Bionic Iron Man Armor
If you’d like to really impress other moviegoers while in line to see Iron Man 3 on May 3rd, then you might want to check out this video.
The video from Instructable shows off a repulsor that’s powered by your muscles. No, you won’t actually blast someone into a new comic continuity, but what it will do is light up and make the sound effect. Basically. you flex your forearm muscle to charge it up, and relax it to “fire a blast.” Also as a bonus, when you turn it on, J.A.R.V.I.S’s voice takes you through the boot up and calibration sequence.
If you’d like to build your own click here.
5. The Anti-Rape/Mugging Dress
Aya Tsukioka’s inventions may seem really ridiculous at first. However, if you were to consider the heightened emotions and adrenaline involved in an attempted crime together with inattention blindness, this strategy is a sound one. After all, most of us have missed out the dancing gorilla the first time we saw the video in a Psychology 101 class. Thus, the ability to suddenly blend into the background, a la ninja, would be the last thing on the criminal’s mind.
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These Robots Do More Than Meets The Eye
Kenji Ishida and his Brave Robotics company are going to start selling some of his 1/12 scale “Transformer Version 7.2” robots. As you’ll see in the above video, these robots can do a variety of actions including transforming from a car into a shooting humanoid form.
Buyers can choose the robot’s body color. Fully built and programmed, the robot will come with a numbered case, a wireless controller, four batteries, a battery charger, motion-editing software, and a cable. You’ll have to hit up Brave Robotics site for a price quote.
The bots aren’t the only model Ishida has in the works. He’s also planning a 1/1 scale transforming robot that you can ride in for 2030.
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If you’ve ever wished you could live in a Minecraft world, 13th Lab and Mojang’s new iOS app lets you get close to fulfilling your pixelated dreams. Called Minecraft Reality, the app lets you insert your Minecraft creations into real world settings with augmented reality.
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If you’ve ever craved a true gaming experience on your Android smartphone — one without the text messages, phone calls, and e-mail alerts interrupting your game — the new Android handheld gaming system might be just what you need. Going for about $150, the MG is dedicated to gaming and gives you access to more than 60,000 games. It also features a touch screen and quick access to the Google PlayStore on the right, or bottom, side of the screen.
The only slight downside is that it’s comedically advertised for young people, with mentions of billing your parents for the games you buy. But that won’t stop adult gamers from purchasing this new handheld along with the young people fighting for control of their parents’ smartphones.
The MG is available from Amazon or the PlayMG website here.
G4 has announced the cancellation of their only game-centric programs, Attack of the Show! and X-Play.
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XBOX 360 “Smartglass” App Will Change Your Content Consumption
This Friday, October 26, 2012, marks a big release for Microsoft with the new operating system, Windows 8. The OS will feature more streamlined program (aka application) accessibility, with user interactivity as one highlighting factor. Released concurrently and running the same OS will be the Microsoft tablet, Surface. What this means for players is a bold new step for interactivity with the XBOX 360 app, SmartGlass.
The SmartGlass app turns your mobile device (launched as a Windows Phone exclusive with iOS and Android apps coming next year) and / or Surface tablet into a remote control, and extension of media powered from the console.
For example: you can control movies, music and Internet browsing, across one platform and switch to another on the fly. Or while watching a movie, the phone or tablet will act as a secondary display for supplemental content. For a better idea of all the unique features, check out the above video. Gaming connectivity has been announced and details will emerge later this year.
Captain N’s Working NES Light Gun
In between games of Duck Hunt, it was always pretty fun to play around with the NES Light Gun like it was an actual laser pistol. The above video, however, shows that North Street Labs have taken that idea even further by giving a special laser upgrade to an NES Light Gun.
As you’ll see, the pistol can actually set matches on fire from afar. The Nintendo Laser Zapper was put together thanks to a 445nm diode, batteries and some careful wiring. And you can actually put together your own zapper by checking out their guide here. Just make sure you’ve got the appropriate laser goggles.