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The Xio from Forcetek is ... well, it's interesting. Rather than reducing your controller to a wand or removing the controller altogether, the Xio is a harness that attaches to your arm. The device tracks the motion of your wrist as you turn it and twist it, translating the motions into in-game act...

June 19th 2010 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Forget the Wiimote, PlayStation Move and Kinect; here's a controller that actually makes you feel the games. At E3 earlier this week, startup firm ForceTek was seen demoing its XIO Virtual Gaming System -- a rather fancy name for a force-feedback arm exoskeleton that "provides a controlled resistan...

June 18th 2010 at 9:03pm 0 Comments
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Each week Tom Whitwell of Music Thing highlights the best of the new music gear that's coming out, as well as noteworthy vintage equipment: Wait! Come back! Stop scrolling! Why should you read about a boring-looking grey synthesizer? I'll tell you why. This week, music geeks have been talking about...

July 7th 2006 at 10:52pm 0 Comments