• Finally! Finally! Real-Time Finger Tracking With The Kinect From Microsoft

    Finally! Finally! Real-Time Finger Tracking With The Kinect From Microsoft

    Gadgets, Technology
    Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

    It’s fair to say that previous attempts at finger tracking using the Kinect camera has been pretty crappy, but finally the Microsoft Research team has managed to fully maximize the Kinect camera’s technology to track fingers wonderfully accurately. It’s beautifully smooth and fast, so fast it appears to be real-time (a delay that’s virtually unnoticeable). Watch Microsoft’s finger tracking …

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  • New Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Released – Faster, Lighter, Better

    New Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Released – Faster, Lighter, Better

    Gadgets, Technology
    Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014

    It’s just been announced! Crescent Bay is the name for the next iteration of the Oculus Rift 3D virtual reality headset. It includes a large list of improvements over the previous Rift headset (which is still being sold on the official web store). You can’t currently purchase or pre-order Crescent Bay which really, really sucks …

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  • Legal Reasons To Use Tor

    Legal Reasons To Use Tor

    Misc
    Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014

    The Tor network has become a bit of a darling of the digital world. It offers the promise of real and genuine privacy which means that if someone hears you use Tor they assume you’re a weird pervert. A good example of this is a recent news article which allegedly described how Comcast had phoned …

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  • Two Word Game Reviews

    Two Word Game Reviews

    Games
    Posted on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

    If a picture can tell a thousand words what can 2 words tell you? Well quite a lot actually, lets face it most computer game reviews are full of fluff, so I’ve decided to give you a super quick snapshot of the latest games I’ve sampled recently and a score out of 10. Now these …

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  • Boring News: Sandisk launches the largest ever SD card: 512Gigs!

    Boring News: Sandisk launches the largest ever SD card: 512Gigs!

    Gadgets, Technology
    Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014

    Sandisk has just launched the elaborately titled SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card. That’s quite a mouthful and it’s gobsmacking too, with a hefty retail price of $799. I love this quote from PC magazine: SanDisk unveiled its first 512MB SD card in 2003, meaning the new card represents a 1,000-fold capacity increase in …

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  • Modelling A Room Using The Kinect And Oculus… A Real Thrilling Snapshot Of The Future

    Modelling A Room Using The Kinect And Oculus… A Real Thrilling Snapshot Of The Future

    Gadgets, Technology
    Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

    Imagine if the world around you was digitally interactive, if we didn’t use monitors anymore because the surfaces around us could project information on them or why even need surfaces, imagine having a contact lens that projects everything you need onto a virtual screen 60cm in front of you. You would no longer need to …

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  • Perfect Live Action From The Makers Of Titanfall

    Perfect Live Action From The Makers Of Titanfall

    Games
    Posted on Monday, September 8th, 2014

    The developers of the futuristic first person shooter Titanfall have just realeased a short, live action movie. They’ve accomplished something magical, managing to perfectly blend computer graphics with live action scenes to create a believable realistic environment. Watch Titanfall: Free The Frontier: If this is the future of computer game adverts then I’ll be very …

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  • Virtual Reality Meet Hands, Hands Meet Virutal Reality… You Guys Are Going To Get On Well

    Virtual Reality Meet Hands, Hands Meet Virutal Reality… You Guys Are Going To Get On Well

    Gadgets, Technology
    Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014

    More and more control systems are becoming integrated into the world of the Oculus Rift VR headset. Today it’s the Leap Motion control system. The Leap Motion is very similar to Microsoft’s Kinect body tracking system, whereby infrared lights are used to calculate the distance of body parts relative to the camera. The Leap Motion …

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  • What Do You Get With The Unreal Tournament 2014 Pre Alpha

    What Do You Get With The Unreal Tournament 2014 Pre Alpha

    Games
    Posted on Thursday, August 14th, 2014

    A super early pre-alpha was released recently for Unreal Tournament 2014 (though it’s basically been taken down) the install includes a staging area which shows you all the weapons and power-ups plus there’s deathmatch multiplayer, so you can start gibbing your mates from today! There’s also a functioning menu system and you can give yourself a …

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  • The Best Thing You’ll See This Week

    The Best Thing You’ll See This Week

    All, Technology
    Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2014

    Sublime animation and the real world meld into a new reality. This video is titled ‘Box’ and was made by a company called Bot n Dolly (their website is dead though, so there’s not much info on them). It required the talents of 2D and 3D animators, graphic and lighting designers, sound and robot engineers plus …

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