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Monthly Archives: May 2011

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$500 To Turn Your iPhone Into an ECG Heart Monitor (video)

Every 34 seconds someone suffers from a heart attack in the US. In the fight against this insane plague, startups are scrambling to find ways to leverage popular technology. The latest attempt is...
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Miracle Blue Goo Used To Decontaminate Japan’s Nuclear Disaster (video)

It looks like Smurf blood and it may keep Japan safe from nuclear waste. DeconGel is a liquid polymer that can spread easily on almost any surface. As it hardens it traps hazardous materials,...
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New Google Wallet Will Face Stiff Competition

Will Google be the company that transforms your smart phone into the only form of payment you need to carry with you? It really doesn't matter, one way or another, we're going to get...

Vivid Ads Give You False Memories That You Swear Are Real

Remember that time you were drinking Coke with Ronald McDonald and Tony the Tiger while the Energizer Bunny danced in your living room? Yeah, that never happened....but that doesn't mean you can't remember it...
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Xsens Full Body Suit – Motion Capture for the Mad Genius (video)

The real world just sucker punched virtual reality. Motion capture has long been used to make digital characters more believable, even when they were completely insane – I still have fond memories of the...
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Unlock Your Door With Your Phone, Text a Key to a Friend – Lockitron is Awesome (video)

It's time for your front door to go high tech. The aptly named Lockitron is an electronic door lock you can control via your phone. You may never need keys again, but the Lockitron...

No More Medical Record Hell – Startup Looks to Bring Doctors And Patients Into The Digital Age

If Practice Fusion has their way, your doctor's office is about to get an upgrade - big time. Like other electronic health records (EHR) systems, Practice Fusion empowers doctors with brand spanking new superpowers...
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Google Invades Your Home…Android Phones Control Your Appliances and Accessories (video)

Soon your smart phone may be the only light switch you'll ever need. At this year's Google I/O conference, enterprising executives from the Silicon Valley search giant announced that their Android OS for mobile...
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Storybook Time With the PR2 – This Robot Can Read Anything It Sees

The University of Pennsylvania has been elevating students' understanding of literature since 1740...and robots' since 2011. UPenn's GRASP Lab has taught one of Willow Garage's PR2 robots how to read out loud - the...
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The Government is Spying On You Through Facebook Right…Now

In our ongoing effort to keep you safe we've decided to read your email without your consent. Love, Your Democratically Elected Government. Controlling information and spying on citizens were hallmarks of totalitarian regimes in the 20th century....
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Robots Take Over Recycling (video)

Robots are coming to take over the world...of recycling. Finland based ZenRobotics is a company on a mission: use artificial intelligence and the latest sensor technology to transform industrial robots into lean mean...

Why Don’t We Video Chat More Often?

One of the most common staples of any futuristic movie or book has always been the video (or even holographic) phone call.  From Back to the Future to Star Trek, it seems as though...

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