Category Archives: Gadget

A working iPod on a web page: a tribute to Steve Jobs – and a great HTML 5 example too!

Inventika Solutions, a small Web development company, created this astounding HTML 5+CSS3+jQuery project that works exactly as the original iPod – as a tribute to Steve Jobs. The Mumbai-based company achieved great reviews because of this work – and they … Continue reading

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Sign of the times: Goodnight iPad – a parody picture book for the gadget-crazy kid in all of us.

Thanks to friend Paolo for showing me this! Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the next generation is just a sign of the times… It had to happen… Oh, you can read it on paper or… on a Kindle!

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Why is 8-bit technology so important?

Nice post from Jason’s blog and a perfect question too: why is 8-bit technology so important these days? Simply put because it’s where we all come from! The most common 8-bit CPUs of the time included the Intel 8088 (used … Continue reading

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Lego Brain Bricks: Build, Connect, Play (with an iPad, some electronics and a lot of Legos!)

Needless to say, I love this stuff! It just sums up some of the things I love the most: Lego, iPad gaming, some cool programming and some pretty electronics! LEGO® BrainBricks from Wonder Years on Vimeo. BrainBricks is a concept … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between a geek and a nerd? A detailed infographic finally explains it all!

What’s the difference between a Nerd and a Geek? Who wins? Some Geek definitions as provided by Wikipedia: A derogatory reference to a person obsessed with intellectual pursuits for their own sake, who is also deficient in most other human … Continue reading

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Google’s sunglasses: Terminator look and Google’s augmented reality technology for the ultimate gadget

Google’s so-called “Terminator” glasses – they’re a pet project being developed at Google’s X laboratory, and will presumably place a computerized overlay on the real world. An exciting detail from the New York Times — the sunglasses will be ready … Continue reading

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Facebook in the less social place: a profile-shower-tent

The folks at SpinningHat, a UK design company, just broke the last taboo: bringing a social network in the place where – usually – you’re not keen on being social, the shower. Their shower tent replicates a Facebook profile and … Continue reading

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Cubelets: the modular robotics you’ve been missing!

Make Magazine is always a great source of inspiration for tinkering-oriented people like me. In this post, Make introduces the Cubelets from ModRobotics: a great educational tool for kids and adults alike! Just like Lego, but with some brain too! … Continue reading

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Google Christmas Doodle with music, animation: let the joy begin!

Google‘s Doodle for XMas sets a new standard for cool online gadgets! At first, you’ll have to press all buttons below the logo letters, then a Jingle Bells tune will begin along with colorful animation. A nice way to wish … Continue reading

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The very latest Google trick for Xmas time? “Let it snow” – literally!

Google tricks and pranks are well-known and sought-after. Now that is almost Christmas time and Santa is coming (to town), all we need is snowflakes falling! Fire up Google, type Let it snow and… snowflakes falling all around! After a … Continue reading

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