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Laptop Ninja
A blog FOR Laptop Ninjas, not about them. A Laptop Ninja is a cousin of the more common Web Ronin. As a solitary figure who's skills with computer technology and design, the Laptop Ninja survives by performing contract work from cafes, public parks, and sometimes rooftops. The Laptop Ninja's sword is his 802.11 connection, his iPod his throwing stars, and his Bluetooth cellphone his Nunchucks. All of which are usually carried in a discreet messenger bag.
Monday, May 16, 2005
Vampire Batteries
Some Tokyo scientists have devised a fuel cell that doesn't work on alkaline, hydrogen, uranium, or any of your standard materials. No, this fuel cell is powered by blood. Human blood!

All kidding aside, there are sure to be many uses for this. Imagine if you could get a pacemaker that never required new batteries, or have an LED display inserted into your skin to display your current insulin levels?

the real fun begins when we start imagining the frivolous applications....

posted by sAFETY at 2:52 PM 0 comments

Monday, May 02, 2005
Robotic Invasion to begin at Japanese Preschool
I'm not sure what sort of advantage there is to this, but apparently Sony is sending their Qrio robot to preschool. I only wish Stanley Kubrick was alive to see this.

posted by sAFETY at 12:35 PM 0 comments

Social GPS
Social GPS is a cool little application that runs on GPS enabled cell phones (like Bell here in Canada). It creates a relational map of the locations of others in your social group. Originally made for snowboarding, the uses for such an application will be far reaching. When I have a kid, and when that kid is old enough to have a cell phone, you can bet that this will be installed.

posted by sAFETY at 11:31 AM 1 comments