The original wearable tech

  • PopPress
  • January 21, 2015
  • StopPress Team
The original wearable tech

Nintendo released the Power Glove, a wearable video game controller, in 1989. The device was a huge flop despite a massive advertising campaign. 25 years later, stop-motion animator Dillon Markey has found a querky new use for the Power Glover and it has absolutely nothing to do with gaming.

A frustrating day of work inspired Markey to transform an old Power Glove into a Bluetooth keyboard, which he now uses it to edit video footage. Markey decided to give his clove a few extra features including a pair of tweezers on a retractable cord, which he uses to adjust small details on puppets and he has also programmed it to yell "Fucking awesome!" whenever he fist bumps someone while wearing it.

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IBM Watson, the new voice of art?

  • PopPress
  • April 24, 2017
  • StopPress Team
IBM Watson, the new voice of art?

With more than 70 percent of Brazilians reported to have never stepped foot inside a museum, 'The Voice of Art', powered by IBM Watson, is making gallery visits a far more interactive pursuit.

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