Archive for the ‘Computers and technology’ Category

Retrogamers and geeks of the 90s certainly remember the Power Glove, released by Nintendo in 1989.

Power glove ad image courtesy of giantbomb.com

Power glove ad image courtesy of giantbomb.com

That thing was mainly unplayable, but everyone wanted one. Its development still led to the wii controller years later, and proved Nintendo was a good technology developer, in addition to making cool games.

More even, it was cool – in the years where geek wasn’t cool, the geekiest controller was cool. The power glove is the summum of 1990’s geek cool.

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With the announcement of the iWatch, apple hipsters out there start to see the glimpse of what one can achieve with a wrist device. Some geeks are apple hipsters, but most are favoring Android and Linux to PR-oriented OSes.

With that in mind, most all smartwatches on the current market are Android compatible, and there’s a long list of things you can do with them that ressemble Sci-Fi.

Lifesign bracelet Image courtesy of cinetropolis.net

Lifesign bracelet in Star Wars universe: The Caravan of Courage, with the furry ewoks we all know and love. Image courtesy of cinetropolis.net

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I’m a geek, you’re a geek. We’re all geeks.
And some geeks are less sport-oriented than others.

Gear fit image courtesy of theinquirer.net

Gear fit image courtesy of theinquirer.net

but all geeks like them data.

So, Samsung’s fitness wearable device – the Gear Fit – can be attractive even for non-sport fans, particularly to geeks. Because, data.

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Combining the Oculus Rift VR helmet and the Sixense motion controller makes great VR Games.

Sixense demo its STEM system at the VRLA 2014 with a VR Lightsaber training session, and it looks amazing – see the videos after the break.

 

Sixense STEM demo image courtesy of theriftarcade.com

 

 

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