Friday, June 27, 2008

New Gadgets -Technology by DoCoMo - Gadgets of the Future!

It looks like DoCoMo (Japan) developed prototypes for new wearable technology with some advanced features. On Tuesday some of the new technology was demonstrated. This included a headset covered with wires that demonstrated how computer graphic lines in a monitor connected to a headset could be used to track eye movement. These eye movements were then tied to computer functions (move eyes twice to right, increased the volume etc.). Other uses mentioned in the research was the possibility of cell phone cameras reading product bar codes when a user simply looks at them (sounds like something from the Terminator).

A wristwatch with a vibration sensor was also shown. When the user tapped their fingers this would be tied to the controls on gadgets. These taps could be used to increase the volume on a music player, skip to the next track, or really anything with simple controls.

Some of this sounds in line with what Xybernaut had been working on years ago with their wearable computers (as shown in picture above). I don't think this ever took off in the retail sector, but I remember their wearable computers being used by Army, Police and a number of other folks.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

China's Online Shopping will outrank Japan's Online Shopping in 2010

A MasterCard survey was released showing that China will now replace Japan as the largest online shopping market in the Asia region in 2010. China will have roughly 480 million online shoppers and spend upwards of 1.4 trillion dollars (USD). India is also ready to overtake Japan as well.

Percentage wise, this will take China from 49.9 to
58.6 percent of the total online shopping population in the region. That's quite an increase.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Nintendo Wii Game Release Calendar - Europe Wii

The Nintendo Wii Game release schedule in Europe was announced today. Here is the Game release line up:

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) 27th June 2008
Bejing 2008 (SEGA) 27th June 2008
Big Beach Sports (THQ) 27th June 2008
Wacky Races - Crash and Dash (Eidos) 27th June 2008
Guitar Hero Aerosmith Bundle Pack on Wii (Activision) 27th June 2008
Kung Fu Panda (Activision) 27th June 2008
Radio Helicopter (505 Games) 27th June 2008
We Love Golf! (Capcom) June 2008
Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour June-Sep 2008
Pool Party (SouthPeak Games) 4th July 2008
Wall E. (THQ) 4th July 2008
Cocoto Kart Racer (Neko Entertainment) 11th July 2008
Baroque (Rising Star Games) 18th July 2008
Margot´s Word Brain (ZOO) 18th July 2008
Yamaha Supercross (ZOO) 18th July 2008
CID The Dummy (Oxygen Games) 25th July 2008
Super Swing Golf (Rising Star Games) 25th July 2008
Table Football (505 Games) 31st July 2008
Pimp My Ride (Activision) July 2008
The Incredible Hulk (SEGA) July 2008
Jeep Thrills (ZOO) 8th August 2008
Legend of Sayuki (505 Games) 8th August 2008
BROTHERS IN ARMS : EARN IN BLOOD (Ubisoft) 14th August 2008
BROTHERS IN ARMS: ROAD TO HILL 30 (Ubisoft) 14th August 2008
Calvin Tucker´s Redneck Jamboree (ZOO) 22nd August 2008
Clever Kids: Farmyard Fun (Ghostlight) 22nd August 2008
Clever Kids: Pirates (Ghostlight) 22nd August 2008
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 (EA) 26th August 2008
Runaway The Dream of the Turtle (Focus Home Interactive) 28th August 2008
Soul Calibur Legends (Namco Bandai/Ubisoft) 28th August 2008
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Vivendi Games) 29th August 2008
Brave: A Warrior's Tale (SouthPeak Games) August 2008
Carnival Games: Mini Golf (2K Play) August 2008
Manhunt 2 (Rockstar Games) August 2008
Space Chimps (Brash Entertainment) August-October 2008
Chess Crusade (ZOO) 5th September 2008
TNA impact (Midway Games) 5th September 2008
Pipe Manja (Empire Interactive/ Kochmedia) 14th September 2008
Bratz: Girls Really Rock ! (THQ) 19th September 2008
Order Up (ZOO) 19th September 2008
Sim City Creator (EA) 19th September 2008
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (LucasArts/Activision) 19th September 2008
Counter Force (505 Games) 26th September 2008
De Blob (THQ) 26th September 2008
Wario Land: The Shake Dimension (Nintendo) 26th September 2008
Family Trainer (Namco Bandai) September 2008 (EU)
Sambe De Amigo (SEGA) September 2008
Wild Earth: African Safari (Majesco/Codemaster) September 2008
All Star Cheer (THQ) Q3 2008
Rockband (EA) Q3 2008
Jeep Let's Off Road (ZOO) Q3 2008
World of Goo (RTL Playtainment) Q3 2008
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 (THQ) Q3 2008
Skate It (EA) 2008
Sonic Unleashed (SEGA) Late 2008

US -Wii Game Release Calendar

US - DS / DS-Lite Game Release Calendar

Nintendo DS / DS-Lite Game Release Calendar - DS Games

More Nintento DS/DS-Lite releases

Gauntlet Jul 15, 2008
Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 Jul 1, 2008
The Incredible Hulk June2008
Cake Mania 2 Jun 24, 2008
Top Spin 3 Jun 24, 2008
My Weight Loss Coach Jun 24, 2008
1 vs. 100 Jun 24, 2008
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Jun 24, 2008
WALLE Jun 24, 2008
Rock Band Jun 22, 2008
Guitar Hero On Tour Bundle Jun 22, 2008
Arkanoid DS Jun 17, 2008
Imagine: Rock Star Jun 17, 2008

Wii Game Release Calendar

Nintendo Wii Game Release Calendar - Wii Games

Wii SNK Arcade Classics Volume 1 - June 2008
Wii Guitar Hero: On Tour - Jun 22, 2008
Wii Gyrostarr - Jun 23, 2008
Wii Big Beach Sports - Jun 24, 2008
Wii WALLE -Jun 24, 2008
Wii Alone in the Dark - Jun 24, 2008
Wii Top Spin 3 - Jun 24, 2008
Wii Guitar Hero: Aerosmith - Jun 29, 2008
Wii NCAA® Football 09 - Jul 15, 2008
Wii Rock Band Track Pack Volume 1 - Jul 15, 2008
Wii Wonder World Amusement Park - Jul 8, 2008

More Nintento Wii releases are coming soon, so stay tuned!

DS / DS-Lite Release Calendar