(credit: screenshot from Mini Crossbow Shooting Targets video)
you can laugh all you want about this miniature crossbow but it can really pack a punch with an well aimed shot. don’t believe? check out the test shots video after the break. constructed out of 22K gold and solid sterling silver body, this cute little weapon has a steel bow and string. power aside, this miniature weapon looks awesomely stunning and if you are not using it to hurt anybody it will certainly make a cool display piece. Continue reading Awesomely Made Mini Crossbow Might Hurt You Bad→
(credit: screenshot from Wireless Mirroring From iPhone to TV video)
awhile back we saw 1080p steaming from iPad 2 to a HDTV, now Israel-based Olion Technology has a case that will let you stream from your iPhone to a HDTV. check out the demo video after the break. this wireless solution, dubbed the Moov, for iPhone is also a case that protects your iPhone. aside from the circuitry that includes the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) built-in the case, it also has a removable rechargeable battery that provide some extended usage time for your iPhone. i am partially sold due to the fact that Olion Technology fails to address the hardware requirement for the TV’s end. needless to say, you will need to have a TV that’s capable of receiving the wireless stream from the iPhone with the Moov case but we need details on that end. Continue reading Moov case enables wireless streaming from iPhone to TV→
we had a good laugh at Google’s GMAIL Motion. it turns out that the folks over at the University of Southern California did actually make it work. so is it for real this time round? check out the video after jump and judge for yourself. these dudes from the Institute of Creative Technologies or ICT has made Google’s joke a reality with the use of Microsoft Kinect, employing the same (fantasy, i say) gestures as Google has suggested in their April Fools’ Day video. while i enjoy this video, i still have doubt if this is even real.
somehow the acronyms FAAST (Flexible Action and Articulated Skeleton Tookit) and SLOOW (Software Library Optimizing Obligatory Waving), does make me feel that this is yet another joke. however, the video also quantify that “this application is pretty ridiculous. however, the software powering it is real.” i still don’t know what to make out of this video. so, is it real or not? in anyway, if you are still not aware of the Google’s joke, you might want to check it out HERE.
in this video shot for a Post Digital Brief at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, depicts an iPad created out of plasticine and its functionality shown through a stop motion video. pretty cool. check out the video after the jump. what do you know? at least this video shows how an iPad will be like in 3D. plasticine modeling skills aside, this is a pretty well made stop motion video clip. i’m pretty sure Wallace will like to have one of these.
April Fools’ Day is gone as fast as it comes. we are not going to talk about the pranks that people have came up with. instead, we thought this prank by Google was really cool – it is called GMAIL Motion where user uses motion to do just about everything when working with their email. the idea is cool but our favorite ‘motion’ is the “lick a stamp and place it down” to send a message. it’s hilarious. check out the video after the jump. we are pretty sure you will enjoy the video as much as we do. that’s if you haven’t watch it yet.
when you were a kid, you probably had one of those rubber band firing hand gun. now that we have all grown up, we deserve something better than a single shot rubber gun. well, this is exactly what the Rubber Band Gatling Gun does. it can unload all its 100 rubber bands (one at a time, of course) on your unsuspecting target as fast as your hand can crank. yes, it does reminds us of the Gatling Gun of the yesteryear where cranking is required. machined out of mainly solid billet aluminum and power coated, this weapon of choice for any rubber band battle shoots size 64 rubber bands and it is safe enough for point-blank shooting. it’s just for your info, not that we encourage you to do that. catch this beautiful piece of toy in action in the video after the jump. in case, you feel that the fire power is lacking, you can request Gadgets and Gears for longer barrels which will boost its rubber-fire power.
you can get yours for a cool $499 from Gadgets and Gears. it is also worthy to note that this is a custom-built toy which would requires a two week lead time. at least, you know where the $499 goes.
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(credit: screenshot from Custom PS3 Wireless Namco Gun Controller Mod video)
Netmoe is a serious Call of Duty gamer and he demand the best out of his gaming controllers which prompted him to custom this PS3 wireless Namco gun controller. while giving his NERF gun a paint job, he thought why not mashed up a NERF gun with a PS3 wireless controller? however, after accessing the NERF gun, he found it to be an unsuitable candidate. eventually, he managed to source a Namco wired PS3 gun controller which he proceeds to gut it and squeeze the innards from a PS3 wireless controller in. Netmoe even topped it off with a nice camouflage paint job and a NERF gun rail which enables it to attach a NERF gun sight. Netmoe’s Namco gun-PS3 dual shock controller mashed up has all the buttons of the original PS3 controller plus an additional ‘X’ button located on the left side of the gun handle allowing for running and jumping at the same time. check out the video of Netmoe’s build process after the jump. Continue reading Namco gun got mashed up with PS3 dual shock contoller→
(credit: screenshot from ‘Wireless Mirroring with an iPad 2’ video)
when Eric Govoruhk and Kelly McAteer was tasked to make their client’s iPad 2 Keynote presentation smoother without being tethered to a VGA cable, this was the result: a full HD 1080p video mirroring by using a wireless HDMI transmitter and a USB battery pack. check out the demo run of their contraption in action in the video after the jump. the duo fabricated the housing themselves and most of the parts are off the shelf components. which is a good news, cos’ it means that you can build one yourself too. Eric and Kelly will be sharing their instruction once they have their gadget finalized. i wonder if it will work with the original iPad? cos’ i want to build one myself as i won’t be switching to the iPad 2 anytime soon.
a less than 30 second video that has four badminton players in a double match using light sabers instead of your regular badminton rackets. catch the fun video after the jump. worth the watch, if it isn’t, then it will be just 25 seconds of your life that you can’t get back. what have you gotta lose? of course, these dudes don’t actually use light sabers but its a layered-over effect complete with familiar light saber sound. if light sabers technology were to be believed, then this would probably be one bloody badminton match. check out it.
(image credit: screenshot from ‘The Witness’ trailer)
movies have changed vastly since its invention in 1880. since then, the film industry have progressed from black & white moving images to vividly colored motion pictures to 3D. however, regardless of the technology, a movie is still a film where we sit and watch, and that’s it. last year, we reported about ‘Turbulence’, the first ‘hyper-narrative interactive movie‘ or HNIM, where viewers play a part in the outcome of a movie by inputting decision in various critical scenes in the movie. now, NBC Universal in Germany pushes the boundary of interactive movie further with its augmented reality film.
(image credit: screenshot from ‘The Witness’ trailer) pointing the iPhone at the set, viewer sees the story unfolds
as part of the relaunching of Universal 13 in Germany, a movie entitled ‘The Witness‘ is made which allows viewer to immerse in the movie using augmented reality via an iPhone. German viewers applied to participate in this interactive crime thriller movie via online, and the selected participants get to play a part in the movie using their smartphones. the participants hold up their device at the physical scene, at a predefined spot and the scene plays out on their smartphone, overlay on the set that they are pointing at. viewers will not just sit back (in this case, stand) and watch but they have to travel around Berlin as the movie progresses, interacted with other participants and be involved in data collections, in order to save the day or break a day.
(image credit: screenshot from ‘The Witness’ trailer) depending on the viewer’s decision, he or she may ended up at gun point
unlike Tel Aviv’s HNIM, viewers will be closely connected to the actions in the film. it is certainly going to be a crime thriller that will make you sweat, literally. the first ‘The Witness’ has already played out, but if you happens to be in Germany, you will have another shot at being part of the thriller to be played out on the April 9th, 2011. check out the trailer of this exciting innovative movie experience after the break. by the way, if you are lucky in enough to participate in the next screening, we hope you won’t get to hear the statement “you shouldn’t have trusted me” (in German, of course).