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AU My! 50 Gold Taxicabs Take To The Streets Of Shanghai

Welcome to China, where the streets may not be paved in gold but the taxicabs that ply them sure do look golden! The first 50 cabs from Shanghai's new fleet of Chinese-made, gold painted TX4 “London Taxis” just hit the roads with another 150 on order.

Doggypack Dog Jacket To Arrive Just In Time For Cold Winter

Everyone else gets to nuzzle with a heating pad; why not our pups? Whether your dog is extra-sensitive to cold or has arthritis, bone spurs, or other conditions that may require a special heat pack, you'll want to consider this thoughtfully made dog jacket.

Three Monkeys Is A Game Made Entirely For The Blind - And It's Part Of A Burgeoning Genre

Video games are, above all, a visual experience. You wouldn't be wrong in thinking that fact precludes certain people from experiencing them - anyone with severely impaired vision, for instance. Now, however, there's a new camp of developers creating games designed entirely for the blind.

Care For A Drink? Monsieur, The Robot Bartender Is Happy To Oblige

 Bartenders beware - robots are going to be coming for your jobs. An artificial bartender by the name of Monsieur has managed to secure funding from a group of interested Angel Investors. On top of the successful Kickstarter campaign, that means Monsieur's coming soon to a bar near you.

Here’s A Bright Idea: GravityLight Generates Light Without Electricity

Most of us don’t even think about turning on the lights with the flick of a switch, or with the click of a button on their smartphones via home automation systems of sorts.

But for millions of people in developing countries who rely on central electrical grids turning on the lights is costly venture and for many it just isn’t doable.


Frito-Lay Japan's Latest Limited Edition Luxury Snack: Mike Rich Cheese Popcorn

Who needs Grey Poupon when Mike Rich Cheese Popcorn tantalizes the senses with the luxurious taste of aged Camembert cheese and the sublime fragrance of fine French truffles? Our next question is... what wine goes with bagged popcorn?

A Former Trapeze Artist Has Turned An Industrial Robot Into An Illuminated Disco Dancer

There's something very, very cool atop the NCP Car Park in Soho, London. It's a robot - and a massive one, at that. Bearing the name of Ada, it's the creation of trapeze artist and inventor Conrad Shawcross. Ada is a dancer - and a mighty fine one at that.

HGST Announces World's First 10TB Hard Disk Drive

HGST (formerly Hitachi) has combined two new drive technologies for a whopping 10,000GB of storage capacity within a single 3.5” frame. Slightly less cutting-edge 8 and 6TB models follow for the more conservative.

Electronic Textile Innovation: Smart Fabrics Are Also Bullet-Proof

Electronic textiles are the natural outgrowth of the wearable technology explosion, but problems with their creation concern durability and washable capacities. Read on to learn more about one innovative solution devised by researchers at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Slithering Snake-Bots Could Be The Next Step In Space Travel

Sand has always been one of the biggest challenges to robotic locomotion - particularly where space exploration's concerned. Now, a team has developed a robot capable of moving through that terrain, based on a decidedly Earth-bound creature: the deadly Sidewinder Rattlesnake.

Want To Play PS4 Games On Your Smartphone? Sony's New Xperia Phone Can Do That

One much-touted feature of the PS4 was Remote Play - the ability to stream games to a secondary device. Unfortunately, it didn't see much use - it was exclusive to the Vita. That's changed - Sony's unveiled a new Xperia phone with full support for streaming. Spoiler alert; it looks awesome.

Got Some Chores You Don't Really Want To Do? This Robot Will Do Them For You

Let's be honest - nobody really enjoys doing chores. Most of us will do anything we can to get out of cleaning the bathroom or preparing a salad. In the case of Cornell University's Personal Robotics Lab, "anything" apparently involves designing a housekeeping bot.

Twin Peaks’ Appointment TV Enters The Twittersphere

It’s hard to think of our world prior to the Internet, PCs and on-demand entertainment - even though most of us have been around for the last few decades to have experienced this technological transition. In retrospect, we also wonder how TV dramas raised enough awareness without the communication push and virality tools of social media.

Innovative Digitally Knitted Football Boots Fit Like A Glove: Wow!

New materials and techniques made possible through advances in technology are leading to highly specialized sportswear designs, particularly in shoe-wear for the football industry. Consider the world's first pair of digitally knitted football boots that are pushing both technoogy and creativity to unimagined levels.

Codemancer's A Game That'll Teach Kids About Programming And Inclusiveness

Codemancer might well be Rob Lockhart's magnum opus. A long-time educational game dev; the project was something he wanted to do for years - but never had the time or resources. It's a story about a little girl and her fox; it'll teach kids not only how to code, but how to be better people, as well.

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.