George Lucas can release a thousand new versions of the Star Wars films with as many changes as he can imagine, but nothing will even come close to the sheer brilliance of this French disco/ballet interpretation.
It's hard not to look at this limited edition case from ZooGue, that actually holds a couple of iPad 2s, and not shake your head in disbelief. Until you realise that it's not only an easy, albeit expensive, way to improve the tablet's multitasking capabilities. But it's also being auctioned off to benefit those with autism.
I think there are maybe 12 people in the world who want 3D on their tablets so this is for them. Ochanomizu Women's University has developed a way to turn the iPad display into a pseudo-3D display. Well, kind of. It requires a special device, anyway.
There's something pretty magical about watching the big blue ball that we call Earth spinning in space. Sit back and watch a stunning compilation of recent orbital fly-bys by the ISS, as it hurtles around our spinning globe. [Space.com]
To ensure we never miss a moment, it's entirely plausible that one day cameras will just continuously record video, instead of snapping individual shots. But when all you want is a single photo, pouring through hundreds of frames in a clip for that perfect shot is overly tedious. So researchers have come up with a better approach to automatically analyzing videos and selecting only the best candid portraits.
Well, this is possibly the most heartbreaking scene you'll see today. This amazing father and deployed military man made some pre-recorded bedtime stories for his 2-year-old daughter while he was away. And from the look of it, she can't tell.
As well as making the ewoks blink and boosting Leia's cup size in the newly re-re-mastered Blu-ray editions of Star Wars, George Lucas also got the actors back in to do a few new lines. Here's Vader doing some improv.
Poor, fledgling Nintendo. When tinkerers are creating better gaming experiences than you are using nothing but a shoebox, paper cut-outs, some magnets and an Arduino, you know things aren't going well.