Self Driving Cars May Cause Motion Sickness
There’s a lot of research into the new self driving car phenomenon coming from universities and manufacturers as the technology improves. For example, a new research project out of the University of Michigan Transport Research Institute, or UMTRI, who have looked into the problem of car sickness for the vehicles. We get car sickness, or […]
Study Links Facebook Envy With Depression
A recent study has shown that the envy some of us feel when browsing Facebook could have a negative effect on us psychologically, potentially leading to depression. Users of the social networking site are often exposed to the successes of others, be it in material ways or romantically, so it’s no secret that the site […]
ONLY IN JAPAN! University Developing ‘Girlfriend Coat’ Offering Virtual Hugs For Lonely Men
University of Tsukuba have created another gadget offering an alternative to real-life loving. It’s called the ‘girlfriend coat’ and it actually gives hugs!
University of Southern California Launching “Zombies on the Holodeck” Virtual Experience
Students are seeking to replicate realism in their own take on the Holodeck tech as seen in sci-fi show Star Trek – with Zombies!
Only in Japan! Meet Kenshiro – The Musculoskeletal Humanoid Robot
Just when you thought it was safe to sleep soundly, Only in Japan returns to fill your head with the neon nightmares and frightening futuristic tech from the Land of the Rising Sun which keep your Gadget Helpline bloggers awake at night! If you’re familiar with our irregular Far Eastern feature you will know the […]
REEL TO REAL ► Holographic TeleHuman Tech Could be Used for Video Calls Within 5 Years
The Gadget Helpline‘s REEL TO REAL is a regular feature to the blog, aimed at tech and film fanatics, which will reveal how the sci-fi and futuristic gadgets we see on screen in movies and television are making their way into real-life. Take a seat, grab your popcorn and enjoy the show! Last week it was heartbreakingly […]
Bans Begin for U.S Employers Who Request Facebook Details from Applicants
It was recently reported that a number of employers in the United States would only accept a potential new worker if they were willing to hand over their Facebook account details including password – allowing the employer access to personal content, private messages, if they deemed the action was required. This, of course, caused considerable […]
Only in Japan! Cuddle Up to Your Mobile with the Help of Hugvie
The Hugvie is another Japanese gadget aimed at strengthening the personal and emotional bond between human and machine.
REEL TO REAL ► Matrix Style Human Batteries – Study into “Blood Energy” Begins on Snails!
The Gadget Helpline‘s REEL TO REAL is a regular feature to the blog, aimed at tech and film fanatics, which will reveal how the sci-fi and futuristic gadgets we see on screen in movies and television are making their way into real-life. Take a seat, grab your popcorn and enjoy the show! There’s some truly […]
Only in Japan! Permoveh – The Personal Mobile Vehicle that Out-Maneuvers Segway!
If you ever wanted to own a Segway, but felt restricted by the only forward and backwards motions take a look at what the Japanese are working on.. Of course this is Only in Japan! Where else would you find a team of dedicated scientists and researchers working effortlessly to bring the ultimate in personal […]
Only in Japan! SpeechJammer Gun Stuns Unwitting Chatterboxes into Silence!
Researchers at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and Ochanimizu University have developed a gun-like device which can stun a person’s speech from over 30 metres away – they’re calling it the SpeechJammer. Kazutaka Kurihara and Koji Tsukada came up with the back-chatting stopping gadget which records a target’s speech through a […]
REEL TO REAL ► Mission: Impossible Augmented Reality Contact Lenses Developed By Microsoft & University of Washington
The Gadget Helpline‘s REEL TO REAL is a new regular feature to the blog, aimed at tech and film fanatics, which will reveal how the sci-fi and futuristic gadgets we see on screen in movies and television are making their way into real-life. Take a seat, grab your popcorn and enjoy the show! If you’ve […]