Posts Categorized: Technology

A CableCARD Update for the HTPC

A few months back I acquired an update for our HTPC. In order to watch digital channels (anything that isn’t available as an over-the-air network), I needed either a cable box, which I didn’t want to rent, or a device capable of taking a CableCARD. When I first started looking, there were two on the… Read more »

Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera

This is a slick little gadget. It’s a little green ball with cameras mounted all over it. You toss it into the air, and it created a spherical panorama at the apex of your toss. I wonder how careful you have to be when throwing this. I bet a little bit of spin would mess… Read more »

What Are Your Favorite Podcasts?

I’ve always got a good collection of podcasts on my iPod. In fact, I probably listen to podcasts more than I listen to music. I usually download a new batch of podcasts every couple weeks. I’ll fill up my iPod and listen until I run out, and then pull down the newest batch. I have… Read more »

Neurowear, Ears Controlled by your Brain

Have you ever wanted to display your mood with a pair of giant cat ears? Well, the wait is now over. A Japanese project called Neurowear has created a set of robotic ears that react to your brain waves. The concept is a little odd, and I’m not sure if this is something I’d wear… Read more »

The William Stove-top Concept

Check out this brilliant stove-top concept called The William. This makes a lot of sense… why hasn’t someone come up with this before? I could cook 20 things at once on this!

My New Isotoner SmarTouch (techie) Gloves

I normally don’t do clothing/fashion reviews here, but I prefer to think of my latest purchase as an electronics accessory and not fashion, though I really do look hot in my new techie gloves. A few weeks ago I got my hands on (or rather hands in… HA!) a new pair of Isotoner SmarTouch Gloves,… Read more »

Hot Wheels Video Racer

Playing with Hot Wheels just got a lot more fun (not that it wasn’t fun to begin with). The Hot Wheels Video Racer appeared at this year’s CES event. It’s a regular-sized Hot Wheels car, but it has a small point-of-view camera built into it, as well as a little monitor on the underside of… Read more »

Google Zeitgeist 2010

Google puts out their Zeitgeist every year showing the search trends of the previous 12 months. This year they put together a nice video showing these trends and events as well as their various products.

A Tiny Lens for my Camera Phone

I got a present in the mail yesterday straight from China. The tiny little macro/wide angle lens I purchased had finally arrived (apparently free shipping from China takes a while). Yes, you read that correctly. I purchased a lens for the crappy camera on my phone. I figured this was a $10 experiment to see… Read more »

MapCrunch (random teleportation)

Do you want to take random trips around the world (via Google Street View)? MapCrunch allows you to teleport around the word to some pretty beautiful places on Google Street View. It also looks like you can submit you own cool places via Twitter (@mapcrunch) to be the “View of the Day” on MapCrunch. I… Read more »

Remote Controlled Ghost

Happy Halloween a bit late. Did you get a lot of candy two nights ago? Michael at Utah Aerials was dive bombing kids as they collected Halloween candy with his homemade remote control Ghost (which he lovingly named “Mr. T”). Take a look at his construction video. I think he needs to make a flying… Read more »

Old Smartphones

I ran across an article yesterday that took me for a little trip down smartphone memory lane: From Brick to Tile: We Look Back at a Decade of Smartphone Evolution The article walks through a brief history of smarphones, starting around the year 2000 and moving to recent phones dominated by Android and the iPhone…. Read more »

A History of Computer Icons

I ran across a nice article tonight that takes a brief trip down memory lane through the history of computer icons. The first icons are from 1973 on the first GUI interface of the Xerox Alto, taking you all the way up to Windows 7’sbig shiny icons of today.

CrosT Application for WebOS

For the past several months, I have been working with a colleague of mine (Matt) on a mobile app for WebOS (Palm Pre and Palm Pixi).¬† It started with an idea from Matt’s wife while they were waiting at the port of entry in Nogales to cross the border back¬† into the US while visiting… Read more »