Remember when a giant cardboard box was a magical playhouse? When folding box tops became windows or doors, and sheets over furniture extended your own little cardboard domain? In this electronic gadget and computer world, one may wonder how much this manual form of play and imagination still goes … Continue reading the story "‘My Space’ Cardboard Playhouse & Cardboard Memories"
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Feeling like something a little lighter today? Something fun? How about another essentially ‘free to power’ gadget? Not solar this time, but water. No dam or massive flow of water needed for this one however. Just less than a glass of the stuff and these clever little clocks can run for days, weeks, … Continue reading the story "Have you Watered Your Clock Lately?"
Now I’ve seen everything. Or at least something I never would have even thought of, let alone imagined would actually exist. A solar-powered EV (electric vehicle) that looks like a bush, an ordinary manicured shrub. The Terrestrial Shrub Rover was designed and built by New York-based artist Justin Shull, “whose work is usually focused … Continue reading the story "That’s No Shrub, That’s a Car (Electric Vehicle)"
With all the massive ills that accompany our ever-increasing quest for energy, I’d like to concentrate for a moment on something on a much smaller scale. My little dead watch battery. It occurs to me that there are actually ways to get a free energy supply. Solar power is nothing new, but mainstream, widespread use remains elusive. I remember hearing of a relative’s neighbour who nearly … Continue reading the story "Bye Bye Watch Batteries"
Until we get those new fangled touchscreens, and hopefully other devices someday, that can be powered from our own human generated electrical energy, purchased electricity remains a necessity. Our best bet at reducing costs, economical and environmental, is reducing consumption. As the saying goes, knowledge is power, and that's quite literally true here. … Continue reading the story "Kill-A-Watt to Save Electricity"
I was all excited to write about how the Apple iPad is finally getting released elsewhere in the world. Currently only available in the US, it’s now been announced that it will be available in Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Japan, and the United Kingdom on May 28th 2010, with pre-orders … Continue reading the story "Apple iPad Gets Wider Release But…"
Choice is good. Both in terms of the act of choosing and as a range of options from which to choose. That’s why I’m so glad to see more and more different tablet computers entering the market. Many owe their success and greater notoriety to Apple. Just as they did with the iPhone, they have in many ways become equally synonymous with tablets, or should … Continue reading the story "WePad to Compete with iPad"
As computers advance, it seems we just keep moving smaller. Desktops to laptops to netbooks to tablets. And that’s not even counting the countless phones and PDAs that have teeny keyboards best suited to a newborn size finger or thumb. Greater portability and that ever important cuteness factor are all well and good, and great for typing in a pinch or on the go. But … Continue reading the story "The Indestructible Roll-Up Computer Keyboard"