Ask Slashdot: Where Are the E-Ink Dashboards?
Flipdots Are pretty close to large-scale e-ink
Live Pictures From Inside Your Stomach
For those interested in the insides of the camera, a while ago I 'recovered' one and did This teardown video
ASCAP Wants To Be Paid When Your Phone Rings
If I were a plumber, and I installed a toilet, I don't get paid every time someone takes a dump.
If I designed a toilet, ditto.
If I own a patent on some new-fangled kind of super-toilet, ditto.
So do other creative professions seem to think that they deserve to get paid every time their work gets used...?
DisplayLink Releases LGPL USB Graphics Code
From a quick reading of the pdf, it looks like this is just an API to draw simple shapes on the remote display, NOT do all the clever automatic smart compression stuff that their Windows driver does to provide additional monitors. Potentially useful, but nowhere near equivalent functionality to the Windows/Mac versions.
How Do I Put an Invention Into the Public Domain?
Couldn't you just send a copy direct to the Patent office?
EEStor Issued a Patent For Its Supercapacitor
They claim that they can charge 50-odd KWH in 3-6 minutes - at 100% efficiency this corresponds to 1 to 0.5 megawatts of charge power, which would be pretty much impractical in any real-world application.
I'd sure like to see that charging connector......
Gadgets For a Budding Geek?
Buy a set of small tools ( including all the 'security' type screwdriver bits), and get a load of dead consumer electronics from friends & neighbours etc. and encourage him to take stuff apart, figure out how it works, try to fix stuff etc. A subscription to Make magazine would also be good.