Video: CES: TN's Gaming Vest

First-person shooter video games have become immensely popular because of their ability to let players mercilessly mow down digital foes from the comfort of an easy chair. When a new breed of video game technology hits the market next month, the machines will have their day as their flesh and blood opponents gain the ability to feel the impact of bullets, explosions and other blows by donning a specially designed vest rigged with pneumatic actuators and microcompressors.

The 3rdSpace Vest developed by Redmond, Wash.–based TN Games looks like the bulletproof flak jackets worn by police officers. Rather than block bullets, however, the vest is designed to simulate the feeling of being shot. Each features eight impact points—four in the front and four in the back—that use a system of pneumatic actuators and microcompressors to deliver a blow of 30 pounds per square inch, or psi (2.1 kilograms per square centimeter).

The force of the sensors embedded in the vests "is enough to make a game fun and interesting, but it's not going to hurt people," says Mark Ombrellaro, a vascular surgeon who formed TN Games and its parent company, TouchNetworks, Inc.

The vest is set to debut on November 21 with TN Games's futuristic 3rd Space Incursion game and will also work with a version of Activision's World War II era–based Call of Duty 2, which ships with the vest. TN Games has also developed software modules for gamers to download that will enable versions of Id Software, Inc.'s Quake and Doom games to work with the vest.

Ironically, the idea for a vest designed to heighten the experience of video games simulating violence evolved from a telemedicine project conducted in Texas prisons. In 1993 Ombrellaro participated as a physician in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Mednet video consultation pilot project, which offered inmates medical exams using videoconferencing technology, negating the need for physicians to be in the same rooms as their patients. The program was the result of efforts to save costs and decrease the security risks of sending doctors into prisons.

The inmates, who could be as far as 168 miles (270 kilometers) away, saw their doctors via a monitor set up at the prison. The remote physicians would instruct an on-site nurse on how to conduct the physical examination and rely on that nurse's observations to make a diagnosis. "With anything complicated, [the nurses] would say that they couldn't really tell or that the [inmate] would need more tests," Ombrellaro says.

With this experience in mind, Ombrellaro set out to create a device that could improve the accuracy of exams conducted remotely via telemedicine channels. In 2000 he formed TouchNetworks to develop what he saw as a "wearable network." The idea was to give physicians special hand control units that they could use to remotely activate sensors on the patient's vest, which would cover the body from the pubic bone up to the shoulders.

But the vests had to provide physicians with more than just the ability to inflate a small section to see if that caused pain or discomfort in a particular area of the patient's body. "You need to be able to figure out how much force to deliver and how much displacement that force is causing in the body," Ombrellaro says. "Beyond that, your fingertips tell your brain what they're feeling when they push, so you need to have not just a lever in the device but a receptor as well."....

Samsung Hard Disk Soup

"Because its Nod32 license ended, this guy had to take action and get rid of the viruses from this computer. And indeed he found an amazing method of doing that and much more. The recipe you ask? It is quite simple. But first here are the ingredients: one Samsung hard disk, 2 liters of water, 10 peas of black pepper, 2 pieces of laurel and a pinch of salt. First get the water to a boiling point and then add the rest of the ingredients. Do not forget the most important one, the hard disk. Boil this mixture for 10 minutes and let it cool for about 20-30 minutes. Once the hard disk has cooled off you can insert it back into your computer, virus scan free!!"

Samsung Hard Disk Soup

Samsung Hard Disk Soup

funny Babies In The Water

that babies look cute, Enjoy the photos ;)

Babies in the water

Babies in the water

Babies in the water

Babies in the water

Babies in the water

Babies in the water

3 rare White Lion Cubs !!!

Three white lion cubs were born last week in the Olmen Zoo. White lions are very rare, worldwide there are only 200 of them, and they only survive by selective breeding in zoos.

White Lion

White Lion


funny cat and mouse (friends!!)

Diamond-studded iPod shuffle photo

World's most expensive iPod goes on sale ...Does your girlfriend like bling a lot ? Well ehad on over to London where this Diamond-studded iPod shuffle is to be auctioned. Yeah, there's a lot of good, civically-minded things you could do with your cash... but wouldn't it be more fun to blow it on a 1GB iPod? If you're dying to prove how little £20,000 (or around $40,000) means to you, here's your chance. A jeweler named Thomas Heyerdahl has created an 18 karat, diamond studded, ...

The one-off piece was created by jeweller, Thomas Heyerdahl, who says the process was painstaking and meticulous as there wouldn't ever be another one.

He said: "It's a special thing, making just one. If we had make this for commercial sale, it would be quite a different thing because then you have to take care of, much more things to make it work commercially."

Source: yahoo

Best cool Graffiti arts picture


Best Graffiti art photos


new animal creature image !

happy jump 123 !!

funny Cool car tunning !

The COO of Nintendo’s U.S. “Dirty South” divison?

Donkey Kong ghetto car

So much chrome, the train horns are unnecessary. Thanks anyway.

Tons of chrome

Ok, this definitely belongs to some good old White Trash…

Cool Whip car

The standard factory overhead lighting was a little too “cheap”!

Ghetto chandelier in car

Very happy McDonald’s employees on their way to work:

McDonald's Ghetto Car

What a beautiful ocean shot!

Ghetto Car

(The 28 count means 28 inch rims — fun filled fact)

Newport Ghetto Car

Making Chester very proud.

Cheetos Car

Did You Know How These Names Came About ?

Did You Know How These Names Came About!

Adobe - came from name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of founder John Warnock.

Apache - It got its name because its founders got started by applying patches to code written for NCSA's httpd daemon. The result was 'A PAtCHy' server -- thus, the name Apache

Apple Computers - favourite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if the other colleagues didn't suggest a better name by 5 o'clock.

C - Dennis Ritchie improved on the B programming language and called it 'New B'. He later called it C. Earlier B was created by Ken Thompson as a revision of the Bon programming language (named after his wife Bonnie)

CISCO - its not an acronymn but the short for San Francisco.

Compaq - using COMp, for computer, and PAQ to denote a small integral object.

GNU - a species of African antelope. Founder of the GNU project Richard Stallman liked the name because of the humour associated with its pronuniciation and was also influenced by the children's song 'The Gnu Song' which is a song sung by a gnu. Also it fitted into the recursive acronym culture with 'GNU's Not Unix'.

Google - the name started as a jokey boast about the amount of information the search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named 'Googol', a word for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros. After founders - Stanford grad students Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angel investor, they received a cheque made out to 'Google'!

Hotmail - Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the web from a computer anywhere in the world. When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the business plan for the mail service, he tried all kinds of names ending in 'mail' and finally settled for hotmail as it included the letters "html" - the programming language used to write web pages. It was initially referred to as HoTMaiL with selective upper casing.

HP - Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.

Intel - Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company 'Moore Noyce' but that was already trademarked by a hotel chain, so they had to settle for an acronym of INTegrated ELectronics.

Java - Originally called Oak by creator James Gosling, from the tree that stood outside his window, the programming team had to look for a substitute as there was another language with the same name. Java was selected from a list of suggestions. It came from the name of the coffee that the programmers drank.

The car cat

Best wallpaper II wide

Kirei desu III by *tumb on deviantART

The Hill by ^manicho on deviantART

Dual-Dream by ~Cyher on deviantART

Blue Dock by ~dimage on deviantART

Long Road Ahead II by *tumb on deviantART

Pale skies by ~MohsinNaqi on deviantART

Colonize the Moon by ~Joker84 on deviantART

Kirei Desu IV by *tumb on deviantART

Most powerful gun for doom (funny)

Death Star-Inspired Hotel to Open in Azerbaijan

That's right, a Death Star-inspired hotel is set to open in Burka, Azerbaijan. Standing 521-feet high, it features 382 rooms and 35-plus floors. They call it "Full Moon" but they are not fooling us: this is a fully armed, fully operational battle station.

And it shall be destroyed before it's too late, with a bunch of small fighters that can escape its turbolasers and drop proton torpedoes down an exhaust port. Or maybe not, if you look at it from its side. Yes, I know, even with 104,182 square metres, with 382 rooms over 35 floors, it's a complete letdown. Jeff Vader won't be happy with this pancaked Death Star at all.