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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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.
Move Over James Bond. Here Comes a Jetpack for the Rest of Us

Move Over James Bond. Here Comes a Jetpack for the Rest of Us

A company in New Zealand thinks it's finally time we take our commute to the skies, jetpack-style.
This New Software Lets You Turn Any Surface Into a Touch Screen

This New Software Lets You Turn Any Surface Into a Touch Screen

Users can project their desktop onto a flat surface and control it with the Windows Kinect sensor.
Smart Diapers, a Lie Detector in Your Mouth and Elon Musk's Crazy-Fast Way to Travel

Smart Diapers, a Lie Detector in Your Mouth and Elon Musk's Crazy-Fast Way to Travel

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Not Sure What to Eat? This App Knows What You're Craving

Not Sure What to Eat? This App Knows What You're Craving

A new tool uses a 'neural-network algorithm' to analyze millions of reviews and then recommend restaurants based on the foods you love the most.
The World's Newest Lie Detector Could Be a Sensor Implanted in Your Mouth

The World's Newest Lie Detector Could Be a Sensor Implanted in Your Mouth

No joke, this tech can tell if you've been lying about smoking or eating less.
This Tablet Is So Hands-Free You Can Control It With Your Brain

This Tablet Is So Hands-Free You Can Control It With Your Brain

A research project from tech giant Samsung could provide new ways to interact with mobile devices.
Ubuntu Edge Phone: A Crazy, Cool Idea That's Probably Ahead of Its Time

Ubuntu Edge Phone: A Crazy, Cool Idea That's Probably Ahead of Its Time

This project has gained a lot of attention, raising more than $3 million in less than 24 hours on Indiegogo.
This New Tool Basically Makes Star Trek Technology a Reality

This New Tool Basically Makes Star Trek Technology a Reality

Having recently raised more than $1.5 million, the Scanadu Scout aims to read your vitals, all by a simple touch to your forehead.
Lost Keys? No Problem. This Gadget Can Locate Virtually Anything

Lost Keys? No Problem. This Gadget Can Locate Virtually Anything

Tile is a Bluetooth-enabled device and app that lets users keep tabs on their most valuable items.
Feel This: Disney Wants to Bring Virtual Objects Into the Real World. Sort Of.

Feel This: Disney Wants to Bring Virtual Objects Into the Real World. Sort Of.

Disney doesn't just do cartoons. Its researchers are developing something that can make motion-controlled devices more immersive for users.
Forget Necklaces and Rings. This Gold Goes Inside Your Head

Forget Necklaces and Rings. This Gold Goes Inside Your Head

Engineers are working on a way to use gold particles to possibly treat movement disorders and other ailments.
Elon Musk and His Outrageous Idea to Travel Between Los Angeles and San Francisco in Just 30 Minutes

Elon Musk and His Outrageous Idea to Travel Between Los Angeles and San Francisco in Just 30 Minutes

Details for the 'Hyperloop' are vague, but the idea sounds amazing.
The Future of Retail: Paying With Your Face?

The Future of Retail: Paying With Your Face?

A Finnish company says it has developed a system that eliminates the need for cash or credit at check out. All it needs is a look at your face.
No Joke, These 'Smart Diapers' Can Detect Your Child's Health

No Joke, These 'Smart Diapers' Can Detect Your Child's Health

A New York tech startup has combined diapers with a mobile app to give parents real-time health info on their babies.
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