Cruising the Google Earth - Wii Style

Okay, this is just too cool and really speaks for itself. A video of Google geeks at CES showing how they rigged the Wii balance board to surf Google Earth.

Yes, they call it "Earth Surfer."

Just don't tell Nintendo.

And for all you wannabe earth hackers, sit tight - the Google crew is going to put the open source code up online next week on the Google Mac Developer Playground. But seriously, how many other applications are out there for the balance board? How about one you can sit on to surf through TV channels - the ultimate remote control for couch potatoes.

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