Mark Taylor

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How To Make A Smartphone-Powered Hologram [Video]

For less than $1<p>Holograms aren’t just for droids and dead rappers. You can make your own with a piece of transparency paper and a four-sided hologram video. Properly folded, the transparency will combine the images on a phone or tablet screen to create “a reflection that gives you the illusion of …

Holograms

Nokia's virtual reality camera is designed for filmmakers

Nokia has just revealed a new camera for filmmakers called OZO that can capture virtual reality videos. But unlike similar devices from GoPro and Samsung unveiled in the past months, it's not a flattened circle with cameras but a spherical ball-like device with shutters all over it. It has eight …

Google's new finger control technology is straight out of a science fiction movie

If Google has its way you won't need to touch a screen at all anymore.<p>The company's lab for advanced projects showed off new technology on Friday that lets users move their fingers in the air to control objects in the virtual world.<p>It's called Project Soli, and it uses radar waves to detect precise …

Science Fiction

Microsoft Surface Hub wall computer is not for you

Microsoft introduces the Surface Hub, a wall-based display made for businesses – not consumers. If the price didn’t do you in, the functionality …

Phone ahead

IN THE early second century AD, the ingenious "earthquake weathervane" of Zhang Heng, a Chinese engineer and polymath, released a metal sphere …

Philips Hue Go Offers Smart Lighting Without The Cord

Philips has a new addition to their Hue smart lighting system: The Hue Go, a portable light that packs three hours of use on a full charge before it needs to be plugged in again. The Hue Go has a single button that offers local control over light tone and dynamic effects, as well as a low power …

Office Lens on iOS and Android Makes Your Phone a Scanner

Sure, we all use email and the cloud to store and send each other files nowadays, but what do you do when you have a ton of documents stored on something called “paper” lying around your desk?<p>If you’re an an iPhone or Android user, Microsoft’s new Office Lens app will have you covered. If you’re …

1. Getting Started

Do you have an iPhone, but for some reason you’re not using its camera to its full potential? Maybe you’re already taking snapshots with your iPhone …

Mobile Photography

Why Not Google Map Your Body?

Researchers have used Google Maps tech to create zoomable “maps” of the human body.<p>No, you won’t need Dennis Quaid to travel to the Innerspace of your body–just a little Google Maps know-how. Researchers at the University of South Wales, borrowing the algorithms Google Maps uses to make sense of …

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

How To Build A Hovercraft From Styrofoam Plates

Just in time for Marty McFly's arrival in the future<p>If you believe the old Hollywood prophecies, Marty McFly will be hopping out of Doc Brown’s DeLorean on October 21st. And when he gets to the future, he’ll need a hoverboard. You can do your part to prevent a time paradox--just slap together this …

Night Runner 270° Shoe Lights illuminate the road ahead of you

Those who want their shoes to be smarter, but only a <i>little</i> smarter, have a new option in the form of miniature headlights: the Night Runner 270° Shoe …

Michelangelo Two Bike Gravity Stand by PUBLIC Bikes

Editor's Rating<p>4.7?<p>Discovered on 2015-02-23<p>For those who have two bikes at home and don’t prefer to drill holes in the wall, the Michelangelo Two …

iTraq Cellular Wireless Tracking Device

We have seen many practical Bluetooth tags, but if you want a much wider range to locate your valuables, the following iTraq cellular wireless …

Pixie Points help you locate lost objects using AR maps

Pixie Points are new location trackers that use your smartphone's camera to locate tagged objects in an actual picture of your surroundings. The …

Approved: Retro-Inspired Cameras

Your camera isn’t just a tool, it’s also an accessory. And while performance is still the most important factor when buying a new one, having a …

Impossible's Instant Lab printer now works with almost any smartphone

As the saying goes, the best camera is the one that's with you. For most of us that's a smartphone, so the traditions of printing and sharing physical photos have slowly fallen by the wayside. To bridge the growing analog-digital divide, Polaroid experts The Impossible Project (TIP) crowdfunded an …

XYZE’s Smart Measuring Tape Wants To Solve The Clothes Shopping Size Problem

Italian startup XYZE (“size”) is currently crowd funding what it’s calling a smart “wearable” measuring tape. Dubbed “On”, the rather neat-looking gadget aims to help solve the clothes shopping size problem, whereby, when shopping for clothes online, the clothes you buy end up being the wrong …

The Pandoretta Wireless Speaker Delivers 360-Degree Sound

If your speaker system requires you to sit in front of your music blaster like the classic Maxwell commercial, it’s time for an upgrade. A …

Audiophile

Zooming contact lenses enlarge at a wink

A contact lens with a built in zoom that the wearer can switch at will between regular and telescopic vision could mean the end to dwindling …

DefenDoor – A Home Security System That Syncs With Your Phone

Editor's Rating<p>4.8?<p>Discovered on 2016-02-28<p>Keeping an eye on things around your home does not have to be difficult these days. Not when you have …

LED Solar Power Bricks

Kill Dead Zones With This Small Box

DIY phone and internet service for rural areas<p>Problem<p>If you live in or near a city, it’s hard to imagine not finding a cell signal. Telecommunication companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on cell towers and bulky base stations. The trouble is, they’ll only install them in places where the …

11 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your iPad

Why not tap into your iPad's full potential?<p>We've got you covered.<p>From tips to make your iPad experience more enjoyable to unique apps that let your iPad do new things, these tricks will keep your tablet feeling fresh and more capable than ever.

Apps

What to do if you lost or forgot your iPad passcode

So you created an awesome passcode for your iPad. You were extremely proud of this passcode, too. For once, you selected one that wasn’t a birthday, or anniversary or special day that was easy to remember. You finally listened to all the published articles about how important it is to use arbitrary …

How An Intergalactic “Powers Of 10” Inspired The iPad’s Most Beautiful New App

Earth: A Primer is a fully interactive geology textbook that doesn’t just explain the planet. It simulates it.<p><i>Earth: A Primer</i> is like a geology textbook for the Diamond Age: an iPad app in the style of Neil Ardley and David Macaulay’s <i>The Way Things Work</i> that explains and <i>simulates</i> the ways in which …

This Stunning App Made Me Wish All Textbooks Were On iPad

When I say textbook, you probably think something along the lines of “boring” or “meh,” but a new app called Earth, A Primer for iOS brings boring old geology textbooks into the addictive, interactive future.<p>The app is a beautiful way to explore the world and how it came to be. The app takes the …

Apps

Lost keys? KeyMe has the app for that

I'll never forget the moment I swore I'd never lose my keys again: Heavy snowfall and a freezing cold night in upstate New York, and I'm locked out of my Ford Escort with its the engine running and my house keys dangling from the ignition.<p>I haven't kept my word -- I still lose my keys from time to …