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[17 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
3D Print your Baby Before Birth [Video]

Japanese company Fasotec provides expectant couples the opportunity to touch the face of their unborn babies by way of a 3D model.

via: DVICE

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[17 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
World’s first scooter with an iPhone dashboard

Terra Motors, a Japanese start-up company that specializes in lightweight electric vehicles, has announced the release of their “e-Scooter A4000i”.  This electric scooter is the world’s first smartphone integrated scooter to  begin mass production.
The A4ooi has a compartment on the dashboard in which an iPhone fits. The  iPhone can display the vehicle’s speed,  mileage data and energy consumption. It has a top speed of 60 miles per hr and can travel about 40 miles per charge. The removable lithium battery can be charged in about 4.5 hrs.

“We took into consideration …

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[16 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Watch this Little Robot Nail a Quadruple Backflip

Robot hobbyist youtube user hinamitetu shows off his horizontal bar gymnast robot “NO. 16″. It quite impressively nails the landing of a quadruple backflip, amazing stuff. Don’t try this at home

via: Robots Dreams

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[16 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Robot lets Doctors Take Emergency Ultrasounds from Miles Away

Internal bleeding is one of the most serious injuries caused by blunt trauma, as in the case of a car accident. If severe causes are left undetected it could lead to death. Luckily modern medicine has methods of detecting and treating such injuries. For example FAST: the use of an ultrasound to detect ruptures in blood passages. However this procedure can usually only be performed at an hospital. Enter FASTele, an ultrasound robot that can be strapped on the chest of a victim and controlled by a doctor from a …

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[9 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]
World’s First Commercially Available Power Suit??

What’s the best way to sell a state of the art 12.5 million yen robot suit? Get a school girl to model it of course. Sagawa Electronics has released a video with their spokesperson “Scar-face Santaro”  of what they call the world’s first commercially available powered suit: The Powered Jacket MK3.  Video below.

Assuming that you’ve just watched that hilarious video; you must be wondering if it’s a joke or not.  Though  it’s obviously not what you’d consider a power-suit, apparently 5 units of the MK3 is actually available for purchase.  There is …

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[7 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
InsideAR Comes to Tokyo

InsideAR is an augmented reality expo which takes place in Munich each year. Put on my AR product manufacturers Metaio, InsideAR is the largest augmented reality conference in the world. What started as a small group of computer vision researchers back in 2006 has become an international showcase of the incredible potential of AR applications. Below is a video of some highlights of last year’s event in Munich.

This year InsideAR will be doing their first event in Tokyo. Being a media sponsor, TokyoTek is excited about seeing potentially …

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[6 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Augmented Reality T-Shirts Give You New Ways to Mess with Friends

Give your friends superpowers, pit them against each other, shatter their crystal hearts into tiny little pieces. That’s what this commercial for a line of augmented reality t-shirts say you can do. Check out these ASOBERU-T (asoberu means “to play”)

Developed by advertising company Dentsu, these AR t-shirts come with an app that lets you interact with the designs. By simply holding your cellphone camera over the t-shirt, you’ll see elements such as characters pop-up. You’ll be able to play with these designs and save the images to you’re phone and …

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[6 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
A Cyborg Vision of Humanity – Keitai Girl

It’s hard to imagine life without a mobile phone, isn’t it? We and our cellphones have become inseparable. Your music player, video player, mini -computer, GPS, the list goes on. However the most important thing about cellphones is the that fact they keeps us connected and this is inspiration behind Noriko Yamaguchi’s “Keitai Girl” (Cellphone Girl). This piece is embodiment of modern human’s perpetual connection to cyberspace.

Created way back in 2003, the Keitai Girl was the artist herself in a skin-tight suit covered with silver cellphone keypads (Back …

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[3 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Yes, Even Your Watch is Telling You, You’re Drunk

They actually did it! Two years ago we reported on a concept design for a watch that could tell how drunk you are. Well, the designers over at TokyoFlash have actually made this concept a reality: the “Kisai Intoxicated”  breathalyzer watch.

Too see just how wasted you really are, you have to blow into a sensor at the side of the watch. Your blood alcohol level is then represented as a percentage with a corresponding LED backlight color incase you’re too drunk to read.
0.00% = “No alcohol” – Backlight: green – …

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[2 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Tokyo at Warp Speed – Breathtaking Time Lapse Video of Tokyo Train Ride

Vimeo user darwinfish105 has uploaded a truly amazing time-lapse video of Tokyo’s Yurikamome line. Shot the Panasonic DMC-GH3’s continuous shooting mode, the video consist of both day and night shots edited beautifully together with a mirrored effect. Definitely worth the watch.