to getting off the roofs of burning highrises, odds of survival are often poor. Now, with the Rapunzel descending device, trapped workers have a more than a hairsbreadth chance of making it to safety.

Eco Printer Goes Ultra Violet For Ultra Paper Use

A Red Dot Concept Design award winner, the Eco Printer looks to extend the life of paper without the need for shredding and recycling.

Archeology Find Indicates Original Cretans May Have Been Shipped In

In an “old gadget” find of the day, US and Greek archeologists have found evidence that humanity may have been tooling around the ocean earlier than imagined.

Crack Mask – Aqua Access Rather Than Addiction Affliction

Access to water during a fire or emergency is a must, but can often be difficult to find. Now, the Crack Mask offers mobile moisture during a panic. 

Pi4-Workerbot Lends Hands To Assembly Lines

From German future designer Fraunhofer comes the Pi4-Workerbot, designed to supplement assembly line production with two hands, fingertip sensitivity and the ability to look bored. 

Ridge Around The Moon – The Iapetus Mystery

In 1671, Italian astronomer Giovanni Cassini discovered Iapetus, Saturn’s most distant moon, and correctly surmised that it was tidally locked to the planet, always showing one light and one dark face. Now, as the Cassini space mission to Saturn returns more data, it Iapetus is showing a new feature – a ridge covering 75% of its equatorial surface.

Palette Painting In The 21st Century – Moving Beyond Those “Happy Little Trees”

Though the Joy of Painting could often be as boring as, well – let’s not state the obvious – Bob Ross sure seemed to enjoy his work. Now, Canadian designer Yana Kilmava has created a technological equivalent in the Virtuo Palette.

Picture This – Electronic Photo Recognition Anywhere On The Globe May Help To Save Lives

Computer games have long be heralded as having a potentially deadly effect on American culture, stupefying children and rotting their brains with mindless repetitiveness. Now, the Northeastern University is using GPUs – Graphics Processing Units – to help save the world.

Double Cell Phone Catches Rays To Run

From design house ZTE Corporation comes the Double Cell phone, a solar-cell using design that lets you talk as long as the sun is up and store that power for use overnight.

The 2010 Gadget Giftening Part 7 - Record Your World With The Archos Jukebox

The jukebox has come a long way since the Happy Days of Fonzie smacking it around to make it work, and Jukeboxes in restaurants have all but disappeared. Fortunately, if you're looking to record some music this holiday, capture the spirit of the season or show your relatives what they really sound like when they're fighting, the Arhcos 20GB USB Jukebox might just be for you.

Fingerprint Gun Aims To Load Up On Safety

Handguns are a danger in any industrialized country, and despite active gun registries and police presence, their use only seems to be increasing. Now, designer Sun Xiaotian has come up with a novel way of protecting the peace and the "piece" - the Fingerprint Gun.

IBM's Watson Computer To Play Foil To Jeopardy's Sherlocks

In a move reminiscent of their "Deep Blue" chess match-ups with Garry Kasparov, IBM has once again created a machine meant to beat our puny human brains. This time around, it's named "Watson" and it aims to take on the most popular question and answer show on television - Jeopardy.

The Sharpie Dotifier - DIY Robots FTW

Sometimes, you've just got to build yourself a robot arm that draws pictures by dotting them on paper with a Sharpie, and that's exactly what Chris over at PyroElectro projects did. Enjoy!

Boonghand Lighter Keeps Thieves From Getting Your Precious Fire

Lighters are one of the most often-purchased plastic commodities – cheaply purchased and easily forgotten or stolen by others of the cancer-stick or fire-loving persuasion. Now, the concept Boonghand lock lighter helps keeps sticky fingers off of your fire-maker.

The 2010 Gadget Giftening Part 6 – The Joystick Gets Classy

At a certain point, other adults and significant romantic partners tend to ask gamers to throw out or sell their old gaming equipment owing to the fact that it is “ugly”. In some cases, they’re correct, but not when it comes to the Singibigi Joystick, a retro take on the gaming controller.

Giant Robotic Dust Ball Is Here To Destroy…Dirt?

We’re all for slick future technology, and designer Dave Hakkens is definitely trending that way with his Giant Robotic Dust Ball, along with a healthy dose of the “holy crap that’s weird” feeling. 

TV Advertising Still As Effective And Annoying As Ever, Study Finds

For years, there has been concern in the TV advertising industry that the use of PVRs and DVRs would ruin sales numbers and force a revolution. According to research conducted at the University of Chicago, Tilburg University and Duke University - not so much.

Magic Carp-pet Swims Into Your Living Room - Nothing Fishy Here, Folks

From ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects comes the cleverly-named Magic Carp-pet, a fuzzy little rug image of carp that appear to swim when viewed through a special glass coffee table.