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Nintendo

Submission + - More Wiimote Hacks - Head Tracking Hack (fastsilicon.com)

mrneutron2003 writes: "This guy just doesn't know when to stop. Johnny Chung Lee graces us with yet another one of his inventive Wiimote projects. This time it involves using the Wiimote and a pair of inexpensive LED safety goggles (with the standard LED's replaced with InfraRed ones) to allow positional head tracking , achieving an effect similar to what is experienced with three dimensional displays and CAVE systems. The video dramatically illustrates the effect. Game developers take note. This simple little variation on infrared tracking could allow for some seriously immersive gameplay in the future.

http://www.fastsilicon.com/off-the-wall/more-wiimote-hacks-head-tracking-hack.html"

Music

Submission + - Musicians Now Have Options says David Byrne

Hugh Pickens writes: "Former Talking Head David Byrne has seen the music business from both sides first as an artist then running his own record label, Luaka Bop, and says the future of music as a career is wide open. In an article in Wired, Byrne identifies six different distribution models now available to musicians. At one end of the scale is the 360, or equity, deal, where every aspect of the artist's career is handled by producers, promoters, marketing people, and managers. At the other end of the scale is the self-distribution model, where the music is self-produced, self-written, self-played, and self-marketed. Between these two extremes are four other models offering different levels of artist control. "No single model will work for everyone," says Bryne. "There's room for all of us. In the recent past, it often seemed like all or nothing, but maybe now we won't be forced to choose.""

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