Business Casual simplifies one of the most infamous tales in Silicon Valley. In the early ’70s, Xerox came up with a user-friendly way to interact with computers. But now Apple and Microsoft are the kings of PCs. Did Steve Jobs and Bill Gates really steal their idea?
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Trailer Valet’s RVR is a remote-controlled machine that makes it easy to move and park a trailer. It can be controlled up to 40ft away with its mobile app and has durable caterpillar treads for all-terrain operation. It comes in 3,500lb, 5,500lb, and up to 9,000lb capacities.
Nerdwriter reminds us to be vigilant and read text before clicking links when we’re browsing online or playing games. He points us to “dark” patterns – bad user experiences that are designed to manipulate an outcome. For more, there’s a helpful awareness website.
Techmoan loves to collect and examine unusual bits of technology from our past. One of the more interesting gadgets he’s come across is the Nu-Spin – a single purpose device which generates random numbers and displays them on cool old gas-filled nixie tubes.
This unique lamp has a built in projector, computer, and sensors which allow for the creation of interactive, augmented reality apps on any tabletop. It can recognize objects based on shape, size, and color as well. Keep in mind that the version on Kickstarter is for developers.
Adding a security camera is as simple as screwing in a light bulb with LightCam. It’s an LED bulb that has a built-in 1080p camera. You can adjust the bulb’s length and tilt the camera up and down. It also has night vision, and can store a week’s worth of footage.
These days, you can’t go more than a few hours without encountering some gadget with a human-sounding voice. The Science Elf provides a concise look at the history of machine-made speech, from early mechanical devices through modern voice assistants like Siri and Alexa.
Moasure One is an all-in-one measuring tool that can measure and record length, area, volume, circumference, angle, level and more. Instead of laser or any other light, it uses motion sensors to capture data, so it works even through walls and on irregular shapes.
A brief look at the latest in CGI tech, which allows an actor to take on a synthetic role in real-time, capturing every nuance of the performer’s movements and projecting them onto a virtual avatar. Demo by Unreal Engine, 3Lateral, Cubic Motion, Tencent, and Vicon.