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Cloudee beta gets Boxee into the video sharing and cloud storage game

Cloudee beta gets Boxee into the video sharing and cloud storage game

Media center software, a streaming set top box and a TV-tuning USB dongle -- Boxee already has a pretty decent amount on its plate. But don't think the company is done just yet. This isn't about products, this about an ecosystem, and the next step in building that out is Cloudee. At its ...

Raspberry Pi impressions: the $35 Linux computer and tinker toy

Raspberry Pi impressions: the $35 Linux computer and tinker toy

The ledgers of history are littered with the rotting corpses of well intentioned, but ultimately unsuccessful, attempts to put computers in the hands of the young, underprivileged or severely impoverished. Some, like Intel's Classmate wanted to put cheap, durable Wintel machines in every American classroom, while others, like the OLPC program, focused their ...

Northeastern University students develop eye controlled robotic arm that’s happy to feed you

Northeastern University students develop eye controlled robotic arm that

As an alternative to receiving brain implants for robotic arm dominance assistance, check out this surprisingly cheap eye-tracking solution developed by six electrical engineering students at Northeastern University. Labeled iCRAFT, for eye Con­trolled Robotic Arm Feeding Tech­nology, the award-winning senior project drew its inspiration from one team member's difficulty syncing spoonfuls with the ...

NDS’ Surfaces turns your wall into a TV, or a TV into a wall… one of those two

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Remember the wall that was also a television in Total Recall? That's the inspiration behind Surfaces -- a concept device produced by British cable mavens NDS. Abandoning the idea of a single screen, the company mounted six displays into a wall that offers up TV and internet content when on, and blends into ...

Dundee student designs Passive Play toy cube to stimulate parent interaction with autistic children

Dundee student designs Passive Play toy cube to improve parents interaction with autistic children

A University of Dundee scholar has been working on a wonderful tool that aims to evoke the emotional connection between children with autism and their parents. While we've seen novelties like the My Keepon in the past, any addition to the cause is always a pleasant one, and the Passive Play's no exception. ...

Electronic House hands out its Home of the Year awards, offers yet more excess and inspiration

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Just as it does each May, Electronic House magazine has selected a handful of integrated homes and home theaters that it's deemed to be the best of the best and awarded them Home of the Year awards in categories that range from $50k or less to $150k or more. The winner of the ...