I have a secret. I am no longer the most knowledgeable person in my classroom. I am not sure who owns that title, but more often than not when it comes to teaching Scratch, App Inventor—and soon game design and computer science principles— it is not me. Show More Summary
Kickstarter success Vaavud is a thing of beauty. Created by a Danish team of enterprising inventors, it plugs into your iPhone or Android device's headphone jack and connects with an app to tell you the current wind speed. It uses no power, and actually talks wirelessly to your phone via the built-in magnetic field sensor that ships with modern smartphones.
Isometric is an iOS app that allows users to create beautiful geometric designs by tapping, rotating, dragging, and manipulating basic colorful shapes. Made With Isometric is a Tumblr blog created by the app’s inventor to showcase some of the best designs made with the app, which is currently available to download from the iTunes App [...]
You and I can access billions of Web pages, post blogs, write code for our own killer apps—in short, do anything we want on the Web—all for free! And we’ve enjoyed free reign because 20 years ago, today, Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and his employer, the CERN physics lab in Geneva, published a statement that [...]
Tamagotchi, an invention that earned its inventors an Ig Nobel Prize, is now available to the public free, in the form of a downloadable app. The 1997 Ig Nobel Prize for economics was awarded to Akihiro Yokoi of Wiz Company in Chiba, Japan and Aki Maita [pictured here] of Bandai Company in Tokyo, the father and mother [...]
This is a simple project. It uses an Android device to switch an LED driven by the Arduino. Connectivity is provided by the Bluetooth module inserted in the breadboard. But one look at the UI on the Android device and you might think this is anything but simple. The truth is that [Kerimil] didn’t spend [...]
The effects of Dell's landmark move to go private. Kit Eaton reviews video editing apps. The entrepreneur and inventor James Dyson.
By JUDGE TOM JACOBS Whenever a new technological advance comes on the market or a new app is created, someone will inevitably use it for purposes not intended by the inventor. We’ve seen cases of cyberbullying through Twitter, blogs, and obviously Facebook. Now Instagram, a photo-sharing app, has been used to bully classmates at a [...]
Trimpin is a sound artist, a sculptor, an engineer and inventor, a musician... All of these characterizations describe the work he creates, housed in museum and public collections around the glo...
Ken Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, once said, "Now, you're either on the bus or off the bus." You may no longer be on the bus... but wouldn't it be nice to know that your child was? Seventh grader S. Arjun from Velammal...Show More Summary
A busy day including a 7th grader winning the MIT APP Inventor contest and Spotify's playlist data now being made accessible via API. Plus: MajorApi makes QuickBooks RESTful, Google hosts Hardcode, a secure coding contest and 10 new APIs.
Make your own Android App. MIT’s App Inventor is the easiest way to learn how to make an Android app, but if you don’t know how to get started, our latest guide can help. From author James Sherar, “Make Your Own Android App: Your Unofficial Intro To MIT App Inventor” goes over the basics of [...]Show More Summary
Inventive conference call service UberConference, from the inventor of Google Voice, has launched new apps for iOS and Android, a move that will make conference call experiences better even if you’re a highly mobile worker. UberConference won the top prize …
The guy who invented the wildly popular pull-to-refresh feature you see in so many iOS apps these days has a new app out starting Wednesday, his first since leaving Twitter. Letterpress is a simple, two-player word-based strategy game, and it's free on the App Store.
The Huffington Post: Not one for letting technological barriers get in the way of his son’s health, an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Wake Forest University named Paul Pauca invented a communication app called Verbal Victor. Pauca, originally from Peru but now living in North Carolina, is also a father. The app shares the [...]
Fleksy’s inventors just wanted to make an easier way for your cell-phone keyboard not to misspell everything. They quickly found out this could be truly revolutionary for the visually impaired.
Autodesk last week released to the Apple App Store the Mac version of its Inventor Fusion 3D CAD modeling application. For free! Offered alongside the release of OS X Mountain Lion, the software offers direct manipulation capabilities and aims for great ease of use, the company said.
Looking to ward off attackers? Well, there's no app for that, but there is this. A couple of inventors in Baton Rouge, La., are offering limited-edition Yellow Jacket iPhone cases that double as stun guns The case will emit 650K volts, which is enough to take down an attacker. Show More Summary
Dabble -The Fast Thinking Word Game is an iOS word game that mixes Scrabble with word jumble and throws in a timer. It is based on a new and popular board game created by a 84-year-old inventor George Weiss and distributed by INI, LLC. Dabble presents you with 20 letter tiles that you arrange into words. Show More Summary
This new interactive app brings videos of inventors discussing their inventions in depth to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners.