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3D chocolate printer lets you get creative with chocolate

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments5 July 2011

3d-chocolate-printer-1A while ago we wrote about Cornucopia – a printer for food, which works by storing, precisely mixing, depositing and cooking layers of ingredients. A group of researchers came up with their twist on food printing technology and made a 3D chocolate printer. In the long term, the technology could be used by customers to… »

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LG Hom-Bot – a smart vacuum cleaning robot

By Damir Beciri
One Comment26 June 2011

lg-hom-bot-smart-vacuum-cleaning-robotIn one of our mini-series we started a while ago, we wrote about robotic vacuum cleaners that could take the throne from the ruler of that niche. In this article we’re going to write about LG RoboKing’s successor named Hom-Bot Smart Vacuum Cleaning Robot. The robot is developed for the European market, and it’s much better… »

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Lytro light field camera could be the future of photography

By Damir Beciri
4 Comments24 June 2011

lytro-light-field-cameraLytro, Inc. is developing a light field camera that can capture all of the light rays in a scene in a way that offers new photographic capabilities, such as focusing a picture after it is taken. Lytro cameras will also create interactive, living pictures that can be endlessly focused and refocused by both the photographer… »

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See-through organic electroluminescent display to be mass produced by TDK

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments1 June 2011

tdk-hd-see-through-organic-electroluminescent-displayIn our previous articles we wrote about a variety of see through displays, and TDK Corporation has started mass production of a newly developed see-through display. Based on a passive matrix type Quarter Video Graphics Array (QVGA) organic electroluminescent (EL) display, its main application will be focused onto mobile phones and other small mobile electronic… »

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TU Vienna researchers develop precise, small and affordable 3D printer

By Damir Beciri
One Comment18 May 2011

tu-vienna-micro-3d-printer-1We already wrote about several 3D printers, capable to help in rapid prototyping, however, researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have developed a much smaller, lighter and cheaper 3D printer. With this kind of printer, everyone could produce small, custom-made 3D-objects at home, using building plans from the internet – and this could save… »

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PaperPhone and Snaplet provide glimpse into flexible gadgets future

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments8 May 2011

paperphone-1An advanced “thin-film” flexible paper computer has been developed in collaboration between the researchers of Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and Arizona State University, USA. Two variations of the flexible paper computer are going to be unveiled on May 10 at the Association of Computing Machinery’s CHI 2011 (Computer- Human Interaction) conference in Vancouver, Canada…. »

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Is airpiano something you miss in your stage performance?

By Rob Aid
One Comment30 April 2011

airpiano-1The airpiano is a MIDI and OSC controller which allows the user to trigger invisible keys and faders in midair. Although playing the airpiano is similar to playing Theremin, it has its own features which make it a completely different instrument. The main difference is the ability to play discrete keys (triggers) and faders on… »

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Trimensional – a 3-D scanner smartphone application

By Damir Beciri
One Comment14 April 2011

trimensional-used-to-create-3d-modelGrant Schindler, a researcher from Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, managed to come up with a simplified version of a tool that used to cost hundreds of dollars a year ago into something that can be done with an app. Trimensional is the first app that allows users with an iPhone 4, iPad 2 or… »