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PrioVR mo-cap gaming suit successfully hits Kickstarter goal

After an impressive showing at CES, the motion-based PrioVR game controller suit has blown past its Kickstarter funding goal of $75,000. With 41 days of funding left to go, the project has already pulled in over $132,700. The suit is available in three configurations: a half-body suit that tracks …

AllCast creator demos Android screen mirroring through Chromecast

AllCast developer Koushik Dutta has hinted that he could do more with Chromecast than just queue up media, and he now has a demo video to prove it. The clip (below) shows Dutta using Google's peripheral to mirror an Android phone's screen on a TV, much like you might with Miracast (or an Apple TV, …

CodeCombat: Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Browser game CodeCombat teaches you how to code in Javascript by having you input the commands to play a game.<p>Looking at a bunch of code for the …

Fujitsu tap-and-wave glove works where touchscreens don't

Combining NFC, gesture recognition, and a wireless link could give people access to computing operations in areas where keyboards and touch screens aren't practical.<p>Touch screens were just the start.<p>User interface experimentation is blossoming as new sensors liberate computing devices from …

Haptics, trackballs and Cheeto dust: How Valve built the game controller of the future

Virtual Reality

Move over, Oculus. This startup’s augmented reality will blow your mind.

WOODINVILLE, Wash. — Inside a big home in the forested suburbs of Seattle, augmented reality glasses aren’t just an illusion. They’re about to become real products, dubbed CastAR, that can deliver games and other visual apps with cool 3D effects.<p>Inside the house jammed with pinball machines and …

How to Check if Your App is Addictive Enough to Make Money

Making money on mobile can be a tricky thing. Having ads on your app is an option, but few companies have truly cracked the perfect mobile advertising strategy, so adding ads to your app will likely be an annoying, disruptive experience to the user.<p>Still, this doesn’t mean having ads on your app …

Scentee's smelly smartphone notifications are now available worldwide

If you were crestfallen when you heard that Scentee's fragrance-emitting smartphone add-on would be hard to get outside of Japan, you can relax -- it's now available worldwide through the company's site. The perfume plug-in sells for $35 by itself (plus a whopping $30 in shipping), while scent …

MakeVR Wants to Make 3D Design Easy and Collaborative

Sixense, a tech leader in virtual reality gaming controllers, enters 3D printing by launching its MakeVR Kickstarter next week. We got a hands-on look at the new 3D design program and what makes it different from other CAD software.<p><b>The time for 3D printing is now.</b> With printers becoming more and …

New 3D printer can print in carbon fiber

A Boston startup has introduced the first 3D printer capable of printing in carbon fiber, the super-strong and lightweight material used in race cars and space shuttles. After a year of stealth development, the Mark One printer from Mark Forged was unveiled at the SolidWorks 3D-printing expo this …

Google demos five minigames for Glass using voice and motion control

Currently Google Glass lets you send messages, make calls, and do other standard things that smartphones can do, but it's still lacking in games. In an effort to get game developers on the Glass bandwagon, Google has demoed five minigames for Glass that are super simple, but which also show the …

Flipboard Mimics Magazines Further With A Shift To Structured Content, Revamped “Cover Stories”

Social magazine Flipboard is rethinking how it organizes content for readers. Today the company is revamping “Cover Stories,” the section within Flipboard that highlights the best and most popular content from across your subscriptions.<p>This feature was initially developed using technology Flipboard …

Japanese 'smart clothing' uses nanofibers to monitor your heart-rate (video)

Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo and materials developer Toray have been working on joint projects for a while and now they're publicly announcing one. Welcome <i>Hitoe</i> (Japanese for "one layer"), cloth that contains Toray's nanofibers that are coated in a transmittable layer. It's not the orange …

Meet The First 10 Companies To Take Part In Founders Fund And SOSVentures’ LEAP Axlr8r

Late last year, a couple of venture firms sought to invest in LEAP Motion’s gesture control technology by helping developers to build businesses around it with an accelerator. Today, the LEAP Axlr8r is opening for business and announcing the first 10 participating companies in the program.<p>LEAP …

How Leap Motion can use its accelerator program to … leapfrog the competition

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Leap Motion<p>When you build something new, you need to show people it’s worth it. In the technology world one way to do …

Using Leap Motion And Oculus Rift, This Game Tries To Correct Lazy Eye

Diplopia has raised more than $20,000 on Indiegogo.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5tVBfBJr-s<p>James Blaha had spent years dreaming up ways to fix his strabismus, a condition more commonly known as crossed eyes. He had contemplated using two projectors with polarized filters and lenses to send …

The Race Is On to Create as Many 'Candy' Games as Possible

A group of independent game developers, upset over the <i>Candy Crush Saga</i> creator trademarking the word "candy," are on a mission to make as many games …

Believe It: Microsoft Surface Is Turning Out to Be a Moneymaker

Those reports of Microsoft's Surface 2 being in short supply during the holiday season weren't apocryphal. The Surface sold well in the calendar …

'Broken Age': A Vivid Trip Down Old-School Adventure Game Lane

Kickstarter backers are typically very patient. You put your money down and then wait for weeks or months for the rewards. When backing a game, …

How to Successfully Fund Your Game With Kickstarter

So you have a good game idea, and you want to make it happen. Good news: Gaming is experiencing an indie renaissance like never before as more people …

Fitness Trackers Are Useless Without Real-Time, Personalized Analysis

No one has arms long enough to wear all of the activity-tracking wristbands currently on sale or awaiting release. These devices count your steps, …

Google and Samsung Strike Global Patent-Licensing Deal

Furthering strengthening an already close working relationship, Samsung and Google announced a new global patent-licensing agreement on Sunday.<p>“We’re …

Google Buys Artificial Intelligence Firm DeepMind for $400 Million, Report Says

The recent chatter regarding Google’s acquisition-driven moves to become the world leader in artificial intelligence will likely increase now that …

Report: Samsung to Launch 'Galaxy Glass' in September

Samsung might launch a competitor to Google Glass during the IFA trade show in Berlin in September this year.<p>The device, named Galaxy Glass, could …

Google Acquires DeepMind and Other News You Need to Know

Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.<p>Today, we're …

Friends Help You Defuse a Virtual Bomb in Nerve-Wracking 3D Game

"Now, just cut the red wire...!"<p>If you're a fan of spy movies, you've undoubtedly seen a trained secret agent disarm a bomb thanks to instructions …

WowWee MiP Robot Delivers Segway-Style Tech in an Adorable Package

I did not start out liking WowWee’s new MiP Robot. With its two for-show-only arms, complete lack of touch sensors and tendency to fall down or go …

Boston Company Developing Synthetic Organs

Patients waiting for life-saving organs — that's more than 120,000 in the United States — may soon have another option for a second chance at …