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This Robot's Pretty Terrible At Ping Pong, So It's Going To Work In A Factory, Instead

Omron's robotic prototype - showcased this week at CEATEC - probably isn't going to win any Ping Pong tournaments. As a matter of fact, it's pretty awful on the table. Fortunately for Omron, Ping Pong is just a means to an end - and that end is to create smarter, more flexible robots for factory work.

WD's New External Drives Have WiFi Access, SD Card Slot

The usual high capacities and USB interface of portable hard drives are paired with wireless streaming and an SD card vacuum, among other things, in Western Digital's My Passport Wireless. Pro photographers ought to take a long, hard look at this one.

Canadian Lab Creates Ebola Drug ZMapp: Solution In Sight?

Ever since the Ebola outbreak became a reality this past summer, scientists have ramped up their efforts to find solutions in treating this deadly disease.

But good news is surfacing on the medical front in combating the potential threat of a full blown Ebola outbreak.


The BB.Suit: High-Tech Garment Purifies Surrounding Air

An innovative collaboration of Dutch designers and researchers has presented an incredible garment at Beijiing Designer Week  that purifies the air surrounding the wearer. Read on to learn more about some amazing advances in cold plasma technology.

When Social Media Flies The Not-So-Friendly Skies

There’s no question when airlines relaxed their cellphone usage policies inflight, air travel for passengers and flight attendants changed overnight - and we’re not talking red-eyes here. That’s right, when the FAA reversed its position on making  it mandatory to switch to the ‘Airplane Mode,’ we are now all able (after take-off) to fire up any and all of our devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops and eReaders . . .

Invasive Jewelry Controls Body Energy: Innovative Fashion Accessories

An industrial designer by the name of Naomi Kizhner  has created a most unusual concept for innovative jewelry known as Energy Addicts. The jewelry taps into body movements which are then converted into an energy source. Read on to learn more about this fascinating line of unique accessories.

Invisible Wearable Skin Sensor: Saves You From Dry Skin And Heart Attacks

An almost invisible, wearable medical device that monitors your cardiovascular health, and lets you know when you need to moisturize your skin, has been invented. This ‘epidermal’ photonic sensor is also a potentially cheap alternative to the expensive infrared technology currently used in hospitals.

Social Media Cups Of Joe On International Coffee Day

Finally, coffee-lovers get their very own holiday, and vendors the world-over are using social media to capitalize on this special event with free 'Cups of Joe.' September 29th marks the day when caffeine-aholics get to celebrate their popular “social” beverage with complimentary deals being offered by some of their favorite baristas.

Coming Soon: Bionic Hands, Knees And Ankles

When The Bionic Woman and The Six Million Dollar Man series were aired on television, the bionics parts were still in the imagination of writers and producers and viewers. Now a bionic arm is close to becoming a reality (except for the fact that it's not really bionic, because it doesn't have any sensory, motor or electronic capabilities). The technology is in fact a basic pulley system, implanted in a human hand, to allow for a more natural grasping function while using less muscle energy.

Build New Habits And Change Your Mind With Digital Pills: Digipill

A recent study published in the September issue of the Journal Sleep, suggests that skipping a few hours sleep can affect the number of sick days you take. And sleeping too many hours can also affect your work attendance. So what to do about it if you are one of those people who isn't getting enough sleep? Or sleeping too much? Aha, now there's an app for that: Digipill. 


A Baker's Delight: The Infinity Oven is Smoke Free and Fuel Free

A team of engineering students from the University of Cambridge just unveiled a new “freshly baked” invention.Daniel Cox, Keno Marie-Ghae, Leyla Sudbury, and William Hatcher (from left to right in photo) are the inventors of the Infinity Oven, which is a cost-effective solution that allows bakery owners in developing countries to utilize the powers of the sun to bake and even cook in a more sustainable manner – fuel free and smoke free.

Siri v. Cortana - Who Gets The Last Laugh? (Videos)

For those who’ve been following the Siri versus Cortana ‘war of words’ on TV, you're most likely of the inclination that Apple dropped the ball with its iPhone 6 iteration -- because, Microsoft has been laughing all the way to the bank with its latest Windows smartphone commercials for the new HTC One®.

The iBag Innovation: Locks After Credit Limit is Hit

Do you find yourself compelled to spend more money than you have? Are you in need of a not-so-gentle reminder that you have exceeded your credit limit? Met the iBag, Australia's answer to tracking credit card spending.

Affordable, Colorful, Functional - The New Misfit Flash Fitness And Sleep Monitor

The Misfit Flash is set to be one of my favorite sports trackers out there. Like the Shine that came before it, the Flash makes a nice change from the dull, functional sports trackers already on the market, and it's cheap! It tracks your steps taken, and your sleep, beautifully.

Watch These Adorable Little Cheerleader Robots Dance With Perfect Coordination

Two words, folks: robot cheerleaders. The Murata Cheerleader is the latest all-too-adorable mascot bot designed by sensor and component manufacturer Murata.It's also a pretty good dancer, too.

Having A Bad Day? Find A Stranger To Cuddle With Cuddlr App

Cuddling is good for your health, and now you can do it with strangers with new app for iPhone, Cuddlr. It's intended to connect you with consenting adults for safe, fun, non sexual snuggling. There is some logic behind it: cuddling has been said to release Oxytocin, the hormone that helps people with autism and schizophrenia overcome social deficits.

Increase Your Odds Of Conception By 20% At Home With Stork

The Stork is a drug-free device that helps you to conceive from the comfort of your own home. Today it's available to buy over-the-counter in US pharmacies. It consists ofa  "conceptacle", worn by the male during sexual intercourse to collect semen, and an applicator that delivers this semen to the cervix after intercourse.


Float On: This Tiny Robot Octopus Has Finally Taken To The Sea

A team of Greek researchers has been hard at work for the past year or so on a robotic octopus. Just this past week, they went public to show their progress. Where once the little guy puttered along through the ocean, now it's almost indistinguishable from the real creature.

Pregnant? Download Your Own Personal Baby Expert - BabyBuddy

About to be a mum? Well you should download Baby Buddy, a newly released smartphone app for mums to guide you through your pregnancy and the first six months of your baby's life, supporting the health and wellbeing of you and your baby.

South Korean Researchers Have Invented A Robot That'll Probably Be An Awesome Pilot

South Korean researchers have invented what might well be the world's first robotic pilot. Although PIBOT might not look like much, the team says it's fully equipped to operate a commercial airliner. Who says robots need wings to fly?