Microsoft’s Sphere provides 360-Degree of Multi-Touch Goodness

The Sphere, a new product from Microsoft Research, has all the same feature as a traditional multi-touch screen, but mapped across a sphere. The device uses algorithms to round images before displaying them, because obviously, they just wouldn’t look right without this. Be sure to check out the cool “earth” mode and also the fun-looking […]

Cell Phones…For Your Health?

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Some new mobile technology is aiming to turn your cell phone into a health machine. It’s a refreshing change from the fear-inducing reports circulating once again of the cell phone’s potential to cause cancer. A Pittsburgh cancer research doctor sent out a new warning last week asking his staff […]

The ascent of scripting languages

When you say “scripting language” these days, most programmers think of Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, ASP, or JavaScript.  But the history of scripting languages starts much earlier than any of these. The Early Days: JCL At least as early as 1964, programmers realized that having to do everything in code, including copying files, was too tedious.  […]

Parking Goes High-Tech with New Wireless Sensor System

By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] You’ll soon be able to find an open parking spot without having to do any actual searching in part of California. San Francisco is getting ready to debut what’s being billed as the largest mesh wireless parking network ever created. Streetline, a local company, is setting up 6,000 sensors […]

George Lucas To Release Star Wars Films On 3D

It’s been rumoured for a couple of years now, but it appears George Lucas is finally putting together a 3D package of all Star Wars films to be released on to DVD. recently spoke with DreamWorks Animations CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg on Tuesday, who informed them that Lucas is very excited about the project, and […]