World’s Largest Interactive 3-D Projection is world’s biggest claw game

GM has recently created an outrageous promotion for the Chevy Sonic at the famous Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. It involves the world’s biggest 3D projection and the world’s biggest claw game.
Yes, those claw games from the arcade has become bigger with bigger prizes. The ad agency Gooby Silverstein & Partners have created this fantastic 3D projection with an oversized gear shift as a joystick, with prizes of snowboards, electronics, and the 2012 Chevy Sonic.
There is a video of this after the jump if you want to see how it went. What really makes this cool is that the claw picks up a 3D version of the car for the lucky winner. Not only that, the 3D version of the car turns into a real version of the car after the projection has been “dropped”. You have to see it to believe it.

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Gigantic projected pinball machine for the Festival of Lights

There is nothing that I love more this time a year then giant, overly elaborate Christmas light displays. Someone at the Festival of Lights 2011 in Lyon has created a light display that can be used all years.
The reason why is because this display is a giant pinball machine, which will always be in season, even though the fad peaked at least thirty years ago.
There is a video after the jump if you want to see it in motion, but my source doesn’t tell me how it was all rigged up. The flippers look projected on there, and I would imagine that the rest of the lights were actually fixed up like neon.

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Leica introduces V-Lux 3 digital camera

If you want to take the road less traveled where digital cameras are concerned, then you might not want to consider old names like Nikon, Canon and Panasonic, but rather, how about Leica? Leica is truly a class apart from the others, as it isn’t exactly the most popular brand that you see people carry around. What you see above is not a DSLR, but rather, a regular compact digital camera known as the Leica V-Lux 3 that will come with an extremely flexible lens.
How flexible, you ask? Well, the Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5 – 108 mm f/2.8 – 5.2 ASPH. 24-fold super-telephoto zoom lens is more than capable of handling a wide range of focal lengths that are equivalent to 25–600 mm in 35 mm format. Not only that, the newly developed 12.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor is also said to guarantee exceptional image quality for all applications. Touted by Leica to be a truly universal solution for creative photographers who want an all-in-one camera, the V-Lux 3 will also boast of a wide range of video options, letting you record all your favorite moments in video quality that is equal to those found on premium-range camcorders.

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The Drift HD Action Camera

For some reason, I seem to be reviewing gadgets that would be great gifts for those who love the outdoors. I’m sure there is a better name to describe that audience, but I think you will see that they would enjoy the Drift HD Action Camera.
The Drift HD is designed to be on the same level as the Go Pro cameras for those point-of-view shots that you see on video-sharing sites. In this case, the Drift HD is designed to travel on the side of the head of a biker, skier, or other extreme sportsman (or woman) for action shots. It comes with a lot of straps and mounts to make this easy to happen, too.

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China’s Tianmen Mountain has a Glass Skywalk

Some of you might remember when we covered the Edge Walk at Toronto’s CN Tower, which is something for thrill seekers. There, you can walk on the edge of a 1,168 foot tower on a line.
Now there is an excellent attraction made for those who want a little thrill in their tour, and it is 4 times higher at 4,700 feet. This is a glass skywalk located on the side of Tianmen mountain in Zhangjiajie, and there is a video after the break if you want to see it for yourself.
This is a terrific way to get some “breathtaking views of the mountains”, and I am not talking about just underneath the sidewalk. By the way, these sidewalks are 2.5 inches thick, so there isn’t a way you are going to fall through, no matter how much jumping you will do. Unless someone brings one of those rings that can shatter glass, like in Die Another Day.

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Casio WK-6500 Workstation Keyboard

I remember having a Casio keyboard when I was ninth grade, and it was about the size of my forearm with about 8 rhythms and instruments. That tiny white keyboard would like like a wimp compared to the Casio WK-6500 Workstation Keyboard.
The WK-6500 has a 76-key full size with 670 tones and programs. It has a song sequencer, tone editor, multiple digital effects, mixer, performance registration memory, USB MIDI interface, SD card storage, as well as hundreds of editable tones.
The specs are pretty impressive. It has a rhythm editor that can turn individual instrumental portions on or off and adjust volume, pan reverb and other parameters for personal rhythms, storing up to 10 original rhythms at a time. It also has a 16 track song sequencer plus 1 system to support recording of up to 5 songs or 30,000 notes, with a chance of editing all of them in between. Also included are a wide range of built-in effects like 10 reverbs, 5 choruses, 100 DSP types. All this plus a high-output 2-way bass reflex sound system.

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Bheestie Bag can dry out soaked mobile devices

You got to hand it to Bheestie (pronounced like “Beastie”) for several reasons. The first being that their Bheestie Bag solves a common problem, a wet mobile device.
Yes, we all know or are the person who has dropped a mobile device in a bathtub, toilet, or swimming pool. This bag is designed to save the wet cell phone, iPod, camera, or other small electronic device.
The Bheestie Bag “pulls the moisture out, keeping your electronic [devices] working properly”. All that is required is that the user unzip the Bheestie Bag, place the soaked device in a bag filled with Bheestie beads, and let it do the work. It is good for both accidents and simple daily maintenance.

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Japanese company REAL-f can print a 3-D mask of your face

Considering that Halloween is about twenty days away, have you thought about a costume yet? Have you considered dressing up as yourself?
The Japanese company REAL-f can help you as they have a 3-D printer that can make a very detailed replica of your face. They can print out everything from the skin tone, freckles, and eyebrows, and put them all on molded resin.
Hey, if you and a friend want to go in together, you can dress up as…each other! Granted, the effect will probably be like putting a realistic mannequin’s face on your own, but it will leave people guessing.

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