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Man Builds Wiimote Theremin, Plays Star Trek Theme

The very definition of 'Neat Hack', Ken Moore shows us his DIY Wiimote Theremin with a virtuoso rendition of a piece traditionally associated with the instrument - the theme from Star Trek » 11/26/08 6:20pm 11/26/08 6:20pm. It's not, in actual fact, a real . Rather than radio frequency oscillations, Ken uses tiny LEDs on the tips of his fingers…

Nintendo And MotionPlus Creators Have Open Relationship

The Wii MotionPlus accessory is the next big thing for Nintendo, but it could very well wind up being the next big thing for many companies, both in and out of gaming. Joe Virginia, the boss of MotionPlus accessory maker InvenSense, told Eurogamer that the tech isn't exclusive to Nintendo, and it's generating a large… » 8/08/08 1:40pm 8/08/08 1:40pm

Nintendo Loses in Bid to Reduce Patent Infringe Penalty

You may recall that earlier in May, Nintendo was pinched to the tune of $21 million in a patent infringement suit brought by Texas-based Anascape. Upon further review, the play stands - a U.S. District Court judge denied Ninty's pretty-please to cut that $21 mil to a less lottoriffic number. So unless they want to… » 6/29/08 10:00am 6/29/08 10:00am

Battery Packs Cause Wii Wheel Alignment Issues?

Apparently, using anything other than disposable "crap-assed gas station batteries" turns a Wii Wheel driving experience into that of a 1978 Datsun heading down to the shore. And no, that's not a desirable mod. Not for Don at videolamer, anyway. He swears that using the battery packs from the React Recharge Dock for… » 6/14/08 3:00pm 6/14/08 3:00pm