Oasis Table Starts & Ends Fishy Life With Sand

Here's something that you might miss among all the crazy junk at SIGGRAPH. It's an interactive aquatic life table called Oasis, by designer Yunsil Heo, that is completely covered by fancy black sand. Why is it covered, you ask? Well, that's what makes it interactive. By moving the sand so it will show the LCD screen… » 8/13/08 8:00am 8/13/08 8:00am

MeisterGRIP Gives Robot Arm Controls To Your Palms

Who doesn't want the ability to control robotic arms? Especially when the robo-arms are mapped directly to contact points and grasping-force from your own five fingers. Even though this wonderfully named MiesterGRIP does indeed give you robo-arm control, don't expect to be lifting cars anytime soon since it appears… » 8/13/08 7:00am 8/13/08 7:00am

Gizmodo's Own Cappuccino, Gizuccino

Here's a little Gizmodo treat from the guys at OnLatte. That's right, we've got our own personalized cappuccino. We wish we could tell you how amazing the Gizmodo cappuccino tastes, but OnLatte wouldn't allow us to gulp it down because they wanted to show it off. So if you're at SIGGRAPH today stop by their booth and… » 8/12/08 5:00pm 8/12/08 5:00pm

Bouncing Star Glowing Smart Ball Ushers In the Tron Age of Sports

Forget Beijing—the future of sports is appearing at SIGGRAPH 2008 in LA. This softball-sized Bouncing Star rubber ball has a cluster of full-color LEDS, an infrared transceiver and an accelerometer under its impact-friendly shell. By combining these components, the ball can create bright interactive games that you… » 8/12/08 3:08pm 8/12/08 3:08pm

Fastest Graphics Card Alive ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Gets Official Tomorrow

ATI's Nvidia-slaying Radeon HD 4870 X2, previewed last month, will get official tomorrow at SIGGRAPH says the WSJ, who notes that some reviewers are calling it the most powerful card around. It's an interesting test of ATI's graphics card strategy: Cheaper, less power-hungry GPUs that can be easily strapped together… » 8/11/08 9:00pm 8/11/08 9:00pm