My dissappointing Google phone interview

GOOGLE! Internationally revered tech giant One day out of the blue google e-mails me To ask for a phone interview. To, well, go out and work in the middle of nowhere. Apparently they have a hard time finding people to go out and work at a data center out in the middle of nowhere. But…

Cheap online glasses (Zenni Optical Review)

Glasses. I’ve been needing glasses for a while, and on occasion here in finland eyeglass stores get hyper competitive offering free eye exams to everyone. So I got a new prescription and jumped on zenni optical. There’s a few Online shops for glasses, but I’ve bought from these guys before, and I’ve been happy 36…

5 dollar controller review

So today I’ve got two cheap controllers to show off. A generic usb controller, and a generic xbox compatible usb controller Let’s start with the xbox compatible controller – it looks identical to the official xbox controller down to nearly every detail. But no promonent X on the central home button And no inscription on…

Safety Critical Technology Design

Continuing on the topic of safety, we look at “Tangible Multimodal Interfaces for Safety Critical Applications” by P. Cohen and D. Mcghee on the topic of Safety-Critical applications [CoM04]. These researchers look at some of the challenges facing integration of multimodal systems in safety critical industries such as military and hospital use in the year…

Haptics: Designing Multimodal Interfaces

We’ve been talking about haptics, our sense of touch, and how it ties in with technology now and in the future. But so far we’ve taken these unique senses, heat, pressure and temperature individually. But we need another aspect to consider Multimodal interfaces. Each channel of reception or feedback is a modality, whether this is…

Fixing a logitech mouse nano unifying receiver

I’ve been having an issue with my m305 Logitech mouse cutting in and out. I would have to wiggle the receiver to just the right position… and if I was lucky it would work until the next day. It got frustrating to the point that I really couldn’t use the mouse. After a bit of…

Elitebook 900 review

The elitebook 900 by hewlett Packard I have a cheap laptop. Our main machine. Where I video edit. Where I play the games that I can. And where I work. Shared with my wife. She really needed a device of her own. For her needs. She wanted a tablet. Something to slip in a bag…

The windows phone in 2018

The windows phone! It wasn’t long ago that I became part of The 1% The elite. The unique. Windows phone users. Oh. I know. We’re late to the party Microsoft is quiet on the future of WP With no new hardware as of recent, and nothing but rumors to follow. Look. I was never attracted…

Haptics: Material Identification

Haptics. Our sense of touch. It’s how we interact with our world, and soon it might be part of the way we interact with virtual worlds. Think about this, our hand typically has a resting temperature between 25 and 36 degrees Celsius (That’s 77 to 97 degrees Fahrenheit). Usually warmer than the world around us. Because…