GeekBytes: The Heat Is On
Another day, another pile of awesomeness. Today, we take a look at heat-controlled gaming, special eye tech that could keep drowsy drivers safe, a comedy belt buckle, and a cool gadget for your phone.
Statement belt buckles are always pretty fun to wear or find. The best ones are those made from another product, so this buckle made from a Sega Game cartridge is pretty awesome. The game featured on the buckle is Two Lies and will also set you back $15.
A new system created by Tobii will help pick up when drivers are not focusing enough on the road, using only their eyes as a guide. The tech works by picking up the drivers eyes--which can be any color or shape or even hidden behind sunglasses--without calibration and monitors their distraction levels. Check out the video to see how it works:
Now the iPhone has a camera of eight megapixels, why wouldn't you want to take advantage of it and produce great mini movies? Check out the Mobislyder for iPhone. Not only does it stop those typical handheld shakes, but also pushes your phone (iPhone, Android and many other models) along a rolling and flexible platform for all kinds of cool effects. [via Engadget]
If the likes of the Kinect or Playstation Move isn't intuitive enough for you, how does thermal gaming sound? It can map your body movements like a Kinect and make you feel different temperatures in specially-made games. A team from the Tokyo Metropolitan Universty created three games to show off how thermal technology could be used in gaming--one picked out the temperature of a drawing, one which alters the heat if you get a message and also one from within the controller, which helps you dodge ice and fire hazards. Pretty interesting stuff! [via Engadget]
Today's GeekTech Must-Reads...
- Carrier IQ Rootkit Reportedly Logs Everything On Millions Of Phones
- This Is the First Full-Length Movie Filmed With a Smartphone
- Meet eSleeper, The Automated Arduino-Powered Kitteh Bed