Until we (by that, I mean you guys) invent longer-lasting batteries or figure out a way to efficiently harness power from readily available sources, chances are your gadget will run out of juice when an outlet isn’t within reach.
So, let’s say you want to find out when a band is playing a concert near you. You could check band websites constantly, do some Google searches, or you can relax and let Gigbeat (a new Android app) do the work for you.
Currently, it’s raining cats and dogs where I live, so a waterproof case for an iPad might be a sensible precaution so that my tablet doesn’t get wet. You know you love your iPad, and you wouldn’t want to inadvertently damage it.
Researchers at the University of Leeds in the UK have invented some new batteries, that are smaller, cheaper, lighter and safer than current batteries. It’s also possible they will even last longer than what you presently have in your devices.
My family and I just recently moved to a new house in a subdivision that’s also still relatively new. Every morning, we would wake up to the noise of trucks passing by to deliver construction materials to the other homes that were still being built.
I guess it’s true that money can buy almost everything but happiness. You can buy a $92,000 frog-inspired watch, a bejeweled pen that’s priced at close to a million, and an 11-foot iOS dock with a price tag of around half a million dollars.
It’s not enough that this 6-foot-tall LEGO Batman looks totally awesome, but the fact that it was built by a 13-year-old makes it even more impressive to me. Maybe it’s just that when I was a kid, my LEGO building abilities were pretty much limited to whatever the picture on the box showed.
The last couple of times we talked about slingshots made by our pal Joerg Sprave it was either chunking iPhones as the ammo or destroying cars. This time around, Sprave is back with a slingshot that uses more common ammo in the forms of big ball bearings.
People use laptops to run businesses, do their work, play games, watch movies, communicate with loved ones, and so on and so forth. But have you ever heard of people using their laptops in the kitchen – to actually cook a meal?
I have never been able to work well with a touchpad on a notebook computer. I prefer a mouse that I can move around with more accuracy and speed. I know more than a few folks that love the touchpad though, and if you are one of those touchpad lovers, Logitech’s latest is for you.
These game companies never come up with any new ideas on how to sell things to the fairer sex. It’s always the same. Offer the device up in pastels, maybe put some floral designs on it, name the colors like you would name lipsticks and always offer a pink version first.
Nintendo should partner with Namco Bandai and Flickr user/designer/future toy magnate Ty Lettau and make these model kits a reality. They could name it Ninpla. I only want 1% share of all your earnings in exchange for that name.
Yesterday we saw a peculiar but seemingly practical arcade controller, fit to be added to the video game controller evolutionary tree. This fight stick by London-based custom controller maker Sam Kurd aka B15SDM Designs isn’t as innovative, but damn it looks absolutely beautiful.
Bare Essentials is a book by Dennis de Groot featuring images which reduce popular video game, comic book, and other characters to their most basic representation, using simple geometric shapes. Just like those pixel characters by Ty Lettau, they reduce characters to their most basic essentials.