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Category: Interactive

‘Confide’ App Lets You Send Messages That Self-Distruct

‘Confide’ App Lets You Send Messages That Self-Distruct
Need to tell someone something but can’t risk having the message saved or shown to anyone else? Then send it using Confide. It’s the latest in a string of apps that makes privacy and confidentiality its…

Molson Canadian Beer Fridge Locks out Anyone Not from Canada

Molson Canadian Beer Fridge Locks out Anyone Not from Canada
Beer is one of the most popular adult beverages in the world. We might not all like our beer the same temperature, but few things make us happier than free beer. One Canadian beer company has…
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PIXEL V2 Pixel Art LED Frame: More Features, More Accesories, Same Great Resolution

PIXEL V2 Pixel Art LED Frame: More Features, More Accesories, Same Great Resolution
I was going to talk about a pixel art LED display that’s currently raising funds on Kickstarter when I remembered that I already saw something much better: Al Linke’s PIXEL. It turns out he’s also raising…

The Walking Dead Grate Prank was a Great Prank

The Walking Dead Grate Prank was a Great Prank
There have been quite a few pranks being played of late in an effort to scare the crap out of hapless passersby who are off in their own worlds. I particularly liked the prank with the…

Inversion Project Lets You Go Wireless with the Oculus Rift: Kinectic

Inversion Project Lets You Go Wireless with the Oculus Rift: Kinectic
Last November we heard about VRcade, a virtual reality system that lets the user move around while wearing a VR headset, thanks to wireless wearable electronics and cameras. A company called Zero Latency is working on…

Intercom Personal Assistant Hack Turns the Raspberry Pi into a Secretary

Intercom Personal Assistant Hack Turns the Raspberry Pi into a Secretary
Instructables member janw uses an old Televox intercom to call his assistant. But here’s the thing: the intercom is his assistant. He calls her Raspberri, and she’s just a few rads shy of being a Fallout…

3D Printer Turned into Air Hockey Robot: It Prints, It Scores!

3D Printer Turned into Air Hockey Robot: It Prints, It Scores!
A few years ago we found out about mighty Roombas that were moonlighting as sumo wrestlers. Jose Julio’s RepRap 3D printer also has a sporting spirit. The robotics enthusiast unlocked his gadget’s potential and turned it…

Ototo Musical Invention Kit Scales with Your Imagination

Ototo Musical Invention Kit Scales with Your Imagination
It may not look like much, but Dentaku’s tiny board lets you follow in the footsteps of Leo Fender, Antonio Stradivari, Ikutaro Kakehashi and other musical instrument makers. It’s called the Ototo, and it’s a small…

Wall-E Toy Robot Mod Adds Voice Recognition & Proximity Sensors

Wall-E Toy Robot Mod Adds Voice Recognition & Proximity Sensors
Adriá García of DIYMakers augmented a Wall-E toy by making it work with voice commands and giving it the means to move on its own and avoid obstacles. It doesn’t compact garbage or collect curios, but…

Talk to Strangers, Meet New People, and Get Social with Sneaky Cards

Talk to Strangers, Meet New People, and Get Social with Sneaky Cards
Sneaky isn’t your ordinary card game. While most will pit you against friends, family, and acquaintances, Sneaky will challenge you to interact with others outside of your usual circle instead.…

DIY LEGO Star Wars Pinball Machine: Revenge of the Tilt

DIY LEGO Star Wars Pinball Machine: Revenge of the Tilt
Jimmy aka 6kyubi6 made a working Star Wars-themed pinball machine using LEGO. Aside from its moving parts and different colored lights, the machine also has various minifigs and figures of Star Wars characters, including Luke, Darth…

NameTag Matches People’s Faces to Their Social Media Profiles

NameTag Matches People’s Faces to Their Social Media Profiles
NameTag is a pretty cool-sounding app on paper, but it could quickly turn into the stuff of nightmares in reality. It’s essentially an app that can match people’s mugs to their social media profiles.…

Middle-earth Rendered in Outerra: One Simply Downloads Mordor

Middle-earth Rendered in Outerra: One Simply Downloads Mordor
We usually hear of fictional worlds brought to life in Minecraft, but there’s more than one way to skin a globe. A group called the Middle Earth Digital Elevation Model Project or MED-EM has been using…

Cuttable Multi-touch Sensors: Cut, Paste, Tap, Swipe, Pinch

Cuttable Multi-touch Sensors: Cut, Paste, Tap, Swipe, Pinch
Disney’s Touché concept can turn many ordinary objects into touch sensors. But what if you could buy materials such as wood, foil or paper that were already touch-sensitive off the shelf? That’s one of the dreams…

Greeting Games: Sentiment DLC

Greeting Games: Sentiment DLC
A new online service called Greeting Games lets you attach a mini-game to a digital greeting card. The hilarious thing about the service? The recipient has to beat the game before he can read your message.…

Oculus Rift Used in Empathy Experiments: Step into Someone’s Views

Oculus Rift Used in Empathy Experiments: Step into Someone’s Views
We’ve seen people use the Oculus Rift to simulate beheadings. BeAnotherLab used the virtual reality headset for something less morbid but no less interesting. The organization’s The Machine to be Another was an “artistic investigation” in…
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