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Say Hello to the Robotic Personal Assistant of Your Dreams
Far Out Tech

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.
Jason Fell
Novartis, Google to Develop Contact Lenses to Monitor Blood Sugar
Far Out Tech

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Get This: A Cooler That Uses Dirt to Keep Your Beers Cool
Far Out Tech

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.
Emily Price
This Startup Aims to Warn You About Spying Drones
Far Out Tech

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.
Jason Fell
A Tiny, Whip-Tailed Robot Can Administer Meds Anywhere In the Body
Far Out Tech

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?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
A 'Smart' Cup That Knows What You're Drinking -- And Counts the Calories
Far Out Tech

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.
Emily Price
This Company Wants You to Wear Your SIM Card
Far Out Tech

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.
Nina Zipkin
Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear
Technology

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?'
Jason Fell
Far Out: Radiation-Blocking Underwear Also Protect Men's Fertility
Far Out Tech

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
FDA Approves First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm
Far Out Tech

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.
Laura Entis
Check This: Solar Cells the Size of a Pencil Point
Solar Energy

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.
Gabrielle Karol
This Crazy, High-Tech Billboard Does More Than Just Display Ads
Far Out Tech

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.
Nina Zipkin
No Sci-Fi Here: Your Own Personal Robot Is Coming
Trep Talk

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.
Catherine Clifford