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Related to material in Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

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DARPA's BigDog Robot And Bradbury's Mechanical Hound
   In his chilling 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury created the mechanical hound, a robot that accompanied the firemen and helped with their work... DARPA has made a multi-million dollar investment in the soldier of the future's best friend - Big

9X Media Video Wall: Bradbury's Parlour Walls Come To Life
   The 9X Media Video Wall, a massive flat panel video display, is probably too expensive to buy on a fireman's salary, but they come very close to the parlour walls from Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

Bradbury's Green Bullet Made Possible With Bluetooth
   The new Nextlink Bluespoon 5g cell phone headset is so small, Captain Beatty may not notice it if you wear it while driving the salamander back to the firehouse.

VeriTouch iVue: Fun, Fashionable Media Player With Military-Grade Encryption
   Finally, someone has announced the features that all of us consumers have been looking for in a digital media player - military-grade encryption and biometric security.

Boudreaux - Extra Vehicular Activity Robotic Assistant
   It seems that mankind has always sought the companionship of a faithful canine, particularly when venturing into unexplored lands.

Sega idog Robot Puppy (Update)
   Sega unleashed its newest creation in Tokyo; a robotic dog called idog that can compose, play and dance to music.

BigDog Quadruped Robot Update
   Good progress on Ray Bradbury's mechanical hound from Fahrenheit 451.

Philips 100-Inch TV Parlor
   Ray Bradbury warned us about big TVs; you can just about get one now.

HIPerWall Highly Interactive Parallelized Display Wall
   Think you like your current display? This one might wrap all the way around your dorm room.

No Runts In BigDog Robot Litter
   Watch out - those DARPA robots are running in packs now.

World's Highest Resolution Seamless Display Has 60M Pixels
   Not just a hi-res display, this is a means of having an arbitrarily large high resolution display. Sixty million pixels is just the beginning.

Sniffer Robot With Infotaxis Algorithms On The Hunt
   New algorithms bring Ray Bradbury's hunting mechanical hound closer - do you know who has your olfactory combination on file?

Ubiko Robot A Fireman's Friend
   This catlike robot is a better friend to firemen than that organic Dalmatian creature they use.

World's Largest Tablet PC From Sharp
   Forget about packing this one under your arm. On The Watch
   This website gives you the chance to report suspicious activities of all kinds, 24x7.

Spice Girls Live Digital Enhancement
   Technology marches on, this time helping bring the Spice Girls up to their usual standard. Such as it is.

Caltech Electronic Nose: The Lewis Group Smells Success
   The electronic nose knows; the Lewis group has created an olfactory sensor remarkably like yours, and just the thing for a certain mechanical hound.

Ray Bradbury: Your Parlor TV Walls Are Almost Ready
   Can you dance faster than the White Clown, shout louder than 'Mr. Gimmick' and the parlor families? Better start practicing, because the TV parlor is just about ready.

Electronic Taster Has A Nose For Coffee
   There are more than 1,000 different volatile chemicals that create the taste and aroma of coffee. Can a machine equal human judgement?

Cellphone Tracking Can Track Your Habits
   Study shows how a pattern of our movements can be created; our habits make predicting our movements child's play.

Interactive TV Patent From Sony
   Sony brings us one step closer to the TV parlors from Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Thanks, Sony.

Active Stereo Nose Finds The Source
   Another biomimetic robot, this one imitates dogs and crayfish to find sources of chemical clouds and plumes.

PIGORASS Pneumatic Quadruped Robot
   'The mechanical Hound slept but did not sleep...'

Artificial Noses For Disease Diagnostics
   '...Set the ticking combinations of the olfactory system of the hound...'

LG 84-inch Ultra HD TV
   'But who has ever torn himself from the claw that encloses you when you drop a seed in a TV parlor?'- Ray Bradbury, 1953

Mr. Bradbury, Your TV Parlor (Reality Deck) Is Ready
   'But who has ever torn himself from the claw that encloses you when you drop a seed in a TV parlor?'- Ray Bradbury, 1953.

Personal Sniffer Robots
   '...The ticking combinations of the olfactory system of the hound.'- Ray Bradbury, 1953.

Robot To Detect The Source Of Odors
   'The Electric Hound snuffed down the last trail, silent as a drift of death itself...'- Ray Bradbury, 1953.

Robotic Guide Dogs May Displace Fido
   'The mechanical Hound slept but did not sleep, lived but did not live...' - Ray Bradbury, 1953

Cortana Clip - The New In-Ear Wearables
   'And in her ears the little Seashells, the thimble radios tamped tight...' - Ray Bradbury, 1953.

Face2Face Is Bradbury's Spot-Wavex Scrambler
   'A special spot-wavex scrambler also caused his televised image... to mouth the vowels and consonants beautifully.' - Ray Bradbury, 1953.

Fuli Bad Dog Robot Is 'Auspicious Raccoon Dog' Bot
   Bad dog, Fuli. Bad dog.

Researchers Make You Say Anything in Videos
   '[It] caused his televised image... to mouth the vowels and consonants beautifully.' - Ray Bradbury, 1953.

Modern App Provides Video Technology From Bradbury's 'Fahrenheit 451'
   'A special spot-wavex scrambler also caused his televised image, in the area immediately about his lips, to mouth the vowels and consonants beautifully.' - Ray Bradbury, 1953. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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