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Oh now behave yourself. It’s a simple question, but one we can throw a truckload of speculation at and shake it vigorously to come up with all sorts of outlandish ideas. ya down? Mozilla Labs launched their Open Web Tools Directory today. It’s the new central repository mish-mash of design and coding tools to aid…

Yep, can you believe it? There’s more insanity going on in the whole touch-screen market and 3D CAD is getting in on the action and finally starting to be included in the mainstream coverage. What use could touch-screen technology possible have with developing products in 3D? Is it even feasible? With new highly sensitive, capacitive…

Oh, It starts innocent enough. First, it’s, “Let’s turn this desk into liquid-cooled, quad crankin’ beast!,” then suddenly it’s, “Papa, can I replace my spleen with hybridized nitrogen cooling units?” Nonetheless, we’ll gladly accept this experiment into liquid-cooled awesomeness from the guys at Popular Mechanics. Yes, choke another one up to excess, the elimination of…

It’s not directly CAD related, but it says 3D and has ‘Graphics’ is the headline, so it’s gotta be kinda interesting. It’s the History of 3D Graphics from MaximumPC and it’s 10 pages choke full of specs and insight to the GPU evolution. Have you ever wondered how much graphics cards have change over the…

Put off wondering how cool you could be for a few minutes and check out some spakin’ new multitouch interface, 70 inches of multi-touch in that ever so seductive, yet utilitarian, table-top style we’ve just adore. It’s called Struktable created by none other than… Strukt, convenient, that little play on words, in’t it? However, they’re…

Suddenly and without warning all of our robots have become decrepit, obsolete piles of gears and we now depend on virtual synthanoids that require no pre-programmed set of commands. Hmmm. Interesting thought for the future. But apply this to that mass sitting on your desk right now. Is it a workstation desktop wired to the…

Finally, I mean FINALLY were seeing some development come out with those fancy Microsoft Surface multi-touch displays and BMW is the company making it cool to have multiple appendages. The ‘BMW Product Navigator’ allows those in the mood for a BMW to select options, colors, see video of their configurations and save it to USB…

The news about Windows7, Microsoft next OS, has been pouring out of the seething cauldron of Microsoft PDC this week, getting all the fanboys and multi-touch crazies in a ruckus. Are you all just extremely AMPPED? No? Well, for those gnashing their teeth over Vista, the new OS promises to be the escape Microsoft wants…

Wow, 3D and multi-touch. Who woulda thought of that. It’s like putting peanut butter on bread. What’s interesting about this is that it’s being used in public to get some collaboration going on with residents in Helsinki. CityWall is a large multi-touch display… which acts as a collaborative and playful interface for the everchanging media…

Today, the T-mobile G1 phone running the highly anticipated Google Android OS, that everyone is scraping the brick off of buildings to see, is being revealed. On top of that it’s cutting into position for iPhone/Blackberry replacement and plans to take over a large segment of smartphone users by the end of the year. THe…

Who wouldn’t want a Quad-Core, 16GB, Terabyte powerhouse of a computer, crankin’ a 1GB of graphics power, to sit on their laps in the airport or lug back and forth to the office. Sound like a briefcase of a computer? It might be, but that won’t keep Dell from the incessant teasing that it will…

Ok, so it’s here. The first attempt at 3D CAD on a mobile device that just happens to be developed by Apple. Oh yeah, and the there’s the multi-touch thing. Fabio Policarpo currently working as a Senior Engineer at DoubleFine Productions, a game developer in San Francisco, California. Who knows the motivation he had behind…