Once upon a time, when I was a wee laddie dressed up as something a bit edgy and slightly disturbing for Halloween, because my mom loves that crap, I’d stop by a particular house every year with my friends.
By now you’ve no doubt heard of the Philae lander’s mostly successful landing on the comet known as Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. This is the first time this has ever been done, and it’s both very cool and very significant.
Terry McGinnis hated the Bat-Signal, but he might consider Aerial Burton’s True 3D Display. The Japanese company’s proof-of-concept device creates three dimensional images by reflecting a laser beam into the air. When air molecules are hit by the beam, they become ionized for a brief moment and release photons into the air, which manifest as bright dots of light.
While most 3D models on Sketchfab are of characters or objects, member Glenatron proves that it can be a great platform to showcase dioramas as well. He recently shared his cute interactive homage to Metal Gear Solid, which depicts scenes from the PlayStation game.
Maps are one of the most helpful accessories for tabletop gamers. They make it easier to imagine your characters’ setting, to remember your progress and to make plans. Here are a couple of map designing software that can help you make custom maps, so you can have more diverse and personalized adventures.
Devices with paper-thin or flexible displays have yet to become mainstream. But the researchers behind PrintScreen recently proved that we can make simple but incredibly thin and flexible displays right now, without the need for high end materials or equipment.
If the 3D Pocketcopter is the real deal, you won’t need to shell out hundreds of dollars for a simple airborne camera. The battery-powered device is controlled wirelessly over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and works with iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices.
This is Totem, yet another VR headset on Kickstarter. I’m posting about it, however, because it can do some really cool things that other VR goggles we’ve seen can’t, and I don’t think the developers have even realized all of the potential they have with this hardware design yet.
Back in 2013, we talked a bit about a camera called the Socialmatic that was going from concept to reality. Fast-forward over a year and Polaroid has announced that the Socialmatic camera will be on store shelves this holiday season.
Incoming Physics student Ollie Baker used the money he got from his Arkwright Scholarship to transfer the brains of a Sony Nex-5 into a Konica Auto S3, the latter being an analog rangefinder from the 70s.
After months of speculation, and numerous leaks, Apple finally took wraps off the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. From the exterior, the most notable changes are the 4.7″ display on the iPhone 6, and the 5.5″ display on the iPhone 6 Plus.
Cats are pretty cool. They are always up to something nefarious. Dogs are mostly too dumb to be sneaky; a cat on the other hand will do something bad and blame it on the dog. I wish cats could walk around on their hind legs, that would be awesome.
The last time we featured augmented reality company DAQRI, it had borderline gimmicky applications for its specialty. But DAQRI is dreaming big with its smart helmet. Meant for field workers, the helmet leverages augmented reality to help professionals get around, learn, document and overall perform their job better.
James Blaha has amblyopia or lazy eye, a condition wherein the nerves that connect one of the eyes to the brain do not develop. As a side effect, James could see only out of his “good eye,” losing depth perception in the process.
Kickstarter is a great place to find some really cool and unusual projects that probably would never get built without crowdfunding. One of the latest projects to turn up there is the SnapPiCam. This is a small digital camera that uses a Raspberry Pi developer board as its brains.
The digital picture frame has been around for years. It’s a convenient if unimpressive class of device. So why is Electric Objects’ EO1 getting so much hype and love online? Well for one thing, it was conceptualized by Jake Levine, who used to work at the famous venture capital company Betaworks.