Real-Life Laser-Shooting Goggles Turn You Into Cyclops

Who's your favorite X-Person? If it's Cyclops, a) that's lame, but also b) you're in luck! Spice up your lonely bathroom-mirror cosplay with a pair of real-life laser goggles that can set paper on fire and pop black balloons! » 3/27/14 10:40am 3/27/14 10:40am

This 5-Man Mini-Sub Brings the Deep Ocean's Treasures Within Reach

In some ways, exploring the depths of the ocean is every bit as technically challenging as investigating the surface of Mars. In fact, we have a far more detailed understanding of the Red Planet than we do of what goes on under the sea. But this new, affordable manned submersible aims to open undersea exploration to… » 9/20/13 11:30am 9/20/13 11:30am

A Tiny Revolution in the Making: The MakerBot Cyclops Cheap 3D Scanner

You're familiar with 3D printing right? And the open source MakerBot 3D printer? MakerBot's latest is the Cyclops 3D Scanner, which turns real objects into digital schematics using structured light 3D scanning. The kit's $40, but it's BYO webcam. [MakerBot] » 9/14/10 8:20pm 9/14/10 8:20pm

The Starship Enterprise's Universal Remote

The Cyclops universal remote would fit in so well in someone's Star Fleet quarters, I'm surprised it doesn't have a replicator button on it. Fortunately, you won't have to wait for the far-flung future to own one. » 6/15/10 8:00pm 6/15/10 8:00pm

The Week In iPhone Apps: Augmented Everything

In a very special late night edition of your weekly iPhone apptacular: Apps that make things that are already good—FM radio, video games, shopping, spouses, the city you live in—a little bit better. » 7/17/09 8:00pm 7/17/09 8:00pm

Lobotomized Cyclops Is Really No More Disturbing than a Sponge with…

In her late 30s, a woman will begin waking at night with visions of riding an open-skulled cyclops head. This otherwise adorable photo, uncovered in her parents' attic, will unlock the mystery shortly after her marriage goes to ruin. » 6/18/09 11:42am 6/18/09 11:42am

Autonomous Cyclops Robot Will School You At Pong Every Time


Using a cyclopean webcam mounted on a telescoping neck and two solenoid fingers, this robot will dutifully and adorably Pong you into oblivion. » 2/03/09 11:10am 2/03/09 11:10am

Cyclops: Brain-Frying Killer Robot?

"Cyclops" was just one of the new and fantastical prototypes from a group of young designers being showcased as part of the Leading Edge Design exhibition in Tokyo last weekend. Taking the form of a towering pillar of metal, Cyclops — now having been in development for a few years — is a robot that scans the area in… » 12/12/05 12:35pm 12/12/05 12:35pm