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This Is The Next Big App From The People That Make Angry Birds

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Angry Birds maker Rovio just told TechCrunch that it bought the rights to Casey's Contraptions, a game for the iPhone and iPad that prompts you to make a Rube Goldberg-like contraption to pop a balloon. Here's why this is important: Rovio wants to be a major company like Disney. If...
This Is The Next Big App From The People That Make Angry Birds

US Navy to deploy ship-mounted laser in 2014, blasts drones in the meantime (video)

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Lasers have been flaunted by the US Navy before, but now it's announced that 2014 will see the very first solid-state laser deployed aboard a ship, two years ahead of schedule. The USS Ponce, a vessel used as an amphibious transport dock stationed in the Persian Gulf, will get...
US Navy to deploy ship-mounted laser in 2014, blasts drones in the meantime (video)
In which Ars is allowed to see--but not touch--an Ubuntu phone
Samsung unveils amazing 85-inch 4K TV with 'floating' design
Bloomberg goes inside Google's X research lab

DODOcase Releases DODOnotes, A Little Notebook For Your iPhone

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I like little notebooks. I need a place for my introspective musings. Moleskine notebooks are fine. But now there’s DODOnotes, a clever little notebook *slash* iPhone holder that could soon earn a place in my pocket. This contraption is from DODOcase, the same San Francisco-based startup that created the make-a-tablet-look-like-a-book...
DODOcase Releases DODOnotes, A Little Notebook For Your iPhone

Is this the greatest Lego Mindstorm machine ever?

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Forget about Rube Goldberg machines and that dusty Mouse Trap board game. The Lego "Great Ball Contraption" makes you a believer in bricks, baby. [Read more]...
Is this the greatest Lego Mindstorm machine ever?

Transparent OLED display + Kinect = 3D interactive desktop

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The tech world is all about touch right now: tablets, laptops, smartphones. But what if that is already being outshown by a new technology, one that isn’t touch-based, so much as it is interaction-based. Another gem from Microsoft Research (we wish the Research team was a bit more commercial, if you...
Transparent OLED display + Kinect = 3D interactive desktop

Researchers create super-efficient microbial fuel cell, dream of selling excess electricity

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Recycling wastewater to generate energy has turned up noses before, but researchers at Oregon State University have developed a microbial fuel cell that can create 10 to 50, or even 100 times more electricity per volume than similar technologies. After refining the tech for several years using new materials,...
Researchers create super-efficient microbial fuel cell, dream of selling excess electricity
Drones, Caves, and Toilets: When Data Centers Go Rogue

Google Street View Trike Heading to Rochester, Detroit Zoo

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If you've spent any time perusing Google's Street View feature, it might appear that the search engine giant has been everywhere. But there are a few locations that the company's camera-equipped cars cannot reach. Enter the Street View trike--a manually pedaled bike that can hit the tighter spots where...
Google Street View Trike Heading to Rochester, Detroit Zoo

Bye-bye blemishes? Luna mini vows to clean your face better

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Foreo promises that contraption combining sonic pulses with a silicone brush is six times more effective than washing the face by hand. [Read more]...
Bye-bye blemishes? Luna mini vows to clean your face better

Bug-zapping lightsaber built in minutes, ready to fry pests

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Simulated Jedi training not passing muster? Something more firmly grounded in reality might fit the bill. Hack a Day's bug zapping lightsaber, for instance, is suitably real -- and what it lacks in actual lasers it makes up for in insect annihilation. As the amalgamation of a Star Wars...
Bug-zapping lightsaber built in minutes, ready to fry pests
German art student builds Euro-to-Bitcoin vending machine
Video: Watch the ‘Textspresso’ machine brew the geekiest cup of coffee ever
ZappBug: Seattle startup builds business baking bed bugs

This Camera Doesn't Take Pictures. It Describes Them.

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The "Descriptive Camera" doesn't work the way an ordinary point-and-shoot does. Instead, this contraption prints out a description of the photo you take, rather than the image itself....
This Camera Doesn't Take Pictures. It Describes Them.

Mattel's hoverboard keeps McFly planted on terra firma, away from water

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There's no need to worry: your eyes aren't deceiving you, and the year most certainly isn't 2015. Still, that isn't stopping Mattel from teasing the iconic hoverboard at the New York Toy Fair. First made famous by Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II, the product became...
Mattel's hoverboard keeps McFly planted on terra firma, away from water
Ex-Apple Man Streams Flash onto the iPad

Microsoft Research's shoulder mounted system makes anything a multitouch display

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Remember the nifty new 3D transparent display, augmented reality mirror, and remote sharing technology that Microsoft revealed just over a week ago? Turns out that Redmond's research arm wasn't done doling out the gadget goodies, as it's now showing off a new Wearable Multitouch Projector that turns any surface...
Microsoft Research's shoulder mounted system makes anything a multitouch display
Star Trek's replicator comes to life, thanks to NASA funding
Squeeze Virtual Reality With The YC Hardware Hackathon-Winning Cyborg Glove [Video]

Delta Six gaming gun returns to Kickstarter, boasts Arduino innards

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The Delta Six gaming controller first hit Kickstarter last fall, but the plug was pulled from the crowdfunding effort by its creator David Kotkin, as he reckoned it wasn't on track to generate enough support. With hardware and software refinements made over the last few months, the peripheral has...
Delta Six gaming gun returns to Kickstarter, boasts Arduino innards

When your friends poke you on Facebook, this machine will poke you in real life

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I’m sure I’m not alone, but I’ve never really understood the Facebook poke. The attempt to get someone’s attention by virtually jabbing your finger in their side or arm, or wherever else you might picture the poke landing, just doesn’t make sense. Despite that, through all of the changes that...
When your friends poke you on Facebook, this machine will poke you in real life

Write for Dropbox lands on iPad, bringing remote keyboard and clipboard features to its note-taking apps

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We first reported on Write for Dropbox back in February, noting at the time that it offers a near perfect way to jot down notes on your iPhone. And now it has landed on iPad too, bringing a particularly neat device-sharing feature into the mix. Just to recap, Write for...
Write for Dropbox lands on iPad, bringing remote keyboard and clipboard features to its note-taking apps

The Love Box is an analog video mixer, house of mirrors for your iPhone (video)

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There's something romantic about hacking the iPhone, especially when it means finding ways to personalize the massively popular handset. Apps like Instagram may help you realize artistic talent, but software just doesn't get those creative juices flowing like an old-fashioned piece of hardware can. Despite its taboo-sounding name, The...
The Love Box is an analog video mixer, house of mirrors for your iPhone (video)

EcoXPower charges a smartphone, bicycle headlight and tail light with pedal power

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Bicycle rigs for charging cellphones have lit up our radar before, but now the EcoXPower is being billed as the first device of its kind that can simultaneously juice up LED lights and a smartphone with the power of your pedaling. Packing a headlamp, a red tail light and...
EcoXPower charges a smartphone, bicycle headlight and tail light with pedal power
Long-Distance Lovers Rejoice: LovePalz WiFi Sex Toys Let You Get Nasty In Real-Time

Researchers use ambient WiFi radio waves to see through walls

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Seeing through walls hasn't been a super hero-exclusive activity for a while now. According to Popular Science, however, University College London researchers Karl Woodbridge and Kevin Chetty have created the first device that can detect movement through walls using existing WiFi signals. While similar tech has required a bevy...
Researchers use ambient WiFi radio waves to see through walls

I've Got Two Turn Tables and a Felt Pen. Wait, What?

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Take two turn tables and some odds and ends, and you can make a pretty nifty drawing contraption....
I've Got Two Turn Tables and a Felt Pen. Wait, What?
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