Blocks + Computing = A New Kind of Interface
The startup Sifteo, based in San Francisco, will bring to market handheld, computerized cubes that can sense each other and run a variety of interactive programs. Recently, Technology Review got a chance to review the blocks ahead of their launch. By adding computing power to blocks, the founders hope they can create a new kind of game interface - one that keeps users connected to the physical world but also provides intelligent feedback. Sifteo blocks come in sets of three, though people can use up to six for a single application.