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UPDATED: 17:10 GMT, 18 November 2011 The multi-touch technology that Apple pioneered with its iPhone is now everywhere in the modern world - but Microsoft is about to pump up the technology to a new level. The next generation of its 'Surface' table is a 40-inch touchscreen that can feel 50 'touches' at once - and can also 'feel' pens, pointers or anything else placed on the table. Screens on gizmos such as iPhone can only feel fingers.
For all my practical art junkies out there, this is for you, The Melting Chair . This limited edition chair is finished with a special silver coating and scratch resistant polyurethane lacquer. The reflective coating is not only good for the mirror effect but it also adds to the melting appeal of the chair, think Terminator 2.
Okay, this is just freaky. We know LED lights are versatile enough to be used for practically anything, but LED contact lenses? Really?! Yes, as it turns out, really. University of Washington researchers have figured out how to implant semitransparent red and blue LED lights in contact lenses, for the purpose of receiving and displaying data in sharp visual images and video.
Few motifs of science fiction cinema have been more appealing to us than the subtle defiance of gravity offered by futuristic hovercraft. So every once in a while we check in to see how humanity is progressing on that front, and whether the promise of hoverboards will be delivered by 2015 as evidenced in Back to the Future Part 2 . We’re not quite there yet, but we’re definitely getting off the ground, so to speak.