Tagged: cool

Introducing Leap

Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.

This isn’t a game system that roughly maps your hand movements.  The Leap technology is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market — at any price point. Just about the size of a flash drive, the Leap can distinguish your individual fingers and track your movements down to a 1/100th of a millimeter.

This is like day one of the mouse.  Except, no one needs an instruction manual for their hands.

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Timesheets to the Wind

JWT Brazil have turned mundane into fundane (sorry) by incentivising the filling in of timesheets WITH BEER!

It seems that the entire agency has to have completed their timesheets for the fridge to open, but would you want to be the one man (ow woman) that stands between an entire agency and their beer?

Either way… I love it. Can’t wait to install one in my office. Not sure I’ll bother with the locking mechanism though.

A New Trailer Rises (plus Prometheus)

What an epic way to start the week.

Not only did Sunday night take us to the far ends of the Earth… nay, universe with the latest trailer in Ridley Scott‘s eagerly anticipated Aliens prequel Prometheus but yesterday Christopher Nolan blessed us with tension building teaser for the last instalment of the Dark Knight trilogy, TheDark Knight Rises.

And here they both are:

Prometheus – International launch trailer

This was probably one of the most effectively publicised trailer releases I have ever witnessed, mainly thanks to Zeebox (your TV sidekick). To rally support for both the upcoming film and TV’s  rapidly growing social partner, Zeebox, they ran a ticket giveaway awarding a lucky few Tweeters that hashtagged #AreYouWatchingThis and #Zeebox during the initial airing of the trailer on Channel4. By the looks of things on Twitter it would appear hundreds tuned in not to watch Showtime’s new hit TV series Homeland but instead to sit through the ads (WIN!).

The Dark Knight Rises – Trailer #3

And if you thought it couldn’t get any better, Nolan releases more footage of the legendary Dark Knight, featuring more explosion, more characters, more plot and more atmosphere than a basketball match against real Bears and Raptors.
If you were to ask me, which you didn’t but you’re getting it anyway. I think he gave away a little too much, especially that last little snippet (if you haven’t got there yet, don’t ruin it for yourself). It also helped reassure me that despite Bane having only a fraction of his titan based body, Tom Hardy is still going to make him an enemy to remember AND that Anne Hathaway will indeed make a shit Catwoman.

(Thanks to @VickyHinault for the Dark Knight trailer)

iPad Joystick!

Apologies for a quick post, I am currently holidaying in Spain and there is a small group of old people that are just  about to have their ace handed to them on the tennis court (see what I did there?).

Anyway, look… You can get a joystick for your iPad.

Oh yes, I’ve decided to refer to any device supporting such awesome retro mechanics as a JiPad, it would have been Joypad but they already exist.

So here is more information and links to purchase from ThinkGeek.

Give your stubby digits a bionic upgrade

Bring your tablet-based gaming to the next level with the JOYSTICK-IT Tablet Arcade Stick. The JOYSTICK-IT gives you a real physical joystick for increased precision with touchscreen based games. Simply press down to attach the JOYSTICK-IT to your tablet based computer’s screen for improved gaming. No wires or batteries needed.

The JOYSTICK-IT works with thousands of different game apps. Any game that has an on-screen control pad of some kind is perfect for the JOYSTICK-IT. Simply run your game of choice, place the JOYSTICK-IT over the on-screen control pad and push down. The JOYSTICK-IT sticks to the glass of your display and is ready for action. The lightweight solid milled-aluminum construction of the JOYSTICK-IT adds more precise movement and faster response time for enhanced playability. When you’re done, simply pull-up on the JOYSTICK-IT to remove from the screen.

    

 

Hardware Compatibility
The JOYSTICK-IT works with any device which features a capacitive touchscreen. This includes the iPad™ and many Android™ tablets. The JOYSTICK-IT will work with mobile phones that have capacitive touchscreen displays, however it may not be ideal for this purpose because of its size.

 

Game Compatibility
The JOYSTICK-IT will work with any game that features a virtual on-screen control pad of some kind. Games that use swiping, swipe-style joypads, joypads with variable on-screen locations, or complex finger based gestures will not work properly with the JOYSTICK-IT.

Product Features

  • Add a real physical joystick to your tablet computer for enhanced gaming precision
  • Works with thousands of different games
  • No wires or batteries required
  • Removable and reposition-able. Will not harm your screen.
  • Solid milled-aluminum construction
  • Laser etched crosshair design on top of stick adds thumb traction
  • Invented and designed by ThinkGeek
  • Patent Pending design
  • Games seen in demo video include:
    • Pac Man (Make Sure to set control to “Joystick” in game options)
    • Edge (Make Sure to set control to Arrows in game option)
    • Reckless Racing HD
    • iDracula
    • Ridge Racer
    • iFighter
    • ToyShop
    • Dig Dug Remix
    • CubedRR HD
    • Space Blast HD
    • Galaga Remix
    • Babylonian HD
    • Monster Dash
    • Soosiz HD
    • MX Mayhem
    • Vector Racing

 

iPad™ is a Registered Trademark of Apple, Inc.. Android™ is a Registered Trademark of Google, Inc.. This product is not an officially licensed product from Apple, Inc. or Google, Inc..


 Thank you ThinkGeek

Cogoo – Turntable Rider

Cogoo, are a Japanese bike lending/hiring/giving company… Well I don’t know, I heard they did clever things with bikes and technology, slightly similar to London’s Barclays Bikes… But then I saw something that no floppy haired moyoron could ever accomplish:

Turntable Rider

You can discover more here.

Or watch the ‘making of’ here (i.e. below).

Twisted Valentines

To celebrate the most romantic day of the year, Machinima and PlayStation have created a viral site to promote one of their most unromantic games ever… Twisted Metal.

On February 14th (or… ‘Valentines Day’) you can join the queue to take your turn blowing the shit out of the classic Twisted Metal Ice Cream truck.

Shoot My Truck

 

The script is as excellent as I assume the budget was. This seems to be a no holes barred twisted blow out and honestly… I could not have wished for a better Valentines present.

I also stumbled across this beautifully romantic video from Twisted Metal’s own Sweet Tooth:

Be Mine

Strangely it seems to have noting to do with the Shoot My Truck campaign. But it still looks amazing, creates a great atmosphere and is kinda funny.