Category: Innovation


Meet Kengoro, the Sweating Robot Innovation

Meet Kengoro, the Sweating Robot

By Shelby RogersOctober 15, 2016Water with electronic devices never sounds like an ideal pairing, but one robot uses the combination to its advantage.One major challenge facing robotics today is how to keep the robot mobile without overheating it. The motors on any system generate heat, and multiple motors in encased spaces could lead to a robot overheating very quickly.

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Remember Everything With Your Own DIY Remembrall Innovation

Remember Everything With Your Own DIY Remembrall

By Shelby RogersOctober 18, 2016Designer Allie Fauer recreated one of the wizarding world& 39;s best inventions - the Remembrall. Just like the one from the Harry Potter series, this Remembrall doesn& 39;t tell the user exactly what they& 39;ve forgotten, just that they& 39;ve forgotten something. Image Courtesy of Allie Fauer/Instructables However, unlike like Neville Longbottom& 39;s, Fauer& 39;s is a lot more useful.

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Need Another Language? Change Your Keyboard Innovation

Need Another Language? Change Your Keyboard

By Shelby RogersOctober 14, 2016 Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Rumor has it that Apple computers and laptops could soon offer up changeable keyboardsThe website 9to5Mac confirmed Apple has been talking to Sonder Design about dynamic keyboards. The E-Ink keyboard would adjust key labels at the user& 39;s needs.

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Could 'Floating Pixels' Become Real-World Holograms? Innovation

Could 'Floating Pixels' Become Real-World Holograms?

October 19, 2016Scientists recently created & 39;floating pixels& 39; by using sound waves to levitate colored spheres.Lifting objects with sound waves isn& 39;t a new concept, but researchers at the Universities of Sussex and Bristol want to turn the objects into floating pixels.They used tiny spheres suspended by acoustic waves.

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This Robot Will Shovel Snow, Trim Your Grass, and Get Rid of Leaves Innovation

This Robot Will Shovel Snow, Trim Your Grass, and Get Rid of Leaves

By Shelby RogersOctober 20, 2016 Image Courtesy of Kobi Autumn brings in a beautiful display of seasonal changes. Orange and red leaves pile onto yards, adding color to the green grass.However, leaves can be the ultimate nuisance for anyone who hates raking his yard. And don& 39;t even get us started on shoveling snow from a driveway.

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Top 5 Ways to Better Secure Your Website Innovation

Top 5 Ways to Better Secure Your Website

Over 73 percent of WordPress sites were vulnerable to a cyber-attack. So how do you prevent your website from becoming a statistic?October 19, 2016In 2013, 73 percent of popular sites that used WordPress were vulnerable to attack. Cyber-attacks seem to always make headlines. Data breaches are becoming more and more common.

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New App Lets Your Kids Become Astronauts Innovation

New App Lets Your Kids Become Astronauts

The Cosmolander lets kids become the astronauts they& 39;ve always wanted to be. The app has nine unique space missions and a fun interface.October 25, 2016For just $3, your child can have the entire universe at her fingertips with Cosmolander.The Cosmolander app, available on Android and iPhone, can inspire the young and the young-at-heart, as well as educate users on our solar system.

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Samsung Isn't a Fan of GTA mod that Uses Note 7 Phones as Bombs Innovation

Samsung Isn't a Fan of GTA mod that Uses Note 7 Phones as Bombs

By Shelby RogersOctober 20, 2016 Image Courtesy of Olli43/YouTube The new Grand Theft Auto mod lets users turn recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones into powerful weapons.Samsung isn& 39;t too thrilled with joke. But isn& 39;t imitation the sincerest form of flattery?The company, already struggling with the PR nightmare of its exploding phones, clearly doesn& 39;t think so.

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The Most Popular Modern-Day Scams and How to Protect Yourself Innovation

The Most Popular Modern-Day Scams and How to Protect Yourself

October 24, 2016It seems like scammers compromise more and more accounts each day. Sometimes it seems nearly impossible to not fall victim of a scam. Here are the most common types of scams, and how you can avoid them.Microsoft Tech SupportOne of the most common modern day scams in place today is a little mix of cold calling and a bit of impersonation.

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Have Car, Will Hammock: New Hammock Stand Doesn't Use Trees Innovation

Have Car, Will Hammock: New Hammock Stand Doesn't Use Trees

By Shelby RogersOctober 28, 2016 Image Courtesy of Eagle Nest Outfitters Live somewhere without trees? As long as you have a car, you can still string up a hammock.The ENO Roadie Hammock lets you use your car& 39;s weight to anchor the stand. Once you park, get out the Roadie. Place the stands in front of your tires and drive the car forward until it parks on top of the stands.

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This Projector Has a Perfect Image on Any Screen Innovation

This Projector Has a Perfect Image on Any Screen

By Shelby RogersOctober 23, 2016 Image Courtesy of Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory/YouTube A team of researchers at the Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory in Tokyo designed a projector that can make the image work on absolutely any surface.This includes moving or waving surfaces.The technique, known as projection mapping, makes the image look like a sticker or printed onto the object being shown.

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Hacker of 117 Million LinkedIn Passwords Identified Innovation

Hacker of 117 Million LinkedIn Passwords Identified

By Shelby RogersOctober 22, 2016 Image Courtesy of Pinterest The United States federal government identified a 29-year-old Russian hacker of three web services.Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin is indicted for hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox and a third web service. Initially, LinkedIn reported only 6.5 million passwords were stolen in the 2012 cyber attack.

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SonicPower: 'World's Fastest Wireless Charger' for Your Phone Innovation

SonicPower: 'World's Fastest Wireless Charger' for Your Phone

By Shelby RogersNovember 02, 2016DESTEK& 39;s SonicPower wireless charger claims to be the fastest wireless charger coming to the market. Image Courtesy of DESTEK There& 39;s nothing more frustrating for smartphone users than having a battery die during the middle of an important conversation. The only alternatives are carrying around charging cables with you or small recharge batteries.

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Microsoft Unveils 3-D Image Capturing Software for Any Device Innovation

Microsoft Unveils 3-D Image Capturing Software for Any Device

By Shelby RogersOctober 28, 2016Microsoft just announced a new feature to capture images in stunning 3-D images on any device.The feature, announced on Wednesday, lets users walk around an object while it builds a 3-D image to save into photos.You can rotate that image just as you would with any other 3-D system.

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Build Your Own Drones with Airblock Innovation

Build Your Own Drones with Airblock

Unimpressed with other drones on the market? Design and program your own drone or hovercraft with Makeblock& 39;s Airblock system.By Shelby RogersOctober 31, 2016Unimpressed with any current drones on the market? Build your own drone with Makeblock& 39;s Airblock.Airblock systems are the high-tech LEGO pieces we& 39;ve all craved.

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China Develops New World's Fastest Supercomputer Innovation

China Develops New World's Fastest Supercomputer

By Shelby RogersNovember 02, 2016Chinese engineers just set a new world record in computing. Image Courtesy of ExtremeTech/TOP500 The Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer triples the speed of the previous fastest computer. The engineers used their own chip technology to craft the TaihuLight.“As the first number one system of China that is completely based on homegrown processors, the Sunway TaihuLight system demonstrates the significant progress that China has made in the domain of designing and manufacturing large-scale computation systems,” Center director Dr.

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This Artificial Intelligence Program Knows What You Fear Innovation

This Artificial Intelligence Program Knows What You Fear

By Shelby RogersNovember 02, 2016 Image Courtesy of Nightmare Machine Just because Halloween is over doesn& 39;t mean the fears have ended. A new project uses autonomous computers to discover your deepest nightmares.The project, dubbed & 34;Nightmare Machine,& 34; comes from a partnership between Australia and the U.

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Ukrainian military looks to use Microsoft HoloLens for tanks Innovation

Ukrainian military looks to use Microsoft HoloLens for tanks

A Ukrainian military development team created an omnidirectional review system using Microsoft HoloLens technology.By Shelby RogersNovember 04, 2016A military development team in Ukraine created an omnidirectional review system using Microsoft HoloLens technology. The helmet would be used by tank commanders along with a Circular Review System (CRS) of cameras inside the tanks.

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Microsoft Launches the chat based workspace for Office 365 – Microsoft Teams Innovation

Microsoft Launches the chat based workspace for Office 365 – Microsoft Teams

Microsoft unveiled Microsoft Teams, a new chat-based workspace that strengthens the collaboration capabilities in Microsoft Office 365. Image Courtesy of Microsoft The program brings people, conversations and content all together. It runs on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. The Teams app will be available from the App store, Google Play Store and Microsoft App store.

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