Dr. Peter Jansen has been working on various tricorder prototypes for over 7 years, and now, he's showing off his newest prototype, the Arducorder. It's not quite ready to scan alien life forms or diagnose patients, but it's still pretty cool to see in action.
On today's show, we check out a cool tricorder prototype with actual working sensors, discuss the adaptation of '90s PC game Myst into a TV show, and show you a racing game that uses projection tech to generate courses out of tangible objects.
An Aussie-designed "smart bag" uses GPS tracking to help you manage your money by locking up when you are near danger spending zones.
Design firm Industry has developed a bike that demonstrates how the lines are blurring in design, engineering and manufacturing. This shift will ultimately allow companies to tailor products to individuals.
Designed by a hacker, the "Combo Breaker" can figure out a lock's combination and get the thing open in less than 30 seconds.
A Texas Instruments ARM-based chip means hardware hackers who like Arduino will have another choice besides Intel's Quark for computing projects.
In partnership with the Arduino project popular among hobbyists and students, Intel will sell small computer systems with its 32-bit Quark chip.
A hair extension interwoven with sensors would allow users to secretly open and control smartphone apps.
The awesome zapping power of a laser cutter is harnessed to dispose of an invading space army in fiery style.
An announcement of a million-dollar fund for smart-strap development, plus two early concepts for smart straps are a glimpse at what could be coming later this year.