Japanese Show Off Gesture-Controlled Phone For Natal-Style Emailing

Between various patents and even a bog-standard Sony Ericsson, we've already thought about the possibilities of gesture-controlled phones. The University of Tokyo, in typical form, has taken it one step forward and released a video showing some sweet Natal-like possibilities. » 4/26/10 6:28am 4/26/10 6:28am

Motion-Sensing Transtube 360 Shower Puts You On Display

The Transtube 360 isn't as packed with features as the Aquapeutics shower, but it does have one thing that's impressive: a motion-sensing door. » 11/23/09 6:20pm 11/23/09 6:20pm

PlayStation Motion Controller: Behind the Scenes Part 2

In part one, Sony explained that next Spring's glowing wand will have rumble feedback. Here, Anton Mikhailov (the guy from the E3 demos) dishes the prototype was built using parts from Home Depot, and caused a stir with airport security. » 9/09/09 7:00am 9/09/09 7:00am

PlayStation Motion Controller: Behind the Scenes

Sony, you're such a tease. The PlayStation motion controller wand won't hit shops until next Spring, but SCEA research head honcho, Richard Marks, gives a pretty interesting look at its background and capabilities in this video. » 8/31/09 1:30am 8/31/09 1:30am

A Quick Update on the PlayStation Motion Controller

With the PS3 Slim hogging the limelight, you may have missed Sony's update on its motion sensing controller. This reel from GamesCon shows it waving about as a wand, flashlight, and yep, even a hair brush. » 8/21/09 1:00am 8/21/09 1:00am

Samsung's Holographic Gesture-Based Eye Candy Upstages Product…

At the announcement of their new superfast Jet phone, Samsung used used Project Natal-esque holographic gestures for effect. The Jet seems cool, but we just want to hear more about the holographic gimmickry! » 7/22/09 11:30pm 7/22/09 11:30pm

Orthodox Jewish Couple Sues Over Motion-Sensing Light

Was that headline mean? I'm sorry, but the silliness of this lawsuit, which centers around one couple's quest to annoy/sue the hell out of their entire apartment building, warranted it. The story unfolds like this: Updated. » 7/19/09 4:00pm 7/19/09 4:00pm

PlayStation Eye Still Alive, Support For Facial Recognition Coming Soon

The all-but-forgotten PlayStation Eye, not one to be outshined by its prototype, unnamed motion-sensing PlayStation controller brother, will soon support facial recognition. » 7/19/09 12:00pm 7/19/09 12:00pm

Rumor: Microsoft to Release New, Project Natal-Centric Xbox Hardware…

1Up ran a story yesterday that Microsoft is planning to release an updated Xbox console this fall that will focus on Project Natal's motion-sensing technology. We're not sure we believe it. » 6/13/09 11:10am 6/13/09 11:10am

Project Natal Intro Videos Show Real Controller-Free Interaction

GameTrailers somehow nabbed the actual video Microsoft played on the big screen at its E3 conference. Check it out, but turn down your volume, as audio got borked in the transfer. » 6/01/09 5:38pm 6/01/09 5:38pm

Even Steve Ballmer Says to Pay Attention to Microsoft's E3 Announcements

Microsoft's really pushing out the hype for their E3 announcements, getting Steve Ballmer to say that people should really pay attention to what they're going to reveal. This makes the rumor of an Xbox 360 motion sensing accessory seem all the more real. [Dallas News via Kotaku] » 5/08/09 3:40pm 5/08/09 3:40pm

SIMSense Motion Detecting SIM Card: Drunk Dial Even When You Pass Out

Oberthur Technologies has come up with yet another interesting application of accelerometer technology. Their new SIMSense card is the first motion-sensing SIM card on the planet. » 2/17/09 4:40pm 2/17/09 4:40pm

The Nintendo Wii's New Real Price

Click to viewThe Wii's $249 base price always allowed it to be known as both the cheapest console and the best deal in town for next-gen gaming. Even at a price of $60 a pop for the WiiMote and Nunchuk, the cumulative price of the system and four controllers would still be under the cumulative price for the Xbox 360… » 7/16/08 9:00am 7/16/08 9:00am

Sony Ericsson F305 Has Wiimote-Like Motion Gaming, May Be PSP Phone?

This leaked Sony Ericsson's F305 phone is notable for a couple reasons. One, it's their first motion gaming phone under the F-line (there've been one or two here and there for various other phones), which makes us and The Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog think that it the series stands for "Fun". Two, it's got… » 6/15/08 10:59am 6/15/08 10:59am

Xbox 360's Wiimote Accessory Is Already In Development, Coming This…

Microsoft's been working on a Wiimote-esque controller due to come out late this year—development started on it all the way back in Summer '07—but the whole process has been "a colossal clusterfuck." Here's what MTV news knows courtesy of their exclusive source, who sketched out what it looks like above. » 4/07/08 4:20pm 4/07/08 4:20pm

Nintendo Patent Hints at Wii Portable

With the success of the Wii being primarily due to its motion sensing controls, it would seem pretty logical for Nintendo to try it out on their portable line up as well. And it looks like they might do just that with the discovery of an updated patent filing by the big N themselves that states » 8/06/07 6:48pm 8/06/07 6:48pm

Xbox 360 Motion Sensing Controller Gets an Update

We're not sure how useful motion sensing controllers are for Xbox 360 since none of the games are, you know, designed for it. But if you're into keeping up with the Sonys in the world, Talismoon's Tilt Board mod will bring motion detection to your Xbox 360 controller. » 6/18/07 4:40pm 6/18/07 4:40pm

Bestilt 360: Motion Sensing for Xbox 360 Now Ready to Rock, Roll, Pitch…

Remember the Xilt, the hack to Wiimotize your Xbox 360 controller? Well, this is not it. At least, it seems that while Xilt 360 is still coming soon, Total Console has released the Bestilt 360. Same concept: "simply" solder it to the bottom part of your Xbox 360 pad, activate it with a switch and have fun awkwardly… » 5/10/07 5:38am 5/10/07 5:38am

Scarecrow Sprinkler Scares Away the Critters

The thought of a random critter pillaging through my garden makes my blood boil, but now those son of a guns will pay. The Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler is exactly that. This device hooks up to a hose and will start spraying bursts of water upon detection of motion, or an animal. No longer will giant barbwire… » 4/20/07 2:20pm 4/20/07 2:20pm

Bird House Camera: Oops, We Forgot the Bird House!

This "Bird House Camera" was designed to use motion sensing technology to snap pics of our feathered friends without them realizing it. It's a great idea and all, but isn't there something missing from this design? Like, you know, something to get the birds in front of the camera? » 1/26/07 11:45am 1/26/07 11:45am