The makers of a Kickstarter-funded keyboard option for iOS and Android believe hexagons are the way to make typing faster. The theory behind WRIO is that the traditional keyboard is fine for finger-typing at full-size, but isn’t suited to small keys where many users would find it more convenient to use thumbs. The two blank […]
Joining a string of TV shows that have moved from broadcast networks to streaming services, Charlie Brooker’s dystopian sci-fi series Black Mirror has been picked up by Netflix for a third series. The move follows Netflix picking up the rights to stream the seven episodes that were made for previous seasons and originally shown on […]
The press/click/write process feel so simple on most retractable ballpoints that it’s easy to forget there’s engineering involved. This video explains in extensive but clear detail. [Spotted by: Laughing Squid]
New York has become the first US state to issue a bitcoin license. Circle Internet Financial will now have to follow some of the same consumer protection regulations that affect traditional banks. The state came up with the idea of a specific BitLicense back in January 2014 but had yet to issue one. In June […]
This custom candy company uses a 3D printer to produce gummy candies with a custom shape and a mix of 10 colors and flavors.
As part of its “Make It Digital” season, the BBC has put six archive shows about computing on its iPlayer service. The collection includes the debut episode of The Computer Programme for 1982, an episode of Making The Most Of The Micro from 1983 which introduced BASIC programming for family users, two editions of magazine show […]
A new camera concept attempts to block shots taken in predictable tourist locations. But the Camera Restricta is meant as an art project rather than a commercial product. The camera is the work of designer Philipp Schmitt who specialises in art projects relating to technhology. He’s previously explored the vast increase in photography with the […]
This ad is not a joke. Found on Imgur earlier today, I did some digging, and sure enough, this thing was very close to actually existing. Although we may laugh at the prospect now, imagine all the nerdy and or tasteless sweaters we could have made for ourselves and friends. I almost wish this DID […]
YouTube video presenter Tom Scott has made a keyboard — or rather a network of 14 keyboards — that has individual keys for every emoji in Unicode 8. Why? Because he could.
Building a temporary bridge is a task that perfectly matches the skillset of a group of fit, well-disciplined military staff — which is why they are often called to help out in disaster relief — but in the field the operation is still time-consuming and exposes troops to the enemy. Now a Swiss university has successfully […]
A new deal for all you coding geeks this week: The Hadoop Real-World Solutions Cookbook. This eBook is usually priced at $24, but it is now free for a limited time! Realistic, simple code examples to solve problems at scale with Hadoop and related technologies. Ever felt you could use some no-nonsense, practical help when […]
Nine major banks are working together to experiment with using the technology behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The idea is more about making financial transaction records more efficient and reliable than creating or using a new currency. The project, which follows consultations of more than a year, is exploring the blockchain technology which underpins cryptocurrencies. […]