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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How $10,000 Can Score You a Self-Driving Car (Sort Of)
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How $10,000 Can Score You a Self-Driving Car (Sort Of)

San Francisco-based Cruise Automation has created a new gadget that gives any car self-driving capabilities.
Emily Price
Get This: Facial Recognition -- For Cats
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Get This: Facial Recognition -- For Cats

It might be more useful than you think.
Emily Price
This High-Tech Spray Eats Smog, Turns Surfaces Into Self-Cleaning Germ-Killers
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This High-Tech Spray Eats Smog, Turns Surfaces Into Self-Cleaning Germ-Killers

With a spray of this futuristic wonder cleaner, who needs soap, water and elbow grease?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Forget Drones. 'RoboBees' and 'RoBirds' Take Flight.
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Forget Drones. 'RoboBees' and 'RoBirds' Take Flight.

Taking robotics to new heights, scientists and engineers are developing electronic bees and birds to help solve some critical environmental issues.
Nina Zipkin
These Motorized 'Rocket Skates' Are For Real
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These Motorized 'Rocket Skates' Are For Real

Hoverboards? Jetpacks? Self-driving cars? So yesterday. Meet the motorized roller skate.
Jason Fell
3 Unusual Ways Smart Tech Meets Fashion
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3 Unusual Ways Smart Tech Meets Fashion

At the convergence of fashion and tech there are many interesting and bizarre applications of wearable technology.
Jason Fell
This Handy Gadget Is Like Google Glass For Your Car
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This Handy Gadget Is Like Google Glass For Your Car

Navdy projects turn-by-turn directions onto the road in front of you, and allows you to answer calls by just waving your hand.
Emily Price
Meet Plantoid, the Robot That Grows Like the Roots of a Plant
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Meet Plantoid, the Robot That Grows Like the Roots of a Plant

Robots do all kinds of amazing things, but this is the first one to actually grow.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Take a Look: Researchers Aim to Create Vision-Correcting Displays
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Take a Look: Researchers Aim to Create Vision-Correcting Displays

Have trouble seeing? No worries. A team of university researchers is developing displays that can adjust itself depending on your prescription.
Nina Zipkin
This Traveling Robot Isn't Just a Pile of Junk on the Side of the Road
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This Traveling Robot Isn't Just a Pile of Junk on the Side of the Road

No joke: A robot made of an old bucket, galoshes and a computer 'brain' is attempting to hitchhike across Canada.
Jason Fell
Fade to 'Vantablack': Scientists Invent a Material So Black Your Eyes Can't See It
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Fade to 'Vantablack': Scientists Invent a Material So Black Your Eyes Can't See It

And you thought plain black was the darkest color known to man. Blink again.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Say Hello to the Robotic Personal Assistant of Your Dreams
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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
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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
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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