Far Out Tech

Far Out Tech

It seems like every other day we read about some far-out, new technology that makes us scratch our heads and say, "What the heck?" In this series, we'll take a look at all types of crazy new gadgets, apps and other technologies -- and the entrepreneurs dreaming them up.

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Beyond Novelty: Architects in Amsterdam Are 3-D Printing an Entire House

Beyond Novelty: Architects in Amsterdam Are 3-D Printing an Entire House

If you can 3-D print smartphone cases and key chains, it appears that using the technology to create a real house is the logical next step.
Skin and Bones: Oh, the Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Bio-printers

Skin and Bones: Oh, the Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Bio-printers

Sticks and stones may break bones, but printers can replace them -- and a whole lot more.
A 'Smart' Pair of Shoes With a Noble Purpose

A 'Smart' Pair of Shoes With a Noble Purpose

The makers of the Lechal interactive haptic footwear hope the product will serve some social good.
This Viral Hoverboard Video Looks Ridiculously Awesome -- Yet Sadly Fake

This Viral Hoverboard Video Looks Ridiculously Awesome -- Yet Sadly Fake

A 'startup' called HUVr Tech shows off its crazy technology. Oh right, it's probably just a hoax. Darn.
U.S. Army Developing a Real Live 'Iron Man' Suit

U.S. Army Developing a Real Live 'Iron Man' Suit

During a White House event for innovation in manufacturing, President Obama let the cat out of the bag. Or did he?
This New App Can Give Your Eyes a Workout and Improve Your Vision

This New App Can Give Your Eyes a Workout and Improve Your Vision

Staring at screens can hurt your vision, but the UltimEyes app aims to do the exact opposite.
Next Up in Health Tech: DNA Hacking

Next Up in Health Tech: DNA Hacking

This startup is developing products that allow people to monitor damage to their DNA, and is crowdsourcing the huge amounts of data required to make those results meaningful.
Passwords You Swallow, Sharks That Tweet and 90-MPH Cheeseburgers

Passwords You Swallow, Sharks That Tweet and 90-MPH Cheeseburgers

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Entrepreneurs on the Moon? NASA Takes a Step in That Direction.

Entrepreneurs on the Moon? NASA Takes a Step in That Direction.

How NASA and private space firms are trailblazing the giant leap to the final frontier.
Get This: A Smart Toilet That Aims to Correct Poor Posture, and Even Detect Pregnancy and Disease

Get This: A Smart Toilet That Aims to Correct Poor Posture, and Even Detect Pregnancy and Disease

With this tool, a trip to the loo could get even more personal in the future.
This Bionic Hand Allows Amputee to 'Feel' Again

This Bionic Hand Allows Amputee to 'Feel' Again

A Danish man who lost his arm in an accident was able to feel objects by way of surgically implanted sensors connected to a bionic hand.
Swallow This 'Password' Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices

Swallow This 'Password' Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices

Yes, this is as far out as it sounds.
The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz: It's For the Bees

The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz: It's For the Bees

One might wonder how a scientist would go about attaching anything to a tiny, buzzing insect. The answer might surprise you.
Afraid of Sharks? No Problem. Just Check Twitter.

Afraid of Sharks? No Problem. Just Check Twitter.

Scientists in Western Australia have outfitted more than 320 sharks with transmitters that trigger warning tweets when they arrive within one kilometer of popular beaches.
Faster Food: This Restaurant Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 90 MPH

Faster Food: This Restaurant Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 90 MPH

A cafe in New Zealand is using a pneumatic tube system to deliver burgers to customers at an astounding speed.
Google's Next Crazy Project: Smart Contact Lenses

Google's Next Crazy Project: Smart Contact Lenses

The tech company's latest 'smart' project aims to have serious health benefits.
Want a New Smartwatch? Hold On. Why Not a Smart Ring Instead?

Want a New Smartwatch? Hold On. Why Not a Smart Ring Instead?

This new device packs a big tech punch in a tiny, stylish design.
What If EVERYTHING In Your Life Was Connected to the Internet?

What If EVERYTHING In Your Life Was Connected to the Internet?

Samsung is looking toward a future made up of countless smart screens for improving your life and interactions with others. It's pretty far out.
Attack Drones, a Smelly Smartphone App and a Smart Paper Airplane-Jet

Attack Drones, a Smelly Smartphone App and a Smart Paper Airplane-Jet

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Google Snaps Up Company Whose Robots Remind People of 'Terminator' Movies

Google Snaps Up Company Whose Robots Remind People of 'Terminator' Movies

The Silicon Valley tech giant has acquired eight robotics companies in the past six months. And it isn't done yet.
Yes, You Can Turn a Paper Airplane Into a Smartphone-Powered Jet

Yes, You Can Turn a Paper Airplane Into a Smartphone-Powered Jet

PowerUp 3.0 attaches to your standard paper airplane, turning it into a high-tech remote-controlled airliner.
This Wacky Technology Could Possibly Clean Up the Developing World

This Wacky Technology Could Possibly Clean Up the Developing World

In places where access to electricity and other infrastructure is far from guaranteed, this system aims to sterilize the grimy bits.
Weird But True: Microsoft Is Developing a Stress-Monitoring Bra

Weird But True: Microsoft Is Developing a Stress-Monitoring Bra

The tech giant tried to do something similar for men but it just didn't work out.
Get This: Drones That Attack and Take Over Other Drones

Get This: Drones That Attack and Take Over Other Drones

So much for the future of product delivery. A serial hacker has created a device that can hack into and seize control of other drones.
Thanks to This Gadget, Your Message Alerts Can Smell Like Coffee

Thanks to This Gadget, Your Message Alerts Can Smell Like Coffee

The Scentee device releases a puff of scent like apples or jasmine whenever you get an email or someone comments on your Facebook page.

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