It seems like it has been a very long time since Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was in theaters. If you have kids that are fans of dinosaurs and the movie, they will love this Alpha Training Blue RC robot.
Looking to take your Christmas tree lights to the next level this holiday season? While there are already plenty of LED light strings on the market, the ones I’ve seen in stores generally offer very basic color selections.
Are you ready for the cutest Pikachu toy ever? The HelloPika Pikachu Talking Robot Toy is an interactive plaything that will melt your heart. It delivers an interactive, responsive experience for both kids and adults. It looks like Pikachu, and talks like Pikachu, and will respond to you.
When you call HelloPika, the robot will move its head in your direction and light up its rosy cheeks.
You probably remember the 1998 movie Big, where Tom Hanks played on a giant electronic piano keyboard at the F.A.O. Schwarz toy store in New York City. Everyone knows it. It’s a classic scene that people love.
Her was an interesting movie, to say the least. It’s difficult to understand how someone could fall in love and develop a relationship with an operating system, but we might just see more of that happening with the release of EmoSPARK.
Over the years, we’ve featured some pretty incredible cakes (and cupcakes) here on Technabob, but to date, we’ve never seen one that had projected, interactive images on it. Well, Disney, being Disney, has been working on the idea for a few years now, and recently was awarded a patent for the technology.
The patent abstract reads as follows:
A method for digitally augmenting or enhancing a food product such as the surface or top of a cake or other edible object.
You might remember the interactive music poster that can play short music recordings to advertise bands for a concert or event. There’s no music involved this time, though; rather, all that’s on the screen is a girl – who’s waiting for your kiss.
Punching bags can be a lot of things to people. For boxers, it’s something they usually beat the pulp out of when they train. For people working out, it’s something that will help them lose weight or burn calories while developing a whole host of other skills.
Using a variety of visual tricks, including projection mapping, props, and motion-tracking, Sony managed to create some of the most mind-blowing visual illusions I’ve ever seen on video, bringing to life a sort of virtual “holodeck” for us to feast our eyes on.
Daleks just got even scarier. The fine folks at the BBC’s R&D division have created a system in which Daleks in front of a TV can mimic the actions of the Daleks on the screen. In other words, when the Daleks on screen move towards their target, like the Doctor for instance, so will the model in your living room.
Spotted at SIGGRAPH 2010, this interactive art display might just look like a pile of sand, but stick your hands in it, and a variety of creepy crawly insects come to life.
Thankfully, these nasty many-legged creatures aren’t real.
Made by Steven Zhou and Syed Olmer Gilani of the National University of Singapore’s Interactive Multimedia Lab, What You Write Is What You Get (WYWIWYG) is a visual way of learning about language. Just like 5th Cell’s critically-acclaimed DS game Scribblenauts, WYWIWYG can analyze written words and come up with a virtual representation of the corresponding object.
Even the set-up is a bit DS-like.
The tamagotchi generation is about to have kids. To prepare them, there’s the Gravida Nurse Prenatal Education Device!
The generation that grew up with tamagotchis, video games, and the internet isn’t about to research kids and babies in books or – God forbid – the internet!
The Yotaro baby simulator is a new kind of interactive robot that is used to teach people about childcare and parenting.
This is nothing new, as there are small baby-simulator dolls available to do this to prospective parents already.
Visual novels aren’t quite the same deal in the west as they are in Japan, which is why we don’t get incredible titles like 428. Occasionally, however, some developer throws us a bone, and this time, it’s in the shape of Bionic Heart.
Bionic Heart is an interactive story with up to 24 endings available for the completionists.