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Watch A Katana-Wielding Robot Battle A Human Samurai Sword Master

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Watch A Katana-Wielding Robot Battle A Human Samurai Sword Master

In the red corner, Machii Isao—an Iaido master and expert swordsman. Isao is a five-time Guinness World Record holder, including fastest 1,000 iaido sword cuts (completed in 36 minutes and 4 seconds) and most Iaido sword cuts to one mat (8). And in the blue corner, MOTOMAN-MH24. Able to carry 24 kilograms (53 pounds), this […]

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Delsey’s new luggage weighs itself, charges phones, forecasts the weather

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Delsey’s new luggage weighs itself, charges phones, forecasts the weather

CES was flooded with a bunch of “internet of things” for the home, but frequent travelers will likely appreciate this connected luggage better. Leading luggage maker Delsey has been working on a connected suitcase called Pluggage for the past two years and has recently tested a working prototype, as you can see in the video […]

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Connected snowboard bindings will help you ride smarter

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Japan-based Cerevo has introduced XON Snow-1, a set of sensor-enabled snowboard bindings that track your movements and weight distribution as you ride. (Bindings hold the rider’s boots to the board.) These bindings have sensors that monitor your weight distribution and the extent to which the board flexes while you ride. Each binding is also equipped […]

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The Father of video games passes away aged 92.

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There is a controversial theory shared by scholars which suggests that technological progress is inevitable. Had Steve Jobs and Apple not created the iPhone, the theory suggests, then someone else would have eventually stepped in to create something similar. It’s a revisionist and linear school of thought that I dislike for how it downplays the […]

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PYRO HANDHELD FIRESHOOTER

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You don’t need to be a superhero/mutant/sorcerer to shoot fire from your hands. All you need is the Pyro Handheld Fireshooter. This very real, very crazy gadget was designed for illusionists, magicians, and other performers, sits on the underside of your wrists so it can be hidden by a sleeve, is activated by a remote […]

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New Bluetooth devices will connect directly to the internet

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For all the talk of an Internet of Things, many Bluetooth devices aren’t very internet-savvy; they usually have to rely on WiFi (or another gadget entirely) to hop online. That’s going to change very shortly with the advent of Bluetooth’s new 4.2 spec. If a sensor, smart light bulb or other low-power device supports the […]

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Inside Logitech: How gaming mice are built and tested (VIDEO)

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Inside Logitech: How gaming mice are built and tested (VIDEO)

Logitech does not just test mice and keyboards. It tortures them. It mashes keys 13 times per second, 24 hours a day, for two months straight. When the company needs to test the range and directionality of a wireless mouse receiver, it builds an anechoic chamber to seal away every errant wireless signal and precisely […]

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The $50 earthquake alarm that could save thousands of lives

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Grillo Active from Grillo on Vimeo. Known as Grillo Active, the tiny orange devices contain a sensitive movement detector, microprocessor and a WiFi module to transmit a signal. Grillo are currently in talks with a major convenience store chain to locate the devices at between 500 and 1,000 of their stores around Mexico. Given that […]

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Why do we like nature?

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It’s fairly obvious that one would always prefer to see some trees and nature rather than whole blocks of cements covering your whole surrounding … What could make looking at nature so relaxing ? why is a walk in the park or between trees so pleasant, whereas walking between buildings is just ‘meh’ … Why […]

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