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Motion-sensing Under Bed Lighting Saves Marriages

Motion-sensing Under Bed Lighting Saves Marriages
I love my dear wife, but she can be a real asshole sometimes. If I get out of bed in the dark to go to the bathroom, I stumble through the pitch black room, navigate the gaping maw of the pile of 57 shoes she never puts away that reside on my side of the bed, silently lift the lid, and then pee on the sides of the bowl so the splash doesn’t wake her.

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.
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Leap Motion Quick Switch App for Oculus Rift Toggles Between Real Life & Virtual Reality

Leap Motion Quick Switch App for Oculus Rift Toggles Between Real Life & Virtual Reality
Leap Motion, the company behind the eponymous hand motion sensor, have come up with a clever way to let Oculus Rift users see what’s in front of them without taking off the headset. It’s called Quick Switch, an app that switches the feed from the Oculus Rift to the infrared cameras of the Leap Motion sensor and vice versa with a simple gesture.

Robotic Spider Dress Reacts to Nearby People: Spider-Sense Tingling!

Robotic Spider Dress Reacts to Nearby People: Spider-Sense Tingling!
The Spider Dress isn’t as powerful as Peter Parker’s Spider-Sense, but it’s designed to react to potential danger as well. Designed by “technological couture” specialist Anouk Wipprecht, it has six spiky limbs on its shoulders that move based on the wearer’s mood and the movement of people around.

Pinć Phone VR Headset Comes with Motion Sensing Rings: Don’t VR & Drive

Pinć Phone VR Headset Comes with Motion Sensing Rings: Don’t VR & Drive
While the world awaits for the prophesied Oculus Rift to rise, we’re seeing more and more virtual reality headsets that use smartphones as their brain. However, most of these peripherals are content to provide you a case and a pair of lenses.

Flutter for Mac Lets You Pause and Play Via Hand Gestures, No Kinect Required

Flutter for Mac Lets You Pause and Play Via Hand Gestures, No Kinect Required
Until today the things we’ve seen that bear name Flutter are plain stupid – one of them intentionally so, but still. A new program for OS X devices is out to change that. Flutter for Mac lets you control playback on iTunes and Spotify simply by raising your hand.

Ben Heck Makes Motion Detecting Hand Sanitizer: No, He Didn’t Use a Kinect

Ben Heck Makes Motion Detecting Hand Sanitizer: No, He Didn’t Use a Kinect
Ben Heck may have earned fame and fortune (and possibly love) by creating custom video game devices, but that doesn’t mean that that’s all he’s good for. In the latest episode of The Ben Heck Show the master modder set his sights on a loftier goal – making sure hospital employees keep their hands clean.

Green Hisaver Power Strip Senses Motion to Save Power

Green Hisaver Power Strip Senses Motion to Save Power
Being geeky and green can be tough if you have a bunch of high-end power slurping computers running in your house. I like to leave my computer running all the time, so it can backup and do its business while I sleep.

Wii-Mote Controls Sony Psp

Wii-Mote Controls Sony Psp
I’m not sure why anyone would want to do this, but some guy has managed to interface his PSP with the Nintendo Wii motion-sensing controller. PSP hacker joesnose MacGyvered together a combination of the GlovePIE, iRShell and Nethostfs libraries to make it all play nicely.
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