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Experience 3D Vision Shooting With jDome

by Stephen on August 21, 2008

jDome Spherical Screen for FPS

A new prototype screen being introduced at the Leipzig Games Convention. It lets you experience first person shooter gamers play FPS games like you never before. The device is called jDome, it provides peripheral vision outside the very center of gamers gaze that gives the illusion of 3D. jDome achieves this illusion by using a spherical-shaped screen to display the games with “additional details” on the outer ring of the sphere, so instead of looking through a rectangle on normal LCD / Monitor, the gamers will see through a sphere with “hazed” extra vision, just like human visions normally would. Most testers were amused by the depth of immersion jDome provided. No details on price and availability so far, but we will keep you posted. Video after the break. [jDome] Read more

PSP With a Touch Screen

by Stephen on August 13, 2008

PSPZ with Touch Screen

PSPZ is a personally initiated combined hardware and software project. It aims to provide PSP with few features that were left out when it was first launched, like full-touch screen capability, and increased battery life. The engineer even posted videos documenting progress on the project. [Slashgear]

Home Made PS3 Portable / Laptop

by Stephen on August 10, 2008

Home Made Pirate PS3 Portable / Laptop

This guy made all-in-one PS3 system, complete with 17″ LCD, Keyboard, Speakers and Cooler, in 3 months. The system features 80gb SKU w/320gb HDD and weighs about 15 pounds. It may not look too awesome, but it is indeed one hell of an ingenious piece of hardware that one can come up with. The designer said another slimmer version may come up soon. Video after the break. [PS3Hax] Read more

Animated Multiple Facial Expression by Pendulum's Alterego

The AlterEgo team, armed with their most recent innovation and Vicon’s new T160 cameras will be giving a demonstration of an unprecedented high-res real-time facial mocap visualization technology, during each of their presentations, on Tuesday August 12 at SIGGRAPH. The team has successfully created solution to come up with compelling 3D characters with believable facial performances that is both cost effective and compatible with wide range of production pipelines, like Maya or XSI. I guess soon enough, we can probably have digital actors performing for our own movies. Video after the break. [StudioPendulum] Read more

Keypad Substitute Gamepad Concept

by Stephen on August 3, 2008

Gamepad Concept

What you’re seeing is the latest gamepad concept from Hakan Bogazpinar, designer from Turkey. It easily substitutes the tiny directional keys on the right-bottom side of your keyboard, for an easy reaching up, down, right, left buttons and probably number 1-10, for some spells or weapon easy buttons. The design looks classy, and friendly to the hand also. I’ve been wanting for some keypad replacement that alleviates my tired hurting hand. [BeHance]

Sony PSP 3000 Rumor

by Stephen on July 22, 2008


The sequel to an earlier version of PSP has been rumoured to have important upgrades. These upgrades are notably the waterproof feature, dust proof, crushproof, and cellphone support with built in microphone. You could expect the PSP to be working in prime condition even after being submerged into the water, or ran over by car (we do not advice the latter though). No official specs have been released.  [ChinaBBS]

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