Sixense Truemotion 3D Controller Makes Wiimote Look Like A Toy

While the Wiimote » 11/26/08 9:30am 11/26/08 9:30am control came as a fabulous gaming surprise, it has its sensitivity drawbacks, something that the Truemotion 3D system overcomes. Check out the demo video—it's amazing. Sixense designed this thing to use magnetic field detection so it can track both your hands on the controller position in full 3D…

Audio Engineer: Metallica's Latest Album Sounds Better on Vinyl

Ian Shepherd, the same Mastering Engineer that claimed Metallica's latest album sounds better on Guitar Hero III » 10/17/08 7:20pm 10/17/08 7:20pm, has and said that even the vinyl version sounds better than the CD. Keep in mind that the heavily distorted tracks on the album are the result of an editing process that sacrifices dynamic range for an…

Thanko Magnetic Earring-Clip Earphones Can Make You Look like a Pirate

Thanko's Sounds Live magnetic earphones aren't quite in-the ear, and they don't have a head-strap: instead these odd gizmos clip onto your earlobe and have a speaker that points roughly into your ear canal. I guess it's kinda like the the bone-conducting » 9/19/08 4:25am 9/19/08 4:25am type headphones in that you can hear your surroundings, and if…

Magnetic Table Eliminates Need for Kitchen Cupboards

Straight out from Alice's Wonderland, this magnetic table and dinnerware are designed with four objectives: 1) store your plates, cups and cutlery, upside down, under the table, 2) arrange them neatly on top, 3) erase the data from any hard drive that comes near, and 4) cause head and eye injuries to kids and pets. Or… » 4/09/08 4:50am 4/09/08 4:50am

USB Hub With Magnetic Mount Sounds Like a Bad Idea

So at first glance what we have here looks like a well designed four-port USB hub, with a handy top-placed port for convenient thumb-drive plugging. It's not multicolored, it doesn't have a photo frame built in, it doesn't transform. Just a plain old hub. With magnetic mounting. Sorry, what? Magnetic mounting? So… » 4/02/08 10:46am 4/02/08 10:46am

Your Fridge Gets the Forest Effect with Leaf Magnets

Forget fridge magnet poetry— you know you only used it to make up smutty phrases anyway—stick these fridge leaves on that boring metal door, and you'd have your own indoor forest. Granted it would be much more "lovely" if it was made of real leaves not plastic ones, but I reckon they've got a charm all of their own.… » 3/20/08 3:30pm 3/20/08 3:30pm

Nokia Magnetic Cellphone Port Concept Mimics Apple's MagSafe Ports

Nokia is thinking about making its charging and headset ports magnetic, just like Apple's MagSafe ports on its laptops. Nokia users are well aware that the headset and charging ports on their phones are quite similar. The beauty of this idea is that there is a negative magnetic polarity on one of the ports and a… » 12/19/07 3:50pm 12/19/07 3:50pm

Crealev Floating Lamp Leavens Any Room

In the future, everything will levitate. Take for example Angela Jansen's floaty lamp, shown by the Netherlander firm Crealev at a show during Dutch Design Week. (Oh, you don't attend?) It's actually the shade that hovers using magnetic levitation over the light-up lamp base, but it's enough to make you truly believe… » 10/31/07 9:13am 10/31/07 9:13am