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AUUG Motion Synth Turns iDevices into Dedicated Musical Instruments

AUUG Motion Synth Turns iDevices into Dedicated Musical Instruments
If you’re looking to make music with your iPhone or iPod Touch, check out this add-on, which looks pretty neat. The AUUG Motion Synth is a combination grip/case for your iDevice, which lets you use your hand and motion to play music.

AMBER 2 Robot Mimics Human Foot Movements

AMBER 2 Robot Mimics Human Foot Movements
We all know that humanoid robots roaming the streets aren’t that far away, but there are still plenty of kinks to be worked out of the designs. The AMBER 2 Robot does its best to emulate human foot movements, with the goal of making a machine that can walk on all sorts of terrain.
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TL1 Motion Simulator is Gaming Nirvana

TL1 Motion Simulator is Gaming Nirvana
I’m a big road racing fan and have played just about every racing video game out there. I particularly enjoy playing the full-on motion simulators when I’m at special events or arcades cool enough to have one.

Perpetual Motion Machine? Nah. Just a Cool Optical Illusion Courtesy of M.C. Escher

Perpetual Motion Machine? Nah. Just a Cool Optical Illusion Courtesy of M.C. Escher
This machine is claimed to be yet another one of those fabled “perpetual motion machines” that makes its way onto the Interweb every once in a while.

Joyride Atomic Motion Simulator: This + 3d Gaming = Awesome (or Vomit)

Joyride Atomic Motion Simulator: This + 3d Gaming = Awesome (or Vomit)
I’m not a fan of the current glasses-requiring 3D tech, but I’m sure even I would find it a blast to play a 3D game with the JoyRide Atomic A1 Ultra-Compact Motion Simulator. I know, I know, we’ve been fooled and seduced by epic-sounding product names before, but this one is more promising.

Flailing Around With Project Natal Not Limited to Xbox: It’S Coming to Windows

Flailing Around With Project Natal Not Limited to Xbox: It’S Coming to Windows
Fans of Minority Report, the interfaces in Neal Stephenson’s The Diamond Age, and other future tech freaks take note: in an interview with CNET, Bill Gates says Microsoft hopes to incorporate Project Natal, revealed at this year’s E3 Expo, into Windows.

The Future is Now: DIY Gesture-Controlled Tetris

The Future is Now: DIY Gesture-Controlled Tetris
If this year’s E3 is any indication (and it’s like, the indication), then motion controls are the future. If you’re cunning and good with wires, you can even experience the future now. This is pretty basic–as strange as it is to refer to motion controlled gaming as basic–considering this glove is just a holder for an accelerometer, so that the tilt and motion of the player’s hand and wrist is used to manipulate the pieces.

Vholdr Contourhd: the Helmet Cam Goes High-Def

Vholdr Contourhd: the Helmet Cam Goes High-Def
If you spend an inordinate amount of time off-road biking, downhill skiing, skydiving or something equally adventurous, here’s a great way to capture those thrilling moments of your life. The new VholdR ContourHD is a wearable HD camcorder that can shoot full 16:9 widescreen video to capture your daredevil moments in glorious high definition.

Ruben & Lullaby Opertoon – Strangest iPhone App (So Far)

Ruben & Lullaby Opertoon – Strangest iPhone App (So Far)
Ok, how’s this for a concept? Take two moody lovers on a park bench. Put them inside your iPhone or iPod Touch. Shake them vigorously. Watch the sparks fly. Yep, that’s the idea behind interactive artist Eric Loyer’s new iPhone app, Ruben & Lullaby.

Alter Ego 3d Facial Animations Are Really, Really, Real

Alter Ego 3d Facial Animations Are Really, Really, Real
This amazing combination of technology and graphical artistry makes for some of the most realistic and precise 3D animated facial expressions I’ve ever seen come out of a computer. Pendulum Studios’, AlterEgo division combines facial expression software, precision motion capture, and good old-fashioned artistry to reproduce the most minute facial movements you’ve ever seen on a digital actor.

Rgb + Xyz = Fun

Rgb + Xyz = Fun
I came across this nifty concept for an electronic plaything earlier this week and thought I’d share it with you guys. Steve Gilbertson’s interactive color cube uses a 3-axis accelerometer to detect movements and relays that information to a grid of brightly colored LEDs to create a portable light show in a box.

Faceapi: 3d Head Tracking With Any Webcam

Faceapi: 3d Head Tracking With Any Webcam
Here’s some pretty cool news which could provide entirely new ways to interact with your computer or game console. This new technology will enable automated 3-dimensional tracking of heads and faces using a webcam along with some very special tracking software.

Keynetik Motion Tech Enables One-Handed Interfaces

Keynetik Motion Tech Enables One-Handed Interfaces
Sure, there are lots of devices which are starting to embed motion sensors or touch screens to power new user interface paradigms. But this is the first time I’ve seen a motion-sensitive device which is designed to be operated entirely with one hand.

Zcam Tracks Gamer Movements and Images in 3d

Zcam Tracks Gamer Movements and Images in 3d
Taking a page from systems like the Sony EyeToy and the Nintendo Wii control scheme, this new camera from Israel’s 3DV Systems could bring gaming interaction to a whole new level. The company’s recently revealed ZCam is capable of not only capturing gamers’ most intricate gestures, but detecting full-body movements in three dimensions, without the need for the player to hold a controller.

Fentix Cube: Like Rubiks on Roids

Fentix Cube: Like Rubiks on Roids
Interactive artist Andrew Fentem created this cool electronic cube puzzle game loaded with colorful LEDs. The Fentix Cube is controlled by touch as well as through movement. While it’s designed as a platform, capable of playing a number of different games and puzzles, the interactive plaything happens to do a great job digitally emulating the old Rubik’s Cube.

I’ve Got My Eye on You

I’ve Got My Eye on You
Interactive artist Marcus Graf created this dramatic video display window which keeps a watchful eye on passersby. The piece, entitled I, ball used a webcam along with special processing software to detect people as they pass the display window.
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