The EyeWriter Project helps ALS-sufferer and LA graffiti artist Tony Quan to create again; it’s a low-cost ($50) eye-tracking apparatus that uses the PS Eye and open source software.
Popular Science has released its 2009 list of the 100 Best Innovations; packed mostly with tech & gadgets, it includes a supercharged stethoscope, Microsoft’s Natal, and Google Wave.
iBUYPOWER’s Battalion 101 M980NU is their first Core i7 notebook: you’ll get an 18.4″ 1080p LCD, a 1GB GTX280 in SLI, backlit gaming keys, a 4650 mAh battery, and up to 8 GB RAM.
mPower’s Emergency Illuminator is an LED flashlight that also powers gadgets in a pinch via USB: it runs on CR123 batteries, but packs a reserve battery with a 20-year shelf life.
Similar to the Steadicams used in Hollywood, the iSteady Shot uses a two-axis gimbal to reduce camera shake, resulting in ultra-smooth iPhone and Nano movies; demo movie here.
Bowers & Wilkins targets the desktop and laptop crowds with their MM-1 near field monitor speakers; each features two drivers, Nautilus tube-loaded tweeters, and USB/aux line-in.
Alkr offers an alternative to staid laptop sleeves with cleanly designed, yet colorful pieces; each features a 3 mm neoprene shell, fleece lining, and closed-seam heavy-duty zippers.
Road warriors who’d like their stock earphones to go AWOL ASAP should requisition a Black Ops Throat Mic iPhone headset; it cancels out background noise and picks up your whispers.
The world’s first THX-certified microphone, Blue’s Yeti is a multi-pattern mic that sports a triple capsule array for recording in stereo, cardioid, omnidirectional, or bidirectional patterns.
And we thought texting while driving was dangerous, Engineer Awesome not only drives but car-surfs an ’88 Oldsmobile with an iPhone–all in the name of science, of course.
Dr. Peter Lucas glimpses the future with Trillions: trillions of computers requires radical new thinking, but Lucas posits that nature itself may hold the key with its use of layered complexity.
It’s a bit pricey at $50, but Razer’s Abyssus is a great no-frills gaming mouse: you’ll get a 3500 dpi infrared sensor with DPI and polling rate toggling, 3 buttons, and 1 ms response time.
This Shadow Art video puts shadow puppets to shame; using a geometric algorithm, a single 3D sculpture made of LEGOs can cast completely different shadows based on how it’s rotated.
Happy (early) holidays: Google will offer free Wi-Fi at 47 airports and Virgin America flights from 11/16/09 to 1/15/10; Yahoo offers it at Times Square starting today through all of 2010.
Ricoh’s GXR merges optics and sensors into a “lens unit” that can be swapped without dust worries; currently available are 10 MP fast prime and 12.1 MP APS-C lenses, with more planned.
We liked the high-end look of Vers’ wood cases, but their new Shellcases solve a huge UI issue: these open-faced cases allow you to use the touchscreen of your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Known for their Zeppelins, Bowers & Wilkins’ P5 headphones are quite a bit lighter but still feature packed; they boast a closed back design, sheep leather earpads, and gold-plated plugs.
Gigaware brings HD Radio to the iPhone and iPod Touch, albeit with an external in-line control; it’ll play HD2/HD3 and includes iTunes tagging and bookmarks via a free app.
Created by unmanned vehicle researchers, Roomba Pac-Man eats ghosts instead of dustballs; it uses cameras, Wi-Fi, and localization sensors–all controlled by joystick, of course.
The SoundRacer turns any econobox into the ultimate sleeper, sorta: all show and no go, it syncs up with your car’s revs and pipes the sound of a V8 or V10 engine through your speakers.
Available for iPhone, Touch, or Nano: for the price of a regular case, idox’s Traveler Series not only offers hardshell protection, but doubles as a stand with rubber feet for stability.
Blackberry’s Curve 8530 does a double debut today at both Verizon ($99 on 11/20) and Sprint (price TBA); they both feature an optical trackpad, EVDO Rev.A, Wi-Fi, and 2 MP camera.
Olympus’ E-P2 modestly improves on the E-P1, offering video and still AF tracking and an accessory connector port; it otherwise keeps the 12.3 MP sensor and a micro four thirds body.
Available on Verizon 11/6, HTC’s Droid Eris is similar to Sprint’s Hero but at a lower pricepoint; it features a 3.2″ capacitive touchscreen, 5 MP camera, Wi-Fi, and Android 1.5 w/Sense UI.
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