3D is finally going away (YAY!) and game developers are moving on to the next big technological breakthrough that has the possibility to change gaming as we know: virtual reality. This breakthrough comes primarily from the very impressive Oculus Rift, which has already taken modern AAA titles like Hawken and allowed players to experience it in a never-before-seen experience.
Deezer, a major French music streaming service that currently isn’t available in the US, is looking to expand and may work out a deal with Samsung. A report by Reuters says that the companies are looking at making a “commercial and industrial agreement” which may result in Samsung becoming a stake holder in Deezer.
If I told you Google tracked uploaded music you probably wouldn’t be surprised. The search engine giant has its hands in virtually everything nowadays, especially things that are virtual. However, it’s what Google’s done with this information that’s truly impressive. Google has created a musical timeline that shows the popularity over time of musical genres and even sub genres inside those genres.
Some of out reader might remember the awesome Rubber Band Machine Gun launched on Kickstarter by Alex Shpetniy and Brian Dinh just before the holiday break.
After a fantastic response from over 760 backers the Rubber Band Machine Gun is close to securing $100,000 in funding and has blasted past its original $5,000 target.
At this years CES 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas a new robot has been launched called the Ozobot which has been designed to be used with tablets and smartphones and works both on your tablets screen or physical surfaces.
The Ozobot has been designed to be a fun robotic gain peace that automatically moves whilst being used with companion and supported applications and games. Check out the video after the jump to see the new neat little Ozobot smart bot in action.
Parrot has unveiled a new addition to their range of flying drones this week in the form of the new Parrot MiniDrone which is being showcased at the CES 2014 consumer electronics show this week.
The Parrot MiniDrone is different to others in the range as it is capable of climbs walls, rolling across ceiling and has been created with a much smaller form factor than previous models. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Parrot MiniDrone project and see it in action.
Simpsons fans have been waiting for an official LEGO set forever now. I mean the show has been on for over 20 years now and nothing. Zero. But fans endured. They waited and waited. And waited. Waited some more. And finally we now have our first glimpse at the very first Simpsons LEGO set. And it looks like it was well worth the wait too.
Tao Wellness, a fitness tech company , has announced their new innovation today called the Tao WellShell. It’s an exercise device that tracks your progress via an Android or iOS app that you can download to your phone, much like many other fitness devices that have been released in the last year or so. The difference is that the Tao WellShell solely revolves around squeezing the device in a myriad of different ways.
Alex Shpetniy and Brian Dinh have created an awesome rubber band machine gun that is capable of holding 672 shots ready to unload and fires them at roughly a rate of 14 bands a second.
The body of the rubber band machine gun is constructed from birch plywood which is cut out on the CNC machine for accuracy. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the awesome rubber band machine gun project and see it in action.
A lot of people are ignoring the Chromecast, Google’s $35 device that fits into your TV’s HDMI port and allows you to watch practically anything and everything internet related, because right now there isn’t a ton of support for it. In what’s still largely an Apple and Microsoft driven world, not many people are looking to run Chrome. Google’s looking to change all that by expanding the Chromecast’s app lineup.
I don’t fully understand how BitCoin mining works, but the guys at KnCMiner apparently got it all figured out. They’ve created a machine they call Jupiter that they say is capable of mining BitCoins at 100 times the speed of their competitors.
It’s all made possible through four 28-nanometer chip-powered modular boards that are designed to keep going uninterrupted even if one of them fails. Each one is mounted with a giant fan that works constantly to keep the machine cool as it mines fast enough to make Snow White’s dwarfs jealous.
You may remember when we reported back in March that the 3Doodler had broken the $2 million mark on Kickstarter. Well the time has come for all the people who contributed, or at least contributed enough, to receive their copy of the device just in time for the holidays. Everyone else looking to buy the 3D printing pen for $99, which is quite reasonable, will have to wait until 2014, but wouldn’t it be nice to know whether or not the device even works?