Hardware preview: Apple iPad 2

The new iPad 2 will become available on March 11th (see a neat video from Apple introducing it). In my post about the original iPad, I said the following: "In spite of the failures of their predecessors, I think Apple will pull this off. I think the iPad will be very successful." I'm glad to [...]

Three cool jacket designs

Here are three innovative jacket designs. Jacket with inflatable hood by Rahel Ritchie Not yet in production, but I think it's very cool. It's got a built-in pillow so you can sleep while traveling. [via LikeCool and Rahel Ritchie] RuckJack "Rucksack? Jacket? You decide." Another neat convertible jacket design, this one turns into a rucksack, [...]

Hardware preview: Apple iPad

Today, Apple launched the iPad, their long-awaited version of the tablet computer. In spite of the failures of their predecessors, I think Apple will pull this off. I think the iPad will be very successful. In case you haven't gotten your iPad fix yet, grab a cup of tea and sit down, this post is [...]

Flickr launches People in Photos

Flickr launched a new feature they call People in Photos a few hours ago, on October 21, 2009. It lets you tag people in your photos or in your contacts' photos. I guess it was only a matter of time before this happened. While Riya and iPhoto went the route of computer-aided facial recognition, which [...]

Comfortable by Frankel

This is a song called "Comfortable" by a West Coast folk/pop band called Frankel. Courtesy of Elliot Glass, who's been going out and recording various cool bands in their homes, as they play laid-back versions of their songs. There are more videos like this at Elliot's Vimeo account. Know what else is cool? Frankel's latest [...]

iQ font – turning driving into writing

Two typographers (Pierre & Damien), a software designer (Zachary Lieberman) and a race car driver (Stef van Campenhoudt) collaborated to create a font with a car. The result is called the iQ font, and it's available for download. iQ font - When driving becomes writing / Full making of from wireless on Vimeo.

Gadget Monday – May 4, 2009

Here is this week's list of seven cool gadgets. Sorry I couldn't publish a Gadget Monday edition last week; my schedule was too hectic to accommodate the several hours of research and preparation that are required for each one of these posts.  Sea-Doo Seascooter Explorer Made for scuba divers, the Seascooter Explorer will pull you [...]

Glad to see Nabaztag is still around

It's coming up on three years since my original review of the Nabaztag. In 2006, it was just getting introduced to the US market. It was a new product from France, and the editors of the "I Want That! Tech Toys" show on HGTV approached me to see if I wanted to review it. I [...]

Gadget Monday – April 20, 2009

Here are this week's seven cool gadgets. LG Viewty Smart Mobile Phone The LG Viewty Smart (LG-GC900) smartphone comes with a touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera, and all the other goodies you'd expect from a late-generation mobile phone, such as a 3-inch WVGA screen with 800x480 pixels of crystal-clear resolution, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and WiFi, 1½GB of [...]