The University of Michigan has announced that it has developed a computer that’s so small that it could potentially be implanted into the eyes of glaucoma patients in order to monitor the overall eye pressure.
The technology world has gone tablet crazy thanks to the iPad and hoards of other Android tablets that are coming soon or already on the market. There are a number of people out there that like the idea of a tablet, but want it to run Windows so their familiar software from home or the office will work on it.
Am I the only one who has visions of the dude that invented the USB plug wringing his hands like Mr. Burns and cackling, “This will really piss them off! Muhahahahahah!” What sort of sadistic SOB would design a plug with no indication on the outside which way is up, but will fit into the USB port in one way?
If you are the type of notebook or netbook user that wants a larger screen when you are at home, but you don’t have a video output or spare power outlet available, you might be interested in one of the USB-powered screens that are on the market.
Not all of the gadgets featured at CES 2011 were exciting. Some of them are “merely” practical, like Samsung’s CA750 Central Station. It’s a dock and monitor in one, providing not only a larger display but a healthy helping of ports and connections as well.
It might not be as polished as these Star Trek burial containers, but Hu Chuang’s tombstone is equally geeky:
Hu Chuang’s parents also kept his email address open so his loved ones can keep sending him messages, “because, who knows, maybe he can read them on the other side.”
It’s not only iOS devices that have a good grasp of touchscreen UIs, Microsoft isn’t bad at them either. However, there are only a few computers available that allow you to use gestures, and one of those is the Microsoft Surface.
I am a big fan of Razer gaming gear for the computer going way back. The last thing I would have expected to see from Razer at CES was a concept for gaming that is not a controller, but rather a full portable PC for mobile gaming.
This might look like just a few steel balls on a track, but it isn’t. It’s a thinking machine that has been created thanks to a ternary computer, that’s made out of levers and tracks which constantly cycle steel bass down internal structures.
Well, I don’t know that much about Aluratek, but their new Bump Speaker line looks kind of interesting.
For $50 (USD), you get the AMS01F which is an FM clock radio “boombox” that plays music from SD cards or a line-in jack.
The world has gone germ and bacterial crazy. Each time I go to my kids’ school, I see all the teachers making the kids use hand sanitizer all the time. I made it through the late 70’s and early 80’s of my youth without washing my hands once outside the tub or shower.
So if you’ve been paying attention at all to the news this week, Google revealed their first Chrome-based notebook computer. It’s the first mainstream PC to shy away from local application and document storage – moving as much as possible into the cloud.
A long time ago, when OLPC started to talk up its small XO notebook specifically designed for kids in developing countries, a bunch of computers aimed directly at kids started to surface. Usually, these kid-oriented machines have software that is aimed at education and keeping kids safe online.
While most PC enthusiasts make their rig stand out by coming up with unique casemods, Redditor bigblades decided to just let it all hang out:
I guess in computer porn terms, this would be classified as XXX.