Tokyo University create in-air motion interface for mobile devices – Cell Phones & Mobile Device Technology News & Updates Of all the touch and movement interfaces on the market it looks as though Microsoft may have the simplest solution with Project Natal . It does not require you hold any device like you have to with the Wii and you don’t cover the screen to register input as you have to with touchscreens. The boffins in Ishikawa Komuro Laboratory located at Tokyo University seem to have realized this and come up with their own advanced in-air interface, but for portable devices. The new technology doesn’t seem to have an official name yet other than being called a vision-based Input Interface. Such capabilities allow for a number of advantages over a touchscreen interface. Such an interface will not work with existing devices, however, unless they are capable of capturing 154 fps through the camera and have a forward-facing camera. Read more at Gigazine , found via IntoMobile What remains to be seen is how much of a battery drain running this high speed camera at 154 fps is.
Create the new Skype for Mac chat style GetLoFi – Circuit Bending Synth DIY Eye Tracking Research and Human-Computer Interaction Eye tracking has long been used to analyze user behavior and user interface usability in a wide range of human-computer interaction (HCI) research and practices and as an actual control medium in a human–computer dialogue. Eye tracking to analyze user behavior and usability When analyzing user behavior and usability, user eye movements during systems interaction are recorded and later analyzed. Eye movements provide objective data on the physiological and perceptual impact of interaction. Eye tracking measurers are seldom used in isolation, but together with other physiological measures and qualitative methods. Eye tracking is commonly used to test usability of websites, software, computer games, interactive TV, digital map interfaces, mobile devices and other physical devices. Below is a heatmap from the interactive TV format, The Space Trainees. iDTV Lab at Åbo Academy in Finland tested the format using eye tracking. Read more about usability testing with eye tracking here.
Johnny Chung Lee - Projects - Wii As of June 2008, Nintendo has sold nearly 30 million Wii game consoles. This significantly exceeds the number of Tablet PCs in use today according to even the most generous estimates of Tablet PC sales. This makes the Wii Remote one of the most common computer input devices in the world. It also happens to be one of the most sophisticated. Any software on this page is primarily meant for developers and may not run without proper the development tools installed. NOTE: For most of these projects, you don't need the Nintendo Wii console. Coming Later: 3D tracking, and more.... Unfortunately, time constraints in the next couple of months have significantly reduced my ability to work on more projects.
DesignByMe : Home The original Design byMe vision was for a unique customization service, where consumers could design whatever they imagined on their computer, and buy the real model in their own LEGO box. Design byMe attracted several million people each year to build a huge range of amazing creations using the LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) software. Despite this success, the overall Design byMe experience has struggled to live up to the quality standards for a LEGO service. As a result, the LEGO® Design byME service was closed in January 2012. Where did my models go? You can still design what you want with LEGO Digital Designer and upload models into a public gallery on the new LEGO Digital Designer website. What about other Custom products? This is not the end of customization for the LEGO Group, but a revision. Finally... The LEGO Design byME and the LEGO Factory team would like to thank you all for six great years of custom building!
Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, network inventory, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server. Operating Systems: Runs on Windows 10, 8.1, 2012 R2, 8, 2012, 7, 2008 R2, Vista, 2008, 2003 SP2, XP SP3. Both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows are supported. Belarc's commercial products are used for software license management, hardware upgrade planning, cyber security status, information assurance audits, IT asset management, configuration management, and more. Click on the Click Here to Download icon. FAQs: Q: Will the Belarc Advisor send my PC profile information up to a web server? A: No. Q: Must any previously installed Belarc Advisor be removed before installing a newer version? A: No. Q: When checking for new security definitions the Advisor gets an error.
Invention Awards: A Real-Life Babel Fish For the Speaking Impaired The Audeo captures electronic signals between the brain and vocal cords and synthesizes clear, spoken words By Lisa Katayama Posted 05.20.2009 at 10:53 am Neck Talk Electrodes on the throat pick up electrical signals between the brain and the vocal cords John B. Carnett Today's featured Invention Awards winner is the Audeo, a voice synthesizer that gives back the ability to speak to those with vocal cord or neurological damage. When Michael Callahan was 17, he lost his short-term memory when he hit his head in a skateboarding accident. When we speak, three basic things happen: the lungs deliver air, the vocal cords vibrate to create sound, and the mouth moves. Here's how it works: Three pill-size electrodes on the throat pick up electrical signals generated between the brain and the vocal cords. Callahan started working on the Audeo at the University of Illinois, studying everything he could about signal processing and neuroscience. The technology does have room to improve.
Hiding your data in plain sight – USB hardware hiding —> The PDF version of this article can be found here. This article will describe the possibility of hiding data in any kind of USB hardware. Even though USB data carriers come in various sizes and forms, which already sometimes makes them hard to recognize, this approach could even make it worse. Any USB device could be a data carrier and thus from a forensics point of view, any USB device should be taken into account when investigating a computer. Or, for example, from a company protection point of view, any USB device could be used to transport data out of the company. The reason for writing this article is that the approach described in it has already been developed by me around 2007, while I was still working for the company Fox-IT. Any brands shown on the pictures in this paper are chosen because they were fairly cheap and available during the research. Theory The theory behind the hiding of the data is pretty simple. Theory in action Project variations Conclusion
Claus Meyer : Brød Denne opskrift på surdej er særligt udviklet til brug i privatkøkkenet. OBS! Denne her type surdej bruges mest for at fremme en fin mild syrlig smag, som giver brødet karakter, og ikke så meget for dens hæve-evner. Derfor benytter vi i de fleste af vores brødopskrifter en kombination af surdej og en meget lille mængde gær. Opstart: 3 dl vand 1 dl hvedemel 1 dl fuldkornshvedemel (grahamsmel) 1 dl rugmel Pisk alle tingene godt sammen, så der ikke er klumper i. Efter du har brugt af surdejen til din brøddej, er det tid til første opfriskning/fodring af den surdej der er tilovers. Tag 1 dl af den resterende surdej og smid resten ud – og fortsæt så som beskrevet herunder: Opfriskning/fodring: Når du frisker en surdej op, tilsætter du nyt mel og vand til den surdej du har stående i et forhold der hedder 1 del ”gammel” surdej til 2 dele vand og 2 dele mel. Her er et opfrisknings-eksempel med nogle mængder, der passer de fleste husholdninger: 1 dl ”gammel” surdej 2 dl vand 1 dl fuldkornshvedemel
LED Lights Make Augmented Vision a Reality | Elemental LEDucation LED Lights Make Augmented Vision a Reality Okay, this is just freaky. We know LED lights are versatile enough to be used for practically anything, but LED contact lenses? Really?! Once miniature green LEDs are developed (and they’re in the works, as of now), full color displays will be possible. Lead researcher Babak Parvis comments “You won’t necessarily have to shift your focus to see the image generated by the contact lens,” it would just appear in front of you and your view of the real world will be completely unobstructed when the display is turned off. Ah, the real world. Thanks to Extreme Tech for the quote and Trendhunter for the images. By the way, these freaky LED contact lenses may still be a product of the future, but a lot of cool LED products are of the present!
Newstweek This HOWTO has instructions to build your own Newstweek device, a small innocuous wallplug allowing you to remotely manipulate news read by other people on wireless networks. If you want to learn more about Newstweek, click here. The version you'll be building uses low-cost (and low-power) hardware, capable of fitting into a small plastic enclosure; power transformer and all. This initial version doesn't support APs with HTTP authentication or encryption. Rather than using IRC as a control interface (as seen in the project video) we've implemented phone-friendly browser interfaces for local and remote control of the device. Hardware Theoretically you should be able to use any Atheros AR2 based mini-router with our Newstweek firmware. Here are some sources for you: Source 1 (Deutschland) Source 2 (USA) Source 3 (Amazon USA) Source 4 (Planex direct) Source 5 (Amazon Japan) We found a wall plug enclosure from Conrad, Deutschland to be a great fit. Source (Deutschland) Tools Attach mini USB So!
not_available Taking its name from the Greek eironeia (dissimulation), irony consists of purporting a meaning of an utterance or a situation that is different, often opposite, to the literal one. Maike Oergel, Encyclopaedia Of German Literature Irony is a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result. The New Oxford English Dictionary Pretty much everything is ironic these days. We have a grave problem with this word (well, in fact, it's not really grave - but I'm not being ironic when I call it that, I'm being hyperbolic. In the second instance, situational irony (also known as cosmic irony) occurs when it seems that "God or fate is manipulating events so as to inspire false hopes, which are inevitably dashed"(1). Most pressingly, though, there are a number of misconceptions about irony that are peculiar to recent times. Phase two Romantic irony was framed by Schlegel(2) the German philosopher. September 11 and the End of Irony