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VUZE Camera is an “Affordable” VR Movie Makers Dream

VUZE Camera is an “Affordable” VR Movie Makers Dream
So you got yourself a VR headset and have decided this medium is for you. Now you want to make your own 360-degree virtual reality video content. It’s not a cheap proposition to get into making your own VR content because you need some very specialized hardware and software to do it properly.

Nikon’s Tiny KeyMission360 Action Camera Shoots 360º Video: Annuit Surf Vids

Nikon’s Tiny KeyMission360 Action Camera Shoots 360º Video: Annuit Surf Vids
Nikon’s New Year’s surprise is the KeyMission 360, a hybrid device that combines the ability to take 360º videos and still photos with the size and durability of an action camera. As of this writing, Nikon hasn’t revealed a lot of specifics regarding the device.
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Zombait Robotic Fishing Lure Makes Dead Bait Move: The Swimming Dead

Zombait Robotic Fishing Lure Makes Dead Bait Move: The Swimming Dead
Live bait makes it easier to catch bigger predatory fish, but they’re more expensive than dead bait and obviously need to be kept alive until they’re used. That’s why veteran commercial fisherman Rink Varian thought of Zombait, a device that makes dead fish move underwater.

Derby the Dog Gets New 3D Printed Legs

Derby the Dog Gets New 3D Printed Legs
Sadly, Derby the dog was born with a deformity that left him without the ability to walk without some sort of assistance. Derby had an initial set of 3D printed prosthetics that allowed him to get around, but weren’t perfect.

Gesture Control App for Wearable Devices: Watch This!

Gesture Control App for Wearable Devices: Watch This!
A few years ago, we saw that Microsoft’s Kinect sensor could be used to control a quadcopter with hand gestures. In the future, we might be able to do that and more using wearable devices, thanks to Taiwanese company PVD+.

LG Betting Big on OLED TV for 2016

LG Betting Big on OLED TV for 2016
CES 2016 starts this coming week, and it looks like LG will be doubling down on OLED as the next big display technology for the living room. In preparation for the upcoming electronics show, I like to do some preliminary research, and came across numerous LG OLED display models which recently were granted Wi-Fi certification.

Using Sound Localization for Navigation: Over Hear!

Using Sound Localization for Navigation: Over Hear!
Voice-guided navigation makes it a lot easier for drivers to follow directions for map applications. But a group of Electrical & Computer Engineering students from Cornell University have come up with a more intuitive solution. They created a hat-mounted navigation device that guides you by producing sound that appears to come from the direction of your destination.

HaptoClone Creates Reflections That Have Haptic Feedback: Ghost with a Shell

HaptoClone Creates Reflections That Have Haptic Feedback: Ghost with a Shell
Researchers from The University of Tokyo’s Shinoda – Makino Lab have created a mind-blowing device that clones both images and low amounts of haptic feedback. In other words, it creates reflections that you can “touch” and can “touch” you back.

Unreal Engine 4 Augmented Reality Plugin: Unreal4AR

Unreal Engine 4 Augmented Reality Plugin: Unreal4AR
Epic’s Unreal Engine is mainly used to create video games, but now it can also be used to create augmented reality apps, thanks to Adam Horvath and his plugin for Unreal Engine 4. Adam’s Unreal4AR is based on the open source augmented reality SDK ARToolKit.

DIY 3D Printed Digital Sundial: Glow-in-the-light

DIY 3D Printed Digital Sundial: Glow-in-the-light
Nearly all sundials tell the time by using a gnomon’s shadow as the hour hand. But this very cool sundial by Thingiverse member Mojoptix displays the time like a digital timepiece. Mojoptix used OpenSCAD to design a gnomon with many tiny holes.

Deal: WALTR Audio/Video Uploader

Deal: WALTR Audio/Video Uploader
Out of the box, iOS devices can only play a handful of audio file formats. But if you’ve got files in other formats, you have to convert them, then bring them into iTunes, then sync them to your devices.

Review: Sony DSC-RX100 IV Professional Point-and-Shoot Camera

Review: Sony DSC-RX100 IV Professional Point-and-Shoot Camera
For several years now, the Sony DSC-RX100 digital camera has been lauded as the king of point-and-shoots, packing near-DSLR quality photography into a camera that can fit into your pocket. Over the years, Sony has revised the camera several times, and we’re now on the 4th generation of the diminutive, but powerful shooter, the RX100 Mark IV.

You Can Control This Family’s Christmas Lights: Twitch Plays Light Op

You Can Control This Family’s Christmas Lights: Twitch Plays Light Op
For many people, Christmas is one of the rare times when they can be with their loved ones. For Ken and Rebecca-Ellen Woods of Fairbanks, Alaska, it’s also an opportunity to connect with virtual visitors from all over the world.

LineFORM Shape-changing Robot: Jake the Snake

LineFORM Shape-changing Robot: Jake the Snake
Applications allow PCs and mobile devices to serve different functions. But what if your gadget could change its physical form too? That’s the idea behind LineFORM, a proof of concept robot by Ken Nakagaki, Sean Follmer and Hiroshi Ishii of MIT’s Tangible Media Group.

DIY Raspberry Pi LED Matrix Display: PiXels

DIY Raspberry Pi LED Matrix Display: PiXels
Need a cheap display for your Raspberry Pi? Or perhaps you’re building a Times Square for ants? Then check out this guide by Adafruit’s Tony Dicola. The project is based around Adafruit’s RGB Matrix HAT for the Raspberry Pi, which makes it easy to power and output to daisy chained LED matrices.

Blitzkrieg Speed Chess Eliminates Turns but Adds Cooldown to Pieces: Twitchess

Blitzkrieg Speed Chess Eliminates Turns but Adds Cooldown to Pieces: Twitchess
A couple of years ago, QWOP creator Bennett Foddy made a multiplayer variant of speed chess in which everyone could move their pieces at the same time. It makes for hilarious and hectic games, especially if there are many players.
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