We have to say that making The Jace Hall Show in 3D, one of the first online series we know of to do so, has been quite a ride. Sure the process has a few tricks for the producers to learn, but ultimately 3D boils down to the consumer experience.
For the consumer, 3D can be expensive, inconsistent and often require more accessories than you’d like (which is why we offer both 2D and 3D experiences)
But there’s a company trying to change all of that, creating “3-D Vision” — an instant converter that transforms any TV into a 3D-enabled device, and any content into 3-D.
At the surface it sounds too good to be true, which usually means only one thing.
If there’s someone I least expected to come out hating on Windows so adamantly, it’s Valve‘s software chief.
I dunno why — it has nothing to do with him pocketing about $13 million working for them, which in turn enabled him to start up Valve. But man, he really blasted them on the whole Windows 8.
Yet that’s exactly what Gabe Newell has already labeled the new Windows: “(It’s) a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space,” to be exact.
A new mobile gaming device out of China has surfaced today and is causing quite a controversy over its name and hardware design.
The DROID X360 (video below) has a hardware design that looks nearly identical to the PS Vita and with a name like that its sure to stir up some issues with a host of major players like: Microsoft, Motorola, George Lucas and Verizon.
Apparently that’s the case, as a group of researchers at both the Online Privacy Foundation and Florida Atlantic University have teamed up with a data competition website called Kaggle, using a mathematic system to make such determinations.
Via Geekosystem, some of the determining factors sound pretty random: usage of periods, curse and filler words (which, according to an online dictionary, are are empty, unneeded words that restrict conversations and are often used to fill in gaps and pauses in conversations — ‘uh’, ‘umm’, ‘well’, etc.).
Still others seem pretty obvious: amount of times the person uses the word ‘hate’ and words like ‘we’ (perhaps indicating multiple personality disorder?). Continue reading “DAILY TECH: Can Twitter Identify Psychopaths?” »
While Dr. Steve Mann ‘s wearing what looks like the newest and most revolutionary in virtual gaming technology, they’re actually designed that way just so he can see. Known as a Prosthetic Augmediated Reality Device, what’s he’s wearing assists vision as a form of what he calls ‘wearable computing.’
The device is something he himself invented, and even carries documentation for, in case some people need an explanation (which the manager at this McDonald’s did). And yet even after showing them, he was harassed and physically attacked by 3 Mickey D’s staff members. Continue reading “DAILY TECH: Man Assaulted in McDonald’s For Wearing Digital Eye Glasses” »
Between the sketchy election of late and accompanying protest riots, not to mention the ongoing possibility of inflation (and that whole revolution thing) ‘luck’ and ‘Russia’ have never exactly been synonymous with each other. Still, this guy must have figured himself a fortunate son of a bitch when he barely escaped being crushed by a dump truck (and its possibly inebriated) driver.
The man is already known in Russia as — wait for it — “The Luckiest Man in Russia.”
Courtesy of the Milford Daily News and Buzz64, the video really has to be seen in full speed to be appreciated, though it helps that there was a sort of POV angle to it all.
What you’re watching here is the driver of a bus — carrying several people — driving down Continue reading “DAILY VIRAL VIDEO: Man Barely Escapes Being Crushed by A Dump Truck (Complete with POV Camera)” »
As we reported a couple days ago, Ouya recently claimed the #1 spot for most amount of money ever collected by a Kickstarter project, with totals now running close to $4 million.
With a ton of hype surrounding the upcoming open-source Android-powered Ouya, should everyone who thought it up try to concoct a way to both meet the goal and maybe deliver a bit more? Seems like there’s a whole lot of pressure on everyone involved to make it work…. Continue reading “Could Ouya Be a Problem for Investors?” »
Bet you didn’t know that there are more active cell phones on the face of the planet than their are people — thanks to paranoid businessman and their spoiled children (and drug dealers who may or may technically be one and the same).
Of note, 55% of people have felt uncomfortable overhearing a cell phone conversation, which leaves a rather uncomfortable 45% to be comfortable overhearing sprinklings of someone else’s private life. Continue reading “63% Of People Have Answered A Phone Call While On The Toilet (And Other Facts You Didn’t Want To Know About Cell Phones)” »
A recent study done by Gazelle, an electronics trade-in site, showed that nearly 15% of iPhone users would rather give up sex altogether rather than give up their iPhone for even a weekend.
4% even admitted to using their iPhone during sex, which sounds pretty bad — until you consider some of the iPhone apps that are out there –“Male Size iPhone app‘, the ‘ijiggly’ and the chance for a ménage à Trois (abeit virtual) with the ‘Pocket Mistress’ iPhone app — you get the idea. Continue reading “Shocker: Poll Shows Many People Prefer Their iPhone to Sex” »
If you ever wondered what it would be like to delve into one of the greatest minds on Planet Earth, it looks like you’ll get your chance to see the actual results in a live presentation.
The actual science of it all seems pretty amazing, even if the actual name of the ‘hacking’ device doesn’t: the iBrain (seriously man?!) is a complex brain scanner of sorts, developed by researchers at Stanford to detect patterns of electrical impulses in the brain. In Hawking’s case, it was used to monitor and read his brain activity by having Hawking simply imagine moving his hands and limbs. Continue reading “Scientists to Hack Stephen Hawking’s Brain, Trying to Develop Mind-Reading Technology” »
Shareholders beware: EA’s overall stock is down some 40 % from last quarter and stock analysts are predicting things will continue to get much worse — at least until the end of this fiscal year.
Last week, the company’s stock status was downgraded from buy to neutral, and stock target prices took a dive from about $19 to a little over $12, their lowest in the past year.
According to Marketwatch, Market analyst Neil Doshi of Citigroup (officially downgraded EA’s rating) concurs that the rest of the fiscal year is looking similarly dreary, mostly due to Continue reading “EA’s Stock Plummets; What The Hell Happened?” »
Ninety-six year old Bill Sleeper doesn’t have much patience for seniors who aren’t tech-savvy. His specific message to the geezers who can’t quite grasp the technology of today:
“Get with it.”
One of the reasons Sleeper’s so in-your-face with learning technology is that stuff like The Internet and an iPhone helps you keep in touch with your loved ones. Sounds pretty obvious, but a lot of us know that for every gaming grandma, there still seems like an inherent lack of Internet-surfing seniors.
Yet Sleeper takes things a couple things further by going around and yelling, er, speaking at seniors who aren’t willing to jump in the deep end. Continue reading “Too Old to Learn Technology? Too Bad, Says 96 year-old Tech/Internet Whiz” »
News has begun to spread that major corporations like Apple, Microsoft and Sony among others have been applying for customized top-level domain names. We now get a look at the domains that have been applied for with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) including some from big gaming companies such as “.xbox” and “.sony”.
With this, in the near future corporations will be able to host all of its online content with in their own personal top level domain instead of using .com sites. Continue reading “Microsoft And Sony Apply For Custom Top Level Domain Names, (“.xbox,” / “.sony”)” »
Yesterday we told you about Apple’s latest announcements of Retina display Macbook Pros, iOS 6, and new Macbook Airs, among other things. The new Retina Macbook Pros feature a 2800 x 1800 resolution display and below is a screenshot of the game running in full Retina resolution courtesy of AnandTech (via 9to5Mac).
In its analysis of the new notebook’s display, Anandtech was able to get Diablo III up and running at full 2880 x 1800 Retina resolution, but noted most apps (apart from a few that have been already updated for the displays) will not take full advantage of the display. Continue reading “This Is Diablo III On Apple’s New Retina MacBook Pro (Screenshots)” »
This morning at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco Apple announced iOS 6, brand new Macbook Pros, refreshed Macbook Airs, and details on Mountain Lion, Siri and more.
There wasn’t a lot of gaming specific news other than a brief demo of Game Center for OS X. We previously reported regarding Mountain Lion when Apple announced it some time ago, and today we get a more in depth look into what Apple is bring to the table with its new OS. Continue reading “Apple unveils new Macs, iOS 6, and more at WWDC” »
Microsoft has emitted a new social network secretly into the crowded elevator which is the current social networking scene…to an unsurprising complete lack of excitement.
The product must suck really badly and Microsoft must want it to fail with a passion or they wouldn’t choose to release it with such close proximity to the Facebook IPO, hoping it gets lost in the press hype. What better cover to force this abortion out othe door than the impending Monday collapse of Facebook’s stock? Continue reading “Silent But Deadly: Microsoft Releases New Social Network” »
A report surfacing from an interview with J. Crew CEO and Apple Board Member Mickey Drexler states that Jobs believed Apple could own half the car market.
“Look at the car industry; it’s a tragedy in America. Who is designing the cars?…Steve’s dream before he died was to design an iCar.”
It’s become fairly well known that the automotive industry in the U.S. is dominated by cars manufactured overseas and since he beginning of the decade, the automotive Continue reading “So…Apparently Steve Jobs Dreamed Of Developing an iCar?” »
It wasn’t long ago that Tech Crunch wrote an article entitled: “The Great Engineering Shortage of 2012” discussing the extreme dearth of quality development talent in the United States.
It shouldn’t be a surprise after all, most Americans seem to believe that their chances of making it big revolve around (a) getting on reality television (b) becoming famous for filming a sex tape or (c) starting a rock band rather than (d) going to school and doing something as boring as slogging through a computer science degree. Computer science graduation rates, in fact, have declined to a point where they are currently lower than they were 25 years ago…while the demand for engineers has skyrocketed.
Now lets step back from these horrifying and puzzling statistics for a second and look at what the problem really is: Programming and computer science are extremely obscure crafts that most people can’t wrap their heads around or (more commonly), even find a rational entry point.
When was the last time you think someone sat down and built a Spring MVC server on a Sunday afternoon just because it was fun? Ever normalize a data table just for kicks? What about spending Thursday night comparing Merge-Sort and Quick-Sort algorithms and their respective O(n) times? Continue reading “Game Programming: The New Chemistry Set” »
An engineering student has built a real-life Portal turret for his aptly named “Advanced Mechatronics” class project at Penn State University. The turret tracks its targets using “image processing” and deals out a less than lethal blow once its locked on. This will go great with the real-life Portal gun.
Equipped with two servo mounts with two “hacked-up” USB powered Nerf missile guns, the turret also has an IP webcam mounted in the middle to track targets. The camera senses RBG colors connected to a laptop running MATLAB… Continue reading “Real Life Portal Turret Tracks Targets” »
What if materials could defy gravity, so that we could leave them suspended in mid-air?
This is the question one MIT researcher is asking and could be answering with a new computer controlled levitation system dubbed ZeroN.
The visual system is similar to the kinect, using software that enables the computer to move a steel ball around in space, or a human to just grab it and move it, “overriding” the computer system and telling it where it should go. Continue reading “Defying Gravity? Object Moves In Space..Using Levitation” »