Saturday, December 10th, 2011
2011 was a pretty good year for technology. Many new gadgets were introduced, including the Kindle Fire, and there were also some notable upgrades like the iPad 2.
Scientific American has created a gadget guide for 2011 that includes some of the coolest technology of the year. These may not be the best-selling gadgets, but they are definitely the most innovative.
At the top of the list is the Lytro Light-Field Camera, which is equipped with a special sensor that the color and intensity of the entire light field and not just a single plane of light. Since the camera captures all of the color, direction and intensity of the light associated with an image, you can focus and re-focus any portion of the digital image.
One of our favorite devices on the list is Wacom’s Inkling, a digital ballpoint pen that captures a digital version of a drawing as you sketch on a regular piece of paper.
See a slideshow of the entire list on the Scientific American website.