Archive for October, 2012

Pumpkin carved into a playable Tetris-O-Lantern

Pumpkin carved into a playable Tetris-O-Lantern

Every Halloween brings a new batch of creative takes on the traditional Jack-o-lantern, but very few of these actually try to give a pumpkin a technological enhancement. This year, one programmer decided to change that by hacking a pumpkin into a working version of Tetris by using a grid of…

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Korea shows off salad-tossing robot at Robot World 2012

Korea shows off salad-tossing robot at Robot World 2012

Researchers from the Korean Institute of Science and Technology’s (KIST) Center for Intelligent Robotics (CIR) demonstrated their household service robot, CIROS, at Robot World 2012. CIROS, the third version of the robot since development began in 2005, is intended to help out around the home by performing simple chores. You…

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DARWIND5 wind turbine improves on an old design

DARWIND5 wind turbine improves on an old design

Ontario, Canada has carved out a niche for itself as a hub of green technology. One of the latest clean tech innovations to come out of that province is DARWIND5, a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT). Designed by Harvistor, it comes with a promise of more oomph than existing models…

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ASUS Presents Wireless Router with Huge Antennas

ASUS Presents Wireless Router with Huge Antennas

If getting long-range WiFi is a perpetual battle, ASUS just started a nuclear war. Its fresh RT-N12HP router carries a pair of (thankfully removable) high-gain, 9dBi antennas and a separate signal amplifier that can jointly boost the range of the router’s 802.11n wireless up to 300 percent versus challengers that…

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