Do you exist? Do you like music? If you answered yes to both questions, you’ll likely find this pretty neat. Bluebrain, a band based out of Washington DC, have just released a new album – but not as a disc, or even as an iTunes download. The album is a location-aware app that tracks you… Continue reading Location-based album launches musical elitism to new heights
Not content to robotically emulate any and all members of the animal kingdom, humanity has turned to another branch of the Tree of Life for inspiration: that of plants. Japanese artist Akira Nakayasu has developed plant (no, really, it’s just called ‘plant’), an interactive robotic installation that does little but look beautiful. Then again, what… Continue reading Robotic Plant Ushers in New Age of Unnecessary Robotics
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j2kw5MJK24[/youtube] Waterloo Labs, a team of engineers at National Instruments Corp in Oregon, have unveiled the source code for their pet project ‘EyeMario’, which is more or less what you may guess on your second or third try – Mario Bros, as controlled by your eyes. It’s a really cool concept: electrodes hooked up to… Continue reading Look Out For Mario! No, Seriously, Look Out, Or You’re Dead
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/16253164[/vimeo] Better wash up your loins, guys, ‘cuz they ’bout to get blown. For all the readers out there who work in 3D, you may or may not love the crap out of this: the world’s first (as far as I’m aware, anyway) spherical mouse. Though it’s probably bullspit for anything other than 3D design,… Continue reading Axsotic Spheric Mouse is Perhaps the Most Radly-Named (And Raddest-Looking) PC Accessory In History
One of the deciding factors that made me go Blackberry instead of picking up an iPhone 4 was the tactile keyboard. I’m sorry, but there’s just no replacement for real buttons. I don’t care how swiftly you tapdance around that onscreen keyboard – the fact remains that it’s a f***ing screen. But maybe if I’d… Continue reading No More Gunking Your Screen With Your Filthy, Filthy Hands While You Text
Oh, Japan. You’ll never cease coming up with the best stuff. Why, just last night I was regaling a friend about ‘head bath’, which is a bathtub. For the top of your head. It’s a hat, that– no, really, this exists. Don’t give me that lip. I’m not taking any guff today. Not from you.… Continue reading Y’know, I Bet Sports Programming Would Die Off Altogether With This Tech
Check this. Seriously, check it. I can see your cursor on the scroll bar, there. Stop for a second and freaking check this, alright? Alright, cool. Here at Techi, as with most other tech blogs you can name, we frequently look at emerging technologies. Sometimes they rock, and this is most certainly one of those… Continue reading Is That A Phone In Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?
When I dare put ‘rad’ in the headline itself, you know something must be goddamn rad as all hell. And this is, so you knew correctly. Fist bump. I refuse to give you any additional context for these pictures, because they say everything you need to know. It’s a(n official) Lego Wiimote. Or, rather: it’s… Continue reading Lego Wiimote Opens the Doors to Some Truly Rad Prospects
Twitterphiles hither and yon, gather and bear witness to the new Twitter.com. At a special event yesterday, Twitter unveiled a new iteration of its website, one with a focus on providing a more robust Twitter experience, among other things. The first thing you’ll notice, in this screenshot provided by TheNextWeb, is the absolutely-goddamned-monstrous side pane,… Continue reading So, How ‘Bout That New Twitter, Yeah?
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/14119612[/vimeo] Man, there is just some really neat tech flying around today. Seriously, it’s a Wednesday to remember. Not many Wednesdays are worth remembering, so be thankful. Yeah, so the whole ‘throwing a projector onto a surface to interact with a physical object’ card has been totally played, but I’ve never seen it as mesmerizing… Continue reading Vinyl+ Gives You One More Reason To Be a DJ