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Archive for February 2015

Street Fighter Played with Pianos: Sound Fighter

Street Fighter Played with Pianos: Sound Fighter
Back in 2013 we saw an old piano that was turned into a controller for Doom. The Sound Fighter project had a similar goal – play Street Fighter Alpha 3 on pianos. But whereas the Doom hack simply mapped controller buttons to piano keys, Sound Fighter mapped certain moves to chords. Software engineers Cyril and Eric of Foobarflies built the musical arcade machine.

Zack Snyder Teases New Aquaman Jason Momoa

Zack Snyder Teases New Aquaman Jason Momoa
A lot of people will immediately think of Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones. I always think of him as Ronon Dex from Stargate Atlantis. However you think of him, he always plays a good badass on screen.
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Hello Kitty Toilet Seat: Hello Doodie!

Hello Kitty Toilet Seat: Hello Doodie!
The phenomenon that is Hello Kitty knows no bounds and now Hello Kitty collectibles are ready to collide with your backside thanks to this high tech Hello Kitty toilet seat.

Interactive 3D Installation Lets You Paint on the Artists: You Are the Canvas

Interactive 3D Installation Lets You Paint on the Artists: You Are the Canvas
New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) students Rosalie Yu and Alon Chitayat came up with Skin Deep, an art installation that’s best described as a virtual form of body painting. They made 3D models of themselves then created a program that allowed people to draw on those models in real time. Aside from their 3D models, Rosalie and Alon also printed pieces of paper with textures corresponding to parts of their body.

R2-D2 Dresser: Hide the Death Star Plans Next to Your Underwear

R2-D2 Dresser: Hide the Death Star Plans Next to Your Underwear
Imgur user zombiecontroller created this cool astromech droid out of a beat up old dresser. Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope… for getting dressed in the morning.

Star Trek Captain’s Chair Pool Float Begs for a Pool Party… Make it So

Star Trek Captain’s Chair Pool Float Begs for a Pool Party… Make it So
Summer will be here before you know it and you will be ready to head to the pool, lake, beach, or river to cool off. That means you will need a pool float so you don’t have to put any more effort than needed to float around staring at girls in bikinis.

Ever Wonder Where all the Movie Props go After Filming?

Ever Wonder Where all the Movie Props go After Filming?
Every time I watch a movie that has a lot of props, I always wonder what happens to them when filming is done. Eventually some make it to movie prop auction sites, which suggest they are sold off at some point after filming.

The Realm System Resistance-based Motion Controller: Work Hard to Play Hard

The Realm System Resistance-based Motion Controller: Work Hard to Play Hard
If you liked using the Wii, the PlayStation Move or the Kinect, keep an eye on The Realm System. Like the Wii and PS Move, it has a pair of handheld motion controllers but it also has rubber resistance bands that are tied to a waist strap.

Neill Blomkamp Says Alien Reboot will Be His Next Movie!

Neill Blomkamp Says Alien Reboot will Be His Next Movie!
Any time I find out that they are rebooting one of my favorite sci-fi or action franchises, I get both excited and worried. I am excited, because I love those films, but worried because I fear they will suck ala the last three Star Wars films.

Time Locking Kitchen Container Keeps Cookie Monsters Away from Cookies

Time Locking Kitchen Container Keeps Cookie Monsters Away from Cookies
Are people always stealing your cookies? Or maybe you are just eating too many and can’t control yourself. There must be a way to have cookies at home and still avoid these situations. Well, this time locking container will help.

25 Years of Adobe Photoshop

25 Years of Adobe Photoshop
If you can believe it, today marks the 25th anniversary of Adobe Photoshop. This photo retouching and enhancement application has been part of my daily routine for at least 20 of those years, so it’s definitely had its impact on my work and creative life.

Blub Uno Clock Displays Time with One Nixie Tube

Blub Uno Clock Displays Time with One Nixie Tube
We’ve seen our share of Nixie tube clocks, but the Blub Uno is different. This is a clock that displays time with just a single Nixie tube. One tube, many possibilities.

Beam Smart Projector Screws into Light Sockets: Bulbflix

Beam Smart Projector Screws into Light Sockets: Bulbflix
These days, there are projectors small enough that you can easily mount them wherever you want. But the Beam smart projector provides an even more convenient option, because it screws into and gets power from E26 and E27 light sockets. The projector does have a small flat side so you can leave it on a flat surface, but it won’t be as stable as when it’s screwed into a light socket.

Tetris Cushions are Perfect for Cushion Forts

Tetris Cushions are Perfect for Cushion Forts
Growing up, all we needed was about five minutes without mom looking in the living room and we had all the cushions off the couch to make a fort. If the cushions were off limits, we just went for the chairs and some sheets.

Aliens Minimates: Game Over Man!

Aliens Minimates: Game Over Man!
Aliens is one of those classic science fiction/horror films that we all know and love. There are plenty of Aliens action figures on the market already. In fact I talked about a gigantic Xenomorph queen action figure a few weeks back.

Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit Is Headed to the U.S.

Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit Is Headed to the U.S.
I don’t know much about Harry Potter. I’m more of a Star Wars/Star Trek nerd. However I know that many of our readers are crazy about Harry and know everything there is to know about the books and movies.
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