A new crowdfunding campaign is looking to change how we interact with our PCs and other smart devices, providing users with an all-in-one solution that combines keyboard and mouse. The peripheral, known as the Nydeum Sense, lets users trace out letters on a contoured touch surface, while providing a more conventional touch experience on its second side... Continue Reading Mouse/keyboard hybrid provides fast single-finger typing
It’s August, 2015, and inside the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, a closing ceremony is taking place. It’s a summer Saturday afternoon and there are more than a hundred people inside the main hall. They are trying out the games of the first graduating class of Stugan, a Swedish non-profit accelerator that brought together 23 game developers from around the world to spend two months on the games of their dreams in a cabin next to a lake in the middle of the...
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning image of the full disk of Mars prior to the Red Planet's closest approach to Earth in 11 years. Mars has been the focal point of numerous unmanned missions, and, if NASA gets its way, will be the first planet beyond Earth to be visited by mankind... Continue Reading Hubble captures stunning Martian portrait
If you're tuned into the synth world, you may have felt a little ripple run through it this week. Moog Music has announced a pilot production run of the iconic Minimoog analog synthesizer, which hasn't been made for over 30 years. Units are being made at a special space at this year's Moogfest and will be available to buy at the event... Continue Reading Minimoog Model D goes into pop-up production
I didn't become a computer nerd until I was in high school. Bizarre as this may sound, I didn't grow up with a computer at home — and neither did most of the people I knew. In high school, though, I became a full-blown geek.
That impressed the adults in my life, but it didn't feel like anything special to me. My ability to click things quickly on a Mac in 1996 was a gift, I figured, and I couldn't very well brag about a gift, even if I wanted to. I just had an affinity for noodling, and I knew enough to know how much I didn't know. Still, what I could do looked like magic to adults like Mr. Mitchell who ran my high school Media Center. Sometimes stood over my shoulder smiling as I noodled, and that made me feel good.
I never knew what...