• 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 [&hellip…

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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 [&hellip…

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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 [&hellip…

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  • Recording Sound… Without a Microphone… WTF?

    Recording Sound… Without a Microphone… WTF?

    Technology
    Posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

    The smarty pants at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) have managed something that no-one has really ever wanted, for not much reason. They’ve managed to be able to discover what sounds are playing, purely by recording the vibrations of the objects near the sound. Using a high speed camera, they can now recreate sounds purely [&hellip…

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  • I Was Astounded! New Unreal Tournament Concept Video

    I Was Astounded! New Unreal Tournament Concept Video

    All, Games
    Posted on Saturday, July 26th, 2014

    The Unreal Engine has been maxed out with this impressive video display the new concept art for the new Unreal Tournament game…

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  • Have We Passed The Uncanny Valley?

    Have We Passed The Uncanny Valley?

    All, Technology
    Posted on Thursday, November 21st, 2013

    If this video is anything to go by, I would say we’re almost… almost getting to the point where we can pass the uncanny valley in some areas (such as facial modelling). If you’re wondering what the valley actually is, then here’s wikipedia to save the day: “when human features look and move almost, but [&hellip…

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  • Sometimes You Need To Give A Smart Person A Chance To Change The World

    Sometimes You Need To Give A Smart Person A Chance To Change The World

    All, Technology
    Posted on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

    It’s just a concept but it’s clever and could help all of us in the world who own a mobile phone. Phonebloks is a new type of mobile phone, it separates every hardware component of a phone into individual blocks you can easily remove, replace and update. So when your phone breaks, you don’t throw [&hellip…

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  • Finally A Reason For The Leap Motion… Music!

    Finally A Reason For The Leap Motion… Music!

    All, Misc
    Posted on Thursday, September 5th, 2013

    I’ve been scratching my head over the last few months (yes that’s a long time… my head hurts) over what actual practical or fun use you could get from the Leap Motion hand detention technology and I’ve finally found it with Funktronic Labs new Leap Motion focused music program. Watch the Lotus music creation software [&hellip…

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  • Chromecast Explaned In Simple Terms

    Chromecast Explaned In Simple Terms

    All, Gadgets
    Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

    Google’s new Chromecast dongle-thingamajig has a lot of tech sites in a fervour but I still haven’t found one site explaining it in simple me terms. So I investigated and I’ve made my own basic explanation, so here goes: What is Google Chromecast? Google Chromecast is a small, 2 inch long lightweight piece of hardware similar [&hellip…

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  • Future Movies: 47 Ronin – A Movie With Nothing Going For It But Success

    Future Movies: 47 Ronin – A Movie With Nothing Going For It But Success

    All, Misc
    Posted on Thursday, July 25th, 2013

    I thought I would highlight this new movie coming out because everything about it is awful but I know it’s going to be a massive success. First up we have Keanu -not doing so well at the moment- Reeves, I say this because his last 2 movies were Generation Um.. and Side by Side, no [&hellip…

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