'Pac-Man' Fitness Band Turns the Old-School Video Game Into a Workout

Ever wish there was a toy that combined beloved fads from the ‘80s and ‘90s with the technology of today? Well, the new Moff Band Pac-Man game does just that. Ostensibly a fitness game, the Moff Band is a slap bracelet that lets you control a game of Pac-Man by swinging your arms around. 

The game was presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, where journalists were allowed to test it out for the first time. According to Mashable, the game does give players a real workout: “I did feel the burn in my arms as I swung them around, so I guess the Moff Band succeeded in tricking me into exercising,” one contributor wrote. 

To create the fitness band, Moff teamed up with Bandai Namco Entertainment, who provided the rights to their classic Pac-Man game. To play, users simply slap on the wrist band, and move their arms up, down, left, and right to control a Pac-Man game on an iPad screen (you need an iPad, smartphone, and Moff Band to play at home). The band is bluetooth-equipped and has internal sensors that gauge in which direction you’re moving your arms.

The game seems like a fun, if goofy, way to get people to exercise, and the trailer for the Moff Band reflects the product's retro and playful spirit. Check it out above.

[h/t: Mashable]

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The Richest Person of All Time From Each State

Looking for inspiration in your quest to become a billionaire? This map from cost information website, spotted by Digg, highlights the richest person in history who hails from each of the 50 states.

More billionaires live in the U.S. than in any other country, but not every state has produced a member of the Three Comma Club (seven states can only lay claim to millionaires). The map spans U.S. history, with numbers adjusted for inflation. One key finding: The group is overwhelmingly male, with only three women represented.

The richest American by far was John D. Rockefeller, repping New York with $257.25 billion to his name. Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Microsoft's Bill Gates clock in at the third and fifth richest, respectively. While today they both make their homes in the exclusive waterfront city of Medina, Washington, this map is all about birthplace. Since Gates, who is worth $90.54 billion, was born in Seattle, he wins top billing in the Evergreen State, while Albuquerque-born Bezos's $116.57 billion fortune puts New Mexico on the map.

The richest woman is South Carolina's Anita Zucker ($3.83 billion), the CEO of InterTech Group, a private, family-owned chemicals manufacturer based in Charleston. Clocking in at number 50 is the late, great socialite Brooke Astor—who, though a legend of the New York City social scene, was a native of New Hampshire—with $150 million.

[h/t Digg]

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There’s a Ghost Hiding in This Illustration—Can You Find It?
Gergely Dudás - Dudolf, Facebook
Gergely Dudás - Dudolf, Facebook

A hidden image illustration by Gergely Dudás, a.k.a. Dudolf
Gergely Dudás - Dudolf, Facebook

Gergely Dudás is at it again. The Hungarian illustrator, who is known to his fans as “Dudolf,” has spent the past several years delighting the internet with his hidden image illustrations, going back to the time he hid a single panda bear in a sea of snowmen in 2015. In the years since, he has played optical tricks with a variety of other figures, including sheep and Santa Claus and hearts and snails. For his latest brainteaser, which he posted to both his Facebook page and his blog, Dudolf is asking fans to find a pet ghost named Sheet in a field of white bunny rabbits.

As we’ve learned from his past creations, what makes this hidden image difficult to find is that it looks so similar to the objects surrounding it that our brains just sort of group it in as being “the same.” So you’d better concentrate.

If you’ve scanned the landscape again and again and can’t find Sheet to save your life, go ahead and click here to see where he’s hiding.


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