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Aaron Parecki has been logging his whereabouts since he was a 4th grader. Back then he kept stacks of notebooks detailing his school commute (start time, end time, time traveled, who drove, and in what car) and today he uses a GPS. Check out the gallery below to see what 3+ years of constant GPS activity looks like on a map.
This literal approach to Iron Man isn't just your average cosplay, folks. Sure, he looks innocent enough, but this guy has a much more sinister mission than the real deal: to hunt down and attack anyone with unpressed trousers. You've been warned.
An app is being developed for the deaf community to translate sign language into text. The plan is for this software to be available on smartphones and tablets, allowing for instant, on-the-go translation.
The 19th annual SXSW Interactive festival held in Austin, TX will end tomorrow. In 2009, Foursquare was launched at this popular conference — but how did SXSW become such an important event for announcing cutting-edge technologies? Check out the infographic below to test your SXSW IQ.
With tablet availability on the rise, folks around the world are finding new practical uses for them. They are already beginning to replace traditional registers and textbooks in stores and schools. Do you think they will eventually make the PC irrelevant? Find out more in the video below.
(Human) street artists are so last year. Clearly, if you want more than some wonky caricature, you need to call on a robot. And that's what you'll see in the video below at the CeBIT show in Hanover, Germany. The robot takes a digital photo and draws a line-art portrait — does that mean you don't even have to sit there awkwardly while it works?
In schools across the country, tablets are replacing traditional books. Check out the infographic below to find out what this means for the future of education and how much today's highly anticipated announcement of Apple's next iPad (3? HD?) will contribute to how kids today learn.