The Hover Camera is a small, dual-camera-equipped quadrotor drone that can be programmed to follow you. In the interest of safety, the entire thing is enclosed inside a carbon fiber cage; in the interest of portability, it folds in half, breaking down to "about the size of a VHS cassette
When Walkmen became popular in the '80s, there were NYC news reports showing people wearing headphones and obliviously walking in front of moving vehicles. But you didn't hear about too many Walkmen-related deaths. Nowadays with smartphones, however, there are entire supercuts on YouTube—far too graphic for us to embed here—showing
The issue of females being underrepresented in STEM fields isn't an easy one to unpack. The dismal statistics can also place an undue burden on the minority of females that do make public strides in STEM, unfairly asking them to represent their entire gender in addition to achieving their personal
A few months ago we showed you Boston Dynamics' most recent Atlas robot, who had to struggle with uncooperative human co-workers. Since then, Chicago-based photographer and media producer Mr. King has dubbed the video to reveal what the 'bot would sound like with a "swearing module" programmed in: He bleeped
This is a couple weeks too late for April Fools, but I'm having a hard time believing this is real. Apparently Spanish mattress manufacturer Durmet has created Smarttress, a sensor-embedded mattress that can tell when people are having sex on it. "Smarttress sends an alert to your mobile phone whenever
Ideal candidates have a bachelors of Science in Engineering (Mechanical or Manufacturing) and can perform plastic, component, and assembly specification analysis to ensure function & quality targets. Must have an understanding of injection molding and part design CAD (Solidworks) and the ability to build hand mock-ups and test concepts quickly.
Yeah, so this is terrifying: That's the creation of science student Drake Anthony, whose nom de YouTube is The DIY Laser Guy. Anthony started with a toy called an "Attacknid," which can fire foam darts and balls, and upgraded its firepower with almost alarming ease: Anthony called it "my most
Drones are being deployed for a wide range of recreational, professional, military, and illicit tasks, e.g., to prevent shark attacks on the Australian coastline, replace the classic paparazzi car chase, smuggle illegal drugs over the US border, and deliver contraband to prison yards.
Now in its fifth year, Develop3D Live has cemented its claim as the UK's leading one-day conference on design, engineering and manufacturing technology. Over 30 world-class speakers and a wide variety of exhibitors showcasing their latest products (we finally got our hands on some of the latest VR design tech!)
We think of flatpacking practices as being the domain of furniture manufacturers. Compressing a large bureau down into a small box is useful for bringing down shipping costs. But as researchers at Brigham Young University have realized, flatpacking has a much wider range of practical applications ranging from space exploration
The OMATA One is a cycling computer without a screen, and with more OG style than the Schwinn Varsity in your parents' basement. With a modern GPS interior and seriously simple mechanical dials, it does a lot more than reproduce the (awful) bike speedometers of yore. Because bikes
The Personal Holodeck is a corner-of-the-room-sized riff on the Star Trek technology of the same name. Starting with simple, everyday objects including PC fans, essential oils, and a bundle of 1x1 lumber, Kenney was able to create a world-class VR experience for less than $100.
Rarely do we sit down for a meal these days that isn't interrupted by the flickering of phones, as meal-goers look down to check various notifications and status updates. Sure, there's the phone stack or this handkerchief, but those solutions don't address the root of the problem: that constant interruption
One of the coolest parts of living in a VR-ready era is watching the emergence of other surprising tech that will make immersive experiences way more believable. The new smart headphone company OSSIC X has thrown its weight behind one of the most recent and exciting frontiers: three-dimensional audio.
CAD sculptors create high quality digital 3D surface models used in the industrial design and product development process. Responsibilities will include interpreting and defining the design intent of the industrial designer using Alias software. Candidates should have a BS or BA in Industrial Design or Transportation Design or related field.
Opto is the first portable headset with integrated audio. Opto does things a bit differently than the other headsets on the market: - It comes with integrated audio and there is no need for additional headphones, giving the viewer a more immersive VR experience. - Designed as a wearable rather
As I draft this article, I'm sitting at my desk with the sun beating down on me from a nearby window. It's hot. I am uncomfortable. Sure, I could get up, walk over to the window and close the blinds — but shouldn't they just do that for me? Automagically?
The language and tone of science fiction permeates the existing world of technology, which is a declaration even further supported by recent news about how VR companies are actually hiring science fiction writers to help name and market their products. Hololens, a mixed reality headset company created by Microsoft, is
When you start digging into the facts about e-waste, you realize that the renewed interest and debate around the issue—spurred by Apple's big Liam disassembling robot announcement—couldn't have come up soon enough. The amount of waste we produce as a result of our gadget addiction is ludicrous. According to Mashable,
Right now it seems as if robots are being taught to basically accomplish any task a human could: some execute these tasks exceptionally while others are a serious work in progress. In any case, it seems like robots are here to stay, so that's something we all should probably get
Sometimes it seems like the app and wearable world wants to wear the weight of the world's problems on its shoulders. Got a problem? There's probably an app for that. This in turn can make our behaviors and tendencies as humans seem so predictable while framing the path to
You probably don't expect to laugh out loud while watching a video about thermal cameras, but maybe that's because you've never seen this man present one. Here Mehdi Sadaghdar, the crazy Canadian behind the YouTube ElectroBOOM channel, explains a layperson's thermal camera applications in his signature funny and deadpan style.
Get the electric kettle going or set your automatic coffee maker on brew—we're on Twitter with Eastman Innovation Lab (@Eastman_EIL) chatting about the future of homewares with Dan Black (@blackblumdesign) of Black and Blum, Fred Bould (@BouldDesign) of Bould Design and Paul Haney (@paulhaney68) of GE Appliances in a wide-ranging
This is so cool! Researchers at Stanford University's Biomimetic Dexterous Manipulation Laboratory have cribbed from two animals—geckos and ants—to create "super strong microTug microrobots." As we've seen, ants can do impressive things when they all team up, and their daisy-chaining behavior wasn't lost on the researchers. Thus the team first
Candidates should have an Industrial Design degree, 7+ years experience, and will be responsible for producing concept sketches/refined concept renderings of a variety of tech and non-tech products. They'll be directly responsible for successful aesthetic outcomes for multiple projects and will oversee and guide concepts from research through design development.
Otto Dieffenbach has built an RC flying goth and it's awesome. Dieffenbach (of flying Tardis and giant creepy floating eyeball fame) designed the 4.5 lb. craft to look like Bjørn Alexander Brem, the singer of Gothminister. White face paint, black suit, stiff yet undead pose…plus it flies. Understandably, the result
Are headphones a "solved" design problem? I think that they are—at least for the first 30 minutes of use. I own what I consider to be the best, most comfortable headphones I can afford, one "can" style, the other earbuds. But when I use either for more than a half
"Self-tracking" or "Quantified-self" means the self-determined collection of body data. It involves the automatic and mostly chronological recording of biological, physical, mental and behavioral data. "Less Quantified Self – More Qualified You" is based upon the hypothesis that human body perception and intuition are likely to be influenced by the
Reading through their press release I drifted into a little dystopian Boston Dynamics/BMW co-lab fantasy of M-series Robo-Cheetahs slashing through traffic in 2116. Fortunately BMW has a much more urbane vision for the future of transportation, and takes some cues from the lithe forms of big cats. It is
With hotly anticipated entries like the virtual reality Oculus Rift headset dropping for us consumers at the end of this month, and Microsoft's Hololens augmented reality hardware available to developers around the same time, this spring makes for as clear of a starting line as we've seen in the race
Most might regard their own nervous ticks to be highly annoying and mostly unnecessary, but what if those our fidgety movements could be used for the greater good? Well, maybe not the greater good, but at the very least to charge your phone. This brings us to MOOV,
I once got sprayed with a fire extinguisher at a bar, my reward for trying to defuse an argument between two hotheads. That's the extent of my experience with fire extinguishers, though I've often wondered: Would I have the wherewithal to put out a fire with one? It's not
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