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Augmented Reality Kung Foo gaming

It’s amazing how technology is changing the world, and whilst gaming has had the reputation of taking people away from activity, camera technology is inspiring active games.

Kung-Fu Live is one example in which your image is placed directly into the game, and real movements are translated into in-game actions. As the video below shows, you’ll be able to kick and punch wildly into the air to take down virtual baddies.

This is one of the few games designed exclusively for the PlayStation Eye camera.

Make sure you put away things like lampshades before playing !

World Cup Widget

It’s good to see Widget’s being made available to help syndicate content across the internet in support of the FIFA world cup event.

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Virtual Make up Mirror

Want to know what your face would look like wearing a certain type of make up .. without touching your face?  Well you could always summon up a magin mirror with the words “Mirror Mirror on the Wall, show me my face with make up all”.

And if that doesn’t work, you can head off to the Takashimaya department store in Tokyo and use their Digital Cosmetic Mirror.

The Digital Cosmetic Mirror lets store patrons test makeup and recommendations without actually applying anything to their skin.

Customers begin by allowing the mirror’s camera to scan their face, generating a set of customised recommendations. Using the device’s touch-screen interface, they can then ask to see specific types of makeup on their face, and the mirror paints those products on virtually and in real time. Different colours and formats can be applied and removed with the touch of a button, and consumers can print out ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos of the looks they like best.

Cleverly, the printout includes purchase information which no doubt helps drive sales of the brands on offer.

This video gives you a closer look.