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Tobii Glasses. A new headmounted eye tracker. Appears the rumor was true after all, the guys at Tobii today announced the "Glasses" which integrates a miniature eye tracking system into the frames of a pair of glasses.

Tobii Glasses. A new headmounted eye tracker.

The sleek form factor differentiates it from the alternatives which requires either a helmet or a camera attached to a extended rod. Modding: adding 3G to my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet. Its been about a week or so with my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet (TPT) and I must say that I am digging it.

modding: adding 3G to my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet

The Pen/Stylus works pretty decent minus the lack of apps and Honeycomb is a nice upgrade from using Gingerbread on my previous Android tablet (Galaxy Tab). However, one thing that I really missed on my ThinkPad Tablet when traveling was built-in 3G data. I still believe that mobile internet on tablets is still the killer app. x220 always goes to sleep upon lid close. VGA to Composite Video Converter.

Turn Your Windows 7 Laptop into a WiFi Hotspot with Connectify. In some computing situations, you might need to create a WiFi hotspot quickly so other wireless devices can use an Internet connection. Today we take a look at Connectify which easily turns your Windows 7 machine into an instant WiFi hotspot. You might be at a location where there is only one Ethernet connection available (hotel room, office or meeting room etc.) and you need to share the Internet connection with other people or devices.

Connectify is a free utility which is light on system resources and makes it easy for you to set up your Windows 7 machine as a secure WiFi hotspot. Note: Connectify only works with Windows 7 Home and above, Starter is not supported. Connectify Installation is quick and easy, and once complete, you can access Connectify from the icon in the Taskbar. Under settings, type in a name for the WiFi network, a password to access it, then decide the type of internet connection you want to share. Wait for a moment while a network address is acquired… Myvu Crystal wearable, part 2.

Myvu Crystal wearable. Microsoft patent points to head-mounted, laser-based display technology. Bluetooth Mini Keyboard Integrated Mouse Track. Not everyone like palm-sized mini keyboard.

Bluetooth Mini Keyboard Integrated Mouse Track

So if you prefer this kind of portable keyboard, or also need mouse function, the following mouse track-integrated bluetooth keyboard might be suitable. As we see from the images, this is a bluetooth wireless keyboard that measures about 200 x 105 x 22mm, and weights 205g. It features 82 keys (56 normal keys), built-in Left and Right Click mouse, mouse track, touch scrolling function, and On/Off switch. Besides, 2 AAA batteries can provide 150 hours continuous operation. The bluetooth wireless keyboard integrated mouse track is compatible with various bluetooth enabled devices such as laptop, PC, iPad, iPhone, and etc. VP6364 - Wireless Ultra-Mini Touchpad Keyboard. Looking for a mini wireless keyboard?

VP6364 - Wireless Ultra-Mini Touchpad Keyboard

The new Wireless Ultra-Mini Touchpad Keyboard is the ideal companion for computer control from across the room. The game controller-like shape is instantly familiar in the hand. Typing is intuitive for Internet searching, texting and emailing. The integrated touchpad provides accurate and quick navigation with the shoulder buttons providing left and right mouse buttons. Steve Mann. Steven Mann (born 1962) is a researcher and inventor best known for his work on computational photography, particularly wearable computing and high dynamic range imaging.

Steve Mann

Early life and education[edit] He is also General Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, Associate Editor of IEEE Technology and Society, is a licensed Professional Engineer, and Senior Member of the IEEE.[6] Career[edit] Mann is a tenured professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with cross-appointments to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty of Forestry, at the University of Toronto, and is a Professional Engineer licensed through Professional Engineers Ontario. He is also General Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society and Associate Editor of IEEE Technology and Society.[6] Ideas and inventions[edit] Many of Mann's inventions pertain to the field of computational photography. Anonequity project[edit] Media coverage[edit] Trust and Complex Technology: The Cyborg’s Modern Bargain.

A few weeks back, I wrote a post about special pieces of technology (e.g., backpacks, glasses, a Facebook profile), which become so integrated into our routines that they become almost invisible to us, seeming to act as extension of our own consciousness.

Trust and Complex Technology: The Cyborg’s Modern Bargain

I explained that this relationship is what differentiates equipment from tools, which we occasionally use to complete specific tasks, but which remain separate and distinct to us. I concluded that our relationship with equipment fundamentally alters who we are. And, because we all use equipment, we are all cyborgs (in the loosest sense). In this essay, I want to continue the discussion about our relationship with the technology we use. Immersive HMD (Head Mounted Display) Full Assembly Now you know where everything is supposed to go, it's time to put it there!

Immersive HMD (Head Mounted Display)

As this was the first rendition of these, I decided to forgo adjustability, and fix everything in place with hot glue. It actually works perfectly for this project thanks to its short dry time! Kinect Hackers Are Changing the Future of Robotics. The Kinect lets people navigate the digital world through gestures rather than mouseclicks.Illustration: Justin Wood For 25 years, the field of robotics has been bedeviled by a fundamental problem: If a robot is to move through the world, it needs to be able to create a map of its environment and understand its place within it.

Kinect Hackers Are Changing the Future of Robotics

Roboticists have developed tools to accomplish this task, known as simultaneous localization and mapping, or SLAM. But the sensors required to build that map have traditionally been either expensive and bulky or cheap and inaccurate. CES 2012, HMD, - Silicon Micro Display. iOptiks contact lenses project 3D images right into the eyeball. Augmented Reality has become a massive topic of research these days.

iOptiks contact lenses project 3D images right into the eyeball

The hype is all about the applications of this technology. Designers and engineers draw inspiration from science fiction movies. If we recall the movie Minority Report, the first thing that strikes our mind is Tom Cruise wearing lenses that delivered information. Various gadgets, goggles and head mounted displays etc. have already been made taking inspiration from sci-fi movies, but the idea of incorporating 3D vision in a lens sounds novel. How to make a cheap heads-up display - HUD. Tracking - The VR Geeks Association. PirateBox DIY - David Darts Wiki. Myvu Crystal 701 iPod Edition. DIY Wearable Computer Turns You Into a Cyborg.