A “Brilliant” Idea: LiteOn’s Upcoming Mobile Lamp

French Canadian journalist Maxime Johnson, who’s currently visiting the “Display Taiwan” exhibition in Taipei, brought LiteOn’s upcoming LED “mobile lamp” to my attention today. As most LED light bulbs, the “mobile lamp” is compatible with traditional incandescent light bulb sockets, but what sets it apart from similar products is its internal battery, which can keep […]

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: The Lingo of Social Media and the New York Times

The New York Times—or more specifically their standards editor Phil Corbett—has decreed that the use of the word “tweet” is no longer welcome in the pages of the famed newspaper. His reasoning? Some social-media fans may disagree, but outside of ornithological contexts, “tweet” has not yet achieved the status of standard English. And standard English […]

The Firefly Flyfire Project

Flyfire, a project initiated by the SENSEable City Laboratory in collaboration with ARES Lab (Aerospace Robotics and Embedded Systems Laboratory) aims to transform any ordinary space into a highly immersive and interactive display environment. To do so, they put a few hundred LED-equiped toy-like helicopters in the air, and use them to create some fantastic […]

America prepared for online warfare

Keith Alexander is officially number one at online warfare’s Cyber Command. But he’s no sofa-slumper and it’s no game. Alexander is in fact four-star General Keith Alexander, and Cyber Command is a newly created subdivision of the US Army’s Strategic Command, which is effectively the military’s tech unit and already deals with missile defense and […]

BeBionic: A New Generation of Advanced Myo-Electric Hands

Complete with a range of naturally compliant grip patterns that provide repeatable accuracy, our powerful new hands combine innovative technology with life-like appearance. Functions of the hand such as speed, grip force and grip patterns may be custom programmed to suit individual user requirements through smart software and wireless technology. Lighter than existing products it […]