BandFuse: Rock Legends was released this week as yet another offering in the real-guitar music games. Bandfuse isn’t just a game. It offers a complete series of lessons starting with the basics and progressing through string bending and finger picking. Click through to see my first impressions and how this game stacks up against Rocksmith. Continue reading
The TED2014 Fellows have been announced. This year they chose 21 Fellows to join them in Vancouver, Canada for TED2014. These 21 very interesting people hail from all around the world and include a wide range of professions and passions. The group ranges from artist to engineer with plenty who classify as both. Continue reading
The state of the small magnet industry is in disarray, but one company is holding on with a line of innovative products. See what’s happening with my favorite desk toy and get a chance at winning a new Nanodots product. Continue reading
Captain Kyso offers geeky shirts with cool designs and great quality. Fans of Schrödinger or his cat will enjoy today’s design, and unlike many other shirt sites, this one keeps all the past designs up for sale. Continue reading
Last month my son and I went down to Austin to pick up our copy of the Ogre Designer’s Edition. In case you missed it, this was the wildly popular Kickstarter last spring by Steve Jackson Games. The original goal of the Kickstarter was a low $20,000. Just enough money to tool up for a small run of a super sized game. Almost a million dollars later the Kickstarter ended with jaws agape and budgets blown. Continue reading
I love this idea. A new site, Make It @ Your Library, is working with Instructables and the American Library Association to assist librarians in implementing makerspace projects at their libraries. It makes a lot of sense, and gives libraries another way to engage with their community. I’ll be sharing this with a few local librarians I know and see if we can’t put something locally soon. Continue reading
The Eye-Fi Mobi is the newer, slicker version of the Eye-Fi Pro X2. It transfers photos directly to your phone (or tablet), but this convenience isn’t cheap. Continue reading
The BatteryBot is a stylish 5200 mAh rechargeable battery that fits easily in a bag or pocket and charges your USB powered devices. The BatteryBots designs have personality, like their USB drives, and I trust will have the same great level of quality. Continue reading
Sir Terry Pratchett gave a great interview on NPR yesterday. Despite being diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer’s that has taken his ability to read, Pratchett continues to write with the aid of dictation software. I find great encouragement and motivation in his responses.
Leef’s new line of drives is small and fast, but are they as fast as the USB 3 spec would have you think? The Supra 3 and Ice 3 drives claim USB 3 speeds in a small package. The Supra holds 16 GB and is small enough to leave plugged into your laptop. The slightly larger Ice offers twice the capacity. Both are inexpensive at $15 for the 16 GB and $25 for the 32 GB models. Continue reading
The Internet of Things is expanding to holiday decorations, allowing innovative geeks to put together a scary combination of light, sound, and motion, easily controlled from any device with a web browser. Continue reading
Foxonix is an interesting way to add sound to your projects. It is able to record up to 3 minutes of high quality audio and is perfect for embedding sound in a stuffed animal or on a robot. Check out their Kickstarter video here. Continue reading
Hammerhead looks like a cool project. In a nutshell, it’s a navigation aid for bicycling, but with the app and social aspects it could be much more. Pick a destination and a route and the Hammerhead takes over. The LEDs indicate the distance and direction of each upcoming turn with intuitive cues.
Last week I took a trip down to the Galileo University in Guatemala City. The occasion was the Foro de Innovación Technologica, or FIT 2013. This was the third FIT that I have attended and eagerly look forward to next year. Continue reading
The styling of the MiniBoom is sleek and smooth with a high gloss black plastic finish and curved metal grill. A lighted indicator sits front and center while the touch controls are concealed beneath the gloss black top. Continue reading
As Activision gets ready to kick off the latest release in their super successful franchise, Skylanders they are celebrating SWAPTOBER by giving away one Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack every day from October 1st to 31st.