Operating systems have built-in voice dictation, but YouTuber Zip Zaps wanted an old school output device. So she made an awesome-looking set of fingers that manually operates a typewriter.
Zip Zaps didn’t actually modify the typewriter itself.
Back in 2009, we checked out a real-world version of the Weasley’s locating clock. Redditor tbornottb3 recently made his take on the time– er spacepiece, but instead of mechanical hands he used an LED strip.
The clock is powered by the Particle Photon, which gets data from the smartphones of tbornottb3 and his relatives via the powerful app If This Then That.
The HELCY bag has a silly backronym – Healthy Ergonomic Laptop Case for You – but the idea behind it is actually pretty sound. If you usually take a stand with your laptop, why not carry one less item around and use your bag as the stand?
Researchers at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut have come up with a way for visually impaired people to interact with images, similarly to how we use touchscreen devices. Their Linespace computer display uses 3D printing components to draw raised lines and shapes.
We’re all fed up with telemarketers and robocallers. For Roger Anderson, the last straw was when his young son was harassed by a telemarketer. This motivated him to create the Jolly Roger Telephone Company, software that wastes the caller’s time by responding to them with recorded dialogue.
I love Fallout 4 and I’m mostly too lazy to bother changing my everyday Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard for one of the hordes of gaming keyboards I have. 99% of the time when landing head shots on Supermutants from afar, everything goes swimmingly.
I’ve seen 48″ wide mousepads, but a company called Pad-Zilla easily tops that with its debut product. The Pad-Zilla Large measures 60″x 30″ – that’s 5 ft x 2.5 ft – and the company has three even larger models in the works.
Thanks (or no thanks) to Microsoft, someday we could have clouds under the sea. The software giant recently shared details on what it calls Project Natick, an experiment about constructing and operating an underwater datacenter.
The datacenter in these images is Project Natick’s prototype Leona Philpot, named after a character in the Halo universe.
SparkFun Electronics came up with a neat idea for a set and forget file server. The Rogue Router can power itself using one of SparkFun’s new solar panels, so you can place it even in remote locations.
Prototyping has become very easy and affordable these days, but it still can be messy. Startup Bosphorus Mechatronics got tired of wiring, soldering and stacking shields too, so they came up with TinyLab.
Put simply, TinyLab is an Arduino Leonardo paired with a variety of commonly used components, all packed into a 8″x 5″ slab.
Lian Li adds to its roster of unorthodox PC cases with the Odyssey, a limited edition yacht-themed aluminum chassis. Anything is indeed possible.
The Odyssey will come in white or silver. It measures about 29″x 12″x 10″ and has room for a mini-ITX motherboard, two 3.5″ drives, two 2.5″ drives and two 12″ GPUs.
Last October, gadget reviewer and PC enthusiast LinusTechTips made a single PC that was powerful enough to run two high-end virtual gaming machines at the same time. Unsatisfied – or perhaps too satisfied – with the result, he then decided to put together a gaming rig that can handle seven high-end virtual machines simultaneously.
Applications allow PCs and mobile devices to serve different functions. But what if your gadget could change its physical form too? That’s the idea behind LineFORM, a proof of concept robot by Ken Nakagaki, Sean Follmer and Hiroshi Ishii of MIT’s Tangible Media Group.