Project ARA: El móvil modular de Google.
Una interesante idea, inicialmente planteada por Motorola (que ha sido comprada por Google), que permitirá mantener un mismo móvil e ir actualizándolo por módulos. ¿Necesitas más ram?, ¿más resolución?, ¿más disco duro?, o ¿Quieres una cámara mejor?, elige una entre la gran variedad que ofertarán los fabricantes homologados de ese módulo. ¿Veremos módulos Sony, Epson, etc?
Además Google prevee premiar a los módulos más interesantes/originales.
A mí me parece que va a ser el próximo pelotazo, sin duda.
WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO PHONEBLOCKS?????
IT WAS THE SAME FUCKING IDEA???????
Phoneblocks (the guys who had the initial idea) partnered with Motorola. We are all ruled by Google now.
Sound installation by vtol is an umbrella-like device with 10 mini speakers that surround it’s holder - video embedded below:
pseudo multichannel personal autonomous sound installation with 10 panning spots
- 10 speakers
- optical relays
- arduino uno
- micro sd wav player
You can find out more here
Fujitsu creates tablet that tricks you into thinking you’re feeling water, pushing buttons or stroking an alligator
The Japanese firm has developed the prototype tablet device usING ultrasound vibrations to mimic a variety of textures.
These vibrations change the friction between the finger and the screen to trick the brain into thinking it’s plucking a harp, touching the skin of an alligator and more. It can also give the sensation of a slippery liquid.
Other, similar technologies change the friction between the finger and the screen using static electricity, and Fujitsu claim the use of ultrasound is a world first.
It is also a breakthrough technology because ultrasound vibrations usually need a large amount of energy to work effectively. This is the first time it’s been developed to run on smaller devices with mobile batteries.
The company claims that it can reproduce edges, ridges, protrusions and bumps as well as other sensations using its technology.
What if instead of throwing your pencil stubs away when they´re too short to use, you could plant them, add some water and watch them grow? Meet Sprout, a pencil with a seed! The high quality pencil features a water activated capsule at its tip, when the pencil is too short to use, you can plant it and have it grow into something delicious, beautiful and fun. Sprout comes in a variety of different flavors, from flowers, to herbs and vegies. A great idea to make writing fun again. watch the video
Funded by a successful kickstarter campaign, the Sprout Pencil is now available for purchase at amazon and in Europe at firebox