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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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
Eye of the Tiger: U.S. Army Eyes Night Vision Contact Lenses
Far Out Tech

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments
Far Out Tech

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.
Geoff Weiss
Giant Crab-Like Robot to Plumb the Ocean for Shipwrecks and Treasure
Robots

Giant Crab-Like Robot to Plumb the Ocean for Shipwrecks and Treasure

Prepare to meet the mammoth mechanical crab of your nerdiest undersea dreams.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Google Wants to Patent Contact Lenses That Can Snap Photos
Far Out Tech

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.
Laura Entis
A Highway Illuminated by Glow in the Dark Paint, Not Streetlights
Far Out Tech

A Highway Illuminated by Glow in the Dark Paint, Not Streetlights

You may have heard of the smart car, but what about a smart highway?
Laura Entis
Entrepreneurs on the Moon, DNA Hacking and Real-Life Iron Man Gear
Far Out Tech

Entrepreneurs on the Moon, DNA Hacking and Real-Life Iron Man Gear

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Jason Fell
The Makers of This Solar-Powered Technology Want to Eliminate a Global Sanitation Issue
Science

The Makers of This Solar-Powered Technology Want to Eliminate a Global Sanitation Issue

A high-tech toilet is an innovative solution to an age-old problem. And it's nothing to pooh-pooh.
Katherine Gray
This Crazy Technology Brings 'Dr. Octopus' to Real Life (Sort Of)
Business Unusual

This Crazy Technology Brings 'Dr. Octopus' to Real Life (Sort Of)

These robotic, claw-tipped arms were actually designed for a reason that might surprise you.
Katherine Gray