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Skin Buttons Are Working Buttons Projected Onto The Skin

The folks at Carnegie Mellon’s Future Interfaces Group have made something really cool. Essentially, they are using small lasers to paint icons onto your skin through the bottom of a watch. The icons are touch sensitive and can be projected in any shape.<p>The team consists Gierad Laput, Robert Xiao, …

Disney rendered its new animated film on a 55,000-core supercomputer

Disney's upcoming animated film <i>Big Hero 6</i>, about a boy and his soft robot (and a gang of super-powered friends), is perhaps the largest big-budget mash-up you'll ever see. Every aspect of the film's production represents a virtual collision of worlds. The story, something co-director Don Hall calls …

My kids are learning to be better people by learning how to code games

It was the snow that brought my kids to coding.<p>The tension between their need to do something so they wouldn’t drive me crazy and my need to not have a day wasted doing something as passive as just playing video games led us to code.org, a page that promises to begin to teach children to code with …

Faces are sculpted by 'junk DNA'

Researchers have started to figure out how DNA fine-tunes faces. In experiments on mice, they have identified thousands of regions in the genome that act like dimmer switches for the many genes that code for facial features, such as the shape of the skull or size of the nose.<p>Specific mutations in …

MoDaCo.Switch for Galaxy S 4 now available in beta... to Indiegogo backers

For about a month now, HTC One owners have been able to enjoy MoDaCo's efforts to mix up the Android experience on the Taiwanese company's handset. But, hey, don't go thinking anyone forgot about Samsung's own flagship device, the Galaxy S 4. Available now to those who backed the campaign on …

Samsung makes first PCIe-based SSD for Ultrabooks, we see one likely customer

Solid-state drives are so speedy these days that even a SATA interface might not have the bandwidth to cope. It's a good thing that Samsung has started mass-producing the first PCI Express-based SSDs for Ultrabooks, then. The new XP941 series uses PCIe's wider data path to read at nearly 1.4GB/s -- …

Pioneer announces XDJ-R1 all-in-one digital DJ deck with MIDI, iOS control features (video)

Sure, DJ controllers might be the emerging force in spinning, but CDJs are still largely the club standard. Pioneer has always had thumbs in both of these pies, of course, but the new XDJ-R1 sees the brand uniting them for the first time. The all-in-one unit offers two CD players, USB media …

Pirate3D Buccaneer Printer Will Cost Just $247 For First 350 Backers

Get ready, get set, Kickstart. The Pirate3D Buccaneer printer is up on Kickstarter, and the first 350 backers will be able to get it for just $247—$100 off its regular price of $347.<p>The 3D printer is targeted at home users and beginners, say its founders. One of our editors, John Biggs, had his …