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Mattel's legendary-but-finicky Power Glove has been used for seemingly everything but playing Nintendo Entertainment System games as of late, and that trend isn't about to slow down in the wearable tech era. Witness animator Dillon Markey: he's using a heavily modified version of the glove to prod...

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We've seen the PowerGlove pop up in a few different places before, but until now the focus hasn't strayed far from gaming. To wit, the Power Mitt wants to make your trips to the kitchen awesome in the way that only a heat-resistant-rubber oven mitt shaped like Mattel's wearable peripheral ever cou...

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Fire: the most primal element. "It's a living thing," Robert De Niro once said, "It breathes, it eats, and it hates. The only way to beat it is to think like it." Unless you're an artist – then you rig up a series of tubes, pump in some kerosene, and connect it to a Power Glove-like contro...

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All right, here's the situation: You're staging an NES-themed musical (off-Broadway) and the big finale requires a shiny, new Power Glove for all 40 members of the chorus line. You already have access to one unopened Glove that your grandmother gave you as a present in 1995 (way after it was a hot-...

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Brain Computer Interfaces - these last 15 years or so, they've carried the slick acronym of BCI. Over at Keio University in Tokyo, the Biomedical Engineering Lab they're working on non-invasive BCI systems which may 'eventually' become mass-market input devices. The question is - does the gaming and...

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We like to complain about misleading CG sequences being passed off as gameplay, but a quick pass over these Top 10 Cheesiest Classic Game Commericals confirms that we really don't have a leg to stand on in the being tricked department. Take for instance, this Pole Position ad that implies the game...

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The following is a quote stemming from Sony's latest patent submission: "The central body and at least one protrusion are configured to capture a user's hand movements." Hand movements... protrusions... that picture! It's pretty much the PowerGlove from that 80's movie, The Wizard. That damn glove h...

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What's more useless: plastic shove-on attachments or boxing gloves with Wiimote pockets? We suppose those attachments are, but these 'un-official' Wii boxing gloves rank among the lamest of 3rd-party peripherals. Maybe if you have a tendency to fling your Wiimote the gloves are $22 well spent; then ...

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When Nintendo first revealed that its new system would use a motion-sensitive controller, comparisons were inevitably drawn to the company's first experiment with VR, the NES Power Glove. Well, all those comparisons just became a whole lot more apt now that a Japanese hacker has mounted a Wii remot...

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For all of those people out there who didn't manage to grab a Wii at launch -- and probably won't be able to until next year -- there comes a moderate form of compensation in seeing what crazy Wii-themed mods people who did have come up with. The latest to pop up is one that retro-loving Nintendo fa...

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Tilt-sensitive controllers? Magic-wand-style pointers? That's just kids stuff. Everyone knows that the Power Glove is the only video game controller so good that it's so bad. Now, two University of Illinois grad students are bringing the concept into the next generation with a prototype glove contr...

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There's been an enormous amount of brouhaha about whether or not Sony added the motion sensitive feature to their controller after Nintendo announced the Wii, or if they had been planning it all along. Now Sony fanboys are claiming, via the YouTube video after the jump, that they had motion sensiti...

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Someone must be paying attention. A placeholder has turned up on Gamestop for a Wii "controller glove." Alas, there's no image, but this is worth keeping an eye on. BD&A, the company attached to this exciting new prospect, has a few other product placeholders for the Wii at Gamestop as well. [Vi...

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From the hey, that's a great idea department comes a conceptual rendering of what it would be like to throw caution and embarrassment to the wind and strap a pair of wiimotes to your arms. The full ad depicts a guy with a Wii controller on each punch-capable limb next  to some screenshots of t...

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After seeing leadingzero's Power Glove gyroscopic mouse hack, Austin Weber decided he could do it better. He cleaned up the hack a little bit (note the relative absence of wires), and used smaller circuitry components, but that's not what we're really here for, is it? We're here for his incredible...

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I bumped into Mr. Joel Gonzalez leaving Satoru Iwata's keynote on Thursday. Nintendo fans are a special breed; in fact, they're so reliably dedicated, I saw one coming out and going in. Joel said the Power Glove was more of a "conversation starter" than a fashion statement, giving me the ...

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Relegated to basements and junk closets around the world, it's time to resurrect the Power Glove, transforming it from a marginally successful gaming peripheral into a 21st century futuristic gyro-mouse. Power Glove hacker leadingzero writes, "With this hack I can strap on the Powerglove and h...

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