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Monthly Archives: October 2011

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The Most Incredible Video Game Simulator Ever Built Brings Battlefield 3 To Life…With Pain

Any video game enthusiast can buy a home theater system and improve their playing experience, but it takes a real group of obsessive lunatics fans to build a simulator that hurts you just to...
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The Latest Updates to Augmented Reality: 3D and Gravity

Augmented reality allows you to look through the camera on your mobile phone and see a digital world superimposed on the real one. Metaio allows augmented reality to actually understand the physical world. The...
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From the Amazon to the Alps, Google Street View Takes You Beyond The Streets

The journey towards a completely digitized life takes some very subtle steps, and Google is one of the companies doing most of the walking. Open up any web browser, fire up Google Maps, and...
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TRON Light Cycle Is Real and Ready for the Streets – And You Can Win One!

Behold! The most badass motorcycle your geek eyes will ever see is here. The TRON Light Cycle isn't just in movies anymore - a full scale and working model of the motorcycle is riding...
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Google’s AI Challenge: Who Can Build The Smartest Ant Colony

Want to prove to Google that you've got some serious programming chops? Then you better prepare yourself for war. Ant war. The Fall 2011 AI Challenge, sponsored by the giant of search engines, is...

Singularity Summit 2011 Part II – Artificial Intelligence and the Brain

This is part II of our coverage of Singularity Summit 2011, focusing on the topics of artificial intelligence and the brain. After reading this article, don't forget to read Part I Longevity And Health, and...

Singularity Summit 2011 Part I – Longevity and Health

In this first part of three covering last weekend's Singularity Summit 2011, we'll highlight the speakers who discussed the various aspects of health related to the singularity. This includes life extension and regenerative medicine...

Singularity Summit 2011 Part III – Singularity And The Future

In this Part III of our Singularity Summit 2011 coverage, we'll highlight the speakers who talked about such topics as robotics, economics, and engaging the general public about the singularity. After reading this article, don’t...
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Lego Robot Beats Human World Record For Solving the Rubik’s Cube!

“Dr. Jones. Again we see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away.” ---Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981 Solving the Rubik's Cube puzzle popularized in the 1980s is an exercise in...
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Endless Windmills In the Ocean Powering Our Cities? It’s Not SciFi, It’s Here…At Least in the EU

From a distance they look like white toothpicks standing up out of the ocean. Up close they are towering engines of motion, whirring in the face of unforgiving gusts of wind. Offshore wind farms...
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Are You BioCurious? Now You Can Join the Club, Use the Lab, Hack Your Biology.

The Do It Yourself community is breaking new ground. Forget learning how to knit, building your own computer, or fixing the molding in your house. DIY is hacking biology. That's right, genetic engineering, ecology,...
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Immersive Labs Creating the Future of Intelligent, Scanning Ads – But Don’t Call Them Minority Report

Talk to any human face to face and right away they'll be able to guess your age, gender, and interest in the conversation. Now digital ads can do the same. Immersive Labs is creating...
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Origo’s 3D Printer Could Be The Last Toy Your Ten Year Old Will Ever Need

Origo may be the last toy you ever have to buy for your child. The prototype 3D printer under development by Artur Tchoukanov and Joris Peels allows children aged ten and up to design...
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The Battle Over Genetically Modified Food Continues – FDA Petitioned To Require GM Labels

Okay, think fast: how often do you eat genetically modified foods? *buzzer* I'm sorry, but the answer we were looking for is: “no one knows!”. Current FDA regulations don't require food companies in the...
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Another Step Towards Dr. iPhone – High Quality Blood Pressure Monitoring On the Go

You know the drill – the doctor slides the cuff onto your arm, pumps it up, and then tells you your blood pressure is way too high. Well now you can get that entire...

Singularity Summit 2011 – A State of the Future

New York City was host to geeks from all walks of life this past weekend, as scientists, engineers, futurists, and other forward-thinkers converged for Singularity Summit 2011. It was 2 days of talks that...
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India Produces World’s Cheapest Tablet for less than $50. 10k Made, Millions More To Come

What's the cost of a world class education? Less than $50. Thanks to the vision of Kapil Sibal, India's telecommunications minister, there is now an Android enabled tablet computer that costs as little...
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The Alpha Dog Is Out of Its Cage – New Walking Robot From Boston Dynamics Destined For Battle?

The Alpha Dog is like any large puppy - it doesn't mind you shoving it around, but when this thing grows up it's going to be an absolute monster. Better treat it nice. The...
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From Pap Smears To Mammograms, More Robots Are Stepping Up to Play Doctor

If you want to find a utopia of humans and machines worker together in harmony, look no further than your nearest medical laboratory. A growing number of automated systems are allowing robots to assist...
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Need 30 Seconds of Laughter? Check out This Awesome Daycare Robots Commercial

Do I trust robots? Sure. Would I trust a robot to look after my children? Um...okay, let me think about this. Insurance provider Geico, already known for its commercials and their humorous take on...
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Four Years After Cloning, Drug-Sniffing Dogs Celebrate Remarkable Success in South Korean Airport

Some dogs are one in a million...so why not clone a million of them? Dogs are a staple in airports around the world, helping detect narcotics, explosives, and other banned substances. Incheon Airport in...
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iPhone Wristband Tracks Your Sleep, Vibrates You Awake, and Lets Your Mate Sleep In

How well did you sleep last night? If you don't know you could try asking your mate, or you could ask your iPhone. Lark, a Silicon Valley startup has created a wristband that tracks...

Robot See, Robot Do…Robot Understand. Machine Vision Is Changing The World – Here Are The Details

Open up your webcam and look at its unblinking eye. If you catch a glimmer of intelligence don't be surprised - computers are understanding more of what they see every day. Machine vision is...

The Art of Transhumanism…Part II

Every day Singularity Hub reviews some of the emerging technology that could drastically alter humanity's future. This is some exciting science, to be sure, but many of the most interesting developments we cover won't...

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