Have you ever wanted to race some RC cars, but just ended up crying because no one was there to play against you? Anki Drive, a new toy (and technological marvel) coming out on October 23rd, 2013, is going to change everything.
There’s just something about getting actual mail versus email. With the former, you get to touch it, manipulate it, and pin it on your wall or stick it on your fridge for good measure. With the latter, all you can do is look at it on your computer or mobile device, and print it out, if you want an actual physical copy.
Some people spend more than what they can actually afford. A lot of financial advisers recommend keeping a list of every purchase, so that each expenditure can be reviewed afterward. Most people start out okay but eventually forget a few days later.
I kind of like tracking all of my activities, especially since I tend to run alone so I need the motivation to stay on target. While apps like RunKeeper and others work well to track runs, a simple pedometer is something good to keep track of every single move you make in a day.
You don’t have to be a frequent traveler to gain access to some of the poshest airport lounges in the world. Many travelers tend to shy away from these lounges when they come across them because they assume that only frequent fliers can get in.
There are plenty of activity trackers around to get the job done to track physical activity, and most of them aren’t cheap. For the more budget-conscious, there’s the newly released Fitbug Orb, which looks like it could be a good option.
About three years ago, I talked about Table Connect, a 58″ touchscreen display that mirrors the screen of an iPhone. Or not. It turns out that the display we saw in the video wasn’t even a prototype; the “demo video” we saw was made using special effects.
It doesn’t seem like dungeon masters are going to get their hands on the Surfacescape anytime soon, but Brendon Duncan may have an affordable alternative. His 3D Virtual Tabletop app gives you access to digital maps and creature tokens on your mobile device or desktop computer through a browser.
There are alarm clocks that wake you gently, and there are others that torture you to get you out of bed. The Carrot Alarm iOS app on the other hand will make you wake up so you can hang out with a GLaDOS clone.
Receiving transmission. Here’s our intel: an independent developer called Reactive Studios is working on a top secret game for iOS devices. It’s called Codename Cygnus, an interactive drama where you play a spy. Here’s where it gets interesting: the game plays like old drama radio shows, except you can talk to it.
If you find yourself out of the house while traveling, at work or on vacation, home security is definitely a concern for most of us. While there are many solutions on the market today, most of them are expensive, difficult to install or just downright useless due to false alarms.
We’ve seen a number of ways to transform objects made in Minecraft into physical items. But what if you want to the opposite? That’s the idea behind DekkoScan, an upcoming iOS app that uses your mobile device’s camera to scan physical objects and “cubify” them.