Want the convenience of a touchscreen without the hassle of removing your phone from your pocket? Researchers at Microsoft have you covered, with two new touch interfaces that let you turn any surface into a touchscreen or control your phone through a trouser pocket.New computer interface are pouring out of the labs. Which with the breakdown of the mouse and keyboard paradigm now will most likely spread everywhere. Just think of how few mechanical or moving parts (read: expensive and needs mechanical repair and replacement) a computer using an interface of light will have.
I wonder how long it will be before it is main stream commercial. 3 years?
What a serious waste of time and money. He should be feeding the hungry - bonehead!
A billionaire from the United Arab Emirates, Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, hired a crew to dig his name in the sand near Abu Dhabi, and the result was visible from space. The name “Hamad,” in this image from Google Earth, is two miles long. (Google) (Taken with instagram)
Video description: This video shows our Sun over several weeks during a period of highly unusual solar activity. It is comprised of images taken by a device called the Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI), which is aboard one of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s (NOAA) weather satellites. NOAA monitors the Sun with the SXI in order to predict when solar flares may cause dangerous problems on Earth, such as communications failures and power outages.
This video is fascinating, yet terrifying. The sun is the type of thing I like to trust will always be there and doing just fine, and the idea that the sun can go through “a period of highly unusual solar activity” gives me anxiety. Chill out, sun.
Turntable.fm’s co-founder Billy Chasen has his business on lock, literally. You don’t use keys to enter Turntable.fm’s HQ, you send a text message from a white-listed phone number and voila, it opens. This is a much smarter, safer and cheaper option than handing out a ton of keys.