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[13 Dec 2010 | One Comment | ]
Open Wide! iPad App Let’s Hot Girls Feed You Candy

You can be fed candy (virtually) by four Japanese young ladies with Halls Eater. It’s a free iPhone/iPhone app to market Halls candy.
You can select one of the four beauties, touch the screen and close your fingers together to simulate your mouth biting down. You’ll be rewarded with phrases of encouragement and praise from the cuties. OR if you really want to have fun with it, you should do what this guy does! Video below.

via: Asiajin

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[9 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Wristwatch Phone – Pretend to be 007

With this concept wristwatch phone you could make calls, access twitter and other social networking sites, pretend to be James Bond and get all the chicks.

I’m not entirely sure I’d want this. Don’t get me wrong it’s cool, but think about making a calls. You would have to use a headset unless you’d want to have the other person on speaker (does it have a speaker?), and headsets are alright but I’d still want to just be able to answer my phone normally. The twitter function seems really useful, you’d …

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[8 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Control Robots with the iPad – Walky

You let your fingers do the walking with “Walky”, an iPad application used to control a bipedal robot with simple finger movements. Walky is said to take a WYSIWYG (what is see is what you get) approach to robot control. The robot’s legs basically imitate your fingers’ movements on the iPad, making it easy for anyone to pick up the tablet and take a robot for a walk. As opposed to regular controllers that take some time to master.

This iPad version is a follow up to the app for the …

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[7 Dec 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
UDAR – Amazing Musical Invention

As a college student Michinobu Uda dreamed of creating a unique musical instrument, with a lot of hard work and study he did just that. The UDAR is a scifi-esque musical device played like nothing else I’ve ever seen.

Sounds good doesn’t it? Mr. Uda uses both hands to press parts of spiral cords that wrap around either side of the device. Each turn of the cord represents a jump in 1 octave, and movement from the center of the UDAR outwards increases the pitch.

It has foam on the ends so …

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[1 Dec 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
Make: Tokyo 06 Hightlights [Video]

Just a few scenes from last month’s Make: Tokyo Meeting 06. I’m still in awe of the ingenuity of the exhibits, being that a lot of them are from people who are only hobbyists.
Make Magazine is a DIY (Do it yourself) and DIWO (Do it with others) publication that caters to creative people who love experimenting with electronics, computers, robots and craft in their free time. What better place than Japan bring this party? Originally from the US, Make has been in Japan for a while now and is …

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[19 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
Amazing Art Created with just Your Eyes, for Cheap

Eye tracking technology for the disabled is not new, but the problem is that it certainly isn’t cheap. A quick Google search will show some systems can cost $20,000 or more. This makes the benefits of these devices inaccessible to many who need it it.
How about cutting the cost down to $50? That’s what the EyeWriter Initiative is all about. The EyeWriter was developed to be a completely opensource project that allows anyone to make their own eye tracking device from hardware that can be bought inexpensively. The team works …

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[17 Nov 2010 | 22 Comments | ]
The Screen made of 25 iPads – iProject25

iProject25 is 25 iPads synced together to form a huge interactive display. This was one of the most eye-catching and imaginative installations at this year’s Tokyo Designers Week.

So why 25 iPads? The design was commissioned by the Environmental Ministry of Japan as was a part of their “Challenge 25” event to mark 25th anniversary of Tokyo Designers week, fitting isn’t it?. They wanted art that brought awareness to various global environmental problems. And they got this …

The creators, given their musical backgrounds, designed iProject25 with inspiration from the art of …

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[7 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
Chameleon LED Watch Prototype

I came across a cool idea for an LED watch at Tokyo Designers Week. It’s a watch that can change the color of it’s display to match the color of any surface.

What was shown was just a prototype. A large external power source had to be used, the overall design was bulky and the display was difficult to read in bright light. It’s a really promising idea however, would love see it in stores some day.

The “Air Color” was designed by Zeke Ma of Choterie; a group of students from …

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[4 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Lighter/Cellphone? 3 Imaginative phone designs

Yamaha and Fujitsu are collaborating to produce some tiny and seemingly really fun cellphones.
The CASTA.NET looks just like a lighter until you flip it open to reveal an earbud speaker, a tiny screen and a receiver. It appears that you dial using a scroll wheel in the middle.

BPm – (Behavior Playability motion) has an ear muff covered speaker to rest your ear against which you can swivel inwards or outwards.

CASE-X is a flip cellphone but instead of the regular clam shell design it has four sections not two. You …

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[3 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Bang! Shoot Your Lights Out [Video]

Shoot your lights out with Bitplay’s Bang. A lamp that’s switched on and off with a gun. The lamp shade also seems to topple over when it’s shot, then goes back into position when switched on. Turning the lights out has never been this fun.
Check out the video from Tokyo Designers Week 2010.

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