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3D printed optics and light bulbs (w/video)

Printed Optics is a new approach to creating custom optical elements for interactive devices using 3D printing. Printed Optics enable sensing, display, and illumination elements to be directly embedded in the body of an interactive device. Using these elements, unique display surfaces, novel illumination techniques, custom optical sensors, and robust embedded components can be digitally fabricated for rapid, high fidelity, customized interactive devices.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2012

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Jawbone's all new fitness tracking bracelet

Jawbone today announced UP, a new wristband and app system that helps you discover things about yourself that you never knew. UP tracks how you sleep, move, and eat, and gives you personalized insights to help you make smarter choices to feel your best.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2012

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Vuzix smart glasses to compete with Google Glass

Vuzix Corporation announced today that its new Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 was selected as an Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering BEST OF INNOVATIONS honoree and picked as the best new technology in the Wireless Handset Accessories product category.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2012

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Star Wars holiday lights

These holiday light strings will be the stars of the show for your Intergalactic Holiday Tree. Each strand of lights is 11.5 feet long and features 10 injection molded plastic lights in the shape of either Yoda or R2-D2.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2012

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Tetris stackable LED desk lamp

Tetris piece shaped lamps that you can stack. Of course, you're going to have to be sure to stack them non-optimally. If you make a straight line, sure, you'll get points, but then your lamp will disappear!

Posted: Nov 11th, 2012

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USB drive made out of 4.5 billion years old meteorite

The $1990 USB stick is decorated with little pieces and dust from a 4.5 billion years old meteorite. Its name 'Apophis' refers to a near-Earth asteroid that caused a brief period of concern in December 2004 because initial observations indicated a small probability that it would strike the Earth in 2029.

Posted: Nov 8th, 2012

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Make your own action figures with a 3-D printer

Computer graphics researchers at Cornell and Harvard have created software that will translate a graphic image of a character from a movie or video game, or even something you've created yourself, into a posable plastic model manufactured by a 3-D printer.

Posted: Aug 28th, 2012

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'Invisible' airbag bicycle helmet

Hate traveling with a bulky, plastic bike helmet? Say hello to the Hövding Bike Helmet, an ingenious invention out of Sweden that takes up only a sliver of space in your luggage and activates only upon impact, much like a car's airbag.

Posted: Aug 16th, 2012

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