If you've ever felt a bit overwhelmed going through Apple's app store, check out AppStore HQ. Uber-geek Robert Scoble interviews this company that's trying to sort it all out for you. They've hand-picked a set of the most authoritative voices on the topic - from blogs and Twitter to YouTube and beyond - and presented their most recent discussions in a format… Continue
Added by alice on August 27, 2009 at 10:00am —
"This is what I wish the internet search will be able to do with a mobile device in the NEAR future. Touch screen, built in camera, scanner, WiFi, google map (hopefully google earth), google search, image search… all in one device. Like this way, when you can see a building through it, it gives you the image search result right on the spot. I think the following ideas should enhance the functionality of this device. Many applications like these…
Sony just announced news of Party-shot - an innovative camera dock that pans 360 degrees and tilts 24 degrees. The IPT-DS1 Party-shot ($150; September 2009) is compatible with the new DSC-WX1 and DSC-TX1 Cyber-shot camera. These cameras have Face Detection and Smile Shutter that automatically take pics of your friends drunken, but smiley, faces. They also have Sony's… Continue
Added by alice on August 7, 2009 at 10:30am —
Big news is breaking over at Mashable. On September 30th, Google will start sending out about 100,000 invites for the next version of Google Wave. (Right now, only a select number of people, mostly developers, have their hands on it.) You can sign up to be part of their next wave of testing subjects,… Continue
You're in a big city for the first time and you want to know where to go. What do you do? Check out Google Maps Favorite Places and find out where chef Nobu Matsuhisa and DJ Roger Sanchez would take you. Google's has asked some local experts to pick out their favorite spots - to dine, to visit, for inspiration - so we can stalk them. No really, it's so that we can put away our Time Out or Lonely Planet and start really looking like a local! Google even put up these… Continue
I saw people write about this app a few days ago but I didn't know if I wanted to put it up on theMET until I saw this video. The fact that you can create your own beats is pretty dope. I can't wait till people start coming out with cool videos of what they've… Continue
Now this is exciting! A new toy, called the Force Trainer, is coming out in July that's going to be the first mass-market brain-to-computer product. How does it work? A wireless headset reads your brain activity, in a simplified version of EEG medical tests, and the circuitry translates it to physical action. If you focus well enough, the training sphere, which looks… Continue
Just in time for the 2009 Cannes Advertising Festival, Schematic, an interactive agency who helped come up with the futuristic advertising seen in Minority Report, is debuting their large multi-touch wall. It's a 12-foot by 5-foot display that provides a visual interface for attendees to interact with the festival schedule, 3D venue maps and information on… Continue
Added by alice on June 23, 2009 at 2:53pm —
If you've been wondering why your printer isn't keeping up with the times, worry no more. HP just announced that they'll be introducing the HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web in September which is believed to be the world's first Web-connected printer with a touch screen.
Coolest part? The control panel lets users connect to the Web and use… Continue
Added by alice on June 22, 2009 at 12:30pm —
For those of you who like to get your news from Google, you'll be happy to hear that they're about to launch a new Google Labs project called Flipper. It promises to be a more visual way to read the news.
You'll be able to browse by sections, sources, keywords, and by elements such as “most popular” and “recommended.” Also, Flipper will pull in full articles… Continue
More and more people are giving up on cable TV and turning to the web. According to a recent study by Parks Associates about 900,000 U.S. homes relied solely on the Internet for TV in 2008. Another survey showed that 8% of adults now view television shows online at least once a week (Leichtman Research Group). The same survey found that 8% of adults who watch video online now watch TV less often.
Mobile Augmented Reality is the name given to a technology being worked on by several groups to bridge the gap betweeen information available online and what you see around you. Imagine turning on your smartphone's camera, pointing it at a building near you, and the phone would tell you something about that building. That's exactly what is happening in the video above.
This app is available right now for phones running Google's Android operating system. It is… Continue
This is a stunning video of a 600 foot long ship moving through the Houston Ship Channel at night. It was made by Louis Vest ("OneEighteen" on Flikr here). Here's his description "... 2000 still images taken by using a Nikon D700 in the "interval timer" mode. The camera was fastened to an outside rail and set to take a photo every six seconds. Quicktime then assembled the photos into a .mov file that plays back at… Continue
This video was produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting as part of the Geospatial Revolution Project. This is an integrated public media and outreach initiative about the world of digital mapping and how it is changing the way we think, behave, and interact. This technology touches almost everything in our modern life: how we plan communities, how we find a restaurant, how Obama's election team found likely voters, how we measure climate change, and how we deploy our… Continue
Could this be the next big Apple product to hit the market? Rumors have swirled around the internet regarding the MacBook Touch, yet no details from Apple have been confirmed at this point. Deciding not to wait around for Apple, designer Tommaso Gecchelin was inspired to create his own version.
"The core of this concept is a technology he calls iSpine,… Continue
Check this out! If you're using Windows and you're on a PC (sorry Mac people, we get no love), check out this new 3D desktop user interface. The BumpTop is an installable software program that overlays your Window's desktop, giving you a 3-D view desktop. You can drag pictures to pin on virtual walls, stack your files like the real paper files...
Jonathan Puckey is a graphic designer and programmer based in Amsterdam. What's amazing about Jonathan is that he's a leader in using modern technology to manipulate pictures and create pieces of art. Instead of relying on already existing tools, he creates his own, such as the 'delauney raster', a custom-written image vectorization tool for… Continue
Added by alice on March 16, 2009 at 10:00am —
$79 bucks will get you:
+ The world's smallest music player, it's now about half the size of the previous model.
+ 4GB of storage or up to 1,000 songs.
+ A battery life of about 10 hours.
+ A new voiceover feature that tells you what song is playing.
+ Controls that are now located on the earphone cord.
+ A built-in stainless steel clip for wearing on your… Continue