Check out this pitch for Office 365–a parody of GMail. Amusing. I personally love my Gmail, especially augmented with MailPlane. I can’t wait to see if Google retaliates. Enjoy!
The Observer put together this video compilation of the coolest Kinect hacks so far. They range from the goofy to the downright cool. The original article has links to many of the individual projects. Well worth the 2 minutes of viewing time. (Via Kinect hackers take control of the action | Technology | The Observer.)
An interesting article on Winster–a social game site for the older set. The site uses collaboration, not competition, to foster friendships and the occasional romance. Eighty percent of the 2 million Winster players are over 45. Similarly, 80% are female. Users of this casual game site win points that can be traded in for real [...]
On the lighter side, dancing robots courtesy Parrot’s AR flying drones. I played with their drone product at GDC 2010 and it’s quite impressive. But they appear to be struggling to find the killer app (other than spying on your neighbors). Their shooting game isn’t all that exciting, in my humble opinion. Via MacLife.
Nerdcore – The Healing Blade Although I spend a great deal of time featuring digital-games based learning, I have an interest in anything that makes learning more enjoyable. Here is an example I read about over the weekend (although I haven’t played the game myself). Infectious disease is a tough topic to tackle in medical [...]
I noticed several tweets on the use of Microsoft Kinect to control actions in off-the-shelf video games (e.g. World of Warcraft) and decided to check it out. Watch this impressive video from USC Institute of Creative Technologies. Controlling video games in this way opens up a whole new world of possibilities–I’m especially enthusiastic about combining [...]
I wonder what AutoDesk (owner of Maya and Max 3D creation tools) plans to do with WildPockets. Perhaps they are getting into the content delivery space to allow their Maya and Max users a venue to use the assets they create. Thanks to Seriosity for this tweet DEMO 2008 video of WildPockets
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