Bruno Zamborlin Mogees lets artists to take advantage of everyday objects using them as musical instruments, breaking the boundaries between the physical and the digital world. The following short video shows the Mogees connected to different surfaces such as a desk at the office, a tree in a park and even a balloon… The system works by connecting a small piezo-transducer that converts the vibration of the physical object into an electric signal which is sent to a mobile phone that runs the Mogees software application. The software analyses the vibrations and convert them into music on the fly, diffused through headphones or loudspeakers. Every object produces a unique sound, which depends on the physical properties of the object and the way it is touched by users. Press and awards Print - 110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years · People will be fluent in every language. With DARPA and Google racing to perfect instant translation, it won't be long until your cellphone speaks Swahili on your behalf. · Software will predict traffic jams before they occur. Using archived data, roadside sensors, and GPS, IBM has come up with a modeling program that anticipates bumper-to-bumper congestion a full hour before it begins.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review: The Sleekest Honeycomb Tablet I remember standing in the audience of Samsung's CTIA press conference as it announced, for the first time ever, pricing and availability of its unreleased Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 before shipping. The smartphone (and early tablet) industries have gone this long without having to really compete based on price, mostly because in North America the carriers subsidize much of the cost. If every device costs $199 under contract, why get carried away with details like how much it actually costs? The Galaxy Tab however was playing in a different space. Raspberry Pi produces a $25 USB thumb drive-sized computer You hear about how computer components are getting smaller and smaller all the time, and how a scientific calculator today has more processing power than the computers that first sent astronauts to the moon. But there’s still something a bit jarring about actually seeing a full-fledged computer that’s about the size of a USB thumb drive — or a human thumb, for that matter. The first project from Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer with an ARM-based processor and USB and HDMI ports for connecting a keyboard and external display. The system runs Ubuntu Linux and the developers say it could sell for as little as $25.
Root Your Asus Eee Pad Transformer (TF101) - Updated Method The Asus Eee Pad is one of the most exciting Android Honeycomb tablets out there and it seems to be selling quite well thanks to its attractive price point: $399. This tablet has been rooted since its release and new instructions came out recently. Let’s have a look. The updated instructions on how to root your Asus Eee Pad Transformer (TF101) can be found @ AsusTransformer Root + CWM recovery. Watch: High-Tech Fabric Changes Color When You Touch It The fabric responds to both sound and touch. GIF: Kyle VanHemert. Source: Chromosonic The internet of things is usually discussed in terms of thermostats, light bulbs, and kitchen appliances. Embedding electronics into comforters, clothes, and wall-hangings, however, could yield far more poetic results. Chromosonic, by Hungarian designer Judit Eszter Karpati, is an experimental electronic textile that can change color and pattern in response to touch and sound.
Human Scale Energy For Everyday Tasks by Andy Wekin Our site: www.pedal-power.com The bicycle is one of the most ubiquitous and indispensable technologies ever developed. It is efficient, elegant, environmentally friendly, fun, healthy, inexpensive, and user-maintainable. It is a human scale means of travel that increases our range and speed ten-fold — yet we only use its core technology for transportation even though it is suitable for performing a multitude of tasks. For the past five years, we have designed and built stationary pedal-powered machines (dubbed “dynapods” by Alex Weir).
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review: Android 3.1 Tablet The tablet race continues to heat up. The iPad set the stage for this generation's tablet race, and although things have definitely tightened up, Apple's wunderkind, like it or not, remains the industry standard by which all others are judged. Seasoned technology buffs will likely recall that tablets had another go a decade or so ago, as a number of largely Windows-based, bulky devices hit store shelves. Unfortunately, those products weren't very well thought out -- they were hardly thin, battery life was terrible, and they ran a full desktop OS that wasn't designed for touch input. But, a lot has changed in ten years. Mobile processors have gotten faster and more power efficient. Raspberry Pi: Computer on a stick for only $25 A British nonprofit has a novel idea for getting kids interested in computer programming--a computer that fits in a pocket and costs less than the latest video game. It's called Raspberry Pi, and the prototype isn't pretty--it looks like a leftover scrap from electronics recycling day. But it's a working computer that game developer David Braben and his Cambridge-connected colleagues expect to make available for only $25 for a fully configured system. Don't expect to see Raspberry Pi on store shelves anytime soon--although I think it'd do pretty well in the check-out line in between the tabloid mags and packs of Trident--because the rough prototype still needs some refining and the Raspberry Pi Foundation's goal is to get the systems into the hands of children in both the developed and developing world.
$199 Asus X101 targets Linux tablet alternative Though bearing some of the hallmarks of a Netbook, the Asus Eee PC X101 will be offered as an alternative to that category of small laptops, according to an Asus blog post. Asus spelled out today that the X101 is a departure from the Netbook as we know it. First of all, it's even thinner and lighter than a traditional Netbook (which is already pretty light and thin to begin with) at 0.69-inches and two pounds, respectively. Second, it runs MeeGo Linux, not Windows--the latter has been the predominant operating system for Netbooks over the last few years.
Clever Kinect Hack Brings This Guy’s Full Body Into Virtual Reality It’s one thing to bring your mind into virtual reality. Get some snazzy VR goggles in front of your eyes, bump the framerate up high enough — bam, you’re a good part of the way there. But bringing your body into the mix? Thats a whole different challenge.