1. Google Glass to Hit Developers’ Hands This Month
Google announced plans Tuesday to hold a “Glass Foundry” in San Francisco and New York in the coming weeks: Two full days of hacking that will allow developers to get an early look at Glass and start developing for the platform.
Learn more about Google’s announcement: http://on.mash.to/Wdd3dy
2. Futuristic Robot Ship Tracks Enemy Submarines
DARPA’s unarmed robot ship, called Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV), aims to track submarines using laser detectors, radar and sonar.
Read more about this futuristic ship: http://on.mash.to/13NHQ5F
3. A Log-in Finger Ring? Google Working on Password Alternatives
The topic of passwords has made headlines in the past year — from high-profile hacks to web users repeatedly not picking the right ones — but Google has its sights set on making the log-in process much more secure in the future with stuff like a high-tech ring worn on your finger or a key card that plugs into your computer’s USB port.
Check out Google’s ideas for the “passwords” of the future: http://on.mash.to/13NxAdq
Image via dra schwartz
4. This Alarm Clock Will Shock You Out of Bed
India-based designer Sankalp Sinha created an alarm clock that’ll make sure you get to work on time. The singNshock delivers an electric shock pulse when the user presses the button, sending microvolts to jump-start the day.
Read how this innovative alarm clock works: http://on.mash.to/V9fleq
Thumbnail photo courtesy of Sankalp Sinha
5. Samsung’s Giant Ultra HD TV Up for Pre-Order in Korea
Samsung’s 85-inch Ultra HD TV set, the huge TV showcased at CES 2013 which sports a 4K resolution, is up for pre-order in Korea.
Read more about this gargantuan TV: http://on.mash.to/13wpt5Y
6. These Ice Cubes Text Your Friend When You’ve Had Too Much to Drink
A 23-year-old MIT student created a set of LED ice cubes that change color from green to yellow to red depending on how much you’ve imbibed. The cubes also send a message to your designated friend if you’ve passed your limit.
Learn more about this invention: http://on.mash.to/13A6whO
7. App That Deletes Your Personal Information From the Web
DeleteMeMobile [iTunes link] — which launched for iOS devices in the Apple App Store on Monday and already has several thousand users — aims to strip your personal data from many of the largest websites that collect and sell it, including Spokeo and Intelius.
Read about this new service: http://on.mash.to/VMHHxr
8. KUBI Tablet Stand
Revolve Robotics, a San Francisco-based start-up company, created a robot to take away all the usual video-call awkwardness, KUBI.
Take a look at this tablet stand: http://on.mash.to/13NH3kZ
Photo courtesy of Revolve Robotics
9. Inflatable Earbuds
Stephen Ambrose, a pioneer in audio technology and founder of Asius Technologies, is introducing an earpiece that inflates like a tiny airbag inside human ears.
Learn more about what could become the perfect earbuds for any music listener : http://on.mash.to/VMOrvg
10. The 2014 Corvette Stingray
The 2014 Corvette brings many new features to the design of the iconic sports car: muscular lines, carbon-fiber parts and redesigned tail lights and more — but the most head-turning feature may be the dashboard’s retracting LCD screen.
Take a look at the new Corvette: http://on.mash.to/WfMtAG
It was CES 2013 “hangover week” in the tech world this week. With the gadgets bonanza in the rear-view mirror, the top tech news stories were understandably lacking some gizmos. But fear not — the world of tech was still filled with exciting news.The biggest announcement of the week was probably that Google Glass will finally be available for developers this very month, with two events planned in San Francisco and New York. So we’ll soon know more about Google’s secretive and futuristic project. The search giant also has new ideas regarding computer security. Or, more precisely, on how to replace passwords.
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There were also a lot of somewhat weird tech stories, like the invention of ice cubes that can tell you when you’ve had a little bit too much booze — and text your friends to warn them. Or an alarm clock that sends you an electric shock to wake you up.
Oh, and Chevrolet unveiled the new version of its iconic Corvette, the 2014 Stingray.