General Motors is not the name that first comes to my mind when thinking high tech, but it’s certainly trying. One intriguing idea transforms the car windows into interactive, transparent displays:
The idea is too expensive to be practical at present, but it shows great outside the box thinking. See demonstration video.
[Via Consumer Reports]
This is a post about writing.
See, after I read Rands’ review of OmmWriter, I sceptically downloaded the program. I ran it. And…
And I took a deep breath. No, not the kind of deep breath you take before your first bungee jump. Or the kind you take when you’re just about to run from the bulls [...]
Google has quietly updated its home page, it is now cleaner than ever:
It remains clean if you type your search query and press Enter. Other items fade in quickly if you move the mouse inside the browser window.
This works on all browsers that I tried except Internet Explorer 6 (it works on IE8, I don’t [...]
I’ve always liked the iPhone’s Stocks app, even in version 1.0. In addition to the eye candy, the app showed out of the box thinking. Most other charts have the axis labels neatly rounded, e.g. if the price range is between 11 and 29, the Y axis labels would be 10, 20, and 30.
What if the folder’s icon gave you an idea of how often you use it? In real life, a wrinkle here and a scratch there lets you know that the folder wasn’t just purchased, but on our virtual desktops, they all look spiffy. Keith Lang takes a stab at this and a pretty good one [...]
Last week, Windows 7 became available for public download and beta testing. Paul Thurrott reports on a new feature called Aero Shake:
“Simply click and hold on the grabbable area of any floating (non-maximized) window and shake your hand left and right vigorously. When you do so the first time, all other open windows are minimized. [...]