Smartwatches are becoming the new “it” thing in the tech community. Everyone seems to be working on one because the industry seems to think they’re the next big device everyone’s going to want to have. New photos of Korean patents that were registered between March and May might point to a smartwatch design Samsung’s cooking up.
BlackMagic’s Cinema Camera is one of the premier cameras on the market. It shoots 2.5k video, allowing for professional quality production by anyone who can wield the camera with some sort of precision, however the price tag has kept a lot of people away. BlagicMagic is seeking to rectify the problem by dropping the price from $2,995 to $1,995.
Supertoy Robotics have this month launched a new project on Kickstarter which offers backers the ability to pledge for the world’s first natural talking teddy bear, called Supertoy Teddy.
The Supertoy Teddy has been designed to have a mind of its own and the ability to hold real conversations with those who speak to it. Check out the videos after the jump to see the Supertoy Teddy in action.
It’s not really much of a surprise. Every gamer knows that summer is when gaming usually falls off for a bit, but a 15% drop in retail sales in one month is still huge when hundreds of millions are involved. Total spending on video games in the U.S. last month was $1.2 billion, only about 50% of which was made up of physical sales.
Where’d gamers take their business? Mobile games have seen sharp increases in revenue over the last few months, causing many gaming journalists to wonder if mobile gaming is slowly taking over the market. Although the main reason they’re so speculative is because the real answer is much less interesting.
A new innovative and very original style of printer based on a pen plotter has been created by the Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories called the WaterColorBot and has been designed to provide a friendly and educational art robot that paints with watercolors.
The WaterColorBot uses vector artwork on your PC to create its master pieces and can even follow you movements in real time as you sketch. Watch as the WaterColorBot wets its bruch, selects the right colour of paint, and paints before your eyes.
A new iPad app has been created by LND Games called ColorBand, that has been designed to use the tablets front facing camera with great effect, enabling children to draw their own interactive musical instruments transforming pictures into sound.
The new ColorBand application not only allows you to play sounds in mid air using the iPads camera, but also provides complete sound sandbox and art creation tool. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the ColorBand app and see it in action.
We’ve featured many weird and wonderful Lego creations here on Geek Gadgets over the years but now Lego master builder Carl Merriman has created a fully functional Lego microscope.
Carl has been building with Lego for over 27 years and his latest creation was inspired by the Lego X-Pod sets, which have now unfortunately been discontinued.
If you enjoy a good Nerf gun battle then you are sure to want to get your hands on one of these awesome Nerf Sentry Guns which has been created by Instructables user BrittLiv.
The Nerf Sentry Gun consists of a Nerf Vulcan gun, a stand, a motor and a laptop, and is reminiscent of the laptop controlled auto sentry guns which we used by the Marines in the Aliens movie. check out the BDO after the jump to see the awesome Nerf sentry gun in action.
Right now the gaming community is dominated by three companies – Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. It’s been that way since Microsoft came out with the Xbox more than a decade ago; however, a new player may come onto the scene to challenge the three for gaming’s top spot. Google is apparently working on a gaming system of its own.
The system will operate via an Android operating system while supporting all of the newest cross title games too. Reportedly, this is in response to rumors that Apple is trying to develop a gaming console of their own.
Lego master builder Paweł “Sariel” Kmiec has released a video of his latest Lego creation in the form of a Lego SR-71 Blackbird cold war spy plane.
The Lego SR-71 Blackbird has been motorised and can be controlled by joystick and measures 73.6cm in length and is a close miniature replica to the original beast that was capable of flying at Mach 3. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
If you enjoy building electronic devices and love the Raspberry Pi mini PC this new RAPIRO Raspberry Pi Robot Kit might be the perfect project for you.
The RAPIRO Raspberry Pi Robot Kit has been designed to accommodate a Raspberry Pi mini PC as its brain in the head of the robot and comes with a total of 12 servo motors, one for its neck, one in the waist, four for the two feet, and the final six for its two arms.
During the last World Cup, in 2010, FIFA televised 25 of the 64 matches in 3D on ESPN 3D. However, times have changed in just over three years. ESPN 3D is likely to be closed down before the 2014 World Cup, and anyone’s chance to watch games in 3D might go right along with it. While there are currently a number of broadcasters interested in showing the games in 3D, FIFA is currently reviewing the cost of such an endeavor and might decide to simply focus on HD instead.
At the moment, 4K Ultra HD is being tested during the Confederation Cup – which is kind of like an unofficial precursor to the World Cup. Sony, who was a major proponent for 3D in the past, is now pushing 4K instead.