• 3D Printed Dolls And Jedi Mind Control Devices: A Look At Disney’s Second Accelerator Batch

    The first batch of startups in Disney’s startup accelerator produced successes like the BB-8 droid from Sphero and Naritiv, a marketing platform that nabbed a deal with Snapchat. Sphero produced the BB-8 droid in anticipation of the upcoming Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. But it was a fated meeting with Disney CEO Bob Iger that gave the Sphero robotics team an idea to create the… Read More

  • Emotiv's New Neuro-Headset

    Hack Your Brain With A Machine That Reads Minds

    Star Wars first planted the idea over 35 years ago that we could move objects with our minds. That idea is now a reality that has come a long way in the last few years. Emotiv is on the cutting edge of that technology with headgear that allows you to do things, such as make a toy car whiz by or help a quadriplegic mix music like a DJ using just their brain power. Read More

  • T-minus “several months” for brainwave games

    Can’t wait to play video games with your braaaaain? Well in “several months” you should be able to purchase the Emotiv EPOC. We’ve been keeping tabs on the progress of this gadget and we’re excited. I dunno how well the tech will work on a massive scale – what with everybody having different brains and all – but the demo at IDF was pretty cool. Read More

  • Emotiv to sell world's first brain-controller for $299

    We talked about the Emotiv last year during GDC and came away fairly impressed. Basically you control games with your “brain” using thoughts, expressions, and emotions to move on-screen figures. This is the final official headset — we saw a prototype last year — and it will cost about $299 at Emotiv.com. You can use the included software to connect directly to almost… Read More

  • Emotiv Project Epoc: Sensory Gaming Developed Through Research on Schizophrenic Mice

    Emotiv is a company I expect we’ll be hearing a lot more about soon. It made news yesterday with a formal announcement of its Project Epoc, a developmental technology that interpolates electrical signals emitted by the brain and converts them into actions on a computer. I had been communicating with Emotiv going into GDC and as fate would have it, my meeting was scheduled for shortly… Read More