3D interfaces are generally a bad idea and usually impede user experience rather than improve it, but since the 3D implementation on this cell phone UI is minimal, I think it really does bring an interesting touch to it. The concept, which gives traditionally flat interface elements a very convincing sense of depth and layering, […]
Yikes! I know times are hard, but come on, bluetooth headsets can be had for less than $20 online now. [Via TechEblog]
Since the story of the BristleBots was published here on Friday, Lenore Edman at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories spoke to developer Pat Murphy at Klutz about the BristleBots. Murphy then posted a report at Scholastic’s website and at Klutz. We spoke about our shared commitment to making science and technology accessible to children. We began […]
When Bluetooth, Car Phone, and CrackBerry team up, that condescending iPhone only gets what he deserves. [Via MUO]
Every parent knows it. A roaming baby is just like a little tornado, leaving everything in the house strewn about. Unless closely monitored (and shouldn’t they always be?), they just love to regurgitate on the floor, put soil from potted plants all around the place, and make a mess out of everything they touch. But […]
By Miss Cellania Contributing Writer, [GAS] Over a year ago, Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories posted instructions for making a BristleBot, a cute little robot made from a toothbrush, a battery, and a vibrating motor from a pager. I thought it was a great idea, easy to make, worth posting at other sites. The real fun […]
We’re usually not in the “cute business” here at [GAS], but since this is cool and funny in so many ways, we just had to post it. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
What you see above is a 103-inch Panasonic plasma display transformed into a multi-touch air hockey table, thanks to Uicentric’s U-Touch overlay technology. The table was featured a few weeks ago at ISE 2009 in Amsterdam
SimerLab Physicist Janick Simeray built this cool levitation device, which uses a sophisticated electromagnetic system to make objects float in mid-air. Well actually, the objects themselves don’t really float; it’s the platform they’re sitting on that does. Still impressive nonetheless. [Via TechEblog]
In the following video, MIT grad student David Merrill demos Siftables — cookie-sized, computerized tiles you can stack and shuffle in your hands. These future-toys can do math, play music, and talk to their friends, too. Is this the next thing in hands-on learning?
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] In the late 80s, Sony marketed a series of small-scale electronics intended for kids under the name “My First Sony.” They were plastic, bright colors, and with big buttons. I had a “My First Sony” walkman. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s still in my parents’ attic […]
By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you’re any kind of geek and you’re in my age bracket (18-25), you probably got excited when you read the title of this article. The Oregon Trail is an iconic game for many young geeks because it was available in schools (something about being educational), fun to play, and a bit […]