When most companies promote a new product, they follow a pretty standard formula. Write a press release, tape a demonstration of the device, and maybe send out some schwag. Yawn. To promote its new line of video projectors, Epson kicked it up to the next level, creating a PS3 gaming rig that let's the user play anywhere there's a flat surface.
Yamaha and Fabian Cappello teamed up to deliver this modified typewriter, which has each key wired to play a different musical note as you type. The end result is a sentence that also plays out as a melody.
Don your Nomex firesuit and industrial-grade ear protection: It's time to soak in some nature at 60mph. PopSci staff photographer/madman John Carnett has realized an unholy dream long in the making: an ATV powered entirely by a jet turbine.
And then he took it to the woods and pushed it to the limit; to the edge of logic, control and sanity.
If you want a super-light laptop, you have to pay for it, and you have to use Windows. Thats been the (frustrating) conventional wisdom—at least until late last year, when the Taiwanese company Asus rolled out the Eee PC (pronounced as though it were a single long e), a two-pound, seven-inch laptop starting at a mere $300. The tradeoff: It comes with just two to eight gigabytes of flash memory instead of a conventional, larger hard drive, and a simplified Linux operating system that essentially is usable only for e-mail, Web browsing and typing.
An electronic musician’s brilliant wearable hack uses eight Nintendo Wii controllers to create and manipulate sound in real time
By Andrew E. RosenblumPosted 02.25.2008 at 4:45 pm 13 Comments
Soon after the Nintendo Wiis release, hackers immediately began uncovering ways to use its unique motion-sensing controller to interface with other things—PCs, musical instruments, you name it. But Tom Tlalim, an Israeli-born composer who now lives in the Netherlands, may have outdone them all: His full-body, eight-piece suit of Wiimotes interfaces fully with custom software to turn his entire body into an electronic instrument that responds to his every motion. In his suit, Tlalim doesnt play songs. He dances them.