In the year leading up to this talk, the web tool Twitter exploded in size (up 10x during 2008 alone). Co-founder Evan Williams reveals that many of the ideas driving that growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves.
In the following video demo, VMWare introduces their new virtual machine solution for smartphones. Just like their other virtualization products, this one will allow users to load multiple operating systems on a single mobile device. Unfortunately, for now, the product will only work on smartphones featuring processors of ARM Cortex-A8 or Cortex-A9 designs.
On display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., this 200 foot tunnel was designed by artist Leo Villareal and features 41,000 LEDs. Pretty, isn’t it? [Via [H]]
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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, […]
Even as banks topple, Juan Enriquez says the big reboot is yet to come. But don’t look for it on your ballot — or in the stock exchange. It’ll come from science labs, and it promises keener bodies and minds. In just a generation or two, kids are going to be very different from what […]
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
By Johnny Daniels Contributing Writer, [GAS] While President Obama is going around thinking that his sparkling, very expensive new smart phone is secure and hacker-proof, convicted hacker Kevin Mitnick has some bad news for him – it’s not secure at all. Mitnick, who spent nearly 5 years in prison for hacking offences, told Fox News […]
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 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 […]
By Brian Boyko Contributing Writer, [GAS] Ponginator is a robot, and as far as robots go, this one is fairly simple. It plays music, says a few words cribbed from audio files, and shoots ping-pong balls from pressurized air guns. We’ve been doing a series on crazy inventors with crazy inventions. Vernon Graner and the […]
Pablos Holman is a futurist, IT security expert, and notorious hacker with a unique view into both breaking and building new technologies. In the following presentation, he explains what drives computer hackers to do what they do best: break into gadgets, networks, and systems.