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.
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 gaming project that draws real blood when you take virtual damage takes a blow after Kickstarter suspends the campaign's funding.
We're intrigued by the Amazon Echo, a 360-degree speaker that connects to the cloud and acts as a sort of virtual assistant (in a casing that looks a lot like a Pringles can). If people adopt Echo in droves, we have a feeling order products from Amazon will soon be easier than ever.
A child-sized 3D-printed prosthetic hand packs in LEDs for a light-up thruster, Bluetooth, an Arduino and options for a whole bunch of cool Iron Man tech.
Tuck a tiny gadget into your footwear and turn any pair of shoes into ruby slippers that can text, call or even summon a ride to your location.
The world's top safe-cracking machines cost $10,000 or more, and are typically only sold for military use. These guys built one that's just as good for a fraction of the price.