By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] I saw this being announced on German TV last night and I knew right away that this was a candidate for a story on GAS! A tiny notebook is being developed and released by a British company called the iKIT – and “tiny” really is the operative word here. […]
by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Given our recent posts about the future of surface computing, especially how it can get you drunk, this seems particularly relevant: The Interactive Mirror takes the idea of dielectric glass mirrors with LCD panels built in a step farther by adding a touchscreen component. Sure, it would be neat […]
It’s a well known fact, the perfect time for bar staff to offer a new drink to their customers is when their glass is almost empty. So to help bar owners who have a surface table inside their establishment, Microsoft is currently working on experimental “Surfaceware” that can detect how much liquid remains inside customers’ […]
By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] At this week’s User Interface Software and Technology conference, Microsoft is presenting a new idea for touchscreen interface that doesn’t involve touching the screen. It’s called SideSight, and it uses infrared reflection to detect finger movement in the proximity of the device — up to 10 centimeters away. […]
by Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] CNET News reports that this week’s ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology could reveal some interesting new developments in the area of computer interfaces. But is it time to abandon the mouse and keyboard for Star Trek levels of speech input technology? Maybe not just yet. According […]
Some electronic devices keep on drawing power, even when they’re “off.” While some of them have a function, like displaying the time or offering remote control functionalities, most don’t. Typical “vampire” appliances can consume up to 25 watts each, an amount that could make a significant difference in your electricity bill by the end of […]
Yeah, I’m kind of ashamed of this headline, but I swear this is what I thought right after watching the ad for Zyliss’s new electric multipeeler. Anyways, check out the commercial, I’m sure you’ll be running to your nearest convenience store right after to get one.
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] According to the British Association of Dermatologists, long sessions of gabbing on a metal cellphone may cause an itchy rash to break out on your face. Great, so cellphones might give us brain cancer and acne? Let’s call the whole thing off! Okay, actually, no need for panic. In […]