Month: March 2013

New paint could change the way we see college.

This new paint called IdeaPaint can transform almost any smooth surfaces into drawable boards!

It could drastically change the way we experience classes and campus life!
You could replace all the erasable boards in campus with just a couple gallons of this paint and even use it in dorms, hallways and public areas like the cafeteria.

Here is a note by “Gizmag”:

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Just think about the creative possibilities !

Everything you need to know about 3D Printing

Cube Hero created a great little post that brings everyone up to speed on everything related to 3D printing.  Even if you don’t have the slightest idea what this new technology is, you will be well versed after reading it.  Also, you will probably be fascinated by the possibilities and suddenly started seeing articles all around about 3D printing.

**side note: did you know that there is word to describe the phenomenon of seeing a word everywhere that you just learned?  I didn’t until recently.  It’s called Baader-MeinhofScreen shot 2013-03-26 at 11.49.10 AM. Now ya know!**

Google Cars & The Future of Transportation

Thought I’d post a video here for anyone that wasn’t aware that these advances have been made in the last few years:

Cars that drive themselves are safe, cool, and might be something that’s not just in iRobot or similar films. Would you like to these cars in PA? Also goes to show how awesome and smart everyone at Google is!

Photography Tips

Hey Friends,

I recently found this really great video on how to take good photos. It offers advice to new and aspiring photographers, but also to people who simply want their families and friends to love them more because of the good facebook profile pictures they take. Check it out:

If you are inspired by the video but you don’t have a camera, you can come borrow one from the Media Center. We have pretty awesome cameras.

Also, if you are interested in photography, join the Photography Club on campus. We meet every other Thursday in the Alden Room (basement of the library) to look at and discuss our photos. It is a very relaxed and supportive community, so even if you have no photography skills, we will treat you with acceptance and respect. If you are interested, join next Thursday at 7.

K, see ya!


Wearable Amp

The sound of lawn-mowers and chattering students making it hard for your tour group to hear you tell about the mermaid statue’s history or about how awesome Althouse is? Have no fear, the wearable amp is here! This small pouch has a portable amplifier complete with a headset and lapel microphone for anyone interested in having an effective way of adding a little more boom to their voice while they’re on the move.
Wearable Amp

The Future of Gaming

I thought I’d do a quick write up on this topic as anyone interested in gaming should be a little alarmed when the hear the prospect of Apple dominating the gaming market. Not necessarily alarmed in a bad way, but at the very least surprised. No matter how small Apple might have considered the “PC Gamer” market, they did historically suffer loss of sales to anyone interested in using their computer for both general (email, web-browsing, word-docs, etc.) purposes, as well as gaming purposes. Macs simply did not support high end gaming. This might not exactly be changing, but gaming itself has certainly changed with a move away from PCs and to consoles. And soon, it might not even be consoles that are dominating gaming, it might be apps. Just look on the iPhone, millions of apps are sold each year through the iPhone to promote cheap, quick, simple games that people love playing. Are these anywhere as artful or deep as certain “classics” like Starcraft? Absolutely not. But they’re dominating a market of gamers interested in playing incredibly casual games for 20-30 minutes at a time on their iPhone and then putting said game down. The hardcores might not like it, but Apple has a strategy and it’s likely to work. Read the article below for a more in depth summary and share your thoughts, do you like this sort of project? Do you think this is the future of gaming by and large, or will “hardcores” still create enough of a market to develop more expensive and more in depth games for?

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