Archive for Mar 27, 2009

Monsters vs. Aliens: SlashGear meets DreamWorks InTru 3D & HP

Monsters vs. Aliens: SlashGear meets DreamWorks InTru 3D & HP

Back in June last year, SlashGear was invited to spend time with animation studio DreamWorks and see the work they and HP had done on Kung Fu Panda.  At the time, it was difficult to imagine a more complex and processor-intensive setup, but DreamWorks have managed to one-up themselves in 2009 with Monsters vs. Aliens.  Set to hit theaters across America this weekend, Monsters vs. Aliens is the first full-length production from the team in 3D.  SlashGear was invited back to find out exactly what's involved in making 50ft monsters leap out of the screen.

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ASUS Eee PC E1004DN with DVD burner landing April?

ASUS Eee PC E1004DN with DVD burner landing April?

According to the latest rumors from retailers, the DVD-equipped ASUS Eee PC E1004DN will land in stores come mid-April with a sticker price of NT$18,000 - 20,000 ($531 - 590).  The Eee PC E1004DN - first spotted at CES earlier this year - will have an Intel Atom N280 processor, the HD-capable GN40 graphics chipset and a 120GB hard-drive.  Those same sources have also tipped the launch of the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA.

Wiimote-controlled Airsoft Robot Gun

Wiimote-controlled Airsoft Robot Gun

Hacking together remote control weaponry seems to be a common pastime, and incorporating a nice, innocent Wiimote an ideal way to aim it.  Jay decided his office was missing an airsoft robot with IP webcam and internet-based remote control, so put together the pretty intimidating setup you see here.

Video demos after the cut

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