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Keep Your Epilepsy Secret with This Sticky Medical Device

Epilepsy affects over 3 million people in the US alone. Not as many as Asthma (25 million people), or Diabetes (26 million people), but more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and Parkinson's combined with 50,000 people dying from epilepsy causes each year. Dialog is "a concept to help people with epilepsy gain a deeper understanding of their condition and make better decisions about their care".

Victor Is A Robot That's Better At Trash Talking Than Scrabble

Students at Carnegie Mellon University have put together a robot that's capable of playing scrabble - and trash talking its opponents as it does so. Victor, as its known, has been installed in the computer science lounge for the last 18 months, where it's battled - and berated - countless foes.

Plaid Looking To Collab With Inventors For New Craft Products!

Plaid Enterprises, Inc., the company behind classic crafting goodies like Mod Podge, FolkArt paint, and Gallery Glass, are searching for the next big thing in do-it-yourself consumer products. If you’ve got an invention that will make crafting easier and more fun, they might pick up your product!

Samsung Smartphone Case Gives Blind People Bat Powers

Samsung have just released an Ultrasonic Cover that works as a virtual white cane for smartphone users who happen to be blind or visually impaired, so users can detect obstacles and navigate unfamiliar places. With 90% of the world's 285 million blind people living in developing countries, it's no surprise Samsung have built this Ultrasonic Cover for their low-end Galaxy Core Advance.

A Lego Robot Just Solved A Rubik's Cube In Less Than Four Seconds

You can add puzzles to the long list of things robots are already better than us at doing. A Lego robot called Cubestormer 3 just solved a Ruik's Cube puzzle in 3.253 seconds, shattering the existing world speed record. Yes, a robot constructed out of a children's toy is a world-class puzzle champ.

The Immersive Technology Alliance Will Push Gaming Into A New Frontier

A group of video game and technology companies have banded together to found the Immersive Technology Alliance. This nonprofit group is dedicated to developing games for augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D, and gesture controls. Curiously, Oculus VR is not part of this coalition; no one seems certain why.

Lost A Body Part In An Accident? You Can Just 3-D Print A New One!

Doctors in the United Kingdom are advancing medical 3-D printing at a rapid pace, and have just announced the first facial reconstruction using all 3-D printed parts.

How To Train Your Robot: Bionic Elephant Trunk Learns Like A Baby

The way human infants learn motor skills - by grasping continually at whatever object they can get their hands on - is being used as a design inspiration for a new generation of robots. A German engineering firm has created a bionic elephant trunk that can learn - and be taught - like a baby.

This War Of Mine Is One Of The Most Realistic War Games Ever Made

Video games about war always seem to have players step into the shoes of an iron-willed, strong-jawed soldier. They don't usually address the impact war has on its victims - ordinary men and women. That's what 11 Bit Studios hopes to do with This War of Mine, a game more about survival than gunplay.

Roboy Is A Robot That Moves Like A Real Human Being

Roboy is a robot created with a very specific purpose: to move like a human. It's hoped that Roboy's design -3D-printed bones, joints, tends, and coiled-spring muscles - will allow robots and humans to work in closer proximity to one another, with the former posing less of a threat to the latter.

Design A Stand Up Paddle Board, Win Cash & A SUP!

What’s SUP everyone? Just in case you didn’t know, “SUP” stands for stand up paddle board, and as cool as they are to ride, they have a few features that could be improved upon. If you help GrabCAD and 3D Creation Systems to design the ultimate SUP, you could win some great prizes!

TrackR Is The Little Dongle To Locate Lost Items

One of the worst feelings in the world is losing your wallet or keys. You immediately begin to retrace your steps desperately trying to find your lost item. Trackr hopes to alleviate some of this stress by giving users a simple GPS tracking device that will help you recover your lost or stolen items.

Get A Basketball, Coach And Data Analyst With Smart Sensor Basketball

Smart technology isn't just for the computer geeks anymore. The 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball brings smart technology to the court. This Smart Basketball makes it easier for players to practice with purpose, instantly measuring different aspects of the players' offensive games. It also doubles as a coach, giving drills and feedback.

Razer Unveils Two New Ultra-Thin Laptops In The "Blade" Line

Razer - known for its gaming hardware and peripherals - today announced two new versions of their ultra-thin Razer Blade Laptops, bringing to the table better displays, enhanced apps, and overall better computing performance. They're pricy, but if you're into portability, it just might be a worthwhile purchase.

In A Ping Pong Match Between Robot And Man, The Marketing Team Wins

Looks like the robot uprising's going to be on hold for at least a few more years. To celebrate the opening of its first plant in Shanghai, China, Kuka Robotics decided to host a match between table tennis champion Timo Boll and one of its industrial robots. Boll won...but was it even a fair fight?

Drizly: Liquor Delivery Business Hopes To Go Mainstream

How many times have you found yourself sitting by the fire on a cold winter's night, wishing you had Bailey's to put in your hot chocolate, but dismiss the idea since you have already changed into your favorite cow pajamas? Liquor, like coffee, is one of those things that we all proclaim we wish would appear through a delivery service, and a new concept has been introduced to Boston and New York residents.

Happy Birthday World Wide Web: The Gift That Keeps On Giving, Until It Doesn't?

We have Tim Berners-Lee to thank for the World Wide Web - an accessible bank of knowledge that's hyperlinked content across the globe bestowing upon "us mere mortals a real chance to learn as much as our brains can store." And guess what? He did it all before digital monetization. . .

Carbon Gives You Charging Power On Your Wrist

We rely on phones now more than ever. Not just for conversing, but for emails, GPS, and beating your high score on the late Flappy Bird. How many times have you found yourself at 5% battery on your phone, and no where close to a charger? Carbon introduces a wrist unit that can charge your phone and other mobile accessories.

Glass Brain Device Lets You Literally See What You're Thinking

Developed by a team of neuroscience Ph.Ds., artists, and computer programmers, Glass Brain is a revolutionary way to take a peek inside your own head, and look directly at your thoughts.

Inside The Samsung Gear 2, Gear Fit, And S5

Samsung recently revealed two new, "hands on", videos for their upcoming products to give users an in-depth look at their newest technology.  The Gear 2 and Gear Fit are the latest in wearable technology, and are crammed with so many features that it seems almost unbelievable -- while the Galaxy S5 is bringing up the rear with latest innovations in smart phone technology. 

Design StaX Accessories, Win $100 & Free StaX!

StaX is a fresh idea that should get a lot of our 3D printer jockeys excited, and the duo behind the creative aluminum modular containers is looking to the inventor community for bold new directions to accessorize the Stax system. Oh, and they’re giving cash to their top three ideas too!

Scientists Identify Protein Common To Metastasis Of Several Cancers

In a major research project to determine what causes a tumor to spread to other cells and organs of the body, a team of researchers from the Wistar Institute and several renowned international research institutes have discovered a protein that is common in certain metastacized cancers, but not found in the original site of the cancer. They have identified the protein LIMD2 in metastatic breast, thyroid, bladder, and melanoma cells, but not in the original tumors.

Can You Survive The Darkest Dungeon?

One thing that's always troubled me about many RPGs is that they fail to address the psychological, human side of things. It's just sort of assumed that the characters heroically fight their way through, standing against the stuff of nightmares. Darkest Dungeons isn't like that - and I'm intrigued.

Immersive Virtual Robotics Will Soon Allow Us To Directly Control Robotic Behemoths

Turns out, the answer to the myriad safety concerns surrounding massive industrial robots is virtual reality. Johns Hopkins Computational and Interactove Robotics Lab has developed an Immersive Virtual Robotics Environment that allows workers to directly interact with and control robots.

China's Anti-Pollution Drone Freezes Smog To Clean The Air

China is taking the fight against smog to the next level with the SYW-1, an innovative unmanned aerial vehicle (aka drone) equipped to freeze particulate pollutants right out of the sky.