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Disrupt-O-Meter

A look at emerging technology that's disruptive--and that isn't.

Tiny projectors could let workers give hassle-free presentations and retirees show off pictures of their most recent vacations by simply aiming a mobile device at a nearby wall. Startup Light Blue Optics has scooped up $2.5 million in seed funding to make that vision become reality. No working models are out yet, but the company says color demonstrations of the technology could come as early as this year.
disruptive dial: low


Firefighting robots may soon stop a blaze near you. Brazilian company Armtec released a remote control robot that keeps first responders at a safe distance. The moving bot can spray water or foam a distance of almost 200 feet for 3 hours without being recharged. A similar automaton from Norwegian researchers can climb stairs and crawl into tight spots. No word if either robot will get cats out of trees.
disruptive dial: medium

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