Qlone 3D Scanning App First Impressions

Watch the video or read all about it – either way there’s lots here to check out! One of the things about making stuff is that I’m never sure what might be the best way to share our projects. But with the technology in our pockets getting better all the time, maybe the best way to let you experience one of our projects it to actually scan it and put it on the internet for you to see and download. Maybe even check it out in virtual reality.  Folks, we…

10 Reasons I Didn’t Realize I Missed Windows Phone

You know, I have been happily wedded to Android for a while now. I’m typing this on my old Nexus 7, and it’s still a great device. It’s not as hardy under the hood as my Note 3, on which I do most of the art for this site. But even this Nexus 7 is a powerhouse next to my first smartphone from as few years ago, the HTC Surround. I charged it up for a lark recently and realized that as much as I enjoy Android, there’s a lot still…

Get Outside and Save the Planet This Weekend – 6 Reasons Why You Should Be Playing the ARG Ingress with Your Kids

Ingress by Nantic Labs at Google

“Going for a walk” is way less lame when you’re saving the world in the process. There’s only so much hiking a kid will ever want to do (mine will cap out from boredom pretty quickly, even though they have endurance in spades), until the next portal they need to capture is almost two kilometres away. Then, they SPRINT THE ENTIRE WAY. “Why did we come here?” always has a sweet answer. “Because THE RESISTANCE NEEDS US” is more effective at convincing a child than “Because there are pretty trees and…

Jealousy: My Life With Phones

Horrible. Crippling. Jealousy. I had to hit the internet to figure out how long I’ve been deep in the “hate” part of a love/hate relationship with my phone. September! It’s been since September. Pretty much the moment the first round of Windows Phone 8 devices were announced and I knew my phone wasn’t long for this world. Then my students started showing up with new phones. Galaxy S3. iPhone 5. A Lumia 920. An HTC 8X. Generous damn parents those kids have. *** I was a late adopter for cellphones…