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Ultimate Ears UE-11 Pro’s Aren’t Bionic Ear Upgrades, But Priced Comparatively

Ultimate Ears UE-11 Pro’s Aren’t Bionic Ear Upgrades, But Priced Comparatively

Yeah they have four drivers in each custom molded ear-bud, but come on, $1150? They appear to be energy efficient too only costing you/your connected device 1mW of power for 110dB’s of sound.

$1150!! I still can’t stop obsessing over the cost of these things! Yeah sure, you can’t even afford a physical system that included 4 subs, 2 mid ranges, and 2 tweeters for less than that, let alone being able to divide all that by two and then cram on half in each ear, but still.

Reach for the Robo-Raid: Bionic Hornet brings nanotech to war

Reach for the Robo-Raid: Bionic Hornet brings nanotech to war

I'm in two minds about this story - impressed, because nanotechnology is cool and tiny robots are even cooler, but more than a little disturbed at the idea of killer robots flying around and zapping people in the neck.  Reuters is reporting that Israel are developing a bionic hornet that could chase, photograph and eventually kill enemy combatants or terrorists.  Able to navigate tightly confined areas and so small as to be difficult to target by traditional weaponry, the concept is expected to reach prototype stage within three years. 

It's uncertain as yet whether the robots would be remotely controlled or have some sort of AI, though a combination of both is perhaps most likely; general targeting by remote, while short-range sensors automatically manage obstacle avoidance, tracking and flight. 

Israel developing anti-militant "bionic hornet" [Reuters]

Zooming contact lenses enlarge at a wink

Zooming contact lenses enlarge at a wink

A contact lens with a built in zoom that the wearer can switch at will between regular and telescopic vision could mean the end to dwindling independence for those with deteriorating eyesight, researchers suggested today. The rigid lens covers the majority of the front surface of the eye, including both the whites and the pupil, and contains an array of tiny aluminum mirrors that together can enlarge the world by 2.8x. Winking flips the view between regular and magnified.

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LEGO bringing 32 new Star Wars sets for 2015

LEGO bringing 32 new Star Wars sets for 2015

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens will be just one piece of the puzzle this year. The biggest toy company in the world has released notes at NYC's Toy Fair on their 2015 line of Star Wars sets, with LEGO bricks ranging from Star Wars Rebels through to the prequels and back to Star Wars Rebels. In all, LEGO has announced that 32 new sets will be coming to their Star Wars collection - and that's just so far. There may well be more up their sleeve.

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Millennium Falcon drone: functional and one-of-a kind

Millennium Falcon drone: functional and one-of-a kind

Personal drones are fun toys (and useful tools), and we've seen them surface in increasingly fashionable forms. There's the Bionic Bird, for example, which looks like any other bird but comes with a few mechanical upgrades. That Back to the Future DeLorean drone is even better, mashing together nostalgia and skilled craftsmanship for a miniature time traveler. And now there's the Millennium Falcon drone, latest to the growing number of flying vehicle replicas taking to the sky. As always, we've a video of it in action after the jump.

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Stridalyzer smart insoles show how you run

Stridalyzer smart insoles show how you run

Smart products tailored to runners have been cropping up, including the Bionic Runner bike that combines running and cycling into a single hybrid activity. The latest to surface for the marathons among us are the Stridalyzer smart insoles, something users slip into their running shoes. Data from a running session is sent to a related mobile app, which shows stress points, whether the runner has a potentially harmful foot strike habit, pacing, and more. As a bonus, and despite the integrated sensors, the insoles can also be trimmed up to a full shoe size to ensure they fit.

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Internet Arcade puts 900 old-school games in your browser

Internet Arcade puts 900 old-school games in your browser

Let's say you're a gamer who's trying to dig deeper into gaming culture's roots. You've heard about these titles that have broken records, expectations, paradigms, and genres. Or maybe you're just really curious how those games of the past played out. Suffice it to say, you'd be out of luck if you wanted to go beyond a simple book or video hearsay. That is, until now. Thanks to the Internet Archive, you can now test, play, and maybe even enjoy a shockingly huge library of 900 arcade games right in your web browser.

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Dean Kamen’s incredible robot arm is good to go

Dean Kamen’s incredible robot arm is good to go

Dean Kamen's robotic prosthetic limb, the DEKA Arm System, has been granted FDA approval, with the DARPA-sponsored project controlled by electrical signals from sensors where it meets the wearer's limb. Dubbed "Luke" - a reference to Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars universe - the arm is a huge step forward from existing mechanical prosthetics, allowing for more detailed uses like turning keys and pulling zippers.

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Tongue-driven wheelchair uses high-tech power piercing

Tongue-driven wheelchair uses high-tech power piercing

Tongue piercings may be associated with rebellion, but one researcher is aiming for revolution instead, creating a Tongue Drive System that allows paralyzed wheelchair users to more easily navigate than traditional hands-free control options. The handiwork of a team at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the system uses a magnetic tongue stud which is wirelessly tracked by a headpiece, with up to six instructions differentiated by tongue position.

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