Turning off a light just became a much smaller task. A team of researchers has developed the world’s smallest optical switch, which uses just a single atom to control the flow of light.
Acer just released a kraken. Forty different gadgets—laptops, desktops, tablets, wearables, fitness trackers, mini PCs, monitors—for the upcoming back to school season. But the most intriguing was Acer’s mysterious new gaming tablet. The Predator.
Even fans of extreme minimalism still need on and off switches—after all, what good is a beautiful lamp if it doesn't work? Industrial Designer William Lee, though, has figured out how to banish the on/off switch using a simple tilting mechanism that knows to kill its soft glow when the lamp's been knocked over.
This is The Switch. It's half pepper shaker, half salt shaker, and entirely something I wish I'd thought of years ago.
Maybe I'm a sensitive fool, but I've always had a hard time moving out of a place I call home. That's why I'm going to follow these instructions to leave a "time capsule" note behind light switches from now on.
It's Saturday, it's noon; that can mean only one thing: It's time for Gizmodo University! We've got an action-packed lesson today as our intrepid Sparkle Labs host (and proud new papa) Ariel takes a look at switches, sensors, and detectors!
A pocket knife that you can configure yourself with just the turn of a quarter? That's a clever bit of engineering. The "Switch" is on presale at Quirky for $68 with 13 tools, including a memory stick. [Quirky]
A recent Apple patent for an iSight camera located behind the screen instead of above it sounds like a cool idea—too bad a system just like it has already been invented.
The first time we saw the Google phone (codenamed Switch) we weren't sure what to make of it. Two months later the Internet is buzzing again with claims that the "GPhone" will be BlackBerry-like and available on multiple carriers, rather than just one. There's still no pricing or better images to show off, but one…
For all of us who have woken up at 5am on the sofa after a couple of beers and the late-night movie, this portable light switch could be the answer to our dreams. Using wireless technology, the $120 device can be programmed to control any of the lights in your sitting room if you're too pooped to get up. At that price…
Our favorite Mac switcher Ellen Feiss has been busy the last few years. First, she does that awesome switch ad. Then she made a French movie over the summer. Now she's all colleged up and getting her education on.
We're all for homages and sharing ideas, but this Sears ad looks a bit too much like the old Apple Switch ads in timing, editing, and style. It makes us ashamed that we bought our Xbox 360s at Sears early this year when demand was high and supply was low. We're still paying for it now, as Sears continues to spam us…
Ellen Feiss, star of the most famous and most watched Switch Ad, is back! She's starring in a french movie called "Bed and Breakfast" as one half of a set of newlyweds (I think, as my French is nonexistent).
Belkin has released the PureAV HDMI Interfact 3-to-1 Video Switch. That describes it pretty well, it is a hub that allows up to three HDMI devices to be plugged in and connected to your single HDMI port. The PureAV box supports HD resolutions up to 1080p. It also includes a remote control and a 6-foot HDMI cable.…