With gesture based computing quickly becoming The New Idea for librarians, Zyxio is a company that’s creating “breath-enabled interfaces.” Blow a steady stream of air to scroll, blow a quick burst to click on a link.
Zyxio says that their products will start shipping in the second quarter of this year.
Wired news story here.
PC World has an interesting list of “The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time.” Librarians being the charge leaders in this new age of technology and gadgets, I thought you might find it interesting to take a look back at those technological advances that almost made it but, for whatever reason, didn’t quite get off the ground.
Check out IBM’s new application sMash. Allows you to catalog your private collection in a way that makes sense to you.
Search in vain for the John Grisham you borrowed from your neighbor and never returned no longer!
(Warning: A bit complicated to get started; to get things to work you’ll either need WebSphere sMash or Project Zero– links are provided to download both, but the tutorial assumes you already have these on your computer and therefore a basic knowledge of one or the other.)