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3D Printing Makes Track Spikes Custom Designed For Performance Possible

Athletes are always looking for an advantage--something that will make them better than their opponent or allow them to perform with greater ease. Track athletes, specifically sprinters, may find their advantage in a new 3D printed track shoe. With 3D printing, sprinters can get custom-made, lightweight track spikes.

Wave Of New Intel Tablet CPUs Coming Soon

Intel is rather serious about making a mark in the slate PC market. Serious enough, in fact, that it will soon augment its lineup of Atom processors with nine or so new ones. Even the partial specs list we've gotten a hold of is confusing, so allow me to untangle it for you.

Upsee, A Walking Device For Paralyzed Kids Invented By A Common Mom

The vast majority of the innovations covered here in InventorSpot come from the minds of brilliant engineers, creators and inventors, people who are used to create new, amazing and useful things. But, today, I am bringing an innovation that has been created by a regular mother, with a son having cerebral palsy: she spent years building a device that allows him to stand and walk. Finally, the device is ready and is an astounding success.

Switzerland Will Host Cybathlon, The World's First Bionic Olympics, In 2016

A few years from now, traditional athletes won't be the only ones competing for gold and glory. The Cybathlon - an Olympic competition designed for bionic athletes - is planned for 2016, and will include exoskeletons, prothestic limbs, and even a virtual-reality competition.

Sony "Excited To Give Morpheus Units To Indie PlayStation 4 Devs"

Project Morpheus - Sony's upcoming virtual reality headset - won't just change AAA gaming on the PlayStation 4. Sony today revealed that it intends to provide Morpheus headsets to pretty much any independent developer who's the desire to work with the platform. There's a very good reason for that.

Technically It's A 'Cold War' For Google & Facebook In Era Of Disruption

It's hard to say, looking twenty to thirty years into the future, just how different the digital landscape will look. Semantic Technology, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Web 3.0 are presently only toddling along in their infant stage. What they will look like in the next few decades is only guesswork on our part.

Creepy Robot Can Wear Your Friends' Faces And Predict Your Emotions

Hey there, ladies and gents! Today, I'm going to present you with one of the creepiest inventions I've seen in a while. It's called Socibot Mini. This little robot - which wears the face of one of your friends - is capable of reading your mood through a camera. Lovely, right?

In Your Face! Huiiz Offers An Innovative Facial Recognition Search Engine

Imagine having a search engine at your disposal that allows you to enter your own picture as its query.  WIth Huiiz -- an upcoming, innovative facial recognition search engine -- you can do just that.  Simply drag and drop an image yourself, and you'll be presented with all the places you face has been plastered on the web -- places you may not even be aware of.  

Win $20,000 From Copenhagan’s Land Art Generator Initiative!

The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), Refshaleøen Holding, and the IT University of Copenhagen have teamed up for a grandiose competition to discover a fantastic idea for a beautiful public art instillation that will double as a source of renewable and green energy. The best design gets built, and the inventor behind it earns $20,000!

Runtastic Fitness App Update: Coaches You To Stay Hydrated

Runtastic released a new version of their flagship app today, to track and manage health and fitness data to motivate individuals to get in shape. By crunching the numbers on your activity, personal stats, and local weather conditions, Runtastic will provide a post-hydration recommendation to ensure you are staying hydrated.

Make Room For K-Glass - Amazing Wearable Technology Simulates Human Vision

Wearable technology is a burgeoning fiscal force in South Korea and the Korean government is pushing for  K-Glass innovations. What is K-Glass? What advantages to Google Glass does it offer to lovers of wearable technology in general and head mounted displays specifically? Read on for some interesting answers.

Coming Soon: Cure Your Hayfever With Photo Therapy

Suffering from hayfever? A new treatment that doesn't involve taking antihistamines every day for the rest of your life is in the works. It's called Allergia, and it's a phototherapeutic medical device that suppresses the sneezing, runny nose and nasal congestion of seasonal allergenic rhinitis (SAR).

Is Facebook's Purchase Of Oculus VR Really A Bad Thing For Gaming?

I've got some bad news for those of you who've been waiting for Oculus VR to revolutionize the world of video games - it might not be happening. Earlier today, Facebook acquired the company for $2 billion. Not surprisingly, industry figures and financial analysts alike weren't exactly pleased.

The Search For Malaysia Airlines MH370 Is Now Being Aided By Robots

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continues - fruitlessly. That might change in the near future. Crews searching for debris from the flight can now count on help from a fleet of 3600 floating robots released into the world's oceans.

Taking Stock In Facebook May Virtually Have Nothing To Do With Facebook

Facebook's unprecedented recent $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp helped bolster the social networks' stock price 158% over the past year. In my recent blog post, "WhatsApp With Facebook's Stock?…" FB moved from $25 in February, 2013 to $70 one year later on February 26, 2014. However in acquiring the virtual reality software startup Oculus Rift this week for $2 billion, not all analysts agree that the stock market is pleased with. . .

Helicopter Turbine Engine Helps Innovative Motorcycle Beat The Competition

Yo dawg, I heard you wanted some chopper in your chopper so we installed a Rolls-Royce/Allison C20B type helicopter turbine engine in this one-off, modified Triumph Rocket 3 motorcycle!

Here's An Animatronic Dancer Guaranteed To Make Your Spine Tingle

Quick question - did any of you want to get any sleep tonight? Yes? Then it might be a good idea for you to skip this article. What I'm about to show you may well be one of the most nightmarish dance robots ever invented. You have been warned.

Innovate Radio Controlled Toys & Work With Kidztech!

The radio controlled innovators at Kidztech Toys have created awesome mobile vehicles under their Gearmaxx brand, as well as the world-renowned Bugatti, Lambourghini and Porsche licenses, but the Chinese manufacturer is turning to you to deliver the next big thing in radio controlled toys!

Want To Fly Over Water? Flyboarding Is New Sports Innovation Worth Trying

"Swing like a dolphin and challenge gravity like Iron Man." That's what Flyboard Magazine promises for new flyboarders. Invented in 2011, by Franky Zapata, Flyboarding is a sport that allows you to fly above the water, doing flips and turns (once you've mastered the throttle and gathered your balance), and dive down into it only to thrust yourself out again back into the air. Sounds awesome, huh? Here are the details...

Five Of The Best News Stories From The 2014 Game Developers Conference

It's been a few days since the 2014 Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco drew to a close. It was a big year this time around, with a whole host of awesome announcements, keynotes, and revelations. Now that we've all had a few days to process the conference, why not take a look back?

Xprize Wants To Fund A TED Talk Given By An Artificial Intelligence-

Xprize - known for awesome projects like a working Star Trek Tricorder - has set its sights on an entirely new frontier: artificial intelligence. The outfit is teaming up with TED in order to produce a TED talk presented entirely by an artificial intelligence. That's not all - they want your help.

Making Sense Of The New Statin Recommendations

Perhaps you've read that the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) issued new guidelines on which persons should take statin drugs for the prevention of heart disease and stroke. On March 19, 2014, in the New England Journal of Medicine, the AHA presented these guidelines, including age, gender, and race, as well as various pre-existing health conditions that might call for statin intervention. But what do the new guidelines mean for you?

IriverOn Creates Wireless Headphones With A Heart Rate Monitor

If you're looking for a heart rate monitor, stop going through chest straps and watches. Instead grab a headset. Grab an iriverOn. This wireless headset has a built in biometric sensor that gives real time heart rate measurements. Just connect to your smartphone and get exercise data while you listen to music.

Go Faster With Glowfaster: A New “Smart Jacket” That Makes You Run Faster

The Glowfaster smart jacket is the latest contender in ‘health conscious’ wearable technologies.  This innovative idea utilizes health-tech features (heart rate sensor, GPS tracking) and presents them in a new, motivational, way.  With other wearable technologies on the horizon, how will the Glowfaster stack up?

See In The Dark With Night Vision Contact Lenses

Who wouldn't love to see in the dark? An idea best remembered from the rainy Tyrannosaurus Rex scene in the original Jurassic Park movie in 1987, night vision, without clunky technology, is finally getting closer to reality. Researchers at University of Michigan have developed a prototype using graphene to embed into a contact lens or smart phone camera lens.