CNET News Video: Last-minute techy Halloween costumes
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CNET News Video: Last-minute techy Halloween costumes

1:00 /

Every year, Halloween sneaks up on some of us and we're left to scramble for a last-minute costume. This year, if you have a mobile device you can pull together a high-tech costume that's sure to be the talk of the neighborhood. CNET's Kara Tsuboi has details in this Tech Minute.

What happens when you combine a smartphone app, a clever t-shirt, and a former NASA engineer? A really cool and kind of freaky Halloween costume called Digital Dudz. First you buy a t-shirt from Morphsuits.com. Then you download the free iPhone and Android app Digital Dudz. From the app you can choose from a video of eyeballs, beating hearts, guts, worms, you name it, all to animate the graphic on the t-shirt. You see each shirt has a hidden pocket inside to secure your phone. A little tech, a little gore, and you've got a perfect last minute costume to impress fellow trick or treaters. If you're really stuck in need of a last minute Halloween costume, download the $1.99 Masketeer app onto your iPad. Each of the 12 scary masks makes a scream, says trick or treat, and even says thank you. Hey, who said gruesome and polite are mutually exclusive. Hold the iPad up to your face and presto. Instant costume. Have a happy Halloween. Just remember to charge your phone or tablet's batteries. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi CNET.com for CBS News.

New releases

Memorize these Fire Phone gest...
2:01 July 28, 2014
Tilt and swivel your way around the Amazon Fire Phone with a few handy gestures.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 025: Our Comic-Con...
23:14 July 28, 2014
Ashley and Rich tackle all the best news that came from San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, including the...
Play video
Exploring with tech outdoors
12:21 July 28, 2014
This week The Fix takes fitness to a whole new level with the help of our smartphones. Try golfing, biking,...
Play video
PS2: Gaming's greatest sequel
3:46 July 28, 2014
How do you build the most popular games console ever? CNET explains the magic behind Sony's PlayStation 2...
Play video
Give yourself a helping hand with...
6:28 July 25, 2014
When you wish you had an extra pair of hands, two extra robot fingers could be enough. Also, the "holy grail...
Play video
Nokia Treasure Tag tracks your...
1:30 July 25, 2014
If you're constantly misplacing your things -- or are worried you might -- this Bluetooth tracker for iOS,...
Play video
GE's Advantium wall oven combo...
1:34 July 25, 2014
Equipped with a super-charged microwave that browns as well as bakes, the two-drawer Advantium wall oven combo...
Play video
Disable the Fire Phone's 3D fe...
0:55 July 25, 2014
Dynamic Perspective can quickly become more annoying than useful. Here's how to disable it.
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre