Tagged: iPad

The joys of eBook readers — the Sony PRS-650 Touch - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 22, 2010

Well, I finally succumbed and got myself an eBook Reader. I am certainly not one of those who take up new technology early. Mind you, eBook Readers have been in New Zealand only since last May, so I do feel … Continue reading → … Read More

Varmus on writing, Autism, infographics, NCEA, cartoons and much more - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 23, 2010

Before settling down to some more lengthy science – I know I keep promising this, but I’m having a funny old time at work – here’s a round-up of interesting reads I’ve run into over the past week or so. Varmus on writing Harold Varmus has written in the Washington Post in particular about writing, … Read More

Best science apps for the iPad - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jul 19, 2010

If the treatment of Wired, the Financial Times and the BBC shows the iPad holds a lot of promise for a moribund media, signs are also good that this device and the new wave of touch-screen tablet computers could do great things for communicating science. I’ve been using the iPad for around six weeks now and have pillaged the App … Read More

What is your relationship with your research notebook? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 11, 2010

A rambling look at notebooks, with unexpected sidelines. Scientist and novelist Jennifer Rohn, who writes the Mind the Gap blog at Nature Network, recently presented a photo-essay chronicling the life and death of a research project, In which I fail. As usually happens Jennifer’s post started a lively discussion that wound it’s way past swear words, a … Read More

iPads for the disabled - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 19, 2010

The touch interface of the iPad opens opportunities for affordable assistive devices for some disabled people. In a funny way it’s appropriate following my recent posting of a video of a cat interacting with their owner’s iPad. If a cat can interact with the device, so could some disabled children. In the video below, a … Read More

The iPad: a cat toy? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 14, 2010

Could iPads be a communication device for feline desires? Here’s a new application for the iPad: Any bets that there will be a rash of cat toy applications for the iPad? I particularly like the cat’s efforts to play with Magic Piano. (Featured in this video demonstration at YouTube.) … Read More

Sunday reading links: More on Ida, YouTube captions (again), newspaper horders, books on the iPad, swine flu - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 07, 2010

Sunday reading picks from the science blogosphere and in the media. (This may be lazy of me, but it’ll keep you busy!) ’Paul Revere’–not a real name–at Effect Measure has presented a graph from CDC data showing childhood deaths to H1N1 (aka ’swine flu’) over the past … Read More