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Scanadu clearly knows to tap into our collective Star Trek dreams, as the company just reached $1 million in funding for its Scout tricorder. The backing so far comes from people in 91 countries, including luminaries like Eugene Roddenberry (who else?) and Steve Wozniak. That figure is more than s...

June 18th 2013 at 10:16pm 0 Comments
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Researchers at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign have created a US$200 piece of hardware that turns any iPhone into a high-resolution spectrometer. The device allows the user to test for pathogens, toxins, allergens in food and perform medical diagnostic tests. The device is essentia...

May 28th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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We've come across a number of DLP-based pico projectors over the years and while these products are getting smaller, brighter and higher resolution, it's the integration with other devices that's really captured our imagination. Samsung's Galaxy Beam, which we reviewed last year, merges a 15-lumen...

February 11th 2013 at 10:42am 0 Comments
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Who hasn't dreamed of having a Tricorder from the show Star Trek? Qualcomm announced the Tricorder X Prize last year, who's aim is to create a Star Trek-like device. Those who are interested in fame and fortune, as well as the $10 million prize, can finally register starting tomorrow and then they...

January 7th 2013 at 11:02pm 0 Comments
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It may look like an early prototype of the Power Glove, but this wearable "tricorder" is not only less embarrassing than the doomed Nintendo peripheral -- it's also quite a bit more advanced technologically. This second prototype of the medical gadget is home to a veritable arsenal of sensors, inc...

August 24th 2012 at 1:04am 0 Comments
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Captain's Log, Stardate 65131.6... Hello, computer (and players)! I seem to mention this all the time, but I believe it to be true: The developers working on Star Trek Online are more transparent with their work than the devs of most other games. Whether or not this transparency has been always...

August 18th 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments