As RFID technology continues to permeate nearly every faucet of how we pay for things, a subculture of hacking the platform has emerged and given rise to a number of interesting dynamics. A popular trend in the UK revolves around hacking into the country's transit system smart card and making wearable access devices with the RFID chips.
The upcoming London Olympics will feature a number of events in which the winning result will be determined by speed and accuracy. Now a design student has used 3D technology to offer a solution that might help athletes shave off a few crucial milliseconds at the finish line.
Last week we showed you a system that paired a glove with an iPad to offer controllable augmented reality objects. Now we've discovered a similar, but totally unique take on the same dynamic created by Canon called the Mixed Reality System.
Although commercial space flight is now well within reach, most of us won't have the hundreds of thousands of dollars needed to purchase a ticket. So until ticket prices to Mars come down, there's another way to get that astronaut camping feel here on Earth.
We've seen some crazy motorcycles based on movie franchises before, but they're usually designed to evoke fear and/or coolness. However, every once in a while, we get something that transcends cool factor and lands squarely in movie geek territory.
Wearable technology like the Jawbone Up and the Nike Fuel bracelet are designed to track the activities of active individuals training their bodies to perfection. But wearable tech can also serve the needs of the older, less active among us.
My favorite science fiction quote is from Arthur C. Clarke: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. That's what immediately came to mind when I found this QR Code sculpture that uses the Sun to deliver discounts.
Apparently the popular life-sized Gundam robot< standing guard over Japan has inspired a trend. Now another popular robotic character from Japanese anime has received the real-life treatment.
Over the past year, we've enjoyed getting to know Philips and its increasingly wacky design concepts. But hard on the heels of the totally serious L Prize Bulb comes FreeStreet, an innovative outdoor lighting solution that has (or should have) a place in every single city.
Looking at cool concept designs for super yachts may be fun, but nothing beats the real thing. It took five years and $15 million dollars, but the ultimate seafaring vessel that looks like a spacecraft is finally here.