Disproportionately big eyes, a sailor’s outfit, colorful hair… these are but a few of the trademark characteristics of girls in anime. Over at MakeGirlsMoe, computer learning algorithms can generate a nearly infinite set of anime characters, as seen in the video here.
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Bose’s upcoming Sleepbuds can play only the 10 relaxing sounds that are loaded in the buds themselves, and can mask out other sounds. A mobile app will let you pick the sound, adjust the volume and set an alarm. They will come with soft eartips and a charging case.
New Wave Toys’ RepliCade is an upcoming line of fully-functional sixth scale (i.e. 12″ tall) arcade machine scale models. The series is kicking off with Centipede. It has a wood cabinet, LED backlighting, laminated overlays and coin return buttons that work as controls.
GJS Co’s follow up to Ganker. Like it’s predecessor, the GEIO is a combat robot that’s controlled via a mobile app. But it has sensors that enable first person view, auto-targeting and augmented reality features. It also has conquest, scavenger hunt and race modes.
NovelKeys‘ Big Switches are individual mechanical keyboard keys. They’re fully functional, but you’d have to find a keyboard big enough to accommodate them. That’s because they’re four times bigger – 64 times by volume! – than regular keys. More on Kotaku.
Reflex System wants to make the first new manual 35mm SLR camera in 25 years. Its main draw is its interchangeable lens mount. You can get it with a universal M42, Nikon F, Olympus OM, Canon FD or Pentax PK mount. It also has a daylight-changeable film back and an LED light.
MadGyver shows off a fun little project – an Arduino-based glove which can detect gestures, and uses the inputs to control the speed of a strobe light, which when aimed a moving object makes it look like it controls the speed and direction of time. Build details on Instructables.
Save $150 off the original price on these headphones designed to offer the biggest and best sound for an in-ear design. They work wirelessly via Bluetooth, and offer aptX support for optimal sound quality, and passive noise cancellation to block out background noise.
Automobili Lamborghini and MIT teamed up to envision a pure-electric, 4WD hypercar concept which would use supercapacitor tech to increase power density and performance, and a carbon fiber structure made using nanotech to monitor the car for cracks and damage.
Build your photography and post-production skills with this incredibly well-priced bundle of online training in The Awesomer Shop. It covers the basics of Adobe’s suite of creative tools, including Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as a course in photography techniques.
Sony’s quirky personal speakers give you surround sound without taking up space or completely cutting off ambient noise. The SRS WS-1 has 2W drivers and vibration motors with three levels of strength. It comes with a wireless transmitter that can pair with two units at once.
Apple’s iPhone X has started to arrive, and one of the big questions is how well FaceID works, and how easy it is to fool it. The Wall Street Journal recently put the phone to the test and shared their results. TL;DW? Don’t buy one if you have an identical twin.