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Smart wig on and lightsaber packed, I visit the future

In the second part of a two-part piece of speculative fiction, Crave's Eric Mack time-travels to a day when everything is a little more awesome.

By 6 January 2014


Sony patents 'smart wig': Toupee with sensors on the way?

Smart watches? Smart glasses? Nope. If this patent is any indication, the future lies in hairpieces that could notify wearers of a text message, phone call, or e-mail.

By 5 December 2013


Sony files patent for 'Smart Wig', high-tech hairpiece

The patent specifies that the wig will feature at least one sensor, and could be made of horse or yak hair.

By 27 November 2013


3D-printed hair puts a coiffure on your plastic creations

No longer must your 3D-printed objects be bald. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University figure out how to 3D-print troll hair, brush bristles and horse tails.

By 30 October 2015


Wolves among us: Five real-life werewolves from history

These days werewolves can be fun, exciting and even a little sexy, but in early modern period Europe, they were deemed a very real and dangerous threat.

By 30 October 2015


Look who's Tarkin: 'Star Wars' prequel 'Rogue One' could re-create Peter Cushing in CGI

Cushing, who played villainous military officer Grand Moff Tarkin in the first "Star Wars" movie, died in 1994. Is this a fitting tribute to a beloved actor, or special effects gone mad?

By 25 August 2015


BlackBerry's back, Samsung Pay gets the spotlight and more Microsoft at Mobile World Congress 2015 day two

We have seen the future and it includes an iris-scanning smartphone and luggage that can weigh itself. Check out the rest of the impressive tech from day two of Mobile World Congress 2015.

By 4 March 2015


A paranoid chat from a future where even the air is online

Crave's Eric Mack time-travels to a future where everything, even the atmosphere and our organs, is connected to an Internet accessible from everywhere, save one room in Chicago.

By 14 February 2015


Arthur C. Clarke accurately describes the 21st century...in 1976

While other futurists predicted flying cars and robots everywhere, Clarke was more interested in where communication was headed, and his predictions are remarkably accurate decades later.

By 6 February 2015


A 'smart' deodorant applicator: Armpits, meet the future

Two actual rocket scientists have designed the next-generation deodorant application system, and it's not as ridiculous as it sounds.

By 30 October 2014