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DIY: Badewanne wird zur Multimedia-Oberfläche (Video)

AquaDisplay ist eine schöne Bastelei für alle, denen es in der Badewanne zu wenig Unterhaltung gibt. Mit einer Kinect, einem Rechner und trübem (wichtig) Wasser als Display lassen sich nicht nur interaktive Games mit Force Feedback (via Lautsprecher) realisieren, sondern zum Beispiel Fotos …

Marissa Mayer holt neuen Flickr-Chef von Google

Marissa Mayer hat das Yahoo-Management erneut um einen bisherigen Google-Mitarbeiter erweitert. Der bisherige Chef des von Google übernommenen …

Cruisen wie Eric Cartman: Big Wheel Dreirad für ausgewachsene Kinder

Da möchte man doch gleich losrollern, um die Absetzung von Family Guy zu erreichen: Das High Roll Adult Size Big Wheel Drift Trike ist für Dreiradpiloten mit bis zu 125 Kilogramm ausgelegt und bietet feinsten Direktantrieb am 26-Zoll-Vorderreifen. In den USA für rund 600 Dollar zu haben.<p>Gallery: …

Marktforscher: Windows Phone explodiert

Android ist nicht aufzuhalten: Das von Google initiierte System läuft inzwischen auf vier von fünf neu verkauften Smartphones. Das geht zu Lasten von …

Don't Believe Your Eyes

Brian Williams Raps Young MC's Bust a Move (Jimmy Fallon)

Jimmy Fallon

Kinect turns your bathtub into a giant liquid touchscreen

Researchers have created a "touchscreen" for your bathtub. With only a Kinect sensor and a projector, AquaTop display facilitates interacting with virtual objects using just your hands. In order to function properly, the system requires you add some bath salts to your tub, which will turn the water …

'Doom' and 'Quake' legend John Carmack joins Oculus Rift team as technology chief

Video game tycoon John Carmack, responsible for helping create <i>Doom</i>, <i>Quake</i>, and more, has just joined Oculus as CTO. Carmack, who has been a supporter of the Oculus Rift VR headset from the start and helped optimize <i>Doom 3</i> for an early prototype, gave the following statement:<p>I have fond memories of …

Watch Stephen Colbert rip into MTV for stealing Daft Punk

After he'd spent nearly a week hyping a rare television performance by Daft Punk, Stephen Colbert was abruptly told Monday afternoon that the duo wouldn't be appearing on his show. Contractual obligations with MTV were blamed for the last minute cancellation. Comedy Central parent Viacom — which …

Instagram 4.1 adds ability to import video, automatically straighten iOS photos

Instagram was caught behind Vine in adding video to its massively popular app, but today it's attempting to leap ahead with one big feature: video importing. Until now, both apps have required users to record clips in the moment — you couldn't include previously saved videos in your Vine or …

Nearly 80 percent of smartphones shipped last quarter ran Android, says IDC

The smartphone market continues to explode, and the Android ecosystem has been the biggest beneficiary of that growth. According to the latest smartphone OS marketshare numbers from IDC, shipments of Android phones increased a whopping 73.5 percent to reach over 187 million units in the second …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0: Der Tablet-Bruder des Samsung Galaxy S4

Das Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 ist in fast jeder Hinsicht eine Maxi-Ausgabe des Samsung-Super-Smartphones S4. Sogar telefonieren kann man damit. Aber es …

iPad-Gerüchte: Nächste Generation im September, iPad mini im November?

Ein mal Gerüchte bitte, frisch gerührt: Wenn wir der asiatischen Zubehörindustrie Glauben schenken, werden die nächsten Generationen von iPad und …

Green Lantern #21: Dark Days Ahead for Hal Jordan

Robert Venditti and Billy Tan bring new recruits, new challenges, and new villains.<p>The last couple of weeks, we've been celebrating the amazing run …

The People Who Make Your Kindle Screen Are Now Making Screens For These Sleek Smartwatches

Taiwanese display manufacturer E Ink — popular for its paper-like, no-glare "electronic ink" Kindle displays — has introduced a new 1.73 inch version aimed to be used in new wearables.<p>The first product to sport the smaller, 320-by-240 pixel screen is the recently announced Sonostar Smartwatch.<p>While …

Chicago Sun-Times trains reporters to shoot with iPhones after laying off all its photographers

The <i>Chicago Sun-Times</i> this week laid off all 28 of its staff photographers, and has reportedly begun training its remaining reporters on "iPhone photography basics." Media journalist Robert Feder first reported the news in a post to his Facebook page Friday, citing an internal memo from <i>Sun-Times</i> …

Journalismus der Chicago School: iPhone statt Fotojournalismus

Die Chicago Sun-Times macht einen nicht unerwarteten, aber bitteren Vorstoß in Richtung Ende des Fotojournalismus. 28 Fotografen werden entlassen und dafür alle Journalisten am iPhone trainiert. Der offizielle Grund des Traditionsblatts: Unsere Leser wollen mehr Multimedia und Video. Der offizielle …

Schlacht ums Zwischennetz – Teil 1

<b>Jede Legende hat einen Anfang. Dies ist die Geschichte dreier Glücksritter, die ausgezogen sind, den Journalismus zu retten. Oder sowas in der</b> …

If You Bought An 'iWatch' From Apple, You'd Check it ~95 Times Per Day (And That's Why Apple Is Going To Make A Boatload)

Some are already calling it the iWatch.<p>Perhaps you remain unconvinced about the merits of such an idea.<p>If that's the case, there's a chart you really need to see.<p>It's from Kleiner Perkins partner and former Internet analyst Mary Meeker's latest presentation on the state of the technology …

Gigaom | The painful realities behind the demise of the Chicago Sun-Times photo desk

Advertisement<p>You might think the newspaper industry had been so beaten up by now that almost nothing would come as a surprise. After massive revenue …

The New Google Maps Is A Social Network In Disguise

The new version of Google Maps, which debuted at Google I/O and will be rolling out via an invitation system in the coming weeks, is another leap forward for the cartographical gold standard. The design is cleaner and all screens—desktop, Android and iOS—now benefit from Google Now cards that pop …

The 11 Most Fascinating Charts From Mary Meeker's Epic Slideshow of Internet Trends

Facebook is the only major social network in decline. Saudis share more online than anyone. You check your phone 150 times a day. And more.<p>Every year, Mary Meeker and the team from KPCB unleash upon the world the mother of all slideshows, which aims to sum up The State of the Internet. This year's …

Xbox One: everything we know about Microsoft's new console (Top Shelf 012)

Microsoft aiming for 1bn next-gen console sales

<b>It might be a little early for Microsoft to call the Xbox One a commercial success just yet, but the company is certainly feeling bullish about its</b> …

Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Kickstarter campaign beats its goal by over $1 million

Last month Zach Braff started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a new film entitled <i>Wish I Was Here</i>, and today the campaign wrapped — having surpassed its initial goal by over $1 million. Braff had initially sought $2 million, a figure he said would allow him to retain the creative control he …

Drive and fly seamlessly with this crazy remote control quadrocopter car

A PhD student has created a remote control flying car, and he's looking to fund the project on Kickstarter. Called "B," the vehicle functions as a regular four-wheeled RC, but housed within its wheels are four propellers that with the flick of a switch can generate enough lift to turn the B into a …

Watch this: Jimmy Fallon enters the world of Rockefell in 'Game of Desks'

There's no doubt that the late night TV scene is a cutthroat one — we all still remember the epic Conan vs. Leno battle for the seat of <i>The Tonight Show</i> a few years ago. Jimmy Fallon's now giving us his own look at what goes on behind the scenes of his <i>Late Night</i> show with a new digital original …

Yahoo, Wii U, and iTunes - 90 Seconds on The Verge