Desserts don’t need to be particularly fancy because even the simplest ones are delicious. But I do love it when desserts play some sort of trick or hide something from plain sight. Take this chocolate ball by Byron Talbott. When you pour warm caramel over the ball, the chocolate melts away and reveals that there’s…
If you prefer everything on your desk to be a stunning example of industrial design, LaCie's new Sphère is an external hard drive you won't want to hide behind your monitor. It looks like a giant drop of mercury thanks to its hand-crafted and highly-polished silver-plated steel housing, which helps explain why you'll…
Google unveiled its media-streaming glowing orb to many oohs and ahhs, followed by head-scratches. The thing looks cool. And it sounds good, both in concept and fidelity. But two major questions remain: Who is it for, and how well does it work?
Space suits are insanely cool. Except this one. This prototype hamster ball suit was designed by engineers at John Hopkins and actually presented to NASA in 1964. The engineers claimed astronauts would be more mobile with this thing on.
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The Bibliosphere, an administration and student services buiding at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, is both an ecological and architectural achievement. It's incredibly environmentally-friendly, and did we mention it's a giant sphere?
I think I and quite a few others have had this idea before, but some crazy Russians have actually built a 10-foot, stationary hamster ball for humans that translates movement to on-screen action.
Whoever thought the future wouldn't be filled with humming radio-connected spheres is just plain dumb, but Moixa's mesmerizing Sphere i/o interface device seems to buck the current trend of natural interaction.
Microsoft is going to debut its spherical multi-touch Surface next week at its annual Research Faculty Summit. We're pretty curious about what you can do with a big ball of multi-touch (and wondering about the little things-is it a perfect sphere? How are you supposed to hold it? Is it like a globe?). They pulled…