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Making Friends With Your Bot: Researcher Explains Robot-Human Relations

The age of robots isn't just coming. It's already arrived - none of us really noticed. Truth is, most of us have probably interacted with a robot very recently. The interaction just didn't register, claims former Willow Garage Rsearcher Leila Takayama, because we expect too much from machines.

Blockbuster U.S. Rings Its Final Death Knell, Closing 300 Stores

Rental shops were hit pretty hard by the birth of digital distribution. With platforms like Steam and Netflix around, no one bothers to rent anymore - no one really needs to. That's bad news for Blockbuster - which today finally signed off for good; its parent company plans to leave physical retail.

The Tech Jacket and Hoodie Can Make You A Tech Ninja

Have you ever wanted to be a ninja? How about a tech ninja? Or maybe you just want to stay warm, dry, and keep your passport and credit cards secure. Whatever the case may be, Avid Union is hoping to fulfil your crazy dreams with the Tech Jacket and Tech Hoodie, outerwear that is more than meets the eye.

New Nikon Df Digital SLR Camera

Nikon Corporation recently announced the release of the Df, a Nikon FX-format digital SLR camera that will surely have retro-loving photographers drooling.

See The Innovative Insulin Delivery Tools From Winners Of The “Ignite: Diabetes Challenge!”

Way back in May 2013, the “Ignite Diabetes Challenge” prompted designers from around the world to create plans for painless and less painful ways for diabetics to take their needed insulin. Shots suck, so let’s check out the insulin delivery tools of the future:

Suit Of Armor: An Elegantly Tailored Bulletproof Business Suit

If attempts on your life are all in a day's work, but you still need to dress comfortably and stylishly on the job, you need a fashionable suit of armor.  Garrison Bespoke has just the proprietary threads to make you a custom bulletproof suit that's elegant, stylish, and lightweight too! Keep reading to see the tests of this bulletproof business suit on video!

Nintendo Takes Things Down a Notch With The $99 Wii Mini

Though the Nintendo Wii is still being sold in Canada and the United States, across the ocean in Europe it's been discontinued - replaced with the smaller, cheaper Wii Mini. Nintendo might intend on that same course, in the West. Yesterday, it announced plans to bring the Wii's little sister to the States.

360º BublCam May Turn The Camera World Upside Down

Touting  a full 360 degree viewing angle, the Bublcam allows users to not only take spherical panoramas, but gives them the ability to livestream in a full 360 degree viewing field as well. Set to release May 2014, how does the Bublcam stand up to other 360 degree cameras on the market?

Check Out NASA’s Top LEGO Creations From The “Imagine Our Future Beyond Earth Competition!”

Earlier this year, NASA and LEGO teamed up for two contests that ignited the imaginations of anyone with an idea of the sorts of new vehicles that we might see in orbit in the near future. Let’s take a peek at the winners!

HGST Ships Helium-Filled 6TB Enterprise Hard Drives

Hoping to one-up the rapidly improving solid-state drives, HGST has enlisted the help of helium to shoehorn a whopping seven platters into its new Ultrastar HE6. The result: it's the world's first 6TB hard drive.

Bizarre Chinese Ivy-Covered “Zombie Car” Needs Water, Fertilizer, Brains

Green transportation in China just got creepier thanks to an abandoned, ivy-covered van that's become a national social media sensation.

Help 3D URBEE2’s Printed Car Makers To Design Iconic Insignia!

The team behind the world’s first 3D printed automobile are getting ready to roll out their latest prototype, the URBEE 2, and they need your help to create the car’s signature insignia.

Neurocam Wearable Camera Reads Your Mind & Records What You Like

The Neurocam wearable camera remembers every nice thing you see while wearing it, even if you forget about it later. It “knows” what you like because an integral brainwave sensor monitors the wearer's emotions: if you like the look of something, your Neurocam will record & save a 5-second clip for posterity or Facebook.

New Innovation HapiTrack Measures Calories Wherever You Are

Ever had a personal trainer? Their constant nagging, their crazy routines, and more importantly, their insanely insane prices. Well, whilst HapiLabs' sole aim is not to put personal trainers out of business and force them to go home and tell their wives/husbands why this year's christmas tree won't be as big as the year before, the HapiTrack device certainly gives more power to the world's trainer-less population.

Innovative Israeli Company Seeks To Put A Freeze On Lung Cancer

One Israeli company has developed a revolutionary new way of eliminating tumors in breast cancer patients. But they didn't stop there, and have recently taken new steps towards creating an innovative new treatment that may change the world.

International Team Develops First 3-In-1 Cancer Fighting Nanostructure

It has been difficult for researchers to develop medical nanocomposites that are capable of performing more that one task at a time; thus some are used for detection, as in detecting cancer cells, and others deliver cancer-fighting drugs.  But recently, an international team of university researchers were successful in creating one nanostructure capable of performing three very important cancer-fighting tasks....

A Dog Knows: Wagging Tails Are Not All Happy Tails

You think your Fido will greet the dog coming towards you with enthusiasm. After all, Fido's tail is wagging.  Well, don't be so sure.  That other dog - she knows better than you do.

Lord Of The Spies Afoot On The Island Of Web 2.0

Lord of the Flies is a dystopian novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding about a group of British boys cast-offs on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves with disastrous results. Published in 1954 when McCarthyism and the "Red Scare" of the Soviet Union was at its height. Flash forward almost 60 years to the day, and American are anxious once again  - but this time it's not the Russians, it's our own government.

MIT's "M-Blocks" Could Be The First Step Towards A Robot Uprising

MIT is at it again. This time, researchers have developed something known as an "M-Block." Basically, they're tiny magnetic cubes that can move on their own and permanently stick together. In other words...they're the first step towards self-constructing robots.

Awesome, right? 

 

Build A Special Centerpiece For The Concrete In Design Contest!

ITALCEMENTI, ALESSI and LPWK Design Studio have partnered up to find a designer who can take their innovative mortar mixture and create a brilliant centerpiece with it to become a mass produced product!

Combine Art & Technology To Rock Moogfest 2014, Earn $1,000!

That’s right music lovers, innovators and entertainers- It’s almost time for Moogfest 2014, and the crew is looking for 5-10 awesome new multimedia experiences for the festival!

Never Again Worry About Scratches On Your Car With This Self-Healing Paint

Most of us already went through the (horrible) experience of noticing a scratch in our car's paint. Whether we hit a wall opening our door, inadvertently got a scratch by passing to close to a tree's branch, or someone bad intentioned made a scratch on purpose, it always feels bad - specially cause it looks bad. Fortunately, an innovation made by a Brazilian Institute is likely to put an end to this issue.

Could Video Games Be Used For Anger Management?

About a year ago, researchers at the Boston Children's Hospital used video games to help children deal with out-of-control emotions, teaching them to regulate and reign in their anger. Today, I'd like to ask a very simple question: could the same tactics be applied to adults? 

KIXEYE Dives Into Mobile Gaming With Backyard Monsters Unleashed

Games studio KIXEYE - best known for developing web-based strategy games like VEGA Conflict and War Commander - today expanded its horizons, taking a deep dive into the mobile realm with Backyard Monsters Unleashed. I got the chance to sit down with KIXEYE's Bryan Lam and Caryl Shaw to discuss the title.

Gaming For Knowledge: SimCityEDU Teaches Kids All About City Planning

I've long held that video games are a powerful educational tool in the right hand, and now one more organization is proving that notion correct. In a collaboration with EA and Maxis, non-profit Glasslab recently finished developing an education and formative assessment mod known as SimCityEDU.