13 incredible inventions that show off their makers’ insane intelligence


Technology is undeniably beautiful. The way humans have shaped even the ugliest devices into eye-pleasing shapes amuses me to no end. And like many others, I enjoy watching staggeringly-cool technology videos again and again. I cherry-picked the best of the best, your eyes will thank me later.

1. inFORM: A 3D display that dynamically renders shapes in realtime. Watch out for the stupefying “math” demonstration.

2. World Lens: Point phone camera at sign, get instant translations, be amazed.

3. AirDog: Mix a GoPro with drone tech and what do you get? The AirDog.

4. RAY: Automated parking, the German way.

5. CreoPop: It’s a 3D pen that can draw in any direction. Colour us amazed.

6. TrackingPoint: Combining Google Glass with guns creates one hell of fearsome weapon of war.

7. The Mini Mobile Robotic Printer: what more do you need to know?

8. Fully LEGO-fied keyboard: the making-of is astounding, as is the amount of work that went into it.

9. Robot Spider!: It’s a robot spider, as controlled by the Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame.

10. LaCie Christofle Sphère: Spoiler alert, it’s a 1TB hard-drive.

11.The walking table: A table that walks.

12. Kolibree: Smartphone connected toothbrush, anyone?

13. Robo-bee: It’s just a pair of wings for now, but it’s oh so exciting to watch fly.

Steven Norris: grumpy curmudgeon


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