How a Smartphone Knows Up from Down (Accelerometer)

In the following video Bill Hammack, The Engineer Guy, takes apart a smartphone to show us exactly how its accelerometer works. Fascinating stuff, as usual. [Bill Hammack]

Getting the Book Invented: How Douglas Adams Predicted the Advent of E-books in 1993 [Video]

Animation for a competition run by the Literary Platform to design motion graphics to accompany a prophetic recording by Douglas Adams from back in 1993 detailing the invention of the electronic book. [Gavin Edwards]

The Ketchup War is Over

One of the great mysteries of life is how to get the ketchup out of the ketchup bottle. Our cavemen-like minds usually resort to the most base of instincts to extract the delicious condiment: physical violence. That problem is even more frustrating when there is very little left in the bottle itself: The walls of […]

Hopper Skip Function Jumps into Court

When a TV network boss claimed that skipping commercials on a DVR amounted to theft, most people laughed. The humor has faded away this week with a lawsuit against the manufacturers of one DVR that automatically skips the breaks. CBS, Fox, and NBC are suing Dish Network over its digital video recorder Hopper. The device […]

Click “Like” If You Can See This Post: Facebook’s New Sponsored Stories Feature

Have you seen your favorite geek t-shirt artist posting designs lately, or wondering when that witty web-show host will release her next video – and did your favorite Korean taco joint close down? There hasn’t been a daily special in days! It’s nothing new, but it is probably something the average user hasn’t been aware […]

Presenting the Unprinter

Researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK have developed a method for removing laser-printed text from paper. It could mean devices used for security, recycling or both. A team lead by Dr Julian Allwood (pictured) explored practical applications that as lasers are used to attach ink to paper, they can also be used […]

CCD: The Heart of a Digital Camera (How a Digital Camera Works) [Video]

In the following video, Bill Hammack (The Engineer Guy) “takes apart a digital camera and explains how it captures images using a CCD (charge coupled device). He also shares how a single CCD is used with a color filter array to create colored images.” [The Engineer Guy]

ZeroN: The Computer Interface of the Future? [Video]

What if materials could defy gravity, so that we could leave them suspended in mid-air? ZeroN is a physical and digital interaction element that floats and moves in space by computer-controlled magnetic levitation. [ZeroN]

Robot maker Creates a Real Transformer

I love seeing how the world of robotics is evolving at its own pace, but while attempting to be innovative, designers are clearly being influenced by pop culture. Kenji Ishida and JS Robotics have a project that is in its 8th version already. This little project has them creating a remote control car that fully […]

Terrorist Identification Tech Used for Historical Revelation

They say that the one good thing that comes out of war and strife is technological advancement. Facial recognition technology that was originally created to identify terrorist suspects is now going to be employed in the pursuit of knowledge: to identify people featured in paintings of the past. Who is the Girl with the Pearl […]

MB LED : A LED-Based Interactive Puzzle

Last year, we told you guys about GLiP, an interactive LED puzzle that was made by by 4 French students as part of their embedded systems architecture course at Télécom ParisTech. Basing themselves on the old project, 3 of these students have taken GLiP to a new level. Check it out: It is inspired from […]

How to Survive a Robopocalypse [Video]

Forget the zombie apocalypse–the real threat is an imminent Robopocalypse, a robot uprising! We at Epipheo care about your survival. That’s why we interviewed Daniel H. Wilson to find out exactly how to survive a robot uprising. Daniel is the world’s foremost authority on the subject and NY Times bestselling author of the book, “Robopocalypse.” […]