We've already grown accustomed to robot drones in the skies, and thanks to Google we're seeing the rise of self-driving cars on the road, so it's only natural that someone moves this dynamic to the seas. To that end, a group of inventors created the Robotboat Mark VI.
Remember when the LED lights were all shiny and new? Once we got used to them to them we thought that was it. Well, get ready to see a brand new LED light bulb concept — one that's controlled by your smartphone and is loaded with features beyond just "on" and "off."
Berlin, Germany — How many times has your phone rung but you didn't hear it because it was in your pocket? Or not realized you had a meeting? Or not realized how low the battery was?...
With almost everyone carrying a cellphone these days, the good old wrist watch has become more of a fashion accessory than an essential piece of equipment. This watch aims to change that, by working along with your smartphone to make a wrist piece you can talk to.
In Star Trek, it's possible to wave a tricorder in the general direction of something mysterious and have the instrument tell you exactly what it is. This DIY spectrometer kit for your smartphone promises to do nearly the same thing, and it'll cost you just $65.
Space, you understand, is a long way from here. It's a long way straight up, which is one of the more difficult directions in which to travel. A particularly convenient way to travel straight up is with an elevator, and a company called LiftPort wants to fund the first stages of an elevator all the way to space, through Kickstarter.
In science fiction, there isn't a move much more epic than blowing up a dang planet (unless, of course, you destroy a star). Star Wars made a pretty big deal out of it, but in Planetary Annihilation, where robot armies wage an endless war across the cosmos, it promises to be commonplace.
Like so many gadgets, digital picture frames feel like they're not as good as they could be. They were cool (in theory), but ultimately hampered by low resolution displays, high price tags, and oh, tablets came out. Instacube is not another generic digi frame. It streams Instagram pics in real-time, has an actual "like" button, and is too cute to resist.
Hardly a week goes by without talk about the $99 Ouya game console. With under 35 hours to go and over $7 million in Kickstarter funding collected from over 53,000 funders, the little underdog console is getting two features that might push you over the fence to buy one: XBMC media player and TuneIn online radio.
You've probably seen a lot of fancy devices promising to boost the sound of your iPhone. It turns out there's at least one simple acoustical solution out there to consider. The AudioGlove iPhone case works by simply creating an acoustic channel around your phone's microphone.