Archive for the 'Hardware' Category

Microsoft Surface

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

I don’t have a lot of time to talk about it. They did it, and they will sell it: Microsoft Surface!

The Reac-Table was very close from what Microsoft intends to provide, anyway. But this one might be the one in your dining room next year!

My Mio is back!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

It is back! And it speaks french! And i’m posting from it, in the street!


Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

And now… Another man-machine physical interface: the Reactable. To make it short, you have a table under which a video projector projects a video (seriously?). This video mainly displays links between real objects you put on the table. We have already seen that, yes I know. But these objects are used are switches and tuners […]

Atlas Gloves

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

The guys at Atlas Gloves just released their DIY hand gesture for Google Earth. They are not the first team to propose a “Minority Report”-like interface using hand gesture recognition. Anyway they deliver their binary and source codes as well as a description for building your own markers. And it works! And you can try […]

Beijing (part 3): Elephant Memory

Monday, July 17th, 2006

Back from China, it was a very short trip!
I didn’t came back with a lot of pixels this time: only 166 723 584 pixels, I use to be better than that! I uploaded some pictures here (new entries in my previous Beijing gallery). It’s a good thing I might go there many times again in […]

Free Space Display

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

A few days ago I have been talking about nano projectors. Trinn (he will open a blog soon, be ready…) just sent me a link to something you might have already seen. If not, look at this marvelous mid air video display from IO2 Technologies.

They are developing a display system using a rear projection of […]

HDTV: is it worth it?

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

The question is: do we really need HD TVs?
Let\’s think about it in terms of visual acuity. The visual acuity relates to the smallest object we can distinguish from a given distance. For further details please go there or there (french). In this article we only deal with limit of separation between two points and […]

Nano Projector

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

Explay released its nano projector. Take a look at Gizmodo to find out what it is.
So, what is it? A system for projection of color pictures and videos from a portable device. The manufacturer says images are always well-focused and may have sizes ranging from 18 to 90cm. The device itself seems to be very […]

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