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.
Last year, Canonical unveiled its mobile operating system, which can launch the Ubuntu desktop OS when its mobile device is plugged into an HDMI display. An upcoming system called Andromium OS aims to give existing Android phones similar capabilities.
Smartphones and tablets have shown us that people love to interact with digital media in intuitive ways. Meanwhile, the rise of 3D printing and modeling are about to bring about a creative revolution the likes of which we’ve never seen before.
Back in January, we heard about the mobile variant of the Ubuntu operating system and Canonical’s plan to launch phones that double as Ubuntu desktop PCs when docked. Now the company is launching the most ambitious crowdfunding campaign yet.
I’ve been using Google Reader for about eight years, if memory serves me well. The service has never been perfect, but it allowed me to skim and read thousands of articles everyday for my job. It’s something that can become quite unmanageable if you don’t keep up to date with them every day.
Earlier this year, Canonical threw its hat into the mobile arena when it announced Ubuntu for Android, a variant of the open source operating system that can be installed on phones already running Android. But today the company unveiled Ubuntu for Phones.
Stands and charging stations tend to look alike, because they are designed to do similar things, which is why when I see a unique solution to stash my computer or tablet, I’m always interested. The Desktop Chair is definitely a distinctive way of charging up your gear.
Sony has introduced a new hybrid computer that is made significantly less bonkers by the touch-friendly nature of Windows 8. The Sony Vaio Tap 20 is an all-in-one “tabletop” PC: it has a keyboard and mouse and other standard desktop hardware, with a couple of additions: the 20″ 1600×900 display is a touchscreen.
If you liked modder Datamancer’s steampunk laptop, you’ll go crazy over this datamanced desktop suite. The Clacker includes not just the computer itself but also a monitor, keyboard, mouse, mouse pad, speakers, table and chair. So put those coins back in your piggy bank.
We all need desks, but did you ever think about hacking the box in which your computer came in to make it into a desk? While I’d love to say that’s what we’ve got here, this particular desk is made entirely from corrugated cardboard, but wasn’t made from the actual cardboard box the computer shipped in.
Your iPhone is awesome. It’s sleek, compact. There’s an app for whatever you need. If only there were a way to turn it into a land line phone, it would be perfect. Because as it is, it gives you way too much freedom.
If you have a computer, you need the Dust Extinguisher. It’s that simple. Anyone who says he’s never eaten while using the computer is lying. Ergo, you have crumbs and other remnants of food on your desk, keyboard and other surfaces.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m somewhat ambivalent about the all-in-one PCs, mostly because they use laptop parts to get to that svelte size, but Apple has announced the specs of their education iMac, which sits at $999.
Instructables member Michael Chen’s friend gave him a broken laptop. Chen decided to treat the situation as a glass half-full and converted the distressed laptop into a desktop. It may sound counterintuitive, but then again he practically made something out of nothing and extended the lifespan of the computer.
While these distinctive speakers are inspired by the Sydney Opera House, they’re actually made in Taiwan. I think good-looking desktop PC speakers are always a good thing, since they usually don’t look like much.