Omni-Crawler Sets Out To Change The Way Crawlers Work

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Simple robots known as crawlers have become very important in specialized tasks that require moving extremely heavy objects. Robots that are similar to crawlers even are used in planetary exploration. The downside to crawlers has always been a lack of fluid mobility, such as sideways motion. This means that since the crawlers are limited in […]

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Surrogates More Than Just A Movie, Thanks To Advances In Robotics?

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It turns out that “Surrogates”, staring Bruce Willis, might not have been just a movie after all. For those who haven’t seen it, in the near future when people don’t interact with the environment themselves and instead have human-looking robots they control remotely do everything for them. Telesar V might not be nearly as sophisticated as the robots in Surrogates, yet the concept is still pretty similar. Telestar V is a telexistence robot system being researched by a group at the Keio University led by Professor Tachi. The idea behind the technology is having a robot you can remotely control.

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Verizon Doubles Data Cap On Its 4G LTE Plans

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More is almost always better than less. Verizon’s new deal for 4G LTE smartphone owners certainly offers more, and at no extra cost. For a limited time Verizon is doubling your data cap on an existing or new 4G LTE plan. This deal will apply to current and new customers that are willing to sign up for a two year commitment. The promotion will go into effect on November 8th, just days before the release of the highly anticipated 4G LTE-compatible Motorola Droid RAZR.

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Yamaha’s New Octagon Boom Box

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These days you can pretty much toss a rock in Best Buy and hit an iPod, iPhone, or other related music accessories. This is certainly not the first dock we’ve ever encountered, so in an endless sea of accessories, can the Yamaha PDX-11 offer something just different enough to make it worth the purchase? It turns out that the answer is a maybe.

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Will GameChanger iPad Board Game Change Anything?

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A Press Release for a new iPod accessory called the GameChanger triumphantly proclaims, “The evolution of the board game is upon us!” Some of you might remember a similar song and dance was made for the Magnavox Odyssey 2 game console, which combined gaming with an actual board as well. Since you don’t really see anyone playing “Quest for the Ring” these days, or any iterations thereof, it’s safe to say that this didn’t work out for Magnavox.

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A Beautiful Dream Of An Apple iTV

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The news of the device has sparked the imaginations of many, including Guilherme M. Schasiepen who has created a fantastic concept design for what he believes an Apple Television should look like. The concept is named the “iTV” and features a super-thin, minimalistic styling that is decisively Apple-esque. According to the concept the device would offer abilities such as Siri Voice Control, multi-touch, FaceTime HD, AirPlay, and no-glasses 3D technology.

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New Explosives Detection Technology Made By Inkjet Printer

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There is no denying that Inkjet Printers are infinitely useful these days. You can print reports, pictures, stickers, and bomb detectors- did I just say bomb detectors? Yes, I certainly did. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a prototype wireless sensor that is capable of detecting explosives and uses simple inkjet printing techniques for production.

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Samsung Reveals its 2560×1600 WQXGA Tablet Display

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It seems that 2011 is the year for change when it comes to smartphone and tablet video resolutions. Just a little over a week ago, Toshiba slammed us with a 6” inch demo retina screen running an eye popping resolution of 2560×1600. Although it showed impressive visuals, it also left many of us a little confused, as 6” is typically too small for a tablet — unless you’re RIM — and too big for a smartphone — unless you’re Dell — so what exactly had Toshiba been thinking?

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