This AR-enhanced globe would be a fun addition to any iPad-equipped classroom

 Geography is cool, whatever middle-schoolers say. In fact, the only thing cooler is augmented reality. So what if I told you there was a gadget that combined these two cool things into one?! It’s called the Orboot, and it actually looks like it would be a lot of fun, provided your classroom is nice enough to have an iPad or two lying around. Read More

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This Swiss watch would power, and be powered by, a heartbeat

clockwork_heart Swiss researchers have given a literal twist to the proverbial ticker, designing a clock-like device that could help power pacemakers by harvesting energy from the heart itself — just like an automatic watch harvests movement from the motion of the wrist. Read More

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Google’s Lack Of Product Isolation Would Support A Chrome OS And Android Merge

Screen Shot 2015-10-29 at 6.56.10 PM Chrome OS, the “cloud” operating system that Google introduced for laptops, and Android, the operating system on phones and tablets, may become one, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The “folding” could happen as early as next year…could be introduced at next year’s I/O…or not. Read More
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Google’s Lack Of Product Isolation Would Support A Chrome OS And Android Merge

Screen Shot 2015-10-29 at 6.56.10 PM Chrome OS, the “cloud” operating system that Google introduced for laptops, and Android, the operating system on phones and tablets, may become one, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The “folding” could happen as early as next year…could be introduced at next year’s I/O…or not. Read More

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Some Finnish Engineers Would Like You To Put This Tiny Square Computer In Your Pocket

Screen Shot 2015-10-22 at 1.29.12 PM Solu is a coaster-sized cloud-based portable computer that fits in your pocket. A team of Finnish engineers behind the device hope Solu will change the way we think of using our digital operating systems. Sure, we already have our portable computing devices such as iPads and smartphones, but Solu founder Kristoffer Lawson wants us to stop lugging all our heavy laptops and notebooks around… Read More

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