Category: Technology

Nov 12 2013

Blood Tests: There’s an App for That

Seen here using his invention, the i-Calq, Dr. Joel Ehrenkranz of Intermountain Medical Center in Utah, USA is testing someone’s blood. Ok, so that’s probably not to uncommon at a hospital. What you can’t see though is that he’s doing it on a smartphone. The smartphone app can image and interpret many diseases, including HIV, …

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Nov 08 2013

Not Getting Hit by a Car: There’s an App for That

  Honda is working on a new technology that will help prevent vehicle-pedestrian collisions. Seems pretty honorable, let’s see where they’re going with this. The technology builds on the existing vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) network technology. This time around they’re calling it vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P). High five to the marketing team who came up with that one. The …

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Nov 08 2013

Do Not Want: Motorola Neck Tattoo Microphone

Remember in the Mission Impossible movies where the spies were constantly wearing masks and stickers on their throats to change how they looked and talked? Well, this story is completely different. There is still something that goes on your neck though, so my leap to a movie reference is still allowed right? Motorola just filed …

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Nov 04 2013

Ouch: Man Implants Giant Computer Chip in Arm Without Doctor

Biohacker Tim Cannon and body modification enthusiast Steve Haworth have decided now is the time to start implanting relatively large computers into people’s bodies. Tim recently had a computer known as Circadia 1.0 implanted into his forearm. The computer tracks vital signs like body temperature and it transmits via Bluetooth to an Android device. The …

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Oct 29 2013

A Novel Approach to Economics: Living Wallet

I hope you aren’t one of those people who blame intimate objects for the failings of humanity. Things like spoons make people fat, guns kill people, tennis rackets cause diabetes, and wallets make you broke. If you truly are one of those people stop right now and kill yourself. We’ll wait. For the rest of …

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Oct 28 2013

Prepare Yourself for the Zombie Apocalypse with Zombie Watchdog

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing color, the weather’s getting cooler, baseball season is finally almost over, and the dead are rising from their graves to feast on the flesh of the living. Luckily some of u are preparing for the zombie apocalypse by stockpiling food, fuel, and weapons. The rest …

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Oct 10 2013

Magic: Disney Research Created Tactile Touchscreen

When you pet a kitten or run your fingers through a saw what do you feel? Being that these are opposite ends of the touch spectrum I hope the only similarity you can find is friction. Unless the cat is licking your face or something and their tongue is grinding away your cheek, that’s a …

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Oct 03 2013

Miners Plan to set Wyoming on Fire

In the Western United States there is a state called Wyoming. You may not believe it because Garfield told us it doesn’t exist. But, it’s really there. It’s the one that looks like Colorado, but it’s not Colorado. Now that you know everything you need to know about Wyoming, here’s what’s going on. Coal miners …

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Sep 27 2013

Ctrl+Alt+Del, And there You Go

Just the other day I was asked to explain how to stop a process on a windows machine to someone who described himself as a “web developer.” That moment caused so much mental anguish to me, to have to describe how to press Ctrl+Alt+Del, that I’m pretty sure I have developed a brain tumor. My …

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