Mega sized human controlled robots have been the dream of science fiction since we began dreaming of a fantastic Utopian future. With two MegaBots now in existence it is only natural that their metal would be tested in the battle arena. Team USA threw out the challenge back in June and Suidobashi Heavy Industries of Japan accepted then upped the ante, lets go hand to hand for some melee combat mega sized.
With only a year until MegaBots go to war Team USA have decided they need to upgrade their Mark II MegaBot and they are asking for our help. Follow the link below to become a part of the Team, buy a T-Shirt or visit the MegaBot, just get involved.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the call to MegaBot arms for Team USA. Jump on-board and get involved, unless of course your on Team Japans side in which case you will need to get with the Suidobashi Program.
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Inspector Gadget watch out the Pebble smart watch is finally here. Pebble set Kickstarter on fire when it launched, raising $10,000,000 in record time. The first batch of Pebble smart watches are now being prepared to ship on January 23. The extra demands of the unexpected popularity have slowed the production process apparently.
The Pebble watch is no ordinary wrist bound chronographer, this is the smartphone of the watch world. With its own operating system and downloadable applications this is the first Über watch that ticks all of the boxes. With the perfect low power e-paper display (e-Ink), ARM processor and Bluetooth the Pebble is a true smart watch.
Think of Pebble as a second screen for your Smartphone, once the Bluetooth connection is established your assistant’s talents are only limited by which applications you choose to install.
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Ouya, the little open source console that could has been making news again of late. The establishment of a new console gaming system is every bit as much about making business connections as it is gaming hardware and Ouya is working through this process as we speak.
Recently the deals have started to roll with pen being put to paper. OnLive the remote gaming company and VEVO the music video platform have both signed deals that will see them installed as standard on the Ouya desktop.
Game announcements are beginning to be made; Final Fantasy III, Human Element and Shadowrun all joining the console for its release party in March 2013.
The Rubik’s Cube sized console is building up to be the most desirable addition to the living room in years. To be released in March 2013 it should have at least a 6 month lead on the latest next generation Xbox and PlayStation, with the current generation getting a little long in the tooth the Ouya will actually be the most powerful console on the market for a short time.
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Pebble Technology (Allerta) have created the perfect hi-tech Über smart wrist watch. Currently seeking pledgers on the fund raising website Kickstarter Pebble is attracting huge amounts of attention, attracting over 10,000 pledgers and over $1.4 million in 4 days, Pebble looks to be an early hit. With 36days to go till funding is closed and production begins Pebble is anxiously being anticipated by many.
The designers of the amazing InPulse smart watch for Blackberry have finally brought their magic to the iPhone and Android world. In one foul swoop they have completely re-invented the wrist watch for the 21st century. While the InPulse was a tad bulky, and frankly attaching their wagon to Blackberry seems a little insane, InPulse was still a wrist bound technological tour de force.
Learning as they go Allerta have created the most incredible Smart-phone assistant ever. Think of Pebble as a second display for your smartphone, one that is immensely more accessible, and generally always visible. While vibration notifications offer convenient silent operation, without the strange looks.
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B-Squares, a small gadget idea with big possibilities. Designed by MIT grads Jordan McRae and Shawn Frayne this is the kind of idea that feels kind of world changing. At it’s heart the B-Square system consists of a number of different types of building blocks – Squares – that can snap together to form different gadgets. Currently 6 Squares have been designed and prototyped, Solar, LED display, Battery (3 AAA), iPhone doc and a processor square called the Proto Square. A sound square is also in the works. Described as a 3D modular electronics system different Squares can are snapped together to form simple gadgets; iPhone solar charger, alarm clock, lamp, portable power. Truly brilliant though is the fact that as more Squares are developed and released new possibilities open up. The duo plans on releasing the Sound Square , an iPhone playback doc in the not so distant future.
All of the squares are a flat square panel with magnetic corners allowing the various squares to snap together. The magnet corners also do double duty as a point of contact for power and communications between the Squares, eliminating the need for plugs and connectors. The demonstration video on Kickstarter shows a solar array powering a large wall clock, charger arrays iPhone radio and many other ingenious combinations, its a must watch video.
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