Word on the tubes is that Facebook is about to drop live, in-browser video chat next week. According to Zuck, Facebook will be unveiling an as-of-yet-secret, “awesome” product to the press at the Seattle office on July 6th. And according to those in the know, it’s more than likely Skype-powered in-browser video chat. So now… Continue reading Facebook gets literal
The visually impaired don’t get a lot of help when it comes to next-gen tech to help them better live autonomous lives. For generations, the most cutting-edge apparatus has been an extendable stick. Whee. But designer Xun Ye is turning all that negligence on its ear with the Origin GPS, the first truly next-gen device… Continue reading GPS tech turns on a light for the blind
Valve and Nintendo have sort of been gaming chalk and cheese in the past – but that may not be so forever! Valve co-founder Gabe Newell has whispered what is perhaps the sweetest nothing into Joystiq‘s ear regarding a possible harmonious future on Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U. “We’ve always loved Nintendo,” asserts Gabe. “Wii U… Continue reading Valve + Nintendo = Gaming heaven?
Your service is probably pretty fly if you’ve hit ten million users, and Foursquare as of Monday has become such a service. Foursquare, in case you’re dead, is the darling of the location-based social networking party, and has hither and yon become a great service for both consumers and businesses alike. Now, of course, how… Continue reading Foursquare hits the big one-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Magician Marco Tempest has coined possibly the coolest term you’re gonna hear all week: technoillusionist. What is a technoillusionist? Why, a magician aided by technology, of course – in this case, a whole stack of iPods. You may argue that ‘magic’ performed via ipods is not really magic at all, but Marco makes the case… Continue reading Maybe Jobs was right when he used the term ‘magic’ after all…
The designers at Loft117 and programmer Jason Belmonti have teamed up to tap the Kinect for something that has been suspiciously absent from its ever-growing palette of applications: advertising. Behold the slick, stylish, and interactive ad potential exhibited in this installation, and marvel at what the future might bring. Would you stop and spend more… Continue reading Kinect
Add to your personal list of things that don’t need to exist (everyone keeps one of those, right?) this remote-controlled car, which has the singular distinction of being the world’s fastest. Nic Case designed the Schumacher Mi3 with one purpose in mind: to break the world record for fastest toy car – and boy howdy,… Continue reading Where ‘toy’ ends, and ‘badass’ begins
Are you about ready to throw your car stereo in the trash? You’re about to be. Students Robbin Ingvarsson and Waldemar Wegelin have designed what they hope to be the next revolution in in-car audio – and from the looks of things, they’ve pretty much got it in the bag. Soundtracks is a system that… Continue reading Driving to a different tune with Soundtracks
Monday is going to be an interesting day, to say the least. Rumours surrounding WWDC ’11 concern all sorts of neat stuff, including but not limited to what the final build of Lion has in store, iCloud, and more. But this is a cool little tidbit, especially if you’re a Twitter freak. According to Rob… Continue reading Twitter hops into bed with iOS 5 for some ‘deep integration’
It doesn’t get more awesome than this. It does not get more awesome than this. I don’t think anyone can argue that the iPhone already takes pretty swell pictures, as far as phones are concerned – but this is something new entirely. Black Design Associates have dreamed up this inarguably awesome iPhone/Leica i9 combo that… Continue reading Photography past meets present – best iPhone accessory ever?