Wearable Technology: Bend it, Wash it, Wear it

At the 2013 Wearable Technology Conference in San Francisco, Google Glass is already old news. That may seem surprising since most people have never tried one on yet. However, to the hundreds of engineers and executives that crowded Fort Mason’s conference center this week, the question on everyone’s mind was: What’s really new? The answers…

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World Future Society Conference 2013

The World Future Society 2013 annual conference was held last weekend in Chicago. It was my second year attending this conference. The information was dense, the crowd was diverse and the thinking was futuristic. Imagine a virtual information tsunami of foresight, futuristic language and innovation bearing down on you. That was just the first day. I took…

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R.I.P. Smartphone

Editor’s Note: This article is a complimentary opinion piece on ‘Wearable Technology and the Death of the Smartphone‘ by Gray Scott. [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00894K248″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zBgZ%2BWDLL._SL160_.jpg” width=”84″]The mobile phone was a ‘disruptive technology‘ that affected the pager industry. Since rendering the pager obsolete, the mobile phone  has continued to evolve, moving from being just…

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iPad Only: Your Last Laptop

I just bought another Macbook Pro, to replace the one that I have to give back to the University of Colorado Boulder in less than a week, since my gig working there is over. I wonder, will this be the last laptop computer I buy as my primary work machine? The answer is yes. I’m…

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ProDesk3D Futuristic Desktop 3D Printing Has Arrived

ProDesk3D is a beautiful futuristic desktop 3D printer. These guys really understand the importance of design, esthetic and engineering. A rare combination. A company called botObjects is the design and manufacturer of ProDesk3D. The ProDesk3D printer is the first full color 3D desktop printer that delivers production-ready objects. The system uses compact safe engineering, eco-friendly-re-usable cartridge system and seamless software…

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Future Computers Will Be Immortal

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B007JUFLS0″ locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31O71RlL4AL._SL160_.jpg” width=”120″] While the University of Southampton and Eindhoven University of Technology research teams have announced the 5D nano-structured quartz glass optical memory with 360 TB that can likely last for more than a million years (well longer than the foreseeable human lifespan, to say the least), and the world…

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Monday Marvels: This Week’s Top 5 Wonders

 Monday Marvels: June 15th – 22nd, 2013 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0078LXM40″ locale=”us” height=”120″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZkTOME3kL._SL160_.jpg” width=”56″]1. HTC One Mini Smartphone (Coming soon) With a 960-by-540 screen, 8GB of storage and a standard 8-megapixel camera, the Mini is said to be coming to the US mid-September. Currently there is no announcement on release date on carrier or price in…

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Will Robotic Doctors Be at Your Hospital?

Since the advent of robotics it’s only been a matter of time before artificial intelligence begins to incorporate itself into our world. Popular movies like ‘I Robot’ and ‘Surrogates’ give us a Hollywood version of what life might be like in the future if such robotics were taken to the next level. However, in some…

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Jarvis Meets The Matrix: No More College Degrees?

Imagine a personal digital assistant inside your brain that allows you to check your vitals, evaluate your cognitive functioning, and tell you where the nearest Starbucks is located. What’s more, instead of going to say, medical school, to learn your particular trade of interest, you can do the majority of your studying before you ever…

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What if Google bought Detroit?

What if Google bought Detroit? Is it financially possible, and if so, what would Google do with an entire city? According to Yahoo! Finance, Google’s market cap is approximately $297.46 billion dollars as of July 20th 2013. An article written by usatoday.com describes how Detroit’s bankruptcy is one of the largest of its kind in…

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Recon Jet: Worlds Most Advanced Wearable Computer

Recon Jet is a new wearable computer being introduced by Recon Industries. Several companies are pushing this new wave of wearable technology including , Google Glass and a design by Takahito Iguchi called Telepathy One. [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0080UVHJU” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31zTuokzAlL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Recon jet is doing a limited presage event this week. Don’t wait, you only have 4…

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