We all know and love the resourceful astromech droid, R2-D2, who appeared in all six of the Star Wars films. As shown throughout the movies, this loveable robot character possesses many talents, such as being a starships mechanic and fighter pilot’s assistant. He has served Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker; and now, R2-D2 can serve you by becoming the coolest home telephone you will ever own.
“Turn up the music”, “pump up the jam”, or “play some rocking beats”, are just some of the many phrases we use to express our love for great tunes. Let’s face it; our favorite songs just don’t sound the same unless the volume is turned all the way up causing us to sing at the top of our lungs. Many of us love to blast our stereos and CD players, but like most dated music devices, they have big clunky speakers that are hard on the eyes; and although most gadgets today are small giving us the convenience we love, it makes it much more difficult for us to “pump up the volume.”
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We have all used a photo booth at one time or another while at a shopping mall alone or with family and friends. Once one is spotted, there is something that draws us in, whether it is for the simple reason of capturing fun moments or the possibility of making silly faces to be sealed in a keepsake photograph; we end up squeezing into the photo box, pulling over the curtain, sitting on the tiny stool, and allowing our picture to be taken.
Inkjet printers have been around since the 1950’s and have been useful to us by reproducing our digital images, and documents. With the use of black or colored ink, printers have taken our written work from the computer; put it onto paper and into our hands. With today’s technological advancements, printers have branched out from only printing paper, to creating 3D replicas of everyday objects.
Who doesn’t love a free gadget? Especially when you can enter a contest easily, socially and you have good chance at winning. We love gadgets, and the Google Nexus 7 is a tablet worth entering a contest to attempt winning. Sure, there are a lot of contests and gimmicks out there to try and grab attention, whereas this particular contest by Digitizd is having you socially share to enter yourself in the draw.
Fans of science fiction have been longing for realistic, full immersion, virtual worlds since the early 1980s when the potential implications of slipping away—either by choice or by force—into a virtually concocted universe both captivated and horrified audiences of movies such as Lawnmower Man and later The Matrix. Unfortunately, despite the immense effort and research devoted to making virtual reality technologies accessible to mass audiences in the 1990s, and despite the substantial developments in at-home gaming and hand-held devices over the last two decades, no clear path to the fulfillment of the virtual reality dream has been forged. Until recently, that is, with the advent of something called Augmented Reality (http://gravityjack.com).
It wasn’t too long ago when people had to adjust to complex technology tools and had to learn how they functioned; now, it’s the other way around. In today’s digital world, technology studies the needs and wants of people and its gadgets are designed around the user’s experience.
Have you ever watched a science fiction television show or movie only to end up wishing the futuristic gadgets being portrayed were real? To many people’s surprise, quite a few electronic devices and gadgets currently on the market emulate those seen in sci-fi shows and flicks (Ha! And it’s the entertainment industry always catching flack for being short on fresh ideas).