The kickstarter funded Ouya is an open TV gaming console powered by Tegra 3 quad core, 1GB RAM, Android 4.0 and 8GB of flash storage. The idea for Ouya is to allow indie developers easily build games for a TV based video game console. It will follow the mobile smartphone model for its hardware and offer a revised upgraded Ouya every year. It is expected to be available on June 2013 in retail stores for $99USD.
Happy lunar new year! It's the year of the snake, here's the HiBot ACM-R5H amphibious robot snake. ACM-R5 was presented at EXPO2005 in the NEDO Prototype Robot Pavilion. It is a snake-like robot with extra dust sealing, waterproofing and a rigid structure that allows operation under any sever condition. It is composed of several modules with small passive wheels that allow the robot to move smoothly on surfaces.