Microsoft, by the hand of J Allard, the guy in charge of the Entertainment and Devices (Xbox and Zune) Division, has filed for patent protection for a "Magic Wand". What? Oh, it's a Wiimote.
We've heard the rumors about Microsoft's Wii-killing, motion-sensing Xbox 360 add-on set to debut at E3, but the Ars Technica crew thinks they got a hands on with it—15 months ago.
Those of you who have always wanted to move around Second Life while actually moving around may be in luck. Linden Lab Chair Mitchell Kapor has teamed up with 3DV Systems to show the Zcam, an inexpensive video camera that can judge when you're leaning forward and backwards. No news yet on whether it can also sense…