The Amiga lives!
If you spent much of your youth playing Sensible Soccer or pinball, then you’re probably old enough to be extremely excited by today’s big news – the Amiga 500 is back, and more importantly, you can play it at work.
Google developer Christian Stefansen has managed to get the machine’s OS running inside the Chrome browser.
He’s put the whole thing online, complete with tech demos, although you’ll have to supply your own games. Read all about what made the Amiga 500 great in our Hall of Fame feature.
Source: Amiga 500 Emulator
The perfect coffee cup
If you’ve ever burnt your mouth on hot coffee only to then let it go cold, this new smartmug could ease your pain (and your bill at Starbucks).
The Temperfect mug stores the excess heat, releasing it back once your drink cools down – ensuring its always at the perfect temperature to drink.
"This project was born of my frustration with not being able to drink my carefully-brewed, but too hot, coffee right after I made it, and it then getting cold before I had time to enjoy it," said Dean Verhoeven, who is raising funds for the project on Kickstarter.
"I thought about this problem and had an inspiration: why not take the excess heat out of the too-hot coffee, store it in the wall of the mug, and then use it later to keep the coffee at a pleasant drinking temperature."
The resulting mug thankfully also looks pretty cool, and could be yours for a mere $40.
MIT looks through walls
It might not look quite as cool as x-ray specs, but hide behind a wall, and MIT’s 3D motion-tracking tech will still see you.
Relying on complex analysis of a wireless network that bunches waves off your body (rather like sonar), the WiTrack doesn’t rely on cameras or sensors.
For tracking the elderly, it’s perfect – and MIT also has some neat applications like letting you turn off your TV from another room just by pointing at it through a wall.
3D-print your own porsche
Porsche has put all of the plans for its Cayman online, allowing fans to print their own – albeit a pocket sized version.
The car giant says it want to see what fans do wiht the models, and is encouraging them to customise the iconic car and upload a picture of their creation.
"Your dream can only come true if you give it a shape," the say.
"Why not with your 3D printer? We offer you the Cayman as 3D printing data.
"Create, print and colorize your personal Cayman."