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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.

News and Articles About Far Out Tech

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

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

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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.
January 9, 2014 in News and Trends
Photos: Attack Drones, a Smelly Smartphone App and a Smart Paper Airplane-Jet

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

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A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
December 19, 2013 in News and Trends
Google Snaps Up Company Whose Robots Remind People of 'Terminator' Movies

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

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The Silicon Valley tech giant has acquired eight robotics companies in the past six months. And it isn't done yet.
December 16, 2013 in News and Trends
Yes, You Can Turn a Paper Airplane Into a Smartphone-Powered Jet

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

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PowerUp 3.0 attaches to your standard paper airplane, turning it into a high-tech remote-controlled airliner.
December 16, 2013 in Mobile
This Wacky Technology Could Possibly Clean Up the Developing World

This Wacky Technology Could Possibly Clean Up the Developing World

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In places where access to electricity and other infrastructure is far from guaranteed, this system aims to sterilize the grimy bits.
December 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Weird But True: Microsoft Is Developing a Stress-Monitoring Bra

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

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The tech giant tried to do something similar for men but it just didn't work out.
December 10, 2013 in News and Trends
Get This: Drones That Attack and Take Over Other Drones

Get This: Drones That Attack and Take Over Other Drones

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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.
December 6, 2013 in News and Trends
Thanks to This Gadget, Your Message Alerts Can Smell Like Coffee

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

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The Scentee device releases a puff of scent like apples or jasmine whenever you get an email or someone comments on your Facebook page.
December 4, 2013 in Mobile
Is It a Wheelchair or a Tank? It's Both, Actually.

Is It a Wheelchair or a Tank? It's Both, Actually.

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This 'barrier-free sport-vehicle' is like the sport utility of wheelchairs.
November 25, 2013 in News and Trends
A Fashionable, Inflatable Bike Helmet Collar? Yes, You Read That Right.

A Fashionable, Inflatable Bike Helmet Collar? Yes, You Read That Right.

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This Swedish startup has created a bike helmet that you wear around your neck.
November 21, 2013 in News and Trends
IBM to Open Up Jeopardy Winner Watson's 'Brain' for Everyone

IBM to Open Up Jeopardy Winner Watson's 'Brain' for Everyone

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Big Blue aims to spur innovation in the cognitive intelligence space by making the software publicly available for developers.
November 14, 2013 in News and Trends
Say What!? Google Might Be Working on a Lie-Detecting Microphone Throat Tattoo

Say What!? Google Might Be Working on a Lie-Detecting Microphone Throat Tattoo

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Yes, the tech geniuses at Google are at it again.
November 13, 2013 in News and Trends
A 3-D Printed Electric Car That Can Drive Across the U.S. on 10 Gallons of Gas

A 3-D Printed Electric Car That Can Drive Across the U.S. on 10 Gallons of Gas

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More than 50 percent of the Urbee 2 vehicle has been 3-D printed and it can travel at speeds up to 70 mph.
November 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Photos: Mind Control Technology, Elon Musk's James Bond Submarine and a Real-Life Bionic Man

Mind Control Technology, Elon Musk's James Bond Submarine and a Real-Life Bionic Man

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A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
November 5, 2013 in News and Trends
Check This Out: Edible Sensors Tell You When Your Food Has Gone Bad

Check This Out: Edible Sensors Tell You When Your Food Has Gone Bad

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Tiny, biodegradable sensors could have big potential for all sorts of medical- and food-related industries.
October 31, 2013 in News and Trends
This Tiny Gadget Can Turn Virtually Anything Into a Musical Instrument

This Tiny Gadget Can Turn Virtually Anything Into a Musical Instrument

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The Ototo is a pocket-sized circuit board that can make pots and pans, a chocolate bar or even a plant play music. Yes, really.
October 28, 2013 in Office Tech
Want to See the Earth From Space? This Startup Plans to Take You There.

Want to See the Earth From Space? This Startup Plans to Take You There.

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If you thought the Red Bull Stratos 'space dive' project was cool, you'll want to give this a look.
October 23, 2013 in News and Trends
He's at It Again: Elon Musk Buys James Bond's Submarine and Has Big Plans for It

He's at It Again: Elon Musk Buys James Bond's Submarine and Has Big Plans for It

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The tech entrepreneur wants to drop a Tesla engine into the working submarine and, well, you can only imagine what comes next.
October 18, 2013 in News and Trends
This Guy Is Like a Real-Life Bionic Man

This Guy Is Like a Real-Life Bionic Man

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A team of biomedical engineers have developed a robotic limb that can be controlled by the wearer's mind.
October 16, 2013 in News and Trends
Megatron, Eat Your Heart Out. MIT Has Built 'Transformer' Blocks.

Megatron, Eat Your Heart Out. MIT Has Built 'Transformer' Blocks.

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Even in this early prototype, these robotic blocks can self-assemble into different shapes.
October 15, 2013 in News and Trends
This Desk Helps Keep You Healthy By 'Breathing'

This Desk Helps Keep You Healthy By 'Breathing'

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A smart desk that moves up and down for sitting or standing, and keeps tabs on how many calories you burn through the day.
October 4, 2013 in Office Tech
Turn a Smartphone Into a Virus-Detecting Microscope? Yep. It's Happening.

Turn a Smartphone Into a Virus-Detecting Microscope? Yep. It's Happening.

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One UCLA professor says his device can detect particles that cause deafness and brain damage in humans.
September 27, 2013 in Mobile
Harvard Is Actually Developing Mind Control Technology

Harvard Is Actually Developing Mind Control Technology

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A recent experiment enabled a human to control the physical movements of a rat with little more than his thoughts.
September 26, 2013 in News and Trends
A New App That Creates a Musical Soundtrack for Your Images

A New App That Creates a Musical Soundtrack for Your Images

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Mhoto can analyze a digital photo, then create a song that captures the 'mood' of the image.
September 23, 2013 in Apps & Software
Photos: Robotic Bartenders, Brainwave-Reading Headbands and a Jetpack Like James Bond's

Robotic Bartenders, Brainwave-Reading Headbands and a Jetpack Like James Bond's

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A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
September 18, 2013 in News and Trends

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