Play any game on a multi touch display with Magic

July 6, 2010

iBuyPower created a new system that will enable any game to played via multitouch, regardless of whether the game’s creators gave it so much as a thought.

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Magic, which is short for Multitouch Advanced Gaming Interface and Control, is a proprietary piece of code designed specifically for the company’s own touch-enabled laptops, and it works by linking a multitouch gesture to a command the game already understands, emulating multitouch commands by mapping keystrokes or mouse clicks. Best of all, it’s available now as a gratis download

Right now it is only for their own hardware, but no doubt hackers will have this working on Dells, Alienwares, Lenovos and HPs etc.

simply awesome

found on engadget

@maniac13


Write in any colour that you see (scan)

August 26, 2009

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The Colour Picker pen by Korean designer Jinsu Park works just like the eyedropper tool in Photoshop. Use the rear end of the pen to scan the colour of the objects around you, and then pen imitates the colour by mixing red, green and blue ink, thus negating the need for an arsenal of crayons

Unfortunately you can’t buy this pen yet as it is still conceptual, but if it ever hits the market I know a few designers that will want to have one.

found here