Category Archives: innovation

Build your own iPhone from scratch!

Stay tuned for a how-to article  coming in 2021, right here on devinsblog!  In the future it might not be so crazy of an idea…  3d  printers are finally getting down to the consumer level, to the point that they can build circuitry.  Check out the video: RepRap from Adrian Bowyer on Vimeo.
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Interactive Magazine on a Tablet PC

I could totally see myself loading up my tablet PC with a whole bunch of digital content like this before I got on a plane.
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Reality-altering technology

Pranav Mistry, inventor of SixthSense technology, demos what I would call the best implementation of augmented reality I’ve seen to date.  Very typical of all the TED presentations!  Click on the image to go to the video.  It’s worth watching.
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XUI through Augmented Reality

All of these Augmented Reality applications have been popping up lately and it reminded me of the old XUI videos that I saw a while back. These XUI videos by Microsoft are an extremely sci-fi feeling, forward-thinking rendition of what computing could become and how it could impact our lives.  XUI would “totally” be possible […]
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Augmented Reality in the form of a contact lens

I came across an article from January 2008 that dives into augmented reality while on the topic of electronic contact lenses.  There’s some really cool stuff happening on this front and it’s coming from my school!  The good ole’ University of Washington.  You should check out the article – maybe you’ll get some cool ideas […]
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Lots of new “Augmented Reality” apps and ideas popping up

There are a lot of these new apps popping up that show you reality through a layer of “augmentation.”  It’s as close as the everyday consumer can get to having biometric contact lenses.  It’s pretty sweet to see what people have been coming up with lately: There’s augmented reality by TAT, which does facial recognition […]
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Holograms on business cards

Augmented Business Card from jonas on Vimeo. The idea: A camera on any device would be able to see the tag on the card and then play a video or hologram that’s been mapped to the tag. With a little bit of image processing the device, be it a computer or a smart phone, would […]
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Project Natal gets the couch off your butt

Project Natal is a “controller free gaming and entertainment experience” by Microsoft.  Natal is being created for the Xbox 360 game platform and is based on an add-on for the console that will enable you to interact via gestures, spoken commands, or other physical objects.  In case that doesn’t sound extremely exciting, take a look […]
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Multitouch in the mud

tom gerdhardt’s mud computer at itp 2009’s spring show from Gizmodo on Vimeo. I’m not sure I can see how applicable this sort of interface would be for typical computing, unless it could be blown up to a large scale and used on a construction site or something.  What I’m more interested in are the […]
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Best explanation of Apple’s 10-inch screen purchase

Admittedly, I haven’t really payed much attention to everybody’s theories about why Apple purchased so many 10 inch screens, but of those that I have payed attention to, this one caught my eye the most: Almost overnight Apple became a dominate player in the music business. The next night they completely changed the mobile phone […]
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What happens when you ask questions?

What happens when you ask questions?  You get answers, right? Well, what happens if instead of being satisfied with the answer you stay in the question?  What happens if you continue to ask why?  Eventually you get to the point where you really start to wonder: “Why do we do things this way?” That’s the […]
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MacBook modding

Useless but awesome: [via SmokingApples]
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Interactive YouTube game

There’s an interactive game on YouTube that utilizes the new integrated advertising feature to play a 30 level game.  Test it out, see if you like it.  Not the greatest experience because it’s on YouTube but it’s still pretty unique…  The game starts below, with level one.
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Its time to get serious and play some games

Seriously people, we need to “play”.  Forrester Research just came out with an article that describes the application of the gaming field to non-gaming environments (work/productivity).  Reading this blog was as close as I could immediately get to their near $800 dollar article on the topic.  The actual experience that they show in the blog of sitting around […]
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