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Tag: Webcam

Camspace Turns Any Object Into a Controller

Camspace Turns Any Object Into a Controller
Almost a week ago, Kotaku’s Brian Crecente wrote an article regarding the re-emergence of video game peripherals, spurred on by the success of Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and of course the Wii. In the article, Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter was quoted as saying, “I think the problem with all peripherals is that you have to make them reusable.

Wall-E Windows Computer Casemod Gets Touchscreen Tummy

Wall-E Windows Computer Casemod Gets Touchscreen Tummy
After listening to his startup sound, I always figured that Wall-E ran on Mac OS. I guess I was wrong. From the looks of this casemod, the little yellow robot that could runs Windows XP. Modder Jonathan Berg put together this Wall-E PC mod that comes complete with a 7-inch touchscreen monitor inside his belly.

Mini Augmented Reality Ads Hit Newstands

Mini Augmented Reality Ads Hit Newstands
This amazing new advertisement for MINI uses augmented reality (AR) technology to create a truly interactive media piece out of a 2-dimensional magazine ad. Using AR tracking technology, as you hold the ad up to your computer’s webcam, you’ll see a 3-D model of a MINI Cabrio convertible that moves as you turn the sheet of paper around.

Mimo 7-Inch LCD Monitor Perfect for Extra Menus

Mimo 7-Inch LCD Monitor Perfect for Extra Menus
Ever need just a little more real estate on your computer screen? I certainly could. I spend an inordinate amount of time using programs like Photoshop and Flash, and could always use an extra place to put all those little palettes and menus.

Tie Fighter Webcam: Darth Vader has His Eye on You

Tie Fighter Webcam: Darth Vader has His Eye on You
Star Wars fans rejoice! Now you can let Darth Vader keep watch on your every move as he pilots this pint-sized TIE Fighter Advanced X1 webcam onto desk. The TIE Fighter camera not only captures audio, video and images, but lights up and features digitized sound effects taken directly from the Star Wars movies.

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.

Antique Camera Conceals Webcam

Antique Camera Conceals Webcam
Looking at its boxy leatherette exterior, you might think this was an old camera from the 1920s or 30s. But you’d be wrong. In fact, it’s a digital webcam that you can hook up to your computer for capturing video.

R2-D2 Webcam to Drive Star Wars Fanboys Crazy

R2-D2 Webcam to Drive Star Wars Fanboys Crazy
Everyone’s favorite little trash-can droid can now be a regular occupant of your home or office, thanks to the new R2-D2 webcam. The little guy is a pretty accurate replica of the famous droid, complete with authentic movie sound effects.

Big Eye Webcam Not Messing Around

Big Eye Webcam Not Messing Around
This new webcam has a huge lens that lets you zoom in on tour subjects from far away. While they don’t say what the zoom ratio is, it’s clear that the telephoto lens increases the range substantially over most webcams.

Mirror Webcam Lets You Look at Your Favorite Person

Mirror Webcam Lets You Look at Your Favorite Person
Here’s the ultimate gadget for narcissists. This new webcam from Japan’s Thanko features a one-way mirror as it’s main design feature. The device has a hidden camera behind the mirror that lets you admire your own beautiful mug while you chat with your friends across the Interweb.

Geekpark Webcams Frighten Me

Geekpark Webcams Frighten Me
I know these new webcams are supposed to be playful and cute, but their zombie-like gazes and weird headgear just creep me out. Their belly-mounted cameras and butt-mounted USB connectors really push the weird factor over the edge.

Worst Webcam Ever: the Stuffed Bear Cam

Worst Webcam Ever: the Stuffed Bear Cam
Japan’s SolidAlliance, known for producing odd, food-inspired USB flash drives, has really outdone themselves this time with what could be the most heinous computer accessory ever. The stuffed bear cam attempts to make passers by smile.

Robot Web Cam and Asimo: Separated at Birth?

Robot Web Cam and Asimo: Separated at Birth?
This USB robot web cam bears more than a passing resemblance to Honda’s famous little humanoid robot, Asimo. Unlike Asimo, however, the USB Robot Cam has white LED eyes and red LED ears that illuminate when the lights go down.

Xbox Live Vision Camera Accidentally Sold a Month Early

Xbox Live Vision Camera Accidentally Sold a Month Early
Scheduled for a September 19th release, the Xbox Live Vision camera add-on was accidentally put out on the shelves of a Toys R Us store on August 18th, and this lucky buyer managed to get his hands on one over a month early.