Disney creates tactile touchscreen feedback for virtual 3D objects

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Disney creates tactile touchscreen feedback for virtual 3D objects

By James Plafke on October 7, 2013. Whereas touchscreens are one of the easiest interfaces to manipulate, their biggest downfall is the lack of tactile/haptic feedback. While you don’t need resistance or vibration when scrolling up and down a mobile webpage, tactile feedback would make games, touch keyboards, and a host of other uses much […]

Crowdfunding launch for the Panono throwable panorama camera

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Crowdfunding launch for the Panono throwable panorama camera

By Angus MacKenzie on November 13, 2013. Panoramic and 360 degree imaging capabilities have been available to photographers for years through DSLR manual mode captures and smartphone apps. The Panono offers something a little different. It’s a throwable ball camera, armed with 36 tiny lenses, that’s capable of capturing a 72 megapixel spherical scene from […]

Google Chromecast gets Pandora music streaming support

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Google Chromecast gets Pandora music streaming support

By Brian Burgess on November 3, 2013. When Google’s Chromecast launched in July (see article), it was announced that Pandora would soon be joining the handful of launch apps officially supported by the dongle. That day has arrived with the release of version 5.0 of the Pandora app. Chromecast users who have updated the Pandora […]

3D print your own little piece of Norway with Terrafab

Posted by on Feb 28, 2016 in Computing | No Comments
3D print your own little piece of Norway with Terrafab

By James Holloway on September 30, 2013. Here’s a bit of fun. Terrafab is a web app that uses a simple, familiar map interface with which visitors can select their favorite piece of Norway to 3D print at home (or order a print of, if they’re yet to take the home-3D printing plunge). There’s a […]

Google Chromecast vs. Apple TV

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Google Chromecast vs. Apple TV

By Will Shanklin on July 29, 2013. If you’re shopping for a TV streaming device, you have quite a few options, ranging from set-top-boxes to game consoles. But where does Google’s new Chromecast fit into the mix? We know it’s cheap (US$35), but is it a legit rival to, say, the Apple TV? Read on, […]

Sony and Panasonic join forces to create 300GB+ optical disc by 2015

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Sony and Panasonic join forces to create 300GB+ optical disc by 2015

By James Plafke on July 29, 2013. Though the consumer tech world seems to be moving beyond optical media in favor of digital downloads, a few staunch supporters of the medium are still working hard on providing optical media with much larger storage capacities than ever before. While the biggest benefit to digital downloads is […]

How to jailbreak an Apple TV 2

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Computing | No Comments
How to jailbreak an Apple TV 2

By Brian Burgess on July 29, 2013. Compared to other media set-top boxes like the Roku, the Apple TV can appear somewhat limited. Out of the box it offers a limited number of channel apps and, unless you’re invested in the Apple ecosystem, its AirPlay features are marginal at best. But the good news is […]

iPad Air vs. iPad mini with Retina Display

iPad Air vs. iPad mini with Retina Display

By Will Shanklin on October 22, 2013. Last year, deciding between the iPad 4 and iPad mini was a tough decision. But this year, choosing between the iPad Air’s sleeker design and the iPad mini’s Retina Display is trickier than ever. Let Gizmag try to help, as we break down the differences (and increasing similarities) […]

Skymouse puts mouse control on your fingertips

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Computing | No Comments
Skymouse puts mouse control on your fingertips

By Dave LeClair on July 11, 2013. The humble mouse may have stood the test of time and remains a staple of most desktop setups, but there are an increasing number of devices looking to relegate the mouse to the bottom drawer. The latest is the Skymouse which, like the Mycestro 3D wearable mouse, Genius […]

FBI unable to seize 600,000 Bitcoins from Silk Road operator

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Computing | No Comments
FBI unable to seize 600,000 Bitcoins from Silk Road operator

By Ryan Whitwam on October 7, 2013. Closing down the Silk Road and arresting its alleged operator has left the FBI in uncharted territory. After shuttering the hidden site, law enforcement went to work confiscating the money and materials belonging to supposed drug kingpin Ross Ulbricht, but this usually routine procedure is proving especially troublesome […]