Google’s newest “thing” is called Project Glass. It’s very cool, super futuristic and hopefully not as far fetched as it seems. The idea is to have a screen built into a pair of glasses so that your surroundings are augmented with info like directions, reviews, internet access, calendars and phone calls.
The Playstation Vita is the newest handheld gaming device on the market. It sports a 5 inch OLED touch screen that offer amazing graphics. The operating system is user friendly and very responsive. The battery life is average at best and one has to buy a proprietary memory card to save game data which adds additional costs. Those are the two biggest draw backs to an otherwise fantastic device.
I recently found out about a new Lego game called The Life of George and it’s pretty cool! The game includes 144 Lego pieces and a board. To play the game you must also download the app onto an iDevice or smartphone with a camera. After you open the app and choose your first level, it shows you a picture of something to build and then times you as you build it. When you’re finished you place the Lego on the center of the board and snap a picture of it. The app then grades it and gives you a score. Scores can be posted online or you can go head to head with friends using the same device.
This morning, Apple announced the new iBooks 2, aimed at textbook makers and educators as an easy way to create multimedia content for the iPad.
To learn more, check out this article at ars technica.
The library now has appMATes! AppMATes are toy cars based on the Disney-Pixar film Cars 2 that interact with the iPad. Just open the appMATes app on your (or our) iPad, place the car on the screen and start driving. It’s half toy and half game. Come into the library and check one out today.