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OTTO, The Fully Hackable Camera That’s Just Too Cool…

Photography like all forms of expression is not a static art form. Helping to keep things evolving is a brand new camera designed to be taken to bits, the OTTO.

Electronics can be added, code modified, hack the OTTO into almost anything you can imagine a camera to be. It can even be non-camera things. Developed by Next Thing Co the Otto is powered by the Raspberry Pi and the first device to use the new Raspberry Pi Compute Module, a smaller standardized Pi for embedding in devices.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the camera adding unlimited creativity to the pictures we post. Here at Highpants we can’t help but notice the world just got a little bit cooler. Sit back, relax and let the creative juices flow.

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Ouya, the Open Source Android Game Console…

Sing along everyone, “Android, Android, Android, Android, android everywhere”. Android is slowly taking over the world, now it is preparing to invade our living rooms, taking its place on our big screen TV’s. The $99 USD Ouya Android based game console is the spearhead of this invasion.

While big screen gaming in the living room has been ruled by the big three consoles PlayStation, XBox and Wii, a new player has entered the scene. A new player that has bought a gun to a knife fight. Ouya have from the outset taken a different approach to console gaming, when compared the the established names, adopting an open source and mobile inspired approach.

Raising $4.5 million in 4 days Ouya is one of the fastest funded Kickstarter projects in history. With the majority of investors (29,000) pledging the $100’s required to secure a console. The huge amount of early interest and influx of cash has also allowed Ouya to increase the initial production run to 80,000, enough to make a decent impact on the market. Set for full release Q1 2013 Ouya is preparing to change the console world.

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