• With a rear facing camera and the newest augmented reality technology, the world in front of you is your backdrop in the new one-on-one combat game Reality Fighter for the PlayStation Vita.

    Pin two players against each other in the battlefield in front of you, from the plains of Oklahoma to the rooftop of the Empire Hotel in New York, looking down at the intersection in front of Lincoln center, like we did.

    To make it even more realistic you can play as yourself, by scanning your face and the face of your friends.

    From the top of the building the fighters look Godzilla size, battling in front of the world famous performing arts center with traffic breezing by their feet. Even from 12 stories up the graphics look crisp and realistic, which was a concern since we weren't able to see the game before filming.

    Augmented reality technology is a natural fit for handheld gaming and it will be interesting to see how people accept games like Reality Fighter, and where Sony takes the technology

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  • World’s First Self-Refrigerating Can

    Self chilling beverage technology has been around for almost 20 years, but due to environmental and design issues that needed to be worked out, the first can is just now coming to the market, and we're getting the first look.

    West Coast Chill is the drink, a sugar and caffeine free energy drink that will first be available in the Las Vegas and Southern California markets in late March for around $4.00 a can.

    They mailed us a sample, for the grand chilling and we called up CEO Mitchell Joseph on Skype to hold our "cyber hand" through the cooling process. We even went out and bought a thermometer to wrap around the can so we could see how cold it got.

    We held down a button on the bottom of the can that engages an internal cooling device which hisses back at you so you know it's working. It's advertised to cool 30 degrees in 3-5 minutes, however Mr. Joseph warned us that since the drink is cooled from an internal mechanism, the outside of the can probably wouldn't go down 30 degrees.


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  • Only just announced in late February, we got an exclusive first look at the Nike Flyknit running shoes this week.

    We weren't able to take the samples for a run around the park because they're being closely guarded by Nike until they're released to the public this summer, but we were all blown away by how light they are.

    Nike sent us two models, the Flyknit Racer, which is a high performance marathon shoe, and the Flyknit Trainer+, which is an everyday running shoe.

    The proprietary knit upper, which Nike has been engineering for the last four years, was designed to be "one of the lightest, best fitting running shoes Nike has ever made."

    Using yarn and fabric variations, the formfitting Flyknit racer weights just 5.6 ounces, and is virtually seamless. That's about 20% lighter than the Nike Zoom Streak 3, which was worn but the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers of the marathon at the 2011 World Championships.

    The Flyknit is Nike's answer to the recent trend towards lightweight minimalist

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