vr tunnel middle

I just saw a video that blew my mind. Its not JUST that its a great idea, nor just looking like lots of fun, nor REALLY great combination of xbox tracking and gearVR to allow room scale VR, but the APPROPRIATENESS of the marketing event!  Get ready for some serious gushing over the best VR marketing… Read More

All this talk about self driving cars causing accidents, very little about how they avoid them and save lives.  So here is the first video clip of a real world situation where a Tesla avoided an accident by stopping way faster than I could have.  Also note, its wet.  So if a human was driving,… Read More

VR Sculpting Occulus Rift Hydra

Sculpting in VR is nothing new.  Actually, very little in VR is new, instead its what happens when things get lighter, faster, cheaper.   Back in the 90’s we could create sculptures and move walls around in VR but it was very cumbersome, lacked the high feedback fidelity required to really make sculpting in VR productive… Read More

Ok, that was horrible and I should be bludgeon with a heavy brass object, however, once I explain what xTV is, perhaps you will forgive me a little bit. “ok, fine then, what is xTV?” XTV is a internet video service for the enterprise. (IPTV) But it’s not useful to just enterprise users.  Imagine you have… Read More

Here is a great life hack.  If you do not need ice for your drinks, then put something else in there.  Like candy!  Of course you can put fruit or mochi or anything else that is small and taste good either frozen or just thawed.  I can see berries or grapes as well.  I wonder… Read More


I have been pretty harsh on Samsung basically asking why are they throwing everything but the kitchen sink onto a watch making it large and ugly.  And why have they not released a curved screen yet? Well they finally did.  And I think they got it mostly right this time. The Gear 2 S is… Read More


Yes its true.  In 24 hours ‘Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere.’ kickstarter crossed the $1 million mark.  As of this writing its past $ 2.5 million and still climbing!  This is a great success for LeVar and his team in LA, but there is something larger here.  The understanding that reading is… Read More

A LOOOONG time ago when I was at UC Berkeley studying computing in Architecture, my focus was on virtual environments.  During my research I was downhearted to find a flaw in what we all thought was the soon approaching golden age of VR.  VOR ( Vestibulo-ocular Reflex: explained at the bottom of the post) is… Read More

Big Brands among first adopters of Twitter plus TV There is a new type of internet TV out there.  Called xTV they focus on dynamic video content based on keywords or trending keywords on Twitter.  Imagine you could set up a TV feed on technology focusing on mobile devices and international news, and the latest… Read More

Augmented Reality (AR) has been around for a long time, but it has yet to really find a local role in a major vender.  That has changed.  IKEA has a new app that work on both iOS and Android that will allow you check out various IKEA furniture as it would look in your place.… Read More

There is not a whole  lot to say here that the video does not say.  Seems Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, heard his down yelping in pain.  He comes out to see his dog and a raccoon fighting.  So what does bad ass Rose do?  He charges in dressed in his always fashionable boxes and… Read More

Well this came from nowhere.  I guess they do not want to give iPhone users any more reason to get another iPhone instead of a Windows phone, but Office is Microsoft’s biggest profit product, and they know they need to move to the cloud with 360, so they bit the bullet and released an iPhone… Read More

This is very cool, and something I have thought about. How cool would it be to have Risk like boards but of different maps, like the US or Europe?  Well Havoc has done that. Its a kick starter project but they have 15 designed maps so far, Civil War US, New York, United Kingdom, Los… Read More

Did you know that the McBain clips in the Simpsons actually make a complete episode if you stitch them together?  Neither did I.  So credit Gawker for putting this together. Now I present you with episode 1, McBain – you have the right to remain dead. {edit}  The links does not work anymore.  Go to… Read More

The jailbreaking of Google Glass (glassbreak?) is good, and bad.  For those who remember back in the iphone1 days, there was all this panic that it would open the door to massive abuse, the phone could be bricked and even the whole network can be taken down …  Still waiting for that to happen. Instead,… Read More

If you have not seen the video already, I have placed it at the end of this post.  The game in question is Super Monster Bros by Adventure Time Pocket Free Games. This is a review from IGN, and its worth watching.  What is unbelievable about this is the cost of in app purchases.  Half… Read More

I have played my fair share of FPS games on the iPad and never enjoyed any of them.  When it comes to the UI for games, only SimCity like games seems to make the natural leap to iPad.  Well I think that has changed.  Enter ‘The Drowning’.  This game is not out yet, which really… Read More

iphone login bypass hack

This is not that big of a deal, and if you are not using a SIM phone, you do not need to worry about it, but just goes to show that your phone is not completely safe. The new lock screen bug was first documented by YouTube user videosdebarraquito, who posted a video demoing the… Read More

simcity roundabout

I have not bought SimCity2013 and do not plan to till there is a hack that will allow me to play offline. The main time I would play is on the train or stuck at the airport or other times when I have down time. I do not always have access to the web during… Read More

This is pretty cool.  Go to YouTube.com and type in ‘do the harlem shake’ into the search box.  Be sure do have your sound tuned on. Let it run then if your browser supports it, check the sweet CSS effects.  Nice eh?  BTW, I tried in IE and it did not work, so I recommend… Read More