Anyone who’s ever heard of the PC game Big Rigs Over the Road is aware that is widely held that it’s the worst video game ever made. Yes – it’s worse than Kool-Aid Man and Barbie Horse Adventure combined with E.T.
With all of our video game systems moving to controls that don’t use your standard game pads, and instead use motion and gestures to control games, it’s clear that gesture control is coming to everything. I have an alarm clock that uses gesture control; you can wave your hand over the thing to silence the alarm.
Ever tried using your iPhone with gloves on? It doesn’t work very well. Believe me, I’ve tried. Yes, I also know that there are plenty of special gloves out there, and even ways to convert traditional gloves to work with touchscreens.
3D is all fine and good in my book, but I, like many of you, won’t get into 3D in my home until I can watch without those stupid glasses. I like the idea of being able to take 3D video and 3D pictures too, but again I don’t want to break out my wallet until no glasses are needed and I can actually view the pics off the computer or camera.
I admit that robots creep me out. It goes back to watching Saturn 3 as a kid. Even cute Johnny 5 couldn’t cure me of the creepies. This odd robot form Japan called Talk-Torque 2 [JP] falls somewhere in between Johnny 5 and Hector on the creepy scale for me.
If there’s one thing that Cthulhu probably wouldn’t wish you, it’s Merry Christmas, because just thinking too much about this outer god will drive you slowly insane. In fact, don’t think about or say his name aloud too much either.
I want to believe that aliens live along these roads:
Considering X-Files shot its first five seasons in Canada, I wouldn’t be surprised if there actually was a connection between the names of these roads and the classic show.
We like our geeky cakes around here and the gang at Gizmodo has some pics of a birthday cake that a geek was served that looked just like an iPhone 4. The birthday boy was Carlos, and the cake looked yummy enough on its own.
I bet TRON Guy wet himself in his homemade TRON suit when he heard TRON: Legacy was heading to theaters. TIME Magazine’s website (of all places) is reporting that TRON Guy wasn’t allowed to wear his light-up TRON suit into a movie theater for a screening of the new flick.
I have no idea what would compel someone to either make or buy this thing, but the sheer absurdity of it made me want to mention it. What you’re looking at, my friends, is what I’m reasonably certain is the first (and last) ever Cylon Centurion toilet paper dispenser.
If I had a Quadrocopter remote-controlled flying aircraft floating around my place, I’m not sure this is the first thing I’d do with it. But it is the holidays, and I guess the joyful Christmas spirit is strong with the guys who programmed their Quadrocopter to play a little festive holiday tune.
Well, I don’t know that much about Aluratek, but their new Bump Speaker line looks kind of interesting.
For $50 (USD), you get the AMS01F which is an FM clock radio “boombox” that plays music from SD cards or a line-in jack.