The 'Bar Of Soap' comes to us from MIT Media Lab's Brandon Taylor and Michael Bove. The idea behind the device is that it determines its functionality based on the way you hold it. If you hold it like a TV remote then its little accelerometers tell the device to display the appropriate controls like volume and channel. If you hold it like a phone it will act like a phone. Granted the device made doesn't actually have TV remote and phone functionality, just the capability of determining if you're holding it like one. And right now only 60-70% of the time. Making it far less effective than a Wii-mote.
"Bar of Soap" Prototype Detects Intent from Your Touch (You Scoundrel) [boingboing]
Because I basically do nothing but sell t-shirts and never see any return on my investment, here's today's tee from Teefury. It's Avatar themed. PLUS Wii themed! Eeeeeeeeeee!! But it's available TODAY ONLY, till midnight central. After that, I'll undoubtedly be featuring t... / Continue →
Video game guru Shigeru Miyamoto (the man behind such franchises as Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda, and more recently Brain Age and Wii Fit) has been asked by Nintendo to not discuss his personal hobbies. Why? Because it reveals what Nintendo has in the works.
At least, that's th... / Continue →
Here at Geekologie we've seen weird and disturbing knife-blocks in the past. Well to top them all is this prototype by Maarteen Baas. As you can see it's a man's head -- but with a bunch of damn knives sticking out of it. When my wife sees this she'll probably think it's fun... / Continue →