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Category: Interactive

Verizon Offers Free Star Wars Themed Google Cardboard Viewers

Verizon Offers Free Star Wars Themed Google Cardboard Viewers
Yesterday Verizon kicked off a cool offer for customers. They’re offering up free Star Wars themed Google Cardboard viewers. Verizon is offering customers viewers in four different styles. You can choose from BB-8, R2-D2, Kylo Ren, and Stormtrooper flavors.

Verizon Minecraft Smartphone: Can You Hear Me Now, Steve?

Verizon Minecraft Smartphone: Can You Hear Me Now, Steve?
Just when you thought Minecraft couldn’t get more complex, here comes a virtual smartphone that can go online and even call the real world. The blocky phablet was made by Verizon, ad agency Wieden+Kennedy and the professional Minecraft craftsmen of BlockWorks.

Nissan Turns Crossover into a Video Game Controller

Nissan Turns Crossover into a Video Game Controller
You probably read that title and thought, oh Nissan made a car that can control a driving game. That would be a flawed assumption because why use a parked Qashqai crossover to control a driving game when you could use said car to control a soccer video game instead?

The Alpha 2 Robot Wants to Be Your New Best Friend

The Alpha 2 Robot Wants to Be Your New Best Friend
There’s a new contender in the field of humanoid household robots. Ubtech Robotics has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its new Alpha 2 humanoid companion-bot. It wants in your life and in your house so it can be your new bestest buddy.

Live Time Closed Captioning System: Spellcaster

Live Time Closed Captioning System: Spellcaster
Last year we featured Captioning on Glass, an application that uses Google Glass and an Android device to translate speech to text in real time. Now a group of teenagers claim they can provide us with a device that has the same capabilities.

MotionKit Teaches Computerized Motion: CNC Jane Run

MotionKit Teaches Computerized Motion: CNC Jane Run
CNC machines have been around for decades, but the past few years have seen the rise of CNC machines for small-scale or personal use. If you’re interested in learning how exactly these machines work, check out MotionKit.

Live Action First Person Shooter 2: Dead Skype

Live Action First Person Shooter 2: Dead Skype
Back in August, Realm Pictures shared a live action zombie game where strangers on Chatroulette, Omegle and Skype controlled the hero while viewing the adventure from his perspective. The company is back with an even more wicked horror adventure, and this time it’s set in space.

Motus Motion-based Synthesizer: Shake it Off

Motus Motion-based Synthesizer: Shake it Off
A few days ago we talked about Mogees, a tiny digital musical instrument that triggers sound by vibration. The Motus is another unorthodox yet intuitive portable instrument. It lets you create or trigger sounds by motion.

DIY Raspberry Pi Voice-activated Smart Mirror: Who’s the Makest of Them All?

DIY Raspberry Pi Voice-activated Smart Mirror: Who’s the Makest of Them All?
Videos about the future of consumer tech often feature interactive mirrors, windows and other glass surfaces. But you don’t have to wait for the future. With a bit of elbow grease and help from your fellow makers you can have your own high tech mirror today.

Futuristic Raspberry Pi Desk Computer: PiDesk

Futuristic Raspberry Pi Desk Computer: PiDesk
Here’s a fun project that uses two Raspberry Pi units. Frederick Vandenbosch made his PiDesk as his entry to Element 14’s Sci Fi Your Pi contest. The desk has a Raspberry Pi 2 B running Ubuntu MATE, while the futuristic furniture’s hidden controls are powered by a Raspberry Pi B+.

Prototype Software Autocompletes Hand-drawn Animation: AutoCAA

Prototype Software Autocompletes Hand-drawn Animation: AutoCAA
A group of scientists have come up with a system that makes hand-drawn animation much less tedious for novices. Their software analyzes your drawing in real time and then shows an overlay of what you might want to draw next, giving you the option to accept or reject its suggestions.

AirConsole Browser Based Video Game Platform: Bronsole

AirConsole Browser Based Video Game Platform: Bronsole
PC gamers have a ton of options, from simple Flash games to wallet-emptying simulators. Swiss company N-Dream AG believes it can carve a new niche for itself by providing an idiotproof way to enjoy multiplayer party games on PCs.

Real-Time Facial Expression Transfer: Virtual Face/Off

Real-Time Facial Expression Transfer: Virtual Face/Off
In the near future, you may be able to make yourself speak in any language, or have video proof of your friend saying he loves to eat poop. It’s all thanks to a new tracking and animation system that can transfer the facial movements of one person into a photorealistic CGI rendering of another person’s face, all in real time.

Mogees Turns Any Object Into Any Musical Instrument: Play All the Things!

Mogees Turns Any Object Into Any Musical Instrument: Play All the Things!
There are different gadgets that can turn bodies, steering wheels or food into musical instruments. Now you can turn pretty much any rigid solid object into an instrument using just one device: Mogees. Mogees consists of a very sensitive contact microphone and an iOS app.

ZeroPi Helps You Build Robots with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

ZeroPi Helps You Build Robots with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Robots are awesome, and if I had the time and hardware, I would definitely build some cool ‘bots to amble around the house and scare the crap out of my kids. That would be awesome. If you like to build robots, a new device has landed on Kickstarter that you might want to add to your parts collection.

Robo Wunderkind Modular Robot Kit: Snaptron

Robo Wunderkind Modular Robot Kit: Snaptron
Robo Wunderkind aims to do for robots what littleBits and other newbie-friendly electronic kits are doing for gadgets. Made by Robo Technologies Inc., the robot kit is made of modules that snap together with the help of a simple adapter.

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