Paddle Salt and Pepper Shakers Bring Air Hockey To the Dinner Table

If you find it hard enough to keep order when all of your kids are gathered in the dining room for dinner, this set of air hockey salt and pepper shakers is just about the last thing you'd want to bring to the table. Because thanks to felt pads on the underside they're just as functional as air hockey paddles as they… » 2/24/15 9:20am 2/24/15 9:20am

Hack a 3D Printer Into a Surprisingly Skilled Air Hockey Robot

Good news for anyone who dropped a small fortune on a 3D printer and found themselves bored of creating novelty keychains and meme-based figurines. Jose Julio successfully turned the parts needed to build a RepRap 3D printer into an air hockey-playing robot that looks pretty tough to beat. » 2/09/14 3:00pm 2/09/14 3:00pm

You Will Never Beat This Hustling Robot At Air Hockey

It doesn't matter how many hours you wiled away at college in the rec room, this air hockey-playing robot, developed by researchers at Chiba University's Namiki Lab, will beat you. And not only will it never lose, the robot has also been taught how to string along its human opponent so they think they have a chance… » 6/13/13 5:21pm 6/13/13 5:21pm

Multitouch Air Hockey Table Is Nearly Impossible To Play

We've seen large-scale multitouch air hockey tables before, but this Japanese version cranks the difficulty up a few notches with crazy flashing lights and even crazier multiple puck games. » 9/21/09 5:30pm 9/21/09 5:30pm

What Using Windows 7 Multitouch is Like

I installed Windows 7 Beta on an HP TouchSmart PC over the weekend, getting cozy with the new touch and multitouch features, then loaded up a sweet two-handed Air Hockey demo. Have a look: » 2/02/09 11:00am 2/02/09 11:00am

Air Hockey Robot Makes Air Hockey a More Calculating, Dangerous Game

So you think you're a pretty mean air hockey player, do you? Well, are you good enough to take on a robot programmed to do nothing but destroy you in air hockey? When you take into consideration that this robot won't get drunk and sloppy and won't trash talk, it starts to look better than you on a number of levels. It… » 6/23/08 3:40pm 6/23/08 3:40pm

Air Hockey for iPhone Sadly Doesn't Use Air

Today's iApp-a-Day brought iPhone users a surprisingly fun game, Air Hockey. This 2-player game takes advantage of the multi-touch display by having the player's finger control their air hockey mallet. The game can be a bit buggy at times, especially when your mallet goes out of control and hits the puck into a… » 11/20/07 3:50pm 11/20/07 3:50pm

Honey, I Shrunk the Air Hockey Table

You'd better hope your fingers are small if you want to play these positively minuscule table games from Japan. They're shrunken down to palm size, letting you play hockey, Foosball or air hockey wherever you go. There are even fold-away legs to make them easier to carry around. Check out the air hockey game, where… » 9/26/07 9:49am 9/26/07 9:49am