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


I think its pretty much confirmed but I have not actually seen it, but Samsung is giving away a next gen Gear VR headset AND Galaxy S 6 phone!!   Holy cats!!!   If you know anything about basic Java programming, you need to get in on this.  Like I said in my last post,… Read More


vrhackathon2014

Yeah, I know, who would schedule something on Memorial Day weekend? Hardcore VR hackers, that’s who! So if you have family plans, then you are not fully dedicated to the cause.  Ok, that was harsh, but still, you do not want to miss out on this year’s VR Hackathon.  Last year was pretty fun…I should know…I… Read More


image from autoblog

A while back I wrote a post that we would see self driving trucks before we see self driving cars.  Well that truck is now officially hitting the road in Nevada, and assuming the pics are of the actual truck that is going to hit the road, its sci-fi-ish. The Inspiration truck features a system… Read More


Image from http://rameznaam.com

So Friday Elon Musk finally gave us the full details on the home battery he has been hinting at for the last few months.  As expected, it’s basically a smart battery that you can mount on a wall that will smooth out your home or buildings power demand from the grid as well as extend the… Read More


Reddit

So sweet. I had to login to Reddit just to upvote the rant and comment.  Instead of reprinting the text, I screenshot it for justice.   The basics of this is someone ranting, and rightly so, that a grilled cheese is ONLY bread and cheese.  You add anything else and its a melt.  Now one may… 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


fry skully take my money

If you ever needed proof of a market demand for a new type of product, do a crowd funding raise.  Skully, producers of the cyber motorcycle helmet that gives the rider a Google Glass like HUD, is just about to pass the $1 million dollar mark for money raised.  The helmet is pretty cool.  Take… Read More


vit women hackathon

  The Mission VetsinTech supports our current and returning veterans with re-integration services, and by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem. ViT is committed to bringing together a tech-specific network, resources, and programs for our veterans interested in Education, Entrepreneurship, and Employment—the three E’s! VetsinTech is hosting the 1st EVER all Women VetsinTech Hackathon… Read More


caution

Now, have you ever been adding a bunch of numbers and thought, man this feel kinda slow.  Never mind its so fast you cant even think straight before the screen updates, that not the point.  ANYTHING is better when its faster.  Well, almost anything.  So I post a set of pics from imgur, via Reddit… Read More


monster pancake rice cooker

Yes, you read that right. You can create a massive huge super monster pancake using your rice cooker.  That is assuming you have one of course. If not, with a few modification you can use a bread maker as well.  The cool part is you can add a number of ingredients like fruit, nuts, chocolate,… Read More


levar-burton-reading-rainbow

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


Finally Mac people can play SimCity the way must of us prefer to play it, offline and with lockups.  The next time you log into the game you should see the alert for update 10.  Install it.  Including offline play, here are a few more nice things. New: SimCity Single-Player Mode. Enables Offline Play. Single-Player Mode… Read More


3D printed candy

In fact, it has already started.  We have already seen 3D almost everything, and recently 3D candy. But lately we been seeing 3D chocolate, cake decoration and even an experimental pizza for NASA.  Not sure about that pizza though.  What is interesting about the 3D printed candy is that Designer and architect Liz Von Hasseln,… 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


{Update:  Sigh.  So my wife read this and she said a Japanese wife living in the US got this from her husband and shared it on a Japanese site.  Every now and again, subtleties of language cause a mix up.  Still pretty funny though. } I have been dating and recently married to a Japanese… Read More


This design concept has been out there for awhile but thought I would point out that we are still just in the beginnings of smart and stylish wearable tech.  This looks like a mix of a smart watch and fuel band using the Apple iOS. Now I think curable display are owned by Samsung, but… Read More


I have this website called NewsSnacker.com.  Simple enough.  I get various twitter feeds from various news agencies and then remove the duplicates.  So now I want to read the news on my Pebble watch.  Since I cannot code in C, I had to improvise.  In comes Tasker.  I listed Tasker in my Top 10 Pebble… Read More


Actually, I expect a kickstarter any minute now.  But THIS is a great solution.  Just like a normal clam case but with controls. Natch! Now, as its shown here, it would not work because there is no way to support the flap, but if there was a solid hinge with a restriction, it could work.  … Read More