While you might not shoot your eyes out, you could certainly melt your retinas sitting too close while watching scenes from A Christmas Story on this giant 8-foot inflatable television yard decoration. Fra-gee-lay — it must be Italian.
While wandering the expansive show floor at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, I came across a pretty interesting technology which could someday find its way into vehicles. Basically, it’s a projection system that would allow vehicles to cast moving images onto the ground in front of them.
I have a feeling that the Gatebox is exactly how Krieger got started with that holographic Japanese girl that follows him around on Archer. We talked a bit about the Gatebox early this year when the oddity first surfaced.
Projection mapping can offer up some pretty cool visuals. The technique combines using specially designed projections which line up with the surfaces they’re being projected on. But up until now, most projection mapping has been done on either fixed or predictably moving rigid surfaces.
Laser pointers are cool, especially the bright ones that you can use for popping balloons and harassing the cats on the next block over. After a while all that gets a bit boring though and you need something new and cool to do with your laser.
These days, everybody stores their videos “in the cloud.” Now some clever folks in the UK are actually projecting video on real clouds.
Recently, on the clouds floating over Nottingham, England, residents saw the spooky green image of a man riding a horse in the night sky.
After years of not wearing a watch because my mobile phone had a clock on it, I adopted a smartwatch. You won’t find me without my Pebble any more. It makes it very easy to tell if I need to send my wife to voicemail while I am working rather than digging my phone out of my pocket first.
Remember the old days when you played Atari’s Pong console? That was all that the console played, and we loved hitting that square shaped ball back and forth. We just didn’t know any better. It seems so slow now.
While it’s illegal to spray-paint graffiti in most places, as far as I know, there’s no law against painting with light. And while you’re not going to be creating any masterworks with this spray can, you’ll at least be able to tell the time.
I’ve long wanted to have a slick heads-up display in my car to show me things like speed, RPM, and direction. That would be much cooler than having my iPhone attached to the windshield with a RAM mount.
Robots can be awesome. They also can be creepy. This robot fits firmly into the latter category. While most robots have expressionless heads, this one has a face. But not just any face – this robot can have YOUR face on it.
Has anyone ever told you that you’ve always got your head in the clouds? Daydreaming isn’t a bad thing because it stimulates your imagination, just as long as you don’t lose sight of reality.
If people stopped dreaming, they’d stop thinking outside of the box and unusually amazing art installations like Cloud Pink wouldn’t come to be.
As much as I love playing FPSes on my Xbox 360 and PS3, they’re still not as immersive as they could be on my “puny” 64-inch plasma display. But thanks to simulator technology developed by UniVisual Technologies, you could soon be playing FPSes in an incredibly visceral gameplay arena.
Remember that movie In Time, which starred Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried? If you were one of the few who saw the film, you know the movie showcased the importance and value of time by envisioning a future where time would eventually become the currency needed in order to survive.