At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.” In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he’ll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.
You’ve heard it before: parents groups and educators worldwide are growing more and more concerned regarding children and teens using social networking sites. But while online social networking shows a great deal of promise in respect to reaching out to teenagers, some critics worry that too much focus on the superficiality of sites, especially Facebook, […]
The holiday season is approaching quicker than a turbo-charged jet-powered robot-reindeer-propelled sleigh. Just two days ago, I witness my first in-store holiday song (“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year“) and I cringed. As much as I love the season, and love getting together with my family, there’s an amazing stress factor involved every […]
Produced by design consultancy corporation Maya, Trillions is a short film putting some perspective on the invisible but fast approaching challenges and opportunities in the pervasive computing age.
The best ideas are often the simplest, and that certainly looks true of the latest car safety innovation. What are the two best-known safety features experienced directly by passengers? The seatbelt and the airbag. But back-seat passengers only have a seatbelt, and installing an airbag for those seats is a tricky process. So why not […]
By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Holy rodents on steroids, Batman! A mouse with 18 buttons? How could you possibly know which one you’re pressing without looking at it? Someone will have to invent home-row mousing! Warmouse announced the OpenOfficeMouse yesterday (November 6), a mouse specifically designed for use in conjunction with OpenOffice, but […]
Infractor is an interactive, artistic application that has been developed for a Multitouch-table. It is based on the information of the New York Times Online. The information can be searched, filtered and read by putting physical objects on the interactive surface.
Those who saw the last series of Dr Who spin-off Torchwood will remember the team using a contact lens which both housed a camera and displayed text for the wearer to read. That’s not quite possible in reality yet, but NEC in Japan has come up with something similar: a pair of spectacles with a […]
While reading the latest issue of ComputerWorld Canada today, I stumbled on an article titled “Why IT is fun again”, detailing why many IT professionals have started enjoying working in the field again. From the ever-increasingly powerful gadgets to users being less and less clueless about technology, the piece lists many love stories between tech […]
Ouch. Even the headline is painful. It appears that, in spite of a recently positive review in June, at least one editor at CNET UK has decided that it’s high time the iPhone’s shortcomings are shown to the world. In a slightly tongue-in-cheek list, Flora Graham spares no barbs detailing the biggest problems with the […]
To promote their upcoming Android-running DROID, Verizon has released a really cool commercial announcing the official launch date of the smartphone. Check it out: Here’s what Engadget had to say about the DROID: Keyboard aside, the DROID is very much the ultimate phone for phone geeks. It’s not “friendly” in the way that the iPhone […]
At TEDxUSC, computer graphics trailblazer Paul Debevec explains the scene-stealing technology behind Digital Emily, a digitally constructed human face so realistic it stands up to multiple takes. [Via TED]