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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?

Here's A Pair Of PlayStation 4 Shoes For $950 - Complete With An HDMI Port

Have you ever wanted to show everyone how awesome you think the PlayStation 4 is? If so, the JRDN 4 X PS4 sneakers are for you. They're branded after the console, and even come with an HDMI port (that doesn't do anything). There's just one small problem...they cost $950.

Next In 3D Printing - Fast, Cheap Orthotics For Disabled Kids

Naveed and Samiya Parvez started Andiamo to develop 3D printed orthotics for disabled kids, based on personal experience with their son, Diamo, who suffered from cerebral palsy. Every 6-9 months, he needed a new back brace, and each time he would have to wait 3-4 months for it to be ready. With 3D scanning and printing, the wait time could be reduced to a few days.

Innovative Skirts Made of Mobile Phones–Who's Calling, Please?

Have you ever heard of a skirt made from 35 smart phones? Talk about always being prepared to take or make a call! The Finnish firm, fashion designer, Fyodor Golan, and creative Design House Kin spent three months on this unusual project. Learn more about this fascinating fusion of geek chic, wearable tech and every day fashion.

Texting Detector Could Help Police Catch Illegally Texting Drivers

Texting while driving may be illegal in 32 states but catching mobile texters in the act isn't easy. That may be about to change, however, thanks to an innovative hand-held text message detector being developed by a Virginia technology company.

Are You Getting Enough Sunlight? Find Out With SunSprite

Do you spend a lot of time outside? Or very little? How do you know if you are getting all the sunlight you need? SunSprite is a super cool wearable device that measures the amount of sunlight you are being exposed to, letting you know when enough is enough. It's the first solar powered, wearable, light tracker invented by Harvard trained doctors and engineers that can help you to improve your energy, your sleep, your mood, your focus, your eyesight and reduce stress.

Gun Slingers Need Not Apply: Meet the New LD West Cellphone and Wallet Holster

A group of Canadian entrepreneurs have taken fashion and convenience to a whole new level.

The new LD West cellphone and wallet holster, which just hit the market, is now the big rave among men and women of all ages.


3D Printed Syringe Pump Cuts Cost Of Science

Syringe pumps are used to administer small amounts of fluid (with or without medication) to a patient, or they are used for chemical and biomedical research in laboratories. They normally cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, but now, scientists at MTU have made the design for a syringe pump open source, so it can be printed out on a 3D printer for just $50. Lower cost means that labs can run more experiments in parallel without worrying about the cost of equipment. 

Mango Health App Makes Taking Your Medication More Fun

Mango Health just updated their app for medication adherence for iOS8, and it's worth taking a look. Set reminders to ensure you take your medication, see the side effects of your medication, and potentially dangerous interactions between the medications you are taking, including your supplements. Win points for rewards and get notifications when you are running low.

Robotic Room Service: Coming Very Soon To A Hotel Near You

It might not be long before you can get room service without having to interact with a single human being. California startup Savioke has designed a robot they've coined Botlr. It's pretty much exactly what it sounds like - an autonomous, robotic butler perfect for the hospitality business.

With AirVR, You'll Finally Be Able To Strap An iPad To Your Face. That's...Cool, I Guess?

So, uh. There's a project making the rounds on Kickstarter right now that lets you strap an iPad or iPhone to your face in the name of virtual reality. Yeah, I know - I'm not so keen on the idea, either.

Is There A Place For #Hashtag Meditation In The Twittersphere?

#Hashtag Meditation! Even those two juxtaposed words sound like an oxymoron. How does one hashtag a meditative state, when one activity underscores action and the latter centers on reflection. Well, for one, if Twitter has taught us anything, it’s made us rethink how we express ourselves. It’s caused us to distill big ideas down to 140 characters. That action in and of itself puts us in a contemplative mode of thinking.

Chewing Is Good For The Environment - Power Your Wearable Devices With This Chin Strap

Do you find yourself suffering from jaw pain, or headaches from grinding or clenching your teeth while you're asleep? Now there could be an upside to your stress induced dental strain - scientists have created a chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements.

Crime-Fighting Accessories: Attractive Wearable Tech Weapons

Security  devices are the latest passengers on the wearable tech bandwagon. Innovation abounds with bracelets and hair clips that double as emergency alarms. Read on to learn more about these new attractive weapons against crime.

ISIS’ Social Media Appeal To Americans To Make Love, Not War?

ISIS might be way more dangerous than anyone any thinks. In an unprecedented military tactic, the self-declared “caliphate” of Syria and Iraq is using social media for the purpose of enticing American women to help procreate the next generation of jihadists. And in the process, the terrorist organization that's now the over-lord of large swathes of Syria and Iraq is showing, once again, that it’s almost as shrewd with social media as. . .

Curing Blindness Goes Mobile With PEEK Vision App

Did you know that it's possible to test your eyesight using your smartphone? Andrew Bastawrous, a 34 year old ophthalmologist from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, invented the Portable Eye Examination Kit, or PEEK, a mobile app and clip-on hardware that transforms a smartphone into a pocket-size optical clinic. 

This Guy Programmed A Video Game Entirely With His Feet - And Now Its On Kickstarter

Although 21-year-old Max Strzelecki was born without arms, he hasn't let that stop him - or even slow him down. Not only is he a capable gamer in his own right; he's also been programming since age 14. Now, along with his friend and business partner, he's launching his first commercial game.

Here's A Robot That's Capable of Autonomous 3D Printing...In Space!

One of the most significant limitations of 3D printing technology involves size. In order to create a particular item, a printer generally must be larger than that object. One firm thinks they've designed a solution in the form of a robot...and now they plan to send it into space.