Tagged: technology

No More Woop Aims To Recognize Pets Basic Thoughts

What? Do you think it is possible to recognize specific brain patterns in  the dog’s brain and translate them to actual sentences?

Well, if it’s possible for humans, why wouldn’t it be possible for dogs?

This bunch of developers think they can make it happen: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/no-more-woof

I need to investigate more into that

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Leap Shmeap

You’ve got to give it to HP for trying. They made the pack with Leap Motion and were the first to integrate the technology in their keyboards and devices. But – they needed to check if it’s worth it. The marketing of Leap was amazing before actually launching the product. Tons of buzz ran around the industry, videos over videos, awards, tents at CES and loads of interviews. So HP hurried to the source and signed the deal. But they didn’t check if the buzz fits the actual delivery.

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Reviews are mostly negative, the usage is not intuitive and not comfortable; Too close to the device with very limited field of use. When they came out Leap claimed 18,000 developers applied for the SDK, but the outcome is that there are less then 100 games/apps using leap and most (if not all) were sponsored by Leap.

Now HP went public with 11 devices embedded with Leap capability – but no one wants it according to the reviews on Amazon. No only the usage is not easy, but why use fingers when you’re so close to the device, sitting down? it’s exhausting!

Good Luck to HP, at least they launched it on Christmas, it’s a great gift. just a great gift.

Playing with fingeres instead of dancing

The Leap Motion launched and we hear so many tales of wasted money and useless usability. But that will change, the product marks a change, this is definite. What is not so good is trying to fit games that should be played with full body, like with a Kinect, to a two fingers game. Like this one by Double-Fine: http://dropchord.com/

Dropchord by Double Fine, coming soon

Looks so boring as as you can’t move. But the graphics and movement on the screen is so appealing and teasing. Just makes you want to dance!
I hope Xbox will take this title in the future.

 

Leap Motion announced a delay of two months in delivery of their controller

Leap Motion announced a delay of two months in delivery of their controller. That made everyone in the industry go bazurk yesterday, since everyone and their family and friends wants to get their hands on that device. I don’t believe the Leap controller is a long term masterpiece, it’s a gadget with a hype that will probably fade away after a year. Who wants to raise their hands all the time to operate the laptop/PC? you’re sitting close anyway. For games, it’s cool, but very limited in movement area for the hand.

The company will (for sure) make their mark on technology, sell millions and will probably fade away in 2016. Enjoy.

Unlocking the Power of the Web as a Platform for Gaming

Another cool thing I saw at the GDC 2013 was the new Mozilla release that was showcased at the NVIDIA booth:

Enabling to transform any C# or C++ code into Javascript. Yes Yes – the hardest thing in the world to do is now here. Turning millions of codes into a web browser Javascript version.

Let the online games begin!!!!

“Ok glass – I’m ready!”

  • Ok glass – show me episode 987 of friends,
  • Ok glass – write on Facebook “I’m at the airport”
  • Ok glass – show image gallery
  • Ok glass – record

Wow, I can get used to this. It seems like the Google glasses are very slim on the eye, not so disruptive to the overall field-of-view and the see through is relatively clear. I expected less, but still, it is a promotional movie, you can do anything you want with AfterFX.

Google believes that soon we’ll look back at the smartphones and laugh on how they were a burden in our hands. I believe them.

One thing that bother me is the radiation – so close to the eye and head, and it’s just THERE all the time.

Awaiting for the future – it seems cool.