The Real Land-Walker Robot from Japan

Masaaki Nagumo controls the Land Walker robot at Sakakibara Kikai Co., Ltd Headquarters on May 12, 2005 in Maebashi, Japan. The two legged robot stands at 3.4 metres high and weighs 1000kg. The Land Walker is available to buy for 36,000,000 yen (approximately US $340,000). Masaaki Nagumo developed Land Walker on the basis of the dream he has had in his childhood that enables a person to go on. (Photos by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

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Products of The Day #283

Unique 360° vision system. The future of robot navigation technology. Just like you, Dyson 360 Eye™ robot constantly observes and interprets its surroundings. But unlike you, it sees all around the room at once. This unique 360° vision system uses complex mathematics, probability theory, geometry and trigonometry to map and navigate a room. So it knows where it is, where it’s been and where it’s yet to clean.

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Garmin Epix


Epix is the first-of-its-kind, high-resolution, color, touchscreen GPS/GLONASS mapping watch with worldwide, shaded relief basemap and 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription. Some models also feature preloaded TOPO 100K maps. Eight GB of built-in memory supports additional mapping, including BirdsEye Satellite Imagery and regional TOPO U.S. 24K maps. The revolutionary, stainless steel EXO antenna combined with GPS and GLONASSS reception mean better signal strength and quicker position fixes.

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Production of the Statuettes for the 21th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at American Fine Arts Foundry

Statuettes in various forms of the lost-wax casting process are seen, including the wax figure, wax mold, shell mold, and patina coated statute of “The Actor” during a media event on the production of the statuettes for the 21th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards at American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California January 13, 2015. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)

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The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory

A worker paints the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma in the middle of the Amazon forest in Amazonas state January 10, 2015. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is a project of Brazil’s National Institute of Amazonian Research and Germany’s Max Planck Institute and will be equipped with high-tech instruments and an observatory to monitor relationships between the jungle and the atmosphere from next July. According to the institutes, ATTO will gather data on heat, water, carbon gas, winds, cloud formation and weather patterns. (Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters)

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MegaFon Sochi Winter Olympics Pavilion

MegaFaces Pavilion at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, awarded a Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Innovation. The first time either a Russian company or an architecture studio has been awarded this prestigious prize.MegaFaces is a pavilion conceived for and built at the Sochi Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games which took place from February to March 2014. Our client was the Russian telecoms network MegaFon.

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Sesame | Wireless Proximity Mac Lock


Simply put Sesame in your pocket or on a lanyard and walk away. Your Mac will automatically lock its screen to prevent anyone else from accessing your data. When you come back, Sesame2 will automatically unlock your screen, ready for you to continue your work.

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Do Droids Dream of Electric Sheep?

In this October 15, 2014 file photo, Katsu Nakamura, sky division manager for Yamaha USA, moves the RMax unmanned helicopter into position before a demonstration of its aerial application capabilities at the University of California, Davis’ Oakville Station test vineyard in Oakville, Calif. Researchers at UC Davis have been studying the effectiveness of the drone’s ability for spraying pest control and nutritional materials on the test vineyard in California’s Napa Valley. (Photo by Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo)

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MOD Laptop Case


The inside pockets and slots were designed to hold all your creative gear as the perfect mobile office. The case’s leather will age & mold nicely based on what & how you carry – making your Mod uniquely yours.

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NomadPlus is an innovative 2-in-1 charging solution. Ideal for travel, it adds a 1800mAh battery to any Apple USB wall plug – and it can charge any smartphone or other USB powered devices. NomadPlus packs enough power to charge your phone up to 100%* after you unplug it from the wall.

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Garmin Fenix 3


Fēnix 3 is the rugged, capable and smart multisport training GPS watch. With feature sets for fitness training plus feature sets for outdoor navigation, fēnix 3 is ready for any training activity and competition. Access to the Connect IQ platform allows customization of watch faces, data fields, widgets and activities. And, fēnix 3 is a thin, light multisport training GPS that won’t slow you down whether for training or every day use.

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The Fantastic Mechanical Creatures of the Isle of Nantes


Due to the influence of Sci-Fi movies, many of us have an obsession with giant robots. How cool would it be to ride a gigantic robotic dinosaur or elephant? It would be even cooler to control one!

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Take your multitasking to a whole new level with the Mountie clip…Enjoy eye-level FaceTime video chats, monitor your Twitter feed, iMessage with family, or even host a live recording session with friends from afar.

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Flow Wireless Controller


Flow is a programmable, wireless controller for your computer and connected devices. Hand gesture recognition, sensitive touch and precise haptics make Flow the perfect tool for anyone who wants to work, play and create in the digital world.

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Hemingwrite Digital Typewriter Lets You Write Your Masterpiece

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Laptops and iPads are multi-purpose devices loaded with games, social media, work email, funny cat videos, and those birthday photos you still need to edit. Like many of you, when we tried to get down to writing, we quickly found ourselves down a YouTube rabbit hole which we rationalized to ourselves as research. Sound familiar? Don’t worry, you are not alone!

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