Tag: hardware

  • docomo’s designer collection

    My wife just got back from Japan and picked up the latest brochure from NTT Docomo. As a member of the very desirable young female demographic, she’s always been pestering me that Nokia should focus less on whiz-bang geek features and more on the phone as a fashion statement. I would agree and, in that vein […]

  • The iPad is a Digital Coffee Table Book

    After looking at the video below, which shows off the signature Apple User Interface, it’s very clear to me what Apple is doing here. The iPad is not a computer, it’s not a replacement for your netbook, notebook, or desktop. The iPad is a $500 entry into book publisher’s most lucrative category, the coffee table […]

  • Avatar, Performance Capture

    I had a chance to see Avatar this evening and was blown away at what James Cameron has done to evolve the art of motion capture. Anyone who has seen the film would agree that the bar has been moved higher in capturing not only the physical motions but also the full range of emotional […]

  • Misa, a touchpad guitar

    The Misa is “not a guitar” says Michael, it’s creator based out of Sydney, Australia. The Misa is designed to play electronic music. In electronic music, the timbre (or colour) of the sound can be morphed in an infinite number of ways. For a guitar to accommodate this, the right hand needs more control than […]

  • The Confederate

    I think I found a motorcycle that rivals the Honda Valkyries. Made out of aircraft-grade aluminum in a design that maximizes torque, the Confederate P120 Fighter kicks out 160 horsepower that the maker describes as, “explosive.”  This machine may not be the most comfortable ride but only 50 will be made so grab yours now […]

  • Microsoft Tablet vs. Apple Tablet

    Gizmodo has the goods on the Courier Tablet while Wired’s Gadget Lab has the summary (and hilarious mockup) of something iLounge is calling an the iPad. Either way, folks are looking for a way to innovate beyond the touch screen and netbook form factor. I’m not so sure this is the solution. If it’s going […]

  • Fisher-Price Snuffs Out View-Master

    Fisher-Price, the toy company that used to market them, has just eliminated almost all the View-Master titles that have been a staple of young lives for almost 70 years. – The Economist Rumor has it that Microsoft will license the rights to the View-Master and use them as a new and innovative distribution channel for […]

  • Big Mess of Wires

    I’ll be taking my son to the Maker Faire for the third year in a row this weekend. It’s a great Father & Son festival where you see what happens when you throw together technology, imagination, dedication, and passion into a big pot and mix it up together. On display will be Steve Chamberlin’s hand-built […]

  • Lenovo’s Fashionable Netbook

    Lenovo’s Fashionable Netbook

    Although still in concept (UPDATE: Lenovo now saying this is a two year mockup), this is the closest thing I’ve seen to a netbook as fashion accessory (note the burled walnut finish). The belt clasp also acts as a mouse, or so says the caption the the photo on the Lenovo picture feed, and the […]

  • Handbag TV

    From the not quite sure about this department. Spend a lot of time sitting on the bus or train with your handbag in your lap wishing you could catch up on all your favorite TV shows and movies? BagTV from London has created a line of handbags with a built-in monitor for just this situation. […]