The Little Robot That Cleans Up After Your Dog (Cool Weird Awesome 156)

A startup called Beetl is developing an autonomous device that’s ready to clean up after our dogs on demand, thanks to a large scooper on its underside. If they’re willing to do this job, maybe robots aren’t trying to conquer us after all. Plus: "dogfishing" is a problem for online dating.

By |2019-10-25T06:37:28-04:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Here’s A Shirt That Can Feel Sound (Cool Weird Awesome 143)

The Soundshirt, from high-tech fashion company Cute Circuit, has embedded sensors that can sense sound and turn it into vibrations. In other words, it helps deaf people feel music. And since we're talking about sounds, have you heard the Tiptree Sneeze, where a trombonist let loose in the middle of a concert?

By |2019-10-07T10:03:59-04:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The Trash Can Isn’t Going To Take Itself Out. Oh, Actually Now It Is (Cool Weird Awesome 141)

The Smart Can is a motorized, automated trash bin that will drive itself to the curb every week. Which means it's already more motivated about garbage day than I've ever been. Plus: the pinball festival known as PinBaltimore is getting underway in Maryland.

By |2019-10-03T07:02:41-04:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Bah Gawd It’s A Smart Cane (Cool Weird Awesome 132)

The weWALK is a smart cane for blind pedestrians, with ultrasonic sensors to detect obstacles ahead and Google Maps connections to navigate through and describe the surrounding area. Plus: if you like pickles, the Big Dill festival is back this weekend in Baltimore.

By |2020-02-24T09:50:35-05:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |