Tag Archives: displays

Kindle and iPad Displays Compared Under a Microscope

Both Apple and Amazon insist that their displays are better suited for eBook reading. But they can’t both be right. So to help provide a definitive answer to the big question in the eBook community, Keith from BIT-101 put his new USB microscope to the test by getting up close and personal with both the Kindle and iPad displays. Tested ...

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Touch Menus in Restaurants Could Eliminate The Need For Servers (and Tips)

About 90% of resturant awkwardness occurs when trying to converse with the server. I think most of the small talk is awkward for a few simple reasons. First, you don’t really care whether the waitress is having a busy night or not. You just want your food. Second, the waitress doesn’t really care how your evening is going. She just ...

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POV Display Ping Pong Paddles: Ping Pong for the Deaf

Troika’s POV Ping Pong Bats offer something previously only available to connoisseurs of ping pong themed comic books (is there such a thing?). Visual sound effects. Not quite sound at all really, but more a descriptive word which not only adds a touch of zing to the game but helps the hearing impaired understand that there are potentially elements of ...

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Baby’s First Cubicle: Being Honest with Your Kids

I’m a realist. I’m not going to promise my kid they can do whatever they want, because in reality, they’re likely never going to grow wings out of their asshole and fly. And even more realistic, they’ll almost positively never be President of the United States. I’d say the asshole wings have better odds then that. So I’ve decided that ...

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i-Tab: For The Forgetful Guitarist

There’s nothing quite like theembarrassmentof being on stage, in front of tens of people, and just going blank. Oh crap, what chord do I play next? Do I stop playing or just improvise? i-Tab seeks to stop the forgetful guitarist in his or her absentminded tracks, displaying a constant stream of lyrics, chords and tabs as you play along with ...

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A Multitouch Screen for Every Surface

Wouldn’t be cool if you could turn any surface into a multitouch display? Portuguese company Displax says it’s not only possible, it’s plausible and practical. The company says it is bringing to market a multitouch capable, super-thin polymer “skin” that can be applied to any material — flat, curved, opaque, transparent, you name it — creating a digital muli-touch surface ...

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Apple’s Tablet Described as “iPhone on Steroids”

Gizmodo and BGR were able to dig deep into their connections to pick out some more information on the upcoming rumored tablet device from Apple, rumored to be called the iSlate: The tablet’s multi-touch gestures are “out of control.” It’s powered by an incredibly fast ARM CPU It runs on the iPhone kernel. The internal model number ...

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DirecTV to Launch 3D-HD Channel

I don’t have DirecTV, nor did I know that I would want DirecTV with a passion in the upcoming minutes, but this news has made me change my perception of satellite TV. DirecTV is planning to launch a 3D-centric channel in full HD at some point in 2010. While the service will work with your current DirecTV HD box, via ...

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Multimedia Microwave Displays YouTube Videos As You Wait

Most of the activity in my kitchen eventually leads to the microwave. I use my oven almost solely for making grilled cheese sandwiches. All the other hot prepared food gets a first-glass ticket for the center of my microwave’s revolving plate. I’m always sort of torn on what to do as I wait for my food to be done though. ...

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Guy Spends 12-Hours Drawing and Redrawing the Time

Spotted over at Design Miami, this exhibit features an LCD screen with a man drawing, then erasing, then redrawing a clock for every minute, or every hour for a loop period of 12-hours. I think I might have to pay somebody’s grandfather to come do this at my home 12 hours a day. How cool would it be to have ...

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