New Year's Eve wouldn't be complete without well wishes from a robot. It's a good thing that Alderbaran Robotics agrees. They even put together a short video with NAO sending us all the best for 2013.
The record industry has suffered its fair share of setbacks, most notably the disruption of the business due to digital music files. But many audiophiles and music purists continue to cherish their vinyl collections. For those old school souls, a new promotion offers a cool bit of innovation that allows you to create your own, playable records at home, out of ice.
Asia may be lagging a bit behind when it comes to developing the latest groundbreaking software, but the region still rules in the realm of amazing gadgetry with no discernable purpose. The latest in this line is creation called Touchy, a device that makes anyone a sort of human camera.
Although we have yet to perfect an artificial intelligence that can solidly pass the Turing Test, developers are nevertheless endeavoring to create humanoid robots that can mimic our physical attributes. A team from Switzerland aims to take this humanoid robot trend in an interesting new direction by creating a realistic robot boy.
The time-traveling blue police box known as the Tardis is such a fixture of Doctor Who fandom that building one's own Tardis replica has become increasingly common in recent years. But the interior of the fictional machine, which is bigger than its exterior, has been impossible to duplicate, until now.
Amanda Ghassaei has created a 3D printed record that, according to her, plays on "regular turntables, with regular needles, at regular speeds, just like any vinyl record." It doesn't sound the best, but for what it is, it plays phenomenally.
Shake your head back and forth. Did you feel like you were making an absolutely insane looking expression? Probably not, but, as you'll see in this video (which would make a great screensaver), viewed in slow motion you would have — most likely, just for a moment — appeared rather silly.
Now that we've successfully survived the Mayan apocalypse, it's time to start planning for 2013, which begins by celebrating New Year's Eve. One clever tinkerer has come with a way to ring in the new year safely with a party horn that actually monitors how drunk you are.
Some of the coolest sci-fi medical scenes show an injured person being monitored via some sort of slick visual interface controlled by a handheld device. Now a new product brings us a huge step closer towards that reality by delivering a wearable health monitor that doctors can check from their smartphones.
This awesome car-boat combo can make the road-to-water transition a bit more seamless. It looks pretty cool, too, and has recently been making waves around the Internet. So, what's the story?