updated 03:00 pm EST, Sat February 8, 2014
QuadStick video game controller for quadriplegic gamers succeeds Kickstarter goal
Complex mouth-based controller for quadriplegic console gamers, QuadStick, has succeeded in reaching and surpassing its Kickstarter goal of ten thousand dollars. Composed as a single joystick, four sip-and-puff sensors, a lip position sensor and a push switch, the controller outputs to both USB and Bluetooth, and then into gaming hardware. QuadStick will be compatible with PCs, Android devices and PS3s, and with the addition of an adapter, Xbox One and Xbox 360 as well. Controller configuration is available,with pre-arranged setups built in. Users can use its straws to shift between different control methods.
Gamers can also utilize its voice command capacity by using third-party voice recognition software, such as Dragon Naturally Speaking, and calibrate word commands into game-specific actions. Presently, five working prototypes exist, with the original aim of the Kickstarter to achieve production of at least 25 units after the campaign has ended. QuadStick's Kickstarter ends on March 6, 2014.
Dropbox alternative HubiC adds 10TB storage option
Hosting company OVH has introduced a 10 TB cloud storage option to its subscription service, offered at $14 per month. A cloud storage service akin to Dropbox, HubiC is available in 25GB (free)and 100 GB ($1 per month) size options, with its servers located in France. HubiC also provides a desktop sync client, mobile apps and an API.