Thursday, March 19, 2009


IEEE Spectrum Online has a fascinating article called "Jacket Lets You Feel the Movies" by Willie Jones that reports on the work of Philips Research senior scientist Paul Lemmens. This research uses a motor-studded haptics jacket to study the effect of touch and vibration on movie viewers' emotional responses. This project will be featured at the 2009 World Haptics Conference in Salt Lake City.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cut Copy Paste

It's about time. iPhone 3.0 will be here some time this summer, along with "Cut Copy Paste" and a lot of other new OS features. Lots of coverage in the media. Here are some examples: LA Times Business, Blog; Engadget live from the preview event; highlights of OS 3.0 Preview; MacWorld Live Update; New York Times Bits Blog; Apple iPhone 3.0 Preview. Thanks to Mark for the image.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Big Picture: Robots

The March 4, 2009 edition of's The Big Picture features some wonderful robot photos. Check them out. Thanks and a hat tip to Alice Faber for sending the URL!