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oculus-rift

Valve has announced that the first game to officially support John Carmack’s Oculus Rift, will be their free-to-play multiplayer title, Team Fortress 2. Whilst it may look like Nintendo Virtual Boy 2.0, it is the next step in gaming, a cutting edge virtual reality headset that started on Kickstarter, … [Read More]

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3doodler

3Doodler, the world’s first 3D printing pen, has surpassed its Kickstarter goal in a single day. The company behind the project set a modest goal of just $30,000 for the pen, but has attracted almost $800,000 at the time of this post. The pen is essentially a 3D printer, but … [Read More]

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4k

After Sony’s live Consumer Electronics Show 2013 conference, President and Chief Operating Officer Phil Molyneux had some very interesting comments on the future of Blu-ray disc and Ultra High Definition 4K (four times the resolution of the current 1080p HD standard) video content.

He revealed that the size of an … [Read More]

Graphene

The UK government will be investing £21.5 million in graphene research in order to get the wonder material out of a lab and into the real world. The funding will be given to specific universities, and £12 million of the funding is from a previously agreed funding source from 2011, … [Read More]

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google-motorola

Google and Motorola are reportedly working on a smartphone that pushes the boundary with the best technologies that are available, called the X phone. The phone is expected to launch at some point in 2013, and will reportedly have features that set itself apart from rivals such as the Apple … [Read More]

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4g-mobile-internet

Ofcom will be auctioning off its remaining 4G mobile spectrum early next year and the watchdog has just published the final regulations for the sale, as well as a timetable. The telecommunications regulator has set out in detail, the process that will be involved in the auction, from the application and … [Read More]

Universal Translator

Microsoft Research has managed to develop a piece of software that claims to be able to translate your speech, on-the-fly, to another language in, wait for it, your own voice. The demonstration of the technology is available to watch on Youtube (embedded below). The technology, which many are comparing to … [Read More]

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Union Jack

Britain is a nation of GOOFS – Gadget Obsessed Over Fifties – with the over 50s now owning almost as much technology as consumers half their age. This is according to a survey carried about by Gadget Show Live Christmas, which takes place at ExCeL on 30 November to 2 … [Read More]

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terminator-hydrogen-fuel-cell

At CEATEC 2012 (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies), an annual trade show in Japan that is taking place this week just outside Tokyo, Japanese company Rohm is showing off tiny hydrogen fuel cells (not the ones in the image above) that are meant to be used for charging portable devices.… [Read More]

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Solar Panels

Solar3D the developer of a breakthrough 3-dimensional solar cell technology that maximises the conversion of sunlight into electricity, have announced the successful fabrication and operation of a working 3-dimensional silicon solar cell prototype that produces at least 250% of the power of a basic silicon solar cell.

Dr. Changwan Son, … [Read More]

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Hydrogen Locomotive

Staff and students at the University of Birmingham have created and successfully trialled the UK’s first hydrogen-powered locomotive, though it is a little on the small side. The prototype train is part of a competition led by the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, and is the first of its kind to … [Read More]

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Microbial Fuel Cell

It might not look like much, but the image above shows you what might be revolutionary for some of our energy needs. The microbial fuel cell, created by engineers at Oregon State University, have developed a way to increase the efficiency of producing electricity from wastewater by up to 100 times compared … [Read More]

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3dtv

3DTVs may be about to get a little better, and easier to watch with new technology from DaVinci 3D Corp., which made its cinematic debut today in conjunction with the International 3D Society. Jim Chabin, CEO of the Society, asked Steve Blumenthal, CEO of DaVinci 3D to convert from 2D into … [Read More]

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kuratas-gundam-robot

The crazy folks in Japan have come one step close to realising a real Mobile Suit Gundam with the launch of Kuratas. The robot, which can be controlled via a smartphone over a 3G connection, or from inside a cockpit was launched today at the annual Wonder festival in Tokyo. … [Read More]

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an additional $2.4 million investment in hydrogen fuel cell technology after research has shown that vehicles in a trial were twice as efficient as traditional gasoline vehicles. The data collected from a trial of more than 180 vehicles running on hydrogen fuel cells … [Read More]

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