I still remember my first Apple computer. It was an Apple ][ with a whopping 16k of RAM and it didn’t even have a floppy drive. So the sounds that come to mind when I think of my old ][ are the squeals of program data loading from cassette tape.
I finally got a chance to see Coraline a few weeks back, and was completely blown away by the incredible things that could be done with miniature models and stop-motion animation. While you probably won’t be able to live up to Henry Selick’s amazing work with this little desktop toy, you can at least dip your feet in the shallow end of the stop-motion pool.
Hot off the heels of the CES show, the market is flush with countless set-top media player boxes – my personal favorite being the upcoming Boxee Box. But even the Boxee Box doesn’t have tons of local storage.
This digital guitar runs on Linux and has a touch screen interface. How cool is that?
What is it exactly? The Misa Digital Guitar is a pressure-sensitive touchscreen MIDI controller that’s been built into a guitar body.
Graffiti artists of the future might not need to run their own late-night missions to tag their target locations thanks to this new technology. GML (Graffiti Markup Language) provides a method to store and describe graffiti as digital information which can then be played back and reproduced later.
If you want to pretend to be a DJ, you could always go out and buy DJ Hero, but if you really want to scratch your own tunes, check out ION Audio’s Discover DJ – a real turntable controller for your digital music applications that costs about the same amount as the game.
This bold metal watch from London’s STORM combines digital and analog worlds in a single timepiece. While it’s not quite as futuristic as Seahope’s Leiji Meter watch, it’s a heck of a lot easier to tell time with.
So the guys over at Sony were kind enough to provide us with one of their nifty DSC-WX1 digital cameras so we could go out and shoot some cool panoramic pics – with the goal of putting some of these high-tech wonders in the hands of school kids.
Let me start out by saying I’ve always been a closet pinball fanatic. I can’t tell you how many hours of my youth I spent dropping quarters, flipping flippers, and nudging bumpers in that quest for that almighty extra ball or two.
Imagine someday walking up to the front door of your home of office, and instead of whipping out your keys or RFID keycard, you stare into a facial recognition device that decides whether or not you’re really you.
This odd little gadget from Japan is perfect for placing subliminal messages in the background of epic rock albums. It’s also good for recreating disturbing and surreal scenes from Twin Peaks and The Shining.
Even though the product description over on Strapya World says “The things you can do with this machine have no limits!,”
HP’s new DreamScreen devices straddle the fine line between computer and digital picture frame. Like other digi-frames, you can view pictures without a computer. But with the DreamScreen, you can also wirelessly stream music, videos and photos from your PC or the Internet.
Touch DJ is a soon-to-be-released iPhone app that lets you mix music in real time, just like you would with professional DJ equipment.
Created by Amidio – the same folks who brought us the amazing noise.io
Do the guys in your company’s accounting department give you the creeps? Maybe it’s because they’re spying on you with their calculators.
That’s right, this ordinary looking Casio LCD desktop calculator has been retrofitted to conceal a tiny little video camera, perfect for snooping on your unsuspecting office buddies in between math equations.
There are certainly a ton of different ways to tell time, but this retro-modern digital clock is definitely one of the cooler designs I’ve seen in a while.
The Ice Tube clock ($70 USD) gets its brilliant blue display thanks to an old-school Russian-issued VFD (vacuum fluorescent display) tube.