Today, we watch Reading Rainbow become the most popular Kickstarter project ever, look at a mood-sensing blanket from British Airways, evaluate Samsung's new flash memory and learn about Windows 9's morphing abilities. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours.
ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley is reporting that Microsoft's next operating system (Windows 9) will ship as a three-in-one of sorts (desktop, tablet and mobile). Codenamed "Threshold," the OS will recognize the hardware it's running on and morph to the occasion.
After reaching over 91,600 backers yesterday, Reading Rainbow dethroned the original Pebble smartwatch as the most popular Kickstarter project ever. With less than a day to go, there are still quite a few backer options available. So get in while you can!
What you're looking at is the Happiness Blanket: a fiber-optic cloth paired with an EEG headset that displays your mood in bright colors. Why? So British Airways can be positively sure its First Class passengers are enjoying themselves.
Samsung's range of new 3D V-NAND flash memory hit enterprise-class servers almost a year ago, but now it's arrived for regular consumers. What's more, HotHardware is reporting that the tech beat out performance scores from competing Intel and Crucial products "almost across the board."