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Immersion prototype headset tracks gamer rage, ramps up difficulty

Seattle-based designer Sam Matson developed a headset that tracks "gamer rage" and adjusts a custom game's difficulty to compensate for it. Dubbed "Immersion," Matson's headset uses an optical sensor that reads "minute color changes in the user's ear tissue to approximate a pulse." Matson's prot...

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Hands-on: Immerz KOR-FX

I feel like I need to issue a few caveats right up front. A convention center floor is a terrible place to demo new technology like the Immerz KOR-FX vest. It's a device that's supposed to immerse (hence the branding) you in a game by turning sound into vibration, neither of which are in short suppl...

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Xbox 360 crammed into laptop form

Master of all things portable and playable, Ben Heckendorn has managed to create an Xbox 360 laptop within the space of three months. The unit weighs approximately 14 pounds, is 2.8 inches thick and, more importantly, can play Dead Rising. Through an intricate process that undoubtedly involved solde...

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Mahogany charging station for gadgeteers

At $199, only the well-heeled gamer need lust over this rich-looking mahogany charging station from Frontgate. The product has been designed to charge up to four devices at once, be they cell phones, PDAs, MP3 players or mobile game devices (a GameBoy Advance SP is shown charging in this photo). W...

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