Progeny Systems, a company that specializes in developing advanced technology for the United States Department of Defense, recently visited marines at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejune, N.C to get their opinion on future advanced military technology.
Lt. Col. Randy G. Pugh, an intelligence officer for the II Marine Expeditionary Force had this to say on the Official U.S. Marine Corps Website:
“The idea was to bring together the engineers that are building these different systems with the people that are going to eventually use these systems. So that rather than waiting to the end when you hand a Marine something and say this is what I think you want. You’ve asked them all along the way your building it.”
Sensics isn’t the first company to market a pair of so called smart goggles. However, while most other concepts act simply as a display for another machine (like a smartphone), these Android-powered 3D Smart Goggles work completely independently of your phone.
The goggles concept shown off in the video below and image above is known simply as the Sensics SmartGoggles, codenamed “Natalia”. AndroidCommunity correctly points out that it is really more a helmet, then goggles. Nonetheless, Sensics is promising full 3D capability, a 360 degree field of view, and an overall experience that caters to gamers.
As you can see in the video, it appears that some type of motion control/ gestures will Continue reading “Sensics SmartGoogles Bring 3D, 360 Degree Gaming to Android, PCs” »
For those of you still hoping that Bill Murray — possibly the only reason to watch another Ghostbusters movie — would change his mind and hop on board with fellow Saturday Night Live alum Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis for a new Ghostbusters film, abandon it now. Bill Murray reportedly clarified things by putting his Ghostbusters 3 script through the paper shredder, thus robbing us all of a 3rd GB film, not to mention penance for the 1989 debacle that was Ghostbusters 2: The Statue of Liberty Walks.
Or could this be a good thing? Continue reading “Bill Murray Shreds His Ghostbusters 3 Script!” »
The latest gem in the media world is that some of the world’s most prominent banks and lending organizations will begin looking at your social media accounts, primarily who you are friends with, to determine your credit score. All of this is being fueled by the creation of a Chinese company called lenddo which according to their credo is…:
…The world’s first credit scoring Continue reading “Could Your Facebook Friends Affect Your Credit Score?” »
The guys over at The Verge recently went behind the scenes at Microsoft’s Building 99, where approximately 850 researchers (or 1% of all Microsoft employees) work to develop the latest technologies that might one day make it into consumer products.
In the most recent episode released, GM of strategy and communications at Microsoft Research, Kevin Schofield, shows us the future possibilities of Kinect. We also get a look at researchers playing around with a depth-sensing UI concept known as Lightspace. Continue reading “Behind the Scenes at Microsoft: Kinect Fusion and Lightspace” »
Likely inspired by the bearded dragon who received attention last month for his skills in Android game Ant Smasher (video below), YouTube user “KoreanFrogMania” and his pet African bullfrog take their best shot at the high score. However, this video doesn’t go exactly as planned… Continue reading “African Bullfrog Crushes Ants (and Fingers) In His Favorite Android Game” »
The Recording Academy announced last night the recipients of this year’s Special Merit Awards, which include Lifetime Achievement Awards, Trustees Awards, and Technical Grammy Awards. One of this year’s recipients for the Trustees Award stands out from the rest– Steve Jobs. Continue reading “‘Grammys’ to Honor Steve Jobs for Contributions to Music Industry” »
Okay, they’re just trailers. But A)it’s a KICKASS week for trailers, and B)sometimes trailers end up being better than the actual movies — for instance, take every Roland Emmerich film ever made.
Most of you have seen TDKR trailer, which is simply action film pr0n and marble-mouthed Bane, but it’s Prometheus, the kinda-but-not-really prequel to the ALIEN franchise, that has sci-fi fanboys/girls everywhere gawking and talking. And while ET or whomever released a teaser for the teaser itself this past weekend, it’s not quite the same as having an actual trailer. Continue reading “Trailer Orgy: The Dark Knight, The Hobbit, Prometheus, and Wrath of the Titans!” »
We recently had fans of our YouTube Channel going bonkers when we showed off what may be one of the greatest toys ever. But what the video doesn’t show you is the secret to the copter’s amazingness…the pilot flying it.
We had the opportunity to catch up with the man, dubbed Warthox, who flew and built the copter in the video, and to learn how he garnered the skillz to master the amazing quad-copter: Continue reading “Is This The Greatest Toy Ever? Ask The Pilot Who Created It…” »
Apple’s policies on accepting (only to quickly remove) most emulators from the App Store have been sketchy to say the least. Commodore 64 has slipped through the cracks and remains in the App Store, while the majority of others have already been given the axe by Apple. For whatever reason, it appears that they have now allowed iMAME.
There’s no doubt the free download, which comes with 9 pre-installed games, is definitely worth picking up. Among those titles– Circus, Crash, Fire One, Hard Hat, Robot Bowl, Side Track, Spectar, Star Fire, and Targ. Continue reading “Get It While You Can– iMAME Emulator Hits App Store With Ability To Side Load ROMs” »
For those of you who missed it, Common was a guest on DJ Sway’s Sirius XM morning show yesterday on Shade 45 (http://www.siriusxm.com/shade45), and made a few points about a recurring theme in hip hop these days: MCs duking it out, exchanging disses, taunts and threats, and perhaps all in sacrifice of what some might see as the bigger picture — the music and lyrics.
After taking a few seconds to listen to “Sweet,” a new single from his new album The Dreamer/The Believer,Common even told Sway and his audience that he himself was fair game. “Any artist can be a target, especially when you get in and start saying ‘they’re dope’…for me, there’s some cats that are gonna come at me, but I’m a warrior so let’s go. That’s just what it is.” Continue reading “Drake Vs. Common, Common Vs. Drake: Does It Ever End?” »
Anyone remember the big virtual gaming craze that came and went way back when, with those huge polygons, and movies like The Lawnmower Man?
Well, the PS VITA is out, and it may be the closest thing we may have (minus the ridiculous headsets) to “virtual gaming.”
Equipped with two special cameras that projects a separate ‘gaming world’ layer on top Continue reading “Is PlayStation’s New ‘Augmented Reality’ Feature The Future Of Gaming?” »
In protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), British rapper Dan Bull has just dropped the music video above, which fittingly enough, is now displayed prominently on The Pirate Bay’s homepage.
His message ostensibly is that the SOPA could end up giving government and media companies the power to censor something such as an independent rap video (one that presumably uses samples) on a site like YouTube. He isn’t the only one, as cover songs on YouTube seem to be one of the biggest arguments to why government shouldn’t have the power to censor sites displaying copyrighted material illegally. Continue reading “British Rapper Attacks SOPA in Pirate Bay Endorsed Music Video” »
Thomas Jane is a 42 year old actor who is probably best known for starring as the lead in Marvel’s 2004 adaptation of The Punisher. But he’s also a man who has been through his share of tribulations, namely, receiving a DUI in 2008 and spending many of his years before that homeless and on the streets.
The fact that Jane didn’t follow the proverbial path of some mainstream celebrities, be it pornography, reality TV or some combination of the two, makes him one of the few credible figures in Hollywood, who used hard work and resiliency to achieve his success. Continue reading “‘The Punisher’ Says The World Is Fucking Asleep…Is Thomas Jane Right?” »
Freddie Wong has over 3.5 million subscribers and half a billion video views (across two channels) on YouTube, making him one of the most respected and unique filmmakers on the video channel. Two, maybe three years ago, being a respected filmmaker on YouTube meant that you could figure out how to work a webcam, but today, Youtube has grown into a paradise for both young and experienced filmmakers to experiment, develop, and now PROFIT off their craft, with the added benefit of interacting with their fanbase like never before. Continue reading “Freddie Wong Says Hollywood is ‘Out of Date’. Is Online World The New Frontier for Filmmakers?” »
Lack of responsiveness when typing on the iPad’s onscreen keyboard has always been a strong argument for those who think it can never truly replace the efficiency of a laptop’s full-size, physical keyboard. That’s precisely the inspiration behind a new product called TouchFire that recently received over $200,000 in funding on Kickstarter.
The TouchFire is an ultra-thin silicon keyboard overlay that is meant to provide your iPad with all the benefits of a real, physical keyboard. It attaches via iPad 2′s magnets and also clips onto a Smart Cover with a small clip. The best part is the accessory has been engineered specifically to allow you to rest your fingers on the keys without accidental presses on the touch screen, but also still lets you swipe horizontally. Continue reading “TouchFire: A Physical Onscreen Keyboard (Laptop Killer) for iPad” »
Following their Zeitgeist 2011 report detailing the most popular search terms of the year (Battlefield 3 took #5 in the top 10 fastest rising queries), Google has released some similar stats for YouTube in the form of an interactive timeline, as well as releasing a video montage (Hosted by none other than Rebecca Black) of the top videos.
As part of YouTube Rewind 2011, they also announced over a trillion playbacks during 2011– equivalent to 140 views for every person on the planet.
When visiting the YouTube Rewind, you’ll be able to flip through the year’s Most Watch Videos, Most Watch Music Videos, and the Fastest Rising Search Terms. Not so surprisingly Continue reading “Rebecca Black Beats Out Skyrim in YouTube’s Most Watched of 2011” »
David Dopp is a regular guy from Santaquin, Utah, a city 2.5 square miles wide with roughly 4,000 people. Not exactly prime real estate for a Lamborghini Murcielago, a car that can travel a quarter mile in roughly 12 seconds and doesn’t fare too well in the icy climate of Utah. Continue reading “Guy Wins LAMBORGHINI, Crashes It 6 Hours Later” »
The film features what looks like a buffer Zach Galifianakis, while the female lead looks like Jill Valentine from RE 2, and has a strange vibe compared to George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. Continue reading “Left 4 Dead Fan Film Is Rabid (and Bloody) Fun” »
BUT after the online debut of pirated/studio-endorsed Dark Knight Rises trailers, general response has been pretty f*cking ecstatic, except for the fact that no one can understand what the f*ck that creepy looking masked guy in the prologue/trailer is saying.
That would be Tom Hardy playing Bane, and he kinda sounds like Dudley Moore if he were breathing through a resuscitator. But I understood Moore and I can for the most part understand Bane. About half of it. Sort of. The general consensus seems to be that surely Nolan will fix it with ADR or special post production vocal re-recording… Continue reading “Christopher Nolan: Can’t Hear Bane? Get a F*cking Hearing Aid!” »