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Nintendo finally explains why it killed the Wii Vitality Sensor The Wii Vitality Sensor didn't actually work very well, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed in a recent Q&A with investors. Nintendo unveiled the puzzling peripheral, which could guess players' moods by reading their pulses, at E3 2009, but now it turns out it's more or less dead. "After a large-scale test of a prototype inside the company, we found out that for some people the sensor did not work as expected," Iwata explained. "We wondered if we should commercialize a product which works as expected for 90 people out of 100, but not so for the other 10 people."
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Microsoft’s New Holographic Nerd Helmet Is Awesome At an event held for the media at its corporate campus in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft unveiled HoloLens, a face computer that blends holographs into your world using see-through lenses. And it is somewhat remarkable. After the morning’s keynote wrapped, the company guided the accumulated technology press through a series of demos using incomplete hardware and software. The hardware we used was non-wireless, bulky, slightly uncomfortable, but functional. Puppeteer Lounge » How It Works Do you want to sign up? Follow the steps below! Click the APPLY NOW button.Fill out the application form and let us know which workshop you are interested in.We will email you a registration form shortly (If you do not receive it, check your mail box’s JUNK/SPAM folder).Fill out the registration form and email it back to us.Make the necessary payment and get set to start learning Frequently asked questions! How are the classes conducted?
Microsoft HoloLens Preview - CNET Three months ago I strapped on Microsoft's HoloLens for the first time and instantly became a believer. The clunky tethered prototype was a far cry from the sleek, cable-free experience revealed on stage, but once I paced the surface of Mars and poked holographic sheep I was convinced that Microsoft's vision of augmented reality would be the ideal way to interact with, well, everything. Tonight I got a second taste of HoloLens. This time, instead of walking through canned demonstrations I put on my developer beanie and built a holographic experience of my own -- with a lot of pre-written code and some guidance from a proper software developer, of course. And no more clunky harness for me: I wore the real deal, that sleek headset we've seen in so many of Microsoft's demonstrations. The experience still leaves me giddy, and ready to toss an as yet undisclosed sum of money into Microsoft's coffers.
MAX — The Creativity Conference Maira Kalman was born in Tel Aviv and moved to New York with her family at the age of four. She was raised in bucolic Riverdale, the Bronx. She now lives in Manhattan. Maira has written and illustrated Eighteen children’s books, including Ooh-‐la-‐la-‐Max in Love, What Pete Ate, Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey, 13 WORDS, a collaboration with Lemony Snicket, Why We Broke Up, with Daniel Handler, Looking at Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything.