Gadgets

E Ink strikes first with color e-paper display

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E Ink, the company whose displays power the Kindle and the Nook, is bringing the first low-power, ambient-light color display to market. Like its black-and-white reflective-displays forerunners, Triton promises weeks, not hours, of battery power. But the resolution of the new technology, at least for now, lacks the richness and resolution of its backlit LED competitors.

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Children’s ebooks phone home

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Isabella Products, a maker of wireless digital picture frames, has teamed up with publishing giant Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to bring a children's e-reader to market next summer. Called the Fable, the device will be marketed as a networked color tablet for kids, and will feature a 7-inch color touchscreen and a wireless networking over a secure, managed connection.

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Axsotic 3D Spherical Mouse

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If you can’t do 3D right, don’t do it at all. I’m looking at you 3D cinema! I much prefer the classics. The Axsotic 3D Spherical Mouse provides maximum navigation of your 3D images and design projects, allowing you to move your creations around as if you were actually holding them in your fingertips, instead of pointing and scrolling. Using ...

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LumiNet: The Wearable Computing Network

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LumiNet takes the conventions of a central processing unit, such as an Arduino, handling most of the workload and spreads the responsibility across a series of parallel ‘LumiNet modules’ which only depend on the four modules directly connected to it. This way, if one module goes bad, the rest of the wearable network will stay up and running. It’s programming ...

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Iron Man Pinball Machine

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Stern Pinball, one of the only remaining companies specifically focused on the pinball industry, created this awesome Iron Man Pinball Machine. This fully-sized arcade style pinball machine puts Iron Man fans up against minor villain Whiplash and those damn bouncy things that always make the ball shoot through the paddles before you can press the buttons. The machine ships on ...

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Real-Life Portal T-Shirt Puts a Hole in Your Belly

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Ben Heck, expert modder and webshow host, is at it again with his newest creation, the Real-Life Portal T-Shirt. By modifying the shirt with “a chest-mounted LCD screen and a back-mounted CCD camera,” Heck created a t-shirt which puts a hole through your belly, right where the cake would have been if it weren’t a lie. Ben shows off his ...

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