Why do chalkboards still even exist in classrooms? With today's amazing touchscreen surfaces, the dusty chalkboard is practically a relic. No chalkboard can compare to LG's Touch TV, an interactive multitouch 60-inch plasma that lets anyone add their own layer of content on top of the TV's.
iPhone chargers are a dime a dozen, so what makes Dexim's Visible Green Charger different? It has a special cord that uses electroluminescent light to show you how fast your iOS device is charging.
Nobody was really sure what to make of Nabaztag. Nobody seems really sure what to make of Karotz either, but I do know three things: it's a rabbit, it does internet, and it has cute ears that wiggle.
For their 2022 FIFA World Cup bid, Japan promised us that they'd have 3D fields that we could watch live games on while flying around in virtual reality. Japan didn't get the 2022 World Cup, but they're making the technology a reality anyway, and here's what it's going to look like.
Getting a 3D TV right now is silly. There's a serious lack of content, and the "right" way to do 3D — at least for the general consumer — hasn't even been invented yet. It'll get better over the next few years, but there's one area where 3D is good right now: cameras.
Why haven't hydrogen fuel cells caught on yet? I'll tell you why: you can't suck hydrogen refills out of your outlets. Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies solves this problem with a desktop generator that uses electricity to create hydrogen from water.
Intel's big announcement at CES is their new Sandy Bridge architecture. Without getting too far into the technical side, the important thing about this is the addition of graphics processing onto the main CPU itself. It may sound like a simple upgrade, but it could change the way we all do a lot of things with our computers.
If you liked Samsung's new transparent and flexible AMOLED screens, you'll love 3M's new transparent and flexible multi-touch surface. They're set to make all those sexy concepts real, and the future is closer than you think.
When the world heard that Polaroid was ending the instant camera business, photographers and even neophytes mourned the loss of a classic camera and hobby. Polaroid then revived instant film with the ugly Polaroid 300, a rebrand of an already plastic-licious FujiFilm Instax Mini 7. Lady Gaga hopped onboard as Polaroid's new creative director and the result wasn't only a bizarre pair of camera sunglasses, but also the Grey Label GL30 Instant Digital Camera.
Sifteo interactive computer blocks started out as a graduate project at Stanford called Siftables, migrated to the MIT Media Lab, and unlike just about every other amazing gadget with that kind of back story, are now for sale.