Dean TakahashiKai Huang of Blue GojiJumping on the fitness gaming trend, Blue Goji is launching its Goji Play system of wireless hardware and games that are aimed at getting you into better shape. Blue Goji lets you turn your cardio fitness bikes or treadmills into “gamified” experiences, where you can play games while you’re exercising and forget about the hard work. Blue GojiGoji Play game They are part of a trend of using games to motivate people to do things they really don’t like doing, like exercising. But they hope to differentiate themselves with a unique approach to getting the experience just right and attract people who would never otherwise play a hardcore game on a video game console. Blue Goji and its partners have created a dozen games that are available on the Apple iTunes App Store.
At a special event this afternoon in Los Angeles, Microsoft fulfilled the rumors and unveiled their new tablet, called the Microsoft Surface.The Microsoft Surface tablet weighs 1.5 lbs and sports a 10.6-inch Gorilla Glass display, edges beveled at 22 degrees, a 9.33mm magnesium case, USB 2.0 and DisplayPort for high resolution displays.The Microsoft Surface tablet will come in a number of flavors, including those that run Windows RT and a version with an Intel chip that will run the full desktop Windows 8 OS.That version, which has a higher-res display called “ClearType,” is a “full PC,” said Microsoft Corporate VP Michael Anguilo.