Wednesday, February 9, 2011 by cyberacoustics
Leave it to Google to change the way we see art. Over the past 18 months, Google has been working with some of the world's top art museums to capture interactive pictures of some of their finest pieces of art.
Motion controlled gaming
Thursday, February 3, 2011 by cyberacoustics
Remember when the Wii came out back in 2006? Everyone from Grandma to little Tommy were going head-to-head in fierce battles of bowling. Then came the Wii balance board, which brought exercise and dance back into the living room. For a few years, the Wii dominated the motion-controlled gaming arena, but times have changed. This past holiday season, Sony sold to retailers 4.1 million Playstation Move bundles and controllers, while Microsoft sold a whopping 8 million Kinects to retailers. Both of these giants finally realized that there is a growing demand for active video gaming.
Near Field Communications. What?
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by cyberacoustics
For years, tech companies have demoed flashy prototypes of systems that let customers use their mobile phones in place of cash/credit cards or to gather other information. This year, those systems are heading out of the labs and into the real world. That's Near Field Communications (NFC).
Does a month or two really make a difference?
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 by cyberacoustics
A month or two does matter when it comes to predicting the release of the iPad 2. As we get closer to the inevitable release date, the iPad 2 rumor-mill is gaining more and more momentum. Everybody is spouting out new features based on friend-of-a-friend hearsay. But what should you really believe? We all know that Apple is guarded when it comes to new products, but leaks are always bound to happen. Nobody can keep a secret, now can they?
Three cool devices I saw at CES 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011 by beau
I have to admit, things are looking brighter - CES was a hit. Compared to previous years, there were more venders, people, and just plain cool stuff. Yes, there were tons of tablets, 3D pushers, and mine-is-better-than-theirs pitches. But if you look really hard, there are some unique items coming to market. Here are my three weird favorites
Mark you calendars!
Monday, January 3, 2011 by cyberacoustics
This Thursday, the World Cup of Technology begins. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which officially runs Thursday through Sunday in Las Vegas, bills itself as the "World's largest consumer technology trade show." Others have called it a "gadget Super Bowl" or "Christmas morning" for nerds.
Let the "games" begin
Monday, December 27, 2010 by cyberacoustics
It's been an excellent year for the video gaming industry. The big hit this holiday season was motion control. Microsoft has Kinect and Sony has the Playstation Move. Nothing new from Nintendo's Wii, but it still held its own, sales wise. This year, the first 3D handheld gaming system was introduced, and let's not forget that smartphone gaming took the market by storm.
What's next for 2011?
What's for dinner?
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 by beau
I envy people in small towns that have those hole-in-a-wall diners. A place where locals go to get the best food at the best price - where everybody knows everybody and you're treated like family. Oh how I miss my favorite little Italian restaurant in Darien, Connecticut.
Where's the men's room?
Friday, December 17, 2010 by cyberacoustics
Ever travel to a foreign country where everything's Greek to you? You can't read signs, menus, or any other information because you don't speak or read the language. So what do you do? You wave your hands around, speak very slow, shout loudly, or make up words you hope they will understand.
Americans are spending a lot of time online these days
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 by cyberacoustics
According to a survey released by Forrester on Monday, Americans are now spending as many hours online as they do in front of their TV screens. How many hours? Lucky 13, if you can believe it. That's 26 hours a week, or almost 4 hours a day. While the amount of time spent watching TV has remained roughly the same in the past five years, Internet use has increased by 121% in the same time frame.