Watchy by SQFMI
Watchy is an open source hardware and software E-Ink watch. The watch comes with barebones, allowing you to customize is as you want. Different bands, 3D printed cases, and custom wat faces. You can truely make this a one of a kind timepiece. The E-Ink display delivers an always-on crisp image visible under bright sunlight, and requires no power between updates. At 200 x 200 pixels and monochrome, the display offers a distinctive aesthetic. If you rememver the Pepple Watch, you'll know the style. It both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE connectivity, allowing it to connect with internet APIs (e.g., weather, news, traffic,...
An App You Hate...
The Stair-Rover started as a design concept by PoChih Lai, who wanted a want to ride through the city like a surfboard would through water. A skateboard that could ride easily down stairs and the uneven terrain of a city street. The design was created in 2012-2013, but I am just discovering now. It's an amazing design and one that should come back to mainstream. Check out the Kickstarter from 2013 or the Amazon reviews (though currently sold out).
The Rotary Cellphone
Justine Haupt is an astronomy instrumentation engineer at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York and has created an open source rotary cellphone. What does that all mean? Haupt designed, fabricated, and built a fully functioning cellphone that uses a rotary dialer. Then went the extra step of open sourcing all the plans. In her own words: Why a rotary cellphone? Because in a finicky, annoying, touchscreen world of hyperconnected people using phones they have no control over or understanding of, I wanted something that would be entirely mine, personal, and absolutely tactile, while also giving me an excuse for not...
19 Just Really Really Cool Inventions 🔗
19 Just Really Really Cool Inventions Some people come up with really amazing inventions which change the world and the way we do things. The following inventions, however, aren’t any of those, they’re just really really cool.
Samsung Galaxy Book S 🔗
Samsung’s new Galaxy Book S via The Verge Samsung just announced the Galaxy Book S, a new ultralight laptop powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx processor, onstage at its Unpacked event. It looks a little less like a Surface Laptop than we originally thought when we first saw the leaks, but it’s not far off. More importantly, with that Qualcomm processor it will perform much differently: with much longer battery life, but much less horsepower. What happens when you take the most powerful smartphone parts, add a thirteen inch monitor, and start running windows? You get a possibly under-powered laptop with always on internet and...
Killed By Google
Killed By Google, is a website that describes itself as the Google Graveyard. An index of all the services, devices, and programs Google has ended over the years. 155 in total at the time of this blog posts. It is interesting to go through and see how many you actually remember, and also how many used to be a part of our everyday routine. I remember using Google Reader and Google Wave almost daily. Wave was a great product that no one seemed to understand. You can also see many Google acquisitions that never turned into anything or just got...
Apple Knowledge Navigator
Siri, folding screens, AI, the iPad, and more as Apple predicted them in 1987. This is a promotional video put out by Apple to showcase a concept product called The Knowledge Navigator. It’s interesting to see all these features that are in computers now being though about as science fiction in 1987, and how they thought they would work. It’s neat to see these modern technologies with the old MacOS interface style. And bonus points for the soundtrack.
Skullcandy Fully Wireless Earbuds
Skullcandy has released their first version of truly wireless earbuds. Called, Skullcandy Push, these earbuds feature 6 hours of listening time, plus more hours with the charging case. The earbuds currently on come on one color, Psychotropical Teal, and cost $129.99. I've been a longtime fan of Skullcandy headphones and will be interested in trying these out. Skullcandy has a good reputation of making better than average headphones for a fair price. If you pick up a pair, let us know how they sound in the comments.