Finally, an honest wallet

If you need some help with that New Year's resolution to stay on budget, how about a wallet that will monitor your bank account and offer overdraft protection by changing its shape? Other than an even worse economy - or an electrical shock - the "proverbial wallet" just might help me keep my hands to myself.

It's another transmedia project from the MIT Media Lab's John Kestner, whose magic nightstand sets the standard for dream-time communication, or honest electronics. Take your pick.

Wayne