Monday, January 28, 2008

ARToolKit - Open Source Video Tracking

ARToolKit is a software library for building Augmented Reality (AR) applications. These are applications that involve the overlay of virtual imagery on the real world.

The ARToolKit video tracking libraries calculate the real camera position and orientation relative to physical markers in real time. This enables the easy development of a wide range of Augmented Reality applications. Some of the features of ARToolKit include:
  • Single camera position/orientation tracking.
  • Tracking code that uses simple black squares.
  • The ability to use any square marker patterns.
  • Easy camera calibration code.
  • Fast enough for real time AR applications.
  • SGI IRIX, Linux, MacOS and Windows OS distributions.
  • Distributed with complete source code.
More information is available here.

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Khorium Toolbox - WoW Engineering Information

This great blog has tidbits on engeering and the associated gathering professions.

An introduction to Khorium Toolbox can be found here.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

WoW Fan Site / Info Site Updates

CT Profile is back....

CTProfiles is a custom profile building site for World of Warcraft that allows you to share your characters' "profile" out of game. It left for a while when the armory came out, but came back!

Check out CT Profile here.

WoW PaperIdol Signature Generator!

This is a WoW signature generator based of your in game character model. This looks pretty cool, it's in beta so your character may appear glitched and a handfull of things can go wrong. Nice start though!

You can check out WoW PaperIdol here.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

RocketDock

RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.

RocketDock is compatible with Windows XP / 2000 / Vista.

More information is available here.

World of Warcraft hits 10 million subscribers

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. announced today that subscribership for World of Warcraft has passed 10 million subscribers worldwide.

More information is available here.

New HP MediaVault NAS that runs Linux available March 08

So, at CES 2008, HP released some information on their updated MediaVault servers. They also brought forward some news of their new Linux based MediaVault server.

The 500 GB HP Media Vault mv2120 is aimed at home users, and will start at around $300 US.

More specs on these storage servers are available here.

HP has set the release of these units at March 2008, HP's official release information is available here at the bottom of the page.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Paper CD Case

Can't find a Jewel Case? Did you run out of paper sleeves? Need to protect a DVD you just burned?

Look no further, this is a great little site that lets you make CD sleeves out of letter paper.

Instructions are on the site. Simple to use, and cheap!

More information is available here.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Dollar Store Parabolic Mic

Happy New Year,

This first post of the year is an instructable of how to make a Parabolic Mic from cheap items.

More information is available here.

You can also check out samples of what this setup can do at the homepage of the inventor.