We all know about the latest rage among gamers. Avoid going to the gym, make up for it by exercising via a cool video game on Microsoft Kinect or the Nintendo Wii. But how will this work in the long term ?
A nice read about the views of a guy on the war between mobile/tablet gaming versus handheld console gaming. I support his view. Handheld consoles like the Nintendo 3DS and Playstation Vita are here to stay !
This article contains a lot of public speculation about the Playstation 4. Its expected that the PS4 will be released sometime early in 2013 or 2014.
Here’s a link to a really cool article about the future of video gaming and what that means for gamers and other people in general….
Some really awesome concepts like virtual reality, retina displays, brain wave control, etc are explained in a humorous way !
Enjoy the read !
Check out this link. Its an interesting read on Holographic technologies and how they’re going to make an emergence in the video gaming industry. Its awesome to think that a few years down the line, we can have entire 3D game worlds projected into our living rooms !
CubeStormer II solves the Rubik’s Cube puzzle faster than the human world record.
This ARM Powered robot was designed, built and programmed by Mike Dobson and David Gilday, creators respectively of CubeStormer http://youtu.be/eaRcWB3jwMo and Android Speedcuber http://youtu.be/ylFb4pqAUd8.
The mechanics are constructed entirely from LEGO, including four MINDSTORMS NXT kits, with the addition of a Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone running a custom Android app as the robot’s brain. Both the MINDSTORMS NXT kits and the Samsung Galaxy SII use a variety of ARM –based processors.
The app uses the phone’s camera to capture images of each face of the Rubik’s Cube which it processes to determine the scrambled colours. The solution is found using an advanced two-phase algorithm, originally developed for Speedcuber, enhanced to be multi-threaded to make effective use of the smartphone’s dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.2GHz processor. The software finds an efficient solution to the puzzle which is optimised specifically for the capabilities of the four-grip mechanism. The app communicates via Bluetooth with software running on the ARM microprocessors in the LEGO NXT Intelligent Bricks which controls the motors driving the robot. During the physical solve, the app uses OpenGL ES on the phone’s ARM Mali-400 MP GPU to display a graphical version of the cube being solved in real time.
Human speedcubers’ solve times only include the physical manipulation of the cube and don’t include some time which is allowed to “inspect” the cube beforehand. Times recorded by CubeStormer II are for the total solve including: image capture, software solution calculation and physical solve.
It’s like having your own printing press, newspaper and a dog to fetch it for you, all in your front room.
Little Printer lives in your home, bringing you news, puzzles and gossip from your friends. Use your smartphone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful mini-newspaper.
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