I have a couple of friends who send out hundreds Tweets or Facebook updates every day. You probably know the type, the ones who think you really want to know every time they’re crossing the road, or taking the dog out for a walk. What if there was a way for them to send all of those updates automatically, without having to wear out their thumbs?
That’s the thinking behind Ping, a proposed line of tech enabled clothing from designer Jennifer Darmour. Ping has embedded electronics that can sense what your doing, then send updates automatically using an interface that runs Lilypad and [...]
Leaks from an internal Dell announcement reveal the company is getting ready to unleash its Streak line of tablets (probably not the best name — smudge much?) in two different flavors. There will be the larger 10-inch Streak that’ll go toe-to-toe with the iPad, and then a smaller, 7-inch version for folks who like their tablets a little more portable. Other than that, all that’s known is that the smaller Streak could land as early as later this year, with its larger cousin dropping at the beginning of 2011.
That’s it for details so far. So, do you already have an iPad, [...]
When I first downloaded the beta version of the new Twitter for BlackBerry application to my Curve 8900, I’ll admit I was enamored. The app reflected the minimal, simplistic design of the Twitter website, with obvious buttons, an always-present tweet box, and nice, easy-to-read text.
But I was also confused. I thought it was the creation of RIM, as that’s who came to DVICE pitching its trial run, but upon the app’s public launch last week, it was revealed that it’s really the “official” Twitter app for BlackBerry, and that the microblogging service worked with [...]
Robert sez, “As a followup to Cory’s post on the fact that New Yorker cartoons can be captioned with ‘Christ, what an asshole’ without compromising their comedic value: I discovered that it works on virtually every comic, old and new.”
Chariot Skates, a form of “wheel-skates,” promise to make quite a few improvements over your average set of inline or roller skates. According to creator Michael Jenkins, Chariot Skates are faster, handle rough terrain better, retain momentum longer and offer a more fluid and comfortable experience. We’ll believe faster right off the bat, as these odd-looking skates boast a top speed of 24 miles an hour.
It may look like Jenkins was inspired by a wheelchair (you can even stop by grabbing the wheels with your hands), but the creator was instead looking to combine a few of his [...]
I’m at the Coachella Oasis (a giant, sprawling, endless rave taking place at the lavish desert manse formerly inhabited by Merv Griffin) setting up a weekend-long webcast with Richard Metzger for Brand X, the alt-culture publication of the Los Angeles Times. From 12-5 today, Saturday, and Sunday, artists performing at Coachella will be dropping by, and I’ll be taking your questions and streaming video live all weekend. Here’s the Ustream link, mostly just ambient party setup Friday. It’s hot and sunny here, with a chance of frolicking models in the pool. Tomorrow at noon [...]
Researchers have discovered a species of leech that has a “particularly unpleasant habit of infesting humans,” most notably in people’s noses. The team of scientists published their study of this animal in in the Public Library of Science. The “clinical presentations” are not for the faint-of-heart. From PLoS:
A new genus and species of leech from Perú was found feeding from the nasopharynx of humans. Unlike any other leech previously described, this new taxon has but a single jaw with very large teeth. Phylogenetic analyses of nuclear and mitochondrial genes using [...]