A new augmented reality startup aims to give Google Glass some competition with a device that allows you to control virtual objects with your fingers.
From churning out great works of art to replicating your own guns, the era of 3D printing is upon us. Now a couple of hardware designers have made the process even easier by creating a portable version of the technology.
If you're a hardcore Apple fan, you might want a piece of rare Apple hardware that I promise none of your friends will have. This Macintosh prototype is up for auction on Ebay, but with a starting price of almost $100,000, you're going to need Steve Jobs levels of cash to have a shot.
As awful as paper is to use, it still has some things going for it: it's thin, it's light, and it can be folded into complex structures that predict the future. Instead of trying to cram paper books into digital e-readers, we should instead force our digital content to behave more like paper, and this prototype foldable touchscreen is exactly how it should happen.
Usually, we find just one or two things at CES every year that get us really, really stoked about the future. Last year it was Samsung's beautiful bendable displays, but this year, we were starting to worry that nothing would hit it out of the park. And then we tried Tobii's eye tracking computer interface system, and as Kevin so eloquently puts it: OMGWOW.
Raytheon-Sarcos has already made a name for itself 'round these parts with its promising XOS 2 exoskeleton, and now the company is showing off another prototype: one with big ol' robotic arms that'll do what yours do à la Robot Jox, and could very well replace the likes of the forklift.
It's less Disney and more drop-dead cool. While not actually made of carpet, but rather a thin, 4-inch sheet of plastic that hovers just above the ground, it still calls to mind fantastic possibilities.
Over the weekend, a mystery man put a prototype 3G MacBook Pro up on eBay. The auction got up to $70,000 before Apple had it pulled from the site. But we still got a pretty good look at it!
This prototype "2-in-1 smartpad" from Imerj and Frog is an Android phone that offers up twice the screen real estate as a standard phone by flipping out to connect two different screens. Neat!
This magical pen from Microsoft Research can dynamically reconfigure itself to be any sort of digital device that you need it to be, by sensing how you hold it. If you hold it like a pen, it works like a pen. If you hold it like an airbrush, it works like an airbrush. And if you hold it like a saxophone, well, you get the idea.