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Category: Interactive

Destination: Mars Lets You Virtually Explore the Red Planet

Destination: Mars Lets You Virtually Explore the Red Planet
If you visit the Kennedy Space Center you now have the chance to check out the surface of Mars, courtesy of Microsoft HoloLens tech. The augmented reality experience uses real images of Mars captured by the Curiosity rover, along with a guided tour by astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Curiosity driver Erisa Hines of Jet Propulsion Laboratories.

Pinball + Air Hockey + Wall Climbing = Climball

Pinball + Air Hockey + Wall Climbing = Climball
Augmented reality is the current hot trend in gaming, largely due to the success of Pokémon GO. Here’s another interesting game that uses augmented reality in a different way. It combines pinball with air hockey and wall climbing.

Guy Plays Drum Machine with His Crotch

Guy Plays Drum Machine with His Crotch
Looking for the latest in fashion and technology? Check out these Electric Sexy Drum Pants. Their name is completely self explanatory, though the sexy part is questionable. This is a pair of pants with a drum controller pad in the crotch.

Pizza Hut Reveals DJ Pizza Box: Eat to the Beat

Pizza Hut Reveals DJ Pizza Box: Eat to the Beat
When DJs get hungry, they are now going to be turning to Pizza Hut. In a clever marketing gimmick, Pizza Hut UK has launched the “world’s first playable DJ pizza box”. Basically, a standard cardboard box rigged up with touch-sensitive decks, a mixer and other controllable buttons.

Microsoft and Legendary to Bring Interactive Movie Characters to HoloLens

Microsoft and Legendary to Bring Interactive Movie Characters to HoloLens
Can you imagine how immersive an experience it will be to watch movies in virtual reality? It will be like you are in the movie. We aren’t quite there yet, but augmented reality could also offer up some fun and entertaining movie experiences.

Arena Infinity Haptic VR Gun Prototype Can Simulate All Sorts of Weapons

Arena Infinity Haptic VR Gun Prototype Can Simulate All Sorts of Weapons
Back in the ’80s, there were a bunch of places where you could go and play laser tag if you were so inclined. For kids of the future, laser tag will be replaced with sweet virtual and augmented reality games where you can shoot and run until your heart’s content.

Codex Silenda: The Book of Puzzles Looks Awesomely Frustrating

Codex Silenda: The Book of Puzzles Looks Awesomely Frustrating
A very cool project has popped up on Kickstarter for a very unusual book. The book is made of laser-cut wood with puzzles that you have to solve to go to the next page.  The book is called Codex Silenda: The Book of Puzzles and the story focuses on an assistant in the workshop of Da Vinci who gets trapped in the book when snooping in the shop.

Explore the Himalayas as a Yeti in Google’s New Maps App

Explore the Himalayas as a Yeti in Google’s New Maps App
As Pokémon GO has proven, it’s a great time to get out of the house and explore the world around you. But if you want a bigger adventure than just walking around your town, you’ll find Google’s new app interesting.

Cozmo Is a Tiny Pixar Style Robot: COZM-E

Cozmo Is a Tiny Pixar Style Robot: COZM-E
Cozmo is a robot with a personality straight out of Pixar movies. It comes from Anki, who are known for their intelligent remote controlled cars. It isn’t surprising that it has that whole animated movie thing going for it.

Dato Duo Is A Synthesizer Designed for Two

Dato Duo Is A Synthesizer Designed for Two
The Dato Duo combines a sequencer with a synthesizer. That’s no big deal, but what is different is that it is designed to be played by two people, making it perfect for musical collaborations. That’s a pretty cool feature, because two minds are often better than one when it comes to music.

Playable Version of the World’s Tiniest Violin

Playable Version of the World’s Tiniest Violin
Are you tired of other people complaining about their first world problems? Get out your fingers, and play them the world’s tiniest violin. This version actually works, thanks to the folks at Design I/O. It produces actual sad music.

Playstation VR Aim Controller: Why Couldn’t It Look Like an NES Zapper?

Playstation VR Aim Controller: Why Couldn’t It Look Like an NES Zapper?
I’m gonna say right off the bat here, that yes, this Playstation VR aim controller is the ugliest peripheral you have ever seen. However, in VR you won’t even have to look at it, since you will be busy with the virtual world you’re playing in.

Sony PlayStation VR System Gets a Launch Date and Price

Sony PlayStation VR System Gets a Launch Date and Price
PlayStation VR is Sony’s virtual reality headset that is set to compete with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. They have been working on this VR system for a while and many are already set to buy it no matter the cost, but there has been one problem that we all have.

Disneyland Testing New Interactive Droids for Star Wars Lands

Disneyland Testing New Interactive Droids for Star Wars Lands
Disney’s plans for Star Wars extend much further than just milking the property for all it’s worth in movie theaters. The company is also working on converting parts of Disneyland and Walt Disney World into epic Star Wars-themed lands, and now we have word that it’s testing some of the new characters that are designed to interact with guests.

Asus Announces Zenbo: A Cute, $600 Home Robot

Asus Announces Zenbo: A Cute, $600 Home Robot
Asus announced a bunch of new products at the Computex 2016 technology expo in Taiwan, but probably the oddest and coolest thing is probably their new cute house robot called Zenbo. Zenbo is a household assistant and companion robot that can move independently around the house, recognize faces, play games with kids, read stories and more.

Mechanical Giant Squid Kinetic Sculpture: Mechateuthis

Mechanical Giant Squid Kinetic Sculpture: Mechateuthis
Barry Crawford said that when he was a kid, he dreamed of growing up to be a robot. Sadly, his childhood dream hasn’t come true yet. But he did become what he calls a “gizmologist”, making mechanical artworks, furniture and jewelry.

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