Growing up in the 1970s, one of my earliest memories of an electronic toy had to be the Speak & Spell. This tablet-sized device helped many of us improve our spelling and vocabulary, playing word games using an early speech synthesizer.
We’ve seen Pokémon ported to a calculator and a Portal spinoff for monochrome TI-83 series calculators. Now there’s a Smash Bros. for calculators. Made by Omnimaga member Hayleia, Super Smash Bros. Open is a work in progress spinoff of Super Smash Bros.
Earlier this year we saw a calculator playing Pokémon via a Game Boy Color emulator. Redditor Builderboy2005 has made something way better (or worse, depending on your expectations). Portal Prelude, a game for Texas Instruments calculators.
Everyone’s talking about the new iPad or when the new Xbox is coming out, but did you know that Texas Instruments recently released a handheld console? It’s true! It plays Pokémon games! It’s also a graphing calculator.
While I was buzzing about over on the FCC website today, I came across this mysterious new device from France’s Thomson and Technicolor called the PoMMeS. The funny thing is that the word “pomme” is the French word for “apple”, so in a way, you are looking at the first pics of an apple tablet.
In this era of mobile and handheld gaming, it’s becoming harder to hide your in-class distractions. But no one ever suspects the calculator; a student clutching a phone is clearly messing around, but someone with a calculator?
Got one of those Texas Instruments graphing calculators? This nifty little program for TI-83+SE, TI-84+, and TI-84+SE calculators lets you play Nintendo Game Boy games instead of doing your math problems.
Written by Brendan Fletcher (aka “calc84maniac”), TI-Boy SE is a Game Boy emulator that runs on TI’s Z-80 based graphing calculators thanks to similarities between the CPUs of the two systems.
Texas Instruments today took the wraps off their latest DLP chipset (the “It’s the mirrors…” projection engine). TI claims the new DarkChip 4 chipset improves the contrast ratio over the previous series by 30% or more.
Norwegian projector makers projectiondesign today announced their new Action! M25 DLP projector which claims the current title for the smallest full HD projector on the market.
Measuring just 3.7″ (h) x 9.2″ (d) x 10.8″ (w), the projector features full 1080p resolution.
Texas Instruments has announced that they’ll be showing off a prototype of a teensy DLP based “pico-projector” at the 2007 CTIA Wireless convention later this week.
The wee projector modules use DLP’s “millions of tiny mirrors” technology, yet will be small enough to be integrated into cell phones and other mobile devices.