Here comes a good walkthrough of the pre-release version of Windows 8, if you have missed it. It’s an interesting example of how difficult it is to support both Touch and Pointer interaction mode on the same UI platform.
If you are into electronic music, this app, developed by Tim Exile and Native Instrument, is a funny one. The engine behind The Mouth does something fantastically complicated but presents its findings in an intuitive and easy-to-use way. Any incoming audio is analysed and immediately auto-tuned so that pitch is determined quickly regardless of the source material.
This pitched result can then either be played back ‘as detected’ or tuned to any scale you like over a keyboard so that melodies or harmonic parts can be built up.
The Replicator from the Company MakerBot is one the most affordable 3D printer on the market, and the first one I have seen targeting Hipsters instead of Tech Nerds. Will it take off, and become commodity, as paper printer did?
Ever wished you could have a Porsche 911 but worried you’re killing the planet?
Well if you don’t mind it looking like it’s made of tin foil then this could be the car… bicycle you’ve always dreamed of.
Hacking is about doing it yourself. But you don’t have to reinvent everything or to stack tons of scrap anymore.
You can actually order a lot of things, laser cut, 3D printed and robot painted. All you need are the blueprints. And many of them are at theThingiverse, the modern version of those magazines my grandma used for sewing clothes.