D4C5CE writes "Technology Review reports on Caltech and Berkeley scientists' development of an unobtainium come true: "Glass, Jim, but not as we know it" — almost unbreakable yet barely affordable for using palladium as a key ingredient. Therefore the first applications are expected to be small enough to crown ... neither your house nor your next iPhone, but probably your teeth for a lifetime."Link to Original Source
D4C5CE writes "A chess-playing German tinkerer has contrived (and made a video of) an amazing contraption that plugs real chess pieces into the freechess.org server using a 20W LED and an old webcam to read their moves on a projected checkerboard."
D4C5CE writes "Plastic Logic, elected "gods" of the DEMOfall 08 conference today, are coming to market with an ultra-flat, PDF-compatible giant touchscreen E Ink reader based on plastic rather than silicon electronics, with production ramping up from next week to dethrone the Kindle by Q2/2009. If you enjoyed the latest Esquire you will probably love this."