What do you get if you combine DDR and a Piano? Piano Wizard! The Piano Wizard teaches basic music notation and piano playing skills in a somewhat childish interface. Don’t get me wrong - it sounds like a great idea for kids, but the company seems to be marketing it at ages 4-40, and I’m not so so sure if it will succeed in the teen and up market.
Check out the video for it’s DDR-tastic interface, and some hot MIDI love.
Hobbytron was at CES in force with their Airsoft guns, a mess free alternative to paintballs. Airsoft guns are battery powered guns that shoot small plastic pellets akin to BBs, only much more realistically. The Airsoft guns are made of metal and have a serious heft to them. Mind you - these things look dangerous - we wouldn’t let kids play with these, lest an eye get shot out. Check out the video for the Airsoft gun, and a quick view of our mad 1337 shooting skills.
Dan Snyder from Intel chats with us about their upcoming Core 2 Quadro line, and explains why the move to four cores is an important one. As Intel says, programmers are starting to write for multi-core systems, and if you want the snappiest PC on the market, you will likely want to be looking towards Intel’s quad core chips.
At an event like CES, business cards flow like water rushing from the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas and managing them can be a challenge. Rubbermaid has brought to market an improvement to their CardScan line, a portable business card scanner that makes importing the contact information from business cards a snap. Heck, it even prints labels and postage. Check the video for the full scoop.
At CES we caught up with Microsoft’s Marlowe Dayley to chat about the Windows Live group of services. We take a look at Windows Live across the board, focusing on Mail, Maps, Live Search. Ever wonder how they were able to capture all that 3D data for their maps? We find out in this episode.