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Category: Computing

Keyboard Coasters: Don’t Drink and Type

Keyboard Coasters: Don’t Drink and Type
We all know it can be a disaster if you spill your drink into your keyboard, so putting your drinks ON your computer keyboard seems like a really bad idea. But that’s exactly what you’ll be…
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PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller Now Available

PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller Now Available
Some games on the PC are best played with the mouse and keyboard. However, some games really need a game controller. Games that have flying or driving in them are best done with a gamepad. If…
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Game of Thrones Flash Drives: What is Data May Never Die

Game of Thrones Flash Drives: What is Data May Never Die
If there is anything Game of Thrones has taught us it is that anyone can die at any time. It doesn’t matter if you are a lead character or not. If you have data you need…
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PirateBox Lets You Share Files & Communicate Anonymously: Net in a Box

PirateBox Lets You Share Files & Communicate Anonymously: Net in a Box
Created by NYU associate professor David Darts, the PirateBox is a DIY system that lets you share files and talk to others in your vicinity by setting up a local wireless network. After starting the project…
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Lian-Li Desk PC Cases Finalized: Augmented Furniture

Lian-Li Desk PC Cases Finalized: Augmented Furniture
Lian-Li have finally released the consumer versions of its computer chassis desk. It’s called the DK series and has three variants. The DK-01 can house up to an HPTX system, while the DK-02 has enough room…
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Kids React to Old Computers

Kids React to Old Computers
It’s amazing how far we’ve come in with personal computing in the last 30 years. And as revolutionary as the original Apple and Apple II were, they were incredibly primitive compared to today’s computers and mobile…
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Metaio Thermal Touch Uses Heat from Your Fingers to Turn Any Surface into a Touchscreen

Metaio Thermal Touch Uses Heat from Your Fingers to Turn Any Surface into a Touchscreen
We’ve seen a couple of prototypes that enable or at least emulate touch-sensitivity on everyday objects. But as wearable technology continues to flourish, we’re going to need a simple and portable solution. Augmented reality company Metaio…
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R2-D2 Virtual Keyboard: Help Me CTRL-ALT-DELETE, You’re My Only Hope

R2-D2 Virtual Keyboard: Help Me CTRL-ALT-DELETE, You’re My Only Hope
We already know that R2-D2 can swim through swamps, hack computers, fix X-Wing fighters, deliver holographic messages, and even breakdance – and now he works as a keyboard for mobile devices. I’ve seen plenty of laser…
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Cider Makes iOS Apps Run on Android: Wine for the Little Ones

Cider Makes iOS Apps Run on Android: Wine for the Little Ones
Android users waiting for an iOS app to come to their device should start sending flowers and chocolates to Columbia University. A group of PhD students from the school’s Software Systems Laboratory have created Cider, a…
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TapPainter: See What Your Room Looks Life Before You Paint It

TapPainter: See What Your Room Looks Life Before You Paint It
Choosing the right paint color for rooms in your pad isn’t always easy, because colors do look slightly different when they are actually on walls, and it’s especially hard to get an idea from a few…
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LEGO Apple II: Your Minifig’s First Computer

LEGO Apple II: Your Minifig’s First Computer
LEGO enthusiast Chris McVeigh aka PowerPig is known for his miniature LEGO models of old electronics and computers, particularly Apple’s early products. His latest creation is a model of the Apple II.…
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Patent Shows Microsoft is Working on a Smartwatch

Patent Shows Microsoft is Working on a Smartwatch
Smartwatches and other wearables are one of the big up and coming product categories. You can bet that most every major consumer electronics company will attempt to offer a smartwatch of some sort. Some will be…
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Motix Motion Sensor for Mouse and Touch Input: Minority Minority Report

Motix Motion Sensor for Mouse and Touch Input: Minority Minority Report
Last week we saw Microsoft Research’s gesture-sensing keyboard prototype that removes the need for a mouse or touchpad. A new keyboard peripheral called Motix achieves the same effect as Microsoft’s keyboard. Its basic function lets you…
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Raspberry Pi Gets Apple II Case: Apple Pi

Raspberry Pi Gets Apple II Case: Apple Pi
If you haven’t already spent your money on that Raspberry Pi computer case that looks like a NES, your decision just got that much harder. You see, you can now make your Raspberry Pi look just…
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Oculus Rift Used to Simulate Lag in Real Life: Live Replay

Oculus Rift Used to Simulate Lag in Real Life: Live Replay
A couple of years ago we featured the Decelerator, a helmet that allowed its wearer to see in slow motion. To (erroneously) promote its fiber optic Internet service, Swedish company UmeNet used an Oculus Rift to…
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Microsoft Gesture-Sensing Keyboard Concept: Type & Swipe

Microsoft Gesture-Sensing Keyboard Concept: Type & Swipe
Even with the rise of touch input, the mouse and keyboard remains the best and most flexible computing setup. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be improved upon. Microsoft Research recently developed a mouse and keyboard…
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