Light Touch brings color touchscreen to any surface
Light Blue Optics unveiled the Light Touch interactive projector at CES this week. The Light Touch
displays a color projection to any surface that can then be interacted with. Not unlike I-Tech's Virtual
Laser Keyboard, the Light Touch allowed for clicking, typing, even scrolling and dragging on it's laser
projected images. The Light Touch is powered by Windows CE and is currently seeking OEM interest.
uPrint plus 3D printer gets on Hiller's want list
uPrint unveiled a larger and more efficient line of their 3D printers at CES this week. The uPrint Plus
is 33% bigger, has a build envelop of 8x8x6 inches, is 69% faster and 40% more effcient on materials
than its predecessor. Print materials come in 8 colors. Those of you that are already prepping up their
3D models and wallets should brace yourself as the printer cost $20,000. Looks like it's back to Super
Sculpey for me.
Lenovo IdeaPad U1Hybrid
The IdeaPad U1 Hybrid looks like a regular laptop, and with a rounded aesthetic and a red
shimmery paint job. Under the lid there's chiclet-style keyboard
surrounded by a fun rubberized palmrest with integrated touchpad. When docked, the
U1 looks and feels like any other snazzed-up laptop, with an Intel CULV processor and
a 128GB SSD running Windows 7 Home Premium. You actually wouldn't know there's
slate hiding in there -- until you pull it out and watch it switch to Lenovo's Skylight UI.
The Slate portion runs the same Skylight OS on a similar Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU
The Gui is built around a six-panel interface, which can be customized with email,
calendar, RSS, and social media widgets, and there's a second four-panel screen with
image, music, video, and e-reader widgets that's especially finger friendly.
The tablet also turns into a pretty good e-reader using the accelerometer.
The Invisable OLED Laptop
Visit the link for the cool picture. It's The Future!
Toby and Sam Quit Spiderman 4
Tobey Maguire and filmmaker Sam Raimi have quit Spiderman 4 over a reported script issue.
Just last week (ends08Jan10), a Columbia studios source revealed the sequel had been put on
hold indefinitely due to script problems. And now Daily Variety reports the film's star and director
have departed the project, and Columbia executives are planning to make a prequel about
Spider-Man's alter-ego, Peter Parker, as a teenager instead.
The plan is to reboot the Spider-Man franchise entirely, in much the same way that Christopher
Nolan scrapped Batman's film history to start fresh with "Batman Begins." Sony had intended all
along to reboot Spidey after the fourth installment and already had a script from "Zodiac" scribe
James Vanderbilt in hand, according to Entertainment Weekly. Vanderbilt's story is said to be a
grittier, more contemporary retelling of Spider-Man's origins. But when Sony and director Sam Rami
couldn't agree on villains for the next picture, the studio decided to push up the reboot.TheHotHits.com
Prostitute fined $820,000 for unpaid tax
WARSAW (Reuters) –
Poland's tax office has levied a fine of
($820,000 u.s.) on an unemployed woman for failing to pay tax
on income worth at least 13.7 million zlotys she said
she had earned as a prostitute.
The woman told the tax office in the southern city of
that she had very "generous" customers,
the website gazeta.pl, which is linked to
leading, reported Tuesday.
One of her clients paid the woman 5 million zlotys during
the 1997-2002 period, she was quoted as saying.
The website gave no further details.
Wife allegedly changes wires on saw to shock hubby
OLYMPIA, Wash. –
Court papers allege that an Olympia woman,
angry that her husband left her,
tampered with his power tools
so that he received a powerful electric shock.
Carolyn Paulsen-Riat was booked Friday
into thefor investigation
of third-degree assault, domestic violence,
and second-degree malicious mischief.
A judge released the 33-year-old woman on her own recognizance.
The Olympian newspaper reported that court documents
said that on Jan. 1,
the man was using a 220-volt table saw when he received the shock,
knocking him to the ground.
's deputies said the man did not need to go to a hospital.
In the documents,
deputies said the woman told them she had
reversed the wires on his power tools because she was angry he was leaving.
Hundreds strip in NYC for no-pants subway ride
NEW YORK –
Hundreds of New Yorkers have been riding
the city's subway trains in their underwear.
They stripped down to their undies on Sunday
for the ninth annual No Pants Subway Ride.
The idea is to act like nothing unusual is going on.
Participants met up at six locations throughout the city.
They formed groups and dispersed to subway stations to catch trains.
Once inside the subway cars,
they began calmly removing their pants and folding them up.
Most people read magazines or chatted with their companions like any other strangers.
The event started in 2002 with just seven people. It has spread to other cities.
The stunt is organized by,
a group that says its mission is to cause "scenes of chaos and joy in public places."