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The iWatch is not a Watch.

The iWatch is not a Watch.

Tech sites have been abuzz with a potential launch of an Apple iWatch. I keep reading how such a device may be used, what sensors could be included in the first release, what data may be recorded, and who might have been hired to support its use.

As vague as these reports have been, one thing is clear to me.¬†iWatch is not a watch and it’s not a phone on your wrist, it’s a sensor platform with a display. The only reason it has watch in its name is to fool you into putting it on. iPhone wasn’t a phone, you just needed an excuse to buy one.

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Walk on Walls Using Geckskin

Walk on Walls Using Geckskin

Duncan Irschick and Al Crosby have been working together at UMass Amherst to develop Geckskin. Using a gecko’s foot for inspiration, Geckskin can hold considerable weight while not leaving residue or marks behind like conventional tape or nails would.

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Species of Illumination – Lamps That Behave like Animals

Species of Illumination – Lamps That Behave like Animals

Ever needed some light but you were too far away and didn’t have the clapper installed? What if you could just call the lamp over like your pet dog. For his graduation project at Design Academy Eindhoven, Bob de Graaf is exploring ideas such as this. Inspired by the movie Wall-E and an experiment at a park in Eindhoven, Bob has begun creating lamps that respond to humans and light much like organisms would.

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