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Category: Interactive

The FOO Show Virtual Reality Talk Show: Spooky Boogie

The FOO Show Virtual Reality Talk Show: Spooky Boogie
Last year, Tested co-founder Will Smith left the successful geek website to test the viability of virtual reality as a media platform. Now we can see his vision come to fruition. Will’s new show The FOO …

Sphero BB-8 Will Watch The Force Awakens with You

Sphero BB-8 Will Watch The Force Awakens with You
I already thought that Sphero BB-8 toy was pretty awesome. I even had a hex put on our fearless leader when he refused to rig the drawing so I could win the toy a few months…
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Save the Kitty Game is a VR Nightmare

Save the Kitty Game is a VR Nightmare
I’m not sure what to think of cats. I’m pretty sure as a species they are quite insane. I once saw my brother’s cat jump from the top of a massive pine tree just to spite…

vMocion 3v Tricks Your Brain into Experiencing Motion: Shockulus Rift

vMocion 3v Tricks Your Brain into Experiencing Motion: Shockulus Rift
With the arrival of the Oculus Rift and other virtual reality headsets, we’re going to get more and more experiences that fool us visually and aurally. But motion remains unconquered. A company called vMocion claims it…

Microsoft Holoportation Augmented Reality Chat App: Hatsune, Me, You

Microsoft Holoportation Augmented Reality Chat App: Hatsune, Me, You
Microsoft’s Interactive 3D Technologies group recently showed us an example of how HoloLens and 3D scanning technology could revolutionize long distance communication. The group’s Holoportation concept is a supercharged version of video chat, letting you see…

Changing Faces in Videos in Real Time: Literally Putting Words in Someone Else’s Mouth

Changing Faces in Videos in Real Time: Literally Putting Words in Someone Else’s Mouth
Last October, we checked out a tracking and animation system that creates a realistic computer animated face based on one person’s face and another person’s facial movements. Most of the researchers continued to work on that…

Virtual Partner for Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes: Still Alive

Virtual Partner for Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes: Still Alive
Steel Crate Games’ bomb defusal party game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (KTANE) was one of the first popular killer apps for virtual reality headsets. Now available via Steam and the Humble Store, the game no…

Interactive Dragon Ball Z Scene Plays out on Coffee Cups

Interactive Dragon Ball Z Scene Plays out on Coffee Cups
Must of us need at least one cup of coffee to fully wake up in the morning. In ample quantities, caffeine can give us the energy to help us create some really cool things. It must…

Live Action Hitman: Talkative Assassins

Live Action Hitman: Talkative Assassins
Realm Pictures wowed us last year with a new type of roleplaying game – chat-controlled live action first-person shooters. The company recently worked with developer IO Interactive to create another game based on its stealth series …

Flexible & Modular Sensor Array: SensorTape

Flexible & Modular Sensor Array: SensorTape
Last month we checked out a decorative tape with a circuit board design. It turns out that researchers at MIT Media Lab’s Responsive Environments group have considered such a form factor for interconnected and programmable sensors,…

DIY Amazon Echo: Raspberry Pi Pi Pi Pi Pi…

DIY Amazon Echo: Raspberry Pi Pi Pi Pi Pi…
Amazon has just released two variants of the Echo, a personal assistant and Bluetooth speaker. Both these variants – the Tap and the Echo Dot – are significantly cheaper than the $180 (USD) Echo. But makers…

Amazon Echo Now Has a Choose-your-own Batman Adventure

Amazon Echo Now Has a Choose-your-own Batman Adventure
How about experiencing a radio-like adventure on your Amazon Echo? You can now use Amazon’s electronic personal assistant to investigate the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents in this promotional tie-in for the upcoming Batman v Superman:…

Microsoft HoloLens Developer Edition: Worlds Collide

Microsoft HoloLens Developer Edition: Worlds Collide
Microsoft is now taking applications from software developers for the HoloLens Developer Edition, the beta version of its augmented reality computer. Yes, computer. The HoloLens doesn’t need to be connected to a PC to work because…

ReFlex Flexible Smartphone: Bend Test This

ReFlex Flexible Smartphone: Bend Test This
For years now, display manufacturers like LG and Samsung have been teasing flexible displays by creating mobile devices that can be folded to be more portable. But researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab show us…

Third Robot Arm for Drummers: Drum Schtick

Third Robot Arm for Drummers: Drum Schtick
We’ve seen a four-armed robot drummer that’s good enough for a casual gig, but only because the drum patterns are programmed into it. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology came up with a compromise by…

Petition Asks for Deadpool to Host SNL

Petition Asks for Deadpool to Host SNL
Back in the ’80s, Saturday Night Live was the show all the cool kids stayed up to watch. If your parents let you stay up that late, you were a badass in elementary school. I liked…
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