Holograms Coming to the Toy Deparment

What was your first impression when you saw the Princess Leia hologram in Star Wars? Seemed pretty crazy at the time. How in the world (errr galaxy far far away) did they get a 3D video to be played from a droid? It does not seem quite as crazy 35 years later. Hologram technology (a.k.a. holography) currently gets used in security (currency, drivers licenses), art, data storage and many other areas. Now it is even involved in games. Yes, games!

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Most expensive Scrabble board yet

We all know how easy it is to come up with the title of “the most expensive (insert item name here)” by slapping on a few precious jewels, and you are good to go. After all, the Vertu range of mobile phones do a pretty good job at that – even though the innards underneath the hood are far from satisfactory, of course. Well, what about board games? I am quite sure if you were to have a diamond studded board game, you would most probably display it behind a secure glass cabinet instead of having your kids throw it around in a temper tantrum whenever they are on the losing end of things. However, this Scrabble board is very different from the rest – especially when Mind Sports International gave their take on a classic board game, updating it so that it remains technologically relevant in the 21st century.

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Virtual and Terrestrial Battling Robots

What kind of future do you envision? Some of us figured out that we could enjoy the days ahead with docile and obedient robotic slaves, while the rest of us might think that a Terminator-style or I, Robot apocalypse is going to be how things pan out. Regardless, man has control over machine at this point in time, which is why it makes perfect sense to single out the $99.95 Virtual and Terrestrial Battling Robots as a prime choice for a gift – whether it is for yourself, or for other folks.
The Virtual and Terrestrial Battling Robots are remote controlled robots, and using your imagination, they are embroiled in intergalactic combat at home or on the Internet. These two-wheeled robots will send radio frequency waves which are capable of striking opponents from up to 49′ away, while the remote controls will allow rapid forward movement as well as hairpin turning as you furiously attempt to avoid enemy fire. The robots themselves are capable of generating explosive sounds whenever they launch an attack or when they are hit; and each direct hit will be logged by LEDs on the remotes.

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NanoQ mini quadcopter takes to the skies

Do you love all things remote controlled? If you have answered in the affirmative, then we are pleased to bring you word that QFO Labs, a startup which hails from Minneapolis, has just announced that they will be rolling out a mini quadcopter toy that they have dubbed the NanoQ. It will rely on relatively affordable 3-axis gyros and accelerometers, in order to help it remain nice and stable in mid-flight. Apart from that, it will be accompanied by a one-handed remote which integrates tilt sensors for smooth and natural control. It is different from most of the other quadrotors in the market however, as the NanoQ’s propellers will come in an inverted manner which prevents them from colliding with ceilings. This is a good thing, especially if you have your home’s ceiling fan turned on.

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