Inventors have not only created a method for hacking the nervous system of a cockroach and allowing the insect to be controlled remotely, but apparently – like so many other things these days - there’s an app for hat.
Arguments before the Supreme Court Monday will redefine which technology ideas are patentable. If you're an inventor, you may wonder at what point an idea becomes so abstract, it can no longer be patented as an innovation. And in the...Show More Summary
While many have developed puzzle video-games, not many have compared to the popularity of the hit game “Tetris”. Symbol Link is a new puzzle app created by Alexey Pajitnov, the mind behind Tetris, that has players connect symbols in the … Read more ›
In the midst of NSA revelations, app security mishaps, and the SXSW Snowden interview, is Tim Berners-Lee’s ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit.
Findery, from inventor of Flickr Caterina Fake, is like Instagram for places, or maybe Foursquare for everywhere – even that street corner you like or the park bench you read on sometimes on Sundays. Findery is a an iOS app … Read more ›
Created by Flickr inventor, Caterina Fake, Findery is a website and iOS app that's a little like Instagram for places - snap a photo of something, tag the location and then leave a tip about why it's unusual/awesome/tasty. Your...
Is your OkCupid message game weak? Are you more at home in the Microsoft Office suite than swiping right or left on Tinder? Try Presentation Dating with Rahul Saggar, a Brooklyn engineer and the inventor of an alternative tampon applicator. According to the Daily News and DNAinfo, Saggar’s latest innovation... More »
Apple is on a roll as 2013 winds down. Just one week after Apple confirmed that it acquired Israel-based Kinect inventor PrimeSense, the company has acknowledged another small buy. The Wall Street Journal on Monday reported that Apple has acquired Topsy, which bills itself as a social monitoring and analytics company. Show More Summary
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