design
Magic Wands for Everyone at the Museum of the Future, Today

It's weird to see a working Nest thermostat on display at a Smithsonian museum in New York. It's even weirder to tinker with the gadget, pushing buttons and changing settings. But touching and tinkering with technology is the Cooper Hewitt future museum's speciality. Read More >>

research
MIT Made a Smartphone Control a Computer With a Simple Touch

Have you ever held your smartphone up to your laptop screen and thought about how cool it would be if the two devices could work together, physically? Well now, thanks to a team from the MIT Media Lab, they can. New software lets you use your smartphone as an extra interface for a computer, and it looks awesome. Read More >>

design
Make Like Magneto And Control This Responsive Wall With Only Gestures

You are not an X-Man. I am not an X-Man. None of us live in The Matrix (probably). But we could pretend we've got crazy superpowers in front of this faceted Hexi wall, which is covered in modules that respond to your movements in real time. Read More >>