Category Archives: Cool Tech
Need a Rugged Field Service Android with Built-In Accessories Galore?
Let’s face it. Most smartphones and tablets simply aren’t designed to put up with a hard day at work with a good chance of being dropped or rained on. Untimely accidental breakage of a device you or your people need to do their jobs results in office frustration, unhappy field workers and angry customers who are kept… Read More »
My First 3D Scan
Into Gaming? What If The Real World Was Your Map?
This is impressive tech. Facebook’s Oculus Rift has nothing on the potential of this. The video says it all. For more detail and a view of the prototype headgear, check out the IEE Spectrum article: Sulon Cortex Headset Seeks to Meld Real and Virtual Worlds. A thing like this could produce some seriously altered states. Imagine… Read More »
Breathe underwater without tanks!
The act of snorkling and shallow diving will never be the same again because you can finally breathe underwater with this groundbreaking device. Regarding the science: It separates oxygen out of water by using holes smaller than water molecules combined with a ‘little’ clever technology. I am genuinely curious how they handle the buoyancy thing,… Read More »
Automatic: An Auto Accessory to Make Smarter Cars & Better Drivers
Automatic helps you drive better by letting your car interact with your smartphone. It’s an accessory that plugs into your car’s diagnostic port that pairs with a smartphone app. As I like to say to my audience during briefings on tablet applications, “Apps help you do what you do, only better. The trick is figuring… Read More »
Ever hear of REPAP? Paper Made of Stone
Did you know there is an earth friendly type of paper called REPAP that is made of stone? No trees involved, just rock. Someone gave me a pad of it recently. I can honestly say it feels nicer to write on than plain old wood pulp-based paper. Interestingly, it offers the benefit of being free… Read More »
Desktop 3D Printers Will Be Commonplace. Soon.
I’m no expert, but I know a little about 3-D printing. I mean, back in the day when Parametric and SolidWorks were ‘the thing’ in the 3-D modeling CAD world, I was patiently following the development of realtime prototyping solutions. They were pricey but still far cheaper than having models made by hand or with… Read More »
Levitation by Sound?
Remember that physics lab when you had to make standing waves with a Slinky and a jump rope in the school hallway? Change the slinky to a 3-D sound wave and you can pretty much visualize what’s happening here. The wave effectively becomes a surface which can support weight – and be moved. Imagine touch… Read More »
I am Definitely Seeing a Trend. Everything is in 3D.
If you had the ability to scan and print in 3D, what would you make first? What would you make a thousand of so you could make a business out of it? This is like large format printing when ink jet plotters became available years ago. The Sense 3D scanner from Cubify. Yet another 3D… Read More »