Acer has announced that it plans to be the first manufacturer to produce hardware running Google’s Chrome operating system. Chrome is a Linux-based system which is centered on the existing Google-made browser. It’s aimed primarily at users who want a low-cost machine for internet use and a few basic applications. The system is really just […]
Back in 1993, the Internet was a novelty whose concept few had grasped and most were confused by. This CBC-TV clip from “Prime Time News” reminds us of the astonishing conquest of the online world.
As excited as I was about Google Wave, right out of the gate, I’m still scratching my head wondering exactly what it’ll do for me in the long run. Yes, I can see how it might help collaborative projects, which is fine. But there are a few glaring issues that—even though the product is in […]
You knew it was coming. Or chances are you didn’t, because the likelihood of you using AOL and reading Geeks Are Sexy are kinda slim. As Gigaom reports, and about fifteen people might have noticed, AOL is rebranding. Yes, another dinosaur of the early internet boom is going for a redesigned look, in a rather […]
Since the Holiday season is almost upon us, we thought to put you all in the mood with this cute little video of robots dancing to Christmas songs. Enjoy! [Via [H]]
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.