Steve Mann, the pioneer behind wearable computers like Google's Glass AR headset and head of MIT's wearable computers group has been allegedly assaulted in a case that acts to highlight the potential privacy issues behind connected, computerised heads-up displays. Mann…
It may be but a dream in the pipeline for researchers at MIT, but these design-stage renders of the proposed Digital Cloud for London's 2012 Olympics has Tech Digest very excited.
The towers would run purely on regenerative energy sources. However, powering a structure like this almost solely on solar power, in rainy London, seems just a tad ambitious.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing a system which can not only show realistic images in three dimensions, but can also cast shadow and highlights depending upon the surrounding lighting…
I’m still at Nokia World, although I’ve shifted rooms since Chris Anderson’s keynote, so am now in the ‘More Vision’ track (translation: the cool pointy-headed futuristic stuff).
MIT has been showing off its latest futuristic concept: an electric two-passenger vehicle called the City Car, which can ‘stack’ together with other City Cars to form a more socially responsible way of getting around town.
Tech Digest, featuring robots?! Never! The latest in our robotic obsessions is the Autom, which apparently helps people lose weight. I’ll take five!
Being described as a ‘weight maintenance sociable robot’ designed by the MIT Media Lab, it allows users to interact with the ‘bot through a touchpad, whilst it tracks your face and actually speaks to you. Here’s hoping it’s not programmed to say ‘you fat cow, lay off the Krispy Kremes already’….