Though most of the gadgets first pass through a “pre-planned” set of rumors and guessing tunnels before being officially announced by their makers yet Microsoft seems to have come above the false methods of marketing and henceforth the company silently announced the pricing of its Kinect bundle without any hoopla covering the press release.
Motion control is quite popular in games nowadays and Nintendo Wii has made a gaming revolution thanks to it. In order to follow their competitor Microsoft is working on Project Natal and as for Sony they are working on their new Move controller. Interesting thing is that there have been some speculations and that we might see the new Move controller this July.
Let’s face it, us geeks are not terribly fit. We’re really good at sitting in front of the computer, while our fingers and hands may be hard at work, not really any other part of our body is! So maybe this could help us out. Chris Hall from Pocket-lint have got a list of gadgets here which are not just fun gadgets in its own right but also provides ways (application) in which their technology could possibly help get us fit again.
I know quite alot of our readers here have the iPhone, the StepTrak Lite app from the App Store is free and is basically a pedometer on your iPhone. It’s not bad at all for those who may want to start ‘lite’ with some gentle walking first 🙂 , it’s free so why not give it a go?
Here’s a screenshot of StepTrak Lite:
If you thought the Lego V8 engine was cool, the Lego Safe is probably one of the best Lego gadgets we have featured here thus far. The Lego Safe is no gimmick and as you will see in the video, it really is a proper safe, don’t let the Lego bricks fool you into thinking that its only a toy. It’s got alot of neat features like digital display, motorised automatic locking and unlocking and closing / opening of the door, motion sensors and believe it or not, it has 30L of internal space for storage!
Put away your valuables in this Lego Mindstorms NXT Safe and nobody ever can get even close to it! This 6,5 Kilogram heavy weight SAFE has an electronic code lock. Five double digit codes are required to open the lock. The dial (left-hand wheel) is direction sensitive. Thus 35 to the left is something else than 35 to the right. Only one out of more than 305 Billion code combinations is unlocking the door!
Enjoy the video…
This is just some very limited news we have at the moment, but we’re receiving words that the ever so popular Nintendo handheld game console, the NDS could be getting a motion and tilt sensor with the new and upcoming Tony Hawk game. This speculated news is currently coming from Australia where the new game has appeared at the Australia Ratings Classification board aka OFLC and it’s called Tony Hawk’s Motion. The game itself will be G rated, some say that all this speculation does fit with what Activision have already said, that the new game in question will launch with a new technology that has not been seen on the NDS as yet…