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Snapchat Changes Its Name and Introduces Spectacles

Snapchat, or now the renamed Snap Inc., has introduced Spectacles, sunglasses with video technology that allow users to quickly record and share “memories.” Spectacles are Snap’s first foray into wearable technology. The sunglasses feature an integrated video camera that the company claims is amongst one of the smallest wireless cameras in the world and is capable […]

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Smiling Car Alerts Pedestrians When It’s Safe To Cross

Semcon, a Swedish-based company has developed what they call the “Smiling Car,” a proposed feature for autonomous cars that would use a digital smile to let pedestrians know when it’s safe to cross the rode, even if the driver inside the car is not paying attention. Self-driving cars come with their own set of advantages […]

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The Podo Stick-and-Shoot Camera – The Alternative to Selfie Sticks

Despite their popularity, selfie sticks are kind of awkward, bulky to carry around and still unable to capture certain angles. Podo is a portable remote-controlled camera that works by syncing with your phone and features a sticky surface that allows it to stick to just about anything, allowing it to capture photos and videos from […]

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This Tiny Cube Has Raised Over $3 million on Kickstarter

If you find yourself constantly clicking your pen, tapping your feet or just plain fidgeting with any item in your sight, then the Fidget Cube was developed for you. And with over $3 million dollars raised in pledges, it seems as though many, many people like to fidget. Developed by Antsy Labs, the Fidget Cube […]

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This Picture Frame Makes Objects Move in Slow Motion

Slow Dance uses science and art to create a truly one of a kind optical illusion sculpture. The Slow Dance picture frame is unlike any picture frame you have witnessed before – it makes real objects move in slow motion right before your eyes. The design of the Slow Dance is relatively simple. Essentially, it […]

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The 2013 Mobile World Congress

Recently held in Spain, the largest Mobile World Congress to date revealed the extent of technological innovation in the mobile world as techies from across the globe flooded the streets of Barcelona. The Global System for Mobi...
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AFTERBURN: A group for Engineers and Industrial Designers in Chicago

AFTERBURN: A group for Engineers and Industrial Designers in Chicago DESIGN-ENGINE EDUCATION will continue our Afterburn User group meetings held after work on the last Thursday night of each month.  The Afterburn meetups are...
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Is The ArcaBoard The First REAL Hoverboard?

A hoverboard, by definition, should hover. Recently, many so-called “hoverboards” have become all the rage, even though they don’t actually make you fly. The ArcaBoard, a new type of hoverboard, is different because i...
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4D Printing May Help Create Self-Assembling Objects

While you’ve most likely heard of 3D printing before, scientists are now using 4D printing to create self-folding structures. This technology still employs 3D printing technology, but the components for 4D printing are made f...
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Next Generation Survival Suit

By: Bob Duncan A little history first…. As a pilot for Alaska Airlines, I have always been amazed by the fortitude of Alaskan fisherman. For three years I flew into Dutch Harbor; to say that it is a challenging airport to lan...
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Roadless wheel concept adjusts to all terrains

  Graduate student Ackeem Ngwenya has combined the 6000 year-old wheel with modern materials to develop a new type of all-terrain wheel assembly that switches from narrow to wide tread at the turn of a screw. His Roadless ...
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