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MIT "Sixth Sense"

MIT "Sixth Sense"

The genius students at MIT Media Lab have created a wearable computer that can turn almost any object into an interactive display. Dubbed the “Sixth Sense” this prototype machine uses a cell phone to connect it to the internet which is attached to a webcam and a battery powered 3M projector and a mirror. The video shows how the student Pranav Mistry uses color coded finger tips to control the computer via hand gestures. Watch as he draws a clock on his wrist to bring up the time, check the flight status on his plane ticket, and even see star ratings on books he picks up. The possibilities of this amazing technology are endless. Being able to interact with tangible objects is going to change the way we use and think about computers in the future.

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Mission One EV Sports Bike Mission Motors is the designer of this Mission One EV Sports Bike. With a top speed of 150mph and a range of the same, this all electric motorcycle has set the bar. The first bikes are supposed to come to market in 2010 and will have a limited production of 50 with a price tag of $68,995. The founders of San Francisco based Mission Motors  Forrest North, Edward West , and Mason Cabot have assembled a cast of team members from the likes of Tesla Motors, Ducati and Google to help make this production vehicle a reality. I only hope projects like this can get funding and some government help along the way in either tax breaks or stimulus. This is the kind of Green Technology growth our nation needs to help further our nation from oil dependency.

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Athena Multimedia CouchTechnology and furniture making go hand in hand. So it’s no wonder that furniture designers are starting to converge the two, and rightfully so. Artanova a Switzerland company has designed the Athena, a well styled  sofa with an integrated computer system.  With dual monitors to boot this is the ultimate tech geeks dream couch. With a price tag of $15,436 this sofa needs to be able to make me breakfast, or at least allow me to order breakfast online. Official specs are not found on the manufacturers website so for now we have to speculate on what is actually inside of the pricey piece of furniture. Lets hope they have integrated some nice tech features.

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G1 Pool Table

G1 Pool Table

Talk about a cool pool table. This pool table has a clear surface made with a Vitrik™ playing surface. Vitrik™ is a patented surface that is designed to mimic the characteristics of felt, giving it the same smooth feel of a regular pool table. The manufacturers Nottage Design claim it’s the first and only transparent top pool table. At approximately 30k I certainly would be afraid of breaking the glass on this pool table, but I guess if I have 30k lying around to buy a pool table then I have enough money to buy a new one should I break it.  Though it is supposed to be 4-6 times stronger than standard glass at 15mm thick. Expensive or not this it’s had to deny how stunning and sexy this G-1 pool table is.

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