Cool or Creepy Tech?

Technology is constantly evolving and has begun to enter levels only previously seen in sci-fi movies. These innovations seem to know no boundaries, and their capabilities expand beyond our wildest imaginations. But how much is too much? When do these technologies cross the line and become beacons of fear rather than intrigue? We’ve compiled a list of technologies that have been highly contested over the recent months and we’re putting the question out there: are these technologies cool or creepy? You decide.


 In a long distance relationship? Need a kiss from your loved one? The Kissenger is a device that replicates the shape and motion of the sender’s lips to be received by your loved one. Pucker up!


Always on, always listening. This device, worn as a bracelet, is always listening to your conversations. Someone just tell a funny story? Replay and save it!

Fasotec’s 3D Fetus

We’ve heard and seen 3D printing, but not like this! This Japanese technology company can print a 3.6-inch resin model of your fetus, encased in a transparent block in the shape of the mother’s body for you to share with friends and family!

fetus Mother

Want to know when your kids arrive home from school? She’ll tell you. Need to wake up at a certain time? She’ll gently get you up. The Mother’s green illuminated eyes are always watching to make sure your family’s day goes smoothly.


 SoftBank introduces Pepper: the world’s first Personal Robot. Programmed to be able to read human emotions and adjust his own behaviour accordingly, Pepper will be there as a helping hand and a friend!


Big Headphones For Big Music Lovers

Have you been thinking you want to get a fresh blast of music in your life? Lately, DJs aren’t the only ones sporting large headphones. With such song platforms as Songza and Rdio dominating the music scene, we are seeing a resurgence in music addicts out there. People can’t wait to find that next favourite artist and escape to listen under a cloud of plush headphones.

In the market to throw out your old earbuds and upgrade with a snazzy new set?

Here are few we’re seeing around town:

The Soho-I By Harmon Kardon

Feedback: Comfort, unique style and great sound quality.


Spirit One By Focal

Feedback: A pure sound, light-weight, supremely comfortable.


Solo By Beats By Dr Dre

Feedback: Comfortable for long-term wear, big sound, built-in microphone.


Giant Animated Screen Towers are the Buildings of the Future

Walking around my home city of Toronto I am surrounded by construction sites, most of which are building large glass towers. It’s getting old. The way of the future is giant animated screen towers. These awesomely futuristic buildings can display pictures, advertisements, or visual effects all with the press of a button. Green for St. Patrick’s Day, red and pink for Valentine’s Day, and so on. Your imagination is truly the limit. These animated screen towers are not just a prediction for the future, they are already a reality. Take a look at these futuristic buildings that are ahead of their time.

Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
Bank of China Tower

Digital Beijing Building, Beijing, China
Digital Beijing Building

The Grand Casino, Basel, Switzerland
The Grand Casino

Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria
Ars Electronica Center

Kunsthaus Art Museum, Graz, Austria
Kunsthaus Art Museum

King Road Tower, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
King Road Tower

Uniqa Tower, Vienna, Austria
Uniqa Tower

Office Center 1000, Kaunas, Lithuania
Office Center 1000

Office Building, Singapore

Council House, Perth, Australia
Council House

The National Library of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
National Library of Belarus

And currently in the works in Dubai is the world’s largest LED screen, which is currently unnamed.
Dubai LED Tower

Sources: webdesignerdepotio9

5 Everyday Gadgets of the Future

There are two ways to be an inventor. You can create something that no one has ever seen before, or you can take something that already exists and make it better. These five everyday gadgets of the future take the latter approach, and show us how things as simple as waking up in the morning or typing away at your keyboard are constantly being redesigned for the future, which may just be a tomorrow away.

The iMirror is a combination of your typical bathroom mirror and your tablet. No longer will you have to brush your teeth while looking in the mirror, and check Facebook on your tablet. What an inconvenience! The iMirror makes life just a little bit easier by letting you do both at the same time. Since the iMirror will be open source, some of the best apps and possibilities probably haven’t even been invented yet. If you want to be an early adopter, head to Kickstarter and throw down a cool $2,749 CAD to be first on the delivery list.

Source: Technabob

Industrial Designer Mugi Yamamoto brings us the Stack Printer. This printer is a lot smaller than most printers, and is easily transportable. Instead of using a paper tray, the Stack Printer simply sits atop a stack of paper. Sheets are sucked up from the stack, and get spit out as printed documents on top. Stack is only 2″ tall, and is a minimalist design that counters some of the over-engineered designs of our time.

Source: Technabob

Printed Paper Keyboard
Novalia is a company that focuses on adding electronic features to everyday items. The company developed a process to add electronic components to plastic and paper, and this paper keyboard is just one example of that process being put to use. The paper keyboard uses conductive ink and no metallic wires to create a matrix of touch capacitive sensors. Another sheet of paper with a QWERTY keyboard is placed over that. The paper keyboard then uses wireless technology to communicate with your computer or smartphone.

Source: Tech of the Future

Sony DPT-S1 Smart Paper
This is the Sony DPT-S1 Digital Paper. It is super thin — about the thickness of 30 sheets of paper — and extremely lightweight. This everyday item of the future let’s you write on and annotate documents in full size. As of right now it only supports PDF format files, and it also costs more than $1,000, but tomorrow this could be what you use to read all of your textbooks and newspapers.

Source: The Awesomer

LED Pillow Alarm Clock
The sound of an alarm clock could possibly be one of the most hated sounds in the world. Ian Walton of embryo wanted to take a more subtle approach to waking up in the morning. The glo pillow uses a cutting-edge LED fabric substrate to gradually wake you up in the morning over a 40 minute period. It’s like your own personal sunrise every morning. The pillow has a time display built into it and a control panel on the side. Right now, the glo pillow is just a concept, but that’s how all great new products start out.

Source: Technabob