Far Out Tech http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/far-out-tech The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Far Out Tech en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:15:00 GMT This Traveling Robot Isn't Just a Pile of Junk on the Side of the Road No joke: A robot made of an old bucket, galoshes and a computer 'brain' is attempting to hitchhike across Canada. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236025 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236025 Jason Fell Fade to 'Vantablack': Scientists Invent a Material So Black Your Eyes Can't See It And you thought plain black was the darkest color known to man. Blink again. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235702 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235702 Kim Lachance Shandrow Say Hello to the Robotic Personal Assistant of Your Dreams Born from MIT's Media Lab, 'Jibo' can take photos, remind you of important dates and events and, more importantly, interact with you and learn about you. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235647 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235647 Jason Fell Novartis, Google to Develop Contact Lenses to Monitor Blood Sugar Finger-prick glucose tests could soon be a pain of the past. The two mega companies have joined forces to make biosensor-packed smart lenses a reality for diabetes patients. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:10:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235657 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235657 Kim Lachance Shandrow Get This: A Cooler That Uses Dirt to Keep Your Beers Cool The 'eCool' cooler takes an earthy approach to chilling your beverages -- no ice required. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235161 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235161 Emily Price This Startup Aims to Warn You About Spying Drones If being spied on by an unmanned drone is up there on your list of worries, this Kickstarter project might be able to help. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:54:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235115 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235115 Jason Fell A Tiny, Whip-Tailed Robot Can Administer Meds Anywhere In the Body Is this miniscule magnetic cyborg swimmer the future of medicine delivery, egg fertilization and scar-free surgery -- all in one? Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:21:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235007 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235007 Kim Lachance Shandrow A 'Smart' Cup That Knows What You’re Drinking -- And Counts the Calories When it comes to monitoring your health, keeping track of your liquids intake hasn't been very smart. Enter: Vessyl. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234653 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234653 Emily Price This Company Wants You to Wear Your SIM Card Japanese mobile-carrier DOCOMO unveils its Portable SIM prototype, a wireless-technology device that could make waves in the world of wearables. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:36:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234765 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234765 Nina Zipkin A Venture Capital Firm Just Named an Algorithm to Its Board of Directors No joke. Here's what it does. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234515 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234515 Rob Wile Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?' Tue, 20 May 2014 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233937 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233937 Jason Fell Far Out: Radiation-Blocking Underwear Also Protect Men's Fertility Sorry, dudes. Your smartphone, tablet and laptop are hurting your manhood. You can help protect yourself with these high-tech undies. Mon, 12 May 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233770 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233770 Kim Lachance Shandrow FDA Approves First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm The arm allows amputees to perform once impossible tasks, like using a zipper and picking up delicate objects like grapes and eggs. Mon, 12 May 2014 16:35:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233800 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233800 Laura Entis Check This: Solar Cells the Size of a Pencil Point A North Carolina-based company says it has produced the world’s most efficient solar cells -- and they’re the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Fri, 09 May 2014 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233718 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233718 Gabrielle Karol This Crazy, High-Tech Billboard Does More Than Just Display Ads Get this: An innovative billboard from a university in Peru cleans the air around it. Yup. Thu, 08 May 2014 20:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233739 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233739 Nina Zipkin No Sci-Fi Here: Your Own Personal Robot Is Coming Brian David Johnson, Intel's futurist, talks to Entrepreneur.com about Jimmy, his 3-D printable, open-source robot, and why he thinks everyone will have their own Jimmy in the future. Fri, 02 May 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/233594 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/233594 Catherine Clifford Eye of the Tiger: U.S. Army Eyes Night Vision Contact Lenses Forget heavy night vision goggles. Scientists are developing a better, lighter way for soldiers to see in the dark. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:23:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233340 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233340 Kim Lachance Shandrow This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments A device called the MIDI Sprout, which transforms plant biorhythms into a sort of music, is sowing major seed funding on Kickstarter -- to the tune of over $27,000. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233211 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233211 Geoff Weiss Giant Crab-Like Robot to Plumb the Ocean for Shipwrecks and Treasure Prepare to meet the mammoth mechanical crab of your nerdiest undersea dreams. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233111 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233111 Kim Lachance Shandrow Google Wants to Patent Contact Lenses That Can Snap Photos The tech company has a new patent application to apply Google Glass's camera feature to contact lenses. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:35:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233101 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233101 Laura Entis