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

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

This 'barrier-free sport-vehicle' is like the sport utility of wheelchairs.
A Fashionable, Inflatable Bike Helmet Collar? Yes, You Read That Right.

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

This Swedish startup has created a bike helmet that you wear around your neck.
IBM to Open Up Jeopardy Winner Watson's 'Brain' for Everyone

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

Big Blue aims to spur innovation in the cognitive intelligence space by making the software publicly available for developers.
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

Yes, the tech geniuses at Google are at it again.
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

More than 50 percent of the Urbee 2 vehicle has been 3-D printed and it can travel at speeds up to 70 mph.
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

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
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

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

This Tiny Gadget Can Turn Virtually Anything Into a Musical Instrument

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.
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.

If you thought the Red Bull Stratos 'space dive' project was cool, you'll want to give this a look.
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

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

This Guy Is Like a Real-Life Bionic Man

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

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

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

This Desk Helps Keep You Healthy By 'Breathing'

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

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

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

Harvard Is Actually Developing Mind Control Technology

A recent experiment enabled a human to control the physical movements of a rat with little more than his thoughts.
A New App That Creates a Musical Soundtrack for Your Images

A New App That Creates a Musical Soundtrack for Your Images

Mhoto can analyze a digital photo, then create a song that captures the 'mood' of the image.
Robotic Bartenders, Brainwave-Reading Headbands and a Jetpack Like James Bond's

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

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Your Next Cocktail Could Be Concocted By This Robotic Bartender

Your Next Cocktail Could Be Concocted By This Robotic Bartender

The Monsieur is kind of like a Keurig for alcoholic beverages. But even cooler.
A Digital 'Tattoo' You Can Only See With a Smartphone

A Digital 'Tattoo' You Can Only See With a Smartphone

Thinking about getting some ink under your skin? Maybe consider this instead.
You Can 'Steer' Your Dog With This Device

You Can 'Steer' Your Dog With This Device

Researchers are working on a gadget that can help guide your dog in situations when usual commands can't be heard.
YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS: Elon Musk Designs a Rocket Part With Hand Gestures and 3-D Prints It

YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS: Elon Musk Designs a Rocket Part With Hand Gestures and 3-D Prints It

In this video, the SpaceX founder goes beyond computers to design the rocket part with free-standing projection.
Can't Make That Meeting? Skype Could Have the Solution With 3-D Video Calling

Can't Make That Meeting? Skype Could Have the Solution With 3-D Video Calling

The technology is far off still but could give the niche format wider appeal.
Check Out This Brainwave-Reading Headband That Could Control All Your Devices

Check Out This Brainwave-Reading Headband That Could Control All Your Devices

The Muse headband has sensors that collect a wearer's brainwaves and then translates the information to binary code.
This 'Instrument' Lets You Rock Out With Your iPhone

This 'Instrument' Lets You Rock Out With Your iPhone

Artiphon's Instrument 1 is like an entire orchestra all in one smartphone-powered gadget.
Someday, Google Glass Could Track the Ads You See. Maybe.

Someday, Google Glass Could Track the Ads You See. Maybe.

A new patent points to Google charging advertisers based on when users actually look at an advertisement.

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