Mittwoch, 3. Dezember 2008

Music Pen - Drawdio

After i blogged about the "Livescribe smartpen" a few days ago, here's another cool pen!
It creates sound by drawing on a paper!

Montag, 1. Dezember 2008

Guitar Hero with Drumpads

Unbelievable, how a guy plays guitar hero with selfmade drumpads.
He plays one of the most difficult tracks of guitar hero, and he takes them all!

Mittwoch, 26. November 2008

Livescribe smartpen

Is this the pen of the future?

It includes a camera and an microphone! The camera detects the writing and predefined objects on a paper.
Notice, the record button in the video is printed on the paper. It is nothing else than a drawing.
But look here:

Motion Control

The company "True Motion 3D", developed a motion controller based on the technologie of the wii controller. The controller can control six axes. Like the wiimote it detects how you hold the controller, but additionally it detects the position in a room.

What the video to understand:

Dienstag, 19. August 2008

iPhone/iPod Case

here are three cool wooden cases for the iphone, the ipod touch and the ipod classic

order them on the Miniot Website

Dienstag, 24. Juni 2008

MacBook Pro with 4G RAM

I just updated my MacBook Pro to 4G RAM ;D

I've got the version with 2.5 Ghz, 512MB videoram and the multitouch-trackpad..
and NOW 4Gigs Kingston RAM (KTA-MB667K2/4G) !!

They work really fine and already by booting up you notice that it works a bit faster...

Here a screen to demonstrate:

Freitag, 20. Juni 2008


I'm proud to release my first OSX-Widget!

The website of the swiss-national television offer all their "own-production-shows" to watch online.
Because mac-users don't have an embedded wmv-player in the browser, you are only able to watch the movies in a bad quality (flv).

With the SFWidget you can stream all videos available on the in HighQuality (640x420) and watch it in Quicktime or VLC.

Download SFWidget

Montag, 2. Juni 2008

LOST - Ben's passport

Im a fan of the tv-show LOST.
The last days I watched the series 4-09 to 4-14
Problably you have seen them too.

If you looked very carefully you might have seen the type of Ben's passport.
It was a swiss national passport ;D

Do you recognized that?

more information on

Donnerstag, 29. Mai 2008

Firefox 3 download record

help mozilla to get a new world record..
all you have to do is download firefox 3 on the release day!

get it, when its out, by this link:

Download Day - English

Dienstag, 27. Mai 2008

XBMC Plugin for

This is a plugin to watch streams from

It's my first release and the plugin is still under development.
Currently only movies from the main-video site are available.

Download the plugin, copy it into the plugin-folder and add it as a new source.

Mittwoch, 21. Mai 2008

PS3 introduction

some really good reasons why you schould buy a PS3 (instead of a xbox360)

PS3 head tracking

Multitouch on a PC platform

Transparent oled display

Look exactly to see the transparency...

Montag, 19. Mai 2008

Samstag, 10. Mai 2008

Formula 1 - Barcelona HQ-Video

watch it fullscreen to enjoy the quality!
fast broadband is assumed ;D

Donnerstag, 8. Mai 2008

Activeboard in classrooms

new technology in swiss-classrooms

Mittwoch, 7. Mai 2008

Phun for Mac

Phun, the 2D physics sandbox is now available for mac.

Download Phun for Mac on the Phun website

Dienstag, 6. Mai 2008

Compiz sphere

a new feature for compiz-fusion!

more information on the compiz-fusion website

Dienstag, 29. April 2008


A new technologie to detect (probably) shapes...

New features in Google Earth 4.3

PageRank For Image Search

"Google is looking at the visual characteristics of popular images and then determining rank based on similarities between images. In the figure below, the largest two images contain the highest rank."

Montag, 28. April 2008

Microsoft needs Apple

Glad to see but:
How can Steve Balmer represent his company when he use an Apple computer...

Freitag, 25. April 2008

Sonntag, 20. April 2008

CryEngine2 - Bravia Spot

Impressive video shows the difference between reality and computed graphics. They used the Sony-Bravia spot as model.

Freitag, 18. April 2008

Handwritting detection for the iphone

thnx to dellamic for showing me this feature live

Montag, 14. April 2008

Google Earth - photo textures

add your own photos as texture on google earth buildings

Playstation 3 Portable

Dienstag, 1. April 2008

Donnerstag, 27. März 2008


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ATI PingPong Demo

Test your GPU-Performace with the new ATI PingPong Demo...

Sonntag, 23. März 2008

What is work?

Gorgeous video about "whats work?" 
(video is in german)

Dienstag, 11. März 2008

Google Zürich

Here's a cool video about the new Google offices in Zürich!

I can't embedd the video in this blog, so try this link:
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Doodle 4 Google

See how "Dennis Hwang", Google's official Doodle designer, draws a Doodle for Google.

New animations for compiz-fusion

Freitag, 15. Februar 2008

Blu-ray 6 times faster

Sharp presented new Blu-Ray laser-diods which are smaller and have a 6 times faster writespeed then the current lasers.

Mittwoch, 16. Januar 2008

Flash on IPhone/IPod Touch

The new bookmarklet iTransmogrify allows you to watch embedded Flash content from webpages on your IPhone and IPod Touch.

To try it out klick here in the IPhone Safari and watch the embedded Flash movie down the text!

To install the bookmarklet, just drag the link to your Safari or Firefox Bookmarks, IE users should right click and choose “Add To Favorites…” After adding the link, sync your iPod.

Multitouch interface

Make your own (cheap) multitouch interface...

Samstag, 12. Januar 2008

ZHAW takes off

The engineer Roger Ruppert develops with his company "Ruppert Composite" and the support of the ZHAW a innovative airplane called Archaeopteryx.

Watch the story here

Mittwoch, 9. Januar 2008

MacWorld Expo 2008

I know this is a strange post for a ubuntu-blog, but this time I make an exception.
I'm not far away to buy me a new notebook... and yes it would be a macbook (pro)!

The MacWorld Expo 2008 is starting at the 15. January and I'm very expectant to see Steve Jobs show at the Keynote, when he's presenting all the new products.
It's a really exciting spectacle every year.

To see what I'm talking about go to "all about Steve Jobs" where you can watch earlier Keynotes.

Ubuntu "Hardy Hero" - Themes

The next Ubuntu "Hardy Hero" is in development and a lot of users are hardly working on a theme refresh.
You can find some gorgeous example on the Ubuntu Wiki

PS: Ubuntu 8.04 alias "Hardy Hero" is comming on the 24. April

Samstag, 5. Januar 2008

IPhone applications on IPod Touch

Some Hackers found a way to run IPhone applications on the IPod Touch. All you have to do is "jailbreak" your IPod Touch and download the applications with the AppSnapp-Installer.

You can find alot of "jailbreak" instructions in the web...
For downloading the IPhone apps go here:

Mittwoch, 2. Januar 2008

XBMC Plugins

Scripts are dead, long live Plugins!

A new technology called Plugins comes to Xbox Media Center XBMC.
Plugins are also written in Phyton, but they are much faster and more stable than scripts.
Using the right plugin you can stream media from Stage6, JooX, ZDF, Youtube and many more directly to your Xbox.

Download Plugins
Installation Guide

Gnome with full RGBA support

Some people out there are still thinking, Gtk+ hasn't alpha-support...
A genius programmer called Cimi created some examples to show you the opposite