Michael Prilla

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You can build Microsoft's Kinect-powered holodeck at home

Got a Kinect, a projector and a knack for code? If so, you can create a <i>Star Trek</i>-like holodeck in your living room. Microsoft has released the RoomAlive Toolkit, a software framework that lets you string together Kinect motion trackers to create interactive projection maps. You can use it to build …

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The Ants Are Still Dead

When I was in elementary school, someone gave me an ant farm for the holidays. I felt like a god, but then all the ants died because I was a dope who …

Android-Apps laufen im Chrome-Browser

Die "App Runtime for Chrome" von Google startet beliebige Android-Apps im Chrome-Browser. Schon mit der frühen Beta-Version sind Apps nach ein paar …

Which fitness bands are worth buying?

We spend a lot of time in front of our computers, which could be why we're so keen to track all the times we actually step away from our screens and get a little walking or running done. To that end, every manufacturer seems to be coming out with a fitness band to brandish on your wrist. But when …

Samsung announces a curved-screen all-in-one and its thinnest laptop yet

We hope you like super skinny laptops, because you're going to be seeing a hell of a lot more of them in 2015. Samsung just took the veil off its new ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook, which comes in at just 0.45 inch thick and 2.09 pounds. That's insanely compact for a 12.2-inch machine and indeed, it's the …

Scientists show how you can restore lost memories

It's scary to lose memories, especially in the early phases of diseases like Alzheimer's -- you're really losing part of yourself. Thankfully, researchers at UCLA may have found a way to get those memories back. They've conducted experiments suggesting that memories aren't stored in synapses, as …

6 apps for saying something when you have nothing to say

Tweeting, texting, and other forms of messaging have rapidly taken over our communications, but sometimes even 140 characters is too much. A slew of new apps are pushing to slim conversations down to little more than an acknowledgement or quick drawing. This race started with the introduction of Yo …

Getting the most out of your Chromecast this Christmas

Google's Chromecast makes it easy to stream pretty much anything to your TV. Movies, TV shows, music, games, photos -- whatever you're interested in, there are plenty of smartphone and tablet apps equipped with Google's little Cast button. So, whether you have one hooked up to the main TV in your …

6 Mouth-Watering Cheeseburger Recipes You Can't Swiss Out On

Swiss, blue cheese, Monterey Jack— it all tastes so much better when melted over a giant, juicy burger cooked on your very own home grill.<p>In honor of …

Wacaco Minipresso: Espressopumpe für unterwegs

Wacaco ist ein Startup-Unternehmen aus Hongkong, das Kaffeeabhängigen die Versorgung mit der gewohnten Droge Koffein einfach machen will. Sogar beim …

Evernote to add collaborative chat to its note-taking app

In an effort to make Evernote a more efficient workspace, CEO Phil Libin announced a new chat feature in its note-taking app. Simply called Work Chat, it's meant as a collaboration tool for the workplace where coworkers can communicate and work together on a document or a project in real time. Not …

Where to find the best bird's-eye views of London

Hold on to your hats - these are the most awe-inspiring places from which to check out London from on high.<p>1. The Shard<p>London’s latest icon offers the capital’s highest viewing platform. From the first viewpoint at The View from The Shard (www.theviewfromtheshard.com), at dizzying level 69, you’ll …

N2 Neo Smartpen: Kugelschreiber erzeugt automatisch digitale Kopien

Der N2 Neo Smartpen ist ein Kugelschreiber, der mit ganz normalen D1-Kugelschreiberminen gefüllt wird. Schreibt oder zeichnet man mit ihm auf Papier …

Stroll through modern Paris as the voice of Gollum narrates its bloody past

Should you want to take a virtual stroll through Paris before neck-stabbing your way around the City of Love in <i>Assassin's Creed: Unity</i>, the game's publisher Ubisoft has you covered. With the Project Widow web app, you can explore <i>La Ville-Lumière</i> in a Google Street-View-esque fashion, picking up …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Love emoji-only messaging? Try logging activities with the tiny pictures

Hey you guys, I love messaging with just emojis. It's the best. They let people know how I really feel when tone is <i>so hard</i> to convey in a text or email. Those quick notes are great, but I really want the cute pics to be in my life more, so I've started logging my location and activities with …

Reiseblogger geht unter die App-Macher: Swapp kombiniert Gesten und E-Mail für minimalistische Notiz-Anwendung

Der Reiseblogger Sebastian Canaves war auf der Suche nach einer minimalistischen, schnellen Notiz-App für das iPhone, die direkte E-Mail-Integration …

Off the beaten track in Borneo

From steaming jungle to the cloud-capped summit of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo’s natural wonders are undeniable. But the island is no longer the deserted paradise it once was.<p>Package tours and cheap flights from Southeast Asia have placed Borneo firmly on the tourist trail, and solitude is becoming hard to …

Sproutling Baby Monitor: Digitaler Helfer für frischgebackene Eltern

Mehr Schlaf und Entspannung für Eltern – das verspricht die Verbindung aus Wearable und App namens Baby Monitor. Eine durchdachte Erfindung mit …

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

Chicago's best homegrown junk food

'Junk food' is often used as an insult, but in Chicago it's a celebrated art form. Known the world over for its gorgeous architecture, impressive museums, legendary sports teams, barely tolerable winters and cutting-edge cuisine, The Windy City is also home to some of the best guilty pleasure food …

Zolo: Modulares Smartphone-Magnetsystem mit Schutzhülle, Reserveakku und Kabel

Zolo ist ein neues Zubehör-System für Smartphones, das Schutzhülle, Reserveakku, Kabel und weitere Module magnetisch koppelt. In Zusammenarbeit mit …

A craft beer lover's guide to London

In the last 15 years, London has seen incredible growth in its brewing industry from a mere two breweries in 1999 to more than 50 today. Almost all of these new enterprises are small, independent and produce high-quality, innovative styles of beer – an approach to brewing that’s been given the …

Sony SmartBand review: a fitness tracker that goes beyond fitness

When you hear the word "wearable," there's a good chance you think of a wristband, probably one that tracks your activity. Ever since Nike launched the FuelBand, your lower arm has become the main focus for fitness tech. Already the rot is setting in, though. Nike is rumored to be leaving the game …