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Microsoft Invents A Better Way To Sense Hand Gestures

Handpose promises the holy grail of motion detection: fast, accurate hand recognition.Imagine strapping on a virtual reality headset, then using your hands to pick up a sword and swing it around your head. Imagine a hazard team able to defuse a complicate.....»»

Category: topSource:  fastcodesignRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2015

There"s An Italian Restaurant With Its Own Human-Powered Theme Park

Italian restaurants are (quite rightly) famous for their food, but Ai Pioppi, a family-owned restaurant a little north of Venice, is renowned for something quite different: a hand-built, human powered theme park, complete with 360-degree swings and roller.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 13th, 2015

PlayStation 4 owners get Spotify, Xbox One owners may have to wait a while

Announced earlier this year, the Spotify-powered PlayStation Music service is now available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners. Xbox One owners, on the other hand, shouldn't expect to see the app in the near future. The post PlayStation 4 owners g.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 30th, 2015

A Case With a Pop-Up Crank Keeps Your Smartphone Charged Forever

Hand crank-powered flashlights and radios for weather emergencies are nothing new, but what about when your smartphone dies in the middle of the day? That's just as dire an emergency, and it's inspired the creation of this smartphone case with a built-in .....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsMar 17th, 2015

The Faster You Wave Your Hand, the Faster These Toy Cars Will Race

The speed at which a Hot Wheels car tears around a plastic track is directly proportionate to how high you can build the launch ramp. But to make these capacitor-powered Wave Racers go faster and faster around a track, kids simply need to wave their hands.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2015

Teen invents method for transcoding text into Braille in printer’s memory

The on-chip transcoding technology is meant to replace costly stand-alone software. If you’re blind, the world of PDFs and laser printers doesn’t do much for you. There are software programs and special printers that transcribe text into .....»»

Category: topSource:  venturebeatRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2015

Teen With One Hand Learns To Play A Mean Guitar, Thanks To 3D-Printed Prosthesis

Diego Corredor loves music and has always longed to play the guitar. But the 17-year-old lost his right hand at birth, rendering his dream impossible. Or so it seemed. In this video, the teen overcomes the seemingly insurmountable, playing a guitar with.....»»

Category: topSource:  huffingtonpostRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2015

Teen Can Play Guitar Thanks To A 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand

 Diego Corredor wanted to play guitar but lost his right hand at birth. While he could use a prosthesis to grab a glass of water or pick up objects, he wasn’t able to hold a pick and strum the strings. Then a group of makers at 3D Gluck came al.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  crunchgearRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2015

A 16-Foot Elastic Band Powers This Sleek 3D-Printed RC Car

Elastic-powered toys don't sound particularly exciting these days when you can get a buy a flying toy helicopter that fits in the palm of your hand. But three students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena created this stunning RC car, made from.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsJan 26th, 2015

Mercedes-AMG makes its questionable GLE63 S Coupe even crazier with 577 horses

Mercedes-AMG has lifted the veil off of the 2016 GLE63 S Coupe. Aimed at the BMW X6 M, the GLE63 is powered by a hand-built 5.5-liter V8 engine that sends 577 horsepower to all four wheels. The post Mercedes-AMG makes its questionable GLE63 S Coupe even c.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 12th, 2015

The World"s First Inflatable Flashlight Never Needs New Batteries

There's no point in keeping a stash of emergency flashlights around your home if the batteries inside them just end up getting stolen for TV remotes and the kids' toys. So the folks who created the original LUCI, a dirt-cheap inflatable solar-powered rech.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsJan 5th, 2015

Lens-free microscope lets almost anyone spot cancer

High-powered microscopes are useful for spotting cancer and other diseases in cells, but they're expensive and complicated. Your local physicians probably won't have a microscope on hand, and you'll probably need at least some skill to use one. Howev........»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2014

Behold The Minipresso, A Hand-Powered Espresso Maker

Would you drink an espresso out of this thing? A new gadget called the Minipresso might be the most "SkyMall" way ever to make that steamy shot of wonder, but one thing is for certain -- we can't wait to try it. Due to come out sometime in early 2015 fr.....»»

Category: topSource:  huffingtonpostRelated NewsOct 15th, 2014

This Minature Hand-Powered Espresso Machine Takes Caffeine Everywhere

As addictive mind-altering substances go, coffee is actually pretty hard to hit up on the move. If you're out of range of a Starbucks, getting a hot, caffeine-rich epsresso generally requires a 20-pound machine and mains electricity, which is exactly the .....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsOct 11th, 2014

Goliath – The Gas Powered Quadcopter

I have a small quadcopter that fits in my hand which I enjoy using. To call what I have and this gas-drinking monstrosity by the same name seems wrong, but just as an elephant and a mouse are both animals, they are, on some level, the same thing. On the [.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  makezineonlineRelated NewsSep 16th, 2014

New Silent Hills image shows Norman Reedus, flashlight in hand

New Silent Hills image shows Norman Reedus, flashlight in hand.....»»

Category: gameSource:  psuRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2014

Japanese Shmup The Hurricane Of Varstray Has A Weapon That Destroys 1000 Ships At Once

You main means of survival is by being over-powered so your weapons devastate the entire screen. Read Japanese Shmup The Hurricane Of Varstray Has A Weapon That Destroys 1000 Ships At Once on Siliconera!.....»»

Category: gameSource:  siliconeraRelated News12 hr. 14 min. ago

Black Pearl motorcycle is a steampunk locomotive bike

Steampunk has a faithful following, and so it isn’t surprising that every now and again we see a steam powered contraption pop up. The latest is called the Black Pearl, and it is a motorcycle styled after an old steam-powered locomotive. It’s not just.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News2 hr. 43 min. ago

Trends with Benefits: In the future, we’ll watch Fuller House on a Tesla-powered wall

Google wants to be your mobile carrier and turn your home's walls into screens, Netflix wants to reboot Full House, and Tesla wants to power your home with a battery. Ain't the future grand? The post Trends with Benefits: In the future, we’ll watch .....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 36 min. ago

Chorexercise: Students come up with an idea for a bike-powered washing machine

Combining many people's least favorite things, the Bike Washing Machine cleans your clothes as you pedal. Depending on your temperament, this could be a way to make laundry even less fun. The post Chorexercise: Students come up with an idea for a bike-po.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 36 min. ago