The iPhone 5 delivered a lot of new things vs. its predecessors, but it also marked Apple exit from the bumper game; unlike with the iPhone 4 and 4S, Apple didn’t make a slim band exterior case for this device to protect its delicate edges. Apple’s oversight makes for opportunity for others, however, and the AL13 aluminum iPhone bumper (which comes in both iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 variants) is a… → Read More
I was poking around Kickstarter yesterday when I was hit with a big black screen telling me that I was about to experience a “brand new, super secret, full-screen internet party” — in other words, I was about to test out the site’s “Leanback mode.”
Basically, in Leanback mode, Kickstarter starts playing project videos automatically. (I would have included a screenshot, but it’s literally just… → Read More
A few years ago in Prague I met a guy named Jeffrey Martin who is one of the world’s best panoramic photographers. At that time he had a bunch of weird hardware that took mostly panoramic photos but he’s since branched out to video, building his own methods for capturing 360-degree scenes. The Sphericam is his invention and it looks pretty amazing. → Read More
The Pen Type-A is a pen milled from a block of type 304 stainless steel that should last at least 50 years. It looks and feels great, and it’s a good writing tool as it uses Pilot’s Hi-Tec C ink cartridges. The ruler acts as a sleeve. It is precisely manufactured so that the pen slowly slides in and out, like a pneumatic cylinder. It’s a pen for pen geeks. → Read More
As I write this, there are about 18 hours remaining in what may be my favorite Kickstarter campaign thus far.
Now, to share my excitement, you probably need to have lived through an adolescence that was very similar to mine, one filled with countless hours playing Quest for Glory, the series of five adventure/role-playing games published by Sierra On-Line from 1989 to 1998. Man, I loved those… → Read More
The Internet is a many-splendored thing. For some it is a fount of knowledge and others a fount of porn. But for those with the Spark, it is a fount of illumination.
Minnesota-based Spark is a project that connects lightbulbs to the Internet. By adding a dongle between the lamp and the bulb, you can turn on lights in any room almost anywhere in the world. Want to try it? Go here and Tweet … → Read More