Ayman Shaikh

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Pixar gives a closer look at how it animates big hairy monsters

The GPU Technology Conference isn't for everyone, but anyone can enjoy the inside look one Pixar engineer gave into the famed company's animation process. It starts with Presto, Pixar's internal animation system that allows the company to manipulate <i>Monsters University'</i>s characters with an …

This 'Wonder Material' Could Make Your Next Phone Super Thin With Internet That's 100x Faster

They've found a technique that could help the company make your future smartphone thinner, more durable, and even a deliver Internet 100 times faster.<p>The "wonder material" is called graphene— a substance that's stronger than steel and so thin it's considered to be two dimensional.<p>In fact, it's 1 …

LG to begin G2 Mini smartphone sales in April

The Korean company will sell the mid-tier Android phone first in Russia and nearby countries starting next month, then spread to other parts of the world.<p>LG will begin selling its G2 Mini, a smaller and less capable sibling to LG Electronics flagship G2 , starting in April in Russia and other CIS …

Samsung's first Smart Bulb is Bluetooth-only and lasts 10 years

Though it got beat to the punch by arch-competitor LG, Samsung has just released its debut smart LED bulb, literally called the "Smart Bulb." It looks nothing like the multi-tiered model we saw at the FCC, but retains the Bluetooth-only spec -- unlike the WiFi-based Philips Hue and LG's …

AngelBlocks Turns Your Ordinary Stuff Into The Ingredients For A Comprehensive Smarthome

This embed is invalid<p>A new Kickstarter project plans to offer smart home features to a range of devices, for connecting small apartment buildings to entire enterprises and office buildings. The AngelBlocks gadgets are open source for easy modification, and communicate either 1,000 feet indoors or …

Patatap turns your browser into a musical animation controlled by your keyboard

Open this website, put on your headphones, and start typing. Created by designer Jono Brandel in collaboration with the music composers Lullatone, Patatap is described as a "portable animation and sound kit," turning your keyboard into an instrument for musical animations. Press any key from A to Z …