Record your brilliant doodlings (or notes, we guess) for the world to see
By Todd Detwiler
Posted 11.29.2011 at 5:11 pm 6 Comments
To test the Wacom Inkling, we asked PopSci's Art Director, Todd Detwiler, to doodle to his heart's content. These are his thoughts.
The promise of the Wacom Inkling is simple: sketch anywhere and transfer your work to a digital platform with quickness and ease. And it delivers on that promise. I really liked the eloquent design of the Inkling, and was able to figure out the mechanics of the device quickly. That's not to say it's perfect, however.
Bridging the gap between traditional toys and video games
By Sean Kane
Posted 11.22.2011 at 4:30 pm 2 Comments
Remember playing with blocks when you were little? Sifteo Cubes, one of this year's Best of What's New honorees, are like those, except with a few negligible changes. Like, you know, LCD screens. And accelerometers. And touchscreens and wireless communications and downloadable games. But otherwise basically the same.
Has Bose gone too far with a 46-inch TV that costs upwards of $5,000? Or is this instead the best TV possible for the rich and lazy?
By Michael Berk
Posted 11.21.2011 at 4:52 pm 4 Comments
Looked at one way, the Bose VideoWave is a 46" CCFL-backlit LCD TV that costs $5,349, a rare bird in a market where such things have become commodity products at a tenth that price. Sure, it's got integrated speakers and does virtual surround decoding, but hey, they make soundbars for that, right? But the VideoWave offers a lot more--and a lot less, which poetically is a lot more. This isn't an all-in-one. It's just the simplest-working, best-sounding out-of-the-box TV you've ever heard.
By Dan Nosowitz and Michael Berk
Posted 11.17.2011 at 5:40 pm 7 Comments
To get a full spectrum of viewpoints on the Jawbone Jambox, a tiny--seriously tiny--portable speaker, we asked two separate writers to scrawl down their thoughts. The first comes from Michael Berk, an writer at audio/videophile publication (and PopSci sister pub) Sound+Vision, who lends his expert viewpoint. The second comes from Dan Nosowitz, a writer here at PopSci, for a view at regular-person usage. Spoiler: they both really like it.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.