Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say.
Commanding machines using the brain is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In recent years, brain implants have enabled people to control robotics using only their minds, raising the prospect that one day patients could overcome disabilities using bionic limbs or mechanical exoskeletons.
But brain implants are invasive technologies, probably of use only to people in medical need of them. Instead, electrical engineer Todd Coleman at the University of California at San Diego is devising noninvasive means of controlling machines via the mind, techniques virtually everyone might be able to use.
Gears of War Judgement ‘multiplayer’ trailer
42 wheels, 19 Porsche engines (each producing 459 horsepower), three steering wheels allowing three people to drive the car at the same time, and a trunk full of toys. From the BMW marketing team:
Eli, we think you might be onto something. Our marketing department worked a little photoshop magic to bring your dream to life. We’ll be sure to pass this on to our product designers. Thanks for sharing your idea and for being a BMW fan.
So this oldish white woman is sitting across from me on the bus with this #fresh looking #nintendo64 #japanese #box, looked #sick. #nintendo#64#n64#retro#vintage#gaming#games#console#japan#jap#bus#public#transport#creepin (at Elgin crescent)
Parenting is hard.
MAD x Major Lazer x Kidrobot
The time has come. Major Lazer finally gets his own vinyl toy, by Kidrobot and MAD. Releases on February 19 for $50.
Creepy But Awesome My Neighbor Totoro Art
That fan theory about Totoro being a god of death is looking pretty relevant right now.
I would kill to have this sitting on my desk.
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Ukiyo-e Heroes: Donkey Kong Visits 17th-Century Japan
Mario racing a rickshaw, Kirby wielding a katana, and Donkey Kong bounding past cherry blossoms — in his fantastical Ukiyo-e Heroes series, 29-year-old illustrator Jed Henry reimagines classic video game characters in the style, setting, and medium of traditional Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e). Growing up in Indiana in the 1980s, Henry learned to draw by copying the art in his video game manuals. It was an exciting time to be a gamer, as companies like Nintendo and Sega raced to create the best systems and graphics. A decade later, with a degree in animation and living in Utah, the illustrator and children’s book author is working with Canadian (by way of Tokyo) printmaking master Dave Bull to to create fine art prints of his characters. With the help of a Kickstarter campaign — Henry raised $290,000 more than his original goal — his illustrations are celebrating Japan’s vibrant pop culture, both then and now. We talked to him about his craft.
How do you choose which video games to feature?
I’m a big retro gamer. I played a lot of games as a kid, and my heart is really stuck on those games — a lot of Nintendo, Konami, and Capcom titles. So, that’s how I choose, it’s just my favorites from when I was a kid.