Biden's $400B vaccination plan Galaxy S21 preorders Google Doodle celebrates basketball inventor Drivers License breaks Spotify records WandaVision review Oculus Quest multiuser support Track your stimulus check

Whiny potholes tweet at local government when hit by cars (Tomorrow Daily 187)

Khail and Ashley wonder what other civic woes can be solved by self-tweeting objects, investigate a new kind of VR camera and watch an origami robot self-assemble, walk, climb, dig and dissolve.

We're back, and Khail finally got that gaping hole in his smile fixed thanks to a 3D-printed implant. He's almost entirely cyborg now, everyone. We're not sure what that means for the future of humanity, but we do know we have a fun show full of cool future tech for you today.

First, we have a Panamanian talk show with a great idea for raising awareness about the poor quality of the country's roads: a device that, when placed inside a pothole, sends out a public tweet when struck by a car. It's clever, and it seems to be working, since a few of the potholes have been fixed since the project started.

We're also checking out a new kind of VR camera that aims to have a much lower price point, enabling consumers like you and me to start creating virtual reality content. Plus, there's a video of MIT's origami robot, which can put itself together, do a bunch of activities, and then dissolve in a cup of acetone. It's so cute, though!

Now playing: Watch this: Whiny potholes tweet at local government when hit by...

187: Whiny potholes tweet at local government when hit by cars

Here are some links and notes for all the things on the show today:

  • Panama potholes get fixed after auto-tweeting when struck by cars
  • Experimental VR camera aims to cost hundreds less than competitors
  • MIT's origami robot can fold itself up, walk, climb, dig, and dissolve
  • New Releases: Heroes of the Storm, Massive Chalice, "Entourage," "Spy," "Insidious Chapter 3"
  • User Feedback: Your #TDIO feedback, and our Phonetographer of the Day

Of course, you can find us everywhere on social media. Like, follow and heart us as you desire!

Tomorrow Daily on: Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | Google+

Ashley on Twitter | Khail on Twitter

Subscribe to Tomorrow Daily:

iTunes (HD) | iTunes (SD) | iTunes (HQ) | iTunes (MP3)

RSS (HD) | RSS (SD) | RSS (HQ) | RSS (MP3)