Category Archives: Tech

Part of an underwater performance by British artist Sue Austin in her submersible wheelchair, customised with perspex fins and battery-powered propellors.

Part of a longer performance commissioned for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, filmed in the waters off Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt by Norman Lomax.

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Travel back to 2010 and a device created by YouTube tinkerer Forssa1 that combined RGB LED lights and a high speed gyroscopic spinning gimbal to either (a) teleport to random locations in the galaxy, (b) mesmerise stoners or (c) tear a hole in the space time continuum.

You be the judge.

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A WIRED mini-documentary about the Gravity Jet Suit – an impressive gas turbine contraption designed by British engineer Richard Browning capable of 50km/h air speeds but requiring a considerable level of skill and stamina to control.

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With Samsung and LG set to release their own versions of this tech soon, Royole Corporation (formed in 2012 by Stanford University graduates) has just released the Flexpai – the world’s first folding smartphone.

Never mind the 16MP wide angle and 20MP telephoto cameras. Discount the not-even-officially-announced-yet Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 processor. Forget that it runs Water OS on top of Android Pie.

Instead, feast your eyes on the 19.8cm flexi-screen that folds in half and picture yourself stuffing that fat, glowing wallet into your inside pocket with a half chewed Refresher wedged in the middle of it.

Yours from Royole for around €1,155.

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The rather wonderful electromechanical percussion engines of artist and musician Koka Nikoladze – analogue beats generated from household bric-a-brac and assorted hardware.

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The EBS250 – a rather nifty hand-held inkjet printer from US company EBS Inkjet Systems that can print multicoloured text, images, and barcodes onto metal, plastic, textiles, concrete, wood, cardboard, and more.

But consider the, ahem, non-commercial applications.

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Deepfake (deep learning + fake) describes the superimposition of one source image or video into another using AI and CGI.

Here, a youthful Harrison Ford takes the place of Alden Ehrenreich (mostly convincingly) in the most recent Star Wars spinoff.

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Behold: the Zibo Tea Brewing Machine – a dual armed robot created by US/Chinese company AUBO Robotics capable of preparing, steeping, pouring and serving four perfect cups of Chinese tea.

Before slicing you into cubes with its built in laser.

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An impressive/terrifying move-busting interlude by Boston Dynamics quadrubot Spot Mini.

Previously in Kill All Humans related news: Cassie And Spot

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